Professional Development

Time Program Code Thursday, March 2
9:10 AM - 10:40 AM PD1 Professional Development
At the End of the Day, Numbers Don’t Lie—Staying Profitable in the World of O&P
Robert Benedetti
Focus on some financial pitfalls in running an O&P business such as how to gain market share and leverage your footprint in your region, control runaway costs, and perform financial benchmarking. Attendees will be challenged to know and understand the numbers, data, and trends of their business.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PD2 Professional Development
Skills to Develop that Will Inspire Staff to Take Ownership
Joyce Perrone
This session will focus on leadership techniques that will empower your staff. Staff members will be inspired to not just do the minimum required but to excel at their jobs. Grow your company with the talent you have. For non-leaders, this will be an inspiring talk to energize you in your job.
Time Program Code Friday, March 3
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PD3 Professional Development
Respect Your Mom, Respect Your Money, Respect Your Business
Robert Benedetti
This presentation will focus on three elements of business: people, process, and profit to keep a company financially strong and viable. Financial reporting, operating budgets, and controlling costs will be discussed in detail. Attendees will be challenged to implement processes to ensure that cash flow, the lifeblood of the company, is not interrupted or compromised.
10:35 AM - 12:10 PM PD4 Professional Development
Are You Ready for a HIPPA Audit?
Joyce Perrone
We often think we are doing all the right things, but many changes have taken place. Get all the updates and knowledge on what you need to do to assure you aren’t hit with fines, which are crippling to any business. No business, regardless of size, is exempt.
3:35 PM - 5:05 PM PD5 Professional Development
Pack Behavior
Russ Hornfisher
Human beings, like wolves, are pack animals. We both live in social organizations that improve our opportunities for survival. Packs and families have many things in common. This program provides an interesting look at the power of social networks to thrive where individuals will parish.
Time Program Code Saturday, March 4
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PD6 Professional Development
Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills
Charles Kuffel, MSM, CPO, FAAOP; Terri Kuffel, Esq.; Nick Sellas, Cped
Designed for students, residents, and new clinicians, this session focuses on resume writing, interviewing skills, and creating professional networks through social media. This presentation is sponsored by the Student Resident Committee.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PD7 Professional Development
This is Not Your Father’s O&P
Russ Hornfisher
Providing O&P services in today’s medical economy requires a different array of practitioner skills than were needed just ten years ago. RAC audits, improved treatment of diabetic patients, more surgical options to reduce amputations, as well as a variety of other changes in healthcare have changed the use of O&P products and services. This program will look at some of the options to consider in today’s environment.

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