Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
How to Start, Build & Run A Successful Andrology / Mens Health Practice
With the increasing complexity of health care systems and policies, changes in reimbursement and payer sources, and additional pressure to improve the cost-efficiency of health care delivery, there has been an increasing focus on the importance of business knowledge and practice management skills among physicians. More than 70% of directors believe that their trainees are inadequately educated in business and practice management. Men's Health has become synonymous with Andrology with a burgeoning interest in the field and a desire to combat the ever-growing commercialization of the men's health field. The field of Andrology brings with it several nuances related to reimbursement, coding, billing, equipment purchasing and RVU-structure which are different from a typical urology practice.
With the recent explosive growth of private health clinics with anti-aging programs and erectile dysfunction “shot clinics” for testosterone and erectile dysfunction, urologists are struggling to find a role in the market.
Typically overseen by family medicine doctors and retired physicians while staffed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners, these clinics rely on mass-marketing budgets that are hard to compete with. In this context, for both University and Private practice large-group settings, establishing a specialty-focused clinic is exceedingly difficult. Indeed, traditional general urology practices are currently ill equipped to understand what is needed in this new era of Men’s Health.
Many graduates of residency and fellowship programs lack training in how to start, build and run a successful andrology / mens health practice. This course is designed to fulfill this recognized knowledge gap. During this course we will explore the basics to help attendees begin the process of establishing a program that highlights their unique skill sets and interests.