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Upcoming Presentations

January 29-21, 2021

Financial Implications for Small to Medium Groups in the COVID Era

Consolidation in Healthcare:  Implications for Anesthesiologists

Herding Cats:  Practical Governance for Anesthesiology Groups

Human Resources Toolkit:  What You Need to Succeed

Contracting with Your Hospital: Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Conference on Practice Management (now planned as a virtual meeting due to COVID-19)

Recent Publications

Articles

Judith Jurin Semo, Noncompetes:  Protecting the Practice or Harming the Individual?, scheduled publication in The ASA Monitor (December 2020)

Judith Jurin Semo, Transitioning from Residency – Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement, The ASA Monitor (June 2020)

Judith Jurin Semo, “Stark” Reality:  Stark, Anti-Kickback, & False Claims Laws & Anesthesia, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Bulletin (Winter 2020)

Judith Jurin Semo, Consolidation in Health Care:  Implications for Anesthesiologists, Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management Update (Fall 2019)

Book Chapter

Judith Jurin Semo, Obtaining ASC Contracts and Responding to RFPs, chapter in A Manual of Practice Management for Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An Evidence-Based Guide, Niraja Rajan, M.D. (ed.) (published in 2019 by Springer Science+Business Media) (available at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030191702)

Past Presentations and Webinars

July 22, 2020

“Contracting During COVID”

Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists (Virtual Presentation)

February 2020

The Prejudiced Patient:  Patient Rights, Physician Advocacy

Department of Surgery Ground Rounds presentation

University of South Carolina Medical School and Prisma Health, Greenville, South Carolina

January 2020

Contracting with Your Hospital:  Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, Las Vegas, Nevada

October 2019

Contracting, Hospital Relationships, and Compliance: War Stories And Survival

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida

May 2019

Navigating the Landmines of Consolidation in the Anesthesia Market

How to Use Benchmarking Data to Negotiate a Contract

HIPAA Update 2019: What You Need to Know

Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Billing and Practice Management, Las Vegas, Nevada

January 2019

Positioning Your Group for Success:  Strategies to Get the Naysayers on Board

Contracting with Your Hospital:  Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, Las Vegas, Nevada

October 2018

How to Use Benchmarking Data and Negotiate a Contract; Moving from Volume to Value-Based Care

The Prejudiced Patient:  Patient Rights, Hospital Obligations

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

October 2018

Finances for Every Career Stage

California Society of Anesthesiologists, Business of Anesthesia Conference, San Francisco, California

June 2018

Legal Aspects of Health Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Certificate of Business Administration Course, Schaumburg, Illinois

April 2018

The Hospital and ASC Perspective:  What Administrators Want from Their Anesthesia Groups

Hot Topic Potpourri:  Legal Issues Affecting Anesthesia Groups and Billing Companies in 2018

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your Billing Operation

Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management, Las Vegas, Nevada

March 2018

Request for Proposal Process

Contracting in Today’s Changing Medical Climate:  What to Look Out For?

Ask the Experts:  Practice Management”(participation in an “Ask the Experts” session) 

California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, California

February 2018

Negotiating Employment Agreements

Key Aspects in Negotiating Hospital Contracts

Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana

January 2018

Flying Under the Radar: Legal and Regulatory Hot Topics:  “Declining Performance

What Do You Mean I Can’t Own a Marijuana Farm?  Contractual Expectations of Professionalism

You Signed What??  Contracting Pitfalls in the New Era of Medicine

Who Might Be Looking at Your Claims – and Why

Compliance Plans

Contracting with Your Hospital:  Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, New Orleans, Louisiana

October 2017

Negotiating from the Lawyer’s Perspective” (participation in a panel, “Women and the Power of Negotiation”)

Informed Consent and Apology Laws” (participation in a panel, “Medical Malpractice Panel:  Perspectives From Defendants, Expert Witnesses, Defense Attorneys, and Informed Consent Experts”)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

September 2017

Proving Your Anesthesia Value Today

Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting, Oak Brook, Illinois

June 2017

Legal & Regulatory Hot Topics Affecting Anesthesiologists

Florida Anesthesia Administrators’ Association Summer Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida

June 2017

Legal Aspects of Health Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Certificate of Business Administration Course, Schaumburg, Illinois

May 2017

Policy & Regulatory Law:  An Introduction for Anesthesiology Residents

University of North Carolina School of Medicine Transition to Practice Seminar, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

April 2017

Anesthesia for GI Procedures – Past, Present, & Future:  Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Advanced Institute for Anesthesia Practice Management, Las Vegas, Nevada

April 2017

ASC & Office-Based Anesthesia:  Legal & Regulatory Hot Topics Affecting Anesthesiologists

Mid-Atlantic Societies of Anesthesiologists Annual Conference, Washington, DC

March 2017

CMS, Audits, and Regulatory Hot Topics

Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors Perioperative Leadership Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona

Legal Issues for OR Managers” (participation in the iCORMET (International Consortium for OR Education, Management and Training) panel)

Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors Perioperative Leadership Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona

January 2017

Who Might Be Looking at Your Claims – and Why

Compliance Plans

Documentation and Electronic Health Records

Contracting with Your Hospital:  Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, Dallas, Texas

October 2016

Is Cognitive Testing for Late Career Anesthesiologists Legal” (participation in a Point-Counterpoint session, “Should Cognitive Testing be Mandatory for Late Career Anesthesiologists?”)

Informed Consent and Apology Laws” (participation in a panel, “Medical Malpractice Panel:  Perspectives From Defendants, Expert Witnesses, Defense Attorneys, and Informed Consent Experts”)

Employment Contracts and Pearls” (presentation to the Resident Component)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

September 2016

Employed, Company Model, and Private Physician Models and the Future

Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio

June 2016

Hospital Relationships & Contracting:  Lessons Learned & Positioning Your Practice for Success

Florida Anesthesia Administrators’ Association Summer Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida

June 2016

Legal Aspects of Health Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Certificate of Business Administration Course, Schaumburg, Illinois

May 2016

Anesthesia Practice Relationships . . . What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

Mid-Atlantic Societies of Anesthesiologists Annual Conference, Washington, DC

May 2016

Performance Metrics:  What You Don’t Measure Can Hurt You

Medical Group Management Association, Anesthesia Administration Assembly Annual Conference, National Harbor, Maryland

May 2016

Making Smart Choices in a Changing & Consolidating Market

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida

February 2016

Contracting, Hospital Relationships, and Compliance:  War Stories and Survival Tactics

Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists Statewide Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi

January 2016

Become Employed or Else: How to Respond

Contracting with Your Hospital: Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, San Diego, California

January 2016

Responding to Regulatory Issues Relating to Perioperative Surgical Home Arrangements

Documentation: Contractual Protections to Consider

Basics of Antitrust – Do’s, Don’t’s, and Protections of Financial Integration/Clinical Integration

The Queen’s Medical Center, The Perioperative Surgical Home:  A Paradigm Shift to Optimize Patient Care, Honolulu, HI

December 2015

Why Do Patients Sue Their Anesthesiologist?” (participation in a panel on “Medicolegal Issues: Lessons Learned”)

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, New York (December 2015).

November 2015

Anesthesia Compliance Update

Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

October 2015

Contracting, Hospital Relationships, and Compliance:  War Stories and Survival Tactics” (participation in a panel, “Recurrent Errors in Anesthesiology Group Management:  The Saga Continues”)

Informed Consent and Apology Laws” (participation in a panel, “Medical Malpractice Panel:  A Case Study from Injury to Trial”)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

October 2015

Regulatory Update

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Mid-Year Meeting, San Diego, California

September 2015

Legal Issues related to Technology Use in Anesthesia

The Aging Anesthesiologist

Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

August 2015

What Your Hospital Administrator Wants

Staying Independent or Making Changes:  Strategies to Increase Your Options

Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana

June 2015

Legal Aspects of Health Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Certificate of Business Administration Course, Chicago, Illinois

May 2015

ASC Peer Review:  Fair, Necessary, Practical, and Legal

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida

May 2015

Evaluating Competency

Substance Abuse

What Your Hospital Administrator Wants

Medical Group Management Association, Anesthesia Administration Assembly Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois

April 2015

Regulatory and Legislative Update

How Can I Protect Myself (Legally) in My Practice

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona

February 2015

Strategies for Success:  Challenges in Delivering Quality Anesthesia Care in the Era of Health Care Reform

University of Illinois Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Department Retreat, Chicago, Illinois

January 2015

What’s Peer Review & What’s Not:  Why It’s Important

Contracting with Your Hospital: Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, Atlanta, Georgia

December 2014

The ACA and the Second Curve of Health Care:  How Do They Affect my Practice?

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, New York

October 2014

Physician Employment Issues

American Society of Medical Association Counsel Fall Meeting, Lake Tahoe/Truckee, California

October 2014

The Medicolegal Response: Protecting Yourself” (participation in a panel on “Responding to Human Errors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”)

Reviewing/Negotiating Employment Agreements

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana

September 2014

Hot Topics in ‘Compliance’ 2014:  The OIG’s Focus on Anesthesia and More

Perioperative Surgical Home – What is it and is it Affordable in Private Practice?

Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management Meeting, Richmond, Virginia

September 2014

Staying Independent:  Challenges in the Changing Post-Health Care Reform Anesthesia Marketplace

Employment Agreements & Practice Management Tips for Residents

Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut

June 2014

Legal Aspects of Health Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Certificate of Business Administration Course, Dallas, Texas

May 2014

Anesthesia Practice Relationships:  What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You! (Anesthesia as a Revenue Center)

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee

April 2014

No Risky Business:  Partnerships and MSOs

The Aging Anesthesiologist

Medical Group Management Association, Anesthesia Administration Assembly Annual Conference, San Francisco, California

April 2014

Sedation Economics & Politics” (participation in a panel:  “To Sleep per Chance to Die – Sedation Economics, Politics and Technology”)

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

April 2014

Hot Topics in “Compliance” 2014:  The OIG’s Focus on Anesthesia & More

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Grand Rounds Lecture, Lubbock, Texas

March 2014

Hot Topics in “Compliance” 2014:  The OIG’s Focus on Anesthesia & More

Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Anesthesiology, Grand Rounds Lecture, New York, New York

February 2014

Staying Independent:  Challenges in the Changing Post-Health Care Reform Anesthesia Marketplace

Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists February 2014 Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

January 2014

Legal Issues related to Technology Use in Anesthesia” (participation in a panel on “Technology and Anesthesia Practice”)

Negotiating Hospital Contracts

Contracting with Your Hospital: Negotiating Your Employment Contract

Employment Contracts & Pearls” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, Dallas, Texas

December 2013

Practice Guidelines: Clinical Asset or Liability?” (participation in the Robertazzi Memorial Panel:  “Debating the Issues of the Day” (with Paul Barash, M.D.))

Why Do Patients Sue Their Anesthesiologist?  Informed Consent” (participation in a panel on “Malpractice or Miscommunication?”)

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology, New York, New York

November 2013

Reviewing and Negotiating Contracts

New England Residents’ Practice Management Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

November 2013

“‘Hot Topics in Compliance’ 2013:  The OIG’s Focus on Anesthesia & More

Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 2013

Hospital Relationships and Contracting; Compliance” (participation in a panel, “Recurrent Errors in Anesthesiology Group Management”)

Negotiating Employment Agreements” (presentation to the Resident Component)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

June 2013

Legal Aspects of Health Care

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Certificate of Business Administration Course, Houston, Texas

April 2013

The Company Model:  Analysis of the Office of the Inspector General Opinion

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts

April 2013

The Aging Anesthesiologist:  Balancing the Competing Interests and Protecting the Group

HIPAA on Steroids:  HIPAA/HITECH Enforcement & Audits

Medical Group Management Association, Anesthesia Administration Assembly Annual Conference, Miami, Florida

April 2013

The Changing Anesthesia Market: What You Need to Know Before You Sell

How to Protect Yourself: ACO Participation and Bundled Payments

Risk Areas of Anesthesia Billing

University of Chicago Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care and Medical Business Solutions, LLC, Anesthesia Billing and Management Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2013).

March 2013

Anesthesiology Billing Compliance & More” (Grand Rounds Lecture)

“‘Pearls’ in Negotiating Employment Agreements” (presentation to anesthesiology residents)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

February 2013

Strategies in Negotiating Service Agreements with Hospitals

Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee

January 2013

Update on the Company Model

Contracts:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Contracting with Your Hospital: Negotiating Your Employment Contract

‘Pearls’ in Negotiating with Your Hospital or Group” (Resident Practice Management Track)

American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management, Las Vegas, Nevada

Contact Ms. Semo for list of earlier presentations.

Past Publications

Articles

Judith Jurin Semo, Reviewing & Negotiating Employment Agreements: An Overview for Anesthesiology Residents (& Anesthesiologists), Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists Update (Winter 2016)

Brian Parker, M.D.; Jay Epstein, M.D.; Judith Jurin Semo, J.D., Into “the Breach” – Or Staying Out of It…” (article on cyber liability), The ASA Monitor (January 2016)

Judith Jurin Semo, What’s Peer Review, What’s Not, and What Anesthesiologists Need to Know, ASA Newsletter, May 2015

Judith Jurin Semo, Decisions in a Time of Change:  Making Sense of the Changing Practice Models, published in the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists scOpe Magazine, Spring 2014

Judith Jurin Semo, Legal Issues Related to Technology Use in Anesthesia, published in the ASA Newsletter, May 2014

Judith Jurin Semo, Anesthesia in the News, published in the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists scOpe Magazine, Fall 2013

Judith Jurin Semo, Anesthesia in the News, published in the Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists Update, Summer 2013

Jay Mesrobian, M.D. & Judith Jurin Semo, “But Isn’t the Company Model Illegal?”: An Update on the “Company Model”, published in the ASA Newsletter, June 2013

Judith Jurin Semo, Responding to Demands to Participate in a “Company” Model: The Lawyer’s Perspective, published in the ASA Newsletter, January 2012

Judith Jurin Semo, Employer Obligations Under Healthcare Reform, published in the ASA Newsletter, May 2011

Judith Jurin Semo, Learning from Problem Contracts with Hospitals, published in the ASA Newsletter, May 2009

Judith Jurin Semo, Protections in Employment Agreements with Hospitals, published in the ASA Newsletter, December 2007

Judith Jurin Semo, Propofol Sedation by Non-Anesthesiologists:  A Medico-Legal Gamble?, published in the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Newsletter, January 2005

Contact Ms. Semo for list of earlier articles.

Book Chapters

Judith Jurin Semo, Legal Aspects of Ambulatory Anesthesia, chapter in Ambulatory Anesthesiology, an issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, Volume 32:2, Jeffrey Apfelbaum, M.D. (ed.) (published in June 2014 by Elsevier) (available at https://www.elsevier.com/books/ambulatory-anesthesia-an-issue-of-anesthesiology-clinics/apfelbaum/978-0-323-29916-9)

Monographs

Judith Jurin Semo, Reviewing & Negotiating Employment Agreements:  A Guide for Anesthesiologists, (March 2015) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Judith Jurin Semo, Reviewing & Negotiating Employment Agreements, January 2010 update to Chapter VII.B of Starting Out:  A Practice Management Guide for Anesthesiology Residents (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Judith Jurin Semo, Ambulatory Surgical Centers:  A Manual for Anesthesiologists, (August 2006) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Karin Bierstein, Judith Jurin Semo, The HIPAA Privacy Rule in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Practices (February 2003) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Judith Jurin Semo, Starting Out:  A Practice Management Guide for Anesthesiology Residents (September 2001) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Judith Jurin Semo, Contracting Issues:  A Primer for Anesthesiologists (February 1999) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Judith Jurin Semo, Scott T. Kragie, Compliance with Medicare and Other Payor Billing Requirements (September 1997) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Judith Jurin Semo, Managed Care Contracting:  Considerations for Anesthesiologists (October 1996) (prepared for and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Allen Sorbo, Judith Jurin Semo, Managed Care Reimbursement Mechanisms:  A Guide for Anesthesiologists (1994) (prepared under the auspices of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Committee on Economics and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Michael Scott, Judith Jurin Semo, Contracts for Anesthesiology Care — Handbook for Anesthesiologists (rev. 1994) (prepared under the auspices of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Committee on Economics and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists).

Other Publications

David Hardman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.S.A.; Todd W. Smyth, J.D.; Cody C. Rowan, M.D.; Francine J. D’Ercole, M.D.; and Judith Jurin Semo, Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) and Standard of Care (Letter to Editor), Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management (Volume 43, No. 1, p. 107; Jan. 2018); Reply to Dr. Orebaugh (Reply to Response from Steven L. Orebaugh, M.D.) (Volume 43, No. 8, p. 894; November 2018).

Franklin Dexter, M.D., Ph.D.; Henry Rosenberg, M.D.; Richard H. Epstein, M.D., CPHIMS; Judith Jurin Semo, J.D.; and Ronald S. Litman, D.O., Implications of National Anesthesia Workload on the Staffing of a Call Center; The Malignant Hyperthermia Consultant Hotline, A&A Case Reports (Volume 5, Number 3, August 1, 2015).