Illinois Dermatological Society
Practice Management Workshop
for Physicians, Residents & Staff

 Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Course Information

The following topics will be presented:

  • Coding for Dermatology:  The Latest from Medicare and Elsewhere
  • MIPS/MACRA and the Impact on Your Practice
  • Facing the Reality of Social Media and Your Online Reputation
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Is Your Practice Up to Date?
  • What the New Tax Law Means to You and Your Practice

Download the detailed program - CLICK HERE

Who should attend:

  • Practicing dermatologists
  • Residents/fellows in training
  • Recent graduates now in practice
  • Office administrators & administrative staff
  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners
  • New employees to a medical practice
  • Plus -- A breakout session for residents:  Evaluating Suture Training with Synthetic Skin

What you will learn during this conference:

  • Recent changes in Medicare policies and coding rules affecting dermatologists.
  • What is MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) and MIPS (the Merit-based Incentive Payment System) and how do these programs impact upon your practice?
  • The effect social media can have on your practice and your on-line reputation, and ways in which you can use this technology to benefit.yourself and your patients
  • The changing environment in the workplace and sexual harassment policies.  Note:  IDS will provide all attendees with a certificate of attendance for this presentation that can be used in your compliance practices
  • How the new federal tax law may affect you and your medical practice.

Registration & Fees

  • IDS member rate (physicians & non-physician staff) -- $75 each
  • Resident/fellows -- No charge (but registration still required)
  • Not a member of IDS - Physicians or non-physician staff -- $150 each
  • Downstate Offices:  (Outside Cook County and the "collar" counties) -- Access to a live webcast at the IDS member rate of $75

Webcast information -- Although we strongly recommend attending this workshop in person, IDS recognizes the logistical concerns of long-distance travel during the winter.  In order to make the information that will be presented available to dermatology practices throughout the state, we are offering a live webcast that can be viewed on a computer or mobile device.  This service will be available only to registrants outside of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will Counties.
     Each registration provides one log-in to the webcast that is unique to the person registering (it cannot be shared).  However, as many individuals as you wish in your office are welcome to view the webcast, but only one computer will be able to log-in with each registration.  Thus, if you want to connect more than one office or computer, additional registrations would be needed.
     Dermatologists outside of Cook and the "collar" counties also may order the recording if you are unable to watch the live webcast.  This will be produced after the conference and will be available within about two weeks.  
     Contact the IDS office at 847-680-1666 if you have questions about the webcast.

REGISTER NOW  online to attend in person. Log-in using your IDS website username and password, or you may proceed without logging in.

WEBCAST REGISTRATION -- If you are outside of Cook and surrounding counties, you may register for the live webcast or to receive a recording.  See the "webcast information" above for details.

Download the paper registration form (in PDF format) - CLICK HERE

Download the paper webcast registration form (in PDF) - CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE --  The credit card transaction will be listed under:  "Chicago Dermatological Society"

Other information:

  • Cancellations – Refunds, minus a $15 processing charge, may be requested for cancellations received at the IDS administrative office no later than 5 p.m. on January 19th.
  • Substitutions – If a person registered is unable to attend, you may substitute somebody else from your office. Please contact the IDS office if you plan to make a substitution.
  • Confirmations – All registrants will receive a confirmation and site map by regular mail or fax.

Date & Location

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

7:30 a.m.
          Registration/continental breakfast
          Visit with exhibitors
8:30 a.m.
          Welcome, Introductions and Advocacy Overview
8:45 a.m.
          Coding for Dermatology
10:15 a.m.
          MIPS/MACRA and the Impact on Your Practice and Patient Care
10:45 a.m.
          Break and visit with exhibitors
11:05 a.m.
          Facing the Reality of Social Media and Your Online Reputation
11:30 a.m.
          Sexual Harassment Policies in the Workplace:  Are Your Practice Policies Up To Date? **
12:00 p.m.
          What the New Federal Tax Law Means to You and Your Practice
          30-minute presentation & 15 minutes for questions
12:45 p.m.
          Conference adjourns

** A certificate of attendance will be provided that can be used for your practice compliance


          Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; 5555 N. River Road; Rosemont
          -- Skybridge/parking diagram
          -- Rosemont driving directions  (view
          -- Village of Rosemont/area map   (view
          -- Google map

Parking is available directly across River Road from the convention center. The garage connects to the rooms by a covered "skybridge" network.

Program Information

About Your Instructors. . .

  • Amy J. Derick, MD; IDS President; Derick Dermatology; Barrington, IL
  • Peggy Eiden; American Academy of Dermatology; Schaumburg, IL
  • Murad Alam, MD; Northwestern University, Department of Dermatology; Chicago, IL 
  • Jill Maher, MA, COE; Maher Medical Practice Consulting, LLC; Chicago, IL
  • James Gossett, JD; Howe & Hutton; Chicago, IL 
  • Mosaic Financial Group; Chicago, IL

Additional Information

  • Location Information for the Stephens Convention Center
  • Parking is $13 for the day (garage is located across the street and connected by indoor Skywalk)
  • Download a copy of the printed brochure (PDF format)


     Click Here for the Exhibitor Prospectus


Questions?  Contact the IDS Administrative Office:

     Phone: 847-680-1666
     Email:  [email protected]

Last Updated on Monday, January 08, 2018 06:03 PM