Building Managing Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence: Optimizing Bottom-Line Results Through Im

Venue: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2006
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The market for obesity-related surgery has now surpassed $4 billion.
Is your hospital eager to enter this lucrative market, but hesitant because of the clinical and administrative
complexities of running a successful bariatric program?
As the field of bariatric medicine struggles to improve its image, a strict emphasis has been placed on
comprehensive patient care, employing higher treatment standards as well as additional staff and equipment
requirements. These higher standards come in the form of designated Centers of Excellence, which set strict
guidelines to improve patient care and offer higher rates of reimbursement for procedures. But becoming a
Center of Excellence requires strong resources, committed providers and well-crafted business strategies.
Maintaining the designation is yet another daunting task which is critical for market viability.
As bariatric surgery continues to grow in popularity, your hospital cannot afford to fall behind on sound
organizational development and strict standards of care, or your chances of full and high-level reimbursement
will plummet.
World Research Group’s Building & Managing Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence: Optimizing Bottom-Line
Results Through Improved Reimbursement and Streamlined Operations, taking place January 23-24, 2007,
in Las Vegas, NV will bring together leaders of top bariatric centers to share successful results and demonstrate how
to implement proven strategies for becoming a Center of Excellence. This conference will provide a forum for the firsthand
exchange of ideas by leading hospitals and surgery centers, allowing your organization to thrive in the weightloss
surgery market. You will learn how to:
• Acquire and maintain Center of Excellence status
• Increase reimbursement for bariatric procedures
• Implement effective marketing strategies
• Deal with overcrowding and high patient volumes effectively
• Use proven pathway protocols for more efficient care, shorter lengths of stay and improved interdisciplinary team
• Organize pre and post-operative care of patients more efficiently
• Understand payor criteria and requirements for reimbursement
Achieve the Gold Standard in Bariatric Care – Learn from the Best
The nation’s top hospitals and bariatric programs are already capitalizing on their Center of Excellence designation.
You will learn directly from these experts how:
• Mount Sinai Hospital overcomes insurance policy roadblocks and exclusions by improving documentation and
understanding the appeals process
• Abbott Northwestern Hospital encourages patients to comply with their follow-up plans in a new
aftercare environment
• Methodist Healthcare System – New Dimensions Weight Loss Surgery meets the administrative requirements
of payors by using a multidisciplinary system
• Middlesex Hospital - Shoreline Surgical Associates reduces length of stay, improves the efficiency of care
delivery and promotes collaboration among interdisciplinary team members
• Blue Shield of California determines criteria for reimbursement approval


Additional Information

The Building & Managing Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence conference has been designed exclusively to give you perspectives from leading hospitals and health systems across the country. Don’t miss this must-attend, high-quality information exchange and networking event designed just for you! Take the next step – register yourself and a team of key people today now by calling 800-647-7600 or 781-939-2438. Register 3 people and the 4th goes free! Sign up early and save!