Alumni Weekend Clinic Day 2014

Milwaukee, WI US
May 3, 2014

Obesity is epidemic in the United States. No single approach has been proven effective in managing this problem. Evidence-based and best practice guidelines may help physicians to prevent and manage obesity. Motivational interviewing can guide patients to lifestyle changes. Population health management, healthcare system redesign, and public policies also may help to address the epidemic.

Health care Reform is poised to fundamentally change how medicine is practiced.  Understanding reform is critical for professionals in the field so as to manage both their patients and their careers.  

Affordable Care Act will impact on payments to physicians and hospitals in many ways.  Historically, both physicians and hospitals have been paid based upon volume.  As payment reform takes hold, providers and hospitals will be paid based upon “value”, defined as quality + access/cost.  One new method of value payment is the bundled payment.  This is being seen with greater frequency, especially in surgical commodity practices such as orthopedics.


The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 2.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

Target Audience

Alumni and other attendees of 2014 Alumni Weekend.

Learning Objectives

Understand the rationale and processes behind the switch from payment for volume to value.
Understand the concept of bundled payments as it pertains to total joint procedures.
Adopt practice guidelines for the prevention and management of obesity.
Use motivational interviewing to counsel patient lifestyle changes.
Discuss population management, systems redesign, and policy approaches to addressing the obesity epidemic.
Understand the forces influencing health care reform.
Review how health care reform will alter health care delivery.
Discuss the implications of health care reform on the medical profession.
Additional information


Angela LaLuzerne
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4781
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/03/2014 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
05/03/2014 - 11:30am
MCW Alumni Center
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose
Activity Director: 
William Schultz
Daniel J. DeBehnke, MD
CEO, Medical College Physicians
Professor, Department of Clinical Affairs
John R. Meurer, MD
Professor and Director, Institute for Health and Society
William A. See, MD
Chairman and Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 2.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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