July-August-September 2009

In this issue: 

Focus on Research

A new video series, featuring Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH, FACEP, is now available online. The series provides background on the fundamentals of research, starting with an overview of the research process and then focuses on specific principles and terms.

"Understanding what you’re really trying to accomplish with research makes you much better able to understand the next steps in the process," says Dr. Panacek in the introductory session, "Understanding Research Concepts and Getting Started."

He says, "In its purest sense research is a search for truth in the universe." He adds that research involves a process of drawing serial inferences.

The series goes in depth to explain all stages of research. In addition to the introductory session, nine more videos are available, including:

  • Developing Research Questions and Hypotheses
  • Fundamentals of Research: Research Study Designs
  • Research Study Designs: Cohort Studies
  • Research Study Designs: Case-Control Studies
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Research Study Designs: Other Designs
  • Elements of a Study Protocol
  • Sample Size and Power Calculations in Research

Other ACEP tools are also available for scholarly publication, as well as two Webinars on research. Check out the entire archive here: www.ACEP.org/juniorfaculty.

Optimize Your RVUs in the Teaching Physician Setting – Webinar

Join us on Sept. 22, 2009, at 1:30 pm CDT, for a presentation on how to ensure you obtain the maximal allowable reimbursement for your services as a teaching physician.

Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP, who is currently the course director for ACEP’s Coding and Reimbursement Conference, education chair of the National Coding Advisory Committee, and a member of ACEP’s National Reimbursement Committee, will help you:

  • Understand the rules governing teaching physician documentation
  • Review teaching physician scenarios with Moderate Conscious Sedation
  • Analyze specific cases and their impact on billing
  • Review strategies to optimize critical care procedures in the teaching setting

Find out more about the course, and register for e-mail updates here. You may also want to check out our archive for Webinars that may be helpful to you – got to www.ACEP.org/webinars

Tell Us What YOU Think!

Over the past year, we’ve been highlighting ACEP information that may be useful to you as a teaching physician. But, we’d really like to hear from you. 

Maybe you have a great teaching technique that’s been effective in your university. Maybe you have a presentation that’s ready to be shared with your fellow ACEP faculty. Or, maybe you’d like something completely different. Whatever your opinion, send an e-mail message to Buck Beighley, CAE, ACEP’s Membership Marketing Manager, and tell us what you think.

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