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I Just Got a Pay Cut! RVU, VBC – OMG: Can & Should We Make Everybody Whole?
Timely discussion regarding provider compensation models given changing landscape of reimbursement for EP procedures. We will examine this from both a private practice versus employed model and include physicians, administrators and legal counsel.
Learning Objectives
  • Characterize the potential implications that changing physician compensation models might have in maintaining and improving quality patient care.
  • Explore how various compensation models might impact health care systems and their physicians based upon different system characteristics.
  • Describe administrative, operational and legal limitations that might influence the adoption of innovative compensation models.
Session Chair(s)
Amit Thosani, MD
Thomas Deering, MBA, MD
Private Practice EP Perspective - Let's Sink The Boat
Presenter(s): Brett A. Gidney, MD

Employed/Academic EP Perspective - Let's Sink The Boat
Presenter(s): Gery F. Tomassoni, MD

Employed/Academic EP Perspective - Let's Not Rock The Boat
Presenter(s): Brett D. Atwater, MD

Contract Attorney Perspective
Presenter(s): Victor Cotton

Private Practice EP Perspective - Let's Not Rock The Boat
Presenter(s): Mark H. Schoenfeld, MD

Hospital Administrator Perspective
Presenter(s): Kevin Mair
Brett Gidney:
  • Boston Scientific (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Biosense Webster, Inc. (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Speakers' Bureau)
  • Abbott (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • AtriCure, Inc. (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • General Electric (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Medtronic,Inc. (Travel/Entertainment)
Gery Tomassoni:
  • AtriCure, Inc. (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Impulse Dynamics USA (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Abbott (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Boston Scientific (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Zoll Medical Corporation (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
Brett Atwater:
  • Biotronik (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Abbott (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Medtronic (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Biosense Webster, Inc. (Honoraria/Speaking/Consulting Fee)
  • Eli Lilly (Salary from Employment)
Victor Cotton: Nothing Relevant to Disclose
Mark Schoenfeld:
  • Apple Inc. (Stocks – Publicly Traded)
Kevin Mair: Nothing Relevant to Disclose

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Education Framework
AFib and Flutter
Catheter Ablation - AF
General Concepts
Communication Skills and Shared Decision Making
Pathophysiological Basis of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Basic EP
n/a – non-clinical content
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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