Dr. Kube is attending Becker’s 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven Conference in Chicago. The conference brings surgeons together with Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) professionals to learn strategic planning and goal setting to evolve with upcoming changes in healthcare. Dr. Kube is attending the conference and will also deliver two different presentations.
For the fourth time Dr. Kube is speaking at Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management ASC Conference. He will join over 600 other healthcare professionals for three days to learn how to manage challenging clinical, business and financial issues in medicine today.
“This conference is different because it allows me to interact not just with medical industry leaders and colleagues. It includes successful business professionals too,” said Dr. Kube. “Most medical conferences don’t include such a detailed look at industry and business trends. This one includes all of it, so it is very valuable to attend.”
The conference is focused on the shift in the medical industry to ambulatory surgery centers, how to improve medical services for patients, and how to plan for upcoming changes in healthcare.
“If I want to maintain the level of care, quality of service and variety of treatments for my patients, I have to take the time to understand the business aspects of medicine,” said Dr. Kube. “I have to continue my education to successfully run the business side of my practice because if I don’t, I won’t be able to afford to provide any services to my patients.”
The conference will also address the changes anticipated with the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” signed into law by President Obama in 2010. A portion of the law seeks to control the cost of healthcare, which may change the way surgeons are reimbursed.
“Much of the way Obamacare looks to control costs is by decreasing reimbursement amounts to doctors and rationing care. We don’t want to cut the number of services we provide patients, so we have to understand how to adjust to the coming changes,” said Dr. Kube.
Thursday afternoon Dr. Kube was a featured spine surgery expert in a panel focusing on, “Moving Spine Procedures to ASCs – Key Business and Clinical Issues.” He is also presenting a program on “New Advances in Sacroiliac Joint problems” Saturday morning.
Becker’s ASC conference runs through Saturday afternoon.