Business of Medicine Podcasts - Southern Medical Association

June 23, 2020

Business of Medicine Podcasts

The healthcare dynamic is rapidly changing. Understanding the basic fundamentals related to the business of medicine empowers practitioners to advance their skills in, and knowledge of, the business aspects of medicine. SMA’s Business of Medicine Podcast explores the essentials of everything from reimbursement and compensation models, insurance and risk management, to practice employment and business finance.

Season 2 of the Business of Medicine features products that SMA has to offer that can help simply the business side of medicine for healthcare professionals so they can enjoy practicing medicine again.

Digital Healthcare Insurance: Evolving Exposures in the Age of COVID-19

COVID-19 has pushed up the digital evolution of the healthcare industry by years, if not decades.  With the explosion of telemedicine, remote work, and all sorts of tech enabled processes the medical world has sprinted past the traditional insurance products developed to protect assets in a non-digital healthcare landscape.  How is the insurance industry catching up and how does it apply to the risks faced by your practice or facility?

How Can Life Insurance Benefit You?

With September being Life insurance awareness month, we thought it would be a great time to learn more about the life insurance products SMA has to offer. In this podcast we are joined by Daniel Duffy of The Legacy Benefits Group and Rebecca Brown Schulter of United Wealth Advisors Group. Daniel will be discussing the Group Life Insurance Product while Rebecca will be handling the Individual Life Product.

What Physicians-in-Training Need to Know about Medical Real Estate: Part 2

In the second of this two-part series, they continue sharing information for physicians in training that revolves largely around building a knowledge base and awareness as it relates to medical real estate, and how it might affect the decisions residents and fellows have as they come out of their training programs. Before you start Part 2, did you miss Part 1? Check it out below.

What Physicians-in-Training Need to Know about Medical Real Estate: Part 1

In this two-part series, they will share information for physicians in training that revolves largely around building a knowledge base and awareness as it relates to medical real estate, and how it might affect the decisions residents and fellows have as they come out of their training programs.

Is Telemedicine Cool?

In this podcast, we are joined by Dr. Robb Leigh who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Akos.

Telemedicine has been around for some time, perhaps a couple of decades, although it is still viewed by many as a novelty, it is now impacting healthcare in positive ways by providing better  access to care, especially for patients in remote areas who had no means of seeing providers.

As apart of our memberships, members get a 10% discount on Akos Connect, a telemedicine platform. Join here today!

Medical Malpractice – Caps, Claims, and COVID

In this podcast, James Richardson and Ric Poirier will discuss medical malpractice claims and insurance. They will provide an examination of state caps and changes, as well as statistical information for different specialties and examples of claim payouts. In addition, they will detail how malpractice attorneys and carriers will handle COVID-19 malpractice lawsuits and will also explore how these items tie into your personal Med Mal policy.

Disability Insurance: Group vs Individual Disability Insurance

With May being Disability Insurance awareness month, we felt it was the perfect time to brush up on our knowledge of disability insurance and address important issues members are experiencing at the time of claim. 

In this podcast we are talking with Blake Gillies, President of the DI Concierge, in New Orleans Louisiana. Blake and his firm are SMA’s exclusive partner for individual disability insurance.

Later in this podcast, we will be joined by Dr. Clement Cotter, a Board Certified plastic surgeon and owner of Cotter Plastic Surgery in Alabaster, Alabama.

Understanding Fees in Your 401k Plan: For Plan Sponsors

Expert discussion covering things you need to know about 401(k) plan fees if you are sponsoring a plan for your employees.  Why having an understanding of how fees work is critical if you are an employer and an explanation of the four main categories of fees that are in a 401(k)? Join our experts Mark Massey and Rob Masson of SMA Services for Part 1 of our Retirement Series.

Retirement 101: Starting a 401k and What You Need to Know

Included in the discussion is understanding the fundamentals of plan design and how the discrimination testing works in a 401(k). Important information for employers that have a 401(k) plan already or considering starting a new plan for their company. Join Rob Masson and Mark Massey of SMA Services, Inc in the final part of our retirement 101 series.