The SMFM Practice Management Division
In 2018, SMFM joined forces with the Association for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Management (AMFMM) to create the SMFM Practice Management Division (PM Division) with the goal of providing both individuals and organizations the business, leadership, and administrative resources required for success at every stage of their careers or their organization’s life cycle.
Recognizing the need for regular updates on coding and billing, as well as a gap in the educational preparation of physicians and other members of the MFM team, the PM Division provides comprehensive preparation for the management and administration of operations of a high-risk obstetric practice through:
- Opportunities to attend face-to-face coding courses and webinars, as well as access to coding tips, the ability to ask coding questions, access to MFM coding white papers and template letters to payors, and the ability to have an SMFM coding expert assist in resolving a payer conflict.
- The SMFM Practice Management Conference convenes the entire MFM practice management ecosystem for the premier national event focusing on practice management for MFM and obstetrics. Each year, the Practice Management Conference evolves to keep pace with ever-changing practice management trends and best practices and grows accordingly with new end-user markets, applications and technologies;
- Two leadership training programs: one designed for physicians and the other designed to support the personal and professional development of practice managers;
- An online mentorship program for fellows, junior faculty and other members of the OB care team that connects them to business leaders in MFM;
- The SMFM Practice Management Consulting service, designed to help MFM physicians and their organizations strategically promote excellence in operational efficiency, profitability, and patient care;
- A Practice Management online community to provide physicians, practice managers, coders and office professionals with best practices, connections to leaders in the field, and the ability to share their knowledge of individual topics; and
- Benchmarking data that compares office scheduling, salaries, EMR usage, practice efficiency, and outcomes based on various practice models across the United States, and publications on practice management.