BTER offers an 11 CME credit program in individual physicians or physician groups to increase your practice operations. The course curriculum focuses on:
- Career and Leadership Development
- Business and Practice Management
- Healthcare Economics and Personal Finance
- Physician Well-Being
We know you’re busy.
Our CME program and individual sessions help improve your business operations, so you can BTER focus on what comes first – your patients. The full program offering includes:
- BTER® CME-Accredited Modules
- A GME/CME Module Workbook
- Program Templates, Blueprints and Checklists
- Access to BTER®’s Go-To Team of Advisors
- Physician Development and Engagement Sessions
- Access to Monthly Webinars*
- Individual Coaching Sessions on Contracts Catalyst, MD Leaders, Business Means Business**
* Physicians will be invited to participate in either BTER® Directed Curriculum or BTER®’s On-Demand/Self-Directed Curriculum.
** Additional costs may apply for specific training.
BTER® CME MODULES / COURSE CURRICULUM
Our modules cover a range of topics, from choosing the right type of practice to understanding trends in medicine as they evolve. The physicians and future-physicians that enroll in our program have the ability to choose the modules they feel are most relevant to them however, we recommend that physicians, residents and even medical students enroll in the full program in order.
MODULE 1: PROFESSIONAL LIFE CYCLE & PRACTICE OPTIONS
Defines various practice types; helps identify and assess personal and professional priorities to assist in framing the decision parameters regarding a career in medicine.
MODULE 2: ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTHCARE
Provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare system; introduces core business fundamentals of a practice environment and the management issues that may be encountered.
MODULE 3: CONTRACTS
Assists in understanding the fundamentals of a contract’s structure; the types of contracts that may be encountered and the language contained within; and provides a reference for contract negotiations.
MODULE 4: INSURANCE
Familiarizes the physician with different insurance types and terminology; discusses the insurance coverage required for different practice types; and identifies a process for negotiating premiums for both personal and practice coverage.
MODULE 5: STARTING A PRACTICE
Details the core activities the physician will encounter and the tasks associated with starting a new practice vs. joining an existing practice; describes the factors involved in assembling a quality advisory team.
MODULE 6: JOINING A PRACTICE
Identifies the kinds of practice information and data that a physician should collect in order to perform a fiscal evaluation of a potential practice; discusses the sources of this information and data; and the means to analyze and employ it in negotiating a contract.
MODULE 7: GENERATING REVENUE
Provides the physician with a basic understanding of reimbursement and payment structures; identifies revenue generating options for a medical practice; reviews various financial reports.
MODULE 8: MAINTAINING A PRACTICE
Assists a physician in understanding the vital performance and practice management metrics relative to his or her practice; the frequency with which the information should be collected; the methods by which it should be analyzed; and the application of the analysis to help improve practice performance.
MODULE 9: ADVANCED CONCEPTS
Probes the intricacies of contracts and insurance from the practice’s viewpoint, delving into the Human Resource aspects of practice management.
MODULE 10: PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP
This module is currently under construction.
MODULE 11: EVOLVING TRENDS IN HEALTHCARE
Explores the current aspects of healthcare legislation and its effects on practices of all types.
MODULE 12: PERSONAL FINANCE
Divided into two time horizons – residency to debt-balanced (Personal Finance) and debt-balanced to retirement (Wealth Management). Physicians are taught about credit ratings, taxes and basic investment principles and are given strategies for planning and managing their income; understanding the complexities of investing; researching and identifying appropriate professional assistance; and how to be an active participant in the decisions made regarding the management of their asset portfolio.
In addition to our CME program, we offer individualized sessions for student, resident, physician and corporate physicians. Over the past 8 years, we found that that combining our BTER modules with one or more of these sessions provides the best educational experience for you. These sessions are either in-person or live-streamed with our faculty designed to empower you to build the best possible careers and lives for yourself.
The per-physician cost is $997 for eleven  Category 1 AMA Continuing Medical Education credits that will be provided to each physician enrolled. Program costs are per physician enrolled, at a rate near $91 per CME.