Administrative and Management Issues

Administrative, regulatory, ethical, and legal issues are major aspects of medicine today and are covered continually during clinics and in conferences.

As a U-M Dermatology resident you will learn how to work on practice-based improvement projects through participation in departmental administrative activities and work groups. Practice management discussions teach administrative aspects of the department. In these sessions, you will explore various topics including the challenges of managing a University department as well as issues related to private practice management.

Over the three-year residency, the faculty will teach:

  • Departmental policies and expectations.
  • Hospital policies.
  • JCAHO requirements.
  • HIPAA regulations.
  • OSHA (federal and state) requirements.
  • CLIA regulations.
  • ACGME and RRC requirements including competencies, evaluations, duty hours, fatigue/sleep issues.
  • Business and personal planning.
  • CMS (HCFA, Medicare, Medicaid) regulations.
  • Health insurance plans and their regulations.
  • Malpractice issues.
  • State licensing requirements.
  • Ethical issues, including interactions with commercial companies.
  • ACCME (Continuing Medical Education) requirements.
  • Coding and billing.


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