The Business End: Incorporating Gender Confirmation Surgery Into Your Practice Sat, Sep 29 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Each speaker will be asked to address practice management for their specific areas of expertise including consultation, patient selection, obtaining insurance authorization, surgical management, and post-operative care. Included in the discussion will be WPATH principles, patient's social status, and assessment of candidacy for surgery. The latter includes the patients mental status (underlying psychiatric disorders including PTSD, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder), health status (including HIV and STD). ICD-10 and CPT coding will be addressed. Marketing to this patient population is unique due to their social media networks. Management of complications resulting from surgery and payment for the care will be included. Important to the discussion is the management of dissatisfied patients.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Manage transgender patients in a welcoming and respectful environment; 2. Be familiar with the principles of WPATH to address the necessary requirements of surgery; 3. Understand the options for each surgical procedure to advise the best treatment options; 4. Network with other professionals to provide care both surgical and psychological, including marketing; 5. Mangage the dissatisfied patient and complications resulting from treatment. transgender patients in a welcoming and respectful environment;

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.