Beautification Banditry and Credit Card Theft Sun, Sep 22 9:00-10:00 a.m.

In a service-oriented business so many employees work to provide patients with a level of flexibility and trust that wouldn't be found in the standard practices of a hospital setting. A friendly patient that "left their wallet in their car" says they will be right back to pay their bill is simply trusted to return, however more and more offices never see that patient again. In other cases, patients happily pay for services, with a credit card that matches the name on their driver’s license, but we are only to find out weeks later that the primary account was a fraud and the patient was listed as an authorized user on the account, but not responsible for the charges. These criminals are getting better, so we need to get better in order to protect our practices.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the different ways criminals are working to defraud aesthetic plastic surgery practices.
  2. Describe best practices that can be implemented to defend against the methods of these criminals.
  3. Identify ways to implement these best practices into their own plastic surgery practice.

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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.