Third Annual 'Toolkit for Independence' Dinner January 10

The trend of physicians giving up their private practices to join hospitals and health networks is undeniable. At the same time, there are thousands of physicians on Long Island and throughout the New York City region who are committed to remaining independent. To address their need for support and education, E Central Medical Management and PrescRXptive Communications, LLC, are co-sponsoring the third annual "Toolkit for Independence: Tips and Techniques for a Successful Medical Practice," a complimentary dinner symposium packed with insights to help independent medical practices can thrive. The event will be held on Thursday, January 10, from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Jewel Restaurant in Melville.

Keynote peakers include James Bavoso, Manager, Provider Outreach & Education, National Government Services, the Medicare Contractor for New York, who will offer a "2019 Medicare Update," and Marni Jameson Carey, Executive Director of the Association for Independent Doctors (AID), who will talk about “The Fight for Independence.” New this year are roundtable discussions moderated by leading experts in specific areas. They include Mathew J. Levy, Esq., principal of the firm Weiss Zarett Brofman Sonnenklar & Levy, P.C., who will discuss navigating a payor audit, NP and PA supervision requirements; Susan Montana, owner of Habanero, Inc., who will offer advice on coding, billing, and federal privacy laws; Joseph Tomaino, Chief Executive Officer, Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC, who will discuss practice profitability, and Steven Peltz, Founder of Peltz Practice Management & Consulting Services, who will address mergers, acquisitions, and the pros and cons of employment for physicians.

The event will feature information and displays from vendors highlighting products and services that can help practices maximize their revenues, manage standard business functions, and handle specialized regulatory and reporting requirements.

The symposium is free for physicians and office managers who are accompanied by a physician. The evening includes a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner. There are limited seats available. For additional information, call 631-606-0525. To register, visit