Medical Director Core Curriculum II

Saturday, April 15, 2023

This conference is designed to provide the second of a 3-part core curriculum process that is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground transport teams.  Topics are selected from Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition.  


CCTMC 2023 ~ Denver, Colorado
Hilton Denver City Center


7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast/On-Site Registration/Welcome   

8:00 a.m.  - Quality Management: Crew Education, Skills Maintenance, Evaluation

9:00 a.m.
 - Financial Considerations: Medical Director’s Role in Reimbursement and Denial Management  

10:0M-10:15 a.m. – BREAK

10:15 a.m.  - Flight Physician Roles and Models 

11:00 a.m. - Medical Director Liability Issues And Coverage Needs 

12:00 p.m. - LUNCH

12:45 p.m - Role of the Medical Director in Public Relations, Politics, and Public Education   

1:30 p.m. -Involvement of the Medical Director in Employment/HR Issues 

2:15 p.m. -PIAP/AMRM 

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.   - BREAK   

3:15 p.m. -Education of Referring Physicians 

4:00 p.m. -Airway and Ventilation Management 

5:00 p.m.  Adjourned 

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this conference participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss financial considerations including reimbursement and denial issues important to medical transport that the medical director needs to know.
  • Relate medical director liability issues pertinent to medical transport.
  • Discuss what the referring physician needs to know regarding appropriate transport and transfer of a patient.
  • Compare various airway management techniques and the benefit of each to enhance patient care.
  • Discuss what factors need to be addressed when training highly effective transport teams.
  • Compare different flight physician models and roles.
  • Define PAIP and AMRM and how they are important to the medical director.
  • Discuss the medical director’s involvement in HR issues including employment.
  • Define the role of the medical director in public relations, public education, and politics.