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Monday, October 15




8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Pre-conference Workshops*
Seeing Your Numbers: Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel
Nate Moore, CPA, MBA, FACMPE,
Moore Solutions
MACRA Workshop
Dan Mingle, MD, Founder and CEO, Mingle Analytics and Kelly Whittle, Founder and CEO, Whittle Advisors
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CHBME Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Debra Wiggs, FACMPE**
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Annual Member Business Meeting***
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm HBMA President's Address and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
HBMA President Ginger Ryder, CHBME, President, EMEDEX

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Keynote Address
Transformation Superpowers: Keys to Creating a Culture of Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence
Debra Wiggs, FACMPE
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm HIPAA for Business Associates: In Action Every Day at Your Business
Marcia Brauchler, MPH, FACMPE, CPC, COC, CPC-I, CPHQ
Building Better Billers: KPI to Improve Your Competitive Edge

Ray Jorgensen, MS, CPC, CEO & Co-Founder, RevenueHealth Systems

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm General Session
State of the Industry
Ted Stack, Managing Director, Falcon Capital Partners LLC
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Opening Welcome Reception with Exhibitors


Tuesday, October 16

7:30 am - 8:30 am New Member Networking Breakfast and General Attendee Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am Healthcare Communication Risks
Ashley Morgan, JD, Senior Associate, Liles Parker, Attorneys & Clients at Law
Revenue Optimization: Maximizing Your Medical Coding and Documentation
Lisa Gay, BS, RHIA, Senior Coding Manager, Aviacode

Humana Updates
Crissy McKamie, PMP, Associate Director, Provider Connectivity; Lisa Miller, Senior Provider Connectivity Professional; Sid Hebert, Director, Integrated Provider Solutions

9:30 am - 10:30 am Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 am - 11:45 am

RCM Best Practices Speed Connections
Sara Nofziger-Drew, CPB, CPC, CHBME, HealthPro Medical Billing Inc.; Suzi Hall, CHBME, Essential Billing Strategies; Roxanne Smith-Kovac, CHBME, Advanced Pacific Medical Billing

How Robotic Process Automation is Changing Revenue Cycle
John Fundingsland, VP and GM Healthcare Operations, Hexaware Healthcare Technologies and Dan Hillman, VP Revenue Cycle Strategy, Hexaware Healthcare Technologies
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Awards Luncheon
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break in Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Bridge Between Revenue and Compliance
Karna W. Morrow, CPC, RCC, AAPC, Approved AHIMA ICD10CM instructor, Director of Consulting Services, Coding Strategies
The Art of Effective Reporting
Chris Woody, Founder, Hero Reportingn Tools
Cigna Updates
Justine Durant, Digital Solutions Regional Director; Amanda Gianquinto, Digital Solutions Web Product Manager; Marci Maisano, Digital Solutions EDI/EFT Product Manager 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Denials Management: Identifying and Challenging Insurance Coverage Denials from Claim through Litigation
Joseph Gavin, JD, Member, Miller Johnson and Andrew Oostema, JD, Member, Miller Johnson

Session Information Coming Soon UnitedHealthcare Updates
DeRenda McGee, Director, Provider Self Service, UnitedHealthcare
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Washington Update
Bill Finerfrock, President, Capitol Associates and Director of Government Relations, HBMA
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Closing Reception with Exhibitors
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm From Silver to Gold: HBMA 25th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, October 17

7:30 am - 8:30 am Networking Roundtable Breakfast Discussions
8:30 am - 9:30 am Don't Be A Slacker, Avoid The Attacker: Cyber Security Preparedness
Eric Christensen, CHCP, Director of Client Services, Healthcare Compliance Pros
9:45 am - 10:45 am Five Strategies Critical to Achieve Payment Assurance Through Patient Engagement
Alyssa Slabek, Senior Manager, InstaMed; Susan Bailie, Vice President of Operations, Healthcare Administrative Partners; and Bill Chae, Patient Operations Manager, Obility

Maximize Revenue for You and Your Clients Through Compliance Optimization
Robert Hopton, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Health eFilings                                                       

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Innovating in Healthcare Framework
Kunal Jain, Founder and President, Practiceforces
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Closing Remarks and Farewell

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CHBME Examination

*Pre-conference Workshops are concurrent and one can be added to your registration for an additional fee of $149.
**The CHBME Luncheon is open to current HBMA CHBME Certificants.
***The Annual Member Business Meeting is open to HBMA Members only.