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2018 Healthcare Revenue Cycle Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, September 12




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
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
The Art of Effective Reporting

Chris Woody, Hero Reporting Tools

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


Thursday, September 13

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
Natasha Lafayette-Jones, MBA, RHIA, Vice President of Coding Operations, Aviacode, Inc
Humana Updates
9:30 am - 10:45 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
Aetna Updates
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
Building Better Billers: KPI to Improve Your Competitive Edge
Ray Jorgensen, MS, CPC, CEO & Co-Founder, RevenueHealth Systems
Cigna Updates
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

Revitalize the Revenue Cycle Using Artificial Intelligence
Michelle Durner, CHBME, President, Applied Medical Systems, Inc.;
Ginger Ryder, CHBME, President, EMEDEX; and
Rich Papperman, CHBME, President, Cape Medical Billing, Inc. 
UnitedHealthcare Updates
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 HBMA Celebration

Friday, September 14

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, is the Director of Client Services at 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


Robert Hopton, 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


*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.