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Tampa Florida Chapter

Tampa, FL

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: Provider Contracting 101
Speaker: Sara Kolowski
Date: 06/21/2017
Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph Women's Hospital
3030 W Dr. MLK Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
Training Room 1
4th Floor


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Chapter News

04/26/2017 - Congratulations to Our Newly Certified Member!
Please join us in congratulating our fellow Tampa Chapter member Jaclyn Clougher, CMM, on passing the CMM exam. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness”.-Napoleon Hill

04/25/2017 - New Chapter Members
The Tampa Chapter would like to announce the following 5 new members to our ranks: April Arnold, Karen Hurley CMM, Katrina Nicholls, Rolando Russell and Fonzette Smith Leavell. This brings our total membership to 48. Please join me in welcoming them aboard.

04/25/2017 - Tampa Chapter News
1. On June 21, 2017 our Chapter Lecture –Part one of a two Part Series was presented by Sara A. Krakowski; “Managed Care Contracting: An Introduction to Provider Agreements and Tips to Help You Negotiate Better Rates for Your Practice”. We were excited as we took a deep dive into the world of Managed Care Organizations and the things that drive are reimbursement rates. We left with a better understanding of network adequacy and our roles within CMS and AHCA Market Expansion filings 2. On July 19, 2017 our 2nd Part of our two Part Series was presented by Anna Valdes, CMM, “Credentialing Made Easy. The discussion centered on the development of a sustainable credentialing system to ensure the successful on-boarding of new providers. 3. We have the following lecture coming up in August, “Human Resources Laws and Regulations” presented by Ginger Bibiloni, MBA, CPPM, CMPE. 4. We are very excited about our full day seminar being held on September 15, 2017, which will be a fun filled day of Sharing Knowledge with our fellow PAHCOM members.

03/01/2017 - Tampa Chapter News
The Tampa Chapter sends out a Big Welcome to the following New Members: • Dennis Drummond with Ally Healthcare in Tampa • Angela Wood with BayCare Health Systems in Clearwater • Sharon Clarke with Vein & Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay • Jessica Even with Central Florida Gastroenterology in Windermere, FL • Malinda Ramirez with BayCare Team Care in Clearwater • Krista James, Tampa • Jacqueline Figueroa with Orlando Center for Neurology • Sharon Miller,CMM with Dr. John L. Millins (Dermatology) in Tampa • Joan Newell-Walker,CMM with Archer Family Health Care- UF College of Nursing in Gainesville • Nicole Roland with Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, PA in Fort Myers This brings our total membership to 43 members. * Our February 2017 Chapter Lecture was presented by Michele Leo Hintson, Esq. and Timothy C. Garding, Esq. from Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP. The 2-part presentation: Cutting the Cord: Termination and Severance Issues, AND Interviewing and Selecting Employees: Everything You Need to Know Before You Say “You are Hired” was very enlightening. We reviewed best practices for protecting our practices from risks associated with applicable discrimination laws, interviewing, background checks and classification of employees when hiring; and employment at will, voluntary and involuntary terminations due to performance, and reductions in workforce when terminations occur. * During our March Chapter Meeting, Anita E. Ramirez, CHCC, from AER Consulting, Inc showed us why Customer Service is a critical piece to any successful Medical Practice in her Customer Service Workshop. * Risk and Document Management for Medical Office Managers and Staff was presented by Gabrielle Osborne, Esq. from the law firm of Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Bocchino & Bolin, P.A. during our April 2017 meeting.


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Anna Valdes, CMM

Renee Mancine, MHA, CMM, HITCM-PP, CPC, CPMA

Ginger A Bibiloni, MBA, CMPE, CPPM

Elvira Kirksey, CMM

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