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Traverse City Michigan Chapter

Traverse City, MI

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: H/R Policy Roundtable
Speaker: TC Chapter
Date: 04/19/2017
Time: 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Location: Please be prepared to share your questions and your knowledge! We'll be gathering a list of topics in advance of the meeting and will update everyone in advance so that you can bring your policies along to share and can be prepared for the topics in advance.

NMC University Center Room 216
(Dendrinos Drive) off of Cass Rd. just north of South Airport Road.


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Chapter News

03/16/2017 - Patient Engagement and the Changing Healthcare Landscape: Considerations for Hospitals, Health Systems and Group Practices.
Sonia Hissett, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AGAC-NP who works with abbvie Pharmaceuticals gave a fantastic presentation on patient engagement. Changes in payment model from fee for service to quality of care have shifted emphasis to patient satisfaction. Your patient experience is a key measure that may influence reimbursement and incentive payments. Engaging patients has been shown to increase compliance and improve patient satisfaction. Effective communication with patients improves patient compliance, healthcare outcomes and satisfaction. Being aware of your tone of voice and body language when communicating can have very positive impact on your patient experience in your office. From the moment the patient checks in to the moment they leave you have opportunity to impact their experience. Practice the “Platinum Rule”: Treat others as they want to be treated!”

02/28/2017 - Navigating The DOL Fiduciary Rule and How it May Impact Your Retirement Plan
Ryan Sullivan, CFP, Principal and Managing Director at Rehmann Financial spoke to our group regarding the Department of Labor Conflict of Interest Rule that goes into effect on 4/10/17. The new fiduciary rule will make brokers fiduciaries if they provide "investment advice". Fiduciary advisors will not earn commissions. From 4/10/17 until 1/1/18, retirement clients must receive a written statement of fiduciary status and conflict disclosures. Thanks to a generous collaboration with our local Northern Physician Organization, the Traverse City Chapter has had six new members join. We are excited to welcome Suze Gignac, Tammy Hollenbeck, Terry McPhall, Jenni Rose, Katie Smielewski, Tanya Stratford and Paula VanAmberg!

01/20/2017 - What is an APM?
Our January topic was presented by Marie Jannausch-Hooper, executive director of NPO/NMHN shared her expertise regarding alternative payment models. Marie did her best to allay our fears regarding meeting MIPS/MACRA measures for 2017. For those of us who are part of the Northern Michigan Health Network ACO, the good news is that we fulfill the advancing care information requirements just by being a part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO. Working collaboratively we are better aligned to qualify for higher payments than by working independently. Patients, physicians, hospitals and payers are best served with an engaged and accountable collective physician group, such as NPO/NMHN.

12/29/2016 - December TC Chapter Meeting
It’s hard to believe that another year has passed. What a whirlwind! Our December meeting was a round table discussion, installation of chapter officers and donation collections for TC-CAST (Traverse City chapter of Citizens Against Sex Trafficking). Jamie Schichtel, CMM, CMA is our new Chapter President. Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP is now our chapter Vice-President. Christine Lee, CMM remains our chapter Treasurer, Paulette Hunt, CMM, RMA remains our chapter Membership Director, and Laura Alexander, CMM remains chapter Secretary. Congratulations Ladies! Many thanks to Gail for her leadership for so many years. Thank you to all who donated to CAST. We are truly blessed with great members and sponsors with big hearts. Sex trafficking is something we hear about on TV, but it is also right in our own back yards. All of our donations will go toward survivor emergency care bags that will contain essentials such as shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. A big thank you to Karen Blanchett and the folks at National for the wonderful PAHCOM bags. Wishing everyone a blessed and peace-filled Christmas and New Year!


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Jamie M Schichtel, CMM, CMA

Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP

Laura Alexander, CMM

Christine Lee, CMM

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Paulette Hunt, CMM, RMA


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