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Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter

Allentown, PA

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: The School of Hard Knocks – Lessons Learned from a Medical Practice Data Breach
Speaker: Brian J. Courtney, RPLU, AAI
Date: 03/15/2017
Time: 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Meeting held at:
St. Luke's University Hospital - Allentown Campus
Dimmig Education Center
1736 Hamilton Street
Allentown PA 18104
Please PARK in FREE Parking Garage located on 18th Street, behind the Hospital. Walk in the 1st Floor entrance in the Garage, up one flight of steps/or elevator - to the Registration Desk on the FIRST FLOOR. Directional signs will be posted to the Dimmig Education Center.

•The painful truth about data breaches, medical identity theft and healthcare
•HIPAA – The Standard of Care for Medical Malpractice Cases
•In-depth Analysis of a Medical Practice Data Breach
•The Importance of Corporate Governance
•Risk Management Strategies to Reduce the Cost of Cyber Incidents

A light breakfast will be available.


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Chapter News

02/20/2017 - MACRA Made Simple
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of PAHCOM hosted our February meeting in collaboration with our Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus. Jennifer Swinnich of the PA Medical Society presented "MACRA Made Simple". The presentation included a MACRA Overview including the MIPS Categories and Scoring, Alternate Payments Models, Pick you Pace, Preparation and interactive discussion including scoring scenarios. The PA Medical Society has excellent resources available via their website. Jennifer was very kind in supplying a detailed handout entitled “MACRA made Simple.” Contact Cindy Fisher if you would like a copy.

02/08/2017 - Lehigh Valley Pahcom January Meeting
Employment Law Review … Kicking off the year with a bang! Attorney George C. Hlavac was our speaker for our January meeting. George is the Chair of the Pennsylvania office’s Labor and Employment Group for the firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA in Allentown, PA. This has become a tradition for our Lehigh Valley PAHCOM Chapter to start off with George reviewing relevant topics as they relate to Employment Law. The topic of our January meeting was entitled “Seven Deadly HR Sins.” The “Seven Deadly HR Sins” topics: 1. Employee Handbooks 2. Harassment 3. Inadequate Supervisor Training 4. Interactive Process 5. Documentation 6. Wage and Hour 7. Job Descriptions

01/09/2017 - December 8th Health Reform Conference - Huge Success!
Re-Defining Value in Healthcare: Evolution or Revolution? The Lehigh Valley Chapter hosted a ½ day conference on December 8th at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center in Macungie, PA, preceding our Holiday Dinner Program, Officer Induction Ceremony and Chapter of the Year Celebration. The moderator for our program was Joseph C. Lennert, CEBS, Senior Agency Executive for BB&T Insurance Services in Eastern PA. He, along with our 2017 Chapter President, Cindy Fisher, CMM, HITCP-PP, put together a program that brought in over 100 attendees. What an unbelievable turnout! The program took a look at Heath Reform in 3 segments: From the perspective of the Employer, Insurance Carriers and Hospital Systems. Speakers for the Employer Segment were Joseph Lennert, and Charles A. Bruder, Esquire, an ERISA attorney from the firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA. Speakers in the Insurance Carrier segment were Michael Fiaschetti, President, CEO & Co-founder of Vibra Health Plan (a Medicare Advantage Plan in PA), Diane Minetola, MBA, MM from Highmark Blue Shield and Matt Varner from Capital Blue Cross. Speakers in the Hospital Executive Segment were John Nespoli, President & CEO of the Sacred Heart HealthCare System, Jorge J. Scheirer, MD, FACP, MBI, Vice President & Chief Medical Information Officer of the Reading Health System and Ray Midlam, Vice President of Business Development & Strategy of St. Luke’s University Health Network. Following a very robust day of education, our chapter members moved into our evening program – A Year in Review. After our officer inductions, we celebrated our chapter being named Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row. Brenda Foose, CMM, HITCM-PP, our outgoing 2016 Chapter President, did a comprehensive review of our year’s accomplishments and our plans for the future. Our chapter saw huge growth in 2016 year with a rapidly growing number of new members and newly certified members. A trend we intend to continue in 2017!

01/09/2017 - Cheers to Us - Chapter of Year 2016
At our Holiday Dinner Program we raised a glass to our accomplishment, Chapter of the Year 2016!

12/02/2016 - December 8 Chapter Celebrations
JUST ONE MORE WEEK until the LV Chapter of PAHCOM will be presenting another sold-out, high quality program in the Lehigh Valley. We then wrap up our chilly evening on the mountainside with a Festive Dinner and an Honorary Program to include inductions of our new Chapter Officers. Pictures from our Grand Event to follow. For now, my assistant Petey Pickles and I say, have a great day!


Chapter Contact

Cindy Fisher, CMM, HITCM-PP
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Chapter Officers

Cindy Fisher, CMM, HITCM-PP

Steph Hanzl, CMM, RN, CCRP

Aileen Naudascher, CMM, HITCM-PP

Wanda Cronrath, LPN, CMM, HITCM-PP

Membership Director:
Kendra E Wickizer, CMM


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Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP

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