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Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter

Allentown, PA

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: Chapter Update & Election Process Review
Speaker: Steph Hanzl, CMM - Chapter Vice President
Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: St. Luke's University Hospital - Allentown Campus
Ground Floor Conference Room
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 1st FLOOR.

Follow Overhead Signage to EAST BUILDING

Follow Overhead Signage to EAST ELEVATORS

Enter EAST Elevator and push GR
Exit Elevator and go LEFT

Walk to first double door set (probably opened against wall) –
GROUND CONFERENCE ROOM DOOR is on your immediate RIGHT

If you walk upgrade to overhead signage for Pre Admission Testing, you went too far.

A light breakfast will be available.

Elections and Conference News

IT’S TIME TO DISCUSS OUR UPCOMING CHAPTER ELECTIONS.
Our Vice-President will walk us through this annual process. Our current sitting Board will each give you a short summary of what their “job descriptions” are for their roles. This is a thoughtful process for you to consider for yourself, or to nominate a colleague who you feel is qualified to fill each of the five roles. You will hear from:

PRESIDENT
VICE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR


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Chapter News

09/21/2017 - Care Center Collaborative - PA updates
September 20, 2017 Our Lehigh Valley PAHCOM Chapter meeting for September was held September 20, 2017. It was held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, Breinigsville, PA. Today’s Speakers: Dr. Jaan Sidorov from PA Medical Society’s Care Centered Collaborative & Tara Gensemer from the PA Medical Society Dr. Jaan Sidorov gave a presentation regarding the Care Centered Collaborative at PAMED. The Care Centered Collaborative is funded by funds generated through PMSLIC. PMSLIC was a medical malpractice insurance company started by the Pennsylvania Medical Society at a time when it was very difficult for physicians in PA to obtain affordable medical malpractice insurance. The Care Centered Collaborative will work with independent and small practices to help practices have the business and organizational strategies to succeed in the value based contracting models. The Care Centered Collaborative will work with local physicians in developing Clinical Integration Networks; without the physician having to sell their practice to a large organization that already does this. The Care Centered Collaborative has partnered with Mingle Analytics. This will help practices meet the reporting requirements for MIPS and other Medicare quality reporting programs. For additional information you may contact the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Tara Gensemer, Practice Support Specialist, Pennsylvania Medical Society The topics addressed included: • Legislative updates • Regulatory updates • Payer Updates – Medicare – Medicaid – Highmark-UHC-IBC-and others • Medical Marijuana • Telemedicine • Prior Authorizations If you would like copies of the slides and handouts you may contact me, Aileen Naudascher, at ahn@quakertownpediatrics.com. I will be happy to forward all of the slides and handouts to you

08/28/2017 - Lehigh Valley PAHCOM, August 2017
Our Lehigh Valley PAHCOM Chapter meeting for August was held August 23, 2017. It was held at the Lehigh Country Club in conjunction with the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Societies and the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s new Care Centered Collaborative. The PA Medical societies’ Care Centered Collaborative is “Patient-Centered”. Physician Led. Our topic was How to succeed with 2017 MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is a new law that will gradually change the way physicians are paid under Medicare. It will align reimbursement more closely to Quality, outcomes and cost. 2017 is the first reporting year for MACRA. Performance data must be submitted before March 31, 2018. 2017 is a flexible and transition year; impact on payment starts in 2019. The presentation included how to: • Create a plan to avoid any MACRA/MIPS Penalty • Optimize your incentive and potential bonus • Select the correct measures for your practice • Analyze and improve performance • Successfully submit your data to Medicare The presentation included practical and relevant information to help offices succeed with their MACRA reporting. We will continue to keep our members current with the latest requirements of MACRA reporting and development as it becomes available. We are very appreciative of our association with the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Society as well as the Pennsylvania State Medical Society who are working diligently to keep its members informed of the new developments in Health Care.

08/28/2017 - Lehigh Valley PAHCOM, August 2017
Our Lehigh Valley PAHCOM Chapter meeting for August was held August 23, 2017. It was held at the Lehigh Country Club in conjunction with the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Societies and the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s new Care Centered Collaborative. The PA Medical societies’ Care Centered Collaborative is “Patient-Centered”. Physician Led. Our topic was How to succeed with 2017 MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is a new law that will gradually change the way physicians are paid under Medicare. It will align reimbursement more closely to Quality, outcomes and cost. 2017 is the first reporting year for MACRA. Performance data must be submitted before March 31, 2018. 2017 is a flexible and transition year; impact on payment starts in 2019. The presentation included how to: • Create a plan to avoid any MACRA/MIPS Penalty • Optimize your incentive and potential bonus • Select the correct measures for your practice • Analyze and improve performance • Successfully submit your data to Medicare The presentation included practical and relevant information to help offices succeed with their MACRA reporting. We will continue to keep our members current with the latest requirements of MACRA reporting and development as it becomes available. We are very appreciative of our association with the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Society as well as the Pennsylvania State Medical Society who are working diligently to keep its members informed of the new developments in Health Care.

08/28/2017 - Lehigh Valley Chapter, August, 2017
Our Lehigh Valley PAHCOM Chapter meeting for August was held August 23, 2017. It was held at the Lehigh Country Club in conjunction with the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Societies and the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s new Care Centered Collaborative. The PA Medical societies’ Care Centered Collaborative is “Patient-Centered”. Physician Led. Our topic was How to succeed with 2017 MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is a new law that will gradually change the way physicians are paid under Medicare. It will align reimbursement more closely to Quality, outcomes and cost. 2017 is the first reporting year for MACRA. Performance data must be submitted before March 31, 2018. 2017 is a flexible and transition year; impact on payment starts in 2019. The presentation included how to: • Create a plan to avoid any MACRA/MIPS Penalty • Optimize your incentive and potential bonus • Select the correct measures for your practice • Analyze and improve performance • Successfully submit your data to Medicare The presentation included practical and relevant information to help offices succeed with their MACRA reporting. We will continue to keep our members current with the latest requirements of MACRA reporting and development as it becomes available. We are very appreciative of our association with the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Society as well as the Pennsylvania State Medical Society who are working diligently to keep its members informed of the new developments in Health Care.

07/27/2017 - A Mindfulness Workshop
July 26, 2017 Our Lehigh Valley PAHCOM Chapter meeting for July was held July 26, 2017 at the beautiful Folino Estate Vineyard and Restaurant Winery near Kutztown, PA. Our speaker, Shonda Moralis, presented A M indfulness Workshop; along with a cocktail reception. Shonda is a psychotherapist in private practice with over twenty years of clinical experience. She has co-developed various mindfulness group curricula. She has also published a book entitled Breathe, Mama Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms. Parent’s Magazine endorsed her book as a MUST READ. Our workshop was totally “hands-on” giving us opportunity to practice de-stressing by being aware of our surroundings and living in one moment. Shonda explained different techniques having us introduce mindfulness in to our busy lives while experiencing the benefits of these mindfulness exercises. We were very excited about the positive feedback for this event with an estimated 65 people registered to attend. Many attendees are not members of PAHCOM giving us an opportunity to introduce them to the many benefits of becoming a PAHCOM member. We had one person sign up for membership. Yea! Welcome to Dottie Fesmire, Director of Women’s Health at Holy Redeemer. Dr. Anita Yuskauskas, Coordinator of Health and Policy Administration at Penn State, Lehigh Valley Campus; presented a “Penn State” clock to our President, Cindy Fisher, thanking Cindy and our Chapter for the opportunity to collaborate with our Managers and taking on student interns. It is a wonderful arrangement for all involved. This event was a huge success, including delicious food, beverages and networking

 

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Cindy Fisher, CMM, HITCM-PP
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Chapter Officers

President:
Cindy Fisher, CMM, HITCM-PP

Vice-President:
Steph Hanzl, CMM, RN, CCRP

Secretary:
Aileen Naudascher, CMM, HITCM-PP

Treasurer:
Wanda Cronrath, LPN, CMM, HITCM-PP

Membership Director:
Kendra E Wickizer, CMM

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Chapter Support Liaison

Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP

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