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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 am - 8:30 am Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 am - 10:00 am Follow Me
Speaker: Steve Gilliland
Earn 1.5 CEU(s)

Leadership is the single most important skill you can use to improve your business. FOLLOW ME explores how to grow yourself and your people through timeless principles that, when applied to your own life and the life of your organization, will influence positive change. Steve Gilliland is uniquely qualified to show you how to develop exceptional leaders and retain great employees.

Key Takeaways
-How to establish tangible, easily defined & monitored strategies to improve performance
-How to gain consensus & motivate people to work together efficiently & effectively as a team
-How to be confident & make tough decisions, unearth constructive solutions & stay focused while moving forward
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10:00 am - 10:30 am Final Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Transparency Methods to Improve Your Practice's Financial Viability
Speaker: Chastity Werner, CMPE, RHIT, NPC
Earn 1.5 CEU(s)

Pricing transparency and front desk collections is one of the largest challenges practices face today. How do we explain our pricing and payer contracts to patients in a manner they will understand?

During this presentation we will review:
- Trends in consumer-direct healthcare
- Impact of payment trends
- Strategies to increase revenue and decrease collection costs
- Methods to provide greater cost of care and billing transparency
- Transparency=higher profitability
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11:00 am - 12:30 pm Big Data, Big Insight: Unlock the Power of Healthcare Analytics
Speaker: Sam King, FHFMA, FHIMSS
Earn 1.5 CEU(s)

This interactive session will present an overview of big data and healthcare analytics. With real world examples to explain the basic framework, the session will dive into applications and best practices utilized by healthcare organizations with an easy to understand format and interactivity. It will discuss applications and strategies of big data and healthcare analytics to achieve clinical, financial, and operational goals for physician practices.
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12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch by Specialty
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Presents- Quality Improvement, Person and Family Engagement
Speaker: Jean Moody-Williams
Earn 1.5 CEU(s)

There is a tremendous amount of work under way at hospitals across the country to advance person and family engagement. “Patients and families are partners in defining, designing, participating in and assessing the care practices and systems that serve them to assure they are respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. This collaborative engagement allows patient values to guide all clinical decisions and drives genuine transformation in attitudes, behavior, and practice.” The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will discuss ways of identifying, disseminating, and spreading best practices for person and family engagement to help with system wide adoption.
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Uncharted Waters, or Navigating the new MIPS program without fear.
Speaker: Eric Christensen
Earn 1.5 CEU(s)

Learning Objectives
• Discuss the translation from previous CMS programs to the new MIPS incentive model.
• Assess your practice's ability to meet the new objectives, particularly the new CPIA standards.
• Create an action plan for discussion within your practice.

Learn how portions of existing incentive programs (think PQRS, VBM, and MU) have translated into the new MIPS program. Quality and Resource have converted almost directly from PQRS and VBM, but examine how Advancing Care Information (ACI) has changed from Meaningful Use and what Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) means for your practice.

The new MIPS program may look daunting on the surface, but further examination reveals that it's even more complex underneath. Educate yourself on the new standards, what models are being used, and how your practice could lose (even if your numbers make you a winner) because the program in "revenue neutral". Meaning that any additional payments to participants must be offset with reductions to other practices. Learn how to protect your organization from these reductions, with strategies for your providers.
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3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Networking Break
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm PAHCOM Shares Knowledge - Specialty Workshop Extravaganza!
Earn 1.5 CEU(s)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Awards Reception
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Awards Ceremony & Semi-Formal Dinner