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Traverse City Michigan Chapter

Traverse City, MI

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: Managing Patient A/R and Best Practices to Maximizing Practice Cash Flow
Speaker: G. David Keaton, CPA, Millenia Patient Services
Date: 03/21/2018
Time: 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Location: NMC University Center Room 212 (NOTE ROOM CHANGE)
(Dendrinos Drive) off of Cass Rd. just north of South Airport Road.


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Chapter News

02/26/2018 - MACRA/MIPS 2018 Update
Mary Jannausch-Hooper, Executive Director of Northern Physician Organization gave us an update on MACRA and MIPS for 2018. What a great resource that we have in NPO and the ACO Northern Michigan Health Network. They work so hard to ensure that physician members in Northern Michigan receive the BCBS and Medicare Shared Savings uplift.

01/29/2018 - Traverse City Chapter January Meeting
Welcome to 2018! It is going to be another exciting and informational year. At our January 17th PAHCOM Chapter Meeting we inducted our new/returning officers: Jamie Schichtel, CMM, HITCM-PP, CMA returns as our Chapter President, Michele Lurvey is our new Chapter Vice-President, Chris Lee, CMM, returns as our Chapter Treasurer, Laura Alexander, CMM, HITCM-PP returns as our Chapter Secretary and Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP is our new Membership Director. Congratulations Ladies!! We would like to thank Paulette Hunt, CMM for her many years of service on the Traverse City Chapter Board. We have a date! Our annual spring seminar will be held on Friday, May 18th at Hagerty Center. We are pleased to announce Sean Glaze as our featured guest. Ed Worthington, IT Director at Northern Physicians Organization was our guest and spoke to us about NPO’s Health Information Exchange and it’s challenges with interoperability, cost, functionality and workflow. Northern Physician Organization is primarily located in Northern Michigan and has over 500 members. They are physician owned and led. The formed an HIE to provide physicians with an ambulatory focused HIE platform to better meet the needs of ambulatory providers, to maximize their member-owners’ investment in IT resources and to ensure that physicians helped to decide what sort of integrations would occur.

01/19/2018 - S.T.E.P.
Our Chapter chose Students in Transition Empowerment Program to sponsor for our annual donation. Members of the Traverse City Chapter were extremely generous with their purchased donations as well as donating $385 in cash and gift cards.

12/29/2017 - "Staffing" Roundtable
We held our second annual Holiday Breakfast round table discussion in December. It was our largest member meeting, with 20 members attending! All of us face challenges with staffing, so we shared our experiences with hiring, employee retention, when to post a job positions, etc. There seems to be a shortage of clinical staff in our area and that lead to the discussion of how can we collaborate with our local career tech program and college to make resources available. Our PAHCOM Chapter chooses a different organization to donate to each year and this year we choose S.T.E.P., which is the Students in transition Empowerment Program. The program serves students in a variety of ways, including free meals, appropriate attire/shoes, hygiene products and school supplies just to name a few. S.T.E.P. ensures educational stability for homeless children and youth. On a local level 520 students are being served under this program and 1084 students in a five county area. 2017 has been a wonderful year for our Traverse City Chapter and we are looking forward to 2018!


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Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP
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Chapter Officers

Jamie M Schichtel, CMM, HITCM-PP, CMA

Michele Lurvey

Laura Alexander, CMM, HITCM-PP

Christine Lee, CMM

Membership Director:
Gail Eminhizer, CMM, CGCS, HITCM-PP


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