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Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter

Allentown, PA

Next Chapter Meeting

Title/topic: Best Practices - Member Networking
Speaker: Steph Hanzl, RN, CCRP, CMM
Date: 07/17/2019
Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: This meeting will be followed by a networking get together - cocktail hour. Location will be provided soon.

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Chapter News

05/07/2019 - Lehigh Valley Chapter Updates
It was a true honor having Jennifer Swinnich, Director of Practice Support, PA Medical Society at our May 2019 chapter meeting. The topic was on payor, legislative & regulatory updates, in which she provided us a wealth of information, resources to assist us in payor issues & a ton of extremely useful knowledge. Prior authorizations was a hot topic as Jennifer discussed the current process which are long wait times, unnecessary delays in patient care, lacks transparency, standardization & consistency. The bottom line in this matter, it negatively impacts patient care, which I’m sure we can all agree with. Other key takeaways are the current State Bill (SB) proposals and SB passed into law that will change how we manage our practices, the list of SB is too extensive to list here; you can find these updates on the PA Medical Society website. www.pamedsoc.org The Lehigh Valley chapter is excited to be working with our sister chapters: Delco (PA), Newark (DE), and Rockville (MD) presenting : Practice Intelligence Symposium, PAHCOM North East Regional Partnership, Save the Date, September 26-27, 2019. We are excited to be working together as we plan this event open to all PAHCOM members, future PAHCOM members, and business minded providers. Mark your calendar, you won't want to miss this event.

04/11/2019 - Lehigh Valley Chapter - Let's Talk Genetics!
Tom Hess, CEO of Genomind provided extremely fascinating information about genetic testing. According to studies, 1-6 people will experience mental health. There are 2 powerful DNA tests, Genecept Assay & Mindful DNA. A simple cheek swab is all that is needed for testing. The Genomind Assay is a test that looks at genes that may affect your body’s ability to benefit from certain drugs and other treatments. Testing with the Genomind Genecept Assay can help your clinician and you choose a medication and dosage that work well for your body, whether you are new to treatment or your current treatment isn’t working. This can save you time and money. Best of all, you can feel better much sooner. Interestingly, the March/April PAHCOM Journal featured an article about genetic testing as well…go check it out! Respectfully, Vivian Davis, Secretary

 

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Suzette Benedick, MBA, CHC, CMM, HITCM-PP
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Chapter Officers

President:
Suzette Benedick, MBA, CHC, CMM, HITCM-PP

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

Secretary:
Vivian Davis

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

Membership Director:
Lisa Seed

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