Meeting Schedule and Handouts

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Venue Key:

GTCTC - Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
Hotel - Hotel Murano
MOG - Museum of Glass

Sunday, April 14 Venue Room
11:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration
GTCTC Lobby
1:00pm - 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
I. Understanding Costs from the Payer’s Perspective
Phillip J. Haas
GTCTC Room 315
II. Understanding and Implementing ICD-10
Michelle M. Lott, CPC, CPMA
GTCTC Room 316
III. Seeing the Forest and the Trees: How to Use Pivot Tables to Analyze your Practice’s Performance
James Hudson
GTCTC Room 317
IV. ACMPE Overview
Handouts will be provided onsite
GTCTC Room 318
5:00pm - 6:30pm Hosted Opening Night Reception
GTCTC Prefunction Area
Monday, April 15 Venue Room
7:00am - 4:00 pm Registration GTCTC Main Lobby
7:00 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors GTCTC 5th Fl – Exh Hall B
8:00 - 10:00 am Opening Session featuring keynote featuring Joseph Grenny GTCTC Ballroom ABC
10:00 - 10:45 am Break with Exhibitors GTCTC 5th Fl – Exh Hall B
10:45 - 11:45 am Breakout Session 1
1a. Meeting Facilitation
Facilitation Strategies
Patti Lind
GTCTC Room 318
1b. HIPAA Policies – Privacy and Security of Health Information
Policy Template
Cindy Dunn
GTCTC Room 407
1c. Negotiating Across Generational Differences
Jeanette Nyden
GTCTC Room 317
1d. Change Management
Cheryl Toth
GTCTC Room 315/316
12:00 - 1:45 pm Luncheon featuring keynote Cheryl Toth
GTCTC Ballroom ABC
1:45 - 2:30 pm Break with Exhibitors
GTCTC 5th Fl – Exh Hall B
2:30 - 3:30 pm Breakout Session 2
2a. Listening When it is Hard to Listen
Taking the Lead in Listening
Self-Management Strategies
Patti Lind
GTCTC Room 315/316
2b. EMR Implementation – Optimization and Adoption
EHR Optimization and Review
Cindy Dunn
GTCTC Room 407
2c. Getting to We—And Still Getting a Good Deal
Jeanette Nyden
GTCTC Room 317
2d. Point of Service Collections
Handout 2
Cheryl Toth
GTCTC Room 318
3:45 - 4:50 pm Specialty Networking Sessions
(you may join any session if your specialty is not listed)
Multispecialty GTCTC Ballroom A
Family Practice/Internal Medicine GTCTC Ballroom BC
Women’s Health GTCTC Room 315
Pediatrics GTCTC Room 316
Orthopaedics GTCTC Room 317
Cardio & Cardiothoracic Surgery GTCTC Room 318
Neurology GTCTC Room 407
Radiology, ER, Anesthesia, Pathology GTCTC Room 404
Urology GTCTC Room 405
Oncology/Hematology/Rheumatology GTCTC Room 406
Pulmonary/Gastroenterology GTCTC Exh Hall-Table 1
Dermatology, ENT GTCTC Room 403
Ophthalmology GTCTC Exh Hall-Table 3
Asthma, Allergy & Immunology GTCTC Exh Hall-Table 5
Physical Rehab / Physical Therapy GTCTC Exh Hall-Table 7
General and Vascular Surgery GTCTCExh Hall-Table 9
5:00 - 5:45 pm State Business Meetings
Washington State MGMA GTCTC Room 317
Oregon MGMA GTCTC Room 318
6:00 - 7:30 pm ACMPE Reception - Optional registration required Hotel The Gallery
Tuesday, April 16 Venue Room
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors GTCTC 5th Fl – Exh Hall B
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakout Session 3
3a. Simple Hiring Strategies
Jamie Verkamp
GTCTC Room 318
3b. Oregon Health Exchanges
Amy Fauver
GTCTC Room 407
3c. Payer Contracting
Dwight Johnson
GTCTC Room 317
3d. Coding for Non-Coding Managers
Betsy Nicoletti
GTCTC Room 315/316
9:45 - 10:45 am Breakout Session 4
4a. Strategic Marketing Plans
Jamie Verkamp
GTCTC Room 318
4b. Washington State Health Exchanges
Michael Marchand
GTCTC Room 315/316
4c. Payer Contracting (Repeat of 3c)
Dwight Johnson
GTCTC Room 407
4d. How Your Notes Can Pass Payer Scrutiny if You Own—Don’t Clone—the Content
Betsy Nicoletti
GTCTC Room 317
10:45 - 11:30 am Break with Exhibitors GTCTC 5th Fl – Exh Hall B
11:30 - 1:15 pm Luncheon featuring keynote Kevin O’Connor
GTCTC Ballroom ABC
1:15 - 2:15 pm Breakout Session 5
5a. Accountable Care Organizations - What’s Next?
Lance Heineccius
GTCTC Room 315/316
5b. Compliance – Latest Enforcement and Audit Trends
David Robbins
GTCTC Room 318
5c. National Government Affairs Update (MGMA)
Handout With Links
Jeb Shepard
GTCTC Room 407
5d. Upgrade Your Revenue Cycle Tools and Techniques
Betsy Nicoletti
GTCTC Room 317
2:15 - 3:00 pm Break with Exhibitors - Door Prize Drawings
GTCTC 5th Fl – Exh Hall B
3:00 - 3:55 pm Breakout Session 6
6a. Patient Centered Medical Home
Katie Bell
GTCTC Room 317
6b. Voluntary Disclosures: Mitigating Risk When Overpayments are identified
Update CME Issue Rule
Renee Howard
GTCTC Room 318
6c. Cloud Computing Security
Ben Brizendine
GTCTC Room 407
6d. Customer Service – From the Eyes of a Patient
Tool Box
Cathy Rider
GTCTC Room 315/316
4:00 - 5:00 pm Breakout Session 7
7a. Oregon Medical Association Legislative Update
Gwen Dayton
GTCTC Room 317
7b. WSMA 2013 Legislative Campaign Update
Kathryn Kolan
GTCTC Room 318
7c. NLRB and Non-Union Employers
Sheryl Willert
GTCTC Room 407
7d. Leadership and Self Improvement – It’s Personal!
Tool Box
Cathy Rider
GTCTC Room 315/316
5:30 - 7:00 pm Hosted Reception MOG
Wednesday, April 17 Venue Room
7:30 - 8:30 am Hot Breakfast Hotel Pavilion AGD
8:30 - 9:50 General Session featuring a CEO Panel Discussion
Moderated by Marshall Baker
Hotel Pavilion AGD
9:45 - 10:00 am Intermission Break Hotel
10:00 - 11:45 am
Hot Breakfast and General Session featuring keynote by Jack Shapiro
Hotel Pavilion AGD