Meeting Schedule and Handouts

Click on topic titles to view program description. Handouts for the session (if available) can be accessed by clicking on the handout link.

Venue Key:

SCC - Spokane Convention Center
Hotel - Davenport Hotel

Sunday, May 4 Handout Venue Room
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk staffed at Davenport Hotel Hotel  
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Move-in at Spokane Convention Center SCC  

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops
I. Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification Program
Owen Dahl
Handout Hotel Pennington Ballroom A
II. ABC’s for New Practice Managers
Lisa Marsh
Handout Hotel Pennington Ballroom C
III. ICD-10 Hands-on Coding Workshop CANCELLED
Betsy Nicoletti
IV. ACMPE Overview
Jeff Baird (OR), Elaine Beeble (OR), Lauren Harris (WA), Kerry McMullin (OR)
Handout Hotel Elizabethan Room

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Hosted Opening Night Reception – Marie Antoinette Ballroom
Hotel Marie Antoinette Ballroom
Monday, May 5 Handout Venue Room
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration and Exhibitor desk staffed at Convention Center SCC  
7:15 am - 8:15 am BREAKFAST Breakfast buffet with Exhibitors and Specialty Networking Groups SCC Exhibit Hall
8:15 am - 10:15 am General Session 1: Health Care in the New Millennium: Visions, Values and Leadership
Ian Morrison, Healthcare Futurist
Handout SCC 111AB
10:15 am - 11:00 am Break with Exhibitors SCC Exhibit Hall
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Session 1
1a. Lean Six Sigma Case Study Presentation
Owen Dahl
Handout SCC 206A
1b. HR Management: The One Thing You Need to Know
Nicole Reed
Handout SCC 206B
1c. Financial Dashboard
Lisa Marsh
Excel Tool
SCC 206C
1d. MGMA National Legislative Update
Jennifer McLaughlin
Handout SCC 206D
1e. Partnering to Deliver Accountable Care
Scott O’Brien and Kelly Stanford
Handout SCC 205
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm LUNCH
General Session 2 - Challenge of Change-Finding Opportunity in Adversity
Warren Macdonald - Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Break with Exhibitors SCC Exhibit Hall
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Breakout Session 2
2a. Meaningful Use: What You Need to Know Before the Auditor Shows Up
Chris Apgar
Handout SCC 206A
2b. The Value Proposition for Telepsychiatry Integration
Phil Hirsch, Ph.D.
Handout SCC 206B
2c. Reorganizing Primary Care in Three Different Medical Groups
Brian Seppi, MD; Paul Fletcher MD and Mike Stephens MD
Handout SCC 206C
2d. Compliance: What has Changed in the Seven Elements
Lori Laubach
Handout SCC 206D
2e. Utilization of Mid-Level Providers in Clinical Practice
Lyle Larson, Ph.D., PA-C
Handout SCC 205
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm State Business Meetings
WA State Business Meeting - Open to All MGMA Members   SCC 206B
OR State Business Meeting - Open to All MGMA Members   SCC 206C
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Break before dinner/travel back to hotel

6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Featuring Rob Paravonian

Hotel Grand Pennington Ballroom
Tuesday, May 6 Handout Venue Room
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration and Exhibitor desk staffed SCC  
7:30 am - 8:30 am BREAKFAST
Breakfast buffet with Exhibitors and Specialty Networking Groups
SCC Exhibit Hall
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakout Session 3
3a) Managing Vulnerabilities: Reducing the Risk of a Data Breach
Bowe R. Hoy
Handout SCC 206A
3b) Health Information Exchange: What Providers Need to Know
Jeff Sobotka
Handout SCC 206B
3c) Washington State Practice and Physician Legislative Update
Katie Kolan
Handout SCC 206C
3d) Oregon Health Exchange - SESSION CANCELLED
3e) Strategic Planning for Medical Groups: More Important than Ever
Karl Rebay
Handout SCC 205
9:45 am - 10:45 am Breakout Session 4
4a) Health and Other Employee Benefits in the Wake of the ACA
Peter D. Svennungsen
Handout SCC 206A
4b) Identifying Hidden Costs: Process Improvements
Debra Wiggs, FACMPE
Handout SCC 205
4c) Leveraging Community, Technology, Affinity and Branding to Grow Your Practice
Ed Renouard
Handout SCC 206B
4d) The Link Between Communication and the Patient Experience
Christine Varela
Handout SCC 206D
4e) The Changing Face of Identity Theft

10:45 am - 11:30 am Break with Exhibitors SCC Exhibit Hall
11:30 am - 1:15 pm Lunch and General Session 3: The Business of Care Delivery
Susan L. Turney MD, MS, FACMPE, FACP
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Breakout Session 5
5a) HIPAA Risk Analysis Compliance and Audit Defense
Jeff Sobotka
Handout SCC 206A
5b) Preventing Theft and Embezzlement
Lori Laubach and Lisa Ford
Handout SCC 206B
5c) WSMA: Representing the Profession in a New Era of Health Care
Jennifer Hanscom
Handout SCC 206C
5d) Oregon Medical Association Legislative Update
Gwen Dayton
Handout SCC 206D
5e) Contract Negotiations
Dwight Johnson
Handout SCC 205
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Break with Exhibitors and Door Prize Drawings SCC Exhibit Hall
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. General Session 4: The Quantified Self: When Patients Become Doctors
David Pogue, Yahoo, Host of NovaScienceNow
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm FINAL RECEPTION
Book signing – David Pogue
$500 Grand Prize Giveaway
All registrants automatically entered *Must be present to win
SCC River View Lobby