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Best Practices Symposium 2023 Program

Speaker Bios

Nate Moore, Moore Solutions

CMGMA is excited to bring nationally known, Nate Moore to our Best Practices this year to present two very educational sessions.

Nate Moore, CPA, MBA, FACMPE speaks, consults, records, and writes about business intelligence, data mining, SQL Server and Microsoft Excel in medical practices throughout the country. His presentations consistently receive top marks as powerful, entertaining tools that can be used in the clinic immediately. Nate’s consulting focuses on mining and leveraging medical practice data into actionable knowledge. Nate speaks around the country to medical practice executives about using Excel in their practices. Nate creates a series of powerful Excel Videos demonstrating how to use Excel in a medical practice. Excel Videos have been viewed tens of thousands of times by practice managers across America. He moderates the Excel Users MGMA Community, the online resource for practice administrators to collaborate about Excel. He writes articles for magazines like MGMA’s Connexion and for HBMA’s Billing.

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Chris Marciano, Prepare to Act

Chris is back again with a follow up to his Situational Awareness and De-Escalation Training he presented last year.

Chris Marciano is the CEO/Founder of Prepare To Act, a Connecticut based business built on the foundation of safety, awareness, and personal protection. In August of 2022, Chris retired after 25 years in law enforcement. During his career he worked mostly in the patrol division of the Watertown Police Department. He was assigned to the Statewide Narcotic Task Force where he worked undercover throughout the State of Connecticut. During this time, he was promoted to Detective, and in 2015 to the rank of Sergeant.

Upon his retirement, Chris was finally able to focus full-time to Prepare to Act. Chris began the transformation of Prepare To Act into something his community and those around him hadn’t seen before. PTA began to transform into a personal safety business that was based first on personal growth, self-confidence, and the identification of our individual purpose and meaning in life. Chris began incorporating all of those attributes into all the safety training programs and services he and Prepare To Act were creating. Chris speaks nationally, providing situational awareness/deescalation training and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Most recently, Chris has started a non-profit organization, Program 4 Purpose, a non-profit group that works to give young people more power through mentoring and helping out in the community.

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Doreen Clark, Integrated Physicians Management Services

Doreen Clark is the Medical Auditing Division Manager at IPMS. Doreen has been with the company since 2011. In addition to coding for various specialties, she has conducted audits and training for employees and clients. She takes great pride in being a knowledgeable resource for her clients in the areas of insurance company policies and procedures as well as coding compliance. Doreen holds certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

Doreen enjoys teaching and has developed a good rapport with many of the providers that she has worked with. Her goal is to provide them with the knowledge and guidance to navigate the coding and documentation guidelines in order to remain compliant.

Kathy Mueller, MD

After serving as Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at St. Francis, she was charged with bringing integrative medicine services from Springfield to Waterbury for the Trinity Health Of New England system as Regional Director of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mueller marries her integrative medicine experience and leadership with her passion for improving well being in this newly-created position.

From individual consultations, to creation of community programs, to public speaking, her passion is to bring the science and art of integrative practices into mainstream medicine.

Chris Gathers

Chris Gathers is the true embodiment of finding light through the darkness.

Born with an unwavering spirit, Chris has always been driven to push boundaries and defy expectations. It was all put to the test as a survivor of a 2021 Brain Tumor Diagnosis. 

It was at first crushing and then inspiring. It forced him to commit to living a bolder, more inspired life to help those around him and a wider audience.

In March of 2022, he committed to using his pain to make a difference. He started his Instagram page, Culmination Point. He has built a community of 12,500 followers and invites them into a world where vulnerability is celebrated, where raw emotions are embraced, and where healing begins. It has also served as a platform to raise awareness for cancer and trauma recovery and lending a helping hand to those in need. 

From a young age, he possessed an innate talent for connecting with others on a deep emotional level.

With a caring and uplifting energy that radiates from within, Chris has the remarkable ability to touch hearts and souls through his content.

Chris’s words are a reflection of his own personal struggles and triumphs, a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for growth and transformation.

His genuine care for others is evident in every interaction, leaving a lasting impact on those he encounters.

In a world that often feels disconnected and detached, Chris Gathers serves as a reminder of the power of human connection and the power of empathy, compassion, and kindness.

Chris lives in Glastonbury CT with his beautiful, caring family. His wife (heart and strength) Nancy and his two angels – Brooke, 15 and Ella 9.

Atty. Jennifer Cox, Cox and Osowiecki, LLC

Jennifer Cox is a founding member of Cox & Osowiecki, LLC, a health law firm in Hartford, Connecticut. She represents all levels of healthcare providers in the areas of corporate and practice compliance, regulatory guidance, contracting, and litigation needs. Her clients include hospitals, healthcare trade associations, physician practices, commercial businesses and individual professionals. She is a frequent lecturer on regulatory compliance, health information management, provider and patient rights, liability and operational aspects of healthcare facilities and medical practices. Attorney Cox often provides continuing education training for members of various healthcare related entities, including the Connecticut Hospital Association, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Connecticut Medical Group Management Association, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders.

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