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Webinars

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June Webinar

Hiring and Keeping Remote Employees Working at High Performance, Quality Results, and Engagement

Led by the Pennsylvania MGMA in collaboration with the NY MGMA, WV MGMA, CT MGMA, and VA MGMA

Description:  Learn how to hire the right person for the diverse world of telecommuting and learn how to retain and demonstrate once office employees to work remote.  This webinar will look into how to hire, manage, monitor, and motivate remote employees.  With the onset of COVID19 directly making companies go remote, this webinar will explore ideas on how to be successful and keep your company running smooth.  It will also discover ideas to monitor productivity from afar, and increase engagement with your employees, without an office setting. 

Amy Thomas, BS  Operations Manager: Proximal LLC

Amy serves as the Operations Manager and Business Development leader for Proximal, LLC. Ms. Thomas has over 15 years’ experience in customer service, collections, and the practice management field. Amy has been with Proximal for over 5 years, where she quickly ascended through the ranks from a collector to Operations Manager. Amy previously spent over 10 years working in the veterinarian field before coming over to work with Proximal.

Amy played a pivotal role in the development, implementation, and management of Proximal Collection Services.  This is a 100% telework company specializing in Debt Collection for Medical Professionals. 

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Equine Instruction, Breeding, Business Management and Training. Ms. Thomas is certified in the essential of collection laws, HIPAA compliance trained, and a member of the Maryland MGMA board of directors.

May Webinar

Government Prosecutions of Medical Practice Office Administrators, Coders, Billers & other Administrative Personnel

Led by the West Virginia MGMA in collaboration with the NY MGMA, PA MGMA, CT MGMA, and VA MGMA

Description: In recent years, medical practice administrators, coders and billers have found their actions under review when an associated physician or practice is investigated by the government for health care fraud or other wrongdoing.  Are your actions placing you at risk? Join us as we discuss the types of conduct that have resulted in the prosecution of administrative staff members AND steps that you can take to reduce your level of risk.

Robert W. Liles, Esq.
Liles Parker PLLC

Robert has worked in regulatory compliance as a Federal prosecutor and as defense counsel for more than 25 years. This has provided a unique perspective on the challenges faced by clients in highly regulated industries such as health care, banking and finance. Robert focuses his practice on fraud defense, internal audits, investigations, compliance and regulatory matters.
 
Robert first began working in management after receiving both a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and, subsequently, a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. He has represented health care providers in connection with government regulatory investigations and audits/reviews.
 
Robert is a nationally-recognized speaker and educator on legal and regulatory issues. Robert currently serves as outside General Counsel for the American Medical Billing Association and is recommended by numerous national associations and organizations to their members.

April Webinar

Easing Frustrations with the Stark Law: CMS’ Proposed Regulations

Led by the VA MGMA in collaboration with WV MGMA, DE MGMA, PA MGMA, CT MGMA and NY MGMA – Sponsored by MagMutual

Description: What do you do when you think there has been a breach of PHI? Are you really sure it was a breach? Could it have been a security incident? A privacy incident? What are the first steps you take to identify what occurred? Who needs to be notified? What do you do to resolve the problem? What if the incident involved a Business Associate? These and other questions and recommendations will be explored in this session with a Privacy Officer and a Security Officer.

Speaker: Michael Newby, Partner, Hancock, Daniel and Johnson, P.C.

Mike Newby serves as a partner in the firm. His practice focuses on business, regulatory compliance and other transactional issues within healthcare law. As providers continue to explore options to consolidate and affiliate, Mr. Newby has served as transaction counsel for hospitals, health systems and other providers in acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, member substitution agreements, joint ventures and other types of affiliations. He has provided on-site and virtual corporate or general counsel services for various health system and association clients, with each engagement tailored to client needs.He regularly advises healthcare providers on various legal issues concerning contract drafting and interpretation; contract management; tax exemption issues; health reform; accountable care organizations; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement; managed care agreements; hospital/physician joint ventures and alignment strategies; fraud and abuse issues; Stark law compliance; self-disclosures; corporate governance; corporate compliance; mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; commercial real estate matters; corporate insurance law; and day-to-day operational issues. Mr. Newby regularly advises physicians, dental professionals and other healthcare professionals on various employment contracts, buy-sell arrangements, corporate formation issues, and other transactional matters.

March Webinar

Security Incident or Breach?: The Differences, Making the Right Call, and Why it Matters

Led by the CT MGMA in collaboration with WV MGMA, DE MGMA, PA MGMA, VA MGMA and NY MGMA

Description: What do you do when you think there has been a breach of PHI? Are you really sure it was a breach? Could it have been a security incident? A privacy incident? What are the first steps you take to identify what occurred? Who needs to be notified? What do you do to resolve the problem? What if the incident involved a Business Associate? These and other questions and recommendations will be explored in this session with a Privacy Officer and a Security Officer.

Speakers:

Regina K. Alexander, FACHE, CHC, HCS-D, HCS-H | Senior Consultant & Director, IRO Services – VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors

Regina K. Alexander serves as a Senior Consultant and Director of IRO Services at VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors. She also serves as VantagePoint’s HIPAA Privacy Officer. As Director of IRO Services, Ms. Alexander supports clients under Corporate Integrity Agreements with the HHS OIG in meeting their specific compliance obligations associated with CIA terms. Her areas of consulting expertise include HIPAA Privacy, 42 CFR Part 2, HIM, Home Health and Hospice coding and billing compliance, Medicare and Medicaid payment policy, regulatory compliance, and rapid-cycle process improvement. Ms. Alexander is a board-certified fellow (FACHE) in healthcare management through the American College of Healthcare Executives, maintains certification in healthcare compliance (CHC) through HCCA, and is a certified Home Health and Hospice Coding Specialist (HCS-D & HCS-H) through the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance (AHCC). She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix and holds an MBA from The George Washington University.

And

Brian Hadley | Director, Network and Information Security – VantagePoint Healthcare Advisors

Mr. Hadley, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified HealthCare Information Security & Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) provides consulting services to healthcare and healthcare related entities in identifying security risks and accomplishing risk management goals related to cyber and information security.

Additionally, he assists clients in performing HIPAA Security Assessments and Risk Analyses with a focus on implementing practical measures to manage and reduce the risk of losing protected data.

Mr. Hadley is dedicated to educating clients about cybersecurity and empowers them to adopt best practices in keeping their organizations safe from threats. He assists in development of information security programs in large and small entities.

Mr. Hadley is a graduate of Fairfield University.

2020 Webinar Dates

April – TBD

May 3

June 7

July 5

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 6