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December Webinar

Title: 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Description: The presentation will cover major provisions of the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, including telehealth and licensing flexibilities, payment for office/outpatient E& M visits, the Quality Payment Program, and opioid use disorder/substance use disorder provisions.

About the Speaker: Patrick Hamilton has been with the Philadelphia Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) since October, 1998. Currently, he is the Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator of CMS Philadelphia. Previously, he worked in the area of provider outreach since 2002, where he has served as the Outreach Specialist for providers in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.  In addition to his outreach responsibilities, Patrick works closely with clinicians, beneficiaries and Congressional offices in resolving inquiries dealing with Part A and Part B issues. Patrick also served as the Field Lead for Policy Expertise for the Quality Payment Programs for the 10 CMS field offices.

Patrick received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1996, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova University in 1999.


November Webinar

Title: Examining Cyber Risk in Your Medical Practice

State: A Webinar Led by the NY MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, PA MGMA and WV MGMA.

Description: Healthcare and medical practices are continually the target of cyber-attacks that threaten not only information security but also patient care. Hear from our expert about these ever-increasing threats and how to mitigate the long-term risk to your business.

About the Speaker: Robert H. Rosenzweig, RPLU, is a Senior Vice President and the National Cyber Risk Practice Leader at Risk Strategies.  In this role Rob oversees all of the firm’s cyber professionals and works directly with the firm’s clients and prospects on creating comprehensive and customized coverage for their data security, privacy, and errors & omissions exposures. Rob is also responsible for coordinating the firm’s overall cyber strategy nationally.  A published writer and frequent interview subject on cyber liability topics, he also has participated on panels and led seminars on a variety of related topics. Rob currently holds the Cyber COPE Insurance Certification from Chubb & Carnegie Mellon University and a designation as a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter.  Rob received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government & Economics from Hamilton College.


October Webinar

Title: Telehealth in Medical Practices During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: An Overview of the Expansion of Telehealth & the Parameters of Use During & Following the Pandemic

State: A Webinar Led by the Pennsylvania MGMA in collaboration with the CT MGMA, VA MGMA, NY MGMA and WV MGMA.

Description: The use of telehealth services has been an increasing trend over the recent years, and telehealth has been a key part of the government’s arsenal against COVID-19. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of using telehealth at their practices during the pandemic, by way of the increased flexibility in regulations, enforcement discretion and penalty waivers, and expanded coverage and reimbursement, as well as provide insights into the anticipated telehealth landscape following the pandemic.

About the Speaker:
Michael Bassett, Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP

Michael represents health care professionals and entities in all business, transactional, regulatory, and related matters.

Michael graduated from Drexel University, Thomas Kline School of Law, with a certificate in Health Law and began his career as an in-house associate attorney with Thomas Jefferson University, representing the transactional, compliance, and regulatory matters for the university, affiliated schools, and Jefferson University Physicians, a multi-specialty physician practice group.

Michael’s current practice concentrates on corporate and transactional health law matters for a variety of clients in the health care industry and clients in health care-related industries. In addition to assisting these clients with the full range of corporate and business matters, Michael advises clients on matters relating to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.


September Webinar

PNC’s Perspective on Navigating the Current Economy

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

Join members of the PNC Financial Leadership Team to hear about the impact of the Coronavirus and the forecasted changes to the economy.  This will be a conversation you don’t want to miss!  Learn about the national economic outlook for business in the future and strategies to consider in the new environment

Michael Stark  Senior Wealth Management Advisor
PNC Wealth Management®

As a Vice President and a Senior Wealth Advisor, Michael Stark works with families to provide a differentiated, individual Wealth Management experience. Whether they’re beginning their financial journey or require sophisticated financial solutions to ease complexities, Michael has the knowledge, experience and desire to help bring about successful outcomes.

Prior to joining PNC Wealth Management, Michael was a Portfolio Manager at the Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management for the Ultra High Net Worth Clients.  Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in management from Pennsylvania State University.


August Webinar

Caring For Yourself & Others during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

Administrators and their practices are dealing with higher-than-normal levels of stress, anxiety, worry, and emotional and physical exhaustion as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread.

From balance and burnout to emotional health, issues of well-being are front and center for today’s medical practices. Having a practice culture that supports people’s health is having a culture that supports people.  

Ready to rethink your role in a way that allows well-being to be embedded into the practice culture?  We’ll take a look at how living with intention, purpose, discovering one’s true self-authenticity, practicing self-care and focusing on the positive gratitude are the key attributes to practice success.

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognize major factors influencing work-life balance and the key drives of burnout
  2. Explain the relevance of addressing leadership, self-care, self-compassion, emotional disclosure and gratitude as predictors of burnout.
  3. Using an innovative model created to promote fulfillment and decrease burnout, discover ways to address personal resilience, culture of wellness and practice efficiency. 

Jason Horay, MS, CHES

Jason Horay is the Manager of Health Strategy and Well-Being at Curi, a company committed to helping physicians in medicine, business, and life. In this role, he serves as Health Promotion Program Manager for the North Carolina Medical Society Employee Benefit Plan, where he partners with brokers, producers, and vendors in supporting nearly 500 medical practices and 11,000 covered healthcare professionals. Jason has also held well-being leadership roles at Duke University, IBM, and Cisco Systems.

Jason is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina and chairs the Triangle (N.C.) Area Health Promotion Network. He was featured as a WELCOA Member Spotlight and voted as a Top 100 Health Promotion Professional.

Jason earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from High Point University and a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion from Mississippi State University. He is a Certified Member of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (CHES) and teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate health promotion and public health courses. 

In his free time, Jason enjoys deep sea fishing, exercising, gardening, and spending time with his two sons, Caden and Cole. 


July Webinar

Emerging From COVID-19: Guidelines for Protecting Your Practice

Led by the New York MGMA in collaboration with the PA MGMA, WV MGMA, CT MGMA and VA MGMA

Description: Join our risk management experts from MLMIC Insurance Company and MedPro Group as they help you understand the regulatory requirements associated with COVID-19 and help you recognize resources necessary to reopen your practices safely. They will help you to develop infection control measures for protecting your patients and staff and create new workflows and prioritize your patient backlog while identifying areas of need in anticipation for a future surge.

Mark Ambrose, DNP, MBA, RN, MLMIC Insurance

Mark Ambrose has been a Risk Management Consultant with MLMIC Insurance Company since 2014. He has had roles in academia, administration, and clinical practice for over 20 years. His clinical experiences include: Director of Nursing for a large Central New York health system, nurse manager in a number of clinical settings, including Urgent Care, Emergency Care and Diabetes services. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Keuka College in the Finger Lakes region. He has developed a strong background in Risk Management and Continuous Quality Improvement and serves as a consultative resource to more than 25 health care facilities, and hundreds of independent practitioners in the Central New York region. He can offer expertise in a variety of areas including: clinical process, patient safety, regulatory standards and compliance, performance improvement, health information technology, and business process. Mark earned an Associate’s in Applied Science in Nursing from Cayuga Community College, a Bachelor’s in Science with a focus in nursing from Keuka College, a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia College, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University.

Gordon Sanders, RN, BSN, CPHRM, FASHRM, MedPro

Gordon has more than 35 years of experience working in clinical practice, hospital administration, risk management, and consulting. His extensive clinical leadership includes nursing supervision in both home care and acute care hospital facilities. In home care facilities, he led the development of fee-for-service programs. In acute care hospital facilities, he served as a lead developer, clinical coordinator, and instructor of the electronic medical records system. He also advanced to director of risk management in a multihospital integrated health system.

Gordon has more than 35 years of experience working in clinical practice, hospital administration, risk management, and consulting. His extensive clinical leadership includes nursing supervision in both home care and acute care hospital facilities. In home care facilities, he led the development of fee-for-service programs. In acute care hospital facilities, he served as a lead developer, clinical coordinator, and instructor of the electronic medical records system. He also advanced to director of risk management in a multihospital integrated health system.

Gordon received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Youngstown State University. He is a registered nurse in the state of Ohio. He is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the Pennsylvania Association for Health Care Risk Management, and the West Virginia Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Gordon also has served in leadership roles in the Ohio Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Additionally, he is a certified professional in healthcare risk management, and he is a Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.


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.

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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