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8:00am Registration/Breakfast 8:20 - 8:30am Welcome 8:30-9:20am Increasing Coding Compliance and [...]
8:20 – 8:30am Welcome
8:30-9:20am Increasing Coding Compliance and Reimbursement
Course: 180101 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Intermediate | Prerequisite: None
In her role as HCCS’s Lead Inpatient Coding Auditor and Trainer, Melissa Edenburn is tasked with facilitating a smooth implementation of HCCS’s Inpatient coding and auditing services at new client facilities. Her first step in these transitions is the important, though often overlooked task learning a client’s official and unofficial coding and billing policies and procedures. A sometimes uncomfortable reeducation is necessary before getting everyone on the same page with new practices that ensure full compliance and optimum legitimate revenue. Melissa’s firsthand experience with this reeducation has given her valuable practice in teaching the most important Do’s and Don’ts in coding compliance.
In addition to covering some coding compliance basics, Melissa will share some specific good and bad practices to take home. To drive the message home, we’ll share some stories from the news and HCCS’s own experience that illustrate the gravity of potential rewards and consequences of seemingly inconsequential coding practices.
In addition to serving as HCCS’s Lead Inpatient Coding Auditor and Trainer, Melissa has been an Adjunct Professor in HIM for Austin Community College since 2005. She earned a BS in HIM from Texas State University and a MS in Instructional Technology from Fort Hays State University. Melissa is also RHIA and CCS certified through AHIMA. Though more often a presenter on in-depth coding topics at coding conferences and bootcamps, Melissa does occasionally share her coder perspective with noncoders. Perhaps thanks to her experience as an educator, Melissa effectively dumbs this tricky subject down enough for noncoders to comprehend some valuable lessons.
9:20am-10:10am Novitas Update
Course: 180102 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisite: None
10:10am – 10:20am Break
10:20am-11:50am Negotiating with Yourself and Winning
Course: 180103 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisite: None
The seminar uses simulation-based learning to understand several core principles of distributive and integrative negotiation.
To understand basic value claiming and creating strategies in dynamic negotiation.
Dr. Matthew W. McCarter, Associate Professor of Management, University of Texas – San Antonio
Matthew McCarter is an associate professor of management at University of Texas – San Antonio. He received his PhD in business from University of Illinois – Urbana. Some of his recent accomplishments include the 2017 Richard Howe Teaching Award; the 2016 University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award; and the 2017 John Angus Erskine Fellowship. He has published over 25 papers on management and organizations in such outlets as the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Operations Management, and Human Resource Management Journal. Matthew is married to his eternal bride, Miriam, and they have four children.
11:50am-12:40pm Lunch – Networking
12:40pm-1:30pm 85th Legislative Session Update
Course: 180104 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisite: None
Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Charles Smith to be Texas’ Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner, a job he started June 1, 2016. As Executive Commissioner, Smith oversees a system with nearly 56,000 employees that serves more than 7.5 million Texans every year in more than 600 programs ranging from Medicaid to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
A proud graduate of Texas Tech University, Commissioner Smith began his career as a volunteer in the Attorney General’s Child Support Division in 1988. He rose to serve as the division’s director as it became the top rated child support program in the nation.
1:30pm-2:20pm Psychographics + Technology: Changing Patient Behaviors in Cardiovascular Health to Drive Better Outcomes, Productivity and Cost Savings
Course: 180105 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisite: None
The presentation will demonstrate how psychographic segmentation, a methodology used by leading Consumer Products and Retail companies, can be used to change patient behavior with a focus on cardiovascular health. By targeting and messaging patients based on their motivations and “healthcare personalities,” hospitals and other healthcare providers can enhance patient engagement and the likelihood of driving positive health behaviors, leading to improved clinical and business outcomes. The presentation will provide a variety of case studies and results showing cost savings, increased patient participation and efficiencies in resource allocation.
- The audience will understand and become familiar with psychographic segmentation
- Appreciate how Consumer Industry methods can help augment and enhance patient engagement
- The audience will understand how these approaches apply to, and can benefit, their organizations
Attendees should include those responsible for driving operational efficiencies, Quality, Patient Experience, Clinical and Marketing personnel.
Brent Walker is SVP, Marketing & Analytics for PatientBond. Brent is responsible for marketing strategy and execution, as well as integrating healthcare consumer insights into the PatientBond digital engagement platform. He developed the psychographic segmentation model employed by PatientBond, enabling personalized messaging based on patients’ motivations. Before that, Brent spent 20 years in marketing with P&G in its healthcare division, leading brands, marketing and psychographic segmentation. Brent has delivered a variety of publications and industry presentations covering healthcare marketing topics, most recently featured in MedCity News, Forbes, The Commonwealth Fund, Population Health News and Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN).
Pat Dunn has served in the field of cardiac rehabilitation as an exercise physiologist, program director, and educator for over 30 years. He has worked extensively with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association on both the national and local levels. His work with the American Heart Association includes:
- the development of a Center of Excellence for Health Technology and Innovation
- the development of science based care plans using health technology
- the development of a health-tech and innovation research agenda, designed specifically for technology and innovative solutions
- a lead role in the establishment of the High Blood Pressure Leadership Community, a multi-sector forum of thought leaders focused on high blood pressure
- the development of the Check.Change.Control blood pressure tracking program
2:20pm – 2:30pm Break
2:30pm-3:30pm Becoming a Talking Head: Medical Billing Experts in Texas
Course: 180106 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisite: None
For those who have thought of using their education, training and experience to become a medical billing expert, we will discuss the benefits and challenges associated with making this part of your practice.
To give an overview of the considerations for those interested in testifying as a medical billing expert in personal injury cases in Texas.
Attendees who have billing, coding and healthcare financial management experience interested in possibly testifying as experts in personal injury litigation in Texas.
Dan Christensen is an attorney who has a personal injury trial firm in Austin, Texas. He has practiced law for over 20 years representing thousands of injured Texans. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has lectured extensively to judges, lawyers and their staff about presenting and defending medical expenses, as well as conducting direct and cross examination of expert witnesses.
3:30pm-4:20pm The Demise of Primary Care (AKA: MACRA)
Course: 180107 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisite: None
- To understand the impact of the implementation of MACRA (Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorizations Act) on Primary Care Physicians
- The resulting rise of Concierge based Practices & how this will affect access to Primary Care
- What the long term consequences will be to the Health Care Profession
Candace Regan is a West Point Graduate and Combat Veteran with Degrees in both nursing and electrical engineering. She has worked in the health care field for over 30 years to include hospital based nursing, surgical instructor, medical device and pharmaceutical product manager and most recently, as a senior development director for the nation’s largest concierge medicine company. She is also CEO and owner of her own recruiting company where she works directly with military veterans, putting service members into civilian roles after separation from the military.
4:20pm – 5:00pm Blanton Museum Tour
5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception & Networking
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