21 (Sunday) - 23 (Tuesday) CST
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk - Downtown
125 E. Houston Street San Antonio, TX
Sunday, May 21, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm Riverboat Networking Cruise
Course 170501 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: All | Prerequisite: None
Click here for Presentation: 170501 – Galindez
Healthcare finance professionals today face considerable challenges, from new payment models to innovation to consumerism. Rather than looking at such challenges as obstacles, healthcare leaders can choose to view them as opportunities to learn, grow, and leverage their skills to improve the health of their communities. To that end, this presentation will focus on current challenges and the opportunities they offer to truly thrive—on the personal, professional, and organizational levels.
Tammie Galindez is Associate Vice President, Practice Management, Value Based Care, for Conifer Health Systems in Frisco, Texas. She also serves as an elected director on HFMA’s National Board of Directors.
A member of HFMA since 2002, Ms. Galindez has served the national association as a member of the National Advisory Council. At the chapter level, she has served as the South Texas Chapter president and as chair and member of various committees for the Gulf Coast, First Illinois, and South Texas Chapters. She is also a recipient of HFMA’s Medal of Honor as well as the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold merit awards.
Ms. Galindez has worked for nearly 20 years to help healthcare systems improve the health of their revenue cycle and aid in their transition to value-based reimbursement.
Course 170502 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: Advanced | Prerequisite: None
Click here for Presentation: 170502 – Art Johnson and Stephanie Thompson
Everyone has a role to play in driving organizational alignment. We will discuss the relevance of your role.
Art Johnson, our founder, spent over 25 years as a leader in the corporate world. He led successful teams as an executive in multiple Fortune 500 companies. Art was charged with executing a single strategic plan for everyone, regardless of their unique circumstances. Art had many HR tools that measured engagement, satisfaction and other metrics. Even with these robust tools, they were not able to measure how any of this data was impacting business performance. None of these (costly and time-consuming) tools showed leaders what they needed to know most of all: Are we accomplishing our goals? Who has bought into our mission?
This led to:
– The birth of Infinity Systems and our main focus: Alignment
– A tool to help leaders measure Alignment: Orgametrics™
Stephanie Thompson is an Arizona native and Arizona State University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management and a Master’s Degree in Technology Management.
Stephanie is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Quality Auditor. She spent 5 years as a Quality Manager for CampCorp Structures prior to transitioning to an Organizational Excellence Consultant.
Stephanie has proudly served as an Examiner for the Baldridge National Quality Award. She is a Senior Member Leader of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), International speaker, and an advocate for sharing quality with the next generation.
Course 170503 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: TBD | Prerequisite: None
Each payer representative will provide a high level assessment of the consumer segments throughout the South TX market and describe at a general level the products their organization has developed to support those market segments.
John Montaine, CEO, Creative Managed Care Solutions
John is a results-oriented healthcare professional who brings over 30 years of experience in clinical orthopedics, health insurance, and hospital systems to create strategic and tactical solutions for hospital systems.
Prior to consulting, Mr. Montaine served as a senior hospital executive for two multi-facility integrated Texas hospital systems, and he served in senior executive roles developing and running national and regional health plans in Texas and Florida.
Mr. Montaine has been a member of HFMA since 1999 where he achieved the nation’s highest score on HFMA’s certification exam for Managed Care in 2008.
Toby J. Streicher, Sr. Director, Integrated Delivery Systems, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
I have over 20 years experience in managed care contracting, network development, provider service and maintenance, medical cost management and managing healthcare initiatives across Texas. I am currently the Sr. Director of Integrated Delivery Systems for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. My team is responsible for the development, implementation and management of network strategies including maintaining and improving current provider networks, developing new networks, achieving unit price targets, managing medical cost trend, migration to value based payment and educating providers. I have a passion for advocating for affordable healthcare for members and customers with extensive knowledge of contracts, applications, and products covering group, government and retail lines of business.
Jon Buss is currently Vice President for Humana responsible for provider contracting and development for South, Central and West Texas. He began developing value based provider contracts with physicians and hospitals in San Antonio in the late 1980s. Jon has returned to Texas after a career building or maintaining provider oriented cost effective networks in markets as varied as California, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Ohio.
Course 170504 | CPE: 1.0 | Level: TBD | Prerequisite: None
Click Here for Presentation: 170504 – Evans
As digital technology changes the landscape of the healthcare industry, is your organization positioned to be be a beneficiary or causualty? During the course of the discussion, we’ll provide stories from the frontlines of organizations positioned to be beneficiaries.
Kim Bond Evans, Co-founder & CEO, Seremedi, Inc.
Kim Bond Evans has more than 15 years as a senior executive for early stage and large companies. Kim is co-founder and CEO of Seremedi, Inc. a digital health company. Seremedi’s CareScriptions® mobile integrated care management and outcomes reporting application enables care teams to connect to patients during critical points of care at any virtual setting achieving the best outcomes. Previously, Kim served as the President of Blue Lance and the CEO of Secure Vantage Technology, Inc. where she was responsible for leading product directions and business strategies. Prior experience includes business development and M&A where she was responsible for identifying, investing, acquiring and integrating strategic assets for Microsoft and BMC Software.
Kim completed the Wharton executive management program as a member of the Microsoft leadership team. Kim served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the Houston Technology Center and a member of the founding teams for the HATCHpitch competition and Impact Pediatric Health for innovative start-ups at SXSW. Kim serves as a judge at the distinguished Rice Business Plan competition; a coach for fast track early stage companies at SXSW Interactive and AARP. Kim is committed to the wellbeing of her family and communities. She serves on several boards and organizations.
Course 170505 | CPE:1.0 | Level: Intermediate | Prerequisites: None
Health care fraud and abuse continues to plague our system and die dollar amounts often are significant. The recent indictments of physicians and others related to the Texas physician-owned Forest Park health system provide an opportunity to look at the endcements and federal health law risks of referrals, even for organizations
that do not accept federal payments.
Payment for value rather than volume has been is the goal of federal and private payers for years. With the passage ofMACRA the MIPS and APS payment structures have been put in place. 2017 is a critical year for providers and reports made this year \viU affect payments made in 2019. A variety of facets of the MIPS and APS structures are particularly important for providers, payers, and those who work with them to consider.
This presentation will discuss several of those factors.
Barrett Richards has more than 30 years of experience representing providers in the business, financial, and regulatory aspects of the delivery of health care. His clients range from sole practitioners to multi-hospital organizations, and include direct providers as well as indirect, such as pharmacies, durable medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and health care staffing and employee leasing companies. He advises clients regarding taxation and exemptions; hospital physician joint ventures; contracting; and health care real estate transactions.
Mr. Richards is the only lawyer in Texas who is board certified in both Health and Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Course 170506 | CPE:1.0 | Level: Entry | Prerequisites: None
Megan’s presentation will provide an overview of federal level activity that impacts the hospital field, including the political environment, key bills and AHA advocacy and outreach efforts. Attendees should include those who are employed by or work with the hospital field. They will benefit from a timely update of politics and policies that could impact their workplace.
Megan Cundari, Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations, American Hospital Association
Megan has been a member of the Federal Relations department at the AHA since 2001 and has been lobbying Congress for the last fourteen years. In addition to advocating the full range of AHA’s legislative and regulatory agenda, her specific issue areas include Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Prior to her work at the AHA, she spent five years in campaign politics, working for a Chicago-based political consulting firm. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she majored in political science and economics.
John’s presentation will provide a legislative update on state and federal issues related to the healthcare industry.
John M. Hawkins is the senior vice president of government relations for the Texas Hospital Association. He is responsible for managing all aspects of THA’s state and federal advocacy efforts before the Legislature and regulatory agencies.
Before joining THA, Hawkins served as a senior policy analyst for the Texas Sunset Commission, where he managed the performance reviews of state agencies. Hawkins also served as a legislative aide in the House of Representatives for two legislative sessions and worked as legislative liaison for the Texas Department of Information Resources for three sessions.
A native of Tyler, Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and a master of public affairs degree, both from The University of Texas at Austin.
Course 170507 | CPE:1.0 | Level: TBD | Prerequisites: None
Click here for Presentation: 170507 – Cleveland
Medical research suggests that the success of patient recovery, therefore patient satisfaction, is a direct correlation of the engagement of not only the medical care but also of the patient personal reaction to the synergy during recovery, immediate as well as post. This synergy we generally label Motivation. However, research reveals this synergy is actually a momentum interactionally created by four components: one’s perception of self, perception of recovery, personal interactions, and vision. The greater the synergy, the greater the recovery and positive post experience impressions/satisfaction. In today’s medical arena, patient satisfaction is no longer dependent upon merely the level of physical/psychological recovery but rather the synergy of the entire “hospital experience.”
Dr. Lynda Cleveland, President, The Cleveland Group, LLC
Award-winning professor, Dr. Lynda Cleveland, has the ability to educate and entertain as a result of her skills in storytelling as well as comedy. Along the way she has been a medical educator, videographer and corporate VP in charge of training. Some of her favorite teaching moments were at McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. Her doctoral journey was a dual program between UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and The University of Texas at Austin. A little known fact about “Doc” is her alter ego is “Clebo” an internationally registered clown.
Course 170508 | CPE:1.0 | Level: Intermediate | Prerequisites: None
Click here for Presentation: 170508 – Sharp
This course will cover recent health fraud cases, typical schemes and current trends
Holly Sharp, CPA, CFE, CFF is a Director with LaPorte CPAs & Business Consultants and an adjunct professor of taxation at Tulane University. She received a Masters of Science in Tax Accounting from the University of New Orleans in 1981 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Tulane University in 1979. She authored the 2013 AICPA Practice Aid Measuring Damages Involving Individuals and was one of the co-authors of the 2015 AICPA Practice Aid Attaining Reasonable Certainty in Economic Damages Calculations. She is a frequent lecturer on forensic accounting and fraud topics before national, state and local forums.
Course 170509 | CPE:1.0 | Level: Intermediate | Prerequisites: None
Click here for presentation: 170509 – Huber
Six years into Texas’ 1115 Waiver, there is still much to explore around how to improve health, redesign care delivery, and sustain our gains. One region in south Texas continues to GO BEYOND to drive innovation, collaboration, and transformation. What have we learned? And what lies ahead for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program in Texas? We will discuss these topics and how proposed DSRIP changes may impact your organization and healthcare financing across the state.
Carol Huber, Director Regional Healthcare Partnership, University Health System
Carol Huber is the Director of Regional Healthcare Partnership with University Health System in San Antonio, Texas. Under the Texas Medicaid 1115 Waiver, she leads the anchor responsibilities for the 20 counties in Region 6 working to improve health and transform care. Carol has experience with strategic planning, quality improvement, and data informatics in hospital, clinic, and managed care environments.
HFMA South Texas firstname.lastname@example.org
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