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HBMA 2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance

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Wednesday, September 8

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.


HBMA Annual Member Business Meeting
1:45 - 2:00 p.m.



2:00 - 3:30 p.m.


Opening Session
HBMA President's Address 

Emily Osetek, CHBME, COO, Pettigrew

Keynote: How To Screw Up, Stress Out & Get Nothing Done!
Steve Bedwell, M.D.
HBMA thanks our Keynote Sponsor WAYSTAR

    Steve Bedwell is a medical doctor with research training, and has traveled the world teaching and conducting research, and even found himself deep in the African jungle removing an appendix under the illumination from a car headlight! Dr. Steve is also a stand-up comedian with an unparalleled ability to present cutting-edge content while being laugh-out-loud funny. 
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.



3:45 - 4:45 p.m.


Concurrent Sessions
How to Hire a Successful and Diverse Remote Workforce

Michele Howard, District Manager, Performance Resources  

  Surprise Medical Bill Laws: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Thomas LaGreca, Esq., Executive Director of Medical Revenue Recovery, Callagy Law


4:45 - 5:00 p.m.



5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Concurrent Sessions
Incorporating Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Into Your Business Portfolio
Michelle Arendas, Enterprise Sales Engineer,  Kareo



Maximizing Revenue for You and Your Clients through MIPS Compliance Optimization
Sarah Reiter, SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Health eFilings


6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, September 9

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.


Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


General Session: Identifying Your Preferred Impact Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.


Networking in Exhibit Hall

10:10 - 10:30 a.m.  

Bite Size Theater Presentation: Optimizing Your Business Through Automation
Brian Cafferty
HBMA thanks this session's sponsor, Kareo

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.


Concurrent Sessions
Medical Billing Fraud and Dangers to Billing Companies under the False Claims Act

Landon Tooke, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Impact Healthcare Solutions    

  Outpatient Visit Coding: How to Conduct a Post-Implementation Audit
Jenny P. Studdard, BA, CCS-P, CPC, CPCO, RCC, Compliance Director, Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
11:45 - 12:15 p.m.


HBMA Awards Ceremony
11:45 - 1:15 p.m.


Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:40 - 1:00 p.m.   Bite Size Theater Presentation: What is Your Revenue Cycle Data Really Telling You?
Jeremy LaMontagne
HBMA thanks this session’s sponsor, Availity
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.


Concurrent Sessions

Compliant Audits: Best Practices for Successful Outcomes and High Reliability
Paul Kim, JD, MPH, Sung Hwang & Kim, and Christina Krueckeberg, Director of Risk Management, Luthern Hospital


  Don´t Manage What You Can Prevent: 4 Steps to End Persistent Denials
Linda Perryclear, Provider Product Line Director, Availity   


2:15 - 3:00 p.m.


Networking in Exhibit Hall

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.   Bite Size Theater Presentation: Turning Patient A/R into a Competitive Advantage
Blake Walker
HBMA thanks this session’s sponsor, Inbox Health
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Concurrent Sessions

CAQH CORE Operating Rules: How Healthcare Business Rules Support Administrative Simplification and Interoperability Goals
Robert Bowman, Director, CAQH CORE and Erin Weber, Director, CAQH CORE

  What Patients as Consumers Means for Medical Billing
Ed Kenney, Certified Payment Professional (CPP), Director Revenue Cycle Management, Relatient


4:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Networking in Exhibit Hall
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.


General Session: Washington Update
Bill Finerfrock, HBMA Government Relations Director, and Matt Reiter, Assistant Director of Government Affairs, HBMA
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, September 10

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.


General Session: HBMA Member Panel - Technology and Innovation
Kunal Jain, Chief Executive Officer, PracticeForces; Desmond Meridian, Chief Operating Officer, Professional Billing & Management Services; and Josh Lomers, Process Improvement Manager, Acclaim Radiology Management

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.


9:45 - 10:45 a.m.


General Session: Tomorrow's Revenue Cycle Today - What This Consultant Looks for in a Billing Company
David J. Zetter, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHC, CPCO, CPC, COC, PCS, FCS, CHBC, CMUP, PESC, CMAP, CMAPA, CMMP, CMHP, President, Zetter Healthcare

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 - 12:00 p.m.


General Session: Automation and Transparency: The New Revenue Cycle Imperatives
Matt Seefeld, Executive Vice President, MedEvolve and Kevin Don, Head of Global Business Services, Falck USA Inc.
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.


Closing Remarks