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  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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    10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    HFMA Summer Institute Golf Tournament
    Pine Lakes
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Volunteer Committee Meeting
    The strength of our wonderful chapter is dependent on the involvement and contributions of our members who volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise. In our hectic professional and personal lives, we know that it is difficult to find the time to volunteer. But we need you to make our chapter stronger and what you give in is what you get out! There are various opportunities to help our chapter grow and we strive to find roles that will suit your interests, skills and schedules. Please join us to look at the various opportunities and let us know what sounds like a fit. We would love to help you get involved today!
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Session 1: New Member Reception
    Blythe Room
    If you are a new member, new volunteer or a first time institute attendee, please make plans to attend this session. You will have a meet and greet with the mentoring committee along with the board members and officers. This will be a perfect time to get any questions that you might have answered, do some networking, find out about volunteering and meet new people! Cathy Dougherty (Mentoring committee chairperson) and Roxann Arnold (Mentoring Committee co-chair) will be the facility for this session.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Session 2: Sponsorship Feedback Reception
    Cumberland Ballroom
    For all current 2017-18 and 2016-17 GA HFMA sponsors, this session is to provide feedback, talk about what works and what changes you would like to see from the chapter. Current Sponsorship Chairperson Laurence Harris and Program Chairperson Bridget Cutchen will be there for the discussion.
     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Session 3: Driving Patient Satisfaction through Teamwork and Collaboration
    Cumberland Ballroom
    With today’s patients bearing more responsibility for the cost of their healthcare than ever before, their expectations have risen as well – along with their willingness to shop around when things go wrong. How do providers meet these expectations, increase patient satisfaction, and maintain a high level of patient loyalty? The answer lies in knowing what patients need and want, and how to use collaboration and teamwork to deliver those very things. Providence Health System's Kathryne Rouse, System Director of Customer Support, and Hawes Group's CMO and motivational speaker, Jeff Johnson, will share their collective experience with successful patient engagement and developing collaborative teams that deliver. With new and significant changes to the ACA forthcoming, Kathryne and Jeff will discuss what these changes may mean for providers, and the impact they may have on patients as well. There’s never been a better time for the discussion of Patient Satisfaction through Teamwork and Collaboration. Take a journey with Kathryne and Jeff as they examine the factors that contribute to patient satisfaction, and share strategies for creating an environment of teamwork that delivers exceptional patient care.
     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Pre-Dinner Reception
    7:30 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Dinner and Evening Entertainment
     Optional 
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Session 4: Inpatient Reimbursement
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
    9:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Networking Break
    9:45 AM  -  10:50 AM
    Session 5: Insurance Legal Reimbursement Issues
    Grand Ballroom
    Many hospital revenue cycle staff members do not have a solid understanding of the legal ins and outs when it comes to third party reimbursement law. Unfortunately their hospitals can miss out on reimbursement opportunities due to lack of such knowledge. Conducted in an interactive format, this presentation will cover the federal and state reimbursement laws that staff can apply when managing claims. Expected Takeaways: 1. Understand impact of third party reimbursement law on hospitals’ ability to recover payment on claims. 2. Avoid claim delays and denials that are a result of incomplete or inaccurate information obtained at the time of patient admission 3. Overturn claim denials by accurately identifying specific denial types and enhancing the corresponding appeal letter
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session 6: The Past, Present and Future of Collections: The New Deal of Healthcare
    Sapelo Room
    We’ll take a look at the evolution of patient collection approaches and provide an overview of the best strategy for engaging healthcare consumers in the future. This new strategy, the New Deal, takes into account ever-changing communication preferences and styles, increasing regulatory pressures, and the challenges that all patients face in paying medical bills. Are you and your vendors engaging your patients in a way that demonstrates this progressive approach? Do your financial outcomes reveal the success of the new strategies?
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session 7: Rural Hospital CFO Panel
    Blythe Room
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Session 8: Lunch and Keynote Speaker - Who are you becoming as a Leader?
    Grand Ballroom
    Jonathan Fanning is the author of Who are you BECOMING? and has been coaching leaders – from Fortune 500 executives to sole proprietors – for over 15 years. If you are familiar with TED talks, Jonathan was voted the best speaker at a recent TED conference. A traumatic car accident and several other “Frying Pan” moments in the middle of Fanning’s career as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies triggered a quest for a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, and significance. “Who are you BECOMING?” and “Who are you helping others to BECOME?” became central to Jonathan’s life, businesses, and speaking. He has also built several successful businesses, including a national children’s fitness franchise and Entrepreneur Adventure, which helps young people experience business start-up and ownership. He has inspired and challenged audiences with his message in 49 states and on 3 continents. Jonathan lives in NY with his amazing wife, Dominika, and two angelic little girls, Ella and Maya.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    *Session 9: Data Driven Decision - How to get the most out of your data
    Grand Ballroom
    Both the American Medical Association and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society have publically noted that the number one tool that providers must embrace is enterprise-wide data analytics. Effective analytics approaches and tools can be utilized to produce integrated reports from disparate systems to see a complete and meaningful picture of the business enterprise. Healthcare reform, bundled payments, value based purchasing, ACOs, and pay for performance all threaten the healthcare provider’s bottom line. Data driven decisions can help to drive financial performance at a time when every dollar counts. This session will incorporate the principles of measurement, accountability, and discipline to illustrate how to develop a sustained approach to a high performing data-driven organization.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Session 10: A&A Update - New Accounting Pronouncements
    Sapelo Room
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session 11: The Key to Improving Revenue Cycle Operations - Connance
    Grand Ballroom
    High denial rates can have a detrimental impact on the bottom line. At best, denials force the business office to review and rework claims, causing a delay in AR receivables. At worst, the claim is rejected and must be written off, when in some cases, the denial is avoidable. How do you know which denials to work? Which denials should get your attention first? From root cause analysis, prioritization of denials for value and automation for claims statusing, leading organizations are going beyond the traditional approaches to handling claims and denials. Learn more about how your organization can think differently to improve claims and denial management.
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session 12: A&A Update - New Accounting Issues in Healthcare
    Sapelo Room
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Beach Volleyball Tournament
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Pool Side Gathering

    Our Pool Side Reception is graciously sponsored by ProMedical, LLC.

    ProMedical

     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Dinner On Your Own
  • Friday, July 28, 2017
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    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Session 13: Prayer Breakfast
    Sapelo Room

    FaithWorks serves the needs of more than 20,000 people annually in the Southeast Georgia's Golden Isles through volunteer and financial contributions from members of our community. These estimated 1,250 individuals, families, churches, businesses committed more than 13,000 hours of service to those in need by providing shelter, clothes, food, and pastoral care.

    If you'd like to make a donation you can do so at http://www.faithworksministry.org/what_you_can_do/

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Session 14: The Rise of Convenient Care
    Grand Ballroom
    In an era of physician shortages and limited access to these physicians, the convenient care model strives to reduce appointment wait times and utilize emerging technology to find new ways to access physicians. The Rise of Convenient Care, Retail Clinics, Healthcare Apps, and Robots explores the emerging practice models attempting to make healthcare more convenient and consumer-driven, including retail clinics, urgent care centers, mobile healthcare apps, physician robots, and even the re-emergence of house-calls.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    9:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Networking Break
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Session 15: Dollars, Doctors, and Health Reform
    Grand Ballroom
    Dollars, Doctors and Health Reform explores how reimbursement for physician and hospital services has transformed healthcare delivery in the United States. The presentation includes an eye-opening look at physician and hospital payment patterns of the past, an examination of today’s “hybrid” compensation models blending volume and value, and an explanation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) by which physicians will be reimbursed in the near future. Doctors, Dollars and Health Reform is an insightful and engaging presentation for healthcare facility administrators, physicians, and policy makers affected by reimbursement trends.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Closing Remarks, Door Prizes and Adjournment
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
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