September 25 and 26, 2014 Macon, GA Attestation Support Session EPs and EHs Tuesday, Oct 21 at 12:30 With Jewise Davis, HP and Jesus Ruiz, Reimbursement Solutions Group, Mark Renfro, HomeTown Health Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount. Register Today. Health IT Breakout Session On November 11th. 1:00PM Welcome and Introductions Kathy Whitmire, HTH Managing Director 1:15PM Security Assessment Robert Morris, ION IT Group 2:15PM HIPAA Security Compliance Overview and Update on Security Breach and Importance of Compliance Michele Madison, Morris, Manning and Martin LLP 3:15PM Disaster Recovery & Data Back-up Solutions Mark Renfro, HomeTown Health Don Kinser, EDI, Limited 4:00PM MU2 Requirements – Overcoming Challenges of Patient Portals and Secure Messaging, Current Issues Panel: Mary Pizzino, Effingham Health System Juanita Wren, Morgan Memorial Hospital Keith Lovering, Miller County Hospital 4:45PM ICD-10 Update Kathy Whitmire 5:30PM Adjourn 6:00PM Networking Reception Mark Renfro is Health Information Technology Director at HomeTown Health and HealtHIE Georgia and the GA-HITEC project director. Mark has 12 years of leadership experience in building rural healthcare information networks. He has over 30 years’ experience in health information systems and management. He currently serves as Managing Director for HealtHIE Georgia. Under his direction over the past 12 years, Great Plains Healthcare Alliance has become the most robust, comprehensive rural healthcare information network in the nation. He has served on the board of the Florida HIMSS. He also has served as President of the Florida HIMSS Chapter. In addition while President, the National HIMSS bestowed upon the Florida Chapter, the Small Chapter of the Year Award in 2011. Before coming to the Georgia he directed the Northeast Florida Physician Healthcare Information Network (NEFRHO). He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Support for various Health Information Systems businesses. Mary Pizzino, Effingham Health System Juanita Wren, Morgan Memorial Hospital Keith Lovering, Miller County Hospital Kathy Whitmire Kathy directs the management and education services offered to HomeTown’s hospital members and their affiliated clinics and physician practices. Kathy saw the need for revenue cycle and reimbursement education as a key to the survival of rural hospitals soon after she began working with HomeTown Health in 2000 and has since led over 100 training boot camps and workshops, 26 Rural Hospital Conferences, 250 Medicare and Medicaid Webinars, and on-site hospitals trainings. She has developed and taught education programs in the following categories the HIPAA, HITECH/EHR Implementation Education, Business Office/Revenue Cycle Performance Improvement, Part A and Part B Medicare Reimbursement and Compliance Education, Benefits of Critical Access Hospital/Cost based Reimbursement, RACS - Recovery Audit Contractors, Healthcare Reform – Affordable Care act, EHR Meaningful Use Attestation, in partnership with the GA HIT Regional Extension Center, and ICD-10. Kathy and her team are currently leading 55 hospitals through a 12 month ICD-10 Readiness Program. www.hometownhealthonline.com 9:00AM 9:15AM 10:00AM 10:45AM 11:30AM 12:15PM 1:00PM 1:45PM Welcome and Introductions GA-HITEC – Update on Regional Extension Center HIT Resources - Meaningful Use ONC Report – Discussion on how the ONC can support MU efforts with rural providers Kathy Whitmire, HTH Managing Director Carmen Hughes, GA-HITEC Leila Samy, HHS, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT An HIE Demonstration Laura McCrary, KAHIN Susan Moore, MAG FCC Pilot - Laying a HealtHIE Foundation for the Dustin Durden – Pineland Telephone Cooperative Future John Scott - Bulloch Telephone Cooperative Steven Milner – Planters Telephone Cooperative David Flanders – Emanuel Medical Center Lunch GaHIN – GA Exchange Architecture & Successful Dr. Denise Hines, GaHIN Exchange Models Review Final Rule to Determine Your CEHRT Jesus Ruiz and Mark Renfro Participation Options for Program Year 2014 2:15PM DCH Health IT Initiatives – sharing the plan for Georgia, Health IT, Meaningful Use and Medicaid Incentive Program Stacey Harris, DCH Tracy Sims, DCH 3:00PM CLOSING REMARKS/ADJOURN Kathy Whitmire, HTH Leila Samy, Rural Health IT Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) represents her agency on the White House Rural Council and coordinates all the Council’s rural Health IT initiatives. Prior to creating ONC’s Rural Health IT Coordination function, Ms. Samy served as Special Assistant to the Deputy National Coordinator. In this role, Leila Samy supported and acted on behalf of the Chief Operating Officer executing and monitoring a $2 Billion portfolio. She provided management support for a number of operating divisions in technical areas that affect performance planning, monitoring, analysis and reporting. A trusted transformer, @LeilaSamy has been with HHS since 2007, building public/private coalitions, launching pilot projects and scaling successful models across the US. Laura McCrary Ed.D Dr. Laura McCrary is the Executive Director of the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) based in Topeka, KS. KHIN is a Kansas non-profit organization that provides health information exchange technology services to over 800 health care organizations throughout Kansas. KHIN is a provider led and governed health information exchange and founding members include the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas Hospital Association, and the Wichita Health Information Exchange (WHIE). Laura completed Post-Doctoral work at Kansas University; a Doctorate of Education from Kansas State University and MS degrees in the areas of Mental Illness and Learning Disabilities from Kansas State University. Laura is an adjunct professor at the Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management, she is a member of the National Policy Steering Committee for eHealth Initiative and an Advisory Board member for eHealth Exchange/Carequality. Dustin Durden – Pineland Telephone Cooperative John Scott - Bulloch Telephone Cooperative Steven Milner – Planters Telephone Cooperative David Flanders – Emanuel Medical Center Denise W. Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS CEO, eHealth Services Group Dr. Denise W. Hines heads eHealth Services Group and also serves as the Executive Director of the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN). Nationally recognized as an expert in state government in health information exchanges (HIE), Dr. Hines has participated in hundreds of public speaking events locally and nationally, educating providers on the benefits of electronic health record (EHR) systems, health information technology adoption, and the overall national vision for an interconnected health system. Dr. Hines was responsible for overseeing and managing the marketing and outreach recruitment of more than 5,200 healthcare providers and 56 critical access and rural hospitals, assisting these providers in meeting meaningful use requirements and qualifying for the CMS EHR incentive program. She holds a doctorate in healthcare administration and maintains certifications in project management, software development, and healthcare law. She is the past President of the Georgia Chapter of Health Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and represents Georgia on the National HIMSS Public Policy Committee and the National HIMSS Jesus F. Ruiz currently is the principal owner of Reimbursement Solutions Group, LLC, an independent consulting firm established in 2011 to assist providers with all their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement needs. In the area of Electronic Health Records, Jesus has assisted a variety of providers in collecting Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. Prior to his current venture, Jesus served as Assistant Vice President of Reimbursement and Compliance for SunLink Health Systems Inc. Jesus began his career as a Medicare auditor with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona in 1987, and since that time has held a number of reimbursement related position with a variety of providers including DeKalb Medical Center, Mariner Post Acute Care Network in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Jesus Ruiz is a licensed CPA with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in accountancy from Southern Utah University. Stacey Harris, a Health IT/Medicaid Manager for Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Health IT, has 23 years of experience in health care industry including: Medicaid Policy and Medicaid Management Information Systems, health care delivery systems including hospital services, professional services, and ancillary services. She has extensive knowledge of functional requirements, data management and reporting, and claims management. Mrs. Harris has participated in the design and implementation of two MMIS and several state implementations including Managed Care, PBM, and Medical Management for the state of Georgia. Stacey’s experience along with her education, has allowed her to amass a varied array of knowledge and skills which affords her impeccable healthcare operations, strategy, technology, and health systems knowledge. Mrs. Harris was the Georgia Medicaid Policy Lead for Georgia’s MMIS implementation in 2010 and served as the subject matter expert for multiple subsystems during this implementation. She recently retuned back to the Georgia Department of Community Health after working as a Consultant for Deloitte Consulting LLP, on the New York State Department of Health Medicaid Data warehouse project. Stacey holds a B.S. in HealthCare Management and a Masters of Health Administration both from Clayton State University. Tracy Sims As the Director of Programs leading the Medicaid Incentive Program for the Georgia Department of Community Health, she brings more than twenty years of healthcare industry experience including operations, quality assurance, account management and client relations. Since her employment with the Georgia Departmentof Community Health, Tracy works specifically with Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange, and Medicaid programs. Additionally she has extensive experience managing large departments, leading business development initiatives and utilizes excellent communications skills to facilitate presentations and training sessions across all levels.