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Pikes Peak Colorado Chapter

Colorado Springs, CO

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Title/topic: HR UPDATE 2018
Speaker: LaNee Reynold, VP HR Services COPIC
Date: 06/21/2018
Time: 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: TBD

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The following is an update on the last two meetings: March 15, 2018: The March monthly meeting was hosted by UCHealth-Memorial Hospital at the Garden of the Gods Club. What a beautiful venue!! A huge thank you to Debra Baker, Director of Physician Relations for organizing this great meeting! Merle Taylor, COO UCHealth-Memorial Hospital, spoke about “Modeling Excellence in Healthcare and Memorial Update” which included their expansion plans and we were also updated on the progress of Children’s Hospital, currently being built next to Memorial North Hospital. April 12, 2018: The April monthly meeting was held at the MAC building with the following teaching institutions in attendance: Altierus (formerly Everest College) College America Colorado Technical University Intellitec National American University PIMA Medical Institute Pikes Peak Community College UCCS The two staffing agencies, Add Staff and WSI were also in attendance and spoke about their companies. The meeting was formatted “trade show” style, with each school at a table for meeting participants to pick up brochures and contact material. The schools then had 10 minutes to address questions that were sent prior to the meeting. Some of the questions were: What health related programs do you offer? Which programs require externships? What new programs have you implemented in the past year? And several more! It was by far, the best Educator meeting held by our chapter! Be sure not to miss this meeting next year. Coming up in May is our annual Payer Day, planned in partnership with CMGMA. The date is May 17, 2018. This annual event is always well attended and brings a wealth of information to us! Looks like the weather will be better than last year! Contact information you will probably be happy to have! TriCare Rep=Vincent Divico Phone: 719-272-2125 Medicaid Manager Provider Relations= Marceil Case Phone: 303-866-3054

3/5/18 Overview of the January and February Meetings and what is to come in March! 1/18/18 – Value Based Contracting presented by Dennis Flint Contracting Tips presented by Sandra Robben-Weber Many of you heard Dennis Flint speak at the national conference last year and Pikes Peak was happy to welcome him back in January. Denny spoke about “Risk Contracting-Winning Strategies”, focusing on goals of a contract: • How to optimize your Practice Profile to access advantageous contracts. • Know what questions to ask and key points to negotiate for Value-Based contracts • With each Value-Based model, how to contractually reduce your risk. • Understand the required organizational attributes that drive Value-Based contracting success. Sandra spoke on “The Art of Contracting”, focusing on tips, tricks and tools to get one’s practice organized at a high level for contracting in today’s environment. Sandra shared her tried and true Contract Review Worksheet and her Managed Care Contracts spreadsheet. She emphasized having a positive relationship with Insurance Payers, and asked us to think about what is unique about your practice that would help stay on top of your contracting processes. It is all about what sets you apart from other practices! 2/15/18 – Terry Cipoletti, Attorney from Caplan and Earnest spoke on “HIPAA Breaches and Cybersecurity-A Practical Guide to Understanding Legal Requirements and Ways to Minimize Risk and Exposure”. Terry specializes in health care law, with a focus on regulatory law and civil litigation. His presentation gave us examples of breaches that have occurred, and the fines associated with those breaches. He gave us insight on what to look for in our practices and with staff as well as areas of concern that we, as managers/administrators should be aware of. All attendees appreciated the refresher points on privacy as well as new information based on actual cases. 3/15/18 - Our March meeting will be held at the Garden of the Gods Club-what a beautiful place to have a meeting! UCHealth/Memorial Hospital will be hosting this meeting. Debra Baker, Director of Physician Relations will present on “Modeling Excellence in Healthcare and Memorial Update”.


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