Section is dedicated to
providing a strong professional network for health care management
professionals. Our mission is to help members become more effective in
their daily professional responsibilities and to enhance productivity
through increased knowledge of basic health care management principles.
accomplished through shared learning experiences and mutual education
about the future of
the health care industry.
meetings to review activities,
learn from guest speakers, discuss
operational issues facing managers among colleagues in hopes of
solution and to network with peers.
usually held at the Allegheny County Medical Society building
on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
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|April 18, 2013
|“Pay-for-Performance Programs and Medicare
Are you leaving money on the table?
Lisa M. Eisel, RN
Denise M. Schmook, RN
Principals at Sláinte Quality Solutions
|March 19, 2013
|“Successful Communication and
Risk Management Strategies
Paula Snyder, RN, CPHRM
Manager, Risk Management,
The program will provide practice administrators the opportunity to
learn risk management strategies designed to improve communications
between physician office staff and patients.
Presented by PMSLIC
|February 28, 2013
Efficiency: A Team Approach
How to tie various
aspects of medical practice management together in order to maximize
Presented by Ken Hogue
|November 14, 2012
The Rivers Casino
With beautiful views of the Pittsburgh skyline, the Ohio Room at the
Rivers Casino provides the perfect backdrop for administrators to
network with colleagues; enjoy delicious appetizers, libations and
|November 7, 2012
and Regulatory Update
Other Payer Updates:
- Medicare cuts due to the SGR payment formula
- Primary care coordination reimbursement
- PQRS/ePrescribing changes
- Physician value-based payment modifier
- Medicaid MCO HealthChoices expansion
- HIPAA and EHR audits
- Sunshine Act
- Medical records copying fees
- ID badge law
- PennDOT exam certification
Associate Director of Practice Economics and Payer Relations
Pennsylvania Medical Society
|October 11, 2012
|New Strategies to
Improve your Pay-for-Performance Return
Gain valuable insight into maximizing revenue
through your pay-for-performance programs.
This in-depth program will incorporate
client-based examples, scenarios and anectdotal commentary to
improve and achieve your highest level of pay-for-performance!
Highlights of the program include:
- Overview of pay-for-performance programs from
Highmark, UPMC and Gateway
- Tackle pay-for-performance programs in the
continuous loop: initiation, evaluations, process set-up,
research and outreach, and follow-up
- Learn new strategies to improve practice
- Improve and maintain incentive levels
Use: Notes from the Field
life examples of what it takes to get the Medicare or Medicaid
Meaningful Use monies through use of the EHR.
your practice can achieve meaningful use.
of Medicaid and Medicare EHR Incentive programs
of Clinical Quality Measures
learned through Numerous Attestations
Stage 2 Highlights
May 11, 2012 “ICD-10”
Practice Impacts and Clinical Documentation Improvement Strategies
- Identify areas within a physician practice that will
be directly impacted
- Using real life case samples, discuss key changes
with ICD-10 which will enable you to identify and mitigate
documentation and workflow issues in the practice
- Implications of the ICD-10 delay for providers;
opportunities and challenges
- Question and answers from your practice
February 29, 2012 "Managing your Workteam: HR Skills Made Easy"
practice administrators attended the February 29th program, “Managing Your Workteam, HR Skills Made
Easy.” This dynamic and interactive
was presented by
Donna J. Kell, BS, MPM, CEO of the Kell Group, LLC. Ms.
Kell provided key information on the
framework and tools required for managing a successful workteam.
asked at the onset to provide specific challenges and issues they
confront. The common issues identified
recruitment, compensation, accountability, discipline, and work ethic. An enthusiastic discussion between
and Ms. Kell provided creative ideas and solutions to many of the
2012 -" ICD-10: A Payer’s Perspective"
Many physicians and practice
managers have called the
Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), concerned that their
insurance-company claims won’t get paid when we all switch to ICD-10.
The webinar “ICD-10—A Payer’s Perspective” will help answer your
questions. Lara Brooks, PAMED’s expert on ICD-10, will host a
discussion with payer reps from Independence Blue Cross (IBC).
September 15, 2011 - "Practice
Enhancement - Improving your ROI!"
The Allegheny County
Society welcomed practice administrators
on Thursday, September 15, 2011 for an in-depth program on
Enhancements – Improving Your Return on Investment.” Guest
speaker, Ken Hogue, Practice Director, Singh & Dayalan Medical
Associates (a division of Genesis Medical Associates) presented this
timely and dynamic program as medical practices are seeking
opportunities to maximize return on office investments in today’s
healthcare marketplace of declining reimbursement and competition.
Mr. Hogue’s presentation included useful guidelines, tools, and
resources as to how practices can enhance patient care delivery,
improve their business processes and provide a true return on
investment (ROI) using a systematic approach to identifying revenue
streams. He detailed the initial stages of identifying resources
using the ‘wheel hub’ to describe core services (core services being
services an office should already be providing patients); how to
contact distributers and sales representatives for initial
demonstration; investigate billing/coding information from insurers and
other offices; determine clinical need and cost effectiveness; create
clinical and administrative protocol and finally, explore options to
At the conclusion of the program, registrants had the opportunity to
network with representatives from various companies to answer questions
and obtain information on specific products. Comments from attendees
were exceptional, with many practice administrators networking with
on-site exhibitors. ACMS would like to thank the following
exhibitors who provided support for the program: Alere, Med Care
Associates, and Siemens.
County Medical Society has created a practice manager forum for
administrators. Members have the opportunity to attend informal
sessions to share ideas, network with peers and focus on pertinent
issues and challenges practice managers’ are facing. This forum
provides a valuable resource for managers to continue to efficiently
and effectively run a practice in this complex and rapidly changing
healthcare environment. There is no obligation to join! Contact Nadine
Popovich by email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Society office at 412-321-5030.
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