Management Professionals in Health Care


What is MPHC 2019?

MPHC 2019 is the premier educational event for medical practice administrator and their office personnel.  The gathering provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges facing medicine and to leave with innovative strategies to improve practices.

MPHC 2019 will draw attendees from southwestern Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and West Virginia.  The agenda includes a legislative and regulatory update from the Pennsylvania Medical Society and educational tracks for practice executives and office personnel.


Online registration has closed.  Day of registration is available at the event. 

Event at a Glance

Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Ballroom of the Rivers Casino
777 Casino Dr  Pittsburgh, PA  15212


 Organized by the Allegheny County Medical Society and Prosurant.





Value Based Reimbursement Panel


Mark Kissinger, FACMPE
Executive Director
Genesis Medical Associates



Justin Krentz
Account Executive

Marc Silverman
Chief Technology Officer

Vertical Solutions



Fraud Roundtable


Thomas Hughes
Senior Treasury Management Officer, Healthcare Banking

5 Steps to Work Life Balance 

Dr. Leslie Pasco“The Lifestyle Dentist”
Practice Management Consultant


Legislative & Regulatory Update

Tara Gensemer
Practice Support Specialist,  PHIMS
Pennsylvania Medical Society 

Issues in Coding and Billing

Amy Waller, CPC,CPMA,CRC
Senior Director, Coding, Audit and Education
Privia Medical Group, LLC


HIPAA Survival Guide: Everything you wish you knew

Bobby Seegmiller
Senior Vice-President and Founding Partner
HIPAA One Inc.



  Admin Staff Office Staff
8:30 AM Breakfast and Networking
9:00  – 9: 45 Data Discussion

John Dick, CEO, CivicScience

What are people thinking as they make their healthcare choices? What drives their decisions? John Dick knows and he wants to share this knowledge with you. He is the founder and CEO of Civic Science, a next-generation market intelligence company that helps large enterprises throughout the world, from Amazon to Apple and dozens more, to predict and change the future through data. John will present the freshest, most current data about the leading trends in today’s world that CivicScience is studying, with a focus on healthcare, and will offer his informed insights into how these trends affect consumer healthcare choices as well as our professional and personal lives.

9:45 – 10:45 Cyber Security
Justin Krentz
Marc Silverman
Vertical SolutionsThere are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that don’t know that they
have been hacked. In this session Mark and Justin will take a look at the four pillars of cybersecurity:
education, prevention, detection and response – and the steps you can take to keep your critical data
Issues in Coding and Billing

Amy Waller, Privia Health

How do you get reimbursement for value-based care? Coding and documentation for risk adjustment is the key. Amy Waller will explain how it is possible to tell the story of a patient’s health through compliant diagnostic coding. She’ll discuss the top ten diagnoses in 2019; how coding has changed; and how value based care differs from fee-for-service care.

10:45 – 11:00 Break & Vendor Time
11:00 – 12:00 Fraud Roundtable

Tom Hughes, KeyBank

Healthcare is complex, thus there are multiple ways for attackers to penetrate and acquire patient information. Front line staff matter more than ever, in large and small practices, and need training to be prepared. This session will give real life examples that illustrate the threats that exist and will arm you with ammunition: tools, ideas and best practices – to protect your practice and your patients.

HIPAA Survival Guide: Everything you wish you knew

Bobby Seegmiller, HIPAA One Inc.

Security should be a top concern for any medical practice but unfortunately, apathy has been a huge obstacle. In 2018, the healthcare sector saw 15 million patient records compromised in 503 data breaches, three times the amount seen in 2017.* If you haven’t started your compliance journey, today is the day. Awareness is the first step to prevention. In this session Bobby Seegmiller of HIPAA One will present five steps you can take to improve the security of your patient information and better navigate the complex, ever-changing world of HIPAA Security.

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 2:15 Legislative and Regulatory Update

Tara Gensemer, Practice Support Specialist, Pennsylvania Medical Society

Trying to keep your finger on the pulse of change in the healthcare industry is tough! But Tara Gensemer is on your side as a staunch advocate for practice managers and administrative staff, and she’ll bring you up to date with the most recent Pennsylvania legislative news plus federal regulatory changes. You’ll come away from this session with new ideas about workplace solutions that can ease the burden of administrative work and enhance efficiency, allowing you to focus on patients.

2:15 – 3:15 Five Steps to Work Life Balance

Leslie Pasco, DMD, LivingWell Dentistry

Why are some people more successful and happier at work and home than others? Dr. Pasco’s session presents her Five Principals to Success at Work and Home and will include her ideas about developing the right mind set for success, building the right team to support success, organizing and systemizing the work place for productivity as well as preparing the team for work life balance. She will motivate you to improve your personal performance and reduce your stress levels with an action plan for success that you will be able to implement immediately.

3:15-3:30 Break & Vendor Time
3:30 – 4:30 Value Based Reimbursement Panel Discussion

Mark Kissinger, Moderator

Value based reimbursement is a huge topic with many dimensions, and Mark Kissinger will eliminate the confusion by tackling many of the most pressing concerns of providers. With a panel of insurance industry representatives, he will address these and other questions: How do insurance companies define value based payment? To what degree is the primary care physician held responsible for controlling cost? What tools are PCPs and specialists given to help manage cost? How does the insurance company help prevent re-admissions?






1-1 Payor Relations Support

An exclusive opportunity for you to meet one and one with practice liaisons from United Healthcare, Highmark , Aetna and UPMC. You will have the chance to discuss your practice’s unique pain points -which may include claims, codes and prior authorizations- and gain information to move toward solutions.
Time slots can be reserved after your register for the main MPHC2019 program.


Thank you to our 


Breakfast Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Huntington Bank

Break Sponsors

aetna Insurance


 Gold Sponsors




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Silver Sponsors

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