Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association
     The Pennsylvania State Affiliated Chapter of MGMA

Legislative & Regulatory Forum

  • Friday, November 01, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Conference Center at Central Penn College 600 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093

Registration

  • Includes complimentary registration and meals for one company representative, one six-foot table, one chair, electricity, Wi-Fi, logo on registration placard and in the event details on the website, and post-event attendee list.

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The Impact of Rules, Regulations & Legislation

There is a direct impact on the delivery and business of healthcare whether Washington, D.C. or Harrisburg enacts legislation, or whether a federal or state agency issues regulations and reforms. We, as healthcare leaders, must understand and deal with how our patients and practice are affected.

As the community of healthcare leaders from across the state, the Pennsylvania MGMA hosts this forum for you to hear directly from individuals who can affect change. Join leaders, movers and shakers at this full-day event.


Agenda
 

8:00 AM    Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:20 AM    Welcome
8:30 AM    CMS Updates
                 Patrick Hamilton, Health Insurance Specialist
                 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

9:30 AM    Refresher
9:45 AM    Pennsylvania Medicaid Update
                 Sally Kozak, Deputy Secretary
                 PA Department of Human Services, Office of Medical Assistance Programs

                 Kevin Hancock, Deputy Secretary
                 PA Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living 

10:45 AM  Break
11:00 AM  Curbing the Opioid Crisis: Impacts on Medical Practices in PA & Efforts to 
                 Begin Opioid Stewardship

                 Sarah Newman Boateng, Executive Deputy Secretary
                 Pennsylvania Department of Health

12:00 PM  Lunch
1:00 PM   Technological Innovations That Introduce Liability to Your Medical Practice
                 Jason Newton, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
                 Curi-- a Medical Mutual Company

2:00 PM    Refresher
2:15 PM    Updates from the Pennsylvania State Legislative Session
                 Honorable Paul Schemel, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Chair,
                 Subcommittee on Healthcare

2:45 PM    State Initiatives from the Pennsylvania Medical Society
                
Jennifer Swinnich, Director of Practice Support   
                 Pennsylvania Medical Society
   
3:45 PM    Forum Wrap-Up
4:00 PM    Forum Concludes


About the Speakers

Patrick Hamilton, Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)


Patrick has been with the CMS Philadelphia Regional Office since 1998. He has worked in the area of provider outreach for the past 16 years and works closely with clinicians, beneficiaries and Congressional offices in resolving inquiries dealing with Part A and Part B issues. He is the Field Lead for Policy Expertise for the Quality Payment Programs for 10 CMS regional offices.


Sally Kozak, Deputy Secretary
Office of Medical Assistance Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services


Prior to being named Deputy Secretary, Sally was Director of the Bureau of Program Integrity. Sally has more than 13 years with OMAP as well as time with the Office of Children, Youth and Families. In the private sector, Sally led development, design, and execution of population health management programs, quality improvement initiatives, care management IT systems, and predictive modeling through health care analytics. She is also a registered nurse experienced in hospital  and community based services.   

Kevin Hancock, Deputy Secretary
Office of Long-Term Living
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS)


Kevin has been with the Office of Long-Term Living since 2017.  He serves as the Community HealthChoices Project Coordinator. This is the Commonwealth's initiative to convert the Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports from fee-for-service to managed care.  Prior to this role, Kevin served in operations and project management lead roles for multiple state agencies including the PA Higher Education and Assistance Program, the PA Department of Aging, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and previously with the PA Department of Human Services working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than 16 years.  

Sarah Newman Boateng
Executive Deputy Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Health


Prior to serving in this role, Ms. Boateng served as the special assistant to the Physician General at the Department of Health and the Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Keystone. Ms. Boateng holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the Colorado State University.  She is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Robert Morris University.

Jason Newton, Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Curi–a Medical Mutual Company


Jason Newton is the Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Curi, a Medical Mutual Company. After a 14-year career in private law practice defending doctors, advanced practice providers, and hospitals, Jason joined Curi in 2013, where he oversees the Claims departments, serves as Privacy and Security Officer as well as assists the General Counsel with legal operations of the companies within Medical Mutual.  Jason is a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice section of the national legal publication Law360.  Organizations regularly ask Jason to speak, and he has presented to more than 5,250 healthcare providers, lawyers, and medical liability industry professionals. Jason has a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Representative Paul Schemel
Chair, Subcommitte on Healthcare
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Paul was first elected in 2014 to serve the 90th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During the 2019-20 legislative session, Paul serves as a member of the Environmental Resources and Energy, Health, Judiciary, and Labor and Industry committees. Paul was also selected to serve as chairman of the Sub-Committee on Healthcare.

Paul served the U.S. State Department for one year in Iraq as an advisor on local government and subsequently received the Expeditiary Service Award from the Secretary of State. Paul was also invited to participate in the Strategic Implementation Seminar at the US Army War College and was awarded the Outstanding Eagle Scout award by the Mason Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts.

Paul currently serves on the boards of directors of both Summit Health and the Waynesboro Hospital.

Jennifer Swinnich

Director of Practice Support
Pennsylvania Medical Society

As a practice management professional, Jennifer provides reimbursement, regulatory, policy and practice management advisory services to society members. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Medical Society, she was a practice administrator for a dermatology practice and an EHR training specialist. Jennifer also serves on the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee for the Department of Human Services and the Contractor Advisory Committee for Novitas Solutions. 


Registration Fees

Standard Rates
  • Member - $129
  • Non-Member - $149

    Sponsorship Opportunity

    Includes complimentary registration and meals for one company representative, one six-foot table, one chair, electricity, Wi-Fi, logo on registration placard and in the event details on the website, and post-event attendee list.

    Sponsorship fee: $500

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