Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00-9:00 a.m.: Registration and Visit with Exhibitors

9:00-10:00 a.m.: Welcome and General Session 1
Erin Hoover, MBA

Join Paramount Health Options (PHO) as they review insurance contracting tips and ways to improve the payer enrollment process that are crucial in the ever changing world of commercial contracting and credentialing. Learn tips to standardize processes and reduce enrollment time.
Topics will include:

  • Standard contract components and definitions
  • Common contracting deal breakers and strategy
  • Role of leadership in the credentialing area and the importance of the credentialing staff
  • Key risk areas for enrollment delays
  • Suggestions for organizing and improving the credentialing process
  • Working with Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in Iowa

10:00-10:30 a.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors

10:30-11:30 a.m.: General Session 2
An Administrative Take on Public Policy Development

Dennis Tibben - Director of Government Affairs, Iowa Medical Society
Sandi Conlin - Contract Lobbyist, Iowa Medical Society

Decision made by the Iowa General Assembly have a direct impact on your practice’s day-to-day operations. Legislators have the ability to impact your cash flow through Medicaid rate-setting, to reduce the administrative burden on your staff as a result insurance prior authorization requirements, and to improve your ability to recruit new physicians through improvements to make Iowa’s medical liability climate more in-line with neighboring states. The IMS Government Affairs team will provide an update on the public policy under development that is likely to affect you and share how you can impact this process.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch

12:30-1:45 p.m.: General Session 3
Medicaid Managed Care Panel
United Healthcare: Dr. Kelly Ann Light-McGroary, Medical Director and Kellie DeCamp, MHP, VP, Network Management Iowa/Central IL
AmeriHealth Caritas: Dr. Victoria Sharp, Medical Director and Justin Leitzen, Director of Provider Network Management
AmeriGroup: Dr. Levy, Medical Director and John Hedgecoth, Provider Contract Director

1:45-2:15 p.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors​

2:15-3:30 p.m.: General Session 4
Content Under Development

3:30-4:00 p.m.: Break and Visit with Exhibitors

4:00-5:00 p.m.: General Session 5
Managing Burnout in Healthcare

Diane Shannon, MD

5:00- 9:00 p.m.: President's Installation and Networking Reception

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