MedTenn 2014: Bringing Medicine Together

MedTenn 2014 - Bringing Medicine Together

Mark your calendar now!

Join your colleagues in medicine at MedTenn 2014 on April 24-27 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, TN.

We’re bringing medicine together again with this multi-specialty meeting, featuring coordinated education, events and activities with Tennessee’s medical specialty societies including:

  • Cumberland Pediatric Foundation
  • Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Tennessee Association of Long-Term Care Physicians
  • Tennessee Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Tennessee Chapter – American College of Surgeons
  • Tennessee Geriatrics Society
  • Tennessee Psychiatric Association
Download our tentative agenda Visit the House of Delegates

Highlights

  • Check out this year’s featured keynote speaker, board-certified Internal Medicine specialist Kevin Pho, MD, on his leading social media physician channel, KevinMD.com or on Twitter @kevinmd.
  • MedTenn 2014 will offer a robust calendar of education for both physicians and practice staff, plus general and specialty events, policy sessions and entertainment.

Education

DATE
CME EDUCATION
CEU EDUCATION

Thursday, April 24

ICD-10 Update: Preparation
Scott Hightower, BCBST /
Alex Bidwell, Complete Practice Resources
12:30-2:30pm
CME: 2 hours

ICD-10 Update: Coding
Julie Appleton, HCA Physician Services
3-5pm
CME: 2 hours
ICD-10 Update: Preparation
Scott Hightower, BCBST /
Alex Bidwell, Complete Practice Resources
12:30-2:30pm
CEU: 2 hours

ICD-10 Update: Coding
Julie Appleton, HCA Physician Services
3-5pm
CEU: 2 hours

Friday, April 25

Secondary Depression to Critical Illness
Rahn Bailey, MD, FAPA, Meharry Medical College
8-9 am
CME: 1 hour

Prescribing Guidelines for Pain Management & Patient Safety
Roland Gray, MD,
TN Medical Foundation
9:30-11:30 am
CME: 2 hours

Negotiating Skills
Susan Williams, PhD, Belmont University /
Laura Hollis, MSN, CCRN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
11:45 am-1pm
CME: 1.25 hours

Concussion and Sports Medicine
Andrew Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2-3 pm
CME: 1 hour

Workers’ Compensation Law Changes
James Talmage, MD
Jeff Francis, TN Dept. Labor and Workforce Development
2-4 pm
CME: 2 hours

Unlocking the Power of Personalized Medicine
Kristen Reynolds, PhD, PGXL /
Mark Borgman, PhD, PGXL
3:30-4:30 pm
CME: 1 hour
Improving Performance with Your EHR
Kerri Wing, RN, BSN, MSc
8-8:50 am
CEU: 1 hour

Don’t Go Broke: How to Collect on the Patient Portion in a Tough Economy
Brad McDaniel, Transworld Systems
9-10 am
CEU: 1 hour

Emerging Payment Models and Insurance Contracting
Tim Rogers CPA, CFO, AmpliPHY Physician Services
10:30-11:30 am
CEU: 1 hour

Government Initiatives Update
Alyssa Chase, MHA, Qsource /
Dawn Fitzgerald, Qsource
11:45 am-12:45 pm
CME: 1 hour

Compliance Programs for Physician Practices
Monica Smith
Kraft Healthcare Consulting
2-3 pm
CEU: 1 hour

Human Resources Dos and Don'ts
Andrew McDonald, LBMC
3:30-4:30 pm
CEU: 1 hour

Saturday, April 26


Emerging Practice Models: Employed vs. Independent
Rhonda Sides, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CGMA
Crosslin & Associates / STAT Solutions
8-10 am
CME: 2 hours

Bringing Medicine Together Luncheon: Building the House of Medicine
Christopher Young, MD, TMA President
12-1:30 pm
CME: 1.5 hours

Medication Safety in Prescribing for Older Patients
James S. Powers, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2-3 pm
CME: 1 hour

DSM5: An Overview
Greg Kyser MD, Parthenon Pavilion
3:30-4:30 pm
CME: 1 hour

Dale Carnegie Stress Management, Generational Communication
Allyn Walker, Dale Carnegie Training of Tennessee
2-5 pm
CME: 3 hours
*Some sessions overlap; maximum number of CME hours able to be earned: 16.75

Event Highlights

Friday, April 25

TMA House of Delegates
4:30-6:30 pm

Elected delegates come together for the first of two business sessions, addressing issues important to medicine and the profession.

Welcome Reception
7-9:30 pm

Cocktails and collegiality are on tap for this elegant/casual opening to our 2014 multi-specialty meeting. This is the first of many events designed to bring medicine together. 

Saturday, April 26

Keynote
Kevin Pho, MD
10:30-11:30 am

Join us for a stimulating keynote session led by Dr. Kevin Pho, known in the digital realm as social media’s top influencer in health care and medicine. The founder of KevinMD.com has a unique take on what it means to be a practicing physician in today’s interactive world.

President’s Reception & Gavel Exchange
5-6 pm

The pomp and circumstance of the TMA presidential succession is the kickoff to our big evening of relaxed fun and fundraising.

Charity Fundraiser
Pat Summit Foundation
6:30-8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of food, fun and entertainment, for a great cause! All proceeds go directly to the Pat Summitt Foundation, a grant-making foundation dedicated to winning the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

Sunday, April 27

TMA House of Delegates
9 am-12 pm

The wrap-up session of the TMA House will determine the course of the Tennessee Medical Association in the coming year.

Our Speakers

Featured Speaker: Kevin Pho, MD

Dr. Kevin Pho is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD.com, which Forbes called a “must-read health blog.” Klout named him the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine, and CNN named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds.

He is also co-author of the book, “Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.”

Transforming his social media presence into a mainstream media voice, he has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and his commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of their editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN and the New York Times. His opinion pieces highlight the challenges real-world doctors face, ranging from the primary care shortage to the epidemic of physician burnout.

His dual perspectives as a practicing physician and a health care social media leader contribute to his unique social media journey. He shares his story in keynotes nationwide, with audiences that include the PRSA Health Academy, Healthcare Internet Conference, Massachusetts Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Texas Medical Association, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, PAINWeek, and New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Pho practices primary care in Nashua, NH. He received his medical degree and completed residency at Boston University School of Medicine, and is a member of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2010 class of New Hampshire’s 40 Under Forty.


 

Thursday, April 24

ICD-10 Update: Preparation

  • 12:30-2:30pm
  • CME: 2 hours

Michael Emmett

Michael is a Project Manager in the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Project Management Office.  He work on the ICD-10 Program.  His areas of responsibility include ICD-10 Provider Collaboration, Business Lead and Provider Communications.

Alexandra Bidwell

Ms. Bidwell is a national account manager and an ICD-10 educator for Complete Practice Resources. She has worked with billing companies, consulting companies, clearinghouses, primary care associations, and medical organizations. She is committed to helping physician practices and their associated organizations learn how to manage the ICD‐10 transition successfully.

ICD-10 Update: Coding

  • 3-5pm
  • CEU: 2 hours

Julie Appleton, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H

Currently the assistant vice president of Coding Operations for HCA Physician Services, Ms. Appleton has been a professional coder for over 20 years supporting multiple specialties throughout her career. She provides her expertise on professional practice coding issues to THIMA members and physician practices. She has performed chart auditing of all types and education to many physicians and their staff.


Saturday, April 26

Evaluating Your Future Options... Sell, Merge, Employment or Status Quo

  • 8-10 am
  • CME: 2 hours

Rhonda W. Sides, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CGMA

Ms. Sides is principal for Healthcare Services, Forensic/Valuation and Litigation Support Services for Crosslin & Associates and STAT Solutions of Nashville. She lectures nationally for various financial, legal, and healthcare organizations regarding the issues of combining the practicality of accounting and financial issues with the needs of healthcare practice management. A book and magazine author and former adjunct MBA professor at Belmont’s Massey School, she was one of the 10 “Women to Watch in Healthcare” for 2011 by the Nashville Medical News as well as InCharge in Healthcare 2012 by the same publication, and named one of “Accounting’s Finest” by the Nashville Post for 2011 and 2012 and a 2013 Power Leader in Accounting by the Nashville Business Journal.

Bringing Medicine Together Luncheon: Building the House of Medicine

  • 12-1:30 pm
  • CME: 1 hour

Christopher Young, MD

A Chattanooga anesthesiologist, Dr. Young is the outgoing president of the Tennessee Medical Association.

Medication Safety in Prescribing for Older Patients

  • 2-3 pm
  • CME: 1 hour

James Powers, MD

Dr. Powers is chief of Geriatrics at Veterans Administration Hospital; associate professor of Medicine and director of the Geriatric Medicine Residency Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; and associate director of the Center on Aging at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN.

DSM5: An Overview

  • 3:30-4:30 pm
  • CME: 1 hour

Greg Kyser, MD

Dr. Kyser is clinical director of the Adult Psychiatric Service, Parthenon Pavilion. He is a representative to the Assembly for the American Psychiatric Association; a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; principal investigator in Psychiatry with Clinical Research Associates, Inc.; and legislative chairman for the Tennessee Psychiatric Association.

Dale Carnegie Stress Management, Generational Communication

  • 2-5 pm
  • CME: 3 hours

Allyn Walker

Mr. Walker is president of Dale Carnegie Training of Tennessee, recognized in 2010 with the Gold Cup, awarded to the top five Dale Carnegie franchises in the world. Allyn is former district trainer for Rotary District 6760. He is a member of the Nashville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. Allyn has spoken to over 100 different organizations in Tennessee on subjects including employee engagement, presentations, time management, leadership, customer service, management, growing your business, ethics, and best practices.

 

Friday, April 25

Secondary Depression to Critical Illness

  • 8-9:00 am
  • CME: 2 hours

Rahn K. Bailey, MD, FAPA

Dr. Bailey is chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. A member of several professional medical societies, he is a former president of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association and the immediate past-president of the National Medical Association (NMA). Dr. Bailey has received a variety of academic awards and honors, including Region V Physician of the Year by the National Medical Association (2006) for his exemplary efforts in coordinating medical care for victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Isaac Slaughter Memorial Leadership Award (2010).

Improving Performance with Your EHR

  • 8-8:50 am
  • CEU: 1 hour

Kerri Wing, RN, BSN, MSc

Don’t Go Broke: How to Collect on the Patient Portion in a Tough Economy

  • 9-10 am
  • CEU: 1 hour

Brad McDaniel

As an accounts receivable specialist with GetPaidFaster.net, Mr. McDaniel focuses on helping companies get paid faster to stay healthy and profitable. As a business development manager for Transworld Systems, he forges alliances between his company and the leading tech/software/marketing/consulting companies in the nation (working with Greenway Medical, ABC Financial, Patient Prompts, Vitera Health, SergeMSO and others). While he works in over a dozen industries, he spends about half of his time helping doctors, property managers, private schools and lawyers.

Prescribing Guidelines for Pain Management & Patient Safety

  • 9:30-11:30 am
  • CME: 2 hours

Roland Gray, MD, FAAP, FASAM

Serving as medical director of the Tennessee Medical Foundation, Dr. Gray oversees the TMF’s Physicians Health Program, which identifies and works to rehabilitate and advocate for impaired physicians. Certified in Addiction Medicine in 1987, Dr. Gray has treated more than 10,000 patients for addictive diseases, and serves as a special government employee and consultant to the FDA Subcommittee on Drugs and Medical Risk Management. Dr. Gray is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally on addiction and prescription drug abuse, as well as physician wellness, stress and suicide.

Emerging Payment Models and Insurance Contracting

  • 10:30-11:30 am
  • CEU: 1 hour

Tim Rogers, CPA, CFO of AmpliPHY

Timothy Rogers, Chief Financial Officer, utilizes his expertise in finance and accounting to lead AmpliPHY’s financial endeavors.  He brings more than 25 years of diverse financial experience to the company.  Tim is a visionary who has successfully co-founded multiple healthcare companies as well as being involved with start-up companies like Secant Healthcare and RX Solutions. Tim is known for his ability to increase cash flow, resolve debt and lead successful financial turnarounds. His credentials have lead him to work with nation-wide companies like Technology Solutions Company, Option Care, Apollo Travel Services and Datron.  Tim also has experience with worldwide organizations like Anderson. Tim’s experience ranges from home health services, hospital manufacturer, IT, public accounting, aerospace, manufacturing as well as architectural and engineering. He is also well versed in leading acquisitions and divestitures. Tim received a B.A. in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a regular volunteer for Project Homeless in Nashville, TN.

Government Initiatives Update

  • 11:45 am-12:45 pm
  • CME: 1 hour

Dawn Fitzgerald, Qsource

Ms. Fitzgerald is a population and community manager for Qsource, Tennessee’s Medicare quality improvement and healthcare information technology organization.

Negotiating Skills

  • 11:45 am-1pm
  • CME: 1 hour

Susan Williams, PhD

Dr. Williams is a professor emerita of Management in the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Nashville’s Belmont University. Her teaching interests include negotiation, business narrative, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking. Dr. Williams is an active public speaker and consultant on topics related to management, with clients including Hospital Corporation of America, Disney, HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Ingram, The United Methodist Church, Cracker Barrel, Vanderbilt University, SunTrust Bank, Tractor Supply and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is a regular contributor to The Source magazine, authoring a column titled “Management Matters.”

Laura Hollis, MSN, CCRN

Ms. Hollis is an innovative frontline leader in the perioperative division of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a candidate for a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) from Vanderbilt University.  She completed Vanderbilt’s Evidence Based Practice Fellowship in 2009 and was selected for Vanderbilt’s Front Line Leadership Program in 2011.  Hollis has completed LEAN Healthcare training from Healthcare Performance Partners and works in her area as a process improvement expert. Her areas of interest include engaging and empowering front line leadership, teamwork, and patient advocacy.

Concussion and Sports Medicine

  • 2-3 pm
  • CME: 1 hour

Andrew Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM

A physician in the Sports Medicine Division of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. Gregory is an assistant professor in both Orthopaedics and Pediatrics as well as one of the team physicians at Vanderbilt. He also serves as co-director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is a member of the AAP Section of Sports Medicine and Fitness. He has a special interest in treating injuries in child athletes.

Compliance Programs for Physician Practices

  • 2-3 pm
  • CEU: 1 hour

Monica Smith

Monica Smith is a coding and compliance consultant with Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC, an affiliate of KraftCPAs PLLC.  Her job responsibilities consist of consulting with healthcare providers regarding the auditing of inpatient and outpatient medical records, as well as physician coding and documentation reviews and OIG compliance training. Monica also trains health information management and coding staff along with physicians and other clinical staff on ICD-10.

Workers' Compensation Law Changes

  • 2-4 pm
  • CME: 2 hours

Jeff Francis

Mr. Francis is assistant administrator of the Workers’ Compensation Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. His responsibilities include the budgeting, Human Resources, Information Systems, and Claims and Coverage aspects for the Division. As a program coordinator for the department he developed and managed the Medical Impairment Rating Registry.  He is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues.

Human Resources Dos and Don'ts

  • 3:30-4:30 pm
  • CEU: 1 hour

Andrew McDonald, FACHE

LBMC

Unlocking the Power of Personalized Medicine

  • 3:30-4:30 pm
  • CME: 1 hour

Kristen Reynolds, PhD

Dr. Reynolds is the director of Laboratory Operations for the Pharmacogenetics Diagnostic Laboratory, LLC (PGXL Laboratories) in Louisville, KY, the first CLIA-certified laboratory to exclusively offer clinical pharmacogenetics testing in the United States. Dr. Reynolds is also a clinical instructor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine.

April 24-27, 2014

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Franklin, TN


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Member $239.00
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CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Tennessee Medical Association. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.