Please join us for our Annual Spring Conference and HR Workshop
May 17-18, 2018

Agenda and Speakers

Download:  POHMS 5th Annual Spring Conference Agenda


Thursday, May 17, 2018
Centennial Ballroom

7:00 am         Registration outside of Centennial Ballroom
                        Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom)               

8:30 am         Welcome and Opening Remarks
                         Maryann Wingate
                         POHMS President

8:45 am         The Landscape of Oncology
                        Kavita Patel, MD, MSHS
                        Tuple Health
                        Washington, DC

9:45 am         Disruption in Healthcare – the new normal?
                        Tom Gallo
                        Executive Director
                        Virginia Cancer Institute

                        This session will take a look at how the healthcare system is structurally changing and
                        what it means to all of us:  Aetna-CVS merger, Insurers buying provider groups,bundled
                        payments, etc. A look into the future!

10:45 am      Break with Exhibitors (Grand Ballroom)
                       Please visit our exhibitors, without them this program would not be possible

11:15 am      The Medically Integrated Dispensary in Community Oncology; The Value Equation
                       Robert Orzechowski, MSA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
                       Chief Operating Officer
                       Lancaster Cancer Center, Ltd.

12:15 pm      LUNCH in Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom)

1:00 pm           POHMS Member Business Meeting
                         (Closed Meeting for Active and Associate members only please)                                  

1:45 pm        A Roadmap to Compliance:  What Every Practice Needs to Know
                        Leigh Davitian, JD
                        Dumbarton Group & Associates, LLC

                       Establishing and following a detailed “compliance program” will help physicians avoid     
                       any fraudulent and negligent activities that can ultimately lead to both civil and criminal
                       penalties. This session will address key components including Federal laws and
                       regulations that centered around general healthcare program integrity practices, the
                       importance of being a Medicare and Medicaid  provider in good-standing, and
                       minimizing any chances of committing fraud, waste, abuse or errors. Lastly, the speaker
                       will review the (7) recommended components to creating a solid compliance program
                       along with new regulations recently implemented by germane healthcare agencies. 


3:15 pm        Break with Exhibitors (Grand Ballroom)
                      Please visit our exhibitors, without them this program would not be possible

3:45 pm        The Current State of Health Literacy in the US and PA 
                      Tami Montroy, MS, RHIA, CCS
                       Health Information Manager
                       SePHIMA President

                       This presentation will offer an overview:
                           Of the history of health literacy and cultural competence in healthcare nationally and 
                          How health literacy effects the hematology and oncology practice. 
                          What steps you can take to become a more health literate practice

4:45 pm        Closing Remarks
                      Member Raffles

Please join us for a Reception in the Villanova and Wayne Room from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm


Friday, May 18, 2018
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meeting Room:  Centennial II

Human Resource Workshop
For POHMS Active and Associate Members

Topics to be covered during the workshop

  • Employee Recruitment and Retention
  • Employee Motivation
  • Top 10 HR Concerns

Alicia de le Torre
HR Services HR Consultant, HRG

Registration and Breakfast starting at 8 am. 
Lunch will not be served but a mid-morning break will be provided.


Speaker Disclaimer & Statement of Non-Endorsement
Speakers and Topics subject to change

The views expressed in presentations made at POHMS membership meetings or other POHMS events are
those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of POHMS. Presentations at POHMS events, or the presence
of vendors at POHMS events, do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker’s views,
products or services.

Disclaimer of Liability

With regard to any information presented at any POHMS event, POHMS does not make any warranty,
express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose, and specifically disclaims any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, service or process presented
and makes no representation that its use would not infringe upon privately owned rights.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The presence of a commercial vendor at a POHMS event, and the presentation by any vendor of any
information regarding any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name,
trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply POHMS’ endorsement,
recommendation, or favoring of such item or organization. POHMS offers the categories of Allied
Membership to organizations which are not oncology practices but have an interest in promoting the improvement of business conditions among oncology practices. As supporters of POHMS’ mission,
Allied Members are given the opportunity to present information to POHMS members.  

Any such material presented by any vendor in any format, without limitation, is for informational
purposes only. Any potential customer of any vendor, who is present at a POHMS event, is expected
to conduct their own due diligence and assessment of the vendor, product, or services as
appropriate for their needs.