POHMS Annual Spring Conference April 28, 2023

Annual Spring Conference
Friday, April 28, 2023
Marriott Philadelphia West


7:30 am
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
         Lisa Smith - POHMS President
         Cliff Goodman - Moderator


8:15 am
Expanding Telehealth Access, Embracing Transparency and Increased OIG Scrutiny: 
     A Look Into Healthcare Priorities for 2023
         Leigh Davitian
         Dumbarton Group & Associates

        This educational program will highlight several key legislative and regulatory initiatives identified
         as top priorities for physician practices in 2023. With the public health emergency nearing its end,
         issues such has expanding access to telehealth services, renewed efforts for healthcare billing
         transparency, and new aggressive government enforcement efforts to minimize fraud and abuse
         will be addressed.  The speaker will discuss critical reimbursement and coverage changes to the
         Medicare/Medicaid programs and the impact on physician practices and the beneficiaries they
         serve. The session will also include a nonpartisan analysis of the first few months of the 118th
         Congress and the Biden Administration’s focus on critical health care initiatives and ones that
         have been tabled.

         The audience will also be informed about ways to become compliant with the new rules under the
 Surprises Act, including timely changes to their existing provider organization processes. 


9:45 am
Break in our Vendor Hall

10:15 am

USP Standards & Practice Considerations
    Are you ready for USP 800?  
    Derek Burns, PharmD, BCPS, BCSCP, DPLA, CLP
    Clinical Specialist

      Join us as we discuss an overview of USP Chapter <797> and <800> Standards, along with
      considerations for implementing strategic change within your practice. Attendees will learn about
      recent changes to practice standards, the purpose and intent behind these chapters, and timeline
      for enforcement. We will also explore regulatory implications and applicability, how to identify gaps
      in current process, and will discuss ways to overcome implementation barriers. Practices can
      expect to walk away with a strategic mindset to help  guide their journey towards compliance and
      development of a roadmap for success. 


11:30 am
 POHMS Member Business Meeting   
    (POHMS members only please)


12:30 pm


1:30 pm
Creating a Healthy Work Environment
Kathleen Bartholomew

   Kathleen’s passion for creating healthy work environments is infectious. She is an expert on hospital
   culture and speaks internationally to hospital boards, the military, leadership, and staff about safety,   
   communication, cultural change, and power.

   With a background in sociology and past positions in marketing, business, communications, and       
   teaching, Kathleen approaches the work environment with a fresh perspective, allowing her to probe
   into the human side of the healthcare industry


2:30 pm
Break in our Vendor Hall


3:00 am

Medicaid coverage due to the end of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)
    Aimee Hoch, MSW, LSW
    Oncology Financial Navigator
    Grand View Health Cancer Center

    With the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) ending on May 11, 2023, states will begin
    to reinstate their yearly Medicaid eligibility reviews which will result in many recipients losing
    their Medicaid coverage due to no longer meeting the qualifications for Medicaid. Through this
    discussion, the participants will gain an understanding of the upcoming Medicaid Unwinding process
    and why it’s important to proactively screen, educate, and navigate your patients through the  
    potential loss of Medicaid coverage. The speaker will also discuss the Unwinding Special Enrollment
    Period (SEP) that will be available through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace.  Through case-
    based discussion, the participant will understand the impact of the Medicaid Unwinding on your
    patients and practice.


4:00 pm
POHMS Member raffles, you must be present to win; fabulous prizes and cash!!!