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Sessions for C-Level


These sessions are recommended for anyone sitting in the C-Suite or who has that type of leadership role, but there is no restriction on attendance. Note that all sessions are open to all attendees.

Each session is identified by content level: Nuts and Bolts, Strategic, and On the Horizon.
  • Nuts and Bolts sessions cover the basics of what you need to know to manage the day-to-day operations of your practice.
  • Strategic sessions take a higher level view for practice executives planning growth and positioning.
  • On the Horizon sessions give you the information you need to prepare for new industry initiatives.

10 Best Payer Contracting Practices for Orthopaedists and Orthopaedic Supply Companies for 2019 and Beyond [Strategic]
Steve Selbst, Co-Owner, Healthcents, Inc.

10 Sure Fire Ways to Enable a HIPAA Security Breach [Nuts & Bolts]
Marion Jenkins, PhD, FHIMSS, Partner, HealthSpaces

29 Tech Tools to Create Cool Content for Social Media and Marketing [Nuts & Bolts]
Beth Ziesenis, CSP, Your Nerdy Best Friend

ACOs vs. Bundles: The War for Patients [On the Horizon]
Joel James, MA, Director, Public and Government Affairs, Signature Medical Group

Alternative Therapy for Orthopaedics [Strategic]
JR Burgess, MS, Chief Executive Officer, MedFit

At the Intersection of Culture and Merger [Strategic]
Joianne Meyers, BS, Executive Director of Care Processes and Staff Development, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics; David Bereson, Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Northern Arizona Orthopaedics

Building a Remarkable Service Culture that Raises Patient Satisfaction—and the Bottom Line—to New Heights [Strategic]
Gail Schwartz, Vice President—Healthcare Division, trg Marketing Works; Tina Rudisill, President, trg Marketing Works

Commercial Bundles: The New Frontier in Transitioning From Volume to Value [On the Horizon]
Ann Conrath, MSW, LCSW, Director of Business Development, Signature Care Management; Vincent McVittie, Executive Director, Signature Medical Group

Completing the AAOE Benchmarking Survey [Nuts & Bolts]
Olivia Wolf, CPC, Administrator, Alaska Hand Elbow Shoulder Surgical Specialists; Ronald Whiting, CPA, Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates PC; Vicki Sprague, PhD, Director, Data Solutions, AAOE; Diane Hubisz, MBA, Practice Administrator, New England Orthopedic Specialists

Cost Effective Strategies for Securing Against the Human Behavior [On the Horizon]
Adam Steinhoff, Chief Executive Officer, Dedicated IT

Engagement as Strategy: Get the Right People on Your Bus and Keep Them There! [Nuts & Bolts]
Ryan Smith, MHA, ACHE, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Capital Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, PC

Everything You Need to Know About Office DME [On the Horizon]
Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CPPM, COSC, Senior Director of Coding Education, Healthcare Information Services, LLC

GOAL GET ‘EM! An Intensely-Fun Goal Setting Session [Brain Break]
Linley Paske, Co-Founder, LP2 Boutique Agency; Lauren Pasqualone, Co-Founder, LP2 Boutique Agency

How to Attract, Recruit, and Retain Great Employees [Strategic]
Steve Anderson, PhD, President / Senior Leadership Consultant, Integrated Leadership Systems

Implementing a Value-Based Care Bundle Using That is Successful and Engages Providers [On the Horizon]
Krista Christensen, MBA, CPC, CRA, Administrative Director, Orthopedics, and Neuroscience Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Implementing Patient-Reported Outcomes to Improve Quality of Care, Increase Patient Engagement, and Enhance Marketing [Strategic]
Michael Barr, HBA, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Ortech Data Inc.

Increase Your Organizational Productivity Through the 5S’s of Lean and Visual Management [Nuts & Bolts]
Laurie Fiorica, MS, Vice President, Ancillary Care Strategies

Interactive Communications: Successes and Failures, Insights and Strategy for the Online Orthopaedist [On the Horizon]
Chassity Davis, Senior Vice President, Venel

Interviewing for the Soft Skills You Can't Teach [Strategic]
Amy Lafko, MSPT, MBA, CPBA, Founder / Principal, Cairn Consulting Solutions

It’s a Party and You’re Invited: Bring Your Own Device! [On the Horizon]
Eric Christensen, CHCP, Director of Client Services, Healthcare Compliance Pros, Inc.

Looking Beyond Operational Data: Connecting Satisfaction, Outcome, and Quality Data to Benchmarking Results [Nuts & Bolts]
Vicki Sprague, PhD, Director, Data Solutions, AAOE

Managing Bundled Payments in Small Group Practices [On the Horizon]
Susan Nelson, MS, Administrator, CT Neck and Back

Managing Your Online Presence and How to WIN against Negative Reviews [On the Horizon]
Debra Phairas, MBA, President, Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC

Maximizing MIPS Incentive Potential in Your Orthopaedic Practice [Nuts & Bolts]
Sue Ginn, RN, MIPS/MACRA Consultant, Advantum Health

Maximizing ROI for the Benchmarking Survey [Nuts & Bolts]
Olivia Wolf, CPC, Administrator, Alaska Hand Elbow Shoulder Surgical Specialists; Chris Greenman, MBA/MHA, CMPE, Administrator, Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic; Terrance Rosenthal, AT, C, Practice Administrator, The Orthopaedic Clinic, PC

Merging Practices: Marriages Made in Heaven or Hell? [Strategic]
Debra Phairas, MBA, President, Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC

Navigating Rough Waters: Unifying Physician Leadership and Delivering Solutions Amidst Crucial Conversations [Strategic]
Jarett Landman, MS, PA-C, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Sports Medicine North Orthopedic Surgery, Inc.

Operating Successfully Under Advanced Payment Models: The Devil Is in the Details [On the Horizon]
Elias Knight, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President / CMO, Coker Group

Orthopedic Surgeons: “Million Dollar” Physicians (True or False) [On the Horizon]
Max Reiboldt, CPA, President / Chief Executive Officer, Coker Group; Donna Rizzio, Chief Executive Officer, Hartford Orthopedic Surgeons, PC

Pathways to Increasing Reimbursement Without Increasing Volume [On the Horizon]
Jeana Singleton, JD, Attorney, Midwest Healthcare Consultants; Jack Diamond, JD, Attorney, Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC; Matthew Diamond, JD, Attorney, Apollo Medical Solutions, LLC

Physician Engagement: Key to Successful Implementation of BPCI-A and Other Value-Based Care Initiatives [On the Horizon]
Andrew Tessier, MBA, Director Business Development, Signature Medical Group; Matt Civili, Senior Director of Program Management, Signature Medical Group

Power Productivity for OA Leaders: Tech Tools to Get Stuff Done [Strategic]
Beth Ziesenis, CSP, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Productivity Brain Breaks: A Facilitated White Space [Brain Break]
Beth Ziesenis, CSP, Your Nerdy Best Friend

Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Harassment: What Managers Need to Know [Nuts & Bolts]
Mary White, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director, Corporate Training / Talent Development, MTI Business Solutions

Your Practice. Their Experience. [Strategic]
Tony Edwards, Senior Vice President, Venel

Spinal Procedures and Coding: OIG/Payers are Taking a Closer Look. Will Your Documentation Hold Up? [Nuts & Bolts]
Margie Vaught, CPC, COC, CCS-P, MCS-P, ACS-OR, Consultant, ACDC Consulting

Strategies and Tools to Improve Physician Well-Being and Beat Back Burnout [Nuts & Bolts]
Jeffery Smith, MD, FACS, CPC, Orthopaedic Traumatologist and Founder, SurgeonMasters, Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Specialists

Stump the Lawyer [Nuts & Bolts]
David Glaser, Esq., Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron

Taking on Opioids [On the Horizon]
Krista Christensen, MBA, CPC, CRA, Administrative Director, Orthopedics, and Neuroscience Institute, Virginia Mason Medical Center

That Happened? Yep. And It Can Happen to You. [Nuts & Bolts]
Julie Jines, MHA, CPHRM, Director of Risk Management, OrthoForum Insurance Company c/o IntraHealth Group

The Death of Fee-for-Service: Transforming Orthopaedics for the Value-Based Future [On the Horizon]
Dennis Flint, ACMPE nominee, Chief Strategy Officer, Millennia Patient Services

The Importance of an Effective Compliance Program [Nuts & Bolts]
Renita Bean, CHC, CHCO, MHA, MBA, Chief Compliance Officer, The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

Waging War on CHRONIC Issues in Your Practice [Strategic]
Tammie Simao, CMPE, Chief Executive Officer, Orthopedic Partners; Jim Kidd, CMPE, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Bone & Joint
The Importance of a Thriving Culture and Joy in the Workplace for Organizational and Staff Success: The What, Why, and How [Strategic]
Thomas Royer, Physician Executive, CEO Emeritus, CHRISTUS Health; CEO and Partner, Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisor, Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisors

The New “Front Door": How Provider Groups Can Rethink Patient Access and Create a Competitive Advantage [Strategic]
Jeff Goldberg, PT, CMPE, Chief Operating Officer, Resurgens Orthopaedics; Arun Mohan, Chief Executive Officer, Radix Health

The Proficient PA: A Round Table Discussion on Leveraging Physician Assistants to Drive Organizational Efficiency [Strategic]
Jarett Landman, MS, PA-C, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Sports Medicine North Orthopedic Surgery, Inc.

Top-Rated Orthopaedic Practices Increase Revenue via 5-Star Reputations. You Can Too! [On the Horizon]
Ty Allen, eMBA, Chief Executive Officer, SocialClime; Alexander Sroka, CMO, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, CMO, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Truly Happy Hour to Tickle Your Funny Bone and Create a More Positive Work Culture [Brain Break] 
Sarah Routman, Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher, Laugh for the Health of It, Laughter Yoga Leader and Teacher, Laugh for the Health of It

What Is Sexual Harassment? What Are We Supposed to Do? How Do We Train Supervisors? [Nuts & Bolts]
Tom Ealey, CPA, Professor / Consultant, Alma College

What Sets Successful Leaders Apart [Nuts & Bolts]
John Polikandriotis, PhD, MBA, MPH, FACHE, CMPE, Chief Executive Officer, Vail Summit Orthopaedics

What You May be Missing in Office and Surgical Coding [Nuts & Bolts]
Lynn Anderanin, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA, CPPM, COSC, Senior Director of Coding Education, Healthcare Information Services, LLC

Working 9 to 5? Not Anymore! Establishing Open Access and an After-Hours Philosophy [Strategic]
Kim Wishon, MBA, FACMPE, Chief Executive Officer, Watauga Orthopaedics; Kevin Ban, Chief Medical Officer, athenahealth
 
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