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TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019

MASTER CLASS SESSIONS

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                            Grand Ballroom  E
Can A.I. and Machine Learning Boost Your Lab’s Collections and Revenue? Understand These New Technologies and How to Deploy Them to Best Advantage

Jeff Carmichael,  Vice President of Engineering, XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA

•Jake Donahue, Vice President, Provider Innovation, Etyon Health, Chicago, IL

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                      Bayside B
Effective Ways to Augment Your Existing  Lab Informatics in Support of New Lab Assays and Clinical Lab 2.0 Collaborations with Hospitals, Physicians, and Payers

Tony Oganesian, Managing Partner, LigoLab, LLC, Glendale, CA

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7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                Grand Chenier
Inventory Management as a Catalyst to Cutting Lab Costs, Freeing Technical Staff to Work at the Top of Their License…and More!

Patrick J. Maul, MBA, MT(ASCP),  Lean  Six Sigma  Black Belt, Consultant; Lean Six Sigma Process Innovation, Healthcare Consulting Services, St.Cloud, FL

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                      Bayside C
Laboratory Informatics  Approach That Drives Data Curation, Utilization, and Value-add: Regulatory Compliance, Reimbursement, and Monetization Strategies

Patricia Goede, MS, Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Informatics, XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA

•Julie Ramage, National Account Director, Diagnostics, Pfizer, Gig Harbor, WA

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                      Bayside A
Next-Generation Sequencing for Oncology Reimbursement  Policy: A Look at Different Payer Segments and Why It’s a Fragmented Market

Chance Scott, MS, Director, Life Sciences, Navigant, Chicago, IL

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                           Grand Ballroom D

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic: Size of the Problem, Challenging Requirements for Patient Management, and Ways for Labs to Add Value for Physicians, Payers, and Patients

•Gina M. Cooper, MSN, RN, Pain Management Coordinator, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN

R. Scott LaNeve, Senior Vice President, Precision Health, hc1.com, Avon, IN

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                Grand Couteau
Why Full Autoverification Generates Big Cost Savings in Labor, Faster  TAT, Reduces Errors, and Supports Best-in-Class Lab Operations

Bill Marquardt, C(ASCP) MBA CLSSBB, Vice President, Laboratory Intelligence, McKesson Medical-Surgical, Ashland, PA

BENEFACTOR SESSIONS

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                       Nottoway

BECKMAN COULTER Benefactor Session: TriCore’s Value-Based Strategy and IVD Role

Rick VanNess, MS, Director, Product Management, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                       Oak Alley
SIEMENS Benefactor Session: Leveraging Informatics and Automation to Improve Laboratory Quality and Efficiency

Jennifer Sanderson, US Marketing Manager, Informatics, Siemens Healthineers,  Tarrytown, NY

MASTER CLASS SESSIONS

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                            Grand Ballroom  E
Looking into the Amazing Future of Lab Logistics:  How Drones, Sensors, and New Technologies Are Poised to Increase the Quality and Accuracy of Specimen Transport and Logistics

•Shannon DeMar, Senior Marketing Manager, Healthcare Strategy, UPS, Atlanta, GA (NOT FOR PUBLIC)

•Andreas Raptopoulos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Matternet, Menlo Park, CA

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                            Grand Ballroom D
New Approaches to Using Lab Test Ordering Rules in EHRs: Dos and Don’ts to Support Productive Workflows, Improve Clinicians’ Test Utilization, and Collect the Right Metrics on Outcomes, TATs, and Cost Saving

•Alastair (Ali) Dunnett, Director, Laboratory Services, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

•Curt Hanson,  M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Mayo Clinic Laboratories,  Rochester,  MN (Not for Public)

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                      Bayside A
Powering Digital Marketing to Drive Quality Business Using an Integrated Marketing Strategy for Clinical Labs, Pathology  Groups and IVD Companies

•Debra A. Harrsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brandwidth Solutions LLC, Lansdale, PA

Jim Whitehurst,  Vice President, Lead Gen Programs, The Dark Intelligence Group, Palm Harbor, FL

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                      Bayside B
Secrets of Effective Culture Change in Hospital and Health System Labs: Engaging Staff to Continuously Improve, Sustain Quality, and Regularly Cut Unnecessary Costs

Rita D’Angelo, CQE, SSBB, MS, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive  Officer, D’Angelo Advantage, LLC, Gibraltar, MI

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                Grand Couteau
Supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship: Combining Effective Microbiology  Workflow Solutions, New Automation, and Rapid Tests to Boost Productivity, Cut Costs, and and Shorten Time to Diagnosis and Start of Therapy

Douglas Harrington, Director, Consulting, ttec Digital Consulting, Mesa, AZ

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                Grand Chenier

What Every Lab Needs to Know about GDPR: Why General  Data Protection Regulations  Are an International, National, and Statewide Trend and How All Labs Must Respond to Minimize Risk and Meet the Law

Marty Barrack, JD, MBA, Senior Vice President  & General
Counsel, XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA

BENEFACTOR SESSIONS

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                       Nottoway
QUADAX Benefactor Session: Patient Responsibility and Payer Pre-Billing Requirements Impacting Your Bottom Line? Engage Physicians and Patients with Patient Access Solutions and Analytics to Improve Revenue

•Brean Bark, Director, Product Development, Quadax, Inc., Middleburg Heights, OH

Missy Tubbs, Senior Product Manager, Quadax, Inc., Middleburg Heights, OH

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                       Oak Alley
SUNQUEST Benefactor Session: Listen. Learn. Lead! Uncover Ways YOU Can Position  Your Lab as a Strategic Pillar of the Healthcare Organization

•Moderator: Mark D. Dixon,  R.Ph., MHA, FACHE, President, The  Mark  Dixon  Group,  LLC, Edina, MN

Panelists:

•Peter Fisher, M.D., MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer, Health Network Laboratories, Allentown, PA

•Philip M. Oravetz, M.D., Chief Population  Officer, Ochsner
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•Premila Peters, President, Data Innovations, South Burlington, VT

•Khosrow R. Shotorbani,  MBA, MT(ASCP), Executive Director; Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lab 2.0 Strategic  Services LLC, Project Santa Fe Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT

•Sam Terese, MBA, MT(ASCP), Chief Executive Officer and President, Alverno Laboratories,  Hammond, IN

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                      Bayside C
TELCOR Benefactor Session: Making the Strategic Decision to Optimize  Your Revenue  Cycle: How to Meet Billing Requirements and Maximize Profitability

•Kurt Matthes, Vice President, Reengineering and Service, Revenue Cycle Management, TELCOR, Inc., Lincoln,  NE

GENERAL SESSIONS

9:30 AM – 10:05 AM                       Grand Ballroom A-C
Is 2019 the Lab Industry’s Perfect Storm? How Healthcare’s Transformation and Multiple Disruptive Forces Are Poised to Create New Winners and New Losers

Robert L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief, The Dark Report, Spicewood, TX

10:05 AM – 10:40 AM                      Grand Ballroom A-C
Supporting Integrated  Patient Care by Moving Tests Out of the Core Lab and into Physicians’ Offices: Lessons from the Health Partners’ Experience

Rick L. Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM,  Senior Administrative Director, Laboratory Services, HealthPartners, Bloomington, MN

11:00 AM – 11:35 AM                      Grand Ballroom A-C
Differentiate Through  Value: Why Lab 2.0’s Future State Requires Labs to Collaborate with Insurers, Physicians, and ACOs to Improve Patient Outcomes  and Lower the Cost of Care

Sonny Varadan, MBA, PMP, Chief Information  Officer, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Phoenix, AZ

11:35 AM – 12:10 PM                      Grand Ballroom A-C
How Labs Can Support Precision Medicine and Shared Savings Initiatives: Use of Healthcare Big Data, Lab Results, and Analytics to Support Population Health Management in Value-Based Arrangements

Philip Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Strategy  Officer, Sonic Healthcare USA, Austin,  TX1

SPECIAL SESSION

Grand Ballroom A-C                          1:30 PM – 4:35 PM

Lab and Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions Workshop

•Chair: Richard S. Cooper, Esq., Co-chair, National Healthcare Practice, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Threats and Opportunities for Hospital and Health Network Laboratories

•Chair: Christal  L. Contini, Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

Panelists:

•Christopher Jahnle, Managing Director, Haverford Healthcare Advisors, Paoli, PA

•Jason Newmark, Vice President, Diagnostic Services, Baystate Health, Springfield, MA

•Stan Schofield, President,  NorDx, Scarborough, ME

SPECIAL SESSION

Grand Ballroom A-C

Lab and Pathology Mergers & Acquisitions

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

What Lab Buyers See as Opportunity in Today’s Market: Clinical Labs, Hospital Lab Outreach Businesses, Pathology Groups, and Molecular/Genetic Lab Companies

•Chair: Christal  L. Contini, Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

Panelists:

•Geoffrey Albrecht, Vice President,  Commercial – North Region, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Madison, NJ

•Anil Asnani, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, LabCorp, Burlington, NC

•Noel K. Maring,  MBA, Vice President, Hospital Affiliations, Sonic Healthcare USA, Spokane, WA

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Anatomic Pathology Groups and Their Labs: Effective Strategies for Maintaining Clinical Excellence and Financial Stability during Disruptive Times

•Chair: Elizabeth Sullivan, JD, Healthcare Attorney, Member, Co-Chair National Healthcare Practice Group, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

Panelists:
•Christal L. Contini, Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

•Jerry W. Hussong, M.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Sonic Healthcare USA, Austin,  TX

•Al Sirmon, Consultant,  Pathology Practice Advisors, LLC, Pawleys Island, SC

•Robert H. Tessier,  MPH, Senior Reimbursement Consultant, HBP Services, Inc., Woodbridge, CT

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM

Strategies for Molecular/Genetic Labs That Improve Collected Revenue, Survive Tougher Audits, and Build Capital Value for Shareholders

•Chair: Richard S. Cooper, Esq., Co-chair, National Healthcare
Practice, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

Panelists:

•James P. Almas, M.D., Vice President and National Medical,
Director of Clinical Effectiveness, LabCorp, Burlington, NC

•Melissa C. Butterworth,  BBA, President & Managing Director, Advanced Strategic Partners, Sunny Isles Beach, FL

•Raymond Kelly, Director of Corporate Development, Eurofins
Scientific Group, Horsham, PA

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM                              Grand Couteau
Defend Your Lab as a Vital Resource to Your Parent Hospital/Health Network: Success Secrets to Preserve Your Lab’s Budget,  Support Key Clinical Strategies, and Leverage the Power of Lab Testing Services

Jane M. Hermansen, MBA, MT(ASCP), Manager, Outreach and Network Development, Mayo Clinic, Rochester,  MN

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM                                     Bayside C

Five Power Analytics in Anatomic Pathology that Unleash Clinical and Financial Success in Today’s Challenging Environment

Al Sirmon, Consultant,  Pathology Practice Advisors, LLC, Pawleys Island, SC

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM                               Grand Chenier
Many Blessings and Some Curses with an LIS That’s Fully Integrated with the EHR: Our Lessons from Using Beaker and Epic to Support Clinical Collaborations and Contribute to Improve Patient Care

Raj C. Dash, M.D., Pathologist, Duke Health, Durham, NC

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM                                   Bayside AB Success at Reducing Contaminated Blood Culture Specimens from the ED: How Our Lab’s Collaboration with Nurses and Use of New Technology Improved Specimen Quality in Support of Better Patient Care

Lisa L. Steed, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director,  Diagnostic Microbiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM                          Grand Ballroom D

Supporting Patients as They Become Consumers: Our Strategies for Access, Analytics, and Care Collaborations to Integrate Care, Improve Outcomes, and Add Value with Laboratory Services

Peter Fisher, M.D., MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer, Health Network Laboratories, Allentown, PA

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM                          Grand Ballroom  E
Why the Support Act and EKRA’s Prohibition on Paying Commissions to Sales Reps Was a Surprise and Conflicts with the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute: What Labs Must Know to Stay Compliant

Danielle Holley, JD, MS, Shareholder,  O’Connell & Aronowitz, Albany, NY

•Jeffrey J. Sherrin,  President,  O’Connell & Aronowitz, Albany, NY

SPECIAL SESSIONS

1:45 PM – 3:35 PM                                      Nottoway

Lab Finance and CFO Roundtable

•Facilitator: Douglas G. Wussow, Vice President of Financial Services, Rhodes Group, Inc., Doral, FL

•Chair: John Kolozsvary, Chief Executive Officer, Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories (JVHL), Allen Park, MI

1:45 PM – 3:35 PM                                     Oak Alley

Lab Informatics  and Lab CIO Roundtable

•Facilitator: Rita D’Angelo, CQE, SSBB, MS, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive  Officer, D’Angelo Advantage, LLC, Gibraltar, MI

•Chair: Sonny Varadan, MBA, PMP, Chief Information  Officer, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Phoenix, AZ

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM                                   Bayside AB
Automating Microbiology in a Stepwise Fashion: Our Multi-Year Journey to Reduce Time to Answer, Improve Productivity, Increase Quality, and Contribute to Better Patient Care

Susan M. Poutanen, M.D., MPH, FRCPC, Microbiologist  & Infectious Disease Specialist, University Health Network & Mount Sinai Hospital; Associate Professor, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology & Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM                               Grand Chenier
Creating a Mobile Point-of-Care Testing Service to Reduce Unnecessary Ambulance Rides and Emergency Department Visits: How FirstPath  Lab Services Delivers a Valuable Clinical Lab 2.0 Resource

Leo Serrano, FACHE, DLM(ASCP),  Clinical  and Operations Consultant, FirstPath, LLC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM                          Grand Ballroom D
Current Issues in Clinical Lab and Pathology Law, Compliance, Managed Care Contracting, Medicare/ Private Payer Audits, and More

•Chair: David Gee, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Seattle, WA

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Panelists:

•Charles Dunham, Business and Health Care Attorney, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Houston, TX

•Karen S. Lovitch, Member and Chair, Health Law Practice, Mintz, Washington, D.C.

•Jeffrey J. Sherrin,  President,  O’Connell & Aronowitz, Albany, NY

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM                              Grand Couteau
Integrating Data Across 26 Hospitals and a Core Lab Using Three Different Laboratory Information Systems: Lessons from Achieving Integration and How We Use These Integrated Data to Add Value

Sam Terese, MBA, MT(ASCP), Chief Executive Officer and President, Alverno Laboratories,  Hammond, IN

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM                                        Bayside C Streamlining Patient Registration Across Multiple Sites: Combining  Work Flow Redesign with EMPI and Patient ID Matching Tools to Improve Productivity, Reduce Errors, and Shorten Turnaround Times

Frank E. Wellman, BSMT (ASCP), Administrative Laboratory Director, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV

2:45 PM – 3:35 PM                          Grand Ballroom  E
Your Lab Can Do Analytics  with Your Payers Today: How We Used Excel Spreadsheets to Engage Health Insurers and Launch Collaborative Care Initiatives

Rick VanNess, MS, Director, Product Management, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                                      Nottoway

Collecting ALL the Dollars Legally Due Your Lab: A Successful Case Study in Lab Revenue Cycle Management

Trish Hankila, Vice President, Finance, South Bend Medical Foundation, South Bend, IN

•Mick Raich, Owner, Vachette Pathology and Stark Medical Auditing and Consulting, Palmyra, MI

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                                     Oak Alley
Developing the Next-Level Logistics Infrastructure to Enable the Lab of the Future

•Chair: Jake Crampton, Chief Executive Officer, MedSpeed, Elmhurst, IL

Panelists:

•Mike Black, MBA, MT(ASCP),  DLM, Assistant Vice President, Laboratory Services, Laboratory Service Line Administrator, Avera Health System, Sioux Falls, SD

•Aaron Maixner, Operations  Administrator,  Mayo Clinic Health System, Rochester, MN

•Sam Terese, MBA, MT(ASCP), Chief Executive Officer and President, Alverno Laboratories,  Hammond, IN

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                               Grand Chenier
Every Pathologist’s  Helpful Guide to Medicare Quality Payment  Programs: What You Need to Know to Avoid Penalties, Earn Incentives

Emily E. Volk, M.D., MBA, FCAP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Texas-Health; Senior Vice President of Clinical Services, University Health System, San Antonio, TX

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                          Grand Ballroom D
Everything  You Need to Know about Washington, DC: Issues of Concern to Labs, Including PAMA, FDA, OIG, CMS, Congress, and More

•Moderator: Alan Mertz,  MA, Director of Government Relations, NeoGenomics Laboratories, Naples, FL Panelists:

•Elizabeth Fassbender, JD, Assistant Director for Economic and Regulatory Affairs, College of American Pathologists, Washington, D.C.

•Julie Khani, President, American Clinical Laboratory Association, Washington, D.C.

•Erin W. Morton, Senior  Vice President, CRD Associates, Washington, D.C.

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                                   Bayside AB
Is Digital Pathology Poised to Go Prime Time? What All Pathology Groups Need to Know about What’s Ready, What’s Coming, and How the Pathologist’s Daily Routine Will Evolve

•Chair: Bob McGonnagle, Publisher, CAP TODAY, Northfield, IL

Panelists:

•Steven D. Barbee, BA, President, JAV Advisors Corp, Andover, KS

•Lisa-Jean Clifford, Chief Operating  Officer & Chief Strategy Officer, Gestalt Diagnostics, Spokane, CT

•Chad Meyers, Vice President, Product Management & Strategy, Sunquest Information Systems, Tucson, AZ

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                              Grand Couteau

Software Solutions and Digital Pathology: How IDEXX Efficiently Manages Laboratory Capacity, Pathologist Case Assignment, and Distribution in Large Multinational Environment

Bob Dowd, Vice President, Strategic Accounts Development, NovoPath, Inc., Princeton, NJ

•Jeremy Johnson, DVM, Ph.D., Senior Director & General Manager, North America, Pathology Operations, IDEXX Laboratories, West Sacramento, CA

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                                     Bayside C
Tackling the Toughest Challenges in Preanalytics: Effective Troubleshooting and Best Practices to Improve Specimen Quality, Analytical Accuracy, and Patient Satisfaction and to Minimize Unnecessary Costs

Michelle McLean, Senior Product & Clinical Applications Manager, Greiner Bio-One, North America, Monroe, NC

3:45 PM – 4:35 PM                          Grand Ballroom  E

Why Risk Adjustment  Is Every Lab’s Surefire  Way to Add Value: What It Is, How It Works, Where Savings Are Found, and Different Ways ACOs and Payers  Will Reimburse Labs

Liya Lomsadze, Project Manager, Pathology Informatics, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY

GENERAL SESSION

4:35 PM – 5:30 PM                       Grand Ballroom A-C
Ugly Truth about Payers and PAMA: What  Labs  Can Expect and How to Respond

Lâle White, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA

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MASTER CLASS SESSIONS

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                Grand Chenier
Are Your Patients Now Your Payers?  New Tools for Your Lab to Collect More Money, Faster, and at Less Cost

Walt Williams, Director, Revenue Cycle Optimization  & Strategy, Quadax, Inc., Cleveland, OH

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                      Bayside C
Current State of the Job Market for Pathologists: What’s Changing in Sub-Specialist Demand, Compensation Trends, Changes in Recruiting Tactics and Benefits Packages

Rich Cornell, President, Santé Consulting, LLC, Chesterfield, MO

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                    Bayside AB
Is Your Lab Ready to Ride the Wave as Information Technologies Converge in Support of Integrated Diagnostics?

Manish Muzumdar, Senior Vice President  of Product Development, Sunquest Information Systems, Tucson, AZ

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7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                           Grand Ballroom D
Lab-Pharmacy Collaborations  for Opioid-Use Disorder and Sepsis Management:  What We’ve Learned and What Comes Next in Improving Patient Outcomes and Cost of Care

Monique Dodd, Pharm.D.,  PhC., MLS(ASCP)CM, Enterprise Clinical Solutions Specialist, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                               Grand Couteau
Positioning Your Lab to Be the Keystone for Precision Medicine in Your Community: Using Next-Generation Informatics in Your Lab Today to Be the Essential Partner for Physicians and Health Insurers

Barry Wark, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Ovation.io, Cambridge, MA

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                            Grand Ballroom  E
Simple Best Practices in Coding/Billing/Collections to Maximize  Your Lab’s Revenue

David Figueredo, National Vice President, Sales and Business, Development, Change Healthcare, Nashville, TN

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                       Oak Alley

Why Specialized Genetic Testing and Rapid Advances in Pharmacogenomics Are Creating New Career Paths for Lab Professionals While Changing How Clinical Labs Recruit and Retain Their Key Management Leaders

Susan Dowling, Vice President  of Business  Development/ Technical Team Lead, Connexis Search Group, Greenville, SC

•Brent Murphy, Vice President, Business Development, Connexis Search Group, Greenville, SC

BENEFACTOR SESSION

7:30 AM – 8:20 AM                                         Nottoway
ELLKAY Benefactor Session: Maximize Reimbursements and Increase Revenue with Clean Lab Orders

•Philippe Flamant, Vice President  of Client Services, ELLKAY, LLC, Elmwood  Park,  NJ

•Shreya Patel, Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, ELLKAY, LLC, Elmwood Park, NJ

MASTER CLASS SESSIONS

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                            Grand Ballroom  E

How Hospitals and Health Networks Are Assessing the Potential of Their Clinical Labs during a Time of Integrated Care, Precision Medicine, and Falling Lab Reimbursement

•Paul Fiedler, M.D., Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Western Connecticut Health Network, Danbury, CT

Jerry W. Hussong, M.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Sonic Healthcare USA, Austin,  TX

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                     Bayside AB
How Labs Can Add Value to Employers with Wellness Programs, Including Risk Stratification and Employee Engagement

Steven Goldberg,  M.D., MBA, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Population Health and Chief Health Officer, Health & Wellness, Quest Diagnostics, Secaucus, NJ

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                            Grand Ballroom D

Leveraging  Lab Data and Predictive Analytics to Improve Clinical Effectiveness and Manage Population Health Risk

Dan Hoemke, Chief Business  Officer, BaseHealth, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                               Grand Couteau
NGS Testing in Today’s Precision Medicine Landscape: What Labs Are Running and What Your Lab Should Do NowDo Now

Chris Callahan, MS, Chief Commercial Officer, PierianDx, St. Louis, MO

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                Grand Chenier

Rethinking  Lab Testing Services at Your Hospital  or Health  Network: Helping  Your Digital Pathology Revolution Understand the Opportunities and Pitfalls of Keeping Versus Selling/Outsourcing the Hospital Laboratory

Linda S. Flynn, MS, MBA, MT(ASCP)SBB, Principal, LS Flynn & Associates,  Florence, KY

BENEFACTOR SESSIONS

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                      Bayside C
CHANGE HEALTHCARE Benefactor Session: The New PAMA Math: Optimizing Revenue and Profitability Through Integrated Technology Solutions

Ben Gold, Product Manager,  National  Decision  Support Company, a Change Healthcare Company, Nashville, TN

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                       Oak Alley
NOVOPATH Benefactor Session: Leveraging Pathology Informatics: Best Practices for Improving Pathologist Productivity and Client Satisfaction That Increase Market Share and Lab Revenue

•Rick Callahan, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, NovoPath, Inc., Princeton, NJ (NOT FOR PUBLIC)

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM                                       Nottoway

XIFIN Benefactor Session: Hidden Landmines in RCM: Understanding Trends That Impact Financial Performance of Laboratories and Pathology Practices

•Stephanie Denham, CPA, Senior Director, New Customer Accounts,  XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA

•Diana Richard, Director, Anatomic Pathology Program Development, XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA (NOT FOR PUBLIC)

•Al Sirmon, Consultant,  Pathology Practice Advisors, LLC, Pawleys Island, SC

GENERAL SESSIONS

9:30 AM – 10:05 AM                       Grand Ballroom A-C
Understanding Healthcare’s Ongoing Transformation and How Hospitals, Physicians,  and Payers Are Responding

Ted Schwab, MBA, Strategist and Entrepreneur, Babylon Health, Austin, TX

10:05 AM – 10:40 AM                      Grand Ballroom A-C Seize the Day—Aligning Laboratory Executive Leadership  with How Hospital and Health System CEOs Are Responding to Current Healthcare Trends

Mark D. Dixon,  R.Ph., MHA, FACHE, President, The Mark Dixon  Group,  LLC, Edina, MN

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM                      Grand Ballroom A-C
During Healthcare’s Disruptive Times, What Strategies Will Bring Success to Clinical Labs and Anatomic Pathology Groups?

•Chair: Robert  L. Michel, Editor-in-Chief, The Dark Report, Spicewood, TX

Panelists:

•Dave A. Dexter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sonora Quest Laboratories & Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

•Mark D. Dixon,  R.Ph., MHA, FACHE, President, The Mark Dixon  Group,  LLC, Edina, MN

•Stan Schofield, President,  NorDx, Scarborough, ME

•Ted Schwab, MBA, Strategist and Entrepreneur, Babylon Health, Austin, TX

SPECIAL SESSIONS

1:20 PM – 3:10 PM                                     Oak Alley

Academic Pathology Roundtable

•Co-Chairs: James  M. Crawford, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director and Senior Vice President, Laboratory Services; Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY

•Chen Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor  and Chair, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

•Myra L. Wilkerson, M.D., Chair, Diagnostic  Medicine Institute, Geisinger Laboratories, Danville, PA

1:20 PM – 3:10 PM                                      Nottoway

VP of Lab Sales and Marketing Roundtable

•Facilitator: Rich Reitz, Director of Training and Talent Solutions Specialist, Vanguard Healthcare Staffing, Palm Desert, CA

•Chair: Kenneth  F. Indof, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dominion Diagnostics, North Kingstown, RI

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:20 PM – 2:10 PM                               Grand Chenier
Achieving Billing Efficiencies While Collecting More Revenue:  How We Developed Best Practices, Identified Profitability of Customers, and Reduced Days Sales Outstanding

Deena Murphy, Executive Billing Director, NeoGenomics Laboratories, Fort Myers, FL

1:20 PM – 2:10 PM                              Grand Couteau

How SOMC Breast Health Services Utilized Both Industry Partner and National Comparative Data to Drive Quality, Patient Satisfaction, Market Share, and Time to Results Across the Breast Care Continuum

April Schrank-Hacker, MSOD, CG(ASCP)CM, Optimization and Process Solutions Manager, Leica Biosystems, Fairless Hills, PA

•Wendi Waugh, R.T. (R)(T) CMD CTR BS, Administrative Director, Cancer Services and Community Health & Wellness, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, OH

1:20 PM – 2:10 PM                          Grand Ballroom D
New! National Effort to Standardize Names of Lab Tests to Avoid Confusion and Help Physicians,  Patients, and Payers: Progress Update and How Your Lab Can Help

Ila Singh, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Laboratory Medicine; Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

1:20 PM – 2:10 PM                          Grand Ballroom  E

Major Changes in How Health Insurers Handle Lab Tests: Assessing Developments in Prior-Authorization Programs, Network Contracting, and New, Value-Based Payment Models

•Moderator: Michael Snyder, Senior Vice President, Avalon Healthcare Solutions, Flemington, NJ

Panelists:

•Kristine Bordenave, M.D., FACP, CPMA, Corporate Medical Director, Humana, Chicago, IL

•Richard Gentleman, MHA, Senior Director, National Ancillary

Contracting, Aetna, Inc., Blue Bell, PA

•Steve Stonecypher, Managing Director, Shipwright Healthcare Group, Greensboro, NC

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:20 PM – 3:10 PM                          Grand Ballroom D

How Real-Time Analytics Helps Our Lab Continuously Cut Costs, Boost Productivity, and Support Quality Gains Throughout Our Integrated Health Network

Mike Black, MBA, MT(ASCP),  DLM, Assistant Vice President, Laboratory Services, Laboratory Service Line Administrator, Avera Health System, Sioux Falls, SD

2:20 PM – 3:10 PM                              Grand Couteau
Medical Laboratory Test Utilization on a Grand Scale: Lessons from Integrating IT from 29 Lab Sites and 3 EHRs to Help Physicians Reduce Unnecessary Tests While Improving Patient Outcomes and Reducing the Cost of Care

Juliana Iles-Mann,  B.App Sc., MMgt, Director,  ICT Customer and Business Services, NSW Health  Pathology,  Epping, New South Wales, Australia

2:20 PM – 3:10 PM                               Grand Chenier
Negotiating Win-Win Part A Pathology  Contracts  with Hospitals and Health Networks: Best Approaches Adding At-Risk Incentives That Deliver Value, Establishing Commercially Reasonable Arrangements, and Determining  Fair Market Value for Part A Services

Robert H. Tessier,  MPH, Senior Reimbursement Consultant, HBP Services, Inc., Woodbridge, CT

2:20 PM – 3:10 PM                          Grand Ballroom  E
Practicing Next-Generation  Clinical Laboratory and Anatomic Pathology Today: Delivering More Value with Collaborations, Analytics, Automation, and Precision Medicine

Karen L. Kaul, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL

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Digital Pathology Workshop

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM                                   Bayside AB

The Digital Pathology Revolution: What It Is and How It Will Improve Your Pathology  Practice

Steven D. Barbee, BA, President, JAV Advisors Corp, Andover, KS

1:40 PM – 2:30 PM                                   Bayside AB

Embrace Digital Pathology: It’s Pathology’s Future and Can Help You Decrease Costs and Increase Revenue and Pathologist Income

•Anil Parwani,  M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Professor and Vice Chair, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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2:50 PM – 3:40 PM                                   Bayside AB

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Practice of Pathology Today: Using AI to Score the Triple Play of Improving Productivity, Slashing Turnaround Times, and Boosting Practice Income

Mike Bonham,  M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Proscia, Philadelphia, PA

3:40 PM – 4:20 PM                                   Bayside AB

Interactive Digital Pathology Q&A Panel  with Speakers and Attendees

Chair:

•Steven D. Barbee, BA, President, JAV Advisors Corp, Andover, KS

Panelists:

•Mike Bonham,  M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Proscia, Philadelphia, PA

•Anil Parwani,  M.D., Ph.D., MBA, Professor and Vice Chair, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

4:20 PM – 4:30 PM                                   Bayside AB

•Steven D. Barbee, BA, President, JAV Advisors Corp, Andover, KS

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THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – OPTION 1

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Lessons from Clinical Lab 2.0 Innovators: Creating New Revenue Streams for Your Lab, Ways to Add Value and How to Engage Payers

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Introduction and Overview of Clinical Lab 2.0

•Chair: Khosrow R. Shotorbani,  MBA, MT(ASCP),  Executive Director; Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lab 2.0 Strategic Services LLC, Project Santa Fe Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT

8:10 AM – 8:50 AM

Launching a Clinical Lab 2.0 Program at Your Hospital or Health Network: Lessons from the Project Santa Fe Experience

James M. Crawford, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director  and Senior Vice President, Laboratory Services; Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY

8:50 AM – 9:30 AM

Improving Patient Outcomes with Antimicrobial Stewardship:  How the Clinical Lab, Pharmacy and Physicians Are Collaborating to Add Value at Northwell Health

Aya Haghamad, Pharm.D., Clinical Solutions Specialist, Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY

9:30 AM – 10:10 AM

How to Launch a Successful Value-Added Clinical Program with Office-Based Physicians and Payers to Diagnose and Manage Chronic Kidney Disease and Concomitant Conditions Such As Diabetes, Acute Kidney Injury, and Coronary Artery Disease

Kathleen Swanson, MS, R.Ph., Senior Clinical Solutions Specialist, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Nation’s First-Ever Clinical Lab 2.0 ‘Shark Tank’: Innovative Labs Present Their Clinical Collaborations with Outcomes, Successes, and Lessons Learned

Judges :

•Philip Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Strategy  Officer, Sonic Healthcare USA, Austin,  TX

•Rick L. Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM,  Senior Administrative Director, Laboratory Services, HealthPartners, Bloomington, MN

•Myra L. Wilkerson, M.D., Chair, Diagnostic  Medicine Institute, Geisinger Laboratories, Danville, PA

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Engaging Payers with Value-Added Lab Services: How We Use Lab Test Data with Other Data to Help Physicians and Health Insurers Deliver Better Patient Care and Earn Remuneration  for Achieving Their Quality Goals

Patty Kehoe, RN, MPH, Innovative Healthcare  Executive Consultant, Wisdom Gate Consultant Services, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

•Rick VanNess, MS, Director, Product Management, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM

Tackling the Challenge of Managing Opioid Use: How Our Lab Collaborates  with Physicians  to Better Manage Prescribing, Improve Patient Care, and Deliver More Value with Lab Testing Services

•Bernard C. Cook, Ph.D.,  DABCC, FACB, Division Head, Chemistry; Director, Automated Core Laboratory Operations, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
(Not for Public)

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Next Steps: What Measurable  Actions Your Lab Can Take to Add Value and Make a Positive Difference in Patients’ Lives

Chair:
Khosrow R. Shotorbani,  MBA, MT(ASCP),  Executive Director; Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lab 2.0 Strategic Services LLC, Project Santa Fe Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT

Panelists:

•James M. Crawford, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director  and Senior Vice President, Laboratory Services; Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Hofstra Northwell Health School of Medicine, Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY

•Patty Kehoe, RN, MPH, Innovative Healthcare  Executive Consultant, Wisdom Gate Consultant Services, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

•Rick VanNess, MS, Director, Product Management, TriCore Reference Laboratories, Albuquerque, NMSAVE

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – OPTION 2

8:00 AM – 3:45 PM PROGRAM

What Hospital and Health Network Labs Must Know to Comply  with  PAMA Private Payer Price Reporting

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

How We Got to PAMA and  This Final Reporting Rule: Understanding the History, Legislation, and Regulatory Processes Involving the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule

Joyce Gresko, JD, Partner,  Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, D.C.

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Understanding the Requirements for Reporting PAMA Private Payer Lab Test Price Data: Who Reports, What Is Reported, How to Report, When Do Penalties Apply, and More

Diana W. Voorhees,  MA, CLS, MT, SH, CLCP, CPCO, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, DV & Associates, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

How to Structure Your PAMA Data When Working with Your Internal  IT Team or Third-Party Billing Provider

Sarah Simonson, Director of Client Management, LabRCM, Change Healthcare, Lexington, KY

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Lessons Learned at South Bend Medical Foundation: What Works Best and Pitfalls to Avoid When Gathering, Analyzing, and Reporting PAMA Lab Test Price Data

Trish Hankila, Vice President, Finance, South Bend Medical Foundation, South Bend, IN

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Key Recommendations for Reporting  Your Lab’s Private Payer Price Data: Identifying Data Sources, Using Informatics Tools, Understanding Where Data Is Missing or Inaccurate, and Transmitting Your Data

Craig Young, Senior Financial Analyst, XIFIN, Inc., San Diego, CA

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Compliance and Regulatory Issues Associated with the PAMA Statute and the CMS Final Rule for Reporting Private Payer Lab Test Prices: Risks, Consequences, and Often-Overlooked Requirements

Elizabeth Sullivan, JD, Healthcare Attorney, Member, Co-Chair National Healthcare Practice Group, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

1:40 PM – 2:25 PM

Question & Answer Session with CMS: Live Remote Opportunity to Ask Questions and Better Understand PAMA’s Data-Reporting Requirements

•Sarah Harding, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

•Sarah Shirey-Losso, Director, Division of Ambulatory Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD

2:25 PM – 3:05 PM

What If Your Hospital  Lab Doesn’t  Have a CFO? How We Pulled the Task Force Together throughout Atrium Health to Assemble PAMA Data for Submission

•Modena Henderson, MHA, Vice President, Laboratory Services, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
(Not for Public)

3:05 PM – 3:45 PM

Summary of the Day and Q&A with the Experts

•Chair: Joyce Gresko, JD, Partner,  Alston & Bird LLP, Washington, D.C.

Panelists:

•Trish Hankila, Vice President, Finance, South Bend Medical Foundation, South Bend, IN

•Elizabeth Sullivan, JD, Healthcare Attorney, Member, Co-Chair National Healthcare Practice Group, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

•Diana W. Voorhees,  MA, CLS, MT, SH, CLCP, CPCO, Principal and Chief Executive Officer, DV & Associates, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT