Michigan Rural Health Conference

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Participant Information

Online Registration is now open for the 2017 Michigan Rural Health Conference. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Exhibitor Information

If your organization is interested in being an Exhibitor/Sponsor, please view the EXHITBITOR PROSPECTUS for more details. 

Click Here for conference and exhibit shipment information to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. 

Loding Information

All participants and exhibitors from each organization are responsible for making their hotel reservations. 

The Soaring Eagle and Casino Main Hotel only has smoking rooms available. So to help alleviate some stress MCRH has made room blocks at the following Mt. Pleasant Hotels: 

  • Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel- Block is available until April 26, 2017
    • Please call 1-877-232-4532, mention you are with Michigan Center for Rural Health group. 
    • Reserve online by clicking "Book a Room" on www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com Enter group code- MCRH517 
  • Mt. Pleasant Inn & Suites- Block available until May 1, 2017
    • Please Call 989-772-7777 to book a room under the Michigan Center for Rural Health and receive a reduced rate.
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
    • Please  call 989-772-4000, refer to the group Michigan Center for Rural Health and receive a reduced rate. 

Presentations

Federal Update on Rural Health Issues
Brock Slabach, MPH, FACHE, Senior Vice President for Member Services, National Rural Health Associaltion

Partnership for Prevention and Early Detection of Lung Cancer: MPRO's Michigan Cancer Control Inititative and Hills & Dales General Hospital's Lung Cancer Screening Program
Julee Campbell, Clinical Quality Consultant, MPRO
Tesia Looper, Senior Clinical Quality Consultant, MPRO
Peggy Davidson, Director of Radiology, Hills & Dales General Hosptial
Trisha Meinhard, Manager of Physician Practices, Hills & Dales General Hospital

New Tools For You: The New MAPS
Haley Winans, Department Analyst, Department of Licensing and Regulartory Affairs, Drug Monitoring Section (MAPS)
Amber Daniels, Education/Training Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Injury and Violence Prevention Unit

Best Practices for Engaging Physicians & Hospitals in Clinical Documentation Integrity: Simple Strategies for Receiving Appropriate Reimbursement for Care Provided
Amy Robertson, MD, Hospitalist, Munson Medical Center
Gena Culver, RHIT, Director of Health Information Management, Munson Medical Center
Alyson Swinehart, BSN, RN, CCDS, Clinical Documentation Coordinator-Coding & Data Integrity Services, Munson Medical Center 
Carrie Gray, MBA, Director of Business Intelligence, iNDIGO Health Partners

CHAMPS Settlement Program
Tyler Wise, Auditor, Clinic Settlement Section, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Nancy Kuhlman, Auditing Specialist, Clinic Settlement Section, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Gensterblum, Hospital and Clinical Reimbursement Division Director, Medical Services Administration, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Kristie Pastor, State Administrative Manager, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Leadership: Five Imperatives Hospitals and Health Systems Can Plan for Now to Succeed in the Future
Ross Manson, Principal, Eide Bailly

Telehealth's Role in the World of MACRA, MIPS and Value Based Purchasing
Becky Sanders, Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center

The Business Case for Chronic Care Management in the Ambulatory Care Practice
Debbie Rozanski, Practice Transformation Coach, Medical Advantage Group

HIPAA Cyber Security Update
Mike Zamiara, ISC Partner
Scott Rokita, Network Security Engineer, ISC

Performance Improvement and Rural Health Organizations: Lessons Learned 
Chris Calderone, Lean Healthcare Consultant, Altarum Institute
Anna McCormick, Lean Healthcare Consultant and Senior Analyst, Altarum Institute

Total Health/Oral Health: Implementing the Team Approach to Oral Health in Primary Care
Rene Louchart, BS, RDH, Oral Health Coordinator, Traverse Health Clinic
Donna Rinker, MSN, FNP-BC, Visiting Faculty/Doctorate of Nursing Practice Candidate, Grand Valley State University-Kirkof College of Nursing

MC3 Progress and Findings to Date: What Do We Know About Rural Michigan in Children's Mental Health
Sheila Marcus, MD, University of Michigan, Section Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, PI of Michigan Child Collaborative Care Program (MC3)
Dayna LePlatte, MD, University of Michigan, Clinical Instructor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 

Are You a High Value Provider? 
Steve Barnett, DHA, CRNA, President/CEO, McKenzie Health System
Desiree Brewer, MPA, MPH, Director of ACO Implementation, Caravan Health
Kathleen Dunckel, MD, ACO Physician Lead, Core Management Department Head, Alcona Health Center

MACRA, MIPS, and APMs: Exploring the New Quality Payment Program
Bruce Maki, M-CEITA Regulatory and Incentive Program Analyst, Altarum Institute
MedNow + School Health Advocacy Program: Using Telemedicine to Bridge the School Nursing Gap
Vernon Moeggenborg, MedNow (Telehealth) Specialist, Spectrum Health Medical Group
Health Professional Shortage Area and Loan Repayment Programs Update
Rachel Ruddock, Recruitment and Retention Services Manager, Michigan Center for Rural Health
Joe Tran, Progam Consultant, Michigan Primary Care Association

Community Paramedic Program Discussion Panel
Lynn Weber, Director, Paramedic, Paramed Instructor, Community Paramedic, Clinton Area Ambulance Service Authority
Alex Truman, MCA Program Coordinator, West Michigan Regional Consortium
Teresa Toland, CEO, Tandum 365
Tim Armstrong, Paramedic, Director of Central Operations, Life EMS Ambulance

Care Planning: Brain-Based Strategies for Engaging Patients in Behavior Change
Krista Hausermann, LMSW, CAADC, Health Information Technology, Specialist, MPHI

Health Law Update
Brian Bauer, Esq., Attorney, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman