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2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference

Physician and Hospital Leadership in 2018

Get to know some of the folks leading health care organizations in Oregon today during this session with some of the state’s senior health system executives.  Bring your questions and create a dialog on the challenges and opportunities in Oregon health care with this panel of leaders.

Guest Speakers:

  • David Parsons, MD: Regional Chief Medical Officer & Director of Hospital Services, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • Brad Wakefield: Chief Executive Officer, The Corvallis Clinic
  • Cheryl Nester Wolfe, RN: Chief Executive Officer, Salem Health
  • Kate Othus: Partner, Aldrich Advisors (moderator)

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201

For more information and to register, click here.

Trends in Contracting, Financing, and Reimbursement

Where is the money leading Oregon’s health system? What trends are we seeing in plan-provider relations related to payment? This panel will take up these sorts of topics, and discuss the evolution in reimbursement and care financing in Oregon today.

Guest Speakers: 

  • Sue Deitz: VP, Business Development, Caravan Health
  • Jeremiah Dodrill: Director of Contracting, Salem Health
  • Justin Valley: Healthcare Business Advisor, Aldrich Advisors

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201

For more information and to register, click here.

Post State of Reform Mixer

Mingle with other independent groups, athenahealth clients and employees, Pinnacle MSO users and Aldrich staff. Bring your significant other and enjoy this come-and-go, no presentation mixer.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Williwaw, 601 F Street Anchorage, AK 99501
Directly across from the convention center.

2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Dena’Ina Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage Alaska

For more information and to register, click here.

The Implications of the 80th Percentile Rule


A primary reason that costs are so high in Alaska – and that there is such strong provider choice here – is an administrative rule that creates a floor for provider reimbursement. The benefits and costs of that rule are fully manifest in Alaska today. This panel will discuss them both and talk through whether it’s time to revisit the rule.

Event Details

Guest Speakers:

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Dena’Ina Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage Alaska

For more information and to register, click here.

Managers Time Out Meeting

Fraud in the Medical Practice

In today’s business environment, the presence of fraud is more prevalent as businesses have less and less time to develop the strategies to prevent it from occurring. In the fraud triangle, three factors must be present at the same time for an ordinary person to commit fraud which includes: pressure, opportunity and rationalization. Many employees encounter the pressure to commit fraud, the rationalization that their dishonest actions are okay and, to top it off, are given the opportunity because of gaps within a company’s internal controls. This ultimately allows them to follow through with their dishonest actions. A well-thought-out fraud prevention strategy and a strong tone at the top can aid in protecting your business

Event Details:

Guest Speaker: Kate Othus, MHA
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: PacificSource, 2965 NE Conners Ave Ste 210, Bend, Oregon 97701

For more information and to register, click here.

Central Oregon Independent Practice Association

Fraud: How to Establish a Finance Structure With Checks and Balances to Avoid Abuse

In today’s business environment, the presence of fraud is more prevalent as businesses have less and less time to develop the strategies to prevent it from occurring. In the fraud triangle, three factors must be present at the same time for an ordinary person to commit fraud which includes: pressure, opportunity and rationalization. Many employees encounter the pressure to commit fraud, the rationalization that their dishonest actions are okay and, to top it off, are given the opportunity because of gaps within a company’s internal controls. This ultimately allows them to follow through with their dishonest actions. A well-thought-out fraud prevention strategy and a strong tone at the top can aid in protecting your business

Event Details:

Guest Speaker: Kate Othus, MHA
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Central Oregon: COIPA conference room 1230 NE 3rd street, Suite A-200 or via webcast
RSVP: Sstewart@COIPA.org no later than 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017

For more information and to register, click here.

CAMGMA 2017 Annual Conference

MACRA: Am I Doing It Right?

Lauren Cover medical practice consultant Aldrich

MACRA has been a confusing topic for many, but it doesn’t have to be. Now that we are almost to the middle of the first reporting year, it’s important that practices are doing everything they can to be successful. In this session, Lauren Cover will review current and future MACRA rules that impact practices, what successful practices are doing with MACRA, and how to implement best practices for future success.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

For more information and to register, click here.

Portland Medical Community Managers Meeting

Developing a High Performing Team

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Join Kate Othus for the April PMCM meeting to learn how to develop a high performing team. Teams drive organizational progress, yet forming and leading high-performance teams is one of the most complex challenges facing any leader. Creating and sustaining an effective team requires an investment of time and energy to make it happen. Teams don’t just happen naturally. Building high performing teams requires an effective team development plan.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Location: Oregon Medical Association, 11740 SW 68th Pkway, Portland, OR

For more information and to register, click here.

California Primary Care Association 2017 CFO Conference

Improving Rates of Return of Cash On-hand for Nonprofits

Learn how California’s not-for-profit community clinics and health centers are using a cash equivalent strategy that banks have used for over 30 years to grow and protect their safest, most liquid capital. In this session, Jeff Clark will review Investment Policy Statements (IPS) for your organization and provide ideas on how to incorporate this cash equivalent strategy into your IPS. Additionally, Jason Brenier will bring you the latest in accounting standards for investments held by nonprofit organizations. This is a joint presentation with Scott Hinkle of Grant Hinkle & Jacobs.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Omni Rancho Las Palmas, 41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA

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2016 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference

The Challenges of Provider Reimbursement

Catherine A OthusAlaska has a long history of provider reimbursement issues, and CMS and Medicare may well return to being a driving force in health system reform. If so, MACRA will be the tool that leads that effort. Kate Othus will take part in this panel to discuss what’s in the transformational legislation, what it will mean for provider rates, and how it can address the market’s high costs.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: 600 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

How Care Coordination in Alaska is Taking Shape

Justin A ValleyNascent forms of care coordination have now been underway in Alaska for a few years, which is starting to reshape the nature of plan-provider relations. Justin Valley will take part in this panel to talk through the topic and discuss the strategic implications for the future of Alaska health care.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: :30 a.m.
Location: 600 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

For more information and to register, click here.

2016 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference

MACRA & CMS: Driving Payment Change

Catherine A OthusCMS and Medicare may well return to being the most influential force in health system reform. If so, MACRA will be the tool that leads that effort. Kate Othus will take part in this panel to discuss what’s in the transformational legislation, and what it will mean for the provider marketplace.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

For more information and to register, click here.

2016 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference

MACRA and Medicare Payment Transformation

Lauren Cover medical practice consultant Aldrich

Health care may be entering a phase where CMS and Medicare will begin to lead and shape the overall marketplace. With acronyms like CPC+, MACRA and MIPS, a number of programs will be reshaping the system. Lauren Cover will take part in this panel to discuss this will mean for the provider marketplace.

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

For more information and to register, click here.

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Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference, September 15

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Oregon

Kate Othus of Aldrich Advisors will be speaking at the 2015 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Kate will take part in a panel group, addressing:

“Legal Questions, Challenges Ahead for Healthcare”

The legal challenges facing health reform are not concluded with the decision in King v. Burwell. Administrative rules, regulatory oversight, and changes from consolidation all offer continued pitfalls ahead. These thought leaders will discuss the questions they see on the horizon.

Now in its fourth year, this conference is the largest gathering of health care leaders and insiders in the state.

 

Lauren Cover medical practice consultant Aldrich

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Oregon Medical Group Management Association Conference, September 16-18

Hilton Eugene, Oregon

Lauren Cover and Kate Othus of Aldrich Healthcare Group will have a booth at the OMGMA Conference from Wednesday, September 16 to Friday, September 18.

The annual Fall meeting of the OMGMA is a highly anticipated event by practice administrators throughout Oregon. The meeting is of the highest educational quality, featuring nationally distinguished keynote speakers and experts in the field for each and every session.