Director of Education Payer Summit Summary

The HFMA Florida Chapter’s Annual Mid-Winter Payor/Provider Conference was held at the Renaissance at Sea World, Orlando, FL January 25 – 27, 2017, kicking off with a Mini-Leadership Training Conference to educate new volunteers about the many benefits of joining HFMA and how to get involved with our chapter. This was brought to us by our President Elect, Mike Bickers.

In her opening address, Lisa Mathews, HFMA Florida Chapter President presented Bob Lovell with the HFMA Chapter Life Member award.

Bob Lovell and Lisa Mathews

Bob Lovell and Lisa Mathews

The keynote session was presented by the CEO of Orlando Health, David Strong, and CFO of Orlando Health, Bernadette Spong.   In this moving educational session, they recounted their experiences and lessons learned from the June 12, 2016, Pulse Night Club shooting. Their focus was the importance of continuous training and mandating simulated drills for unexpected tragedy situations.

Bernadette Spong, CFO, Orlando Health & David Strong, CEO, Orlando Health

Bernadette Spong, CFO, Orlando Health & David Strong, CEO, Orlando Health

During the conference other valuable educational sessions took place including MACRA, MIPS & APM’s; denials management, updates and future expectations from payors such as Atena, Blue Cross, CIGNA, and United Health individually and as a panel discussions.

We rocked the night away with dinner, dancing, and games during our Throwback Thursday networking event. Attendees dressed as they did in high school along with playing games from that era.

A special thanks to all the volunteers of the curriculum committee and our corporate sponsors for making it all happen!