With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, the country is moving toward the end of the pandemic. But that day is still a ways away, which is creating operational challenges for practices as coronavirus variants spread, case counts remain high, and portions of the population become vaccinated while others wait their turn or choose not to receive a vaccine.

In our latest special Town Hall, developed in collaboration with leadership from several MGMA state associations, we bring together experts in practice operations. They'll answer your pressing questions and provide guidance and best practices to help you effectively and appropriately respond to these new developments and best position your practice for short- and long-term success.

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Topics to be covered will include the following: 

  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Clinical operations
  • Information technology

Presenters

Nelson-Gomes

Nelson Gomes

NJ President Senior Vice President of Development | Medicus IT

An information technology veteran with 30-plus years of IT experience, Nelson Gomes serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development and General Manager (New Jersey) for award-winning, healthcare-focused managed services provider Medicus IT (MIT). Nelson brings impressive healthcare industry knowledge and experience to his position at MIT, where he focuses on enhancing client relations, bolstering the company’s healthcare industry visibility, and helping more and larger practices get preventive with their IT rather than triage it. Before his work with the company, he spent more than 20 years building long-term relationships with clients, healthcare organizations and partner vendors as founder and leader of PriorityOne Group (P1). Founded in 1997, P1 was an award-winning Rutherford, N.J.-based provider of integrated managed IT services to healthcare organizations. Key to P1's success was Nelson's and the company's unwavering commitment to core values that guided the company's decision-making. In 2019, P1 merged with MIT.

Brian-Ramos

Brian Ramos

Chief Operating Officer, Capital Anesthesia Partners

Brian Ramos serves as Chief Operating Officer of Capital Anesthesia Partners. Prior to joining CAP, Mr. Ramos held management positions in national anesthesia management consulting firms, premier academic medical centers, independent ASCs and large multi-site private physician group practices. He was formally trained in Lean and uses these tools to create cultures of continuous improvement.

Mr. Ramos earned a BA in Mathematics from Boston College and a MBA from Fitchburg State University. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Additionally, Mr. Ramos is President of the Maryland Medical Group Management Association.

Wiks Moffat CHC

Wiks Moffat

Principal & Executive VP | Healthcare Compliance Network, LLC

Wiks Moffat is a pioneer in the Healthcare Compliance industry and has over 25 years of experience and expertise. Currently, Wiks is a Principal and Executive VP of compliance at Healthcare Compliance Network and is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC) from the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA). From 1991 to 2002 he founded and built MedSafe, Inc. working in all facets of the business. From 2002 until 2015 he worked with Total Compliance Solutions and served as president and chairman of the board. Throughout his career, he has managed compliance projects of all sizes and has been instrumental in business development across all divisions. He is also a sought-after speaker to both national and state associations. His topics include Compliance as a Profit Center, HIPAA & Sexual Harassment. He has surveyed over 3,000 healthcare organizations in implementing regulatory compliance plans for HIPAA-HITECH, Compliance/Fraud, Waste & Abuse, billing compliance, chart auditing, and OSHA & Infectious disease safety. What distinguishes him in the field of Healthcare compliance is his ability to make a complicated process easy to understand and to instill a culture of compliance and profitability with his clients.

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Nancy E. May-Skinner

Managing Attorney | Capital District & Syracuse offices of Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP

Nancy E. May-Skinner is the managing attorney for the Capital District and Syracuse offices of Fager Amsler Keller & Schoppmann, LLP. She is also lead appellate counsel for the firm. In this capacity, she prepares and argues cases on appeal, performs appellate reviews of medical malpractice verdicts, and analyzes the legal issues that arise in healthcare litigation. Ms. May-Skinner regularly counsels healthcare practitioners and facilities on risk management and health law issues. She has authored numerous articles published in the New York State Bar Association Health Law Journal, MLMIC Insurance Company Dateline, and MLMIC Dental Dateline on medical malpractice topics, appellate practice, and risk management.

Ms. May-Skinner also regularly lectures throughout the state for the New York State Bar Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, MLMIC, and various medical organizations and risk management groups in the areas of medical malpractice and risk management. She presents a legislative and case law update on healthcare litigation and liability-related issues at MLMIC’s annual risk management seminar. She has authored and presented continuing medical education programs addressing social media in healthcare and various risk management issues.

Elizabeth Gardner, CPA-1

Elizabeth A. Gardner, CPA

Senior Manager | Grossman St. Amour CPAs, PLLC

Liz has been with Grossman St. Amour CPAs since September 2005.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Liz practices in the areas of tax planning and preparation for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.  Her practice also includes bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, and payroll and sales tax return preparation.  Her clients include physicians and medical practices, real estate partnerships, retail distribution, and various other professional industries.

Liz is a graduate of Le Moyne College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.   She is a member of PrimeGlobal, An Association of Independent Accounting Firms.