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Gregory M. Adams, FHFMA

Executive Vice President, Panacea Healthcare Solutions

Greg is the Executive VP at Panacea and has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, including 20 years as a hospital CFO, former national chair of HFMA and 10 years as the partner in a healthcare consulting company. His experience includes financial operations, managed care contracting, physician practice management, patient accounting, patient access, medical records, materials management and real estate development. Greg holds a B.S. in Accounting & Finance from Seton Hall University, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus.

Session: CMS Price Transparency - How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements (Nov. 9)

Randi Brantner

Vice President of Analytics, PARA Healthcare Analytics, an HFRI Company

Randi began her career in healthcare in 2002. She spent eight years working in a variety of pharmacy settings including retail, military, hospital, narcotic control, and pharmacy purchasing. In 2010, Randi became the Charge Master Analyst for Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, CO. There, she supported the hospital revenue cycle through maintenance of the charge description master for the health system. Over the next two years, she assisted in the implementation of operational improvement of billing processes and assisted in monitoring, auditing, and measuring the effectiveness of the revenue cycle process. Randi has a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in HealthCare Administration and is Six Sigma Black Belt Certified. She joined the firm in 2012 and currently serves as the Vice President of Analytics.  Her team is responsible for a variety of financial analytics among all areas of the hospital including pharmacy, materials management, market based pricing, contract management, and reimbursement analytics.

Session: Non-Compliance Costs More Than You Expect – Four Critical Tasks to Meet CMS Requirements (Dec. 14)

Marcee I. Chmait

Head of Partnerships – Digital Strategy & Innovation Group, Providence Health

Marcee Chmait has served in multiple roles within the healthcare industry for nearly 30 years. She joined Providence St. Joseph Health in 2018 to lead strategic partnerships and business development for the Digital Strategy and Innovation Group.  In this role, Marcee is working to bring consumer-facing technology solutions to health systems to improve the consumer experience. Prior to Providence, Marcee lead innovation at SCAN Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage health plan in southern California. She is also the former President & COO of Spendwell. A serial entrepreneur, Marcee has had two successful startup exits, including eBenx and HealthAllies. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from the University of Minnesota.

Session: How to Turn a CMS Mandate into a Competitive Advantage for 2021 (Dec. 7)

Renee Clarke

Vice President, Managed Care and Network Operations, Phoenix Children's Hospital

Renee Clarke is the Vice President of Managed Care and Network Operations at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH). In her current role, she has responsibility for enterprise contracting with managed care payers for hospital, physician, urgent care, transplant, and value-based contracts.  She oversees a team of data analysts supporting managed care, CDM, decision support, finance, revenue cycle, care management and the Phoenix Children’s Care Network for all payer and contract related data and modeling. She also oversees the business operations for the Phoenix Children’s Care Network which the first URAC accredited pediatric clinically integrated network.

Prior to joining PCH, Renee worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona for 13 years during which time she was a Medicare Auditor, Actuarial Analyst, and Senior Manager of Network Management.  Renee holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Accountancy and Finance from Arizona State University and an MBA with a concentration in Population Health Management from Ottawa University.

Session: CMS Price Transparency - How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements (Nov. 9)

Henry Gutierrez

Vice President, Financial Consulting Services, Panacea Healthcare Solutions

Henry has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare financial management in both teaching and non-teaching large acute care hospitals and health systems, as well as critical access and small hospitals. He is experienced in budgeting and financial planning, third-party regulatory Cost Reporting, service line profitability, managed care contracting, net revenue modeling and claims auditing, Chargemaster compliance /pricing and revenue cycle management. Henry has fully implemented, designed and managed decision support & cost accounting, service line profitability, contract management and budgeting systems and has been Panacea’s lead on health system CDM synchronization and hospital Zero-Base Pricing projects.

Session: CMS Price Transparency - How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements (Nov. 9)

Alec Hendry

Associate Administrator of Finance, El Centro Regional Medical Center

Alec Hendry is a dedicated, lifelong public servant who has served various roles across the public safety, education and healthcare industries during his career. Throughout his tenure with El Centro Regional, Alec has focused his efforts on digital initiatives to drive process improvement across the Finance and Revenue Cycle division, with an emphasis on long-term strategic planning. He has earned a Master of Business Administration from Fitchburg State University and a Master of Public Administration from San Diego State University. In addition, Alec is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a proud HFMA Certified Healthcare Financial Professional and Certified Revenue Cycle Representative.

Session: Non-Compliance Costs More Than You Expect - Four Critical Tasks to Meet CMS Requirements (Dec. 14)

Janice Jackson

Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator, Hancock Regional Hospital

Janice Jackson, RN, BSN, CPHQ, is the Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. She has over 20 years of experience working in healthcare revenue cycle operations. Some of her key roles have included managing the Chargemaster, conducting reimbursement analysis, and ensuring revenue Integrity. She is also actively involved in Utilization Review, and Compliance Committee. Her clinical background has allowed her to be a liaison connecting both the technical and financial aspects of healthcare operations.

Session: Non-Compliance Costs More Than You Expect - Four Critical Tasks to Meet CMS Requirements(Dec. 14)

Clint Jones, CHFP

Vice President, Accureg

Clint Jones is Vice President of Business Development at AccuReg. He is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and managing vendor relationships nationwide. Clint brings 17 years of benefits and healthcare experience in both payer and provider markets. Prior to joining AccuReg, Clint served in numerous leadership roles, including COO of Symbol Health Solutions, a 10-clinic system of employer-sponsored health clinics. Clint is results-driven and passionate about serving customers with best-in-class solutions that improve revenue cycle performance and reduce costs. Clint also holds the HFMA certification of Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Session: Proactive Price Transparency: A Consumerism-Based Approach that Increases Revenue and Wins Patients (Nov. 16)

Heather Kawamoto

Vice President Product, Waystar

Heather Kawamoto is VP Product at Waystar and responsible for the Financial Clearance and Patient Financial Experience portfolio. Heather’s products have received coveted industry awards and rigorous certifications. With more than 20 years of product management experience, Heather’s focus is helping healthcare organization’s realize cost savings and operational efficiencies through automation-focused technologies. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Session: Effectively Communicating Transparency Efforts: Creating a Transparency Action Plan (Nov. 30)

Chris Kiser

Vice President, Patient Financial Services, Atrium Health

Chris Kiser is the Vice President, Patient Financial Services for Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. He is responsible for Patient Access and Financial Counseling function for 18 acute care locations. Chris also leads the Patient Identify Management department and has responsibility for Health Information Management, Medical Records and Patient Referral Management.

Session: Effectively Communicating Transparency Efforts: Creating a Transparency Action Plan (Nov. 30)

Bill Krause

Vice President, General Manager, Connected Consumer Health, Change Healthcare

Serving in the healthcare industry for more than 12 years, Bill Krause leads innovation and solution development for Connected Consumer Health at Change Healthcare. In this role, Bill is responsible for the development and execution of strategies that enable healthcare customers to realize value through leading-edge consumer engagement capabilities. Bill previously worked at both McKesson and McKinsey. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia.

Session: How to Turn a CMS Mandate Into a Competitive Advantage for 2021 (Dec. 7)

David Ralston, CRCR

AVP of Revenue Cycle, Jackson Hospital

David Ralston has worked in Revenue cycle leadership since 2007 in both for profit and not-for profit facilities and currently holds the position of AVP of Revenue Cycle at Jackson Hospital, where he oversees the Business office, Patient Access, HIM, Coding, Case management and CDI. David holds a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis and an Undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Human Services Business Management with a minor in sociology and is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt.

Session: Proactive Price Transparency: A Consumerism-Based Approach that Increases Revenue and Wins Patients (Nov. 16)

Fred Stodolak

CEO, Panacea Healthcare Solutions

Fred is Chief Executive Officer at Panacea Healthcare Solutions and has more than 35 years of financial consulting and software development experience. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on rational and defensible hospital, physician and pharmacy pricing and innovator of the popular Hospital Zero-Base Pricing concepts, methods and technology. He most recently conceived and developed the company’s CMS Price Transparency technology and service used by hospitals nationwide. Fred co-founded both Panacea and the popular RACmonitor news and information service. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Stockton University.

Session: CMS Price Transparency - How to Comply with Consumer Display & Machine-Readable File Requirements (Nov. 9)

Virginia Torres

Patient Accounting Manager, El Centro Regional Medical Center

Virginia Torres has spent fifteen years with El Centro Regional Medical Center in positions spanning all aspects of the Revenue Cycle, including Registration, Chargemaster Maintenance and Analytics, IT Support and most recently Patient Financial Services. For the last six years Virginia has served as ECRMC’s Patient Accounting Manager, overseeing all day-to-day billing and collection efforts. Virginia is a proud member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and an American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management’s Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist – Institutional.

Session: Non-Compliance Costs More Than You Expect - Four Critical Tasks to Meet CMS Requirements (Dec. 14)