Schedule of Events 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm           Registration

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm           New Members / First Timers Meet and Greet

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm           Roundtable Discussions
Academic Practice
Hospital-based Practice
Private Practice
Small (1-5 Surgeons)
Medium (6-10 Surgeons)
Large (10+ Surgeons)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm           Welcome Reception at Loews Hollywood Hotel

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 am – 8:15 am            Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

8:15 am – 8:30 am            Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 am – 9:45 am           Tim Roberts Annual Keynote Address - Healthcare, Remixed

Dr. Zubin Damania, Turntable Health

9:45 am – 10:15 am         Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:15 am – 11:15 am       General Session I – Spine and Neuro Trends

Katherine Zentner, SG2

11:15 am – 12:15 pm       General Session II – NERVES Survey Results

Mike Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller

 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm         Lunch and NERVES Business Meeting

*Lunch sponsored by Entrada

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm           General Session III – Game Change: Shift to VBR Models Taxing Medical Liability Stability?

David Sousa, Medical Mutual of NC

 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Breakout Sessions I

a.  BPCI/CMS Spine Bundling Pilot Lessons Learned – Marian Lowe & Judy Eustace, United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
b.  RVUs/Coding for Managers – Kim Pollock, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.
c.  Patient Financing – Lisa Smith, Health First Financial

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm           Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

4:30 pm  – 5:30 pm           Breakout Sessions II

a.  Medicare Quality Payment Plans - Dr. Susan Nedza, MPA Healthcare Solutions
b.  Marketing for Your Practice – Tom Rosenberger, Glia Media (a division of Mayfield Clinic)
c.  NERVES Survey Results Q&A - Mike Heaton & Amber Moore, Katz, Sapper & Miller

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm         Dinner and Entertainment at Loews Hollywood Hotel

Saturday, April 22, 2017

7:45 am – 8:30 am            Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors

8:30 am – 9:30 am            General Session IV – Coding Update & Hot Topics

Kim Pollock, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.

9:30 am – 10:00 am          Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 

10:00 am – 11:00 am        General Session V – Bundled Payments

Dr. Susan Nedza, MPA Healthcare Solutions

 11:00 am – 12:00 pm       General Session VI – Washington Update/MACRA 

Rachel Groman, Hart Health Strategies