Schedule of Events 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Roundtable Discussions

  • Academic Practice
  • Hospital-based Practice
  • Private Practice
    • Small (1-5 Surgeons)
    • Medium (6-10 Surgeons)
    • Large (10+ Surgeons)
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm New Members / First Timers Meet and Greet
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception at Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

Friday, April 27, 2018

7:15 am – 8:00 am  Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15 am – 9:15 am

Tim Roberts Annual Keynote Address – The Disruptive Future of Healthcare
Nicholas Webb, Healthcare Strategist, Innovator, Researcher, Author 

9:15 am – 9:35 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
9:35 am – 10:15 am

General Session I – A Surgeon’s Perspective
Dr. Ralph Dacey, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery 

10:15 am – 11:15 am

General Session II – Differentiators – How Can Practices Remain Competitive?
Kate Zentner, SG2

11:15 am – 11:30 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

General Session III – NERVES Survey Results
Mike Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller

 12:30 pm – 1:35 pm Lunch and NERVES Business Meeting
 1:35 pm – 1:45 pm Break
 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

General Session IV – Washington Update
Katie Orrico, AANS

 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 3:00 pm  – 4:00 pm

Breakout Sessions I

A. Revenue Cycle Best Practices to Streamline Collections 
Kim Pollock, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.

B. You Can’t Do Today’s Jobs With Yesterday’s Methods
NERVES Members Panel Discussion

    • Outsourcing Billing and Collections – Shawn Taylor, Argiers Marotti Neurosurgical Associates 
    • Pros and Cons of Moving from Peer to Manager – Stacey Snodgrass, Univ. of Oklahoma, Dept. of Neurosurgery
    • Changing Staffing Models – Jacob Rodman, Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic, Inc.
    • Utilizing Technology to Manage Overhead – Rebecca Turner, Texas Spine & Neurosurgery Center
    • Participating with Medicare? – Joy Taylor, Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery
    • Moderated by Keely Dunn, Texas Brain and Spine Institute

C. The Future of Healthcare
Dr. Rubin Pillay, University of Alabama, Birmingham 

4:00 pm  – 4:10 pm  Break
4:10 pm  – 5:10 pm

Breakout Sessions II

A. Basic and Advanced Strategies for Group Practice - Hospital/Health System Collaboration
Patrick VegaCorazon.

B. Advanced Practice Providers – Essential to Neurosurgery Practices 
Gina Connolly
, DNP, ANP, GNP, GNLAF, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

C. Evolution of Stroke Care Networks
Kate Zentner, SG2

 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dinner and Entertainment at Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

Saturday, April 28, 2018

7:45 am – 8:30 am Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
8:30 am – 9:30 am General Session V – MACRA, A Look Back and Forward
Dr. Mac Knight, Coker Group
9:30 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00 am – 11:00 am General Session VI – QOD
Dr. Anthony Asher, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session VII – Coding Update & Hot Topics
Kim Pollock, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.