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2021 Speakers

East TX IPA/ACO

Mark R. Anderson, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

COO
EHNAC

Lee Barrett

Executive Director
Atrium Health

W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA

Vice President Patient Financial Services
Solutions, Humana, Inc.

Kate Goodrich

SVP, Trend and Analytics, Clinical and Pharmacy
Jefferson Health

Jason Kane

Director, Enterprise Single Billing Office and Cash Processing/Reconciliation
NCQA

Margaret O'Kane

President
Kaiser Permanente

Raul Matas

Director of Analytics, National Claims Auto Adjudication & Outside Medical Expense
Humana

Patrick Murta

Chief Interoperability Architect & Fellow
St. Luke's Health System

Michael Rawdan, Ph.D., MBA

System Senior Director of Revenue Cycle & Patient Experience
WEDI

Charles Stellar

President and CEO
Healthcare Business Management Association

Kurt Gallagher

Executive Director
Priority Health

Nathan Foco

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience
Kaiser Permanente

James Shelton II

Director, Claim Operations
Florida Blue

Tab Harris

Senior Director, Provider Connectivity Solutions
Medical Group Management Association

Robert Tennant

Commissioner, EHNAC Director, Health Information Technology Policy, Government Affairs Department
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2021 Speakers

Mark R. Anderson, LFHIMSS, CPHIMS

COO
East TX IPA/ACO

Mr. Anderson is one of the nation's premier IT futurists dedicated to health care. He has 45 years’ experience in Healthcare as a CEO, CFO and the corporate CIO at 4 IDNs and has worked with over 250 hospitals and over 26,000 physicians. Additionally, since 2010, Mr. Anderson has worked with 28 ACOs regarding moving from FFS to VBR, has created over 20 Care Coordination and Patient Engagement programs, and has developed the 7-Stages of VBR functionality matrix. Finally, Mr. Anderson has served as an Expert Witness on numerous legal cases dealing with Healthcare Technologies, hospital protocols, and malpractice cases.

Lee Barrett

Executive Director
EHNAC

Lee Barrett is the Executive Director of The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a federally recognized, standards development organization designed to improve transactional quality, operational efficiency and data security in healthcare, where has served in that capacity since the commission's inception in 1993. He has 10 years of experience leading healthcare professional services organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, Covansys and Virtusa and 20 years in senior management roles in payer organizations including Travelers and Aetna. He has held senior leadership positions with the American Dental Association Business Enterprises Inc. (ADABEI), the for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of the ADA, a provider organization and has led several healthcare software/services development companies including: MBEXX, Claredi, HealthEC and others in which for many he facilitated their growth and acquisition. He has served as chairman of WEDI, and ASCX12N Insurance Subcommittee and currently serves on the eHi Leadership Council and DirectTrust Board and has been on many other industry boards.

A member of both the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force (405d) and ONC Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Tiger Team as well as Chair of the National Trust Network Data Sharing and Cybersecurity Task Group, Barrett works on key HIT industry initiatives that lay the foundation for health information technology – including support and implementation of important healthcare legislative mandates. He speaks nationally regarding security, privacy, ransomware and cybersecurity risk management/assessment and mitigation strategies, tactics and best practices and is a continued go-to resource for industry media.

W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA

Vice President Patient Financial Services
Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas Healthcare System

Chris Johnson has been employed in the healthcare finance field for more than 30 years. During this time Chris has worked in multiple environments including sole community providers, an academic medical center and in integrated healthcare delivery system. He is current employed by Atrium Health in Charlotte as Vice President Revenue Cycle Management Regional Facilities and Unified Business Office. In his current role, Chris oversees the Unified Business Office which is responsible for “patient facing” billing functions for both hospital and professional billing operations for the Atrium Health Owned facilities. In addition, Chris leads the Regional PFS Team which supports revenue cycle operations for the regional healthcare facilities affiliated with the HealthCare System. Chris is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association and an active member of the North Carolina Chapter of HFMA where he has served in numerous leadership positions including Chapter President. Chris has also worked with National HFMA on the Board of Examiners, National Advisory Council, Regional Executive for Region IV, and the Chapter Advancement Team. In 2017 received the Fredrick C. Morgan Award, the highest service award presented by National HFMA. Chris received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Montreat College in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and is certified in Epic Resolute Hospital Billing and Single Billing Office Administration.

Raul Matas

Director of Analytics, National Claims Auto Adjudication & Outside Medical Expense
Kaiser Permanente

Raul is the director of analytics at Kaiser Health Plan Claims AA Optimization. He has also formerly led the operational reporting, project management office, application development, quality assurance and cost containment functions in the claims operation. Prior to his current role, he was one of the original core leadership team members on the program to replace the claims platform, and led the finance function and business case development for that project approved by KPCAC in 2010.

Raul began his career at KP in 2007 as an internal consultant supporting claims operations first in finance, then in quality. Prior to KP, Raul held roles at Hewlett-Packard HP Services North America where he began as a financial analyst and planning and reporting manager, then led the finance function for HP Global Corporate Account Sales Organization. Raul earned his undergraduate business degree in accounting and information systems and M.B.A. in finance, both from the University of Southern California.

Raul's daughter, Avery, attended both Wheelock College in Boston and Marymount Manhattan in New York City and is on a work study in Paris France. He lives in Pasadena, CA, with wife Nandani and performs regularly as an opera baritone in recitals and full productions with local opera companies.

Patrick Murta

Chief Interoperability Architect & Fellow
Humana

Michael Rawdan, Ph.D., MBA

System Senior Director of Revenue Cycle & Patient Experience
St. Luke's Health System

Michael is responsible for Account Management & charter for a structure that redefines the Patient Financial Experience for the largest Provider in Idaho. He has over 20 years' experience in customer management and patient experience working for firms such as Capital One and Hewlett-Packard.

Michael has held various roles across diverse organizations including customer management and insights for Capital One. At Hewlett-Packard, Michael was the Executive responsible for a $2B e-Commerce organization. Within HP, Michael managed Data & Analytics to drive user interface changes that drove significant improvements in performance.

These experiences have led Michael to St. Luke's Health System where he has been tasked with identifying and developing solutions that improve Patient Financial Experience from end to end. This is defined as pre-patient experience through each step of the clinical and non-clinical touch points.

Michael holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Tampa, MBA from Northwest Nazarene University and a dual PhD. in International Business & Decision Sciences from NOVA Southeastern University.

Kate Goodrich

SVP, Trend and Analytics, Clinical and Pharmacy
Solutions, Humana, Inc.

Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, is SVP for Trend and Analytics within the Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions segment of Humana, Inc. In this role, she is accountable for the development and implementation of the clinical trend pipeline strategy, and leads the clinical business analytics necessary to deliver better health outcomes at lower costs for Humana members. Prior to coming to Humana, Kate was at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where she was the Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer.

This Center is responsible for 18 quality and value-based purchasing programs, quality improvement programs in all 50 states, development and enforcement of health and safety standards of all facility-based providers across the nation, and coverage decisions for treatments and services for Medicare. Prior to CMS, Kate was on the faculty at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) and served as division director for Hospital Medicine. She continues to practice clinical medicine as a hospitalist and professor of medicine at the GWUMC.

Jason Kane

Director, Enterprise Single Billing Office and Cash Processing/Reconciliation
Jefferson Health

Jason Kane is the Sr. Director of Patient Financial Services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. His responsibilities include oversight of back-end revenue cycle departments such as Billing, Insurance Follow-up, Cash Processing/Reconciliation and Single Billing Office operations.

As a seasoned management professional, Jason is known for bringing teams together to help maximize operational excellence and financial performance. His passion for people management and process improvement has helped Jason successfully contribute in two (2) EPIC implementations and maintain a leadership role in Jefferson’s current revenue cycle re-organization initiative.

Jason holds a BS in Business Management from Wilmington University and is currently working pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Administration. He is also holds EPIC certifications in Hospital Billing and SBO Operations.

Margaret O'Kane

President
NCQA

Charles Stellar

President and CEO
WEDI

Kurt Gallagher

Executive Director
Healthcare business Management Association

Nathan Foco

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience
Priority Health

James Shelton II

Director, Claim Operations
Kaiser Permanente

Tab Harris

Senior Director, Provider Connectivity Solutions
Florida Blue

Tab Harris is the senior director of the Provider Connectivity Solutions and EDI Operations organization at Florida Blue. He and his team are accountable for all provider e-capabilities including HIPAA and HL7 electronic transactions and messages in addition to portal-based solutions. Florida Blue is recognized as an industry leader in automation and provider solutions and is a model for gateway management and mandate implementations.

Harris has 30 years of Commercial and Medicare health payer experience at Florida Blue and its associated organization and has worked the majority of this time in the electronic data interchange and interoperability space. Harris is a frequent attendee and is occasionally asked to present at organized medicine and standards workgroup meetings and conferences. He is a member of the State of Florida Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee 1 and the CAQH EDI Efficiency Index Advisory Council 2 and attends and is a voting member at X12, HIMSS and WEDI events.

Key initiatives that Harris has led and contributed to at Florida Blue; EMR integrations, EDI conversions from national standard to X12 3051, to 4010 to 5010 formats – proprietary financial processing conversion to the CMS HIGLAS system – CORE Operating Rules Phases I-IV and the clinical connectivity and data exchange (C-CDA) with providers and health facilities through-out the state of Florida.

Robert Tennant

Commissioner, EHNAC Director, Health Information Technology Policy, Government Affairs Department
Medical Group Management Association