Healthcare Symposium Materials

Healthcare Symposium 

Tuesday November 13, 2018

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

Amegy Tower


Note: Any outstanding materials will be added after the conference.


7:15 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. 



Registration & Continental Breakfast 


8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.



Groundhog Day: A Preview of Healthcare Issues 

Expected in the 86th Legislative Session 


Doug Abel

Harris County Medical Society




8:55 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.



Emerging Trends for Healthcare Operations for 2019


Thao Griepp, JD, CPA Briggs & Veselka




Noel Kersh, EnCE B&V Pathway Forensics, LLC




Kristin Roshelii, JD King & Spalding LLP





Rubik Yeriazarian, CPA, CFE, CFF Briggs & Veselka


10:05 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.


Hackers Love Healthcare 


Lanny Morrow, EnCE, CTFI



11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


Strategies to Optimize MIPS Scores 


Bill Ramsey, CMQP

TMF Health Quality Institute


12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Presentation


Congressional Malpractice 


Dr. Leonard Zwelling, M.D., M.B.A.

Congressional Malpractice




1:55 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Physician Fee Schedule and Quality 

Payment Program Updates 


Dr. David Nilasena, MD, MSPH, MS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services




3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 



The Role of Cyber Insurance in Healthcare Today  


John Southrey CIC, CRM

Texas Medical Liability Trust




3:50 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.



The Moving Target: Practice Models and Alignment Strategies 



Owen Dahl Consulting




4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.



2018 Tax Update on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 


Scott Robertson, CPA

Briggs & Veselka







Goodman CMYK lg





Name badges/check-in Pick up your name badge and sign in at the registration desk. Your registration is your official attendance record for Texas State Board purposes. 


CPE Certificates will be emailed out at the end of the day with electronic evaluations. Please take a few minutes to fill this evaluation out; these surveys allow us to plan better conferences year after year. If you did not receive any confirmation emails leading up to this conference or if you did not receive an email with the evaluation and CPE certificate, please contact Lauren Fowlkes at or 832.831.9220.


Course Materials Speakers’ materials are available to download and print. Any materials still pending or 

updated for the conference will be added to the site after November 14.


Wifi: Login information is posted in the conference area.


NO SMOKING is allowed in the classrooms or public areas. Please silence your electronic devices so the 

session won’t be disturbed. Satisfactory temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.


Parking Complimentary on-site parking.


Social Media Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Use our conference hashtag on your social media: #HealthcareSymposium


Conferences I/O

The Houston CPA Society uses Conferences I/O for Q&A throughout the session. You can access the tool from any device (cell phone, laptop or tablet) by visiting Once you are in, please click the session you are attending and you will be able to add your questions there or vote for questions as needed.


Check In 

NEW – You have asked us to leverage technology more and we hear you, so we are beta testing an attendance tracking tool. When you log into Conferences I/O and select your session, you will see a check in button. Click on the check in button and then at the end of the session check out. This will track the time you are in the session. Don’t worry – this is not big brother watching as we only know you are in the session when you check in and out and we don’t know where else you are going. At the end of the day, you can send a receipt to yourself with all your hours for the day.


We will still be doing attendance tracking the usual way as well by having you sign in and out, but we definitely want everyone’s assistance in testing this new tool and please 

provide us with your feedback.


Detailed instructions for checking in and out can be found at the registration desk, and at each seat at the start of the first session.


CPE Credit: 8 hours 


TSBPA rules states: the total CPE credits for a continuous program cannot exceed the actual time spent in the program. Continuous conferences and conventions, when individual segments are less than 50 minutes, should be combined and counted as one total program. For example, five 30-minute presentations would equal 150 minutes and should be 

counted as three CPE credits.


For every 50 minutes, you will receive 1 credit hour of CPE. For every 30 minutes, you can receive a half hour of credit. CPAs are responsible for reporting the correct amount of hours. CPAs are responsible for reporting the correct amount of hours. 


Leaving Early: Please sign out at the registration table. 


ACMPE Credit: 6 hours