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Simplifying The Business of Healthcare

Hospitals and Health Plans Join National Roundtable To Discuss Revenue Cycle Management


John Casillas

Phone: 615.794.2009 Ext. 114| Fax: 615-468-7606

[email protected]

Franklin, TN (January 8, 2009)  The Medical Banking Project announced a National Roundtable - "Medical Banking & The Health Data Ecosystem: Engineering a Revolution in Revenue Cycle Management" - that will convene at the 7th National Medical Banking Institute in Nashville, TN, March 11-13, 2009 in Nashville, TN. Early bird registration expires on January 15, 2009.

"The Institute brings together diverse stakeholders from care providers, plans, banks, employers, consumer representatives, health IT firms, government and others, to discuss new ways to tackle fundamental challenges in health care,” said MBProject’s John Casillas. “For example, the Institute will demonstrate how medical banking can reduce infrastructure costs by over $35 billion annually, support real time payment and data transfers and offer a socially responsible "green" initiative that takes paper out of the system while reducing confusion around the payment process for patients. The core of this opportunity - reducing ‘friction’ in health claims and payment management - will be a key topic taken up by this national panel of experts."

Faculty for the National Roundtable includes:


Sheila Schweitzer, CEO & Chairperson, CareMedic, St. Petersburg, FL; Chair, Health Futures, President's Council


Lyman Sornberger, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Robert Nay, Director, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, Health Options, Jacksonville, FL

Charlie Myers, Director of Operations, Special Programs and Support, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Baltimore, MD

Russell Taylor, Strategic Systems and Processes, Aetna, Inc., Middletown, CT 

Following the session, an industry panel will examine benefits of a medical banking platform from the health care provider's perspective, followed by another working session that will focus on benefits from the payor's perspective, including the adaption of banking systems for real time claims processing.

A concurrent track with two sessions focused on innovations in medical consumerism is also being offered. Atlantic Information Services, Wash, DC, will provide first quarter HSA statistics in a panel moderated by Roy Ramthun, former economic advisor to President Bush. The second session, supported by Sun Microsystems, will explore access to a personalized healthcare platform by online banking customers. A special study by Paul Whitman, PhD, (California Lutheran University) will demonstrate key financial benefits when moving consumers from off-line to online banking, suggesting that banks engaging new health IT tools for consumers could develop a competitive edge.

>> EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (expires 1/15/09): http://www.mbproject.org/7mbi2009_registration.php

>> Full Agenda: http://www.mbproject.org/7mbi2009_agenda.php

>> Sponsorship Information: http://www.mbproject.org/7mbi2009_sponsorship.php

The Seventh National Medical Banking Institute convenes national leaders and entrepenuerial start-ups alike who are "building an electronic medical banking community", the theme of the event. A comprehensive and distinguished faculty from media, commerce, government and academia will present, including:

June St. John, Chair, Education and Programming Subcommittee, Medical Banking Institute; SVP, Healthcare Product Manager, Wachovia Treasury Services, Charlotte, NC

Patricia Alafaireet, Director of Applied Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Foster North, VP, CareMedic Systems, St. Petersburg, FL

Richard Mobley, VP, Healthcare Services, BancTec, Irving, TX

Bill Marvin, CEO, Instamed, Philadelphia, PA

John Phelan, PhD, Healthcare Management & HIPAA Consultant, Milliman, Inc., Westlake Village, CA

Nancy Vickroy, Director of Product Development & Management Healthcare Solutions, TransUnion, Chicago, IL

Nav Ranajee, VP, Healthcare Product Group, Fifth Third Bank, Chicago, IL

Maureen L. Turo, President, National Medical Banking Institute; VP, Healthcare Strategy, The Bank of New York Mellon Treasury Services Division, Pittsburgh, PA

John Casillas, Chair, Medical Banking Institute; Founding Director, The Medical Banking Project, Franklin, TN

Robert Broadway, Chair, Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA); VP, Bethesda Healthcare System, Boynton Beach, FL

Ceci Connolly, National Staff Writer, Washington Post, Washington, DC (I)

Robert K. Smoldt, Chief Administrative Officer Emeritus, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (I)

Michael Johns, M.D., Chancellor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Co-Chair, The Blue Ridge Academic Healthcare Group (I)

Robert M. Crane, Senior Vice President, Research & Policy Development, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Oakland, CA (I)

Jeanne M. Lambrew, Deputy Director-elect, White House Office for Health Reform, Washington, DC; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas (I)

Sheila Schweitzer, Chairperson & CEO, CareMedic Systems, St Petersburg, FL

Robert Nay, Director, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida, Health Options, Jacksonville, FL

Charlie Myers, Director of Operations, Special Programs and Support, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Baltimore, MD (I)

Russell Taylor, Strategic Systems and Processes, Aetna, Inc., Middletown, CT

Doug Bilbrey, EVP Sales & Marketing, The SSI Group, Inc., Mobile, AL

Laurie Holtsford, Director of Business Office Support, Community Healthcare Systems, Franklin, TN (I)

Todd Slocumb, Vice President, Receivable Management Solutions, Edmond, OK

Christine Smith, Product Manager-Remittance Solutions, WAUSAU Financial Systems, Mosinee, WI

Roy Ramthun, HSA Consulting Services, Silver Spring, MD

Thomas Hricik, Principal and National Director, HSA Product Distribution, ACS, Pittsburgh, PA

Greg Scandlen, Fellow, Wheatland Institute; CEO, Consumers for Health Care Choices, Hagerstown, MD

Todd Berkley, VP, Market Solutions, OptumHealth Financial Services, Salt Lake City, UT

Steve Davis, Managing Editor, Inside Consumer Directed Care, Atlantic Information Services, Washington, DC

Devon McGraw, Executive Director, Health Privacy Project / Center for Democracy & Technology, Washington, DC

Rick Morrison, President, WJM, Inc., Little Rock, AR

Vince Marzula, Vice President, PNC Bank, Pittsburgh, PA

Bill Marvin, CEO, Instamed, Philadelphia, PA

Paul D. Witman, Ph.D., Ass’t Professor, Information Technology Management, School of Business, California Lutheran University, Simi Valley, CA

Toby Rogers, EVP, Commercial Markets, DestinationRx, Chicago, IL

Kumar Swaminathan, Industry Manager, Consumer Centric Healthcare, Sun Microsystems Inc., Menlo Park, CA

Vikram Kashyap, CEO, Canopy Financial, San Francisco, CA (I)

David Trotter, Executive Vice President, Division Head of Treasury Services, Wachovia, Charlotte, NC

Al Briand, Division Head, BNY Mellon Treasury Services Product Management and Strategic Development, New York, NY

Kevin Lavender, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Nashville, TN

J. Scott Sharland, Executive Director, Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), Southfield, MI

Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC


Many thanks to our sponsors!


Platinum Sponsor: WAUSAU Financial Systems

Gold Sponsor: BNY Mellon

Silver Sponsors: TransUnion, Thelma-US, Metavante

Media sponsor: HealthcareFinanceNews

Organizational sponsor: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

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