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2019 DCMA Coding & Practice Management Conference
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2019 DCMA Coding & Practice Management Conference

When: Friday, November 8, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Atlantis University in Miami
1011 Sunnybrook Road
Miami, Florida  33136
United States
Contact: DCMA
(305) 324-8717

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Registration Rates

  • DCMA Members and Staff: Free
  • Affiliated Medical Association Members: $100 per person
  • Non-Members and Non-Member Staff: $150 per person


Speakers & Topics 


2020 Medicare Coding Update

Incident-To Billing, Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria, & Telemedicine
Lorraine Molinari
Medicare Coding, LLC

For more than 30 years, Lorraine Molinari has dished up the latest buzz on government and third-party insurance. Through her untiring energy and unrivalled expertise, she has earned an honorary title as the “Queen Bee” of Medicare coding. An experienced and acclaimed speaker, Lorraine Molinari has delivered seminars to physicians and staff from more than 20,000 medical offices statewide. Her presentations highlight the up-to-date, relevant information physicians and administrators need to manage and improve the reimbursement cycle, including, coding, documentation, Medicare compliance, audits and appeals.  Her fresh, upbeat approach to a complex and often intimidating topic never fails to enlighten and entertain. Her audiences walk away not only with practical, profitable insights, but with the renewed energy and confidence they need to tackle their toughest challenges.  Her company was founded in 1988, and provides consulting, training and support services to medical offices.
  Hot Topics and Payer Relations
Rachel (Bratton) Ringley
Florida Blue, Professional Relations

Opportunities of Coding Social Determinants of Health in a Value Based World

Patricia Platt

Florida Blue, Professional Relations 

Patricia Platt CPC, CPMA, CRC Provider Engagement Advocate, Florida Blue Medicare. Patricia has been with Florida Blue since 2016 and has 13 years experience in the healthcare industry with 7 of those years focused on Risk Adjustment Documentation/ Coding and Education. Currently Patricia is responsible for the coordination of care for patients and provider needs. As well as providing education on accurate coding/ documentation and provider performance metrics.

Prior to joining Florida Blue, Patricia spent 3 years performing Risk adjustment Audits and follow up education for documentation improvement with Humana. Patricia also has a variety of customer service experience specializing in customer satisfaction and care.

As a long-term Risk Adjustment Physician Educator, Patricia is highly skilled in documentation and ICD-10 coding guidelines, performance improvement, analytical skills and strategic planning. Her Risk Adjustment Education Tenure and certifications has helped develop and deploy a unique educational series of webinars focused on documentation and coding compliance which offers continued education units (CEU) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Patricia is an expert in all aspects of the risk adjustment process and audit requirements to meet CMS compliance. Patricia is a success driven professional, who possesses an exceptional determination to get the job done. Patricia welcomes you to reach out to her via email or phone 321-318-6148.

  R.A.T.s – I’ve Been Hacked
Cybersecurity Hot Topics
Karl Norris, CEO
Karl Norris is the Founder and CEO of DUOLARK LLC that provides a wide spectrum of business solutions for healthcare market segment. Their flagship product, the MED-DETECT Engine, creates a hyper-ledger enforced digitized “Master Data” patient record.  MED-DETECT can be used for auditing and reconciliation of EHR databases. It is used across the “healthcare continuum”. Norris began his career with Great Plains Software, now Microsoft Dynamics 365. He has implemented more than 300 business enterprise sites including Arthrex, Monster.Com, Intuit and Jabil Circuits. Norris was hired by Check Point Software, the creator of Firewall technology, to assist with business development of enterprise wide security solutions in Florida and the English-speaking Caribbean.  Having both a business and information security background with over 20 years of experience makes a unique combination to help in the medical sector defend and protecting their business.  A former member of the United States Air Force, Norris ~ who is a service-disabled veteran ~ worked in Special Forces with the Cryptology and Intelligence sectors.  He is currently involved with the FBI’s InfraGard in a similar role working with the Intelligence Sector to identify rogue states exploiting EHR data. He was granted an Elevated Top-Secret Clearance and currently holds multiple security certifications and is a CISSP Candidate. Norris understands the strengths and weaknesses of Electronic Healthcare Records and shares the challenge to make usability better for everyone
  Physician Rights & Challenging Improper Payments & Denials
Sinead Baldwin Killeen, Esq.
Lubell Rosen
Sinead Killeen, Esq. is a Senior Associate Attorney at the law firm of Lubell Rosen. Ms. Killeen previously served as VP of Legal Services for a revenue cycle management company, overseeing all legal claims, transactional matters and disputes for hospitals nationwide. She uses this firsthand experience to work collaboratively with insurers and managed care companies in her representation of healthcare providers, including acute care hospitals, surgical centers, physician practice groups, behavioral health and substance use disorder facilities. Ms. Killeen’s practice focuses on resolving issues between providers and insurers in an informal pre-suit setting, through arbitration or litigation in either state or federal court.