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Northwest Texas Hospital Association

83rd Annual Convention July 18-20, 2012 Overton Hotel & Conference Center Lubbock, TX


Agenda - July 19 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:15 am

9:00 am

10:00 am 10:30 am

11:30 am

12:30 pm 1:30 pm

2:30 pm 3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm

Continental Breakfast/Registration Opens Welcome and Announcements – Speaker: Ted Matthews, CEO at Eastland Memorial Hospital and NWTHA President Federal Issues Update: News from the Front Lines in DC – Speaker: Don McBeath There are some very critical issues facing rural hospitals at the Federal level and Don will provide an overview of our recent advocacy activity and an update based on our CEO trip to Capitol Hill in late June. It is time for rural hospitals to mobilize and to make every effort to ensure that the proposed budget cuts don’t erase decades of improvement to our rural safety net programs. Come hear how you can help. Meet the Elected Officials – State Representatives Charles Perry and Jim Landtroop ** The panhandle of Texas is home to some of the most rural legislative districts in the country and the members that have been elected to represent the areas around Lubbock have been invited to come and share their thoughts on the state of healthcare in the region and the priorities that Congress and the State Legislature must deal with over the next year. Be sure to bring both your stories and your questions. Break The Top Ten Hottest Legal Issues – Speakers: Kevin Reed & Fletcher Brown There are a number of ways that you can protect your facility from falling victim to legal pitfalls. Remember, it is always best to stay out of the heat and our experienced legal team will enlighten you on the policies and protections you should employ to ensure that neither you nor your trustees will get burned. Think of this session and SPF for your hospital and apply it liberally. How Employment Can Lead to Better Physician/Hospital Integration – Speaker: Craig Hunter ** Employment is the fullest form of alignment among hospitals and physicians. The structure of employment may vary. For example, a hospital may create a department in its operational structure to employ physicians; others will establish a separate legal entity or subsidiary, even a foundation, to employ physicians. Find out which options may work best for your hospital. Lunch with our Sponsors Trends in Rural Health Information Technology – Speaker: Nora Cox Belcher ** IT adoption is in full gear, along with health information exchange and meaningful use. So what’s coming up next, how can you prepare and what difference will it make for your patients, physicians and staff. Come hear how rural providers can keep pace with this rapid transition and ensure that their investment in HIT can best position them for future success. Break Buying in Bulk – How Group Purchasing can Benefit Your Facility – Speakers: Brant Couch & Jeff Nellis Aggregating the power of rural hospitals is one way to ensure that we get a fair deal and maximize opportunities. This two-part session will focus on how that applies to both insurance and GPOs. Hear how the benefits of group buying as it relates to hospital insurance and health benefits coverage and some of the latest trends in group purchasing can benefit your facility today. Don’t leave that money on the table. Solving Swing Bed Missed Opportunities – Speaker: Louise Grose, RN, PhD, FNP-C The uniqueness of a swing bed program is often overlooked and hospitals frequently miss opportunities to leverage the program to benefit both the hospital and it’s patients. Learn about the specific factors that, if addressed, can optimize patient outcomes and enhance revenue. Recess Chairman’s Reception Awards Banquet with Marsha Sharp, former Texas Tech University Women’s Basketball Coach


Registration Form NWTHA 83rd Annual Convention, July 18-20

(Please print or type clearly; use copies of this form for additional registrants) Hospital/Organization: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone Number:

Fax Number:

E-mail Address: Registrant #1: Please submit a registration form for each person attending

Per Person

Total Amount

Convention Registration (includes education sessions, BBQ, Thursday lunch and banquet)

q $90

$_______________

Fee for additional attendee on Thursday only (includes lunch)

q $50

$_______________

Fee for limited attendance (no meals)

q $10

$_______________

Extra banquet ticket(s) - Name(s)_________________________________________________

q $25 x _____

$_______________

Poker Tournament (please check your poker prowess):

q Beginner

q Amateur

q Pro

Annual Golf Tournament:

FREE $65

Please check if form is for golf only q

Handicap/Average Score (required for registration to play) _____

Vendors may participate only as a Sponsor/Exhibitor

Registrant #2: Please submit a registration form for each person attending

Per Person

Total Amount

Convention Registration (includes education sessions, BBQ, Thursday lunch and banquet)

q $90

$_______________

Fee for additional attendee on Thursday only (includes lunch)

q $50

$_______________

Fee for limited attendance (no meals)

q $10

$_______________

Extra banquet ticket(s) - Name(s)_________________________________________________

q $25 x _____

$_______________

Poker Tournament (please check your poker prowess):

q Beginner

q Amateur

q Pro

Annual Golf Tournament:

FREE $65

Please check if form is for golf only q

Handicap/Average Score (required for registration to play) _____

Vendors may participate only as a Sponsor/Exhibitor

TOTAL ENCLOSED $_______________

Questions? Call the Convention Office at 512.873.0045 (Make checks payable to: NWTHA Convention) Mail check and form to: NWTHA, P.O. Box 203878, Austin, TX 78720-3878 (please make note of our new address)


General Information The Board and members of the NWTHA invite you to be a part of their 83rd Annual Convention. Join your friends and colleagues from all around the state for a great education program, networking, golf tournament, vendor exhibits and more!

Hotel Information: Deadline - July 3

The NWTHA 83rd Annual Convention will be held at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, TX 79415. The special conference guest room rate is $119 (single). Please call the hotel directly to reserve your room at 806-776-7000. You must make your reservation before July 9 to ensure accommodations and rate. Be sure to mention NWTHA Convention to receive the group rate.

Wednesday

The Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech University. Tee time is at 10:30 am. Teams will be assigned by handicap/average score, which must be included on your registration form. No team changes after assignment. Golfers must sign up no later than July 10. Wear your western wear, bring your appetite for a fantastic dinner at Cagle Steaks. We will leave from the hotel via bus at 6:30 pm and will return around 9:00 pm.

Thursday

Back by popular demand, the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be held at the hotel for card players of any talent level. No entry fee, but registration is required. The President’s Reception will be held in the hotel’s foyer before the Annual Awards Banquet, which begins at 7:00 pm. Each year we take a moment to recognize some of our outstanding members. We’ll also recognize the winners of the Golf Tournament at the banquet. We urge you to take part in this wonderful networking opportunity and to find out who will be taking home the hardware.

Continuing Education

1. A total of 9.5 hours of continuing education units for CPAs are available through this program from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: sponsor #009912.

2. NWTHA is authorized to award 9.5 hours of pre-approved continuing education for this program toward by the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA). Participants wishing to have the continuing education hours applied should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American Academy of Medical Administrators.

Attire

We encourage casual clothing for the education sessions and Wednesday dinner. Thursday evening will be a dressy event. Keep in mind that the temperature may vary between meeting rooms.

Door Prizes

Drawings for cash door prizes will be held throughout the Convention on Thursday and Friday. You must be present to win.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Companies and organizations that provide products or services to hospitals are valued members of the association as well as welcome participants in and sponsors of the Convention. Vendor attendance at the Convention is limited to sponsors. Sponsoring representatives are invited to participate in all activities. Exhibit tables are available upon request from sponsors to display products and services during the sessions on Thursday and Friday. Set-up begins at 7:30 am on Thursday and tear down begins at Noon on Friday. Exhibits are restricted to table tops only and are located outside the meeting room. Space is limited so sign up early.


Agenda - July 20 7:30 am 8:30 am

9:30 am 10:00 am

11:00 am

11:45a 12:00p

Continental Breakfast A West Texas Perspective on the Medicaid 1115 Waiver – Speakers: Jeff Dane, Jan Reed and Harris Brooks ** RHP Region 12 is now by far the largest region in the 1115 Waiver Program and together with RHPs 11 and 19, encompasses nearly all of northwest Texas. There is a lot of ground to be covered in order to transform the delivery system over such a large geographic area. This panel is spearheading that initiative for the rural areas in and around the Texas Panhandle. Get an overview of the planning activities that have taken place so far and what the future for health care looks like for this vast region. Break Sound Financial Advice with Brandon Durbin and Kevin Nolting With so many changes taking place in hospital reimbursement, we’ve asked two experts to give us their thoughts on hospital finance, including: the waiver, DSH, Medicaid payments to hospitals and physicians, and how things could change again after the next legislative session. Hear what two insiders recommend that rural hospitals do to prepare for the next wave of change. Lubbock Health Resources for Rural Hospitals – Speakers: Billy Philips, Becky Conditt and Pam Danner Coming to a new town, means we get to talk to some new people that are involved in rural health and this year several of Lubbock’s finest have made themselves available to come and share some of the ways they are improving rural healthcare for patients and providers in West Texas. Come hear from representatives of TTUHSC, HealthNet, West Texas AHEC and the F. Marie Hall Institute. Annual Membership Meeting Adjourn

** Speakers invited at time of printin

Speakers Nora Cox Belcher – Texas e-Health Alliance

Craig Hunter – Coker Group

Harris Brooks – Palo Pinto General Hospital

State Representative Jim Landtroop – Plainview

Fletcher Brown, JD – Davis & Wilkerson, P.C.

Don McBeath - TORCH

Becky Condit – West Texas AHEC

Jeff Nellis – FirstChoice Cooperative

Brant Couch – HealthSure

Kevin Nolting – Consultant

Jeff Dane – Lubbock County Hospital District

State Representative Charles Perry – Lubbock

Pam Danner – Texas Tech University HSC

Billy Phillips – F. Marie Hall Institute

Brandon Durbin – Durbin & Company, LLP

Jan Reed, Electra Memorial Hospital

Louise Grose – Shiloh Associates

Kevin Reed, JD – Davis & Wilkerson, P.C.


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