Rural Health Clinic Workshop

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Rural Health Clinic Workshop

RHAT and Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) are the co-sponsors for the first annual Rural Health Clinic Workshop at THA, 5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN, on September 27, 2016.

Introduction letter from Sandy Hayes, Executive Director, Rural Health Association of Tennessee. 



Click here for registration and online payment or print registration and mail with payment to: RHAT, PO Box 656, Decaturville, TN 38329.

Tentative Agenda



5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

Hotel Information: Candlewood Suites or Mainstay Suites


Workshop Speakers
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Helen Williams, CPC 
Director of Practice Management Services, Azalea Health
Helen Williams has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare financial management, billing and coding in practices, clinics and         hospitals. She has an extensive background working as a consultant in a variety of specialties, as well as in billing, verification,                     Medicare and Medicaid, cash management, and more. In her role with Azalea Health, she will provide insight and guidance in                     credentialing and in working with specialty practices and rural health clinics. Williams is a certified ICD-10 coding professional.

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Patty Harper
Business and Healthcare Consulting, InQuiseek LLC
Patty Harper is CEO of InQuiseek, LLC, a business and healthcare consulting company based in Louisiana. She has over 18 years of healthcare experience in the areas of healthcare finance & reimbursement, health information management, compliance, and physician practice management. Patty holds a B.S. in Health Information Administration, cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University. She is credentialed through AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and has been recognized as an AHIMA-Approved ICD-10CM/PCS Trainer since 2011. Patty is also credentialed by AHIMA as a CHTS-IM (EHR Implementation Specialist) and CHTS-PW (Practice Workflow and Information Management Redesign Specialist). She is also a frequent speaker and contributor for national, state and regional and rural healthcare associations on these and other reimbursement-related topics. She holds active memberships in a number of regional, state and national organizations including NARHC, NRHA, AHIMA, MGMA, AAPC and HFMA

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Shannon Haynes
Director of Client Development, Emmaus Consulting
Shannon Haynes is the Director of Client development for Emmaus Consulting, LLC.  She has honed her skills and knowledge of the health care industry through her 15 years of experience in creating and maintaining relationships with practice owners, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical staff, practice managers and hospital administration. She currently serves as a healthcare consultant to over 30 primary care practices across the state of Tennessee.  Shannon received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, and her Master of Business Administration from Union University in Jackson, TN.
Shannon is married to her husband, Loren, with two children, Ella Cate and Henry. She serves on many boards and committees including the board of the Tennessee Community Services Agency, the board of First Christian Church in Alamo, TN, and as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Action Network since 2001.

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Mark Lynn
RHC Consultant, Healthcare Business Specialists
Mark R. Lynn, CPA is the owner and founder of Healthcare Business Specialists in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mr. Lynn has worked with rural health clinics almost exclusively for the last 30 years and prepares over 100 RHC cost reports annually. Mr. Lynn consults on the certification of new RHCs and conducts annual evaluations for RHCs. Mr. Lynn has a degree in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University, has worked for Hospital Corporation of America, Erlanger Health System, and the State of Tennessee and has served on numerous health care boards over the years.
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Julie Rogers, CPA, CISA
Audit Manager, Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit
Julie Rogers, CPA, CISA, is a Legislative Audit Manager for the State of Tennessee, Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of State Audit. She is responsible for overseeing nursing home, FQHC and RHC examinations.  She also approves the settlements for the FQHCs and RHCs.  Julie received her accounting degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1994.  Two weeks later she began working for the Comptroller’s Office.  She worked as a staff auditor conducting examinations of nursing homes and managed care organizations until 2006, when she was promoted to an audit manager. Julie is married and has two teenage sons.