PIMSY Advisory Board
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Jim Tate, Meaningful Use
Jim Tate is known as the most experienced authority on the CMS Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive Programs. Jim founded EMR Advocate, Inc. which has led over 200 EHR vendors through their certification projects and has authored numerous articles on health information technology adoption and meaningful use. He is a Subject Matter Expert to the federally funded Regional Extension Centers and works closely with providers on incentive audits and appeals.
Rebecca Morehead, HIPAA
Rebecca Morehead is a Practice Manager Strategist with over 20 years of experience in medical practice management, EMR implementation, MSO Business Management, Medical Billing and Meaningful Use Support. Ms. Morehead is helping practices complete HIPAA security risk assessments of new and existing EMR technology, draft and customize their HIPAA security compliance manuals, conduct HIPAA Workforce Training for their offices and many other EHR workflow support services. She is the founder of Practice Manager Solutions and host of a podcast radio program that offers Practice Managers solid ideas for navigating management of their busy medical practices. Rebecca’s mission is to provide practices with more ideas, more resources and especially more support to enable their growth and success in today’s healthcare business.
Jason H. King, PhD., DSM-5
Dr. King is co-principle founder of the MELLIVORA GROUP. He is a recognized speaker, researcher, supervisor, educator, clinician, and author with over 12 years of clinical experience in correctional, outpatient, private, and community practice settings. Dr. King served as a DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA), giving national and state presentations on the DSM-5 revision process and proposed diagnostic changes. Dr. King co-owns and clinically directs Life Enhancement Center, an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinic that collected data for the American Psychiatric Association’s Routine Clinical Practice field trials that informed the DSM-5 revision process. He has taught DSM and Clinical Assessment classes at the bachelor and master’s level.
Adam Lowell, Systems & Integration, In-House Meaningful Use Consultant
Adam has spent the last 15 years working with multiple specialties managing the business of medicine, and he has developed several outpatient diagnostic imaging services. Throughout his career, he has designed and configured solutions for the medical field in relation to the challenges of document management, Meaningful Use compliance and the ever changing technological landscape that the healthcare industry brings. His strong medical background along with the core principles of running a business translate to the basics of any business and industry. Adam lives in Oakland with his wife and two daughters. In his time away from work, he enjoys outdoor activities and coaching youth in various sporting activities.
Cynthia Voelz, Psychology
Dr. Cindy Voelz is the owner and director of New Perspectives, a multi-disciplinary, outpatient mental health practice with offices in Owings Mills and Westminster, MD. Her staff of 20 clinicians at New Perspectives provides treatment to children, adults and families experiencing a wide range of mental health and substance abuse problems. Dr. Voelz earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University. She carries an active clinical caseload as well as manages the practice. New Perspectives has been using PIMSY since 2011. When not at the office, Dr. Voelz enjoys cooking, hiking, biking and spending time with her family.
Steve Johnson, Psychology
Steve Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in private practice in Central Wisconsin. His agency, Advocate Psychology Services, helps families, couples, and teenagers find ways to live life more confidently, effectively, and with deeper, healthier relationships with others. Steve enjoys serving others through two offices locations and his online services, and also maintains a regular public speaking schedule.
Erin Hardiman, NP - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Erin Hardiman is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and co-owner of The Focus Center Counseling & Psychiatric Services in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. A West Virginia native, Erin received her Bachelors in Nursing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and her Masters from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2009, she and her business partner founded a comprehensive mental health practice that provides psychiatric evaluations, psychological testing, medication management, individual, family, group and marital counseling and psychoeducational programs. Erin has 13 years of experience working in inpatient treatment facilities, schools, community mental health centers and private practice.
Dr. Raymond Turpin, Psychotherapy
Dr. Turpin is a clinical psychologist originally from Atlanta, GA and he attended the University of Georgia where he earned a BA in psychology. He also holds an MA in psychology from West Georgia College. In 1999, he was awarded a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. In 2004 he and his business partner founded Jackson County Psychological Services in western North Carolina to serve the mental health needs of the children and families of the Jackson County Public Schools. The agency has grown to over 100 employees and also currently serves the mental health needs of the public school systems in Haywood County and Macon County. Dr. Turpin recently marked 25 years of service in the field of child and family clinical psychology. He is married and the father of a teenage daughter and son and also has four cats and two dogs.
Mat Campione, Mental Health Billing
Mat is the Billing/Staff Manager for the Center for Psychiatric Medicine, PC located in North Andover, Massachusetts. In this family run business, Mat has developed a team of individuals who are up and current on the new billing guidelines as well as the new ICD-10 model roll out in October. Mat has been with working with the PIMSY software since 2010 and has recently partnered with PIMSY to offer Billing Services to its clients. Mat is an energetic, get-the-job-done, individual whose expertise in the billing field as well as his understanding of PIMSY, creates a well-rounded member of the PIMSY Advisory Board. Mat hopes to develop relationships with other clients of PIMSY and assist in their need of receiving patient payments and the ever changing obstacle Insurance Billing.
Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW
Beth is a clinical supervisor at a mental health clinic in West. Roxbury, MA, has spent hundreds of hours supervising psychotherapists and teaching them how to write effective documentation. Those who have taken Beth's training, Misery or Mastery; Documenting Medical Necessity, call her a lucid, clear and straightforward teacher who helps translate the good work clinicians actually do in session into the language of medical necessity. The result is an ease with getting authorizations and passing audits. Beth also provides consultation as well as psychotherapy with adults who struggle with emotional eating. As engaging speaker, Beth enjoys presenting at national conferences on both emotional eating and clinical documentation.
M. Scott Koger, CISSP CRISC, Data Security
Mr. M. Scott Koger currently serves as the ISSO (Information System Security Officer) for NOAA’s Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is responsible for information security and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining NOAA, Scott served as the Security Analyst for Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, where he was responsible for operational network security, policy development and regulatory compliance with FERPA, GLBA, PCI-DSS and HIPAA. Before joining WCU, he was an Information Technology Projects Consultant for the University of New Orleans - while at UNO, he also served as an Adjunct Instructor for the department of Management. His research efforts include distance education; disaster recovery; network security and design; and regulatory compliance.
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