2017 Speakers

Raul Matas

Director of Strategy, California Operations
Kaiser Permanente

Adria Gross

Medwise Insurance Advocacy

Tom Everette

Senior Director of Claims Audit
WellCare Health Plans

Mark Belford

Director, Large Group Operations
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Morgan Tackett

Senior Product Manager

Jason DiNovi

Informatics Senior Specialist
Special Investigations Unit, Cigna

Sherry L. Murray

Director, Enterprise Coordination of Benefits Department

Christina Robbins

Marketing Manager
Digitech Systems, LLC

Christina has almost twenty years of technology marketing leadership experience, which gives her unique insight into the technology changes affecting information management. She argues that the next big wave is likely to be the application of artificial intelligence (AI) into business processes, like healthcare claims. Christina leverages her understanding of both software development and healthcare claims to help you understand how to integrate AI into your claims automation plan.

Holding a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University, Ms. Robbins is also an adjunct instructor for BYU and volunteers at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Kirstin B. Ives,

Falkenberg Fieweger & Ives LLP

Michelle Ann Richards BSHA, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPPM-I,

Coding & Compliance Experts

Michelle Ann Richards has over 26 years of health care experience and is a subject matter expert (SME) on Compliance, HR, Auditing and Risk Management. She has In-depth knowledge of Healthcare Compliance, Reimbursement, Privacy, Security, Fraud, Waste and Abuse laws.

She has provided expert testimony in high-level and complex False Claims Act (FCA), ZPIC, KEPRO and DEA cases.

She provides on-site Risk Assessments, Compliance Program Effectiveness Reviews and Compliance Program Implementation. She trains employees on billing, compliance, human resources, federal /state regulations and employer compliance expectations. She helps build necessary policies & procedures to start a culture of compliance and teaches medical organizations how to sustain it.

Michelle established her company Coding & Compliance Experts in 2009 and has successfully provided coding & compliance guidance to hundreds of medical professionals throughout the nation. You can review her website at www.coding-compliance-experts.com .

Michelle is a national speaker. Her passion is educating on complex healthcare topics, by writing articles, conference presentations, webinars and providing consulting services. ​

Brian Witherow

Product Operations
Clover Health Plan

Heather Cozzens

Claims Manager
Clover Health Plan

Rich Dowell

Director - Network Service Enablement
United HealthCare (UHC)

Douglas Rahden, MPH, CPMA

Core Analytics Team Lead
Special Investigations Unit, Cigna