February 2017 MAPAM Meeting

February 16, 2017
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Holiday Inn- Taunton
700 Myles Standish Blvd,
Taunton, MA 02780
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Notice of Meeting


Thursday, February 16, 2017


Holiday Inn Taunton

700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton, MA 02780


The hotel is located off I-495, exit 9, entrance of Myles Standish Park


Cheryl Fix – Children’s Hospital Pediatric Associates

John Coffey – All States Medicaid, Inc.


MassHealth and Self Pay Payment Perspectives

Meeting Agenda

8:00 – 8:45

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00

Updates and Announcements

Tim Moore, MAPAM President

9:00 – 9:45

MassHealth's New Plan Selection/Fixed Enrollment Periods and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Pilot

An overview of the new MassHealth Plan Selection/Fixed Enrollment Periods, MassHealth's Accountable Care Organization (ACO) pilot, and the impact of both to members and the provider community.

Presented by:

Kara Chiev, MassHealth Outreach and Education Coordinator 

9:45 -- 10:30

MassHealth’s New Payment Methodology for Acute Hospitals

An overview and early experience with outpatient fee-for-service care payment (Adjudicated Payment per Episode of Care, “APEC”), effective 12/30/16

Presented by:

Steve Sauter, Director Acute Hospitals Programs

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MassHealth Office of providers and Plans

10:30 – 10:45




Two Hospitals Perspective of APEC

An opportunity to hear about two Hospitals’ experiences and for audience members to share and discuss their problems and concerns.

Presented by:

Jeanne Ciocca, Director Patient Financial Services

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Deb Conceicao, Director Patient Financial Services

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

11:30 – 12:15

Trends and Best Practices to Encourage Patient Pay

As the prevalence of high deductibles and self-pay accounts increases, healthcare providers are evaluating new ways to work with consumers and ensure optimal recovery of patient pay

Presented by:

Tom Cook, Vice President, Northeast Region Business Development & Sales

Clear Balance


Program wrap-up and Networking


Deadline for Submission: February 9, 2017

Member Price: $60.00 / Non-member Price: $80.00

Registrations are required to be submitted online at WWW.MAPAM.ORG for both members and non-members with an option to pay online or receive a printable version to submit to your Accounts Payable Department.  As you go through the payment screens you will be offered the option of paying by credit card or check.  Once you select "pay by check," an invoice will be e-mailed to you immediately.

For special dietary needs, please contact: Cheryl Fix @ 617-919-2803 or Cheryl.Fix@childrens.harvard.edu


$60.00 Member Ticket

$100.00 Non-Member Ticket