2018 Convention Speakers

PAMS 2018 Convention has scheduled a powerful crew of speakers all looking to help you improve your business.
To learn more about each speaker, just click on their image below.

 
 Jeff Baird, Esq. Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

Jeff Baird, Esq.
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

 Stephanie Morgan Greene President Morgan Greene Consulting, LLC

Stephanie Morgan Greene
President
Morgan Greene Consulting, LLC

 Jim Hardiman Education Specialist, DME Outreach and Education, Jurisdiction A Noridian Healthcare Solutions

Jim Hardiman
Education Specialist, DME Outreach and Education, Jurisdiction A
Noridian Healthcare Solutions

 Mark Higley Vice President, Regulatory Affairs The VGM Group  

Mark Higley
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
The VGM Group
 

 
 
 
 Seth Johnson Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs Pride Mobility Products  

Seth Johnson
Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs
Pride Mobility Products
 

 Nick Macmillan MED Director of the Respiratory and Sleep Networks  The MED Group

Nick Macmillan
MED Director of the Respiratory and Sleep Networks
The MED Group

 Bob Mlynek President/CEO Operation Crusader

Bob Mlynek
President/CEO
Operation Crusader

 Tom Ryan President/CEO American Association for Homecare

Tom Ryan
President/CEO
American Association for Homecare

 
 
 Jeff Baird, Esq

Jeff Baird, Esq

Mr. Baird is the Chairman of the Health Care Group for Brown & Fortunato. The Amarillo, Texas-based law firm’s Health Care Group has a large national healthcare practice with clients throughout the United States. The Health Care Group represents durable medical equipment companies as well as many other health care entities. The Health Care Group works closely with the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Supplier Clearinghouse, Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers, Food and Drug Administration, and other federal and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Baird has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer throughout the country. He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa and received his law degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law. Mr. Baird is board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

 

Jeff Baird
Brown & Fortunato, P.C.
905 South Fillmore, Suite 400
Amarillo, TX 79105
806-345-6300 Office
806-345-6363 Fax

jbaird@bf-law.com

 Stephanie Morgan Greene President Morgan Greene Consulting, LLC

Stephanie Morgan Greene
President
Morgan Greene Consulting, LLC

Stephanie  Morgan  Greene has been a part of the DMEPOS industry for over 20 years when she started her career as a respiratory therapist before attending law school. As a corporate healthcare attorney at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty, she provided legal guidance to physicians, healthcare facilities and DMEPOS suppliers in all major areas of healthcare business and regulatory law, including professional corporate and business formation; business counseling; contract review, drafting and negotiations; managed care contract review and negotiations; and business purchase/sale agreement drafting and advising.

After leaving private legal practice, Stephanie served as General Counsel for Harrington Management Group and then most recently for ACU-Serve Corp., where she also held the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development. In these roles, Stephanie was responsible for all aspects of medical billing and collections, and medical necessity coverage requirements. Her responsibilities included DMEPOS business counseling; Medicare medical necessity coverage guidelines; supplier intake development and oversight; and DMEPOS supplier standards requirements and licensure requirements.

During this time, Stephanie also founded Morgan Greene Consulting, LLC where she has used her expertise and experience to assist companies with the many challenges facing the DMEPOS industry. As a consultant, she has guided DMEPOS clients through all aspects of payer audits including DME-MAC ADRs, RAC, CERT, SMRC, ZPIC and OIG audits from a few hundred dollars to over $14 million in overpayment demands.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction (completion of Honors Thesis), Summa Cum Laude, Certified in Respiratory Care, from The Ohio State University. She obtained both her Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) license in the State of Ohio, practicing respiratory care at Children’s Hospital, Columbus Ohio. She then received her Juris Doctorate with Honors, from The Ohio State University School of Law, and member of the Order of Coif, with license to practice law in the State of Ohio.

 Jim Hardiman

Jim Hardiman

Jim Hardiman is an Provider Outreach & Education Specialist with Noridian Healthcare Solutions (NHS), LLC, DME MAC Jurisdiction A. NHS processes Medicare claims for DMEPOS for beneficiaries residing in the Jurisdiction A territories of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington D.C. NHS also processes claims under the Jurisdiction D contract as well.

Jim has more than 21 years of experience with the DMEPOS Medicare line of business, including with the Provider Outreach and Education (POE) team with the previous contractor NHIC, Corp. In addition, Jim is a Liaison for congressional inquiries, conducts webinars, electronic supplier visits (ESV), DME on Demand, amongst his other Education Specialist responsibilities within NHS. Jim came to NHS from the previous DME MAC Jurisdiction A contractor, NHIC, Corp. and prior to that, Jim was with the DMERC Region A contractor HealthNow NY Inc.  Some of the areas he also worked in include Technical Services and Redetermination/Reconsiderations.

 Mark Higley Vice President, Regulatory Affairs The VGM Group

Mark Higley
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
The VGM Group

Mark Higley is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs of the VGM Group with responsibilities including corporate business development, market research and industry analysis. His current projects include analysis of governmental, regulatory and compliance issues affecting the DMEPOS industry, including national competitive bidding, health care reform, and other current home medical equipment provider concerns. He sits on the AAHomecare Regulatory Council, on the board of the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), and is a regular speaker/panelist/consultant at numerous HME industry events. Mark received his master's of business administration in marketing research from the University of Iowa, and earned undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics. Prior to his 1998 employment with VGM, Mark held a variety of executive positions with the Arena Football League, Chicago, IL, and as a financial analyst with Deere & Company, Moline, IL.

 Seth Johnson Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs Pride Mobility Products

Seth Johnson
Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs
Pride Mobility Products

Seth Johnson is the Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs for Pride Mobility Products Corporation and is based in Washington, DC.  He lobbies on Capitol Hill, the White House, and CMS on major policy issues impacting complex rehab and mobility providers.  He is a former member of the initial CMS DME PAOC (Program Advisory and Oversight Committee) which was charged with providing guidance to CMS on issues related to implementation of Competitive Bidding. He serves on the Board of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) and is a past Chair of the AAHomecare Re/Hab and Assistive Technology Council.  Prior to joining Pride, Seth was the Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare).  Prior to AAHomecare, Seth spent five years on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to two members of Congress. Seth is a regular presenter at state and national association meetings and is an active participant in numerous industry coalitions.

 

 Nick Macmillan MED Director of the Respiratory and Sleep Networks The MED Group

Nick Macmillan
MED Director of the Respiratory and Sleep Networks
The MED Group

Nick Macmillan is Director of the MED Group’s Respiratory and Sleep Network and owns/operates Outside the Box Consulting, a health care product and services consulting firm. Nick’s past experience includes serving as Home Care Business Segment Manager at Vapotherm, National Clinical Director for Rotech Healthcare, Inc., Global Sleep Product Director at DeVibiss, Director of Respiratory Care and New Business Development at ConvaCare and Vice President of HME Operations and Corporate Compliance Officer at Horizon Pharmacies.

He has held several state and national appointments and elected positions, including the President of the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care, Chairperson for the Home Care Section of the American Association for Respiratory Care and member of AAHomecare’s Regulatory Advisory and HME/RT Councils.

Nick is named on four approved and pending patents and in 2003 received Medtrade’s “Best New Product” award. Nick was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003. Nick has been invited to present on a variety of topics at state, regional and national conferences. In addition, he has been published in several trade and clinical journals.

 Bob Mlynek President/CEO Operation Crusader

Bob Mlynek
President/CEO
Operation Crusader

Bob Mlynek is the founder and president of Operation Crusader, LLC.  Operation Crusader focuses on empowering small businesses, non-profits and associations with the power to communicate online utilizing a variety of tools ranging from Websites, Social Media, eNewsletters and video. 

Bob is also a public speaker specializing in working on helping people harness the power of strong communication.  He speaks to boards, chamber groups and educational sessions either in person or online using webinars.  He uses fun to drive home points and change perspectives.

Bob is also a published author.  His book, “The Dragon’s Path: Conquering the Dragons that Keep You From Success” is available on Amazon.  This book focuses on challenging people to conquer those anchors that snare them.

 Tom Ryan President/CEO American Association for Homecare

Tom Ryan
President/CEO
American Association for Homecare

Thomas Ryan is president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare, the national organization that represents providers and manufacturers in the Home Medical Equipment industry.  Tom holds a degree in Respiratory Therapy from New York University Medical Center/ Bellevue Hospital and B.S. Degree in Health Administration from Saint John’s University in New York.