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PEDD Webinar Series: Healthcare Financing

in PEDD, webinar

Title: Healthcare Financing

Date: Oct 9, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Matt Holder, Tom Curry, Alice Pomidor

As an international leader in the emerging field of Developmental Medicine, Dr. Matthew Holder advocates on behalf of people with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities (ND/ID) for better health services. Dr. Holder currently serves as the Global Medical Advisor for Special Olympics International, the President Elect for the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Underwood and Lee Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky - a clinic whose mission is to serve the medical, dental and behavioral health needs of people with ND/ID.

Thomas L. Curry, M.D. graduated from The College of William and Mary with a BS in Chemistry in 1978, and from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982. He did his internship in general surgery and then completed an internal medicine residency at MCV. Subsequently, he spent two years in a nephrology fellowship at MCV. He and his wife, Elizabeth Curry, M.D. moved to Gainesville, FL in 1987, where she started her residency in pediatrics and he completed a third year of nephrology fellowship at the University of Florida.

Dr. Curry stayed at the University of Florida after completion of his fellowship for an additional year as a clinical instructor in Nephrology and Director of Dialysis. After his wife completed her residency, the family moved to Cape San Blas, Florida. Drs. Curry did locum tenens work in their respective fields while concentrating on raising their three small children.

In 1995 they established their practice in rural Franklin County, Florida and moved to adjacent Gulf County in 1996. They have been practicing primary care medicine at their independent rural health clinic in Port St. Joe, Florida since that time.

They have worked side by side managing all aspects of their practice including in house billing. They have been providers for Florida Medicaid and Children’s Medical Services. Dr. Elizabeth Curry was the only full time pediatrician serving both Franklin and Gulf Counties until Jan, 2012. She provided care to many handicapped children some of whom she passed on to her husband’s practice when they reached 21years of age. Dr. Thomas Curry has been the principal physician for Gulf County Association of Retarded Citizens for the last 12 years

Alice K. Pomidor, MD, MPH, is a family practice geriatrician who has been in both academic and community practice for over 20 years, actively teaching medical students, residents, fellows and other health care professionals. She graduated with both her medical and master of public health degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, completed her family medicine residency training in northeastern Ohio at Akron General Medical Center, and did her 2-year geriatrics fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Dr. Pomidor moved to Florida in 2003 and is a Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. Her activities have included being Medical Director of long-term care facilities and retirement communities, primary care for persons with developmental delay living independently and in group homes, and end-of-life care. She currently teaches medical students at FSU and provides Wound Care at Tallahassee Memorial Wound Healing Center.

Learning Objectives:

*Effective Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding and insurance reimbursement

  • Distinguish the types of services and supports reimbursed by governmental and private health insurance payers.
  • Describe payment mechanisms outside of traditional fee-for-service that support financially viable healthcare practice.
  • Describe financial reimbursement mechanisms and resources for residential, health and other support services.
  • Illustrate practice management strategies to optimize reimbursement for services delivered.

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