|James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP Emergency physician, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He serves as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Jim is the Chair of the National Clinical Governance Board for U.S. Acute Care Solutions, in Canton, Ohio. Dr Augustine served as Chair for The Joint Commission Hospital Professional Technical Advisory Committee, and on the Board of Commissioners. He is the Vice President of the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA), and a national consultant, author, and speaker on emergency department operations and design.|
|Caral Edelberg CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC Ms. Edelberg is Chairman and Founder of Edelberg + Associates, a metrics driven national coding, compliance and medical practice education company providing services to numerous medical specialties. Ms. Edelberg is a 20+ year member of ACEP's Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee, a contributor and editor for ED Management, ACEP-Now, ED Coding and Reimbursement Alert, and is a clinical and technical editor for the ED Specialty Credential Study Guide and Specialty Certification and co-author of Strauss and Mayer's Emergency Department Management. Ms. Edelberg is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) and a past ACEP Speaker of the Year. Ms. Edelberg has been awarded Honorary Membership in ACEP for her contributions to emergency medicine.|
|Edward R. Gaines, III, JD, CCP Chief Compliance Officer, Zotec Partners Emergency Medicine Div., Greensboro, NC; Co-founder and current Board Member, Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA), McLean, VA; ACEP Reimbursement Committee and ACEP Honorary Member (2012);Chair of the ACEP/EDPMA Joint Task Force on Reimbursement Issues; ; Member North Carolina State Bar and Member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.|
|Pawan Goyal, MD, MHA, CBA, PMP, FHIMSS, FAHIMA With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare delivery and management for large federal, state and local government contexts, Goyal is currently leading the Quality line of business for ACEP. The quality portfolio includes, Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR), Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL), Quality Policy, Emergency Medicine Informatics, Patient Safety, and Performance Measures. An otolaryngologist by training, Goyal had 14 years of surgical practice in India prior to moving to the United States in 1998. As a recognized leader and subject matter expert on process re-engineering for healthcare and electronic health records interoperability, Goyal often serves as an author, panelist and public speaker in areas such as quality, patient safety, patient medical records, and effective EHR institutionalization and utilization.|
|Michael A. Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP President, LogixHealth; Editor, ED Coding Alert, Subject Matter Expert, AAPC ED Subspecialty Certification Exam; Chair, ACEP Reimbursement Committee; Past Chair, ACEP Coding Committee; Technical Expert Panel, Quality Performance Committee; 2014-15 Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award Recipient; Chair, ACEP Reimbursement & Coding Conferences|
|William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP Senior Vice President, Envision, East Florida Division; Member ACEP Board of Directors|
|Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP Dr. Klauer is the Chief Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Director of the Patient Safety Organization for TeamHealth. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Klauer serves as the Medical Editor-in-Chief for ACEP Now, ACEP's monthly publication, and as former Editor-in-Chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly publication. He is the Co-Author of two risk management books: Emergency Medicine Bouncebacks: Medical and Legal and Risk Management and the Emergency Department: Executive Leadership for Protecting Patients and Hospitals. He was, Teaching Faculty Award in 2001 and the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association Robert Dougherty ACEP/Emergency Medicine Foundation Teaching Fellowship. In 2014, he was the recognized by the Ohio Chapter of ACEP with the Bill Hall Award for service. He is also the 2015-16 ACEP Outstanding Speaker of the Year. Dr. Klauer earned his Executive JD, with honors, from Concord Law School in 2011. Dr. Klauer is also a member of the ACEP Board of Directors.|
|Adam T. Krushinskie, MPA Mr. Krushinskie is a manager in the ACEP Reimbursement Department where he specializes in tracking state activity as well as assists in the RUC and CPT processes.|
|Bill Malcom, MS, MBA, PMP Mr. Malcom currently leads ACEP's Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) program, bringing 30 years of healthcare information technology experience including Electronic Health Record Systems, Revenue Cycle Management, Clinical Data Warehousing, and real time location systems in both public and private environments.|
|David A. McKenzie, CAE Reimbursement Director, ACEP, Irving, Texas; Staff Contact, AMA RVS Update Committee, the CPT Editorial Panel; Liaison to Reimbursement and Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committees, ACEP|
|Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, FACEP Susan Nedza, MD serves as the CMIO and Senior Vice President of Clinical Outcomes Management at MPA Healthcare Solutions (MPA). MPA is an analytic health care consultancy that specializes in improving outcomes for patients, physicians, providers, and payers by combining payment and quality data to inform financial strategies and care processes. Dr. Nedza leads the firm’s work in the areas of clinical quality assessment and improvement, bundled payments, and comparative effectiveness.
Prior to joining MPA, Dr. Nedza served as the Chief Medical Officer at AIM Specialty Health, a subsidiary of Anthem, where she led the development and deployment of evidence-based clinical algorithms that were utilized to manage appropriate utilization of advanced imaging, cardiology, sleep management and oncology services for over 30 health plans and impacted over five million patients.
Dr. Nedza is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. She has served as invited faculty at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, the master's program for Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, and in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Her research includes completed work on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation studying the role professional organizations play in helping support physician adoption of health information technology.
Dr. Nedza has served as a member of panels at the Institute of Medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Joint Commission and participated in the S&I framework activities at the Office of the National Coordinator. She has given numerous national and international lectures on health policy and quality and has published a number of peer-reviewed articles as well as authored textbook chapters in the area of quality and patient safety.
Dr. Nedza is board-certified in emergency medicine and clinical informatics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Gannon University and her doctorate from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine. She also completed the Executive Master's Program at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dr. Nedza’s broad experience as a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, a Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Senior Executive at the American Medical Association (AMA), and as a Health Information Technology Executive has given her a unique vantage point of the confluence of clinical care, payment reform, clinical informatics and health care policy.
|Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP Dr. Parker is a practicing attending emergency physician at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park Illinois. She serves as senior vice president of Advocacy and Leadership for Envision Healthcare. Dr. Parker is also president of Team Parker LLC, a consulting group, and serves as clinical assistant professor at the Texas Tech El Paso department of emergency medicine.
Dr. Parker has served in numerous ACEP leadership positions over her 20 years of membership including Chair of the ACEP Board of Directors, chair of the ACEP’s formidable Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee, section chair of the Section of Young Physicians and as a member of the Finance Committee. She has also been a leader in the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians, serving as president elect, secretary/treasurer and Chair of the Educational Meetings Committee. She also served on the board of directors and as chair of the education committee for the Texas College of Emergency Physicians.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Parker brings many years of management experience in urban, suburban, government and academic practice including spending two years as core faculty, quality director and ED Medical Director at Texas Tech. Dr. Parker understands the challenges in the private and academic setting.
Dr. Parker has received awards for her leadership roles, most recently the Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service Award from the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians for significant contribution to emergency medicine in Illinois, their highest honor. She also received the prestigious AMA Foundation Leadership Award and the AMA’s Women’s Physician Congress Mentor Award.
|Andrew H. Selesnick, JD Mr. Selesnick is a Shareholder in Buchalter’s Los Angeles office, and is a member of the Firm’s Litigation and Health Care Practice Groups. With more than 20 years of experience as a health care and commercial litigator, Mr. Selesnick represents health care providers in numerous areas of litigation, such as seeking reimbursement from insurance companies or defending government investigations.|
|Todd Thomas, CCS-P President, ERcoder, Inc; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Past-President, Oklahoma City Chapter, American Academy of Professional Coders; Member, ED Coding Alert Editorial Advisory Panel; Member, Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee, ACEP; 2009-10 Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award, ACEP|
|*Faculty subject to change|