9/15/17 – Friday evening
7-9 p.m.Welcome reception in exhibit hall (Salmon Gallery) for all attendees, speakers, family and exhibitors
9 – lateAfter-hours social time in “The Grotto”
9/16/17 – Saturday
8-9 a.m.Breakfast - Kingfisher dining room
9:00-10:15 a.m.Coding and Reimbursement Session
Presenter: Melesia Tillman of American College of Rheumatology
10:45 a.m. to noon Patient Centered Care: A New RA Clinical Standard Of Care
Presenters: Joe Gellatly, Discus Analytics & Karen Ferguson, Arthritis Northwest
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch - Kingfisher dining room
12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Value Stream Mapping Training: Pre-Authorization Exercise
Presenters: Jeanie Elliott, Premera Blue Cross
1:45-2:45 p.m. Medicare – Keeping up with the Pace of Change
Presenter: Tammy Ewers, Noridian
3:00-4:00 p.m.Your Rheumatologist Will See You Now: Providing Access to Care
Presenter: Karen Ferguson, Arthritis Northwest
4-6 p.m. Free time
6 – 7 p.m.Keynote Address: Dr. Madelaine Feldman, Vice President of CSRO, on Drug Pricing and PBMs (Chapel Theatre)
7 – 7:30 p.m.Reception in exhibit hall (Salmon Gallery) for all attendees, speakers, family and exhibitors
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.Annual Banquet – attendees, families, speakers and exhibitors are invited to participate (Chapel Theatre)
9/17/17 – Sunday
8-10 a.m. Breakfast in Kingfisher dining room
10-10:30 a.m.Break and refreshments with exhibitors (Salmon Gallery)
10:30 -11 a.m.Dr. Dick Whitten of Noridian (Chapel Theatre)
11 a.m. to noonAdvocacy Panel. Panelists to include:
• Steven Schultz
State Director, Advocacy & Access, Arthritis Foundation
Arthritis Foundation
• Adam Cooper, MD
Senior Director, Government Affairs,
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
• Sean Graham
Associate Director of Policy and Political Affairs,
Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)