11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211

From 8 am until 5 pm

At Embassy Suites Little Rock

11301 Financial Centre Pkwy, Little Rock, AR 72211



8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Ray Hanley, President and CEO, AFMC
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. State of the State
• Overall Review:
Dawn Stehle, Deputy Director for Health and Medicaid, Arkansas Department of Human Services
• Medicaid Specific Update:
Elizabeth Pittman, Deputy Director, Division of Medical Services, DHS
• Rate Review:
Janet Mann, Director, DMS, DHS
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Provider Enrollment updates
Sherry Clements, Business Operations Director, DMS, DHS
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. AFMC REVIEW — Prior authorizations
Tabitha Kinggard, RN, Manager, AFMC
10:45 – 11 a.m. eQHealth
Amelia White, Provider Relations Specialist, AFMC
11 – 11:30 a.m. Medicaid Quality Improvement Team
Chad T. Rodgers, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, AFMC
11:30 a.m. – Noon Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
Larry Ballard, Program Manager–PCMH, CPC+,PCCM, DMS, DHS
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch — Featured Speaker:
Tracy Spears, Founder, Exceptional Leaders Lab
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE)
Anne Santifer, Director, Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT)
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. ConnectCare Online Assignment
Emily Alexander, Outreach Specialist, AFMC
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. DXC 101 and advanced billing
• Courtney Tipple, Account Delivery Manager/Provider Services Manager, DXC
• Karen Young, Trainer, Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Outreach, AFMC
2:45 – 3 p.m. Break
3 – 3:30 p.m. Behavioral Health Services — Substance/Opioid Use Disorders (SUD/OUD)
Patricia Gann, Deputy Director, Division of Aging Adult and Behavioral Health Services, DHS
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) — DMS Update
• Paula Stone, LCSW, Deputy Director, DMS, DHS
• Melissa Stone, JD, Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, DHS
• Jason Miller, CEO, Summit Community Care
• John Ryan, CEO, Arkansas Total Care
• Robert Slattery, CEO, Empower Healthcare Solutions
4:45 – 5 p.m. Closing remarks/door prizes

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