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Pre Conference: Thursday, March 10, 2022

Session Speaker Moderator
9:30 AM Pre Conference Welcome Andrea Nebel, RN, BSN, CNLCP Andrea Nebel, RN, BSN, CNLCP
9:30 - 1:00 PM Coding and Costing Basics: Methodology, Process, Databases Jim Quinn RN, BSN, LCP-C, CLCP Andrea Nebel, RN, BSN, CNLCP

Half-Day Conference: Thursday, March 10, 2022

Session Speaker Moderator
1:30 - 3:15 PM Remote Support for People with Disabilities Ann Eubank LMSW, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS
Kim Piacquadio
3:15 - 3:20 PM Break
3:20 - 5:05 PM Day to Day Impact of Executive Dysfunction Following Traumatic Brain Injury Kim Gully, MS, CCC, CCM, CBIST Kim Piacquadio
5:15 - 6:45 PM Welcome Reception and Introduction of First-Time Attendees Jessica H Urie RN, BSN, CLCP, LCP-C
AANLCP Committee Chair
Kim Piacquadio

Friday, March 11, 2022

Session Speaker Moderator
8:50 - 9:00 AM Welcome Andrea Nebel, RN, BSN, CNLCP Andrea Nebel, RN, BSN, CNLCP
9:00 - 10:30 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SI Joints Fusions
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John Stark, MD Andrea Nebel, RN, BSN, CNLCP
10:30 - 10:35 AM Break
10:35 AM - 12:05 PM Avoiding & Surviving a Daubert Motion Shelene Giles, MS, BSN, BA, RN, CRC, CNLCP, CLCP, MSCC, LNCC, LCP-C
12:05 - 12:10 PM Break
12:10 - 1:10 PM Naked Prosthetics: The Key to Getting Finger and Partial Hand Amputees Back to Work Jensen Blahnik, MS, CPO - Clinical Specialist
1:10 - 1:35 PM Lunch Break
1:35 - 2:35 PM Managing Auditory Dysfunction After Brain Injury Shahrzad Cohen, Au.D., FAAA Cynthia Bourbeau
2:35 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 3:45 PM Orthopedic Injuries: the Magic of Ketamine Sofia Peeva M.D., DABA Cynthia Bourbeau
3:45 - 3:50 PM Break
3:50 - 4:50 PM Sympathy vs. Empathy Becky Curtis, NBHWC Cynthia Bourbeau
4:50 - 4:55 PM Break
4:50 - 4:55 PM The Role of the NLCP in Medical Billing Issues Rebecca Reier, BS RN CRNA ( Ret) CCS_P Cynthia Bourbeau
6:00 - 7:00 PM Member Only Meeting Executive Board

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Session Speaker Moderator
8:55 - 9:00 AM Welcome Andrea Goicoechea, RN, MSN, NP-BC, LCP-C Andrea Goicoechea
9:00 - 10:00 AM Jazz Up Your Retainer Agreements Richard Bays, JD, MBA, RN, LNCC Andrea Goicoechea
10:00 - 10:05 AM Break
10:05 - 11:05 AM The Benefits of a Professional Fiduciary On Your Team
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Susan Ghormley, CLPF of IE Fids, LLC and LeAndra McCormick, CLPF, MBA of IE Fids, LLC Andrea Goicoechea
11:05 - 11:10 AM Break
11:10 - 11:40 AM Dealing with Attorneys in Life Care Plans
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Daniel S. Chamberlain Esq. Andrea Goicoechea
11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Q & A for Legal Panel
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Daniel S. Chamberlain Esq. Andrea Goicoechea
12:40 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:30 PM Past Medical Bill Reviews for the Nurse Life Care Planner Dawn Cook, RN, CNLCP, CLCP
2:30 - 2:35 PM Break
2:35 - 4:05 PM Back Pain and Treatment Indications Dr. D'Wan Carpenter, D.O, M.S.
4:05 - 4:10 PM Break
4:10 - 5:35 PM If Healthcare is About Wellbeing, Why Am I So Stressed Out?! Jerry Bridge


Ann Eubank

Ann Eubank, LMSW, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS has focused her career on the use of technology to increase opportunities for independence within the community of people with disabilities. She has a background in research and development, nonprofit management and systems change. She worked within the Employment Community First Program in Tennessee facilitating the adoption of technology use for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ann has presented peer-reviewed papers nationally and internationally since 1995. Ann is currently the Director of Marketing and Business Development for SafeinHome.

Dawn Cook,

Dawn Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse who has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury with over 40 years of experience in clinical settings and as a life care planner and medical bill reviewer. Dawn is an experienced life care planner who holds the certified life care planner (CLCP) and certified nurse life care planner (CNLCP) designations.

Rebecca A. Reier

As President of Med-Econ, Inc., a medical practice management company based out of Greenville Ohio, Ms. Reier’s experience spans a period of over 40 years involving billions of dollars in coding and billing for medical charges for hospital services, ambulatory surgery center and physician groups ranging from single practitioners to 40-member groups in over 22 specialties.

She authored Chapter 28 in the AALNC Textbook on Principles and Practices Fourth Edition regarding the Medical Record and the concept of Usual, Customary and Reasonable aspects of medical charges and is experienced as a Medical Billing Expert specifically for medical billing litigation cases for major law firms in 39 states. She has provided services for both plaintiffs, defendants, Life Care Planners as well as acted in the capacity of a patient advocate as a Medical Billing Expert Witness for attorneys representing patients being charged excessive fees by providers.

Ms. Reier’s educational background includes a summa cum laude BS in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Charleston, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA – Retired) from The Ohio State University and a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS-P) from the American Health Information Management Association.

Jensen Blahnik, MS, CPO – Clinical Specialist

Jensen Blahnik is a WA certified and ABC certified prosthetist and ABC certified orthotist. Blahnik joined the Naked Prosthetics team in January 2021, as a clinical specialist and education outreach specialist. She engages with healthcare providers and prosthetics to provide and support prosthetic outcomes to those with partial hand and digit amputations. 

Dr. D’Wan Carpenter, DO

Dr. D’Wan J. Carpenter, D.O. is a dually board-certified Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, speaker, independent medical examiner, medical legal consultant, and damages expert. Dr. D’Wan has experience in all post-acute care settings including inpatient
rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient clinical
rehabilitation. She uses her expertise in musculoskeletal conditions to determine patient’s level of disability. In addition, she is a highly
credible and sought-after medical legal expert assisting attorneys in
ensuring their clients receive appropriate physical assessments to determine liability and harm. In addition to her osteopathic medical degree, Dr. D’Wan also holds anMaster’s of Science in Anatomy. She is able to combine her love for the human body and her passion for teaching. Her patients often comment on how appreciative they are at how she is able to explain complicated conditionsnin a way they can easily understand. As a compassionate and down to earth
physician with an infectious smile, she has become “America’s Favorite Rehab Doctor. ” Dr. D’Wan was one of several women awarded the S.T.R.I.V.E award for excellence in service in 2019.

Dr. D’Wan earned her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (now renamed Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine). She completed her internship at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute in Saint Petersburg, FL and completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Oakwood Hospital/Wayne State University in Taylor, MI.

Kimberly Gully,

Kim Gully is a speech language pathologist by original training who specializes in working with individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, strokes, anoxic episodes, and other neurological conditions. She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1984, a Certified Case Manager since 2005, and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer since 2009. She retired in 2020 after enjoying a 35-year career as a therapist, case manager, support group leader, local/regional/national speaker, and brain injury advocate. She is currently working to advocate for individuals who need assistance navigating through the recovery process after a traumatic brain injury. She runs a support group for brain injury survivors and caregivers and is the President of the Medical Speech-Language Pathology Council of California.

James (Jim) Quinn,

James Quinn is a registered nurse licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as a certified life care planner with over twelve years of nursing experience. He has written life care plans for both defense and plaintiff clients in areas of traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, surgical revisions, orthopedic and crush injuries, chronic pain, amputations, burns, electrical trauma, end-stage renal failure with dialysis, and end of life planning related to terminal illness. He holds a certification in acute/critical care nursing and maintains basic life support, advanced cardiovascular life support, and pediatric advanced life support certifications. He is a member of the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), American Academy of Professional Coders, and American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP). He is an active member of the AANLCP Journal Committee and was the recipient of the 2018 winner of Excellence in Collaboration and Teamwork at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Mr. Quinn has extensive experience as a critical care nurse with additional expertise in post-surgical and post-cardiac care intervention, orthopedic injuries with rehabilitation, general medical management of acute care and emergency room patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. He has also served as a mentor to both graduate and experienced nurses within various specialties of nursing.

Shelene Giles,

Shelene Giles is the founder, president, and CEO of FIG Services, Inc. She is a Certified Life Care Planner and educator at heart. Shelene  was a 2019  AANLCP Ambassador award recipient. In addition, she was awarded the Outstanding Life Care  Planning Educator Award from the International Academy of Life care planners (IALCP)/International Association of Rehabilitation Professional (IARP) in 2021. 

FIG Services Inc. offers Complete Nurse Life Care Plans to identify future medical and nonmedical needs for individuals sustaining catastrophic or complicated injuries/illnesses. Her team specializes in life care plans for individuals with catastrophic burns. They also teach educational courses (live and Virtual) related to life care planning for certifications (CNLCP and LCP-C) and continued education.

Richard Bays

Mr. Bays has served in numerous capacities in the healthcare industry ranging from clinical services and operations to administrator of surgery centers and hospitals. He has assisted medical device companies with streamlining their processes and supply chains which provided capture of multimillion dollar waste.

His experience includes healthcare bill & policy consultation, medical- legal consulting for healthcare attorney groups and oversight of accreditation, licensure, and regulatory compliance programs.

He is a frequent speaker at numerous conferences and has published articles on healthcare regulatory issues nationwide.

Shahrzad Cohen, Au.D., FAAA

Dr. Cohen is the lead Audiologist and founder of Hearing Loss Solutions. She is board-certified and a fellow of American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). Dr. Cohen is a member of California Academy of Audiology (CAA), and currently is serving on the advisory board of California Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) – District 7 as the continuing education officer

Becky Curtis

When asked what qualifies her to coach people with chronic pain, Becky Curtis, certified Pain Management Coach and founder of Take Courage Coaching®, often replies, “I have it.” Overwhelmed by burning nerve pain following a spinal cord injury in 2005, Becky discovered the secret to managing pain was only a secret because an effective system for implementing patient compliance to science-based modalities had yet to be discovered. Knowing from personal experience that coaching is the best approach to motivate people and encourage personal use of strengths, she founded Take Courage Coaching® to provide this much needed service to those with chronic pain. Becky understands how the latest in brain science relates to chronic pain and translates this knowledge into terms the average person can understand and use. The results are transformative. She has been a regular speaker at PAINWeek® and numerous Workers’ Comp conferences, trains coaches, and travels extensively speaking to medical and payer groups about the role of coaching in chronic pain management. Her successful keynotes including Courage to Change: Tools for Helping Patients Embrace Self-Management and Identify Strengths for Change and, “Cure me, or I give up!” The Role of Acceptance in Patient Self-Management are just two of the presentations that make her a top choice as a keynote for wellness conferences across the country.

Jerry Bridge

Jerry Bridge began his successful seminar and workshop development career with QuadraMed Inc. where he delivered presentations and facilitated workshops on practice management, revenue cycle, customer service and seminars to medical managers and billing staff nationwide. He later went on to become the founder and president of Bridge Practice Management Group and Lifeworks Education, where he developed additional material focused on practice management, revenue cycle and customer service as well as seminars and training courses in personal productivity, communication skills and decision making. He is now a well-known expert on topics such as leadership, teamwork and public speaking. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Jerry has made an impact not only as a speaker but as an author with his work on The Healthcare Collections Solutions Guide, The ICD-10 Transition Guide, and his 2015 published work, Who Cares? The Give and Take of Family Caregiving.

Dr. John Stark, MD

Dr. John G. Stark is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with 37 years of experience. His extensive treatment of orthopedic trauma, joint degeneration, reconstruction, and low back salvage create a unique skill set that he utilizes as a basis for effective independent medical evaluations.

He carefully studies mechanisms of injury, injury patterns, diagnoses of others, underlying disease processes, imaging and previous treatment. This data, combined with a cautious physical exam of his own, help shed light on difficult cases. Dr. Stark has retired from his surgical practice but is still a lecturer and surgical instructor on the sacroiliac joint in Europe.

Daniel S. Chamberlain Esq.

Daniel S. Chamberlain was named one of the Top 50 Indiana Lawyers and is a member of a select group of attorneys that is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Dan has repeatedly been named to the “Best Lawyers” in America and “SuperLawyers”. These distinctions are earned following extensive trial experience, examination and references provided by members of the Judiciary, lawyers and clients.

Daniel S. Chamberlain is a Partner at Cohen & Malad, LLP., an Indianapolis based but nationally recognized law firm. Founded 50 years ago, Cohen & Malad, LLP. includes a preeminent group of attorneys representing the wrongfully injured and killed and a dedicated staff supporting our mission to provide excellent legal representation.

Sofia Peeva, MD

Sofia Peeva ia a board certified Anesthesiologist with expertise in ketamine administration. Dr. Peeva has used ketamine to help her patients for over 8 years and she finds that this medication has an excellent safety profile and no long term side effects. In recent history ketamine infusions for the treatment of mental health and chronic pain have been validated in clinical trials which show 80-90% efficacy by top US institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia and USC. Dr. Peeva founded Propel Therapeutics a ketamine infusion clinic because she wanted to help patients who suffer from intractable chronic pain and treatment resistant mood disorders such as depression, PTSD and anxiety. 


Susan Ghormley,

As a Licensed Professional Fiduciary, Susan Ghormley provides private and court appointed fiduciary services in estate and personal management. Susan works to protect the physical and mental integrity of  her clients who have no one else to rely on, or whose families live too far away or are unable to assist them.  She often holds and manages all the assets and resources belonging to elderly, incapacitated or deceased individuals. Services are also provided for families needing an independent third party when struggling over distribution of assets. Susan is a trustee for family, special needs, and other trusts. In addition, she is a  Conservator; Guardian, Agent under Powers of Attorney, and provides care planning for elderly and physically or mentally disabled individuals. These services are provided with caring and respect for the wishes of those served.

LeAndra McCormick,

Leandra McCormick is a California licensed professional fiduciary and has been a member of the American Purchasing Society for over a decade. Her professional services include acting as a trust administrator, conservator for client estates, and case manager. She also serves as a special needs Trustee and handles SNT case Management. In addition, she has dabbled in HR management and often times will handle court accounting. 

LeAndra is the current president for Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Southern Region, as well as the PFAC state executive board treasurer. She sits on the education committee to produce class and online education for PFAC. 

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