August 6, 2010: Heather to Speak at SCAOE Conference on Kiawah Island

Heather will speak to practice administrators and executives on managed care contracting at the South Carolina Association of Orthopaedic Executives Annual Conference, taking place August 6th at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC.  Please see for more information on the Association and the conference.

August 5th, 2010

Coming Up: POHMS Fall Educational Conference, November 4-5, 2010

The Premier Oncology Hematology Management Society’s Fall Educational Conference will be held on November 4-5, 2010, hosted by the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Heather will present “Managed Care Contracting – How to Negotiate the Contract You Deserve!”  

For information on POHMS and their resources, and for further information on the conference, please visit

August 5th, 2010

Bones Society of Florida Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2010

Heather Skelton will speak on two issues during the Annual Conference of the Bones Society of Florida, to be held at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 24 – 26, 2010.  Heather will present “Managed Care Contracting” on Friday afternoon, September 24, and “Drive Collections Through Contracting” on Saturday, September 25.  For more information on the conference and the Society, please visit

August 5th, 2010

Skelton Speaks to Practice Managers at NCPEDS Annual Meeting July 30, 2010

Health care attorney Heather Skelton spoke at the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Pediatric Society (the North Carolina State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 30, 2010.  Her presentation, “Personnel Files and Contract Highlights for Physicians and Managed Care Contract Highlights,” was part of the Practice Managers program.  More information and highlights of the conference can be found at

August 5th, 2010

May 13th Roundtable: The Healthcare Reform Bill and Your Practice

Please join Heather next Thursday, May 13th when she will lead a discussion about the recently signed Healthcare Reform Bill and the key provisions that will affect providers and their practices.

All area healthcare managers and physicians are invited to attend. Space is limited, so please RSVP for the May 13th meeting by emailing or call us at 704-643-9076 today! Make sure to invite colleagues or anyone you think might be interested in attending.

The Healthcare Roundtables are held from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at our office located at 6525 Morrison Blvd., Suite 400, in the Southpark area of Charlotte, NC. Parking is free and refreshments will be served.

May 7th, 2010

Spring Healthcare Roundtables begin March 11th

The first of our Spring Roundtable series will be on Thursday, March 11th, in which Heather will lead a discussion about the HITECH Act – Part 2. She will review the specific action items needed to achieve compliance with the most recent regulations, go over policies that may need to be implemented, discuss whether you will need new Business Associate Agreements, as well as share what can be expected regarding HIPAA in 2010 and beyond.

All area healthcare managers and physicians are invited to attend. Space is limited so please RSVP by emailing or call us at 704-643-9076 today!

Also, don’t forget to mark you calendars for the Roundtables on April 8th and May 13th. Topics to be announced and reminder emails will be sent prior to each meeting.

The healthcare roundtables are held from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at our offices located at 6525 Morrison Blvd., Suite 400, in the Southpark area of Charlotte, NC. Parking is free and refreshments will be served.

March 3rd, 2010

12.10.09 Roundtable – Practice Websites and Email

Join Healthcare Attorney Heather Skelton on Thursday, December 10 at 9 a.m. for an informational roundtable entitled “Your Practice’s Website & Email Use: Legal Do’s & Don’ts”. Heather will lead discussion on what must be included on your practices website and what should not be. Also how practices are using email, the risks and rules you need to know.

Continue Reading December 4th, 2009

SAVE THE DATES – Monthly Roundtables Return

Back by popular demand, Heather Skelton’s complimentary roundtables return in November month. Open to all medical practice professionals, these meetings offer an opportunity for area physicians and practice managers to discuss issues that affect their business on a day to day basis.

Continue Reading October 20th, 2009

March 2008: RPA Annual Meeting to Include Skelton Managed Care Workshop

The Renal Physician Association (RPA) will hold it’s annual meeting March 15-17, 2008 in Austin, Texas where health care attorney Heather Cook Skelton will conduct a workshop on Managed Care contracting. Heather’s session includes tips and tools designed to help physicians and practice managers prepare for negotiating with MCO representatives as well as how to maximize their practice’s bottom line by identifying hidden payments and bonus terms that may not be discussed unless requested. For more information and registration information visit

February 26th, 2008

Skelton and Byron to Lead National Managed Care Symposium April 9-11, 2008

The National 2008 Managed Care Contracting Symposium sponsored by the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance (AIHP) will feature Heather Skelton, healthcare attorney and Joanne Byron, CEO of Health Care Consulting Services, Inc.

Continue Reading February 17th, 2008

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