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2024 Speakers

2nd Annual Healthcare Payment & Revenue Integrity Congress West
11-12 September, 2024
Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
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    Darren Wethers

    Chief Medical Officer
    ATRIO Health Plans

    Darren Wethers is a board-certified internal medicine physician and certified physician executive.
    He graduated from Morehouse College, Northwestern University Medical School and completed internal medicine training at Emory University School of Medicine before establishing an internal medicine practice in the St. Louis, Missouri area, becoming a “Top Doctor” Honorée several years running. Dr. Wethers was the medical staff president at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in 2006-07 and chaired the facility’s Credentials committee 2007-11.
    In 2011, Dr. Wethers began a career in administrative medicine, servings as a medical director with Coventry Health Care and Aetna, vice president of clinical operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and is now at Atrio Health Plans, where he serves as chief medical officer.
    Dr. Wethers is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities; he is a board member and immediate past chairman for Gamma Mu Educational Services (GMES) and is a board member of Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Association, for which he serves as president-elect and co-chair of the Inclusion and Allyship committee.

    Darren Wethers

    Chief Medical Officer
    ATRIO Health Plans

    Darren Wethers is a board-certified internal medicine physician and certified physician executive.
    He graduated from Morehouse College, Northwestern University Medical School and completed internal medicine training at Emory University School of Medicine before establishing an internal medicine practice in the St. Louis, Missouri area, becoming a “Top Doctor” Honorée several years running. Dr. Wethers was the medical staff president at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in 2006-07 and chaired the facility’s Credentials committee 2007-11.
    In 2011, Dr. Wethers began a career in administrative medicine, servings as a medical director with Coventry Health Care and Aetna, vice president of clinical operations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and is now at Atrio Health Plans, where he serves as chief medical officer.
    Dr. Wethers is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities; he is a board member and immediate past chairman for Gamma Mu Educational Services (GMES) and is a board member of Northwestern University Medical School Alumni Association, for which he serves as president-elect and co-chair of the Inclusion and Allyship committee.

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    Jonique Dietzen

    Payment Integrity Director
    CareOregon

    With over 18 years of experience in healthcare billing and finance, I am a certified professional coder dedicated to ensuring accurate claims and proper reimbursement for providers. Having worked extensively on the provider side in finance and revenue cycle, I bring wealth of knowledge to the table, particularly in processing and payment integrity.
    Throughout my career, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of billing challenges from both perspectives. This unique insight drives my commitment to improving billing practices and advocating for provider education. I continue to leverage my expertise to enhance billing processes and support providers in navigating the complexities of healthcare finance.

    Jonique Dietzen

    Payment Integrity Director
    CareOregon

    With over 18 years of experience in healthcare billing and finance, I am a certified professional coder dedicated to ensuring accurate claims and proper reimbursement for providers. Having worked extensively on the provider side in finance and revenue cycle, I bring wealth of knowledge to the table, particularly in processing and payment integrity.
    Throughout my career, I have gained a comprehensive understanding of billing challenges from both perspectives. This unique insight drives my commitment to improving billing practices and advocating for provider education. I continue to leverage my expertise to enhance billing processes and support providers in navigating the complexities of healthcare finance.

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    Helen Liu, Pharm.D.

    VP of Pharmacy Operations
    ATRIO Health Plans

    Dr. Liu is the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for the ATRIO Health Plans, where she manages and oversees all Part D-related operations. Dr Liu has an extensive background in clinical pharmacy, medication safety, managed care, and data outcome analysis. Before this role, she developed and implemented the inpatient Drug Use Management program at Kaiser Permanente.

    Helen Liu, Pharm.D.

    VP of Pharmacy Operations
    ATRIO Health Plans

    Dr. Liu is the Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for the ATRIO Health Plans, where she manages and oversees all Part D-related operations. Dr Liu has an extensive background in clinical pharmacy, medication safety, managed care, and data outcome analysis. Before this role, she developed and implemented the inpatient Drug Use Management program at Kaiser Permanente.

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    Josh Miller

    Director, Payment Integrity
    Prominence

    Josh Miller

    Director, Payment Integrity
    Prominence
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    Michael Devine

    Director Special Investigations Unit
    L.A Care

    Michael Devine

    Director Special Investigations Unit
    L.A Care
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    Stephanie Sjogren

    Director, Coding and Provider Reimbursement
    EmblemHealth/Connecticare

    Stephanie Sjogren is a director of coding and provider reimbursement, working with payment integrity to ensure proper claims adjudication and to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. Prior to joining ConnectiCare/EmblemHealth, she performed provider audits and education at a women’s healthcare group. Sjogren has also worked with physicians and staff to integrate and use electronic health record systems effectively and to stay in compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ rules and regulations. Her areas of specialty are payment integrity, auditing, and clinical documentation improvement. 

    Stephanie Sjogren

    Director, Coding and Provider Reimbursement
    EmblemHealth/Connecticare

    Stephanie Sjogren is a director of coding and provider reimbursement, working with payment integrity to ensure proper claims adjudication and to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. Prior to joining ConnectiCare/EmblemHealth, she performed provider audits and education at a women’s healthcare group. Sjogren has also worked with physicians and staff to integrate and use electronic health record systems effectively and to stay in compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ rules and regulations. Her areas of specialty are payment integrity, auditing, and clinical documentation improvement. 

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    Eric Carter-Nadeau

    Operations Manager, Provider Network
    CareOregon

    Eric Carter-Nadeau

    Operations Manager, Provider Network
    CareOregon