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2016 MidWinter Conference Speakers
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In order of presentation:


Robin Black, CPC, CEMC, CFPC, CMM is a Certified Professional E&M and Family Practice Coder (AAPC) and Certified

in Medical Office Management (PHACOM). She has over 25 years of experience in business management, 13 years

of experience in the medical office. Robin is an independent contractor whose services include coding, billing,

bookkeeping and education services for her physician and midlevel clients. Robin lives in Abilene, Texas and is

President of the Abilene Chapter of American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).


Suzie Buhr is the Task Lead for TMF’s QIO-QIN 5 state region Value Based Incentives and Outcomes Network. 

This network focus area covers the quality reporting and improvement to areas affecting financial payment

within Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, PPS

Exempt Cancer Hospitals, as well as Physician Quality Reporting and the Value Modifier.  She is a registered

nurse of 23 years with her patient care experience being in the Intensive Care Unit with a focus on cardiac,

and some home health care.  Suzie then moved into hospital leadership in Quality Management, and has been

certified in healthcare quality since 2005. She has been working with TMF for the past 11 years and has spent

much of that focusing on streamlining workflows, implementing and adopting advanced capabilities of EHRs,

and using EHRs for quality improvement.  She has helped physicians successfully meet reporting requirements,

earn incentives and avoid payment adjustments under PQRS, Value-Based Modifier, and Meaningful Use.  

Matthew Menendez is Vice President, ICD-10 Specialist for White Plume Technologies, LLC. Matthew is an honors

graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he earned his degree in Economics. He has conducted over 100 webinars

that specifically address ICD-10 and its impacts on physician productivity and revenue cycle efficiency. Under

Matthew’s leadership, his team of coders created its own Applied Mapping to route each ICD-9 code to the

appropriate code or codes in ICD-10. The Applied Mapping tool has been used to generate Conversion Analysis

for a practice’s most frequently used code from ICD-9 to ICD-10, as well as identifying the appropriate risk category

for each code.

Yolanda Doss, MJ, RHIA, CHPS as AOA Director, Compliance and Physician Advocacy, Yolanda oversees and monitors

corporate compliance and physician credentialing and payment advocacy issues for the membership. She is responsible

for corporate compliance issues, including regulatory filings and contract management. Regarding payment advocacy,

Yolanda works with the General Counsel to provide guidance and education to the membership concerning

Medicare/Medicaid, fraud and abuse, general practice management concerns, and overarching topics.

She represents the organization on behalf of members to the third party payer community, and all contract



Bruce Maniet, D.O., FACOFP is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He is sole owner and practitioner for family

medicine clinics located in Bells and Whitewright, Texas since 1990. Dr. Maniet is a graduate of Philadelphia

School of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA and completed a rotating internship at Memorial Hospital,

York PA. He is an active member of the AOA, TOMA, ACOP and Texas ACOFP.


Daniel Freeland, D.O. is Board Certified in Family Practice and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Freeland

earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, formerly A.T. Still University, in

Kirksville, MO. He holds an additional Certification of Added Qualifications in Occupational Medicine. Former

Captain in the United States Air Force (1990-1993), Dr. Freeland served as a Family Practice physician during

Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following an honorable discharge, Dr. Freeland practiced Emergency

Medicine for more than 10 years. He is now the founder and owner of Bee Caves Family Practice, located in

Bee Caves, Texas. With a B.A. in Chemistry, Dr. Freeland participates in clinical research trials and serves as

Medical Director and Primary Investigator for Bee Caves Family Practice Research.

Kelly Skinner, CMM, CPC, CFPC is founder and owner of Skinner Medical Billing and Consulting. She holds three

coding certifications, CMM - Certified Medical Manager, CPC - Certified Professional Coder, and CFPC - Certified

Family Practice Coder. Her extensive experience includes twenty years of accounting and payroll, as well as

twenty years of medical office management; supervising a large staff and overseeing front desk, nursing,

insurance billing, account receivables, account payables. Kelly enjoys working with physicians to turn problems

into payments, and increase revenue through proper coding and office management.


Ryan Seals, DO is Assistant Professor, Department Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, UNT Health Science Center

at Fort Worth. He earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University Center for Health

Sciences. Following graduation, Dr. Seals completed an integrated Family Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal

Medicine residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. Dr. Seals is board certified in both Family Medicine and

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He has worked at UNT HSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2012.


Daniel S. Richey, D.O is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is also a Clinical

Hypertension Specialist.  Dr. Richey earned his Doctor of Osteopath from the University of North Texas

Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Richey went on to complete his Internship and Residency

at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Today, he is in practice at Dallas Nephrology Associates

in Dallas, Texas.


Beth Valashinas, D.O., is a 2002 graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, Texas.

Completing her Internal Medicine in 2005, Dr. Valashinas then completed a Fellowship in Rheumatology at

Plaza Medical Center, Fort Worth where she was named Chief Fellow, Rheumatology. Dr. Valashinas is very

involved in Osteopathic Medicine Research and has participated in a number of clinical trials. She has also

published several articles in her fields of study. Today, Dr. Valashinas practices at Lakeside Physicians in

Granbury, Texas.

Stephen Dalton, D.O. is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board

of Anti-Aging Medicine. He has been in practice since 1992 and specializes in caring for patients of all

ages -- from infants to seniors. Dr. Dalton earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a minor in

Biology at Texas Tech University. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy at Texas College of Osteopathic

Medicine in Ft. Worth, Texas and completed residency training at Texas Tech University Regional

Academic Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas in 1992. He is a member of American Academy

of Family Physicians and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine.


Monte E. Troutman, D.O., FACOI serves as Associate Professor in the Internal Medicine Department

at the University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in

Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

and Board Certified in Internal Medicine. During his tenure at UNT, Dr. Troutman has participated in

numerous research and study trial projects. As a physician, he has received honors for his patient

care including 2010 Internist of the Year 2010 by the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

He has also been named a Top Doc by Fort Worth Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Katherine A. Lincoln, DO is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of

Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. Following a Family Medicine Residency at Wilson Memorial Hospital

in Johnson City, NY, Dr. Lincoln served as Associate Clinical Professor at New York College of Osteopathic

Medicine and State University of New York Upstate Medical College. In 2008, she joined Family

Care and Minor Emergency Center, in San Antonio, TX and practiced family medicine until her

husband’s military assignment brought her Fort Hood, where she joined Central Texas Wound

Healing Associates, of Killeen.

John B. Share, Jr., DO is Chief Medical Officer and Certified Lymphedema Therapy Specialist for Lymphedema

and Wound Care Institute, Houston, Texas. Dr. Share earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from University of North

Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth. After specializing in Family

Medicine, Dr. Share received additional training in Wound Care and Lymphedema management and treatment.


Bradford Dunkin, MHA is Sr. Risk Management Specialist for NORCAL. Brad has been with

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company as a Risk Management Specialist for twenty (20) years.

He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary

in Virginia, Williamsburg, VA, and his Master’s degree in health care administration from the

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. For over twenty years (20) Brad has spent his career

working in the professional liability field providing consultation services to hospitals, physicians and

clinics on a multitude of risk management topics due to the ever changing world or healthcare risk



Mary-Lynn Ryan is a risk management specialist with NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company. She educates physician

policyholders on risk reduction strategies through phone consultation, presentations, and on-site practice

assessments and is the editor and writer of the monthly Claims Rx publication.  Mary-Lynn joined NORCAL

in 2007 as a consulting editor and writer for the Claims Rx. Prior to joining NORCAL, Mary-Lynn was a staff

attorney at the California Medical Association, responsible for professional liability in San Francisco, California.

She started her professional career as a litigator at Bonne, Bridges, Meuller, O'Keefe & Nichols, a Los Angeles, CA

medical liability defense firm. In addition to her duties at NORCAL, Mary-Lynn is an Adjunct Professor at the

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she teaches Legal Issues for New Dentists, a required course

for fourth year dental students. She received her JD degree, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law.

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