DMEPOS Conference 2020

April 30 - May 1


Event Information: Echoing the success of the past two conferences, this 1 ½ day conference is for administrators, coordinators, and practitioners of orthotic and prosthetic providers to learn benchmarks of program success, ways to improve their programs, and the implications of healthcare changes. Discussions will include topics such as Empower best practices, documentation requirements, hands-on training for updates, regulatory updates, and more. There will be many opportunities to ask questions of presenters, as well as fellow attendees, and to engage in in-depth discussion. Join us for what plans to be an exciting event!

Le Méridien
Downtown Denver

1475 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

Event Speakers

Mark Tymchenko

VP, Americas Bracing & Supports

Zach Taylor

Vice President, O&P Services

Dave McGill

Vice President, Legal & Reimbursement

Ryan Berry

Academy Manager

Betsy Halwes

Director of Empower Reimbursement Services

Robert Wayne

Orthotist, BOC-Certified
Director of Bracing and Orthotics

Paul Lopes, P.T.

Director of Therapy & DME
Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Lee Levanduski

Lee C. Levanduski

Chief Operating Officer
Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Kevin Seyle

DME Manager
Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a member of Arcis Healthcare

Stuart Clark

Managing Director & National Spokesperson
Advisory Board Company Keynote Address

Michael Hanna, MPA, CDME

Provider Relations Senior Analyst
CGS - DME MAC Jurisdiction C

Conference Convenors

Barbara Woodford

Senior Program Coordinator

Marje Albohm

Director, Clinical Research & Fellowships

Betsy Halwes

Director of Empower Reimbursement Services

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for those eligible.
This course has been approved for 10 CEUs by ABC, and approval is pending with BOC.


2020 DMEPOS Supplier Conference
April 30 - May 1, 2020

Wednesday, April 29: Arrivals

Thursday, April 30

  • Registration/Breakfast 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Welcome/Opening Comments 8:30-9:00 AM

    Mark Tymchenko / Zach Taylor

  • Competitive Bidding –
    How does it affect you?
    9:00-9:45 AM

    Dave McGill

  • Introduction to Empower
    Empower Updates
    9:45-10:30 AM

    Empower BD Team / Empower IS Team

  • Break 10:30-10:45 AM
  • Customer Best Practices 10:45 AM-12:20 PM
  • Impact of an HL7 Integration on Workflow Efficiency Arrivals 10:45-11:05

    Rob Wayne

  • Transition 11:05-11:10
  • Utilizing Eligibility to Estimate Patient Responsibility 11:10-11:30

    Paul Lopes

  • Transition 11:30-11:35
  • Maintaining
    Document Compliance

    Lee Levanduski

  • Transition 11:55-12:00
  • Mobile App Pilot 12:00-12:20

    Kevin Seyle

  • Lunch 12:20-1:00 PM
  • The Advisory Board Company Keynote 1:00-2:00 PM

    Stuart Clark

  • Medicare Updates 2:00-3:00 PM

    Michael Hanna

  • Break 3:00-3:15 PM
  • Hands-on Empower Sessions 3:15-4:15 PM

    Reports – Shrink, Dead Stock, Stock Value
    Progress Note Template
    PRO App Integration
    Inventory Management App

  • First Day Wrap Up / Q&A / Schedule for Evening 4:15-4:30 PM
  • Break / Free time 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Cocktail Networking Reception
    54Thirty Rooftop Bar
    6:00-7:15 PM
  • Departure for Regional Dinners
    7:15 PM

Friday, April 31

  • Registration/Breakfast 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Hands-on Empower Sessions 8:30-9:30 AM

    Advanced Reporting Analytics
    Best Practice Workflow
    Clinical Forms
    System Updates for Existing Users

  • Break 9:30-9:45 AM
  • Case Study
    Business Development Review
    9:45-10:15 AM

    Empower BD team

  • Current Challenges and Opportunities Roundtable 10:15-10:45 AM
  • Continuum of Care
    Product Review
    10:45-11:45 AM

    Ryan Berry

  • Closing Remarks 11:45-12:00 PM

    Betsy Halwes

  • Lunch – Grab & Go 12:00 PM

    Departures Begin