Speakers

Julia Maroney, RN, MHSA, HCS-D, COS-C, Managing Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants

BREAKOUT SESSION: E3

Julia is a Managing Director at Simione Healthcare Consultants with more than 30 year of progressive experience as a nursing leader and consultant, including 15 years in home care and hospice nursing management and 10 years in home care and hospice executive management. She leads team consulting efforts in clinical operations to support clients with expertise in organizational structure, clinical and quality management, process engineering and strategic planning. Her consulting efforts include numerous clinical operations improvement projects, the development of a clinical management training curriculum, and nursing expertise and support for operations, strategic growth, technology and compliance initiatives. Julia’s executive background includes agency achievements with national recognition for cost and quality, a pristine record of results with the Joint Commission, Medicare and state surveys, and a passion for quality improvement and operationalizing regulatory requirements. Julia achieved her Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma processes with the Juran Institute in 2005, and is certified as a home care coding specialist. She is a member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. A licensed professional nurse, Julia earned a B.S. and a Master of health care administration from St. Joseph’s College in Maine.

 

Nicole Martin, MBA, BSN, RN, CHPN, CHC, Vice President of Quality and Compliance, Transitions LifeCare

BREAKOUT SESSION: D1

Nicole has been working in the hospice industry for 20 years occupying positions such as nurse case manager, educator, clinical director, and director of quality & compliance. For the past 6 years Nicole has focused on Compliance and Quality. Nicole is currently employed by Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, a non-profit that has served the Raleigh area for 40 years, as VP of Quality & Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer. Nicole has experience in working with a for-profit, national hospice chain while under a corporate integrity agreement, specifically developing the training plan for internal staff and contracted vendors. Nicole was a presenter at the Healthcare Compliance Association's 3rd Annual Healthcare Enforcement Conference speaking on Enforcement & Compliance in Home Health, Hospice and Nursing Home.

 

Stan Massey, BA, Partner/Lead Consultant, Transcend Strategy Group

GENERAL SESSION: SPRX Talk

Stan Massey, BA, offers nearly 40 years of brand improvement and marketing experience. For the past 18 years, Stan has been developing effective communication strategies, creative concepts and attention-grabbing campaigns to successfully build brands for providers of home-based care and senior care. Guided by research, Stan skillfully crafts strategic marketing plans and messages that speak to their target audiences and yield exceptional results – helping to increase referrals, elevate quality, improve the patient experience and ultimately boost revenue. Stan has worked on improving internal communications as well as crafting marketing strategies and campaigns for more than 40 home-based care organizations, coast to coast. He has been invited to serve as a keynote speaker or session speaker at more than 30 state home health and hospice conferences and at multiple national conferences.

 

Erin Masterson, Consulting Director, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

BREAKOUT SESSION: A3

Erin has approximately seven years of healthcare consulting experience. Erin’s work has focused on operational and accounts receivable engagements with an emphasis on project management and leadership surrounding increased cash flow, accounts receivable reductions, revenue cycle redesigns and interim management for home health and hospice agencies. Overall, her work has led to increased revenue, process improvement and streamlined operations in agencies across the country.

 

Lisa McClammy, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, Senior Clinical Education Consultant, MAC Legacy

BREAKOUT SESSION: D3

Lisa McClammy, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, has more than 22 years of nursing experience in various areas of healthcare. She received her Associate Degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She currently holds certifications in OASIS-D, and ICD 10 coding. Lisa currently is Senior Clinical Education Consultant for MAC Legacy. Prior to that she has a diverse nursing background, including several years as the Director of Patient Care and Alternate Administrator in a home health agency. Lisa understands first-hand the challenges home care agencies face and how the ever-changing culture can be a challenge. Lisa is an active member of the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice for the last 6 years, serving on both the Medicare/Medicaid and Clinical Practice committees. She has served as the Chairperson on the Clinical Practice Committee for the last 3 years. 

 

Sarah McNulty, MSW, LCSQ, RYT-200, Hospice Facility Team Social Worker, AuthoraCare Collective

GENERAL SESSION: Grief Management Through Yoga

Lisa McClammy, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, has more than 22 years of nursing experience in various areas of healthcare. She received her Associate Degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX and went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She currently holds certifications in OASIS-D, and ICD 10 coding. Lisa currently is the Director of Customer Success for KanTime HealthCare Software. Prior to that she has a diverse nursing background, including several years as the Director of Patient Care and Alternate Administrator in a home health agency. Lisa understands first-hand the challenges home care agencies face and how the ever-changing culture can be a challenge. Lisa is an active member of the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice for the last 6 years, serving on both the Medicare/Medicaid and Clinical Practice committees. She has served as the Chairperson on the Clinical Practice Committee for the last 3 years. 

 

Andrew Mihalyo, PharmD, President and COO, DeltaCare Rx

BREAKOUT SESSION: B1

Drew Mihalyo is President & COO at Delta Care Rx, a nationwide hospice pharmacy solutions and innovations provider. As an optimistic, driven, dependable, and capable health care entrepreneur with aspirations to play a part in the reshaping of US Health Care, he supports having a "pharmacist provision of medication therapy management" implemented as the foundation when attempting to create and maintain high quality and efficient managed care models. He believes that such not only increases overall quality of care, but that it also positively affects bottom lines for organizations. The most notable accomplishments in his career thus far include being recognized for creating the first "Hospice tailored" e-Prescribing software experience back in early 2009. Since then, electronic prescribing initiatives and interest in associated workflows have engulfed the hospice pharmacy landscape.

 

Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC, Chief Reimbursement Recovery Consultant

Gateway Home Health Coding & Consulting

BREAKOUT SESSION: E1

Joe specializes in additional documentation request (ADR) responses and appeals.  As a registered nurse for more than twenty-five years, his career has included clinical consulting in home health and hospice specializing in clinical quality assurance and regulatory compliance. He also has extensive experience with all types of Medicare audits and probes from the variety of Medicare contractors.  Joe has completed over 5,000 ADRs in home care and hospice, filed thousands of appeals and has attended hundreds of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearings on behalf of clients.  He is a contributor to industry newsletters Home Health Line and Eli’s Home Care Week.  Joe is also author of the book The ADRs and Appeals Handbook, First Edition, from Decision Health.  

 

Laura Page-Greifinger, BSN, RN, MPA, Chairman of the Board/Co-Founder, QIRT

BREAKOUT SESSION: F3

Laura Page-Greifinger, RN, BSN, MPA has more than 30 years of experience in senior-level healthcare management experience, including the development of multiple new programs and the provision of a variety of services and programs resulting in positive client outcomes. These services encompassed integrated health care services designed to mesh with individual operating entities’ missions and goals.
At times these programs were the first of their kind in a region, necessitating education at all levels of professionals and community organizations, as well the education of referral inlets. Laura’s focus is post-acute organizational structure, the education and support of staff needed to succeed in this structure, key indicator development, quality outcomes for patients within the structure, project management, financial analysis, and profitability. Laura, founder and principle of QIRT, has served on multiple boards of directors and has been faculty for community health programs at the baccalaureate and graduate level. The most current years of Laura’s career have been devoted to consulting with corporate entities to lay the foundation for industry success. Laura’s extensive experience in the post-acute health care field has given her expert perspective on processes and an understanding of the uniqueness of each agency, clinician, and patient.

Sue Payne, MBA, RN, CHCE, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Corridor

BREAKOUT SESSION: C3

In her role as VP & Chief Clinical Officer at Corridor, Sue is responsible for clinical quality assurance and clinical documentation advisory services for clients. With over 25 years in home care operations and strategic leadership, Sue previously held positions as VP of Home Health at Advanced Home Care and Life Care at Home, both of which are multi-state, multi-site home care providers. She presents nationally on topics such as preventing avoidable readmissions, value based purchasing, early careerist mentoring, success with non-Medicare payors, PDGM and improving operational success. She has served as a VNAA board member and is a member of the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association. Sue has a B.S. degree in Nursing from Radford University, a M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and holds certification in home health/hospice from the National Association of Home Care.

 

Steve Pellito, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Sandata Technologies

BREAKOUT SESSION: B2

Steve Pellito is responsible for the Provider Sales and Marketing teams, including Sandata’s national go-to-market strategy, business development, marketing plans, and overall growth of the provider market. Steve has eighteen years of healthcare industry experience in various markets and client segments. Steve started in the home healthcare industry in 2000 when he joined Maxim Healthcare Services, a large national provider of home health care, medical staffing, and wellness services. In his last role as National Director of Maxim Health Systems, Steve led sales, strategic partner relationships, and overall service delivery of a $40M+ business unit.

 

Shannon Pointer, MSN, RN, CHPN, Vice President of Hospice & Palliative Care

Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina

BREAKOUT SESSION: C4

Shannon Pointer, MSN, RN, CHPN has over 19 years of experience in nursing, within a variety of clinic, health system, school-based and community settings. Shannon is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program of study through The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Western Carolina University. Shannon completed a Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate and a Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Nursing Systems/Populations and concentration in Community and Public Health Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She obtained her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her ADN from Alamance Community College.
Shannon began her work within the community/public health field as a school nurse in 2004 where she learned the importance and value of good communication, collaboration and strong interdisciplinary teamwork. Shannon then entered the home health, hospice and palliative care field in 2013. Prior to employment with AHHC, Shannon served as the Director of Facility Team for Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell who merged with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. Shannon has special interests in advance care planning, advance care directives and Veterans outreach and education.

 

Amber J. Popek, CPA, Partner, BKD’s National Health Care Group

BREAKOUT SESSION: B3

Amber is a member of BKD National Health Care Group and provides an array of audit and consulting services to home care, hospice, long-term care and other health care clients nationwide, including many with private equity ownership.  Her experience includes leading audits, reviews and compilation engagements as well as providing other consulting services, such as financial due diligence, budgeting, cost reporting and other various special projects for home care and hospice providers.  Amber also oversees the accounting outsourcing services for BKD’s Southern Missouri home care and hospice team. She is a regular contributor to BKD Thoughtware® publications and is involved in training and recruiting new associates. Amber is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Missouri Society of CPAs.  She is a member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), NAHC’s Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) and serves on the Young Professionals and Women in Leadership committees of the HHFMA.  She also is a member of Missouri Alliance for Home Care. She is a member of the board of directors for the Springfield, Missouri, chapter of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and is a former member of the Board of Commissioners for the Public Housing Authority for the City of Springfield, Missouri. Amber is a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in accounting and a 2006 graduate with an M.Acc. degree.

 

Andrew Reed, CPA, System Analyst, Hospice Consultant, President and CEO, Chief Teaching Officer

Multi-View, Inc.

BREAKOUT SESSION: F1

Andrew is best known for his worldwide song, “If All the World Were Right” but he is also one of the most influential people in the United States regarding the operations of Hospice and Homecare organizations. He has worked with over 1,000 organizations in the United States and abroad over the past 27 years. He is perhaps best known for “the Model” - a modern approach to Hospice and Homecare management which creates a high-quality, predictable experience that is financially balanced. Through humility and openness, he has helped organizations quantify, become aware of and implement innovations in management that have created some of the most successful platforms in the history of the movement, resulting in some of the highest valuations and quality scores accompanied by phenomenal economic performance. These results have been achieved by bringing meticulous FOCUS to virtually every aspect of the care experience, including perfect phone interactions, perfect visit structures and, if a Hospice, revolutionary bereavement. All are designed to create a high-quality, predictable experience for every patient, every time.  Andrew has been the CFO for many Hospices and Homecare entities and has served on many boards of directors and has as well been the interim CEO during turnarounds. Andrew formed Multi-View Incorporated (MVI) in 1996 to help organizations become “transformative” for all touched through dedication to the highest quality and ideals in the human experience at a cost any organization could afford. Since then, MVI has multiplied into several different companies including MVI, MVI Systems, MVI Benchmarking, and MVI Media. Andrew has personally visited hundreds and hundreds of Hospices and Homecare organizations. He also has produced top Billboard records and worked with Grammy-winning artists and nominees. “If All the World Were Right” was an international hit at #15 Global Top 50 Adult Contemporary Cashbox Airplay Chart, #31 Billboard Mainstream Top 40,  #8 Hot 100, #32 Global Top 50 Rock Airplay Chart and #1 for 10 weeks on the Indie US New Music Weekly Radio Chart. “Cure My Mind” also did well in the charts in a similar way and peaked at #34 on the Billboard Top 40 and was #1 on the New Music Weekly Radio chart for 10 weeks.

 

Timothy R. “Tim” Rogers, BA in Political Science and History, President and CEO

Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina

GENERAL SESSION: Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

Tim has 28 years of experience working in the home care, home health & hospice industry. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to home care & hospice, Tim worked for 9 years with the State Employees Association of NC and NC Bankers Association in member relations and as a lobbyist. His home care, home health & hospice experience is extensive, having worked as the first Director of Government Relations and Chief Lobbyist for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, Vice President of Government Relations for Comprehensive Home Health Care and Hospice (now Liberty), Director of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Planning for Tar Heel Home Health and Hospice of Tar Heel (now Kindred at Home/Gentiva), and finally as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina (since 2001). He holds numerous leadership roles and/or sits on numerous boards/commissions: State Health Coordinating Council (Home Health & Hospice Representative - appointed by Governor Roy Cooper); Chairman - The Council of State Home Care & Hospice Associations; Board Member, Second Vice Chairman-National Partnership for Medicaid Home Based Care, Washington, DC; Member, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and NHPCO’s Council of States; Member, NHPCO’s Legislative Affairs Committee; Member-NAHC’s Forum of State Associations (Past Chair) and current Board member; Sole State Association Executive on the NAHC Home Health and Hospice Financial Managers (HHFMA) Workgroup; Governor-Appointed Home Care, Home Health and Hospice Representative South Carolina CON Task Force; South Carolina DSS Advisory Board Member; Past Board Member of NAHC. Tim is a past Public Member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy; 

Within AHHC, Tim is a recipient of AHHC’s Dr. Ellen B. Winston Award (highest honor awarded by AHHC) for Outstanding Service and a lifetime commitment  to the Home Care and Hospice Industry and a 2012 Special  Home Care and Hospice Champion award for extraordinary advocacy and leadership.

Richard Rutherford, President, LTSS Consulting

BREAKOUT SESSION: C2

Richard Rutherford served as a senior contributor since 2008 in a variety of roles with North Carolina based software, billing and services vendor SembraCare, Inc. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience with the varied billing, regulatory and general business challenges of North Carolina Medicaid community care providers. Richard frequently interacts with State officials and contractors and serves as an active member of DMA/DHB working groups. He is and acknowledged expert in and frequent speaker on
Medicaid PCS services. He founded and is President of LTSS Consulting, Inc., which assists Medicaid providers and contractors in the Long Term Services and Supports Industry, including Home Care Agencies and Assisted Living facilities, especially with their transitions to Managed Care.

 

Becky Sansbury, M.Div., Crisis Care Expert, Author, and Caregiver

BREAKOUT SESSION: B4

Becky Sansbury, M.Div., has spent over thirty years working with individuals and organizations focused on crisis care. She served as a hospice chaplain for fourteen years, and then worked with displaced professionals during the recession. Becky distilled the inspiring attitudes and actions of hundreds of people making their way through shocking times into seven common elements of resilience. In 2015, she published After the Shock: Getting You Back on The Road to Resilience When Crisis Hits You Head On. Whether presenting to global organizations like Ronald McDonald House Charities® or providing crisis support to individual clients, Becky provides practical, compassionate ways to care for self and others when life turns upside down. Serving as a caregiver for both her 96-year-old mother and 35-year-old daughter has given Becky a renewed appreciation for the tender feelings of those who tend to the body and spirit of another.  

 

Nick Seabrook, Managing Principal, Founding Partner, BlackTree Health Care Consulting

BREAKOUT SESSION: A3

Nick Seabrook is a Managing Principal and Founding Partner of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, where he develops and implements the company’s strategic goals and initiatives. A Villanova University alumnus, Mr. Seabrook’s personal and professional life have been defined by passion. Whether cheering on the Wildcats, volunteering for a cause with his family, or advocating for home care and hospice agencies alongside industry leaders in Washington, he is consummately involved with his community. Notably, he is a Member of NJ Homecare Association Billing Managers Group and an Advisory Board Member of HHFMA, where he also serves as Chair for Young Professionals Committee and Chair for Payment and Reimbursement Committee. He has presented at numerous state conferences and several national conferences including the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Conference and Expo, the National Leadership Conference hosted by ElevatingHOME, and the Private Duty National Conference and Expo hosted by DecisionHealth. Mr. Seabrook’s participation in these and many other industry forums and events over the past 18 years have garnered recognition as a leading authority on solutions to the latest operational, clinical, and regulatory challenges. In 2011, after more than a decade of applying a consultative approach to improving agency operations, he co-founded BlackTree Healthcare Consulting to assist agencies in adopting optimized revenue cycle and clinical practices. In the seven years since its founding, BlackTree has served over 350 clients, including some of the largest agencies in the country. The company was recently listed on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for a third consecutive year.

 

Mark Sharp, CPA, Partner, BKD’s National Health Care Group

BREAKOUT SESSION: B3

Mark is a Partner with BKD’s National Health Care Group and serves as the firm-wide leader of BKD’s Center of Excellence for Home Care and Hospice Services.  He has more than 25 years of experience assisting home care and hospice providers with strategic planning, financial management, audits, accounting, cost reports, operating budgets, agency start-up and mergers and acquisitions.  As a nationally recognized home care consultant, Mark serves on the board for the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and is the immediate past chair of the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association’s Advisory Board.  He frequently presents workshops on various home care and hospice topics at national, regional, and state home care conferences.  He has authored many industry articles and is regularly quoted in industry periodicals such as Eli’s Home Care Week, Hospital Home Health, and Home Health Line.

 

Robert Simione, CPA, Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants

BREAKOUT SESSION: E3

Rob is Director of Data Analytics at Simione Healthcare Consultants, where he focuses on building solutions to manage, analyze and operationalize data resources related to benchmarking, cost reporting, market intelligence and financial risk assessment. Prior to leading collaborative activities with a variety of information technology companies for Simione, he served more than 10 years in financial consulting, and in corporate and tax accounting. A CPA in the State of New York, Rob has been instrumental as an interim financial executive for home care and hospice agencies and health networks, and in developing the firm’s industry leading benchmarking tool, the Simione Financial Monitor. While working for Simione, Rob has developed a great understanding of data resources to support effective collaboration among information technology vendors and providers of home-based care. Through his extensive work as a financial consultant and interim chief financial officer, he has worked closely with a wide variety of organizations to develop financial, operational, marketing and IT benchmarks that are critical to both their daily business and long-term financial planning. Prior to his years with Simione, Rob worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers, where he received the Chairman’s Award for excellence in teamwork. There, he served as a senior tax associate, gaining experience with financial accounting and reporting standards for corporate and partnership taxes, auditing, equity compensation, and tax attribute allowances. He graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in accounting.

 

Kathie Smith, BSN, RN, Vice President of Home Care and State Relations

Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina

BREAKOUT SESSION: E2

Kathie Smith, RN, has been with the Association for Home and Hospice Care of NC since 2004 and graduated May 12, 2018 with her BSN from Barton College. Prior to her employment at the Association, she worked with the NC DHHS Division of Medical Assistance, the state Medicaid agency, in the Home Care Policy section. Kathie has extensive experience working with the Division of Health Service Regulation on Home Care licensing rules, laws and regulations as well as NC Medicaid policy and billing requirements. She provides technical assistance on a number of regulatory and operational issues to AHHC members. Kathie is certified in integrated chronic disease management, is a master training in Coaching Supervision and served on the North Carolina management team for the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) grant which has developed Home Care Specialty training for NC home care aides. She also served on the NC Better Jobs Better Care partner team that developed the NC New Organizational Vision Award (NC NOVA), a workforce development program for direct care workers. Kathie is a frequent state and national speaker on topics related to Home Care Licensing rules, regulations, laws, and payer source policies. She is the Editor of 4 member newsletters including the In-Home Aide Partners in Quality Care newsletter with a national viewership. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.

Ricky Smith, President, Innovative Business Technologies

BREAKOUT SESSION: F2

Ricky Smith is the President of Innovative Business Technologies, a SOC II compliant Cloud Service Provider and Managed IT Service organization that works primarily with healthcare providers. Prior to IBT, Ricky spent 11 years with the homecare and hospice product group of McKesson Information Solutions. As Director of Technical Services, he became passionate about IT’s ability to facilitate patient care. In addition to 20 plus years in IT health-care, Ricky spent several years as a systems engineer and telecommunications technician in a high-profile financial and chemical engineering sector. Ongoing research on technology trends, as it relates to healthcare providers, allows him to maintain expertise in data security, compliancy, business continuity, and risk analysis.

Steven R. Smith, Brigadier General, United States Army, Retired

Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Medicine, Retired

GENERAL SESSION: SPRX Talk

Steve Smith was born in Denver, Colorado.  He entered the Army in 1971 as an ROTC graduate of the University of Nebraska.  He is a graduate of the National War College and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and a Master of Educational Administration from Colorado State University. Steve served 27 years in the Army, attaining the rank of Brigadier General. His last active duty assignments included Commander of the 18th Personnel Group (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Director of Personnel for Joint Task Force Operation Restore Democracy in Haiti; the 58th Adjutant General of the Army; Director of Enlisted Management; and Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Recruiting Command. In August of 1998, Steve retired from the Army and joined Duke University and Duke University Health System as the Director of Recruitment and Employment.  In February 2001 he was selected to be the Director of Human Resources for Duke University Hospital, and in April 2005 he was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer for Duke Medicine (including the Duke University Health System and Medical Center).  He retired from Duke University Health System in January 2017. He and his wife Luci have two children and three grandchildren.

 

Josh Stein, North Carolina Attorney General

GENERAL SESSION: State of the State

Josh Stein was sworn in as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General on January 1, 2017. The Attorney General is elected by the people of North Carolina every four years as the state’s top law enforcement officer and top lawyer. Attorney General Stein is focused on protecting North Carolina families from crime and consumer fraud. Attorney General Stein has also made combating the opioid crisis as a top priority.

As the head of the Department of Justice, the Attorney General oversees criminal appeals from state courts to ensure that criminals are kept behind bars and innocent people are not. Stein also ensures that consumers are protected by going after scam artists and corporate bad actors. The Attorney General protects the taxpayers as well, by providing legal representation to state government agencies, departments and commissions, and by investigating and cracking down on Medicaid fraud.

The Attorney General also oversees the North Carolina Justice Academy and the North Carolina State Crime Lab. The Justice Academy provides training and technical assistance for law enforcement agencies. The Crime Lab examines evidence related to criminal investigations for all public law enforcement agencies in the state.

Prior to being elected, Stein served as a state Senator and as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. In the State Senate, he successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars by expanding the state’s DNA database. He also wrote the School Safety Act and legislation that banned stalking using GPS tracking devices. As Senior Deputy Attorney General, Stein worked to protect kids from online sexual predators and to help run the payday lenders charging loan shark interest rates out of the state.

AG Stein is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned law and public policy degrees from Harvard University. He and his wife Anna have three children.

Matthew W. Wolfe, Attorney, Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

GENERAL SESSION: State of the State

Matt Wolfe is an attorney at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Mr. Wolfe advises and represents national and regional health care providers on a wide spectrum of legal issues including licensure, Medicaid and Medicare enrollment, reimbursement issues, privacy, government investigations, prepayment and postpayment reviews, managed and accountable care organizations, and regulatory interpretation. He formulates comprehensive political and public relations strategies on a broad range of federal and state policies. Mr. Wolfe earned his law degree and Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester.  He has been named a North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Government Relations (2014), Health Care (2015), and Administrative Law (2016).  Mr. Wolfe serves as legal and legislative counsel to the Association.Matt Wolfe is an attorney at Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Mr. Wolfe advises and represents national and regional health care providers on a wide spectrum of legal issues including licensure, Medicaid and Medicare enrollment, reimbursement issues, privacy, government investigations, prepayment and postpayment reviews, managed and accountable care organizations, and regulatory interpretation. He formulates comprehensive political and public relations strategies on a broad range of federal and state policies. Mr. Wolfe earned his law degree and Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester.  He has been named a North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Government Relations (2014), Health Care (2015), and Administrative Law (2016).  Mr. Wolfe serves as legal and legislative counsel.

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