Updated on: March 16, 2016

MGMA’s Robert Tennant Among Industry Leaders Covering HIMSS Week for ICD10monitor

Original story posted on: February 13, 2014

The Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA’s) Robert Tennant is among a cadre of 24 healthcare professionals who will be reporting for ICD10monitor’s Talk-Ten-Tuesday from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference and exhibit in Orlando, Fla. later this month.


Tennant is the senior policy advisor with the Washington, D.C.-based MGMA’s Government Affairs Department, which is headquartered in Englewood, Colo. Tennant focuses on federal legislative and regulatory health information technology issues for MGMA, including HIPAA electronic transactions, privacy and security, ICD-10, electronic health records, electronic prescribing, administrative simplification, and other health information technology issues.

Produced by ICD10monitor, Talk-Ten-Tuesday’s HIMSS Week begins Feb. 23. The three-day series of broadcasts will kick off with a special Monday edition of the popular Internet radio broadcast airing live at 11 a.m. EST on Feb. 24.

“We are scheduled to have eight healthcare subject matter experts reporting live from HIMSS on each of the three days of broadcasts,” executive producer and program host Chuck Buck said. “We’re going all-out for this series since this is the last HIMSS before ICD-10 takes effect Oct. 1, 2014.”

Also participating each day will be Pamela Jodock, senior director of HIMSS Health Business Solutions, Buck said. Jodock will open each broadcast with highlights of the previous day and will preview important ICD-10 events taking place during the week.

Among those scheduled to appear are the following:

Penny Osmon Bahr, Avastone Health Solutions

Bonnie Cassidy, Nuance Communications

Kim Charland, Panacea Healthcare Solutions

Ana Croxton, NextGen Healthcare

John Elie, Inergex

Betty Gomez, ZirMed

Denny Flint, Complete Practice Resources

Deborah K. Green, AHIMA

Mark Hendricks, Precyse

Mary Hyland, The SSI Group, Inc.

Betty Hovey, AAPC

Pamela Jodock, HIMSS

Sean Kilpatrick, Availity   

Mark Lott, Lott QA Group

Samir Mehta
, Dell

Stanley Nachimson, Nachimson Advisors, LLC

Thomas Ormondroyd, Precyse

John Pitskoulis, Nuance

Paresh Shaw, Mindleaf Technologies

Rhonda Taller, Siemens Healthcare

Rob Tennant, MGMA

Jeff Tennant, Dell

Devesh Raghuvanshi, Dell

John Wollman, HighPoint Solutions

“This is our third year of providing live on-site coverage for one of healthcare’s largest conferences and exhibits,” Buck said. “It is reported that 500,000 square feet of exhibit space will feature the latest in healthcare technology solutions.”


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Mark Spivey

Mark Spivey is a national correspondent for ICDmonitor.com who has been writing on numerous topics facing the nation’s healthcare system (and federal oversight of it) for five years.