Elissa J. Taub

Elissa J. Taub

Attorney, Siskind Susser PC

Elissa J. Taub is an attorney from the office of Siskind Susser PC in Memphis, TN, and co-author of the book, The Physician Immigration Handbook. She has spent the last twelve years in her current role, focusing primarily on physician immigration. She received her JD from Villanova University and her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Elissa is going to share with us some great tips from her book and her industry knowledge regarding J-1s, H-1Bs, O-1s, EB-1s, and a variety of other avenues to get your providers legal to work. While immigration is usually reserved for permanent recruitment, Elissa will also share with us when it makes sense to consider immigration for locum tenens. She will also be fielding questions from the audience and helping with specific scenarios you may be dealing with. Join us for this informative session from an expert on physician immigration.

Michael LaBattaglia

Michael LaBattaglia

Attorney, King & Spalding

Michael is an attorney in the Washington, DC, office of King & Spalding. Michael specializes in advising healthcare providers across the country in commercial payment and Medicare reimbursement issues. He frequently counsels healthcare systems, hospitals, academic medical centers and physician groups in matters ranging from nationwide Medicare reimbursement litigation to navigating the complex regulations regarding Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, audit, payment, and billing compliance. Michael received his law degree from the University of Maryland, where he received a certificate in healthcare law.

Michael will be sharing insights from his practice regarding recent developments from the White House, Congress, and the courts that affect the enrollment, billing, and reimbursement landscape for providers. Please join us as he discusses these issues and answers your questions.

David Andrick

David Andrick

Director of Physician Recruitment, Wilson Health

David Andrick is the Director of Physician Recruitment for Wilson Health, where he has built and executed a Medical Staff Development Plan (MSDP) that includes starting the WMH hospitalist program and the Wilson Memorial Sports Medicine program for Wilson Memorial Hospital. Prior to joining the staff at Wilson Memorial Hospital, David served as Executive Director of Physician Services for Mercy Health Partners-Western Ohio (MHP), where he was responsible for MHP Primary Care Network, Property Management, and physician recruitment and relations responsibilities for two acute care hospitals.

David will speak with us about how MSDP can be used to manage your hospitals’ “Medical Staff Asset.” He will discuss why a MSDP is critical to the success of hospital, physician recruitment program, and the community that you serve. He’ll also cover how to prepare a MSDP internally, when you should select an outside “source” to complete the MSDP, when the MSDP is important to meet the legal requirements for a physician recruitment program, and who should be involved in the MSDP and how to utilize it within the organization and with physician candidates. Join us as David shares with us his proven strategies for success.

Nick Ball

Nick Ball

Program Manager for Locum Tenens Administration, Providence St. Joseph Health

“Matching passion with purpose.” This is the tagline you will often see associated with Nick Ball, and it is a driving force behind his locum tenens strategies. Nick is the Program Manager for Locum Tenens Administration with Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), supporting all locum tenens and agency permanent placement searches for 52 hospitals—and close to 1,000 clinics—within the health system.

With over a decade of experience as an in-house healthcare recruiter, Nick has spent the last three years centralizing locum tenens utilization and strategies for all of PSJH and routing them through a singular department within the health system. From system integrations between Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health to the transition of outsourced programs back to in-house to system-wide MSP transitions, Nick has stories to share and tips to give for consolidating and utilizing locum tenens providers. At the end of the day, his mission is to partner with both the locum tenens vendors and his PSJH internal partners to identify the best and most cost-effective locum tenens solutions to maximize provider engagement and patient care. Nick is excited to share with you his experiences in centralizing locum tenens and how to leverage the locums industry best practices to maximize your coverage while reducing overall spend.