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Pearls and Pitfalls Series

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Jana M Foor,  |  Mr. Jim Kidd,  |  Joseph Mathews |  Ms Barbara Sack |  Tricia Schildhouse,  |  Sami Spencer,  |  Jennifer Ale-Ebrahim
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Hear the true stories of AAOE members who have experienced firsthand the pearls and pitfalls of practice management. They will share the pros, the cons, and everything in between to help you as you navigate these challenges in your own practice!

Learn about their adventures in:

  • Creating an Employee Handbook
  • Selecting and Implementing a New EHR/EMR
  • Selecting the Right Health Plan for Your Practice Staff
  • Negotiating Contracts with Vendors and Physicians

Whether you are actively tackling these issues or not, you may be someday, and you won't want to miss this unique opportunity to gain important insight and advice from peers who have already gone through it.

Be a part of the action as you experience this exciting new hybrid learning format. You'll be immersed in both video learning and real-time discussion with the presenters and other session participants. Get ready for a fast-paced and truly collaborative experience you'll never forget!

Save your seat for the e-learning series by registering today! Can't make one of the live webinar dates? Register anyway to have access to the on-demand webinar, available after the live replay.



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Jana M Foor's Profile

Jana M Foor Related seminars and products: 3

CMPE, Practice Administrator


A seasoned orthopaedic executive who has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years, Foor brings a zeal for leadership, volunteering, and professional development. Foor has served on the AAOE Education Council, the Membership Committee, the Legacy Committee, and now as an AAOE board member. She has written content for the eNewsletter and presented at the 2016 annual conference. 

Foor is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and holds a Master’s degree and is doctoral prepared in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Illinois. As a clinician, Foor and her team won the prestigious Cigna Presidents Award for their contribution to the national preferred provider initiative. Foor has served as an operations leader developing and implementing specialized treatment programming and as a speaker and consultant on issues related to effective facility and community corrections programming strategy, her efforts resulted in multi-state legislation of measures that resulted in an increase in community safety.

Foor enjoys travel, spending time with family, and donating her time to a variety of organizations for the betterment of the planet.


Speaker for Selecting and Implementing a New EHR/EMR and Selecting the Right Health Plan for Your Practice.

Mr. Jim Kidd's Profile

Mr. Jim Kidd Related seminars and products: 4


Advanced Bone & Joint

Jim Kidd has 25+ years of healthcare management experience. He spent 12 years in surgical administration at universities, and now more than 15 years with Advanced Bone & Joint. He holds a bachelors degree in education. Kidd is currently CEO of Advanced Bone & Joint. The practice has 14 providers and two locations in St. Charles County, Missouri. During his time at ABJ, Kidd has also been the Executive Director and subsequently a consultant to St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center.


Speaker for Contract Management and Negotiation and Creating an Employee Handbook.

Joseph Mathews's Profile

Joseph Mathews Related seminars and products: 3

PT, DPT, Practice Administrator

Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Joseph Mathews has served as the Administrator at Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (AOSM) in Northwest Houston, since 2010. Joseph is a practicing physical therapist who not only serves the needs of his patients, but also serves his employees as the Director of Physical Therapy at AOSM. Joseph has been a member of the Advocacy Council since 2011 and has served on the Planning Committee for the 2015-2018 AAOE Annual Conferences. He is an active member of the T-Bones group and has even helped to develop their current website.


Speaker for Contract Management and Negotiation and Selecting the Right Health Plan for Your Practice.

Ms Barbara Sack's Profile

Ms Barbara Sack Related seminars and products: 4

MHSA, CMPE, Executive Director

Midwest Orthopaedics, P.A.

Ms. Sack?is Executive Director for Midwest Orthopaedics, P.A., a practice over?50 years old in suburban Kansas City.??She has been with the practice since January of 2004, having previously worked in geriatric primary care in a hospital-owned practice and an inter-disciplinary, multi-specialty academic medical center program.? 


Ms. Sack?has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration, both from the University of Kansas, and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) certified with the American College of Medical Practice Executives.? She has worked in the healthcare field for over 25 years.  She has been a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) since 2005, and served as President in 2012 – 2013.  In addition, she has also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Medical Manager’s Association and as President of Midwest AAOE.?  


Ms. Sack has been a frequent presenter at medical association meetings, including the AAOE Annual?Conferences, the AAOS Practice Management Symposium, MGMA Annual Conferences, and others. 


Speaker for Creating an Employee Handbook.

Tricia Schildhouse's Profile

Tricia Schildhouse Related seminars and products: 2

MBA, CMPE, Practice Manager

Shoreline Orthopaedics

Tricia Schildhouse has over 20 years of healthcare experience.  She has held various leadership positions throughout her career, currently as the Practice Administrator for Shoreline Orthopaedics in Holland, Michigan.  In this role, she has responsibility for the health and welfare of the employees by developing a benefit program that is both beneficial to the employee and economical for the practice. 


Tricia, a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive through the Medical Group Management Association holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration.  Tricia has active memberships both nationally and locally with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA), and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).


Speaker for Selecting the Right Health Plan for Your Practice.

Sami Spencer's Profile

Sami Spencer Related seminars and products: 3


Missoula Bone & Joint and Surgery Center

Ms. Spencer is the Chief Executive Officer for Missoula Bone & Joint and the Missoula Bone & Joint Surgery Center in Missoula, Montana. Sami has over 20 years of orthopedic management experience and has had experience in other specialties as well as a healthcare consultant.


Ms. Spencer received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Malone College in Canton, Ohio. She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) and a Certified Medical Manager (CMM) through the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM). Sami is an active member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). She is also the ACMPE Forum Rep and Board Member for Montana MGMA. Sami has been a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) since February 2000 and has served as a Board Member, the Annual Conference and Education Committees and currently is a Mentor through the ALPS program.


Ms. Spencer has two adult “boys” as well as two grandchildren which she finds great enjoyment. She enjoys spending time walking, biking, camping, and reading.

Jennifer Ale-Ebrahim's Profile

Jennifer Ale-Ebrahim Related seminars and products: 2


Rockhill Orthopaedic Specialists, Inc

Jennifer Ale-Ebrahim is passionate about working in an ever-changing environment of healthcare administration.  Her career began in the clinical aspect of patient care and then over time moved into the business and operations of the orthopaedic medical practices.  She enjoys the constant change and challenges our profession brings on a daily basis as handling the complexity of process improvement involves both technology and people.  She knows that there is no single approach that will work for each challenge we face, but working towards the best solutions takes careful strategy, planning, and implementing to remain relevant in the market in providing the highest quality of orthopaedic care, while stabilizing cost.


Ale-Ebrahim's educational background includes a Master’s of Health Administration from USC-University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 2015. In addition, she has a BS in Business Administration & a BS in Strategic Leadership from Southwestern College, Winfield, KS.


Speaker for Selecting and Implementing a New EHR/EMR.



Overall:      4

Total Reviews: 37


Sharon O - Stillwater, Minnesota

"good webinar for those new to contract negotiations"

Carol G - Little Rock, Arkansas

"All three presenters were knowledgeable. Usually I get antsy but I found myself wishing it was not over at the end! "

Rebecca S - Pocatello, Idaho

"I just like to the presenters for taking their time to do these types of webinars. Very helpful for new managers :)"

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