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August 1, 2023

MOKSACVPR Board Meeting

August 1, 2023


  • Present: Karen Ashworth, Kelly Barnes, Carolyn Beard, Amy Choitz, Stephanie Gerlach, Tiffanie Holman, Sonny McNeilis, Tedd Walsh, Tricia Walsh


  • Meeting called to order at 0700 by Tricia Walsh
  • June meeting minutes sent via email. Carolyn Beard made motion to approve as written, seconded by Amy Choitz. Approved unanimously.
  • No July meeting

New Business:

  • Welcome Kelly Barnes, KS Member at Large

Committee Reports:

  • Treasurer’s ReportAmy Choitz
  • Transactions:
    • Sonny McNeilis AACVPR membership, stethoscope purchase for annual conference
    • Karen and Tricia’s National conference fees will be coming out 
    • Statements sent via email
      • Checking: $8,355.96
      • Savings: $21,054.16
  • Education—Karen Ashworth
    • Survey Monkey regarding annual conference was sent out and reviewed with committee
    • Education meeting update:
      • Matt Thomas is interested in speaking at annual conference. He would like topic ideas
        • Trends, Exercise Physiologist role / pay in programs
  • Janie Knipper is not traveling. No other options for “PFT for Dummies” at this time
  • Karen is reaching out to Ashley Wishman for ITP / Certification speaker
  • Regional meeting updates:
    • KC—Session in a Box, no date planned
    • Hays—Pacemakers, no date planned
    • Jeff City—Pulmonary, held in June
    • Springfield—no date planned
    • Manhattan, KS—Session in a box, no date planned
  • Standards and Issues—Sonny McNeilis 
    • Current Bills
      • H.R. 955 (Sustaining Outpatient Services) has 17 sponsors
      • H.R. 1406 (Sustainable CR in home) has 27 sponsors
      • Continue to send letters to congress
      • Amy will add letter information to MOKS website
  • Communications—Stephanie Gerlach
    • No updates
  • Certification—Carolyn Beard
    • Remediation meeting held last week
      • Strict on Pulmonary ITP “Other Core Components”
      • 750 applications
        • 248 passed, 113 passed after review, 389 remediation
  • Value Based Care—Tedd Walsh
    • SET PAD webinar should be released soon
    • Session in a box complete. Tedd is working on scripting. Email Tedd if interested in program

Old Business:

  • Review of Board Members
    • Past President—Tedd Walsh
    • President (2023)—Tricia Walsh
    • President Elect (2024)—
    • Secretary (2022-2024)—Tiffanie Holman
    • Treasurer (2023-2025)—Amy Choitz
    • MO Member at Large (2023-2025)—Yolanda Salas
    • KS Member at Large (2022-2024)—Kelly Barnes
    • Education Chair (2023-2024)—Karen Ashworth
    • Nominations Chair (2023-2024)—Tedd Walsh
    • Communications Chair—Stephanie Gerlach
    • Value Based Care—Tedd Walsh
    • Program Certification—Carolyn Beard
    • Standards and Issues—Sonny McNeilis
    • Website—Amy Choitz

Board meeting:  September 5, 2023 at 0700

Education meeting:  August 15 at 0700

Minutes submitted by Tiffanie Holman