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September 21st, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

MOKSACVPR Board Meeting

September 21, 2021


  • Present: Sandy Abbott, Carolyn Beard, Amy Choitz, Tiffanie Holman, Sonny McNeilis, Tedd Walsh
  • Absent: Seth Donaldson, Sharon Little-Stoetzel, Cassandra Stafford, Tricia Walsh


  • Meeting called to order at 0700 by Amy Choitz
  • August meeting minutes sent via email
    • Carolyn made motion to approve with addition of Sandy to attendee list, Tedd seconded—passed unanimously

New Business:

  • National Conference will be virtual. Recordings will be available for CEU’s.

Committee Reports:

  • Treasurer’s ReportTricia Walsh
    • Upcoming payments: Insurance, AT conference
    • Amy will hold her National conference flight reimbursement at this time 
    • AACVPR joint affiliate membership deposit will be made for $2607
  • Financial Report:  
    • Sent via email and reviewed with board
  • Education—Seth Donaldson / Sandy Abbott
    • 2022 Conference
      • April 1-2, 2022 at Graceland University
      • Hotel:
        • Hilton Garden Inn does not have larger area available for Friday night social.  Sandy is contacting them to add lobby area for social.
      • Price:
        • Education committee will review and bring back to board for approval
      • Vendors:
        • Sonny working on updated vendor agreement
        • Levels: $700 Gold, $1200 Platinum 
      • Communication:
        • Will hold off on sending Save the Dates at this time
  • Speakers:
    • Send out call for speakers via Constant Contact
  • Standards and Issues—Sonny McNeilis
    • Congress back in session. No updates to Cardiac Rehab bills 
    • H.R. 3348—Allow payments under the Medicare program for certain items and services furnished by off-campus outpatient departments of a provider to be determined under the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services, and for other purposes
      • 12 sponsors currently
      • Encourage programs to send letters
  • H.R. 1956—Effective January 1, 2024, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists may also supervise these programs. The bill expedites the effective date of these changes to January 1, 2022, and also allows these practitioners to administer programs in their offices, prepare and sign treatment plans, and prescribe exercise.
    • Encourage programs to send letter located on AACVPR website
    • Letter posted to MOKS website
    • 20 sponsors currently
  • Communications—Cassandra Stafford
    • Send out call for speakers
    • Cassandra is having trouble accessing Constant Contact.  Tedd will follow up with Cassandra this week with login info.
  • Certification—Carolyn Beard
    • Completing remediation
  • Value-Based CareTedd Walsh
    • Tedd and Karen Edwards presenting at National Conference.  
    • Continued work on Session in a Box

Old Business:

  • Meeting platforms: TABLE FOR OCTOBER MEETING
    • Slack-Amy
      • $7 / month / user
      • Not able to get non-profit status
    • Zoom-Seth
      • Pro accommodates 100 people, no time limits, $150 / year
      • Free has 40 min time limit
      • Can video or call in for meeting
      • Seth checking on getting generic log in or how that would work for us
  • AT conference-Tricia
    • Approximately $40 / month
    • No video capability

Board meeting:  October 19, 2021 at 0700

Education meeting:  October 12, 2021 at 0700

Minutes submitted by Tiffanie Holman