UK HealthCare

Grand Round Series Focuses on Health Care Reform

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2011) - University of Kentucky faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the 2011-12 UK Interprofessional Grand Rounds Series, "Accountable Care: Beyond Heath Care Reform." 

The first session of the series, "New Reimbursement Models for Interprofessional Practice," will be noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 23 in 124 College of Pharmacy.

This series of interprofessional education grand rounds is offered in partnership between the Center for Interprofessional HealthCare Education, Research and Practice and UK HealthCare. The topic for 2010-2011 was health care reform with the 2011-2012 series expanding on the issue raised in the original series.

Participants are asked to pre-register at or by calling, (859) 323-0299. Lunch will provided by UK HealthCare for on-campus participants.

The series is also available through the Kentucky TeleHealth Network for external participants. For more information, contact your regional AHEC office.

Speakers for the first session include Xiaoyi Huang, assistant vice president for policy at the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, and Ed Erway, UK HealthCare chief revenue officer.

Huang directs NAPH's policy activities for all advocacy issues and leads NAPH's policy initiatives to protect public hospitals' short and long term longevity. Prior to joining NAPH, she worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General. Huang holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Boston University and a juris doctor from Boston University School of Law.

Erway is responsible for oversight of governmental and managed contracting, employee benefit design and UKHMO operations for the enterprise. Additionally, his role supervises patient accounting, health information management, clinical documentation and utilization review functions for the hospitals. Prior to his current position, Erway was the chief financial officer for several hospitals in Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He has more than 30 years of experience in health care with expertise in all facets of the revenue cycle. He earned his master's in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University and his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University.