Two UTHSCT employees achieve distinction in their respective fields

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Two employees at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler recently achieved distinction in their respective fields.

Larry Lowry, Ph.D., professor of occupational health sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

He will be officially recognized by the association at a reception to be held June 4 during the association’s annual conference and exposition in Minneapolis.

The Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.

Only five percent of AIHA members meet the requirement to become a Fellow.

Dr. Lowry is co-director of the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health and director of UTHSCT’s joint master’s degree program in environmental science with Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

Shannon Roshan, administrative director of revenue cycle operations, will present a session at the Summit on Medicare Advantage Reimbursement for Hospitals, sponsored by the World Research Group, which will be held April 17-18 in Chicago.

Roshan will present “Leveraging Revenue Opportunities with Managed Medicare” at this national conference.

She will outline how academic medical centers and teaching hospitals may be reimbursed by managed Medicare for some of their graduate level medical education costs.

In addition, Roshan will provide tools and tips on how to train and educate staff and patients in understanding Medicare Advantage plans vs. traditional Medicare to reduce denials.

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