MASA Meetings


June 2, 2023 Membership Meeting

Embassy Suites
710 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


10:00 AM        Registration

10:30 AM        Program

Keynote:  Brett Miller with Butzel Long “Anatomy of an Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Lawsuit: Transport services, service animals, scent sensitivities, and more”

An eye surgery practice recently had to pay a $1 million settlement after being sued by the Department of Justice for failing to provide transfer assistance to patients in wheelchairs and, instead, charged them for third-party transport and transfer assistance.  Learn what rules govern providing assistance for mobility-impaired patients in your practice.  In addition, this session will discuss other commonly misunderstood rules regarding ADA accessibility issues such as the rules surrounding service animals and “public accommodations” including a rise in claims relating to “scent sensitivity.” Even websites have been targets of ADA accessibility lawsuits for hearing or vision impaired individuals.  Labor and employment attorney Brett Miller will discuss the rules practices should follow to avoid legal liability and answer questions from the audience.

11:45 AM        Networking Lunch

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Breakout Sessions

Administrative (joint session w/Billing & Coding)
Surprise Billing Act – Chris Finelli, HST

Billing & Coding (joint session w/Administrative)
Surprise Billing Act – Chris Finelli, HST


Material Management

MASA 2023 Education Day

October 12 & 13, 2023

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858

Friday breakfast keynote Kara Newbury, ASCA Government Affairs & Regulatory Counsel

Kara Marshall Newbury serves as director, government affairs and regulatory counsel for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), and through these roles spearheads ASCA’s federal advocacy efforts. Kara previously coordinated state legislative, regulatory and public affairs for the association. Before joining ASCA, Kara served as the assistant director, state government affairs at the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations and staff attorney and director of government relations for the Community Financial Services Association. Kara received her undergraduate and law degree from The Ohio State University.


December 15, 2023 Membership Meeting

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Lansing, MI

more details to come