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Overview:

2021 Reducing Hospital Readmissions Forum

Reduce Hospital Readmissions through Enhanced Discharge Planning, Improved Payer-Provider Collaboration, and an Efficient Care Transitions Program – Develop an Effective Population Management Model and Enhance the Patient Experience!

October 14 – 15, 2021 • The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel • New Orleans, LA

Sponsors/Exhibitors & Partners

guideway care logo    Lumeon Logo    MC logo 500x500

Overview

Preventable hospital readmissions are costing the healthcare system approximately $25 billion on an annual basis, and it is estimated that one out of every five Medicare patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. In an attempt to control excessive spending on avoidable healthcare costs as well to as improve quality care, performance and patient health, CMS has instituted new regulations and higher penalties. Hospitals and health systems are especially affected by the new mandates, and are exposed to increasing financial risk.

We have created a high-level forum featuring providers and payers who will share their insights and expertise on how to lower readmission rates through recognized and proven discharge programs and follow-up plans, simultaneously reducing costs and improving quality of care. This impressive program will include distinguished members from highly regarded institutions comprised of hospitals, health systems, health plans and industry experts; featuring best practices to utilize in today's rapidly evolving world.

This is the only conference on Reducing Hospital Readmissions that will equip you with innovative strategies and tools to be better prepared for 2021. By attending the 2021 Reducing Hospital Readmissions Forum, you will learn what others in clinical integration, utilization management, patient care and reimbursement are doing to be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead in 2022. Register today to reserve your seat at the conference and take advantage of early bird discounts!

We look forward to greeting you in New Orleans!

Audience:

From Hospitals, Health Systems, Health Plans, Employer Plans, TPAs & Managed Care Organizations:

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Clinical Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers

Also, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers & Executives of:

  • Medical Management
  • Utilization Management
  • Quality
  • Appeals Management
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Patient Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospitalists
  • Billing
  • Medical Records
  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Nursing
  • Case Management
  • Care Management
  • Denial Management
  • Compliance
  • Admissions
  • Patient Flow
  • Emergency Department
  • Managed Care
  • Coding
  • Risk
  • Finance
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Physician Assistants

Also of interest to Healthcare Consultants, Solution Providers, Vendors, Purchasers, Physician Groups, Behavioral Health Centers, Healthcare Technology Innovators, Data Analytics Providers, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Disease Management Organizations, Home Health Care Companies, Third Party Administrators, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Companies, IT & Business Process Outsourcing Companies, Enrollment Brokers and More!

Agenda:

Day One – Thursday, October 14, 2021

7:15 Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:15

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Christin Ray, BSN, RN
Director, Nursing
AdventHealth

8:30

Strategies within the Emergency Department to Impact Hospital Readmissions and Patient Flow

Patrice Callagy, RN, MPA, MSN, CEN
Executive Director, Emergency Services
Stanford Health Care 

Shashank Ravi, MD, MBA
Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
Stanford Health Care 

9:15

MCO Vendor Management Best Practices for State Agencies and Partners: How to Include Active Contract Management to Strengthen Value Based Purchasing

Mark Kraics
Medicaid Director
State of Rhode Island 

10:00 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:30

Struggles and Strategies within Reducing Hospital Readmission During the Pandemic

Carol Cianfrone
Director, MLTSS Clinical Operations
Horizon NJ Health 

11:15

Reducing Hospital Readmissions – Improving Healthcare through Quality and Payment Reform

Lee Reilly
Director, Value Based Care Performance

Target Health Solutions

12:00 Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers
1:15

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics: A Sustainable Model for Integrated Service Delivery to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Lisa Williams, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
West Michigan Community Mental Health

2:15

Essential Strategies to Reduce Preventable Hospital Readmission Rates Across the Continuum of Care

Benjamin Bynum, BSW, MSHCI
Strategic Program Manager, Care Management
AdventHealth

3:00 Networking & Refreshments Break
3:30

Creating an Effective Patient Centered Discharge Plan to Reduce Readmissions and Enhance the Patient Experience

Erin Dowling, MD
Medical Director, Readmission Reduction Initiative
Associate Clinical Professor
UCLA Health 

4:15

The Role of Data Analytics in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

Susan Pantely, FSA, MAAA
Principal & Consulting Actuary
Milliman 

5:15 End of Day One


Day Two – Friday, October 15, 2021

7:15 Networking Breakfast
8:15

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

Christin Ray, BSN, RN
Director, Nursing
AdventHealth 

8:30

ProMedica's National Social Determinants of Health – Translating Insights to Impact

April Demers
Director, Business Solutions
National Social Determinants of Health Institute
ProMedica 

9:15

Managing Capacity Through A Crisis - Length of Stay and Readmission Reduction Strategies During a COVID Surge

Christin Ray, BSN, RN
Director, Nursing
AdventHealth 

10:00 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:30

Criticality of Hospital Discharges During Covid and Beyond

Jason McGill
Director, Managed Care
Washington State Health Care Authority 

11:15

Effective Private and Public Partnerships that Impact Social Determinants of Health

Jim Milanowski
President& CEO
Genesee Health Plan 

12:00 Conference Concludes
Workshop Session:

Thursday, October 14, 2021 • 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

The Role of Data Analytics in Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions (Moved to a General Session)

 

Speakers:

Betsy Felton, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN
Corporate Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
McLaren Health Care  

Mark Green
Assistant Vice President, Transitions of Care & Post-Acute Care
Ochsner Health System  

Barbara Sherman, DNP, RN, MSN, MBA, FNP-C, RT-R
Director, Quality Management, Patient Safety, Medical Staff QA/PI, OPPE
WVU Medicine  

Nihar Desai, MD, MPH
Associate Chief, Clinical Operations
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Value Innovation
Yale New Haven Health System 

Erin Dowling, MD
Medical Director, Readmission Reduction Initiative
Associate Clinical Professor
UCLA Health  

Patrice Callagy, RN, MPA, MSN, CEN
Executive Director, Emergency Services
Stanford Health Care  

Shashank Ravi, MD, MBA
Assistant Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
Stanford Health Care

    Benjamin Bynum, BSW, MSHCI
Strategic Program Manager, Care Management
AdventHealth 

Vanessa McElroy
Director, Care Transition & Population Health Care Management
UC Davis Health 

     

Michelle Nelson
Senior Director, Health Improvement
United Regional Health Care System  

Susan Pantely, FSA, MAAA
Principal & Consulting Actuary
Milliman

Raheel Sohail, MD, MBA
Healthcare Management Consultant
Milliman 

Claudia Navarro, FMD, MHA, BSN, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Director, Care Coordination
Community Care Plan  

Jeffrey Chapman
Associate Vice President, Health Partnerships
CareSource 

Jason McGill
Director, Managed Care
Washington State Health Care Authority 

Miguel Venereo, MD,FACOG
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Community Care Plan 

Karin VanZant
Vice President, Integrated Community Partnerships
CareSource 

Jim Milanowski
President& CEO
Genesee Health Plan 

Dena Stoner
Senior Policy Advisor
Texas Department of State Health Services

Sponsors/Exhibitors:

Exhibitors

guideway care logoGuideway offers Care Guidance services that impact personal factors and social determinants of health in order to drive patient behavioral change as well as patient compliance with clinical instructions. Although clinical workers such as nurses and physicians are experts inside the clinical walls, it's imperative to find economical ways to engage patients outside those clinical walls.  Guideway's Care Guidance services fuse people and technology to take concrete action and remove non-clinical issues, barriers and obstacles that negatively impact patients' care journey, and which prevent patients and care teams from achieving the best possible outcomes. Guideway's services help improve quality, cost, and experience metrics for hospitals in bundles and other alternative payment models, reduce readmissions, improve population health performance for ACOs and CINs, and manage healthcare costs for self-insured employers.

Lumeon LogoLumeon provides Care Pathway Management (CPM) solutions that enable healthcare organizations to efficiently coordinate healthcare delivery, connect gaps in care and quickly launch next-generation care experiences. Its award winning automation platform acts like an autopilot for healthcare journeys, autonomously managing low risk patient journeys, while focusing care teams on a coordinated plan of activities for those most at risk. Lumeon's Care Transitions Management solution reduces readmissions by automatically coordinating follow-up appointments, risk stratifying and monitoring patients and transferring key information to post-acute providers. The platform is deployed across more than 70 health systems across the US and Europe.


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Registration Pricing:

Hospitals, Health Systems, Providers, Health Plans

Register by
October 8, 2021

Register by
October 14, 2021

Conference Only

$995

$1195

Conference & Workshop

$1195

$1395

Standard Rate, Vendors, Solution Providers

Register by
October 8, 2021

Register by
October 14, 2021

Conference Only

$1295

$1495

Conference & Workshop

$1495

$1695


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