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Overview:

2019 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!

November 14 – 15, 2019 • The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes • Chicago, FL

Sponsors/Exhibitors & Partners

VITAS Healthcare logo Color Florida    MedsIncontext Final Logo 190612    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 2019. By attending the 2019 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 2020. Register today to reserve your seat at the conference and take advantage of early bird discounts!

We look forward to greeting you in Orlando!

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, November 14, 2019

7:15 Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:15

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Lisa Bragg
Director, Healthcare Delivery Innovation
Navigant Consulting

8:30

Strategies to Reduce Patient Length of Stay through Efficient Care Coordination and Discharge Procedures

John Vazquez, MD
Associate Director, Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, System Transfer Service & Patient Flow
Emory Healthcare

9:15

COPD Readmissions: Identifying Patients at Risk and Prescribing Clinical Pharmacy Interventions

Richard Balaban, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Department of Care Integration
Cambridge Health Alliance
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School

10:00 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:30

Readmissions and Advanced Illness: The Role of Hospice and Palliative Care

Joseph Shega, MD
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
VITAS Healthcare

 

11:15

Examining CMS’ Value Based Purchasing Initiatives and Healthcare Transformation Program

JoAnn Brooks, PhD
Vice President, System Quality & Safety
Indiana University Health

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

Best Practices in Building an Effective Team and Infrastructure to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Carol O'Hara, BSN, RN, BC, MEd
Clinical Performance Improvement Coordinator
Geisinger Health System

2:00

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

Patricia Babcock
Director, Care Management
Yale New Haven Health System

Michelle Nelson
Senior Director, Health Improvement
United Regional

Pat Zawko, EdD, MS, RN NE-C, CHC
Director, Quality Resources, Risk Management & Corporate Compliance
Little Falls Hospital

3:00 Networking & Refreshments Break
3:30

Engaging Care Partners to Enhance Effective Discharge Planning

Pat Zawko, EdD, MS, RN NE-C, CHC
Director, Quality Resources, Risk Management & Corporate Compliance
Little Falls Hospital

4:15

Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions for a Patient Population with Varying Socioeconomic Conditions

Michelle Nelson
Senior Director, Health Improvement
United Regional

5:00 End of Day One


Day Two – Friday, November 15, 2019

7:15 Networking Breakfast
8:00

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

Lisa Bragg
Director, Healthcare Delivery Innovation
Navigant Consulting

8:15

Implications of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and Strategies such as Post-Acute Care (PAC) Networks on Hospital Readmissions

Joshua Liao, MD, MSc, FACP
Associate Medical Director, Contracting
Director, Value-Based Care
University of Washington Medicine

9:00

Reducing Hospital Readmissions by Implementing an Effective Data-Driven Approach that Identifies Clinical Variances

Amber Casteel, BSN, CCM
Director, Clinical Effectiveness
BlueCare Tennessee

9:45 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:15

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

Sam Shen, MD, MBA, FACEP
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations & Quality
Stanford Health Care

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

11:00

Nurse Navigator Preoperative Optimization: A Unique Approach to Reduce Inpatient Length of Stay and Postoperative ED Visits in Elective Arthroplasty Surgery

Jensa Morris, MD
Medical Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care
Yale New Haven Hospital 

11:45

Progression of Care Rounding – Collaborating at the Bedside Improves Transitions of Care

Lisa Bragg
Director, Healthcare Delivery Innovation
Navigant Consulting

12:30 Conference Concludes
Workshop Session:

Thursday, November 14, 2019 • 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Utilizing Metrics to Identify High Risk Patients and Other Analytic Tools to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Using historical data and trends, hospitals can leverage predictive analytics to determine which patients are most likely to need readmission. Patient risk scores also provide another data point to add as a tool to target patients at risk for readmission. Data is a useful tool, but only when implemented properly. The key is to develop strategies that work to take what the data is telling us and turning it into actionable items.  In this workshop, we will:

  • Discuss several analytic tools to help manage readmissions
  • Discuss how to take these results and turn them into actionable items
  • Discuss how to determine which areas/conditions first since we all have limited resources

About the Workshop Leaders:
David Mirkin, MD is Principal & Chief Medical Officer at Milliman MedInsight. David is a family practitioner with 30 years of experience in medical management. He currently serves as a senior consultant with the New York office of Milliman assisting clients in a variety of areas, including utilization management, provider profiling, disease management, length-of-stay management for hospitals, return-on-investment evaluations for disease management and wellness programs, and clinical data analysis. He is also the Medical Director for Milliman's MedInsight data-warehousing and decision-support analytic tool system. David has significant international experience consulting to clients in the U.K., Europe, South America, Middle East and Asia. In addition to consulting, he supervises Milliman clinical and IT staff in India, developing products and tools for international healthcare organizations.

Casey Hammer, FSA, MAAA is Consulting Actuary at Milliman. Casey is an actuarial consultant in the San Francisco office of Milliman with over a decade of experience. Casey consults with a variety of health care clients including providers, insurance companies, and government agencies. She assists clients with provider reimbursement analytics, risk sharing arrangements, Knox Keene licensing, product development and benefit design, pricing, valuation, financial impact analyses for recently approved or proposed legislation, and value proposition analytics for new-to-market products and services. Prior to joining Milliman, she worked at regional Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans.

Speakers:

Richard Balaban, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Department of Care Integration
Cambridge Health Alliance
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School

JoAnn Brooks, PhD
Vice President, System Quality & Safety
Indiana University Health

Patricia Babcock
Director, Care Management
Yale New Haven Health System

Joseph Shega, MD
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
VITAS Healthcare

Joshua Liao, MD, MSc, FACP
Associate Medical Director, Contracting
Director, Value-Based Care
University of Washington Medicine

John Vazquez, MD
Associate Director, Operations, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director, System Transfer Service & Patient Flow
Emory Healthcare

Carol O'Hara, BSN, RN, BC, MEd
Clinical Performance Improvement Coordinator
Geisinger Health System

Michelle Nelson
Senior Director, Health Improvement
United Regional

Amber Casteel, BSN, CCM
Director, Clinical Effectiveness
BlueCare Tennessee

Pat Zawko, EdD, MS, RN NE-C, CHC
Director, Quality Resources, Risk Management & Corporate Compliance
Little Falls Hospital

Sam Shen, MD, MBA, FACEP
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations & Quality
Stanford Health Care

   

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

Jensa Morris, MD
Medical Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care
Yale New Haven Hospital 

   

Lisa Bragg
Director, Healthcare Delivery Innovation
Navigant Consulting

David Mirkin, MD
Principal & Chief Medical Officer
Milliman MedInsight

Casey Hammer, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary
Milliman

Sponsors/Exhibitors:

Exhibitors

VITAS Healthcare logo Color FloridaEstablished in 1978, VITAS® Healthcare is the nation's leading provider of end-of-life care. VITAS ensures that terminally ill patients and their families have immediate access to compassionate and high quality end-of-life care. VITAS operates 47 hospice programs in 14 states caring for more than 18,000 patients each day. Visit VITAS.com

 

MedsIncontext Final Logo 190612

Peoplechart’s latest technology solution, MedsIncontext™, is a medication assurance and risk management platform. As a solution for comprehensive medication assurance, MedsIncontext starts with medication adherence. Unlike other adherence solutions, MedsIncontext captures both prescription orders and fills in near real-time to identify all of the new orders, renewals and refills that have not been filled. The solution then integrates this real-time adherence information with population-based insights drawn from its proprietary database to assess the relative importance, benefits, and risks of each prescribed drug given the context of the patient’s mix of comorbidities and prescribed medications. This enables MedsIncontext to quickly and accurately identify the patients with greatest risk based on important adherence issues and drugs that make a difference in improving health outcomes and reducing readmissions.


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Registration Pricing:

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$995

$1195

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$1195

$1395

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Register by
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Conference Only

$1295

$1495

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$1495

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