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Overview:

2019 Reducing Hospital Readmissions Summit

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!

June 13 – 14, 2019 • The Roosevelt, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel • New Orleans, LA

Sponsors/Exhibitors & Partners

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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 Summit, 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 2019 and beyond. 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, June 13, 2019

7:15 Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

8:15

Optimizing Transitions of Care to Effectively Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Joann Sciandra, MHA, BSN, RN, CCM
Vice President, Care Coordination & Integration
Geisinger Health Plan

9:00

Implementing Strategies to Successfully Preventing Readmissions in a Healthcare System

David Renfro, MS, RN, NE-BC, VHA-CM
Chief Nursing Officer
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

9:45 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:15

Innovative Strategies for Reducing 30 Day Hospital Readmission Rates

Frank Briggs, PharmD, MHA
Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
WVU Medicine

11:00

Implementing Effective Post-Acute Partnerships that Drive Reductions in Hospital Readmissions

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

11:45

Patient Care Connect to Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Lay Navigators to Improve Quality and Reduce Cost of Care

Edward Partridge, MD
Medical Director & Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System

12:30 Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers
1:30

Effective Strategies to Integrate Social Determinants in Reducing Emergency Room Visits

James Milanowski
President & CEO
Genesee Health Plan

2:15

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

Frank Briggs, PharmD, MHA
Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
WVU Medicine

Cindy McDonald, RN, MSN, FACHE, CPHQ, CPPS
Vice President, Quality
FirstHealth of the Carolinas

John Johnson, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Virginia Premier Health Plan

3:15 Networking & Refreshments Break
3:45

Improving Communication and Team Collaboration to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Cindy McDonald, RN, MSN, FACHE, CPHQ, CPPS
Vice President, Quality
FirstHealth of the Carolinas

4:30

Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach to Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Focus on EDAC Measures and High Cost Patients

Lori Dove, MSN, MHA
Chief Continuum of Care Officer
Southeastern Health

5:15 End of Day One


Day Two – Friday, June 14, 2019

7:15 Networking Breakfast
8:00

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

8:15

Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Reduce Hospital Readmission

Cian Robinson 
Executive Director, Innovation, Research & Real Estate Investments
Lafayette General Health System
9:00

Innovative Interventions Focused on High Risk Patients with Socioeconomic Barriers, Community Partnerships & Care Transitions

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

9:45 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:15

Strategies to Improve Hospital Throughput from Admissions to Discharge to Reduce Readmissions

Darryn Dunbar, DNP, RN, CNM, NEA-BC
Director, Online Nursing Programs
Stratford University

11:00

Implementing a Collaborative Approach to Reduce Hospital Readmissions, and Optimize Patient Centered Care

Cyndi Fisher, RN, MSN, CPNP, ACM
Director, Case Management & Care Connection
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD)

11:45

A Multi-Pronged Approach to Reducing Hospital Readmissions: Examining Effective Models and Strategies

Nicholas Steinour, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Department
Seton Medical Center Austin
Seton Healthcare

12:30 Conference Concludes
Workshop Session:

Thursday, June 13, 2019 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 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 session, 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 Leader:
Susan Pantely, FSA, MAAA is a Principal & Consulting Actuary in the San Francisco office at Milliman. Susan provides actuarial and consulting services to a broad range of clients, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, HMOs, commercial insurers, government agencies, and healthcare providers. Her work includes rate development, provider contract review, reserve certification, capitation development, Medicare risk feasibility studies, HMO start-ups, HMO due diligence, and development of risk sharing and reimbursement arrangements for physician groups, PHOs, ACOs, and other integrated delivery systems. In addition, Susan has extensive experience with the valuation, financial analysis, and projection of healthcare services for several state public health insurance (Medicaid) programs.

Speakers:

Joann Sciandra, MHA, BSN, RN, CCM
Vice President, Care Coordination & Integration
Geisinger Health Plan

David Nilasena, MD, MSPH, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Region VI
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Frank Briggs, PharmD, MHA
Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
WVU Medicine

David Renfro, MS, RN, NE-BC, VHA-CM
Chief Nursing Officer
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

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

James Milanowski
President & CEO
Genesee Health Plan

Edward Partridge, MD
Medical Director & Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System

John Johnson, MD, MBA, FACP
Chief Medical Officer
Virginia Premier Health Plan

Darryn Dunbar, DNP, RN, CNM, NEA-BC
Director, Online Nursing Programs
Stratford University

Nicholas Steinour, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Department
Seton Medical Center Austin
Seton Healthcare

Cindy McDonald, RN, MSN, FACHE, CPHQ, CPPS
Vice President, Quality
FirstHealth of the Carolinas

   

Lori Dove, MSN, MHA
Chief Continuum of Care Officer
Southeastern Health

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

   

Cyndi Fisher, RN, MSN, CPNP, ACM
Director, Case Management & Care Connection
Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD)

Susan Pantely, FSA, MAAA
Principal & Consulting Actuary
Milliman

Cian Robinson 
Executive Director, Innovation, Research & Real Estate Investments
Lafayette General Health System 

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Registration Pricing:

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May 31, 2019

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June 13, 2019

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$995

$1195

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$1195

$1395

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June 13, 2019

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$1295

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