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Overview:

2020 Hospital Observation Patient Management Summit

Innovations in Observation Patient Management – Prevent Unnecessary Admissions, Maximize Reimbursements and Leverage Evidence-Based Triage Protocols to Improve Short-Term Care Quality 

February 24 – 25, 2020 • Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown • Nashville, TN

Faced with increasing patient volumes, declining reimbursements and overworked ED staffs, hospitals must be prepared to leverage Observation Patient Management. Well-structured Observation Units have resulted in financial gains, improved clinical outcomes and superior patient satisfaction ratings.

The 2020 Hospital Observation Patient Management Summit will highlight the pertinent challenges facing Observation Unit staffs – ED physicians, Hospitalists, Case Managers and Billing and Coding professionals. Additionally, the conference will highlight how and why hospitals that are not utilizing Observation Patient Management, are leaving money on the table.

The 2020 Hospital Observation Patient Management Summit will allow you to walk away with an understanding of current trends and market practices, and innovative strategies to prepare yourself for the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to providing the latest, evidence-based intelligence on Observation Patient Management, the Summit will provide you with unprecedented networking and professional development opportunities. All sessions are designed to facilitate a high degree of interaction between speaker faculty members and fellow attendees.

By attending the 2020 Hospital Observation Patient Management Summit, you will learn what others in the Observation Patient Management and Emergency Medicine arenas 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 Nashville!

Audience:

From Hospitals & Health Systems:

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

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

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

Also of interest to Health Plans, Payers, Employer Plans, TPAs, Managed Care Organizations 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 – Monday, February 24, 2020

7:15 Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:00

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

8:15

A Proven and Effective Blueprint for Implementing a Short Stay/Observation Unit at Your Hospital

Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Director, Observation Unit
Cleveland Clinic

9:00

Patient Status – Is Standing up an Observation Unit the Right Move?

Justin Krawitt, MD
Medical Director, Utilization & Clinical Documentation
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

9:45 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:15

Utilization Review 101: Understanding the Observation to Inpatient Continuum and the role of Utilization Review

Ryan Greiner, MD
Medical Director, Hospital Medicine
North Memorial Health 

11:00

Post-Acute Transitional Care Planning for the Observation Patient

Ron Martinson, MD, MSM, CPE
Medical Director & Physician Advisor
Knox Community Hospital

11:45

Redesigning the Practice: Implementing an Effective Hospital Based-Short Stay Unit

Kelly Buchholtz, MSN, MBA, RN
Nurse Administrator
Mayo Clinic Health System

12:30 Luncheon for All Attendees & Speakers
1:45

Updates in Hospital Observation Patient Care Policy for 2020

Suparna Dutta, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rush University Medical Center 

2:30

Optimizing Quality and Efficiency in Observation Units: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Amit Bansal, MD, SFHM, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM
Director, Quality
Rochester General Hospitalist Group

3:15 Networking & Refreshments Break
3:45

Leveraging the Observation Unit to Improve Patient Throughput

Christie Thibeault, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager, Observation
Anne Arundel Medical Center

4:30

What Now – Achieving Peak Performance in Your Observation Unit

Stefanie Porges, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine  
Medical Director, Emergency Department Observation Unit
Penn Medicine 

5:15 End of Day One


Day Two – Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:15 Networking Breakfast
8:00

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

8:15

Reducing Unnecessary Hospital Admissions through Observation and Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making

Joseph Borawski, MD, MPH, FACEP
Medical Director, Clinical Evaluation Unit (CEU)
Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Duke University Medical Center

9:00

Achieving Peak Performance in Your Observation Service Line- An Organizational Wide Performance Improvement Initiative

Debra Blankenship, RN
Administrative Director, Utilization Management
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 

9:45 Networking & Refreshments Break
10:15

Effectively Caring for Psychiatric Patients in Observation Units

Christopher McStay, MD
Chief, Clinical Operations
Emergency Department
University of Colorado Hospital

11:00

Novel Approaches to the Provision of Observation Care

Carissa Tyo, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal & Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Decision Unit
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

11:45

How to Setup and Manage a Unit for Psychiatric Observation: Making Money from Psychiatric Boarders

Leslie Zun, MD, MBA
Medical Director
Lake County Health Department
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Chicago Medical School

12:30 Conference Concludes
Workshop Session:

Monday, February 24, 2020 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Improving Clinical and Financial Outcomes for Observation Patient Management

Speakers:

Ryan Greiner, MD
Medical Director, Hospital Medicine
North Memorial Health

Ron Martinson, MD, MSM, CPE
Medical Director & Physician Advisor
Knox Community Hospital

Stefanie Porges, MD
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine  
Medical Director, Emergency Department Observation Unit
Penn Medicine 

Joseph Borawski, MD, MPH, FACEP
Medical Director, Clinical Evaluation Unit (CEU)
Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Duke University Medical Center

Suparna Dutta, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Rush University Medical Center 

Debra Blankenship, RN
Administrative Director, Utilization Management
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 

Christopher McStay, MD
Chief, Clinical Operations
Emergency Department
University of Colorado Hospital

Carissa Tyo, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal & Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Decision Unit
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP, FAAP
Director, Observation Unit
Cleveland Clinic 

Kelly Buchholtz, MSN, MBA, RN
Nurse Administrator
Mayo Clinic Health System

Christie Thibeault, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager, Observation
Anne Arundel Medical Center

   

Leslie Zun, MD, MBA
Medical Director
Lake County Health Department
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Chicago Medical School

Amit Bansal, MD, SFHM, FACP, FCCP, CHCQM
Director, Quality
Rochester General Hospitalist Group

   

Justin Krawitt, MD
Medical Director, Utilization & Clinical Documentation
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 

Sponsors/Exhibitors:

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Registration Pricing:

Hospitals, Health Systems, Providers

Register by
January 17, 2020

Register by
February 24, 2020

Conference Only

$995

$1195

Conference & Workshop

$1195

$1395

Standard Rate, Vendors, Solution Providers

Register by
January 17, 2020

Register by
February 24, 2020

Conference Only

$1295

$1495

Conference & Workshop

$1495

$1695


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Workshop Session: How to Organize, Implement and Manage a Sustainable Observation Unit
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