June 22-23, 2017 - W Chicago - City Center | Chicago, IL


Thursday, June 22

  • 7:30am - 8:15am
    Registration & Networking Breakfast

  • 8:15am - 8:30am
    Welcome Remarks

  • 8:30am - 9:15am
    Opening Keynote:  What’s Ahead for Value-Based Care

    The shift to value-based care is a many-layered opportunity to reframe patient care and rethink our administrative processes. This unique shift offers opportunity-a-plenty for innovators and administrators to work together with physicians to make improvements. American Medical Association Trustee Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, will walk you through a physician’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities ahead in a value-based care system and will discuss which emerging digital tools hold the greatest potential to save time and improve workflow in practice.

    Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
    Secretary, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Biomedical Informatics & Health Policy
    Director, Education Research – Office of Health Sciences Education
    Director, Program for LGBTI Health
    Associate Director, Vanderbilt Anesthesiology & Perioperative Informatics Research Division
    Department of Anesthesiology | Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • 9:15am - 10:00am
    Panel Discussion: Putting Value-Based Care into Action: Use Cases from the Field

    Our panel will discuss their real-world experiences with risk sharing, bundled payments, accountable care organizations, and other value-based contracting initiatives. Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and best practices involved in succeeding with the financial transition.

    Kristopher Brickman, MD, FACEP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Emergency Department, The University of Toledo Medical Center; President, The University of Toledo Physicians Group
    Nikhyl Jhangiani MBA, MPH, Program Manager, Distance Health, Office of Clinical Transformation, Cleveland Clinic
    Mark R. Anderson, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, COO, East Tx ACO/IPA

  • 10:00am - 10:30am
    Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 10:30am - 11:15am
    Session: Understanding and Using Quality Metrics for Risk Sharing and Performance Benchmarking

    High performance on quality metrics is a foundational necessity for value-based care, but the number, scope, type, and detail of these measurement tools can vary significantly from contract to contract. This session will cover a brief history of quality measurement and value-based care, the way you evaluate measures to assess their impact on value; how to ensure the right data is collected based on the type of measure it is; how the patient plays a significant role in quality measurement; and how to turn the measure into action that benefit both patients and providers.

    Speaker: Jason Goldwater, MPA, MA, Senior Director, National Quality Forum

  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
    Transitioning to New Payment Models – Lessons Learned from Implementing National Business Rules for Administrative Data Exchange

    Value-based purchasing will change the way administrative transactions work as healthcare organizations and providers transition away from fee-for-service payment models. Research by CAQH CORE offers insight into the current and future operational needs for value-based purchasing based on the industry’s experience with fee-for-service and highlights the interoperability needs of payers and providers for value-based reimbursement.

    Speaker: Gwendolyn Lohse, Deputy Director, CAQH; Managing Director, CAQH CORE

  • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
    Networking Luncheon

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  • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
    Panel Discussion: The Challenge of Change Management: Engaging Staff for a Successful Value-Based Transition

    The switch to value-based care needs to involve more than just the revenue cycle management team. Providers must also adopt the workflows, care philosophies, and health IT tools that enable proactive, patient-centered care and help accrue performance-based incentives. Learn how to identify staff concerns, address resistance to change, and encourage your organization to embrace a new outlook on the delivery of patient care.

    Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer, Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Carmel M. Roberts, JD, Chief Executive Officer, Valley Ob-Gyn. Clinic, PC

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Panel Discussion: Architecting a Value-Based Reimbursement Strategy for Your Organization

    Every healthcare organization is entering the pay-for-performance environment with different experiences and competencies under their belt. The panel will address the unique factors and circumstances that may influence the pace, scope, and level of risk sharing for individual organizations and discuss best practices for choosing between the growing variety of value-based contracting options in the industry.

    Linda Ellis, MD, MJ, MA, Chief Medical Officer, Independent Care Health Plan
    Chip Howard, Vice President, Payment Innovation, Humana

  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
    Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

  • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
    Panel Discussion: The Role of Health Data Interoperability in Care Coordination

    Outcomes-based incentives are quickly increasing the pressure on healthcare organizations to share data on their patients as they move along the care continuum, and true interoperability will require a cultural shift alongside technical improvements. Our panel will discuss the importance of treating interoperability and data exchange as critical competencies for success within the value-based care environment.

    Peter DeVault, Vice President of Interoperability, Epic
    Mariann Yeager, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project
    Sidney Goldblatt, MD, Founder & CEO, Goldblatt Systems

  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Panel Discussion: Why Information Governance Can Make or Break Your Value-Based Transition

    Providers are increasingly relying on complex datasets and external sources of information to make decisions about patient care. The strength of your information governance program determines how accurate, complete, accessible, and timely that data can be. Learn about the underlying principles of information governance and why developing a comprehensive health information management framework is vital for big data analytics, patient privacy, population health management, and informed clinical decision-making.

    Sanket Shah, Professor of Informatics, University of Illinois Chicago
    Ann Meehan, RHIA, Director of Information Governance, AHIMA

  • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
    Day One Closing Keynote: The Value of Virtual Care

    Mercy Virtual, described as the nation’s first hospital without patients, sits at the center of a growing telemedicine network, linking Mercy with distant providers like Penn State Health and the University of North Carolina Health System. In his keynote, Dr. Moore will discuss Mercy Virtual’s progress in creating telemedicine networks and explain how these services meet value-based care goals for both Mercy Virtual and its partner health systems.

    Speaker: Randall S. Moore, MD, MBA, President, Mercy Virtual

  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Friday, June 23

  • 8:00am - 9:00am
    Networking Breakfast

  • 9:00am - 11:30am
    Choose one of three Workshops (There will be a 30 minute networking break from 10:00-10:30)

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    Workshop A: Telehealth, Telemedicine, and mHealth in the Value-Based Environment

    Take a deeper dive into the promises and challenges of telehealth by spending time with our experts in a small-group setting. Ask questions and get real-world advice for developing a robust and cost-effective remote care program that meets your organization’s specific needs.

    Becky Sanders, MBA, Director of Operations, Indiana Rural Health Association & Program Director, Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center
    William Beninati, MD, Chairman, Intermountain Healthcare's Critical Care Development Team & Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
    Kathy Farrell MD, FAAP, Associate Medical Director of Telemedicine, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

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    Workshop B: How Big Data Analytics Can Support Quality and Cost Improvements

    Learn more about the complex process of leveraging big data analytics to produce measurable quality care improvements and cost savings. Our workshop leaders will offer tips and best practices stemming from their own experience tackling high-value use cases in the clinical environment.

    Clifford Frank, Interim Executive Director, Shore Quality Partners CIN
    Dianne Munevar, Director, Data Analytics and Product Development, Avalere Health
    Gregory Clancy, DNP, Nurse Informatics, University of Minnesota

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    Workshop C: Developing the Successful Pay-for-Performance Revenue Cycle

    The revenue cycle workshop will allow attendees to discuss the financial strategies required to succeed with value-based care in a quickly changing reimbursement environment. Learn about what really works for hospitals, physician practices, and other providers so you can make informed decisions about your own participation in pay-for- performance contracting.

    Carmel M. Roberts, JD, Chief Executive Officer, Valley Ob-Gyn. Clinic, PC
    Chad Sackman RN, BSN, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Signature Medical Group, Inc.

  • 11:30am -
    End of Summit

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