Thursday, June 22
- 7:30am - 8:15amRegistration & Networking Breakfast
- 8:15am - 8:30amWelcome Remarks
- 8:30am - 9:15amOpening 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 - 10:00amPanel 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 - 10:30amNetworking Break in the Exhibit Hall
- 10:30am - 11:15amSession: 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 - 12:00pmTransitioning 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
- 1:15pm - 2:00pmPanel 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 - 2:45pmPanel 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 - 3:15pmNetworking Break in the Exhibit Hall
- 3:15pm - 4:00pmPanel 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 - 4:45pmPanel 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 - 5:30pmDay 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 - 6:30pmNetworking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, June 23
- 8:00am - 9:00amNetworking Breakfast
- 9:00am - 11:30amChoose one of three Workshops (There will be a 30 minute networking break from 10:00-10:30)
- -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
- -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
- -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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