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Wednesday, March 21
 

1:00pm MST

Practice Management Pre-conference Meeting
Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm MST
TBA
 
Thursday, March 22
 

8:00am MST

TH1 | Basics of Value-Based Practice (VBP), Program Models, and Clinical Strategies for Success
In this session readmissions, length of stay (LOS), advance care planning, and patient/family education will be presented with strategies for positive individual clinician and group practice outcomes/performance. The speakers will discuss provider actions that “influence a good discharge” and the concept of “discharge planning beginning on admission.” This session will explore use of facility resources and home health nursing and provider/practice behaviors that influence positive partnerships with facilities and partners.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe general concepts of Value Based Purchasing Models and alterations in clinical practice and workflow to ensure success in participation.
(2) Explain the concepts of risk-bearing within VBP models, as well as metrics utilized, data collection, and reporting options.
(3) Discuss the role and Management of Readmission Rates, Advance Directives, and Length of Stay in VBP strategies.
(4) Recognize the importance of Medication Optimization, Facility Partnering, and use of Available Resources in VBP Strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, CMD, PhD, is currently the medical director at Willowbrook Medical Center. He is the immediate past chair of AMDA’s Public Policy Committee and is a Past President of AMDA among his many other leadership positions within the organization.


Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am MST
Texas D
  Practice Management

1:30pm MST

TH8 | Managing Quality Reporting in PA/LTC Medicine: Strategies for Selecting, Capturing, and Reporting Quality Metrics in Your Practice
Quality measures are the largest determinant of your 'value' under all Medicare/Medicaid programs. Beginning with 2017, they determine how all physicians, APNs, and PAs are 'rated'. Those ratings follow you across all employment settings. Understanding how to manage your quality scores is becoming professionally critical. Each practitioner can be enrolled in multiple programs with different reporting requirements. You'll learn about managing quality for different audiences, reporting for regulatory purposes (CMS), and how to improve shared-patient care. This program is designed for clinical and administrative leaders with responsibility for quality reporting and quality strategies.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Select a menu of MIPS Quality Measures that are likely to yield better scores in 2018.
(2) Describe the design of the quality metrics through the APM model, and how to participate.
(3) Discuss how do practices contribute to I-SNP quality?
(4) Identify how AMDA members can redefine PAC and LTC quality that's appropriate for patients, the practitioner, partners, and payors.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH, is currently the Chief Medical Officer for IPC-The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCM), a leading national physician group practice company. In his role, Dr. Weiner is responsible for the ongoing development of leadership skills for IPC's 1,400 hospital... Read More →
avatar for Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC, is the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Alex is a tireless worker for the Society’s extensive Public Policy agenda through Advocacy in Congress and numerous Federal Agencies. A graduate... Read More →
avatar for Rod Baird, MS

Rod Baird, MS

William “Rod” Baird, MS, has experience that includes 35+ years of LTC Physician and Provider management. He is currently President of GPM, the developer of gEHRiMed™, a Stage 2 ONC certified ambulatory EHR for LTPAC Physicians. Until 2014, he was the President of Extended Care... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Texas D
  Practice Management
 
Friday, March 23
 

11:00am MST

FR10 | Apples to Apples: A Review of AMDA's Efforts in Defining Meaningful Quality Measures for Practitioners in PA/LTC
The session will review the history of physician quality reporting programs (PQRI -> PQRS -> VBM -> MACRA) and the Society’s current MIPS quality measure list. The presenters will discuss the Society’s work with the National Quality Forum Incubator Challenge as well as the Society’s discussion with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid leadership during their "Spotlight Series" that provided the Society the opportunity to highlight the need for quality measures for the PA/LTC practitioner. Finally, the session will review current Society efforts to secure funding for quality measure development.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Review history of quality measure development and progression of various quality payment programs.
(2) Discuss how practitioners in PA/LTC currently report quality measures.
(3) Describe AMDA's Quality Measure Committee's efforts to identify meaningful measures in PA/LTC.
(4) Elaborate AMDA's plans to develop meaningful measures and reporting mechanisms using private and public partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC, is the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Alex is a tireless worker for the Society’s extensive Public Policy agenda through Advocacy in Congress and numerous Federal Agencies. A graduate... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Texas Ballroom C
  Practice Management

11:00am MST

FR7 | Value-Based Reimbursement and Care Redesign in the PA/LTC Settings
Transformational changes across the healthcare system are empowering providers to assume accountability for the Triple Aim of quality, cost, and patient experience. Shifting reimbursement from fee-for-service to value-based models is critical to enabling this important re-alignment, by providing the healthcare delivery system with the impetus and incentive to develop and test innovative models of care. Post-acute and long-term care represent prime opportunities for such breakthroughs. This session will review examples of value-driven redesign in these settings, with a practical emphasis on the key steps necessary to create a fully aligned, outcomes-focused culture. Presenters will share important considerations, from the perspective of people, process, and technology. Results of recent approaches to value-base redesign will be shared, including examples tied to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) initiatives.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the opportunity and impact of new reimbursement models on PA/LTC.
(2) Describe strategies to succeed in an environment where providers assume increasing risk for outcomes.
(3) Explore innovative care models and how they can contribute to organizational success.
(4) Share successes and challenges, from those who have already been moving down this path.


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Ft. Worth 5-7
  Practice Management

1:30pm MST

FR18 | Coming Soon to Your Town: Post-Acute Networks and APMs
This session will discuss the importance of Post-Acute Network formation, the processes involved in selection and maintenance and the impact it will have on post-acute care providers. The importance of networks to the value-based payment (VBP) concept will be reviewed, along with suggestions as to how to assist with positioning your facilities for participation. An integral part of these changes will be advanced alternative practice models (Advanced APMs), which are designed to move clinicians away from fee-for-service to value-based payment. Advanced APMs are APMs where providers must bear more than “nominal financial risk” for monetary losses and ensure quality, in addition to other criteria. Currently there are no specific PA/LTC APMs, but there are some that will involve these settings. There is a significant opportunity for the Society to not only participate effectively in pertinent APMs, but more importantly to create new models specific for the populations we serve.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss Why Post-Acute Networks are being formed, and how participating Facilities are chosen.
(2) Compare the merits of MIPS and Advanced APMs.
(3) Review current Advanced APMs that include PA/LTC care sites.
(4) Describe the potential advantages of a PA/LTC specific Advanced APMs.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, CMD, PhD, is currently the medical director at Willowbrook Medical Center. He is the immediate past chair of AMDA’s Public Policy Committee and is a Past President of AMDA among his many other leadership positions within the organization.
avatar for Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH, is currently the Chief Medical Officer for IPC-The Hospitalist Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPCM), a leading national physician group practice company. In his role, Dr. Weiner is responsible for the ongoing development of leadership skills for IPC's 1,400 hospital... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Texas Ballroom C
  Practice Management

3:30pm MST

FR28 | MACRA, MIPS and APM: Will the Nursing Home Practice Survive the Alphabet Tsunami
This session is truly constructed based on learner feedback from last few years at Society Annual Conferences. Attendees last year showed a great interest in finding out "what their practice was worth?" Health care reform has changed the landscape of private practice throughout the United States. In this session, speakers will discuss the current health care landscape and physician practices under MACRA, MIPS, and APM, and the results of a physician survey showing trends in private practices, employment status, and physician morale. The speakers will also review business basics of organizational behavior, corporate finance, and operations management, and discuss leadership during financial hardship and keeping physician integrity alive while maximizing revenue. Personal experiences of solo, small group, and a large multi-specialty to group and various options physician practices have to safeguard financially secure future will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Outline MACRA related policy, practice and payment changes as they relate to nursing home practices.
(2) Review national physician practice trends and compare attitudes of self-employed vs. employed physicians.
(3) Describe basics of organizational behavior, operations management and corporate finance as it pertains to the Service industry of PA/LTC practice.
(4) Discuss the process of Business valuation and using this information to to help with the decision of staying independent versus joining a large Group.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD, is a board-certified internist and geriatrician. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State... Read More →
avatar for Rod Baird, MS

Rod Baird, MS

William “Rod” Baird, MS, has experience that includes 35+ years of LTC Physician and Provider management. He is currently President of GPM, the developer of gEHRiMed™, a Stage 2 ONC certified ambulatory EHR for LTPAC Physicians. Until 2014, he was the President of Extended Care... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Texas Ballroom C
  Practice Management
 
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