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Friday, March 23

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

FR16 | Antibiotic Stewardship in PA/LTC Facilities: Evidence-Based Approach on Starting and Sustaining a Successful Program
This session will provide guidance on starting and sustaining an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) in their facilities. This will be achieved by introducing the core elements that are essential to a successful ASP. The presenters will provide practical tips on implementing all the core elements using easily available free resources. The audience will also have the opportunity to interact with experts, including those who are currently helping various LTC facilities in developing their own ASP. The ultimate goal of this session is to prepare medical directors, other clinical practitioners, and nursing home administrators for implementing a sustainable ASP at their facilities, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended core elements.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe core elements of an antibiotic stewardship program and the related CMS regulations.
(2) Discuss the need for implementing antibiotic stewardship program with all seven CDC recommended core elements and the role of medical director in the implementation.
(3) Demonstrate practical steps that can be taken to implement each element of antibiotic stewardship program using easily available resources.
(4) Review the available resources needed to successfully start and sustain an antibiotic stewardship program.

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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 →
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Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH

Elizabeth Frentzel, MPH, is a Principal Research Scientist in the Effective, Efficient, and Patient-Centered Health Care Program at the American Institutes for Research. She is a member of the Infection Control Sub-Committee of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Ft. Worth 5-7
  Models of Care

3:30pm MST

FR24 | Managing Heart Failure Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Addressing the Complex Cardiovascular Disease, and Knowing When and how to Incorporate Palliative Care (AGS/AMDA Joint Session)
This session will provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting the care of patients with heart failure in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). It is intended to provide attendees with expert insight into improving quality of care provided to this complex subset of patients. The speakers will review the clinical factors contributing to poor outcomes among these patients, provide insight into optimizing the medical management, and developing algorithms of care for these patients within their goals of care and expected discharge status, and discuss the indications, importance, and emerging use of palliative care and hospice consultation to patients with advanced/end stage heart failure.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the SNF patient with CVD as a distinct high-risk patient with significantly increased morbidity, mortality, and risk for hospital readmission, and the importance of providing high quality care to these patients in the current regulatory environment.
(2) Discuss principles of cardiovascular disease management within the context of multimorbidity and goal directed patient care in the skilled nursing facility setting.
(3) Explain the need and methods for developing algorithms of care for complex heart failure patients in the SNF setting to improve patient outcomes, quality, and value of care.
(4) Discuss the importance of utilizing palliative care in patients with advanced heart failure in the SNF setting.
(5) Review the principles guiding patient selection for palliative care consultation, and medical management for refractory symptoms related to cardiovascular disease.

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Nicole Orr, MD

Nicole Orr, MD, FACC, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, and the founder and president of Post Acute Cardiology Care, LLC. She serves both as a staff cardiologist and consultant to several skilled nursing facilities... Read More →
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Rebecca Boxer, MD

Rebecca Boxer, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is presently the principal investigator of a randomized controlled trial of heart failure disease management in skilled... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Ft. Worth 5-7
  Clinical Medicine
Saturday, March 24

11:00am MST

SA9 | What the Multidisciplinary Team in Nursing Homes Need to Know About Changing Models of Healthcare in the Community
This panel will discuss how changes in our care delivery systems across the country are integrating medical and social supports services for better outcomes for patients and families living in the community and skilled nursing facilities A range of models will be discussed to better deliver care such as case managers for high risk patients and how different states are moving to managed LTC services and supports (MLTSS) which include services for those living in nursing homes. Topics include: 1) how different states are changing how LTC services are delivered and financed, 2) how high risk patients are being managed more in the community with waiver programs, 3) how one state is using a social justice model to help older adults live at home, and 4) how a state is making accountable care organizations and incorporating LTC into the medical system.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe how different states are changing how long term care services are delivered and financed.
(2) Discuss how high risk patients are being managed more in the community with waiver programs.
(3) Explain how one state is using a social justice model to help older adults live at home.
(4) Review how one state is making Accountable Care Organizations and incorporating LTC.

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Ft. Worth 5-7
  Models of Care

2:30pm MST

SA17 | Providing PA/LTC to Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This session will provide a clinical introduction to caring for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in PA/LTC settings, based on literature review and the presenter's 25 years of experience as a clinician, medical educator, and researcher in developmental disabilities medicine. The content material presented will be applied to four case scenarios which exemplify the breadth and complexity of health care in this population. Participants will develop and share proposals for a quality improvement initiative aiming to improve care of this population, tailored to the facilities where they practice.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe how the etiologic diagnosis for the developmental disability guides clinical care of this population.
(2) Apply a literature-based, culturally- sensitive model of health care to persons with IDD in PA/LTC.
(3) Outline key elements of a quality improvement initiative addressing the health care for persons with IDD in facilities where they practice.

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Ft. Worth 5-7
  Clinical Medicine
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