Speaker: Andy Slavitt, Chief Executive Officer, HealthAllies
Speaker: Allison Massari, Inspirational TED Speaker, Entrepreneur, Artist and Business Coach
Speaker: Greg Thomas, Senior VP of Sales, Frost-Arnett Company, SEC Official
Greg Thomas shares examples of interesting game situations, communication with coaches, quick decision-making, and crew preparation.
The unique experiences of a Division I college football official can directly relate to your management approach and provide ideas on how to motivate and manage your staff.
Learn how his experiences can help you work more effectively with your staff and create a true teamwork environment.
Medicare update for Critical Access Hospitals with an overview of the 2018 Medicare rate and regulatory changes for inpatient/outpatient services and important issues impacting CAH hospitals. Discussion on Financial Improvement Tools and key financial metrics with comparison to other CAH’s in the Western US. During the presentation the attendees will be provided with a handout of comparison data to other Western CAH hospitals that are in the HFMA Region 10 & 11.
Speakers: Kari Cornicelli, FHFMA, CPA, VP/CFO, Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus
Is there a business case for high reliability? Today’s healthcare organizations are facing decreasing revenues, increasing costs, and continued volume growth. This presents obvious challenges to our industry, especially because these trends will continue. As we address today’s industry challenges, it’s important that organizations maintain financial viability. The investment in high reliability is aligned with quality of care, the patient experience, and the engagement and safety of the healthcare workforce. Everyone benefits from high reliability: the patient, the employee, the provider, and the payer.
The hidden cost of waste, inefficiencies, medical errors, and employee injuries are significant. High reliability and quality improvement are cornerstones to improving patient flow and the efficient delivery of care, as well as eliminating waste and expense. We are stewards of our limited resources – staff time, processes, supplies, and equipment. By investing in lean strategies to reduce inefficient and defective care, we will improve the bottom line. Reducing waste, harm, and defects delivers better patient care, an improved patient experience, and improves the value of healthcare.
The pursuit of optimal patient outcomes, improved quality, and creating a safe work environment is an effective business strategy for improving financial outcomes.
Moderator: Brian Washa, Sr. Vice President of Business Services, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Panelists: Matt Navigato, MPH-HA, Vice President, Enterprise Revenue Cycle, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU); Sheldon A. Pink, MBA, FHFMA, Sr. Vice President of Revenue, Prospect Medical Holdings; Ian Stewart, System Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Presence Health; Terrie Handy, Vice President of the Revenue Cycle, Legacy Health
This nationally recognized and very diverse panel of Revenue Cycle Leadership will present proven methods of success in managing the Revenue Cycle of today and the future. Their proven track record with some of the most prestigious organizations offer them the ability to provide Best Practices, practical advice and tools for each attendee to take back to their organizations.
Speaker: Doug Dewberry, Strategic Initiative leader, Trubridge, LLC
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Speakers: Brian Flood, Managing Partner, Husch Blackwell
A recently proposed rule published in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may eliminate the cardiac rehabilitation (CR) incentive payments and orthopedic (CJR) bundled payments that were planned to go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. It shows CMS may cancel or modify two mandatory bundled payment programs for cardiac rehabilitation incentives, joint replacements and episode payment models. CMS has delayed these bundles two times so far since President Trump appointed HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH. Both have been critics of mandatory bundled payments.
Specifically, the new rule proposes to modify the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, the Episode Payment Models (EPMs), the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Payment Model, and the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The rule change is listed as “economically significant” and is only in proposed rule stage.
At the Summer 2017 National Governors Association Meeting in July, it was mentioned CMS is starting a major deregulation initiative. According to Ms. Verma, the move is designed to make it easier for healthcare providers and states to spend more time and resources focusing on delivering care, and less time and resources trying to comply with complex regulations that don’t meaningfully improve care, quality or safety. However, it is not clear about the proposed rule if it would further delay implementation of the bundled payments, eliminate them or make them voluntary.