2017 Agenda

Monday, February 27, 2017
1:00 pm — 1:15 pm Welcome – Opening Welcome and Introductions
1:15 pm — 2:30 pm Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Post-Acute Care

The future of healthcare can best be described as disruptive. Clinical, business, economic and consumer models are disrupting and displacing existing models. The best organizations in healthcare are leveraging the power of enterprise innovation to build “future–ready” organizations. In this powerful talk world-renowned healthcare futurist and innovator, Nicholas Webb will share with the audience how new enabling technologies and business practices will drive their future. Studies clearly show that organizations that are leaning into this new body of knowledge are enjoying significant success, when compared to those who are simply waiting for the next shoe to drop.

Nicholas J Webb, Senior Partner, Lassen Scientific, Inc.

2:30 pm — 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm Panel Perspective – TBD

Our annual post-keynote panel discussion will focus on how clinical, business, economic and consumer models are disrupting and displacing existing healthcare models. This follow-up panel will offer complementary and alternative perspectives offering experiences, opinions and lessons learned.

Daniel K. Zismer, PhD, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Castling Partners

Preston Gee, Vice President, Strategic Planning, CHRISTUS Health

Tom Coble, President and CEO, Elmbrook Management Company

Willis Chandler, Vice President, Health System Alliances, CVS Health

4:30 pm — 4:45 pm Day One Wrap-up
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm Welcome Reception
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7:00 am — 8:30 am Breakfast With Sponsors
8:30 am — 11:30 am Track 1
8:30 am — 9:45 am Leveraging the Value Proposition of Community Medicine

The charge toward fee-for-value health care has accelerated the emergence of community and post-acute medicine—a medical provider model not bound by traditional delivery locales or roles. For certain population segments, bringing medical care out of acute and traditional offices settings and into the community is de rigueur. It delivers timely access and collaborative, team-based care—both required for success in a future defined by value.

Martha Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC, Senior Vice President, Medical Excellence and Innovation, JourneyCare

Brent T. Feorene, Vice President Integrated Delivery Models, Health Dimensions Group

Suzi K. Johnson, Vice President, Sharp HospiceCare

Alex Binder, Vice President, VNA Health Group

9:45 am — 10:15 am Break
10:15 am — 11:30 am The Dynamics of Preferred Network Development

CMS’ drive toward value-based reimbursement includes several initiatives squarely aimed at acute care facilities. Whether Medicare Spend Per Beneficiary (MSPB), value-based purchasing, bundles, bundling or the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) variations available, the message is clear to acute care facilities: quality outcomes and a high-value cost profile matter regardless of level or location of care. In response, acute care facilities are looking past their traditional four walls to identify select alt-acute providers for collaboration, resource investment and partnership. Among the highest visibility and most prevalent of these initiatives are preferred skilled nursing facility networks. In this panel session, attendees will participate in a facilitated conversation with expert panelists.

Brian George, Administrative Director, Clinical Operations, RWJBarnabas

Jerry Ney, President and CEO, Aldersgate Village Life Plan Community

James Michel, Senior Director, Medicare Reimbursement and Policy, American Health Care Association

Andrew Sheinen, DVP-Strategy & Network Development, Kindred Health

Brent T. Feorene, Vice President Integrated Delivery Models, Health Dimensions Group

8:30 am — 11:30 am Track 2 
8:30 am — 9:45 am Developing Your Consumer Driven Service Line

As healthcare leaders operate in an industry more competitive, more focused on value than volume, and being challenged to provide better outcomes than ever before, a focus on the consumers has become a cornerstone of operational success. As our nation changes the way healthcare is paid for and delivered, consumers have become more involved in their healthcare spending and outcomes, healthcare leaders must develop consumer driven approaches to market share, outcomes and quality. This session will discuss strategies of organizations that have put consumer’s front and center for success, as well as strategies to develop consumer driven service lines.

Preston Gee, Vice President, Strategic Planning, CHRISTUS Health

Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, Vice President, Business Solutions, Health Dimensions Group

9:45 am — 10:15 am Break
10:15 am — 11:30 am The Growing Role of Medicare Special Needs Plans

Since 2003, the Medicare managed care has authorized Special Needs Plans (SNPs), which are Medicare Advantage Plans that are targeted to institutionalized beneficiaries, dually eligible or those with chronic conditions. As Medicare Advantage enrollment has grown by 30 percent over the last five years, the importance of SNPs has grown as well. This session, will describe how SNPs work, drivers for successful contracting and how these plans fit into the emerging value-based payment landscape.

Tom Coble, President and CEO, Elmbrook Management Company

11:45 am — 1:30 pm Luncheon
2:00 pm — 4:30 pm OPTIONAL INTENSIVE- Owning the Risk: A Journey into Value-Based Transformation

Across the country, health care organizations are engaging in value-based transformation, improving quality and lowering costs with a passion as a result of new payment models and organizational commitment to change. In this afternoon intensive, participants will hear from provider organizations that have made investments in “owning the risk,” including a physician-led Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that is combined with a Medicare Advantage Plan, as well as a regional post-acute system directly taking risk under the Model 3 (post-acute initiated) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. You will hear what led these organizations to undergo this transformation, challenges and successes along the way and get a glimpse into the future of value-based health care. Ample time will be provided for dialogue with our presenters.

Moderator: Brian Ellsworth, Director of Payment Transformation, Health Dimensions Group

Beth Carlson, EdD, RN, NHA, Director of Consulting Services, Health Dimensions Group

Panelists:Emily Brower, Vice President, Population Health, Atrius Health

Donna Mueller, Vice President, Network Development, Avamere Health Services

Jake Arrastia, Vice President of Strategic Development, Avamere Health Services

4:30 pm  Free Time – Dinner on Own
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 am — 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome and Speaker Introduction
8:40 am — 9:40 am The Importance of Clinical Integration for Value-Based Transformation

Clinical integration has emerged as an important strategy for health systems, physicians, and post-acute care providers to achieve scale in taking on risk from payers. The need for larger-scale contracting vehicles has become more important as managed care and alternative payment models have grown. Southern California has been a hotbed of experimentation with clinical integration in managed care settings. In this session, Harry Nelson, Esq., will describe the key elements of effective clinical integration strategies, discuss several case studies of both payer-driven and provider-driven arrangements between groups of providers and payers that enhanced patient care while creating efficiencies. The session will offer lessons from these examples of how clinical integration can succeed in value-based payment world, as well as a roadmap to the future of risk-based contracting.

Harry Nelson, Nelson Hariman, LLP

9:40 am — 10:00 am Break
10:00 am — 11:00 am Transforming Care: Stepping Back to Take a Closer Look

Hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and post-acute care providers alike, are experiencing unprecedented pressure to redesign care in response to alternative payment and value-based payment development. Healthcare reform has pushed providers to new and innovative strategies to improve quality outcomes and reduce healthcare spending. Improving the healthcare experience and sustaining quality and cost management will require providers and payors to move beyond care redesign to care transformation. Whatever your organizations’ sphere of influence within the healthcare continuum, you have the opportunity to be transformational. Learn how others are truly integrating care, and next steps for your organization, as you move toward care transformation.

Beth Carlson, EdD, RN, NHA, Director of Consulting Services, Health Dimensions Group

11:00 am — 11:20 am Break
11:20 am — 12:30 pm Closing Capstone- Innovative Leadership in Times of Change

You’ve heard it before, “the only constant in health care is change.” From the ACA to reimbursements to greater regulation, health care organizations are being asked to do much more with far less. To reach their goals, today’s health care leaders are improving relationships, building partnerships, creating new internal structures, and finding new ways to lead a workforce through an always shifting landscape. In this enlightening keynote, Chris will share more about the approach he takes and the leadership principles he follows as he walks through real case scenarios of challenges faced in health care today. The result is a behind-the-scenes look at the power of frontline leadership and its positive effect on workplace culture, and how both together can guide your organization through change.

Chris Van Gorder, FACHE, President and CEO, Scripps Health

12:30 pm — 12:45 pm Wrap Up
12:45 pm Optional box lunch

*Agenda subject to change