Conference Agenda


Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Early Registration
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Networking Reception (21 and over only please)


Friday, May 19, 2017

6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.     Welcome and Announcements
                                CHCQM Diplomate Achievement Award Presentation

Moderators:   Arthur Broder, MD, CHCQM
                      Chairman of the Board, ABQAURP

                      Sunil Sinha, MD, CHCQM, MBA, FACP
                      CME Chair, ABQAURP and
                      Director Clinical Quality & Patient Safety, ChenMed/JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.     The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations
Ronald J. Rejzer, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV – Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Advisor, Parkland Health & Hospital System and Board of Directors, ACPA
Howard Stein, DO, MHA, CHCQM-PHYADV – Assoc. Director of Medical Affairs & Physician Advisor, CentraState Medical Center and Board of Directors, ACPA
Edward Hu, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV – Medical Director and Physician Advisor, Case Management, UNC REX Healthcare and President, ACPA
  • Identify the value of a Certified Physician Advisor in your health care organization
  • Describe the daily contributions and value of a full time Physician Advisor
  • Analyze the major CMS regulations impacting the health care provider

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.     The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues
Barbara Youngberg, JD, BSN, MSW, FASHRM – Senior Lecturer in Residence and Academic Director, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law
  • Describe the tension between data protection and data sharing as well as the legal factors fueling this tension
  • Define the term transparency as it relates to disclosure, critical analysis, and internal/external benchmarking
  • Design proactive processes to accelerate learning and maintain high reliability while also protecting important data

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.     Practical Approach to Achieving Safety Across the Continuum
Charisse Coulombe, MS, MBA – Vice President, Clinical Quality, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
  • Discuss the important role senior leadership must play in order to successfully reduce harm and improve organizational safety across the board
  • Explain the harm calculator and how it can be used to demonstrate harm reduction in an organization
  • Describe how the harm calculator contributed to a reduction in harm at the national level through the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     MACRA and Value-Based Payment Models: Regulatory Changes and Reimbursement Implications
Nathan Bays, JD – Executive Director and General Counsel, Health Management Academy Advisors
  • Define value-based payment model structure and adoption by leading health systems
  • Demonstrate the impact of quality measures on reimbursement and how MACRA and other models will continue to tie reimbursement to performance
  • Provide an update on policy and regulatory landscape for health care providers

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.     Leadership to Create and Sustain a Culture of Safety and High Performance
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, CHCQM, MBA, FACP – Director Clinical Quality and Patient Safety, ChenMed/JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers
  • Identify, recruit, and train leaders with the right mindset to create and sustain a culture of safety and high performance
  • Assess the difference between compliance and commitment
  • Execute leadership assessment and team building tools for success

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Networking Lunch (Buffet Lunch Provided)

1:45 p.m. – 2:45  p.m.    Recognizing Cognitive Changes in Health Care Providers
Edward Peck, III, PhD, ABPP-CN – Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychological Services of Virginia
  • Recognize various cognitive and mental health risk indicators that raise concern for the aging health care provider
  • Demonstrate an institutional model of neuropsychological/mental health assessment which can be critical in the differential identification of the aging health care provider
  • Describe medical/mental health management options for the aging health care provider with reversible/otherwise potentially controlled conditions

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Improve Quality Outcomes in Managed Care
Richard Kaine, MD, CHCQM – Medical Director, Health Practice Management
  • Define four quality tools to improve outcomes in managed care
  • Create the most efficient sample sizes
  • Recommend quality indicators to maximize outcomes and reimbursement for 2017

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.     Networking Break

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.     Case Management: A Model that Touches the Entire Care Continuum
Cecile Davis, MSN, PHN, RN-BC – Patient Safety Program Coordinator, Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Demonstrate the value of readmission risk assessments and bridging inpatient with outpatient case management
  • Identify key components of the care continuum in the patient journey from hospital back into the community
  • Define the critical community partnerships in the discharge plan for patients at risk for readmissions

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.     Advancing Quality Through Consequential Measures
Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP – Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement & Research Group, NCQA
  • Identify cross-cutting measures that drive improvement
  • Recognize the link between routine patient care and quality improvement
  • Define the challenges and possibilities of measure development

5:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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