Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 6, 2022
3:30pm-6:00pm    Early Registration

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4:30pm-6:00pm    Networking Reception

Relax and Network! Reception is ages 21 and over only, please.

Friday, October 7, 2022
6:45am-7:45am    Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45am-8:00am    Welcome and Announcements

Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, MHCM, FACP, CHCQM
Chairman of the Board - ABQAURP
Senior Medical Director - Molina Healthcare

Sunil K. Sinha, MD, CHCQM, MBA, FACP
CME Committee Chair - ABQAURP
Vice President Population Health and Quality - Sentara Health Plans

8:00am-9:00am    Physician Advisor Update: Closed Observation Units and Strategies for Peer-to-Peer Discussions with Payors
Bernard Ravitz, MD, FABQAURP, CHCQM-PHYADV - Associate Medical Director and Physician Advisor - MedStar Good Samaritan and Union Memorial Hospitals
  • Explain the utilization and cost benefits to closed observation units 
  • Identify what barriers require consideration in forming closed observation units
  • Evaluate strategies that can be employed to win peer-to-peer collegial discussions with insurance company medical directors

9:00am-10:00am    Digital Health Transformation Through Analytics

Julius Bogdan - Vice President, Analytics - North America - HIMSS
  • Discuss the digital health transformation journey
  • Describe the role of analytics in digital health transformation
  • Evaluate how to move towards person-enabled health through analytics

10:00am-10:15am    Networking Break

10:15am-11:15am    Creating Strategic Partnerships with Payers and Providers
Christine Donohue-Henry, MD, MBA - Chief Population Health Officer - ChristianaCare
Chris Wheelock, MD, FAAFP - Clinical Transformation Physician Executive - Highmark Health

  • Recognize the power of vertical integration – complementary capabilities leveraged to effectively and efficiently improve systems of care
  • Identify organizational change to overcome legacy relationships and launch a product together
  • Assess clinical valuation: clinical programming that improves health and experience to drive down the cost of care

11:15am-12:15pm   Recent Legislative and Regulatory Updates

Erin Smith Aebel, Esq. - Board Certified Health Lawyer - Trenam Law, Tampa
  • Define the regulations of physician In-Office Ancillary Services
  • Identify the criminal law affecting physician investments and how to avoid them
  • Explain recent initiatives of the Office of Civil Rights and how to avoid liability
  • Examine the No Surprises Act and how to comply

12:15pm-1:15pm    Networking Lunch (Buffet Lunch Provided)

1:15pm-2:15pm    Workforce - Past, Present, and Future
Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CHCQM - Vice President, Clinical Quality - AHA Center for Health Innovation, American Hospital Association
  • Briefly review the workforce of the past and its impact on the present state
  • Discuss the present workforce issues related to the pandemic
  • Outline the issues impacting the workforce of the future

2:15pm-3:15pm    Digital Health and the BJC/WUSM Healthcare Innovation Lab

Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc - Vice President, Digital Products and Innovation - BJC HealthCare; Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) - Washington University School of Medicine
  • Define digital health and how it can inform health care delivery
  • Describe how the Innovation Lab projects inform digital care delivery
  • Apply principles of digital health innovation to your own health system

3:15pm-3:30pm    Networking Break

3:30pm-4:30pm    Working With the Transitions of Care Pharmacists: Beyond Medication Reconciliation

Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN - Executive Director - National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC)
Sara Panella, PharmD, BCPS - Manager of Pharmacy Ambulatory Care, Population Health and Transitions of Care - Baptist Health South Florida

  • Identify the gaps and barriers in transitions of care (TOC) and medication management services
  • Discuss the role and function of TOC pharmacists and their potential impact to improve care coordination
  • Analyze the Transitions of Care Pharmacists 10 Principles and how to incorporate this process into daily practice at the acute and post-acute levels of care

4:30pm-5:30pm    Optimizing Coordination Among Mid-Revenue Cycle Stakeholders

Timothy Brundage, MD, CCDS - Physician Advisor & Chief Executive Officer - Brundage Group
Tara Sahno, MSN, BSN, ACM-RN - Manager, Care Coordination - Tampa General Hospital
  • Assess interactions between hospital departments to positively influence throughput, length of stay, and accurate level of care
  • Explain the importance of a centrally located "care communication" center to oversee and guide decisions impacting patient throughput during the episode of care
  • Discuss how breaking down silos in the revenue cycle supports organizational quality performance and financial health

5:30pm    Closing Remarks and Adjournment

*Schedule, faculty, and content are subject to change.

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Conference Session Accreditation Confirmed!
Conference CE hours have now been confirmed for the following credits:


The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by ABQAURP and Ascension. Ascension is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2.0 IPCE credits for learning and change. Commercial Interest: No commercial Interest was received for this IPCE activity.
     Case Managers
This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide (up to 8) continuing education credits to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).
      Family Physicians
The AAFP has reviewed Transformational Leaders: Redesigning Population Health Through Technology, AI, and Resilience and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Live AAFP Elective credits. Term of Approval is from 10/07/2022 to 10/07/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 8.0 nursing contact hours through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

Physician Advisors
This activity is endorsed by the American College of Physician Advisors.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 8.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.