43rd HCQ&PS conference

Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 29, 2021
3:30pm-6:00pm    Early Registration

Pick up your conference materials early, save time in the morning!

4:30pm-6:00pm    Networking Reception

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

Friday, April 30, 2021
6:45am-7:45am    Registration, Sign In, and Continental Breakfast

7:45am-8:00am    Welcome, Introductions, and CHCQM Diplomate Achievement Award Presentation

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 & Chief Medical Officer - Barnes Jewish (BJC) Health Systems Medical Group

8:00am-9:00am    Length of Stay Management and Cost Containment Utilizing Multidisciplinary Rounds
Howard A. Stein, DO, MHA, CHCQM-PHYADV - Associate Director of Medical Affairs, Senior Physician Advisor Care Management - CentraState Medical Center; President - CentraState Medical Associates; and Board of Directors - American College of Physician Advisors
  • Demonstrate how length of stay management correlates with cost containment
  • Explain how multidisciplinary rounds function with a physician advisor
  • Identify how multidisciplinary rounds yield benefits in quality, utilization, cost, and patient satisfaction

9:00am-10:00am    Stethoscopes and Technology: The New Care Team

Tess Kryspin Lombard, MD, MBA, CHCQM, FACP, FAAPL, CPE - Chief Medical Officer - StayWell Health Center
  • Recognize the complex process of implementing telemedicine technology into primary care
  • Identify the intended and unintended outcomes of the implementation process
  • Describe the role of the team in the use of telemedicine

10:00am-10:15am    Networking Break

10:15am-11:15am    CMS Initiatives on Quality, Value, Patient Safety and Reporting Burden Reduction
Richard E. Wild, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP - Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta and Boston Regional Offices - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • As CMS rules dictate, the objectives will be available as the event approaches due to potential updates in government programs. Please check back for updates.

11:15am-12:15pm   Breaking Down Silos: Documentation to Support Utilization Review, Quality, and CDI

Timothy Brundage, MD, CCDS - Medical Director / Chief Executive Officer - Brundage Group
  • Identify silos as barriers to your institution’s success
  • Demonstrate ways to document in support of high quality
  • Formulate education to elevate hospital-based practice to achieve value-based care

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

1:15pm-2:15pm    Age-Friendly Health Systems
Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CHCQM - Vice President Clinical Quality - American Hospital Association
  • Provide a definition and characteristics of Age-Friendly Health Systems (AFHS)
  • Explain the use of the 4 Ms in AFHS
  • Demonstrate the evolution of AFHS through the AHA Action Community experience

2:15pm-3:15pm    Reengineering Healthcare Delivery to Combat Chronic Disease

Richard V. Milani, MD - Chief Clinical Transformation Officer - Ochsner Health System
  • Describe current issues facing physicians in the delivery of chronic disease care
  • Explain the impact of health behaviors and the social contagion
  • Realize the value of social determinants in chronic disease outcomes
  • Recognize the value of digital medicine in enhancing disease control and patient activation

3:15pm-3:30pm    Networking Break

3:30pm-4:30pm    PANEL DISCUSSION: Substance Use Disorder

Quality Measures and Improvement in Addiction Treatment
Kimberly Johnson, PhD, MBA - Associate Professor - University of South Florida; Former Director - SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Describe the measures of quality in addiction care
  • Apply the measures of quality care to a practice example
  • Explain the fundamentals of quality improvement in addiction

Quality Measures and Alternative Payment Models to Advance Evidence-Based Treatment in Addiction Medicine
Frank James, MD, JD, FASAM, FACLM - Chair, Payer Relations Committee- American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Determine the standards for treatment design
  • Explain the continuum for payment models
  • Identify quality measures as a basis for alternative payment models in Addiction Medicine

4:30pm-5:30pm    Optimal Management of Behavioral and Physical Health: Six Degrees of Integration

Sam Toney, MD - President & Chief Executive Officer - Toney Healthcare Consulting
  • Describe the shortcomings of managing behavioral and physical health separately and why integration is important
  • Identify opportunities for improvement or superior performance across six key integration factors
  • Assess your organization’s behavioral and physical health integration across the six dimensions and consider opportunities for improvement

5:30pm    Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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

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