As the future of health care advances, the collaborative care team must forge ahead while providing quality patient care. Gaining the knowledge and practical tools to incorporate innovative technology, like artificial intelligence, while maintaining quality and safety standards is integral in developing health care leaders.

ABQAURP's 47th Annual Conference will provide insight into emerging technology, aligning digital quality to care delivery, and strategies to improve processes and utilization while decreasing payment denials. Discover how new strategies to optimize technology can be incorporated to improve patient outcomes without losing sight of the return on investment or quality of care. Don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your leadership role to leverage utilization and quality data and discover the impact in your population. Find out how to unlock happiness and bring the joy back in your professional life!

A panel discussion will examine how the interprofessional health care team can work together to improve care transitions into the community and advocate for equitable care for patients and providers as we traverse into the future. Expert faculty will discuss key communication strategies for participating in peer-to-peer discussions to decrease denials and improve success. Attendees will discover strategies to assess their utilization programs to transform their review process into a robust utilization management program. Join us for this opportunity to learn firsthand from health systems that have developed internal physician advisor programs.

At the conclusion of this activity, members of the interprofessional team should be able to better:
  • Examine how hospitalist clinical documentation affects billing efforts and the hospital’s revenue stream.
  • Discuss the differences between utilization review and utilization management.
  • Explore processes and techniques to revitalize a health system’s utilization management programs.
  • Recognize communication styles and techniques to make peer-to-peer communications successful.
  • Optimize technology and artificial intelligence to improve outcomes for patients and providers.
  • Incorporate the voice of the patient by providing equitable care, including the most vulnerable of our population.
  • Implement strategies to reduce payment denials and appeals to maintain an organization’s investment.
  • Identify educational needs of the team while integrating new systems and presenting quality data.
  • Discuss quality reporting and why digital quality is important.
  • Identify the roles of the interprofessional team in care transitions and coordination.
  • Evaluate quality and safety efficiency components in the hospital system to deliver quality health services and mitigate risks.
  • Recognize well-being goals to avoid clinician burnout and elevate leadership potential within your organization.

Faculty includes:
Melissa Buchner-Mehling, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV, FABQAURP
Associate Chief Medical Officer – Sound Advisory

Burke Burnett
Director, Partnerships – NCQA

William J. Frederick, III, MD, PhD, CHCQM-PHYADV
Physician Advisor Medical Director – Stanford Health Care

Keith Fulmer, MHSA, PMP
CTIO – Brundage Group

Podiatrist – Physician Affiliate Group of New York

Mary Lomberk, PharmD, BCACP, CPh
Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacist – BayCare

Mary McLaughlin Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC
Program Manager – Cleveland Clinic

Pranav Mehta, MD, MBA, FACHE, CPE
Chief Medical Officer American & Atlantic Groups and Vice President of Clinical Operations – HCA Healthcare

Sogol Sepehri, MD, MBA, CHCQM
Vice President of Physician Advisors – HCA Healthcare

Kathy Seward, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV
Physician Advisor – HPIR, LLC

Richard B. Siegrist Jr., MS, MBA, CPA
Faculty Director, DrPH Program – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harjot Singh, MD
Leadership Consultant – and Faculty – American College of Healthcare Executives

Jacqueline Vance, RNC, BSN, CDONA, IP-BC, CDP, LBBP
Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Education – Mission Health Communities

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Conference Fees:

          Thursday Only    
     Friday Only    
     Two Days    
                                   Diplomate Member      $350.00      $700.00      $945.00
                                   Professional Member      $377.00      $755.00      $1020.00
                                   Non-Member      $410.00      $820.00 $1100.00

Room Reservations must be made no later than August 12, 2024. More details here!

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