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Session Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:15 AMWelcome Announcements
8:15 AM - 9:15 AMSession 1: Short Stay Observation
9:15 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 2: Stroke Rehabilitation: The Stepping Stones to Recovery
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMSession 3: Case Management and Social Determinants of Health
12:30 PM - 1:45 PMNetworking Lunch
1:45 PM - 2:00 PMDrawings and Give-a-ways
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Gifts and Freebies- When Are They OK to Give & Receive?
3:00 PM - 3:15 PMBreak
3:15 PM - 4:15 PMSession 5: Discharge With Dignity- For My Mom and Yours
4:15 PM - 4:30 PMClosing Remarks

Welcome Announcements

Session 1: Short Stay Observation

John Zelem, MD, FACS
Vice President · Compliance and Physician Education
Optum Executive Health Resources · Newtown Square, PA

This session will provide case studies illustrating a retrospective Utilization Management workflow for Short Stay encounters, and chart review strategies.


  1. Explain a strong team based process to review short inpatient stays
  2. Discuss medical justifications for short inpatient stays and the documentation to support those decisions
  3. Utilize a case study to demonstrate session concepts

Networking Break

Session 2: Stroke Rehabilitation: The Stepping Stones to Recovery

Stacey Hoffmann, MD
Medical Director
Kingston HealthCare Company · Perrysburg, OH

This session will provide a review of various types of post-acute rehabilitation and anticipated recovery challenges after stroke.


  1. List types of stroke and their clinical presentation
  2. Describe medical complications of stroke
  3. Describe levels of rehabilitation, prognosis, and styles of therapy

Session 3: Case Management and Social Determinants of Health

Lisa Raiz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor · College of Social Work
The Ohio State University · Columbus, OH


Social determinants of health have become extremely important in health policy discussions, especially with initiatives focused on improving population health. Non-medical factors including social, behavioral and environmental determinants of health consistently play a substantially role in health. This session will discuss the contributions of health care services, genetics, behaviors, environment and social factors in promoting health.


  1. . Define the Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
  2. Discuss the various drivers that impact the progression of social determinants of health
  3. Describe how social determinants of health data can be used in planning population health

Session 4: Gifts and Freebies- When Are They OK to Give & Receive?

Shannon DeBra, JD
Bricker & Eckler LLP · Cincinnati, OH

This session will discuss of what kinds of gifts and freebies can be given to and received from referral sources and still be in compliance with federal and state laws.


  1. Identify federal and state laws that are implicated by gifts and freebies to/from referral sources
  2. Provide examples demonstrating relevant federal and state laws that apply to freebies and gifts given to and received from referral sources
  3. Describe practical tips for staying compliant with the law regarding gifts and freebies

Session 5: Discharge With Dignity- For My Mom and Yours

Josh Luke, Ph.D., FACHE
Award Winning Healthcare Futurist · Yorba Linda, CA

As a veteran hospital CEO and health system Vice President, Dr. Luke showcases case studies from around the country of hospital and health systems who are not only confirming to a value based model, but have developed alternative discharge options from the emergency department and home in the new model.


  1. Utilize new services lines in post acute, and the transitional care space, as well as partner with non-traditional post acute providers
  2. Maintain and grow existing ACO and health plan membership as a result of new ambulatory-based service lines in post acute and the transitional care that manage the patient in the home
  3. Identify the characteristics of a financially viable value based model that improves care, patient satisfaction and profitability

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