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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Session Title
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:30 AM - 8:45 AMWelcome & Chapter Business Meeting
8:45 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote Address: Compassion and Hacking Bias
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 2: A Legal Perspective on Complex Discharges
11:30 AM - 11:40 AMBreak
11:40 AM - 12:40 PMSession 3: Virtual Medicine is Now Medicine
12:40 PM - 2:10 PMNetworking Lunch
2:10 PM - 2:20 PMGiveaways
2:20 PM - 3:20 PMSession 4: Hot Topics in Medicare Regulation
3:20 PM - 4:20 PMSession 5: NYS - Leading the Nation Forward in Health

Conference Sessions

Keynote Address: Compassion and Hacking Bias

Anurag Gupta
Founder & CEO
BE MORE America · New York, NY

This keynote will introduce participants with the phenomenon of unconscious bias and introduce a few proven tools that have shown to simultaneously reduce unconscious bias and enhance prosocial behaviors. Participants will explore the impact of unconscious bias on decision-making, specifically in patient satisfaction and employee engagement.


  1. Describe the nature of compassion fatigue and its relationship to unconscious bias
  2. Understand the scientific basis for bias based on leading neuroscience
  3. Identify Prosocial Behavior tools that enhance compassion for self and others

Session 2: A Legal Perspective on Complex Discharges

Stacey Meshnick

Ronald Fatoullah & Associates · Great Neck, NY

Christina G. Milone, Esq
CEO and Managing Partner
Miller & Milone, P.C. · Garden City, NY

This session will address legal obstacles affecting a safe discharge and those cases that should be carefully identified at the time of admission.


  1. Identify issues that result in discharge delays
  2. Understand obstacles with an undocumented Patient
  3. Recognize the role of Guardianship when a patient is incapacitated

Session 3: Virtual Medicine is Now Medicine

Daniel J. Barchi, MEM
Chief Information Officer
NewYork-Presbyterian · New York, NY

Think virtual reality is just about gaming and the world of make-believe? Get real. From product design to real estate, many industries have adopted VR and related technologies - and nowhere are the benefits of VR greater than in health care. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Robotic Process Automation are moving from business into medicine. How do we adopt these technologies while enhancing the patient and physician experience?


  1. Know the history of AI Development
  2. Understand how technology is being adopted
  3. Recognize the risks in algorithmic bias

Session 4: Hot Topics in Medicare Regulation

Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM
Vice President, Regulations and Education
R1 Physician Advisory Services · Chicago, IL


The stream of new Medicare regulations never seems to stop running.  2018 brought us the removal of total knee replacement from the inpatient only list and talk about moving many cardiac procedures to surgery centers, the Medicare Advantage plans seem to continue to test the patience of all of us, and the 2019 CMS regulations will be posted for review.  In this session, Dr. Hirsch will review the most recent regulatory updates that case managers need to know.


  1. Review the anticipated changes for 2019
  2. Optimize their processes for current regulations
  3. Better understand the challenges facing case managers in 2018

Session 5: NYS - Leading the Nation Forward in Health

Senator Kemp Hannon
Chair, NYS Health Committee
NYS Senate · Albany, NY


From telehealth to hospice swing beds, organ donation to sepsis awareness – the New York State Senate Committee on Health is tackling issues that impact all of us, both as case managers and New Yorkers. In this session, Senator Kemp Hannon, chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Health, will discuss current legislature and his vision of the future of health in New York State, as well as New York’s prime position to lead the country forward in public health initiatives.



  1. Recognize current health-related issues being addressed by NYS
  2. Summarize future vision of NYS Senate Committee on Health
  3. Discuss how NYS Senate activities impact case management practice

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