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5/19/2018
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Session Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 8:20 AMWelcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting
8:20 AM - 9:20 AMSession 1: Insights into the 2018 Health Care Landscape: Regulatory & Financial Change, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE
9:25 AM - 10:25 AMSession 2: Panel Discussion: Impact of Regulatory & Financial Shifts on Providers, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE
10:25 AM - 11:15 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSession 3: Complex Case Management: Growth, Partnership & Outcomes, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE
12:15 PM - 2:00 PMNetworking Lunch & Door Prize Drawings
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Battling the Opioid Epidemic, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE
3:10 PM - 4:10 PMSession 5: Positively Recharged, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE
4:10 PM - 4:30 PMClosing Remarks

Welcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting

Session 1: Insights into the 2018 Health Care Landscape: Regulatory & Financial Change, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE

Theresa Edelstein, MPH, LNHA
Vice President · Post-Acute Policy & Special Initiatives
New Jersey Hospital Association · Princeton, NJ

ABSTRACT:

Health care in 2018 continues to shift in response to government policy, new opportunities and market forces. It is increasingly important for providers in all settings to have a deeper appreciation of how their partners are being affected operationally, financially and clinically. This session will give attendees insight into all of these aspects and generate discussion about the challenges associated with each. 

PRESENTER BIO:

Theresa Edelstein is Vice President of Post-Acute Care Policy & Special Initiatives at the New Jersey Hospital Association where she has been for 20 years.  She directs the policy, regulatory, education and membership services activities of the Association as they relate to post-acute and long-term care as well as coordinates policy work related to insurance and managed care.  Theresa has her Master’s in Public Health from the Columbia University, and her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify key federal policy changes impacting the broader health care environment
  2. Examine the current and near future status of Medicare payments for acute and post-acute care
  3. Discuss the impact of market forces and opportunities of health care providers’ decision making and actions

Session 2: Panel Discussion: Impact of Regulatory & Financial Shifts on Providers, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE

Theresa Edelstein, MPH, LNHA
Vice President · Post-Acute Policy & Special Initiatives
New Jersey Hospital Association · Princeton, NJ

Richard J. Kathrins, PT, MHA, Ph.D.
President/CEO
Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation · Pomona, NJ

Steven Landers, MD, MPH
President & CEO
VNA Health Group · Holmdel, NJ

James Clancy, LNHA
Executive Director
United Methodist Communities · Collingswood, NJ

Karine Shnorhokian, MSN, BSN
Nurse Manager · Accountable Care Organization
Holy Name Medical Center · Teaneck, NJ

ABSTRACT:
Regulatory and financial shifts are impacting health care delivery within various settings. During this session, an expert panel will discuss challenges, opportunities and strategies to deliver and integrate care with partners in other settings to achieve mutually desired outcomes. Interactive audience participation and questions will be encouraged.

PRESENTERS' BIOS:
 

Theresa Edelstein is Vice President of Post-Acute Care Policy & Special Initiatives at the New Jersey Hospital Association where she has been for 20 years.  She directs the policy, regulatory, education and membership services activities of the Association as they relate to post-acute and long-term care as well as coordinates policy work related to insurance and managed care.  Theresa has her Master’s in Public Health from the Columbia University, and her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

Dr. Richard Kathrins has worked in health care for 41 years.  He has been the President and CEO of Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation since 1991.  Prior to that time, he has served as Bacharach’s Assistant Administrator as well as a practicing physical therapist in multiple practice settings.   Dr. Kathrins holds a Masters in Health Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the American Medical Rehabilitation Association’s (AMRPA) Board.

Dr. Steven Landers is the President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second largest not-for- profit home health care organization servicing New Jersey and Ohio. As a certified family doctor and geriatrician, Dr. Landers places a strong emphasis on house calls to the vulnerable elderly and has a specialized interest in geriatric medicine, home health, hospice and palliative care. Before joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Landers served as the Director of the Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation and Director of Post-Acute Operations for the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Landers is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

James Clancy has been actively employed in the Health Care Industry since beginning his career in 1980. For the last 14 year, he had been employed with United Methodist Communities as Executive Director of first the Pitman Campus and now the Collinswood location.  over 20 years ‘and currently serves as executive director United Methodist Communities.  Mr. Clancy received his Bachelor of Arts from Lasalle University.  

Karine Shnorhokian is the Nurse Manager for the Accountable Care Organization out of Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ.  She currently oversees care coordination efforts managing quality and cost utilization for high-risk patients throughout the continuum across multiple payor contracts. Ms Shnorhokian has a Masters in Nursing from Walden University with a concentration in Leadership and Management.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify the internal impact and challenges of current regulatory and financial changes
  2. Describe and compare innovations and best practices to coordinate care within various settings
  3. Apply strategies to improve integration of care between different settings

Session 3: Complex Case Management: Growth, Partnership & Outcomes, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE

Debra B. Hernandez, MSN, APRN, BC
Nurse Practitioner · Medicine
Hartford Hospital · North Haven, CT

Jasmine Rivera, BSN, ACM-RN
Complex Case Coordinator · Case Coordination
Hartford Hospital · Simsbury, CT

Michelle Wallace, BSN, ACM-RN
Complex Case Coordinator · Case Coordination
Hartford Hospital · Amston, CT

ABSTRACT:
Increasing workload and expanded scope has led to Case Management department redesign efforts within various settings. This session will discuss the development of a team unbounded by the traditional rules to provide integrated quality care. A Complex Team model's evolution into the Complex Case Management Practice (CCMP) will be presented that can be applied by attendees. Examples of successful strategies to manage complex patients across the continuum will be provided. Outcome data will be shared related to readmission trends.

PRESENTERS' BIO:

Debra Hernandez, MSN, APRN, BC has been a nurse practitioner for 12 years in the Department of Medicine at Hartford Hospital.  Over the span of 35 years, Debbie held positions of Director of Nursing Education, Director of Critical Care and Director of Care Management at MidState Medical Center, and, Community Case Manager for the Hartford Physician Hospital Organization. In 2015 Debbie and Dr. Ajay Kumar identified the need for a Transitional Care Champion to assist in the management of outlier patients with the goal of decreasing length of stay and improving patient experience.  In the first year in the role, Debbie saved 226 days, and the role also took on the challenge of readmissions and fostered the development of the Complex Case Management Practice.  Debbie received her BSN and MSN from Southern Connecticut State University and her Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Connecticut.  

Jasmine Rivera has been a practicing registered nurse since 1999. Her vast experience has been a result of working within a variety of patient care settings across the continuum. During Jasmine’s career, she has worked at Hartford Hospital; directed a specialty HIV/AIDS unit, worked as staff development/infection control manager, provided outpatient flu clinics in a variety of settings, performed long term care assessments in the community and has worked in every nursing capacity within the home care arena, from nurse’s aide supervisor, to sales executive and nursing director. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut, is board certified in gerontology, and is an accredited case manager through ACMA.

Michelle Wallace, BSN, RN, ACM-RN is the Case Coordinator of the Complex Case Management Practice team at Hartford Hospital in Hartford Connecticut.  Michelle has extensive case coordination experience over a span of ten years, including being the Director of Case Management/Social Work at Windham Hospital, Director of Nursing in a skilled nursing facility, Infection Control, Employee Health, Risk Management and as an Assistant Head Nurse in an Intensive Care Unit.  Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Connecticut. She is an Accredited Case Manager through the ACMA Certification since 2013 and currently is a member of the American Case Management Association, Connecticut Chapter Board as Secretary.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the development, structure and evolution of the Complex Case Management Practice as it relates to care across the continuum
  2. Highlight successful strategies utilized across the continuum to reduce complex patient readmissions
  3. Identify and apply metrics to monitor readmission trends

Session 4: Battling the Opioid Epidemic, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE

Gina Zaccagnino, LSW
Patient Navigator · Institute for Prevention / Opioid Overdose Recovery Program
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health · Toms River, NJ

ABSTRACT:

To address the opioid health care crisis, RWJ Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention has launched the Opioid Overdose Recovery Program. The program, a first of its kind in the nation, links individuals who were reversed from an opioid overdose and admitted to emergency departments to recovery support services and substance use disorder treatment. During this session, program descriptions and approaches will be provided for attendees to implement within their settings.
 
PRESENTER BIO:

Gina Zaccagnino is a Patient Navigator for the Monmouth, Middlesex and Somerset County Opioid Overdose Recovery Program through Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention.  Her day to day tasks include assessing her client’s needs after an opioid overdose, recommending the appropriate level of care based on ASAM Third Edition Criteria, and assisting the client in the successful transition from the Emergency Room to substance  use treatment or any other supportive services deemed necessary.  Gina has worked with clients and families suffering from substance use disorders for over 7 years and is actively pursuing her LCSW and LCADC.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Recognize the severity of the opioid crisis and impact on communities
  2. Review an integrated recovery support and substance use disorder treatment program
  3. Apply the program design and workflow to achieve desired outcomes

Session 5: Positively Recharged, Participant Level - Intermediate, 1 CE

Ellen F. Hester, BS, MS
Motivational Speaker/Trainer
· Monroe, GA

ABSTRACT:
Applying communication techniques to facilitate difficult conversations and identify potential triggers can improve client engagement, help resolve client ambivalence, and support activation of patient centered plans. During this session, the speaker applies humor and case examples as audience members examine their biases and increase awareness of roadblocks to open communication. Strategies to assess personal motivation, address negativity and build on team and personal strengths will be presented.

PRESENTER BIO:

Ellen Hester is a motivational speaker and humorist who labels herself an “Enthusiastigator”. What’s that you ask?  It’s someone who is looking for an opportunity to ignite enthusiasm and inspire excellence in others.  Ellen speaks as “Flo”, the big-haired waitress; Nurse Nancy, the mental health nurse, and Dr. Choice, the optionist. She is a native of Cairo, Georgia who possesses a Bachelor of Science in Service Administration from Mercer University and a Master of Science in Management from Troy University.
In 2017 Ellen participated in the National Senior Games and in 2015 and 2016 she participated in the Georgia Golden Olympics. Ms. Hester also bicycled 3,250 miles across the United States for the American Lung Association.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase awareness of symptoms of negativity and impact on communication
  2. Identify personal biases and communication road blocks that disconnect the team
  3. Apply motivation techniques to convert apathy to enthusiasm and mediocrity to excellence

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