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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time
Session Title
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMRegistration
12:30 PM - 12:45 PMWelcome Announcements
12:45 PM - 1:45 PMSession 1: The Climb of Your Life, Finding What's Possible In You
1:45 PM - 2:00 PMBreak
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 2A: Panel: Complex Cases that Impact Case Management
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 2B: Transitional Care from a Skilled Nursing Perspective: Strategies for Success
3:00 PM - 3:15 PMBreak
3:15 PM - 4:15 PMSession 3: You, Me and Them: Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce
4:30 PM - 6:30 PMNetworking Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors

Friday, October 19, 2018
Time
Session Title
7:15 AM - 8:15 AMNetworking Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors
8:10 AM - 8:35 AMChapter Business Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMSession 4: ACMA and Case Management - The Future of Case Management
9:30 AM - 9:50 AMWelcome Announcements
9:50 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors and Exhibitors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 5A: Palliative Care: Issues and Opportunities
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 5B: Creating Access with Virtual Social Workers
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors and Exhibitors
12:30 PM - 12:40 PMGiveaways
12:40 PM - 1:40 PMSession 6: No! My Father does not have Dementia: Dementia: A Toolkit for Case Managers
1:40 PM - 2:00 PMBreak
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 7: Why Case Management is Critical to the Revenue Cycle in Your Hospital

Conference Sessions

Session 1: The Climb of Your Life, Finding What's Possible In You

Dan Miears, BSBA
National Sales Representative
AMS Vans, LLC

ABSTRACT:
Life is a journey of planned and unplanned events that shape our perception, values and understanding of what life is.  This presentation will help the audience see their own life and those around them in a different way.  Using humor and thoughtful examples the audience will better understand what is meaningful and important in life for them and those around them

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify a new perspective to look at the journey of life and other lives we touch
  2. Interpret ways to make better choices in how we create and react to events that occur in life
  3. Discuss different perspectives for new ideas to improve our life and others around us

Session 4: ACMA and Case Management - The Future of Case Management

Greg Cunningham, MHA
CEO
American Case Management Association · Little Rock, AR

ABSTRACT:

The last ten years have been a time of growth and increasing importance for the role of nurses and social workers in health care. The case manager's role will continue to evolve dramatically and ACMA has become an important and active association both locally and nationally. Establishing ACMA and case management as a crucial partner in health care innovation is both of strategic and outcome orientation. Using the last ten years of ACMA's national research data and the evident trends (staffing, structure, function and national policy), the CEO of our national association will share his vision concerning the changing health care/case management environment and the importance of ACMA's strategies to both advocate for and support its members.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Interpret the history of the case management practice and ACMA  
  2. Describe national research-based trends regarding historical and future case management practice
  3. Correlate and compare individual and organizational preparation for future practice issues

Session 2A: Panel: Complex Cases that Impact Case Management

Kelly Cordell, MSW
Director, Adult Advocacy
SC Department of Social Services · Columbia, SC

Cynthia Holmes, LBSW, MHA, ACM
Director, Acute Care Coordination
Palmetto Health Hospital System · Columbia, SC

Charlotte H. Stephens, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP, PMHNP
Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health Services
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System · Spartanburg, SC

ABSTRACT:
Case Managers are challenged daily to meet the needs of an everchanging patient population. This session will discuss the challenges faced by case management in the areas of the Medically Complex Patient, cases involving the Department of Social Services and Behavioral Health cases. The session will explore potential strategies and the value of developing partnerships in the management of these cases.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Discuss the care coordination challenges faced by Case Managers in the management of the Medically Complex Patient as well as Department of Social Services and Behavioral Health Cases
  2. Identify potential solutions or strategies to assist in the management of complex and challenging cases
  3. Discuss the value and importance of establishing provider and agency partnerships in the management of cases

Session 2B: Transitional Care from a Skilled Nursing Perspective: Strategies for Success

Bryan Moorhouse
Administrator, NHC · Healthcare/Greenville
National HealthCare Corporation · Greenville, SC

Gideon Sellers, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
Administrator
National HealthCare Corporation · Greenville, SC

ABSTRACT:

This presentation intends to provide strategies for developing strong relationships between acute and post-acute settings.  Also, developing strategies for reducing length of stay and readmissions in the skilled nursing setting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify ways to improve Hospital/Skilled Nursing Relationships
  2. Recommend strategies for to improve Transitional Care
  3. Assess strategies to improve length of stay and reducing readmissions

Session 5A: Palliative Care: Issues and Opportunities

Michael A Salvatore, MD, FACP
Physician Advisor, Physician Director Utilization Management
Beebe Healthcare · Lewes, DE

ABSTRACT:
In this session, attendees will explore why Palliative Care is underutilized. They will review the potential impact of POLST forms and Medicare’s MCCM program. Dr. Salvatore will explain how Palliative Care can ameliorate provider burnout and discuss Palliative Care and Physician-Assisted Death.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Recognize that palliative care is both ethical and rational care
  2. Describe the relationship between palliative care and hospice care
  3. Identify the benefits of palliative care for patients and for healthcare providers
  4. Define the Medicare Care Choices Program (MCCM)
  5. Analyze how POLST forms and Living Wills help make palliative care more effective

Session 5B: Creating Access with Virtual Social Workers

Crystal Salazar, MSW
Virtual Social Worker, Ambulatory Case Management
Atrium Health · Charlotte, NC

Diamond Stanton-Williams, RN, BSN, MHA
Director, Ambulatory Care Management
Atrium Health · Charlotte, NC

ABSTRACT:
With the creation of an Ambulatory Care Management department a gap was identified related to the social needs of the patient populations. As a result, a Virtual Social Worker role was created to work with practices within the Medicare patient population. The role of the Virtual Social worker is to connect with patients who need assistance with navigating their health and social needs. During this session, tips and tools will be provided for attendees to apply in their settings.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the role of the Virtual Social Worker
  2. Assess the value of wrap around services in the primary care settings
  3. Evaluate opportunities to apply this approach within healthcare settings

Session 3: You, Me and Them: Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

Pat Kelsaw, MSW
Consultant
· Charlotte, NC

ABSTRACT:
The overall purpose is to increase participants' knowledge and awareness of their generation's commonalities, including what workplace values they cherish most. Labor statistics estimate that by 2020, five distinct generations, may work side by side.  The interactive session uses a blend of visuals and music for participants to recall memories of social events that occurred in the United States during their adolescence, a critical period which helped to shape their views.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explore the trends, values and events that helped to shape common behaviors of up to five generations currently in the workplace
  2. Differentiate what makes each generation “tick” and what “ticks” them off
  3. Examine generation-specific working styles and communication strategies

Session 6: No! My Father does not have Dementia: Dementia: A Toolkit for Case Managers

Charlotte H. Stephens, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP, PMHNP
Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health Services
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System · Spartanburg, SC

ABSTRACT:

The number of cases of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to quadruple in the next 40 years if nothing is done to prevent or treat the disease. Current treatment can temporarily improve cognition in this population but has no effect on the underlying pathophysiology of the disease. (Higgins & George, 2013)  Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and as many as 16 million will be affected by 2050.   Alzheimer ’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s disease. One in three seniors dies with dementia.  Case Managers are challenged to educate families, seek safe dispositions and stretch thin to non-existent resources. Caring for this population takes a treatment team effort.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify the signs & symptoms of dementia and utilize this knowledge in diagnosis and staging
  2. Practice informed treatment choices and become informed on community resources
  3. Identify useful tools and clinical pearls for a dementia toolkit

Session 7: Why Case Management is Critical to the Revenue Cycle in Your Hospital

R. Phillip Baker, MD, FACOG, Board of Directors American College of Physician Advisors
Medical Director Case Management and Physician Advisor, Administration
Self Regional Healthcare · Greenwood, SC

ABSTRACT:

This talk will address the impact Case Management has on protecting the revenue cycle for the hospital.  We will discuss the impact on correct status determination and appropriate discharge planning has on ensuring revenue and decreasing denial delays in reimbursement.  This session will perhaps address a different view of the critical role the Case Management has on the financial wellbeing of the facility.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Assess the positive financial impact of case management
  2. Identify an increased awareness of revenue cycle
  3. Propose interaction plans with the physician advisor to improve outcomes

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