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5/19/2018
Time
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 Changes
9:25 AM - 10:25 AMSession 2: Panel Discussion: Impact of Regulatory & Financial Shifts on Providers
10:25 AM - 11:15 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSession 3: Complex Case Management: Growth, Partnership & Outcomes
12:15 PM - 2:00 PMNetworking Lunch & Door Prize Drawings
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Battling the Opioid Epidemic
3:10 PM - 4:10 PMSession 5: Positively Recharged
4:10 PM - 4:30 PMClosing Remarks

Welcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting

Session 1: Insights into the 2018 Health Care Landscape: Regulatory & Financial Changes

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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify key federal policy changes impacting the broader environment
  2. Learn 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

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

Carol McKinley, MSW, Ph.D.
VP Operations
United Methodist Homes

ABSTRACT:
As outlined in Session 1, there are current regulatory and financial shifts which are impacting the delivery of all aspects of Health care. Panelists will discuss the internal challenges and recent innovations within their respective settings. Panelists will also discuss the challenges and opportunities which will be required in order to deliver and integrate care with partners in other settings to achieve mutually desired outcomes. Interactive audience participation and questions will be encouraged. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify the internal impact and challenges of current regulatory and financial changes on the different settings of care delivery
  2. Describe innovations which have been recently implemented in other care settings and the relationship with attendees’ care settings
  3. Distinguish strategies for improving integration of care between the different settings

Session 3: Complex Case Management: Growth, Partnership & Outcomes

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:

“This needs more time.” “There’s only so much we can do…” If you’ve heard these words uttered by anyone in your facility setting, then we have the answer to help you get out of this rut. This session will discuss the development of a team unbounded by the traditional rules to provide quality care for individuals both in and out of the hospital setting. Our presentation will further explore the concept of the Complex Team and how it evolved into the Complex Case Management Practice (CCMP). Examples of successful strategies utilized to manage our most complex patients across the continuum will be provided, as well as proof of decreased re-admissions for these cases. 
Finally, we will discuss new metrics developed to help CCMP drill down and identify effective strategies that are impacting the prevention of readmissions and ED visits.

 

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 what metrics qualify for the strategies that are most impactful on the prevention of readmissions and ED visits

Session 4: Battling the Opioid Epidemic

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.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the severity of the opioid crisis
  2. Identify how RWJ Barnabas Institute for Prevention is addressing the crisis
  3. Discuss the OORP program’s workflow and outcomes since launching program

Session 5: Positively Recharged

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

ABSTRACT:

Become infectious with a positivity that spreads into an epidemic of enthusiastic attitudes which

produce excellent skills and effective results.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Become alert to the symptoms of negativity
  2. Be motivated to radically reverse apathy to enthusiasm and mediocrity to excellence
  3. Shift perspective of differences that disconnect the team

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