8:00 am
Anu Banerjee
Anu Banerjee, PhD, MS, MHM, FACHE
System Vice President, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer
Arnot Health

8:10 am
  • Gain insight as to where HHS is in the process of gathering information and rulemaking to reform regulations that may be impeding coordination among providers to deliver better, lower-cost patient care
  • Learn about efforts around the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, 42 CFR Pt. 2, and HIPAA and potential changes to allow better coordination of care
  • Discover ways HHS is seeking to improve information sharing, allow new value-based entities to create value-based arrangements, define new safe harbors around EHRs, and address cybersecurity concerns
Eric D. Hargan
Eric D. Hargan
Deputy Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services

9:00 am

NQF assembled the support and leadership of nearly 100 health care organizations and experts to form the National Quality Task Force to create a report of national recommendations to improve alignment throughout the health care delivery system to achieve better health value and outcomes by 2030.

  • Learn about the Task Force committee’s makeup, representing multiple perspectives across providers, payers, patients, consumers, employers, and more
  • Explore key trends being addressed by the committees, such as the move to population health, new care delivery settings, how emerging technologies such as AI and virtual care are being implemented, and competencies to embrace care redesign and payment models that support keeping people well
  • Gain insight into what the Task Force has considered, what’s being weighed, and the direction of the report
  • Learn how your role in care coordination contributes to advance system-wide changes to drive alignment
Shantanu Agrawal
Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Quality Forum

9:45 am

A: Adapt Care Teams to Coordinated Care Models

  • Simplify the transition from acute case management to coordinated care
  • Identify the ideal personnel to aid care teams – from care navigators, to social workers, and others – to design more effective and efficient care coordination
  • Assess processes and patient outcomes to enable continuous improvement
Mary McLaughlin-Davis
Mary McLaughlin-Davis, DNP, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CCM
Senior Director, Care Management, Main Campus and Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
Cleveland Clinic

Julianna S. Sellett
Julianna S. Sellett, DNP, MBA, RN, CPHQ, CENP
Vice President, Community Health Initiatives
Carle Health System

B. Build a Comprehensive Care Technology Framework to Promote Population Health Initiatives

  • Incorporate design thinking to promote ease of use
  • Build workflows to integrate technology with population health tools
  • Develop governance structure to promote seamless integration across the enterprise
  • Discover how technology can be used to track quality metrics and create performance dashboards to give real-time feedback to clinicians and ultimately improve provider engagement
  • Improve patient satisfaction by allowing primary care physicians and specialists access to each other’s chart, and hospitals and medical groups to share records so that care managers can coordinate care between departments
Priscilla Stilwell
Priscilla Stilwell
Executive Director, Population Health
Genesis Health System

C: Align Quality Reporting in Care Coordination to Optimize Contract Performance

  • Create strategies to develop viable, collaborative relationships with community partners
  • Design patient identification strategies to create payeragnostic care coordination and ensure that all patients have access to the highest possible standard of care
  • Explore strategies for quality reporting alignment and efficiency
  • Develop care coordination process and outcome dashboards
Katie Doyle
Katie Doyle, MS, RN
Director, Ambulatory Care Coordination
Northwestern Memorial Health Care

Kimberly Zukowski
Kimberly Zukowski, LMSW, CCM, LSSGB
Director of Care Coordination
Wellstar Cobb Hospital

11:15 am
Joshua M. Liao
Joshua M. Liao, MD
Medical Director of Payment Strategy
University of Washington Medicine

11:30 am
  • Outline and discuss new, evolving, and upcoming value-based payment models
  • Examine how changes to payment models impact strategic planning and care delivery design
Joshua M. Liao
Joshua M. Liao, MD
Medical Director of Payment Strategy
University of Washington Medicine

12:10 pm
  • Assess how to allocate resources to different value-based payment models under a consolidated population health strategy
  • Improve internal clinical engagement and establish external partnerships to succeed in population health initiatives
Debbie Welle-Powell
Debbie Welle-Powell
Chief Population Health Officer
Essentia Health

12:50 pm
2:00 pm
  • Review Direct Contracting Model options and assess each option’s goals and risks
  • Apply lessons learned from initiatives involving ACOs to succeed in this model
  • Explore how this program ties into other population health initiatives that address the needs of high-cost populations
Valinda Rutledge
Valinda Rutledge
Vice President, Public Payor Health Strategy
Greenville Health System
Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs
America’s Physician Group

2:40 pm
  • Build a strategy to ensure post acute is a critical component of your population health strategy
  • Develop an Integrated Delivery Network for post acute care that coordinates care for patients to keep them in their homes and communities
  • Identify metrics and results that demonstrate the value for the Population Health Enterprise
Denise Keefe
Denise Keefe
AdvocateAurora Post-Acute Division
Executive Vice President
AdvocateAurora Health

3:50 pm
  • Understand how components of value-based contracts impact quality, outcomes, and financial drivers in a resource-constrained environment
  • Leverage process and analytics to evaluate program performance and data-driven decision-making
  • Prepare your organization to move forward with full capitation and other advanced APMs for high-risk populations
Alvin Lin
Alvin Lin
Vice President, Ambulatory Care Transformation and Innovation
St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH) Health System

4:30 pm
  • Understand the impact of new regulatory reform on interoperability and health information technology, particularly as they impact delivery of patient care
  • Ensure interoperable design is scalable and flexible enough to withstand heavy utilization across diverse users and needs
  • Promote more effective information sharing that can lead to data capture for complex population health initiatives
  • Discuss other regulatory reforms that may impact interoperability and coordinated care
Will Brady
Will Brady
Chief of Staff to the Deputy and Senior Advisor to the Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services