2022 Congress on Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Top Interventions to Transform Discharge Planning, Care Transitions, Patient Engagement, Prevention and Cost Reduction
June, 23-24, 2022 • Bellagio Hotel • Las Vegas, Nevada

2022 Congress on Reducing Hospital Readmissions

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COVID-19 Advisory: BRI Network holds above all else, the health & safety of our attendees and their families. Currently this event is scheduled as an in-person event. We will however, continue to monitor and follow recommendations regarding capacity from CDC and other health agencies.
About the Conference:

According to recent studies, approximately $25 billion is spent annually on preventable hospital readmissions in the United States.  In its continued effort to reduce healthcare spending while improving quality patient care,  hospitals and health systems are implementing strategies and processes to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.  Technology enabled processes are an effective component in this effort.

CMS is continuing its expansion to define regulations that penalize hospitals with high readmission rates thus impacting hospital revenue.  Providers are collaborating with Payors to implement innovative programs targeted at preventing readmissions as well as improve quality care and patient outcomes.  Hospitals are also enhancing discharge planning processes, care transitions, patient engagement and education, to ensure that the patient remains healthy and does not need to return to the hospital.

The 2022 Congress on Reducing Hospital Readmissions is an exciting, high level forum featuring knowledgeable leaders and executives from the nation’s leading Health Plans, Hospitals and Health Systems  who will share their perspectives, valuable insights and expertise on how to be best equipped for the rapidly evolving  landscape of reducing hospital readmissions.  Attendees will benefit from learning about best practices and strategies that have been deployed to address the challenges  in transforming the nation’s healthcare to enhance patient centric care, reduced spending, and prevent readmissions.  This exclusive event targets senior level executives in order to maximize educational and networking opportunities.

Who Should Attend?
Hospitals/Health Systems/Health Plans

  • Medical Management
  • Operations
  • Quality
  • Patient Financial Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Case Management
  • Nursing
  • Admissions
  • Care Management
  • Medical Records
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • COO
  • Finance
  • Denial Management
  • Billing
  • Compliance
  • Patient Flow
  • Public Relations
  • Administrators
  • Office Managers

 

Also of Interest to Consultants; Vendors; Solution Providers; TPA’s and Outsourcing Companies

Conference Agenda

Day One - Thursday, June 23 , 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Morning Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:15am – 9:00am
Improving Transitions of Care: What are the Components of a Comprehensive Readmission Reduction Program? 

Brian Jack MD
Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Director
Lesotho Boston Health Alliance
Director
BU Center for Health Systems Design and Implementation 

9:00am – 9:45am
Lessons Learned from Covid in Reducing Hospitalizations

Rhonda Wiering, MSN, RN, NHA
Vice President, Clinical Growth and Innovation
Avera@Home
Avera Health 

9:45am – 10:15am         
Networking Break & Refreshments

10:15am – 11:00am
Reducing Readmissions for High Utilizer Patients Through Strategies and Palliative Care 

Francis Balucan, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
​Medical Director, Vanderbilt Familiar Faces
Medical Director, 3 Round Wing
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

11:00am – 11:45am
Development of an Innovated Heart Failure Hospitalist Program. 

Jesus Vargas, Jr. MD, PhD
Site Director
UPMC Harrisburg Hospital
Hospitalist Director Heart Failure Program
UPMC Harrisburg 

11:45am – 12:30pm      

Patrice Callagy, RN
Executive Director Emergency Services
Stanford Healthcare 

Sam Shen MD,MBA
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations and Quality
Patient Safety Officer/Associate Chief Quality Officer
Stanford Healthcare 

12:30pm – 1:30pm        
Luncheon for Speakers & Delegates

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Optimizing Care Transitions from Hospital to Home 

Emily Downing, MD
System Clinical Officer• Population Health, Home Care Services, Health Equity
Allina Health 

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel Discussion:  Implementing Effective Provider Payor Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions 

Jodi Rosen (Moderator)
Vice President, Innovation & Digital Strategy
City of Hope 

Carla Beckerle,DNP, APRN-BC
Vice President Clinical Programs
Esse Health

Mitchell Fogel, MD
Senior Medical Diector, Provider Transformation and National Accounts
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey 

Brian Jack MD
Professor of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Director
Lesotho Boston Health Alliance
Director
BU Center for Health Systems Design and Implementation 

3:15pm – 3:45pm          
Networking Break & Refreshments 

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Improving Patient Outcomes & Cost Savings by Leveraging Remote Monitoring Technology to Accelerate & Scale Care Management for Medicare Advantage Members 

Carla Beckerle,DNP, APRN-BC
Vice President Clinical Programs
Esse Health 

4:30pm – 5:15pm          
Strategies to Reduce Readmissions Through Enhanced Patient Education, Communication and Engagement 

Sharlene Burgos BSN, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager for Project RED
VAAES Documentation Workforce Lead
ICT/SCOUTS Program Coordinator
Acute Care Hospital Operations (ACHO)
VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) 

Denise Renfro, MS, RN, ACNS CPPD, QSV
Clinical Practice and Professional Development (CPPD)
Office of Quality, Safety & Value (QSV)
Emergency Department Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions    
VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) 

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Friday, June 24, 2022

7:15am – 8:00am
Morning Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

8:15am – 9:00am
Overcoming Challenges with Measuring Readmissions

Demetri Goutos, MBA
Research Associate IV
Yale/YNHH Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation 

9:00am – 9:45am           
Effective Payor Provider Incentive Programs

Michele Forgues-Lackie MBA, FACHE, FACMPE, CHFP
Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center 

9:45am – 10:15am         
Networking Break & Refreshments 

10:15am – 11:00am  
Reducing Readmissions for High Utilizer Patients Through Strategies and Palliative Care

Julie Jackson, NP
Vice President Continuum of Care
ProHealth Care

11:00am – 11:45am
Addressing Socio Economic Factors in Reducing Avoidable Readmissions 

Lakisha Sturgis RN, BSN, MPH, CPHQ
Director of Community Care Management
Temple Center for Population Health, LLC 

11:45am – 12:30pm      
Managing “Hot Spotters” To Reduce Readmissions 

Pouya Afshar, MD
CEO
Presidium Medical Group 

12:30pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop - Friday, June 24, 2022
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Essential Tools to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Many organizations have implemented digital health tools in a limited capacity. This session will discuss how organizations can integrate and expanded their digital health strategies across the care continuum to reduce hospital readmissions.

Session Objectives:

  • Gain insight on how digital health tools can be utilized to limit hospital readmissions
  • Consider what simple strategies can drive your organization to making transformational decisions
  • Engage with peers about leveraging digital tools to address their current business issues
  • Examine how digital health strategies and tools can support patients post discharge
  • Discuss how to think, plan and act differently to advance your digital transformation strategies

Jessica Duke
Manager
Health Care Practice
Huron Consulting Group 

Jessica is a director in the healthcare technology practice at Huron Consulting, a global consulting firm located in Chicago. With over 19 years of experience in the healthcare industry, she is a seasoned clinician that is equipped to guide clients through patient care management and virtual process improvement. Her roster of projects includes working with an array of organizations to assess and plan for the operational and functional components of virtual care and telehealth / telehealth. This has included the following for virtual care and telehealth / telehealth: building uses case designs, selecting solution equipment, implementation, and staff education. Jessica excels in adaptable project management by scaling methodologies to best meet the client’s needs. She has direct experience working in rural health settings and developing virtual care / telehealth / telehealth solutions to meet their population needs.

Featured Speakers

Brian Jack MD

Brian Jack MD

Professor of Family Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center
Director
Lesotho Boston Health Alliance
Director
BU Center for Health Systems Design and Implementation
Rhonda Wiering, MSN, RN, NHA

Rhonda Wiering, MSN, RN, NHA

Vice President, Clinical Growth and Innovation

Avera@Home
Avera Health
Vipul Bhatia, MD, MBA

Vipul Bhatia, MD, MBA

Medical Director

Continuing Care Services
WellSpan Health
Jesus Vargas, Jr. MD, PhD

Jesus Vargas, Jr. MD, PhD

Site Director

UPMC Harrisburg Hospital
Hospitalist Director Heart Failure Program
UPMC Harrisburg
Sharlene Burgos BSN, RN

Sharlene Burgos BSN, RN

Assistant Nurse Manager for Project RED

VAAES Documentation Workforce Lead
ICT/SCOUTS Program Coordinator
Acute Care Hospital Operations (ACHO)
Denise Renfro, MS, RN, ACNS CPPD, QSV

Denise Renfro, MS, RN, ACNS CPPD, QSV

VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)

Clinical Practice and Professional Development (CPPD)
Office of Quality, Safety & Value (QSV)

 

Emily Downing, MD

Emily Downing, MD

System Clinical Officer• Population Health, Home Care Services, Health Equity

Allina Health
Carla Beckerle,DNP, APRN-BC

Carla Beckerle,DNP, APRN-BC

Vice President Clinical Programs

Esse Health
Mitchell Fogel, MD

Mitchell Fogel, MD

Senior Medical Diector, Provider Transformation and National Accounts

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Jodi Rosen

Jodi Rosen

Vice President, Innovation and Digital Strategy

City of Hope
Julie Jackson, NP

Julie Jackson, NP

Vice President Continuum of Care

ProHealth Care
 Pouya Afshar, MD

Pouya Afshar, MD

CEO

Presidium Medical Group

Lakisha Sturgis RN, BSN, MPH, CPHQ

Lakisha Sturgis RN, BSN, MPH, CPHQ

Director of Community Care Management

Temple Center for Population Health, LLC
Florian B. Mayr, MD MPH

Florian B. Mayr, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Michele Forgues-Lackie MBA, FACHE, FACMPE, CHFP

Michele Forgues-Lackie MBA, FACHE, FACMPE, CHFP

Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center
 Jessica Duke

Jessica Duke

Manager

Health Care Practice
Huron Consulting Group
Patrice Callagy, RN

Patrice Callagy, RN

Executive Director Emergency Services

Stanford Healthcare
Sam Shen MD, MBA

Sam Shen MD, MBA

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations and Quality
Patient Safety Officer/Associate Chief Quality Officer
Stanford Healthcare
Pouya Afshar, MD
CEO
Presidium Medical Group
Venue
Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-693-7111

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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