2022 Population Health Management Congress for Health Plans & Hospitals
January 31 – February 1, 2022 * Bellagio * Las Vegas, NV

2022 Population Health Management Congress for Health Plans & Hospitals

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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.
The nation’s healthcare ecosystem is continuing its Value Based Care approach to improve the population’s health and outcomes while reducing costs. Population Health Management strategies and implementations are driving these efforts to achieve the Triple Aim. Both Providers and Payors are deeply involved in developing and deploying effective programs and processes targeted to deliver high quality, patient centric healthcare to significantly improve patient outcomes, while dramatically reducing healthcare spending. These innovative methods encompass enhanced care coordination, utilization of technology and data, preventative measures and patient engagement to manage high risk patient populations. Collaborative efforts between Payors and Providers, as well as partnerships are improving the patient experience while reducing spending.

This high-level forum features knowledgeable leaders from the nation’s leading Hospitals, Health Systems and Health Plans who will share their valuable insights and expertise on how to achieve success in the rapidly evolving landscape of Population Health Management. Attendees will benefit from learning about best practices and strategies that have been implemented to address the challenges in transforming the nation’s healthcare to improve and maintain a healthy population while reducing healthcare spending.

Who Should Attend?
From Hospitals/Health Plans/Health Systems/Gov’t Agencies

• CEO ’s
• CFO’s
• Chief Medical Officers
• Chief Quality Officers
• Chief Marketing Officers
• Population Health Management
• Medical Management
• Community Health
• Medicare
• Senior Products
• Medical Directors
• Government Programs
• Health Reform
• Patient Quality & Safety
• Readmissions
• Innovation
• Compliance
• Data Analytics
• Managed Care
• Care Management
• Operations
• Finance
• Strategy
• Business Development
• Regulatory Affairs
• Risk Management
• Utilization Management
• Network Management
• Clinical Director
• Revenue Cycle
• Quality Management

Also of interest to: Vendors; Solution Providers; Population Health Management Organizations; Home Health Care; Physician Groups; Healthcare Consultants

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday. January 31, 2022

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

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

8:15am – 9:00am
Building and Implementing the Quality and Population Health Infrastructure to Achieve Success Under Value-Based Contracts

This session will discuss how to build and implement a quality and population health infrastructure that will be successful with value-based contracts. The talk will explore key competencies for success under risk as well as review operational programming examples of successful models. The presentation will

also discuss quality initiatives to prioritize based on the level of associated risk.

Jennifer Houlihan, MSP, MA
Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health
Wake Forest Baptist Health

9:00am – 9:45am
Improving Population Health in the Post–COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 has resulted in a health crisis unlike any other experienced in the past century, with millions of people infected and over one million people dying worldwide. The pandemic has disproportionately impacted historically marginalized groups, resulting in higher rates of infection, hospitalization, and death in racial/ethnic minority populations. The health inequities uncovered by the pandemic represent an opportunity in which improvements at the population level may be uniquely possible. Healthcare providers must work toward improving healthcare and increasing health equity in the post–COVID-19 era. This session will explore strategies to achieve this goal, including:

– Prioritizing health system equity and government improvements to population health
–  Fostering community engagement and voice
– Promoting equity in economic sustainability
– Building a stronger and sustainable public health network

Darlene Oliver Hightower
Vice President, Community Health Equity
Rush University Medical Center

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

10:15am – 11:00am
Beyond Gainshare: The ROI of Progression up the APM Risk Ladder

This session offers perspective on quantifying the ROI of progression in alternative payment models including benefits to operations, expenses, penalty avoidance, quality and value with a quick dive into the specific opportunities presented by Medicaid APMs. The discussion will explore a framework for defining value beyond just a calculation of whether a gainshare can be achieved and what that might be, and also discusses particular lessons learned on Medicaid APM contracting.

Kristen Mucitelli-Heath
Vice President, Population Health and Regional Government Affairs, Advocacy
St. Joseph’s Health

11:00am – 11:45am
Telemedicine Interventions for Population Health

In the fee-for-service world healthcare delivery has traditionally been focused on the high-cost hospitalized treatment of patients. Limited attention has been paid to population healthcare screening and preventative health care interventions.  This session will review identifying patient populations who will benefit from digital health interventions, as well as understand how this information can be collected, filtered and presented to practitioners so that interventions can be made in a meaningful way. The talk will also explore how these systems of care can be used to monitor and treat patients to reduce the need and frequency of hospitalizations and higher because procedures. This session will review how digital technologies can be used to identify and treat social issues affecting healthcare outcomes.  We will focus on remote patient monitoring, partnerships with community paramedicine, and mobile COVID-19 evaluation, testing and monoclonal antibody treatment. In addition, technology needs and difference between various demographic groups will be explored.

Charles F. Barbera, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP
Vice President, Pre-Hospital and Unscheduled Care
Tower Health

11:45am – 12:30pm
Benefits of the Transitional Care Model

The transitional care model is a multidisciplinary approach focusing on high-risk populations as they transition from the acute to ambulatory setting. Goals of care include to reduce hospital readmissions, identify social determinants negatively impacting health, and improve patient outcomes, quality of life and patient satisfaction. Benefits of the transitional care model result in cost avoidance from recurrent hospital visits by the uninsured, increased bed availability for commercially insured patients, improved BPCI performance, and reduced cost of care. In light of the recent pandemic, the transitional care team has partnered with local home health agencies to provide high level, comprehensive care within the patient’s home The HUGS (High Utilization Groups) program is concentrated on high-risk heart failure patients requiring a close medical management as well as a multitude of specialties and interventions. Ultimately, focused on the reduction of hospital readmissions, reduced post discharge complications, and the overutilization of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers. 

Paige Wyer, FNP-c
Center of Transitional Care Lead Nurse Practitioner
Dignity Health

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

1:30pm – 2:15pm
Addressing the Challenges of Social Determinants of Health and Advancing Health Equity

There are many factors that impact a person’s health beyond traditional medical care. These social determinants of health (SDoH) can range from job security and education to having access to healthy food and transportation and play a critical role in overall health outcomes and total cost of care. Providing whole-person care is fundamental to managing population health. This presentation explores Advocate Aurora Health’s journey to tackle SDoH and provide whole-person care while using an innovative solution to “prescribe” community resources for patients with unmet SDOH needs and moving beyond SDOH management to advance Health Equity.

Alvia Siddiqi, MD, FAAFP
VP Population Health IL
Enterprise Population Health
Advocate Aurora Health

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel Discussion: 
Developing and Implementing Collaborative Strategies and Partnerships to  Optimize Outcomes and Reduce Costs
Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Project with local homeless shelter to reduce unnecessary visits to the ED and 911 calls
  • Filling gaps for high-risk populations through a multi-disciplinary approach
  • Partnering with local FQHCs to increase access to preventative and primary care
  • Post-acute care collaborations
    Panelists:
    Lauren Faison-Clark, MBA
    Service Line Administrator for Regional Development, Population Health, and Telemedicine
    Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

    Ifedayo Kuye, MD, MBA
    Associate Medical Director, Value Based Care, Office of Population Health
    Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Medicine 

    Nicole Berman, MSN, RN, CCM
    Manager of Care Management
    Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital

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

3:45pm – 4:30pm
Optimizing Care Across the Continuum to Optimize Population Health

Improving the health of our communities isn’t something that can be accomplished by one single entity. We must collaborate and work collectively to make an impact on the barriers to good health that our communities face every day. This presentation will describe the approach taken to address these barriers.

Tray Cockerell, MA, SPHR
Director, Strategic Relationships, Office of the Chief Medical Officer
Humana

Jess Dobbins, DrPH, MA
Associate Director, Population Health Strategy
Humana

4:30pm – 5:15pm
Changing the Outpatient Landscape: Cardiovascular Care Is Now in the Patient’s Home

Telemedicine, digital health and wearables may seem distant, but incorporated into clinical practice they can now transform outpatient care from episodic hospital-based care to a continuous patient centered journey. This model of care can increase clinician satisfaction, create cost effective care, and reinvigorate the doctor patient relationship. This talk will share principles and practices for implementing these models.

Ami B. Bhatt, MD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Director, Outpatient and TeleCardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two - Tuesday, February 1, 2022
7:15am – 8:00am
Morning Breakfast

8:00am – 8:15am
Recap of Day One

8:15am – 9:00am
Designing Geriatric Population Management Initiatives Within a Large Integrated Health System

Seniors are living longer than ever before and are the fastest growing segment in this country. As they age, seniors are experiencing healthcare that is expensive, unhelpful, and confusing. It is imperative that health systems respond to these trends by creating population management strategies that ensure elders receive care in line with their personal values, and in a way that expects and respects the aging and dying process. This talk will describe the challenges and successes in developing and launching a geriatric population management program as part of a hospital-based system.

Arshad K Rahim, MD, MBA, FACP
Vice President, Clinical Integration, Network Development & Population Health
Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

9:00am – 9:45am
Evaluating Population Health Programs Using RCT and Observational Approaches

The complex multifactorial nature of population health programs makes evaluation their impact challenging. Randomized Control Studies (RCT’s) are considered the gold standard for evidence. However, using them on population health programs is fraught with both practical and ethical challenges.  On the other hand, using observational data requires uses of advanced causal modeling techniques that can attempt to causal modeling approximate the results of an RCT using observational data. This talk will examine several real-world evaluations using both approaches and give suggestions for avoiding common pitfalls

 Simon Jones, PhD
Professor in Population Health (Research)
Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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

10:15am – 11:00am
Managing Emergency Room Use through Ambulatory Management of Patients in the COVID and Post-COVID Eras

 

The COVID pandemic has placed a dramatic strain on the emergency rooms at many hospitals and also provided an opportunity to develop a more effective means to manage patients whose care can be addressed in the community. By developing a means to closely follow COVID patients who do not yet require ER or inpatient level of care, we build partnerships with ER and community physicians to improve the continuity of care and patient outcomes. The program can also be transitioned to address “ER super users” and get them engaged with their primary care physician. The program takes into account patients’ underlying chronic diseases as well as social determinants of health that that represent real barriers to accessing care. We will examine practical interventions and lessons learned about the best ways to manage patients in a post-COVID landscape.

Gavin Malcolm, MSW LCSW
Director, Population Health
Broward Health

11:00am – 11:45am
Patient Reported Outcomes and How to Use Your EMR to Understand Your Pediatric Patient            

Patient Reported Outcomes (PROS) are becoming an important requirement in the health care environment today.  Patients, insurance providers and companies are asking for to understand how they are doing in relation to the clinical outcomes. Understanding how to implement and manage this process is critical in maximizing efficiency in utilizing PROs that do not impact clinical interaction with the patient.  Understanding the tools required to achieve engagement form the patient and providers to reporting requirements in the changing landscape.  We will explore the patient and provider interaction to optimize the use of PROs in a clinical environment.

This session will address achieving success in value-based programs through the PACE program. The presentation will explore the methodologies of this program which is a fill risk/capitated model and was extremely helpful in learning about innovative models to achieve success in value.

Kenneth Rogers
Program Manager – Clinical Research
Nemours Children’s Health

11:45am – 12:30pm
Aging in America: The Next Pandemic

10,000 seniors turn 65 every day in the United States creating new challenges across the healthcare ecosystem impacting providers, payers, patients and their caregivers. This session will review current and future sites of care, business models, and technologies supporting innovative delivery models that meet seniors where they are.

Harry Saag, MD
NYU Langone Health

12:30pm
Conference Concludes 

Workshop – Tuesday, February 1, 2022

12:45pm – 2:45pm
The Future of Population Health Management Practices in the New Era of Health Reform

The workshop will explore the ways in which population health leaders must characterize their efforts in terms that make business sense to their leaders, peers, board members and constituencies, recognizing the changing landscape of payment methodology, local market competition, healthcare system consolidation, consumerism and quality and price transparency. Many in healthcare are waiting for more obvious changes in payment methodologies before investing in robust population health management, while missing the subtle ways in which the landscape has already changed. We will explore the true value proposition of population health management in the modern era.

William Faber MD, MA, MHCM
Director, Value Transformation
Guidehouse 

Featured Speakers

Jennifer Houlihan, MSP, MA

Jennifer Houlihan, MSP, MA

Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Darlene Oliver Hightower

Darlene Oliver Hightower

Vice President, Community Health Equity

Rush University Medical Center
Kristen Mucitelli-Heath

Kristen Mucitelli-Heath

Vice President, Population Health and Regional Government Affairs, Advocacy

St. Joseph’s Health
Charles F. Barbera, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP

Charles F. Barbera, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP

Vice President, Pre-Hospital and Unscheduled Care

Tower Health
Paige Wyer, FNP-c

Paige Wyer, FNP-c

Center of Transitional Care Lead Nurse Practitioner

Dignity Health
Alvia Siddiqi, MD, FAAFP

Alvia Siddiqi, MD, FAAFP

VP Population Health IL

Enterprise Population Health
Advocate Aurora Health
Nicole Berman, MSN, RN, CCM

Nicole Berman, MSN, RN, CCM

Manager of Care Management

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital
Lauren Faison-Clark, MBA

Lauren Faison-Clark, MBA

Service Line Administrator for Regional Development, Population Health, and Telemedicine

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Ifedayo Kuye, MD, MBA

Ifedayo Kuye, MD, MBA

Associate Medical Director, Value Based Care, Office of Population Health

Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Tray Cockerell, MA, SPHR

Tray Cockerell, MA, SPHR

Director, Strategic Relationships, Office of the Chief Medical Officer

Jess Dobbins, DrPH, MA

Jess Dobbins, DrPH, MA

Associate Director, Population Health Strategy

Humana
Ami B. Bhatt, MD

Ami B. Bhatt, MD

Associate Professor

Harvard Medical School
Director, Outpatient and TeleCardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Arshad K Rahim, MD, MBA, FACP

Arshad K Rahim, MD, MBA, FACP

Vice President, Clinical Integration, Network Development & Population Health

Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
Simon Jones, PhD

Simon Jones, PhD

Professor in Population Health (Research)

Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science
Department of Population Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Gavin Malcolm, MSW LCSW

Gavin Malcolm, MSW LCSW

Director, Population Health

Broward Health
Kenneth Rogers

Kenneth Rogers

Program Manager - Clinical Research

Nemours Children’s Health
Harry Saag, MD

Harry Saag, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
NYU Langone Health

William Faber, MD, MA, MHCM

William Faber, MD, MA, MHCM

Director, Value Transformation

Guidehouse 

Venue

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-693-7111

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

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.

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

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  • 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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