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10/26/2017
Time
Session Title
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMRegistration (Lunch provided by Fundamental)
12:30 PM - 12:40 PMWelcome Announcements
12:40 PM - 1:45 PMKeynote: Healthcare Reform and Public Policy Update
1:45 PM - 1:55 PMBreak
1:55 PM - 2:55 PMSession 2A: Behavioral Health Panel
1:55 PM - 2:55 PMSession 2B: The SNFs Role in Transitional Care
2:55 PM - 3:10 PMBreak
3:10 PM - 4:10 PMSession 3A: Reducing Readmissions in Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Patients
3:10 PM - 4:10 PMSession 3B: Hospital's Partnership with the DSS on Non-Medical Patients
5:10 PM - 6:30 PMNetworking Reception with Sponsors and Exhibitors

10/27/2017
Time
Session Title
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMNetworking Breakfast with Sponsors and Exhibitors
8:30 AM - 8:40 AMWelcome Announcements
8:40 AM - 9:55 AMOpening Keynote: "Do It Well. Make It Fun." The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between
9:55 AM - 10:30 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors and Exhibitors
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 5A: Denials Managements
10:30 AM - 11:30 AMSession 5B: Human Trafficking
11:30 AM - 1:10 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors and Exhibitors
1:10 PM - 1:40 PMChapter Business Meeting
1:40 PM - 2:55 PMClosing Keynote: "Now What? Turning Endings into Beginnings"
3:00 PM - 3:05 PMClosing Remarks

Keynote: Healthcare Reform and Public Policy Update

J. Brent Myers, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer & Executive VP of Medical Operations
Evolution Health · Raleigh, NC

ABSTRACT:
This session will focus on the latest public policy information. Advocacy on the Hill discussions with key Congressional representatives and legislative trends will be discussed to enhance attendee awareness of key issues. As a leading expert in systems of care, population and public health, Dr. Myers will describe the regulatory and legislative environment and key strategies to optimize health care delivery on the local and system level.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increase understanding of key legislative issues impacting health care delivery and case management
  2. Advance knowledge of local and system health care delivery approaches to optimize population health
  3. Anticipate future advancements and challenges that impact case management practice

Opening Keynote: "Do It Well. Make It Fun." The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE
Speaker, Author, Humorist
RonCulberson.com · Nellysford, VA

ABSTRACT:

If you’ve ever had a boss who was good at what he or she did but was also fun to be around, you didn’t mind arriving early or working late. In fact, you probably loved your job. That’s the power of Do It Well, Make it Fun. It’s about seeking excellence but making the process of life and work more fun.

Based on Ron Culberson’s book by the same name, this presentation shows case management staff and leaders how to create a less stressful work environment where people want to work. It also helps them understand that excellence combined with fun and humor can improve productivity, create better working relationships, enhance creativity, change the workplace culture, and lead to the delivery of better services.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Recognize that everything is a process and each step in the process can be improved and more fun
  2. Manage stress more effectively by changing perspective and seeing the humor in life
  3. Connect and communicate with others more effectively by using empathy, clarity, and humor

Session 2A: Behavioral Health Panel

Jerry Chapman
Regional Director · Business Development
Carolina Center for Behavioral Health · Greer, SC

Katherine Hampton, MSW, LISW-CP
Director · Clinical Services
Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health · Charleston, SC

Johnsie Douglas , M.ED, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor · Business Development and Community Educator
Three Rivers Behavioral Health · Columbia, SC

ABSTRACT:

Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being and impacts a person’s ability to live a full and productive life. Those with untreated or under treated disorders are at high risk for unhealthy and unsafe behaviors which can greatly impact their own physical health. This session will broadly discuss social determinants which impact mental health and access to care, availability of resources and the impact of an aging population in need of SNF and mental health services.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Discuss how social determinants impact the success of mental health treatment
  2. Explore barriers and solutions to accessing mental health resources
  3. Review the impact of aging population and providing mental health services in a SNF setting

Session 5A: Denials Managements

Paul Arias, RN, BSN, MIS, EJD
Executive Director · Case Management/Transitional Care
Loma Linda University Medical Center · Loma Linda, CA

ABSTRACT:

This session will uncover the information needed to lead to successful implementation of denial prevention and recuperation program. For years hospitals have been held liable for a loss of payment because of a lack of medical necessity, demonstrating why a patient needed an admission to an acute level of care. Hospitals have struggled to devise programs to ensure payment, and most efforts have been concentrated on the back end; however, denial prevention begins at the point of entry. Many of the topics discussed are tried-and-true methodologies that have led to successful outcomes as the author implemented or assisted others in implementing the strategies outlined herein.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the types of denials and financial impact
  2. Learn Denial Prevention strategies
  3. Differentiate between the different types of regulatory denial processes

Session 2B: The SNFs Role in Transitional Care

Rick Sellars, NHA
Administrator
NHS Healthcare · Greenwood, SC

ABSTRACT:

As Medicare continues to focus on, and incentivize, episodic payments, shorter lengths of stays, reducing readmission rates, reducing the “90 day” post-acute Medicare “spend”, and encourage Medicare replacement policies the role of the nursing home has changed. This session will attempt to describe these changes and how acute care providers and SNFs can collaborate to address these challenges.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explain how BPCI has effected long-term care providers
  2. Understand how the LTC industry has adjusted to accommodate episodic payments
  3. Describe how to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with SNFs and ALFs as “downstream” providers

Session 5B: Human Trafficking

Megan Madsen
Victim Advocate, Program & Resource Coordinator, Community Outreach & Liaison · At-risk Youth and Survivor Mentor
Human Trafficking Resource Centers of S. CR. C Human Trafficking Task Force; Lighthouse for Life · Lexington, SC

ABSTRACT:

The session will begin by describing the presenter’s life leading up to becoming vulnerable to traffickers. A detailed description of Ms. Madsen’s experience as victim will be shared, how she escaped, as well as enduring the process of a criminal investigation and later testifying in court for a conviction. She’ll also go through the recovery process and the barriers victims face while trying to be a productive employee, student, mother, wife, daughter, and member of the community.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Develop new or existing services and programs that are applicable and tailored to victims of trafficking for which agencies can apply for available grants
  2. Identify a victim currently being controlled by a trafficker and know the appropriate steps to take
  3. Help overcome institutional barriers and bridge the gaps that many victims face while trying to heal and regain their identities

Session 3A: Reducing Readmissions in Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Patients

Diane Carper, MBA, BSN, RN
Administrative Director Nursing · Critical Care
St. Francis Health Care System · Greenville, SC

ABSTRACT:

This session will provide an overview of the success in reducing Congestive Heart Failure readmissions by St. Francis Health System. Information will be shared to identify the challenges to reducing CHF readmissions as well as the best practices and cross continuum strategies to successfully reduce hospital readmissions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify challenges related to CHF patients across the continuum of care
  2. Explore best practices and cross continuum strategies to reduce CHF readmissions
  3. Establish transition strategies for CHF patients to improve self-care and outcomes

Session 3B: Hospital's Partnership with the DSS on Non-Medical Patients

Beverly Brookshire, LMSW, C-ASWCM, CCM
Manager · Hospital Case Management
Greenville Health System · Greenville, SC

Audra Adams, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, IQCI
Manager · Hospital Case Management
Greenville Health System · Greenville, SC

ABSTRACT:

This session will outline the need for the partnership with DSS regarding patients with no medical needs remaining in the hospital’s emergency departments for extended periods of time. This partnership extended across five counties and six hospitals and included law enforcement and EMS. The partnership has now decreased the occurrence of patients remaining in crowded EDs and places patients in the community with DSS’ oversight.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the process to implement the partnership
  2. Organize and identify the key players that should be involved
  3. Discuss the importance of the partnership with DDS

Closing Keynote: "Now What? Turning Endings into Beginnings"

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE
Speaker, Author, Humorist
RonCulberson.com · Nellysford, VA

ABSTRACT:

Why are you here? That question helps us answer both immediate questions as well as big-picture questions. This closing general session will be unlike any other session you’ve experienced in that it will be created over the course of the entire conference. Ron Culberson will summarize, in a very humorous way, the learning opportunities that participants have experienced during the conference and then show them how to apply those experiences when they return to their work. Additionally, he’ll show the audience how to adopt a process of life-long learning, by simply being present and paying attention, which will lead to greater enrichment in life and work.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Recognize that everything is a process and each step in the process can be improved and more fun
  2. Manage stress more effectively by changing their perspective and seeing the humor in their life
  3. Connect and communicate with others more effectively by using empathy, clarity, and humor

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