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6/16/2017
Time
Session Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 8:20 AMWelcome & Chapter Business Meeting
8:20 AM - 9:20 AMSession 1: Dynamic Clinical Care Planning for International Patient Programs: Best Practices in Transitions of Care
9:25 AM - 10:25 AMSession 2: Population Health Management EHP and EH CIN Employed and Independent Model
10:25 AM - 11:25 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
11:25 AM - 11:45 AMLunch Transition
11:45 AM - 12:45 PMSession 3: The Changing Medicare Reimbursement Landscape: From Desert to Jungle
12:45 PM - 1:45 PMNetworking Break with Sponsors and Exhibitors
1:45 PM - 2:45 PMSession 4: Legal Options for Non-Decisional Patients
2:50 PM - 3:50 PMSession 5: Applying the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to Treat Challenging Behaviors in Hospitalized Patients
3:50 PM - 3:55 PMClosing Remarks

Session 1: Dynamic Clinical Care Planning for International Patient Programs: Best Practices in Transitions of Care

Mollie Forrester, LICSW, MSW
Associate Director · Social Work
Harborview Medical Center · Seattle, WA

Christie Schofield, LICSW, MSW
International Patient Navigator · International Patient Program, Department of Social Work
Harborview Medical Center · Seattle, WA

ABSTRACT:
Health care organizations continue to debate best practices for managing care of patients with complex psychosocial and medical needs. Via comprehensive pre-admission preparation, multidisciplinary engagement, and coordination spanning the entire continuum, we’ve demonstrated the benefit of a clinical Navigator focusing on patient-centered, culturally appropriate treatment. While our program focuses on international patients traveling to the US for planned /elective medical care, early outcomes indicate increased patient & provider satisfaction and streamlined care management functionality that could be applied across myriad programs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Analyze the benefits of having a clinician in an innovative care navigator leadership role and how aspects of this program can be implemented across diverse populations in a variety of health care settings
  2. Articulate the advantages to the patient and institution when a patient-centered, systems-focused advance care planning model is implemented
  3. Discuss the benefits of multidisciplinary collaboration in facilitating cross-cultural intelligence and supporting patient choice in both routine and complex health care delivery

Session 2: Population Health Management EHP and EH CIN Employed and Independent Model

Shahzina S. Karim, BA, BSW, MSW, LICSW
Director · Care Management, Behavioral Health, Population Health
Evergreen Health · Kirkland, WA

ABSTRACT:
The speaker will share the process and lessons learned by Evergreen Health Partners (EHP), a clinically integrated network, through their implementation of a population health management solution. The implementation has enabled proactive planning for contracts, clinician engagement, care coordination, and patient quality outcomes. Attendees will learn the processes and partnerships that led to a quickly successful implementation in 2015, resulting in: positive care management outcomes and physician engagement, quality improvements, and cost savings from payer contracts that were shared with providers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the drivers of a Population Health Management solution for a clinically integrated network and/or Hospital System
  2. Identify the strategy and governance structure needed to support value-based reimbursement
  3. Learn practical quality measurement strategies as well as the care management/coordination strategy needed to support value-based reimbursement models

Session 3: The Changing Medicare Reimbursement Landscape: From Desert to Jungle

Mary Jane Lowrance, MBA, MSN, RN
Executive Director Clinical Quality Improvement · Quality and Safety Services
Kalispell Regional Healthcare · Kalispell, MT

ABSTRACT:
This session will cover the newest changes in Medicare reimbursement in the outpatient arena, giving a global view of how that will be implemented. This will include quality metrics, risk stratification, care coordination/collaboration. It will then push that back to the inpatient care managers explaining how that affects their transition planning. The session will conclude with a short description of how Kalispell Regional Healthcare has operationalized the new process and the collaboration between the inpatient and outpatient sides of the house.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understanding the payment models affecting Primary Care
  2. Formulate an action plan to closer align their organizations inpatient care managers and community care managers
  3. Verbalize commonalities in metrics needed for maximum reimbursement between the inpatient side and the outpatient side

Session 4: Legal Options for Non-Decisional Patients

Karen Nakagawa
Attorney
Lirhus & Keckemet · Seattle, WA

ABSTRACT:
What do you do when you have a patient who cannot consent to his or her own care and has no alternate decision maker? What happens when this patient is medically ready for discharge but is too confused to make a safe plan? In this session, we will discuss substitute decision making models permitted by the law, including the informed consent statute, powers of attorney, and guardianship of the person and estate. We will discuss the challenges faced by medical institutions in the guardianship arena and the shifting dynamics for our most impoverished patients. We will also discuss working most effectively with Adult Protective Services, the Guardian ad Litem, and prospective Certified Professional Guardians.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Learn what options are available to case management when presented with the non-decisional patient
  2. Illustrate how a guardianship is established through the Courts and know the difference between a “Guardian ad Litem” and a “Guardian”
  3. Identify what a medical institution should do to support a “good faith” petition and better ensure that a guardian will ultimately be appointed

Session 5: Applying the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to Treat Challenging Behaviors in Hospitalized Patients

Sarah Tremblay, MA, MS
Complex Case Management Specialist · Care Management
CHI Franciscan Health · Tacoma, WA

Vanessa Tucker, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor · Education
Pacific Lutheran University · Parkland, WA

ABSTRACT:
The application of Applied Behavior Analysis principles has proven effective with many different populations. Much attention has been given to the application of ABA to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We will outline cases where principles of ABA were applied to treat challenging behavior in adult and elderly patient populations in an acute care hospital setting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Participants will gain a basic understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis
  2. Apply principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to complex care cases
  3. Gain a background knowledge on the level of care needed, for adult patient populations with developmental disabilities

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