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Medical Dilemmas: Who Are You Gonna Call?
The Case Manager
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Timonium MD
Keynote Speaker: Louis Feuer, MA, MSW is president of Dynamic Seminars and Consulting, Inc. offering sales, marketing and customer service training to the healthcare industry since 1977. Louis writes a monthly column in HomeCare Magazine, serves on the Accreditation Review Committee for Health Quality Accreditation Association, published more than 300 articles on professional development issues and continues to lecture extensively throughout the US. Louis is the founder of the new MEDCOMMENT CENTER (www.medcommentcenter.com), the health care industry's leading program for engaging patients and referral sources and gaining feedback for your performance improvement program.
One of Louis' most notable clients is American Health Insurance Plans where he is the author and consultant for all their industry customer service programs. Louis continues to lecture extensively, with clients for his seminars and training products coming from throughout US, Canada and Europe. Louis is known for his ability to educate, motivate and entertain in one dynamic program. He has written columns for such journals as The Case Manager, The Journal of Hospital Marketing, Continuing Care and the list goes on.
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7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Conference Registration
Vendor Exhibits Open
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Remarks: Welcome Maria LoBianco, RN,MS, CCM,
9:00 AM –10:15 AM “Now Is the Time for a Case Management Staring Role”
Louis Feuer, MA,MSW.-Keynote Speaker
President, Dynamic Seminars & Consulting, Inc
10:15 AM-10:45AM Morning Break:
10:45 AM-12:00 PM Break Out Sessions
Session A: “Implementing a Compliant Process to Proactively Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates”
John Zelem, MD, FACS-Executive Director, Client Relations and Education, Executive Health Resources |
Dr. Zelem currently serves as a Executive Medical Director, Client Relations and Education for Executive Health Resources (EHR). At present, more than 2,000 hospital and healthcare organizations across the country are using EHR’s solutions. A Board Certified general surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Zelem is responsible for quality assessment and improvement at EHR’s client hospitals. Dr. Zelem is also a member of EHR’s physician education team and regularly visits EHR’s client hospitals to provide medical executives and staff members with ongoing education on a variety of topics including Medicare and Medicaid compliance and regulations, medical necessity, Recovery Audit Contractors, utilization review, denials management and length of stay. In addition, Dr. Zelem is a renowned industry author who has published many books and is a well-known motivational speaker and presents often to professional and public/patient audiences on health and wellness, personal development, and leadership and success.
Prior to joining EHR, Dr. Zelem practiced general surgery at Griffin Hospital, a 160-bed acute care community hospital located in Derby, Conn., and then practiced general surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville, a 67-bed acute care hospital located in Booneville, Miss. Dr. Zelem received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston College.
What you will learn: In the past year, 30-day readmissions have received increased attention from Medicare program integrity contractors. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports nearly 18% of Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge, resulting in approx. 2 million readmissions each year and costing the Medicare program approx. $15 Billion. In August 2011, CMS released its final rule instituting the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). Starting in fiscal year 2013 (Oct 1, 2012), the HRRP will penalize "applicable hospitals" with high readmission rates for "applicable conditions."
2-3 objectives for participants to gain from your presentation
- Recognize how to routinely involve admission screening criteria and Physician Advisor review to reduce readmission rates
- Differentiate between related and unrelated radmissions and develop appropriate coordinated care plans to reduce potentially preventable linked readmissions
- Develop a daily readmission review process that utilizes trend analysis and comparative Medicare Administrative Data to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and guidance | Register Here
Session B: “Considerations for Caring for Children With Special Needs and Their Families: The Disability Is Only the Beginning”
Harriette Wimms, PhD, Licensed Psychology , Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital | Download Presentation
Objectives: Review the basic needs of children and their families across the developmental spectrum Gain an understanding of the impact the illness or injury can have on the family and child functioning Develop personalized interventions for dealing with families with special needs. | Register Here
Session C: “Diagnosis, Treatment and Case Management of Cervical vs. Upper Extremity Injuries”
Adrienne Pinckney, Physical Therapist, ATI Physical Therapy | Download Handout for Session C
Abstract: The presentation will provide a brief review of Cervical and Shoulder Anatomy, followed by discussion of common injuries experienced by workers of varying Physical Demand Levels (PDL). The Physical Therapist’s role in clinical treatment and overall case management of these injured workers will then be explored.
- Obtain a general understanding of Cervical Spine and Shoulder Anatomy.
- Identify frequently seen work-related injuries & diagnoses of the Cervical spine and Shoulder.
- Understand the Physical Therapist’s role in treatment and case management of the injured worker. | Register Here
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Vendor Exhibits Open /Lunch Provided in Facilities Restaurant
1:00PM – 2:15 PM Break Out Sessions:
Session D: “Breast Cancer Navigation”
Deborah Stewart, BSN, RN, CBCN, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center | Download Presentation
Deborah Stewart is a registered nurse with a B.S. degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland. She is a Certified Breast Patient Navigator through the National Consortium of Breast Centers and an Oncology Nursing Society Certified Breast Care Nurse. As a breast cancer patient navigator and breast health educator for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Debby offers support and education to patients and their families that includes her perspective as a long time breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 1979 at the age of 25 and again 20 years later.
Debby coordinates the Hopkins Breast Center volunteer team and their programs and activities. Debby is also involved in the Hopkins Breast Center retreat programs since their inception in 2001. She is a facilitator and coordinator of 2 breast cancer survivor retreats each year and has collaborated in the development and facilitation of the metastatic breast cancer retreats.
Debby speaks locally and nationally about breast cancer, cancer survivorship, retreat program facilitation, and her personal story. To promote clinical research and community program funding, Debby also participates in the Avon 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer and has been team captain for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center's team since 2004.
What you will learn: Today’s breast cancer clinics use the services of patient navigators. What does this term mean and how does the role work with that of case managers. This presentation will review current issues in breast cancer care, the role of navigator and the potential for collaboration with case managers.
2-3 objectives for participants to gain from your presentation
- Identify the role of nurse navigator
- Describe issues for women diagnosed with breast cancer as they transition through decision making and various treatments.
- Consider ways navigators and case managers can collaborate to benefit the patient’s care. | Register Here
- Download Presentation
Session E: “Elder Law Planning Using Medicaid"
Nicole R. Hewitt, Esquire, Law firm of Hewitt & Waicker, LLC-Partner
Sherry Rush, Angels of Elder Care Planning, LLC - Owner | Download Presentation
- Show the importance of case management in the Medicaid application process.
- Outline of Medicaid eligibility and disqualifying transfers creating penalties
- Outline some elder law planning strategies in the Medical Assitance qualification process
Elder law is the culmination of Medicaid planning ,estate planning, guardianships, trusts, Medicare, Social Security , prevention of elder abuse and fraud, nursing homes and so much more. It is an opportunity to embrace the idea of pre-crisis management and end of life planning as opposed to post-crisis management and running the risk of losing everything. Even in a situation of post crisis management, much of the family’s assets can still be safe guarded.
Many seniors who are eligible for Medicaid benefits are unaware they qualify to receive them. Others find the application process overwhelming. By securing subsidized assistance for the cost of institutional care, we can enhance the ability of seniors to maintain the quality of care they receive. | Register Here
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Break and Awarding of Raffles and Prizes
2:45 PM – 4:00PM “If Disney Ran Your Case Management Department”
Louis Feuer, MA,MSW- Keynote Speaker
President , Dynamic Seminars & Consulting,Inc
4:00 PM- 4:30 PM Closing Remarks and Wrap Up. Rebecca Cirri, RN,BSN,CCM
Evaluations and distribution of CEUs
CEUs are pending for CCM, Social Work and Workers Comp
Please see www.cmsachesapeake.org for continued updates
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- $100 - Non Member
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- Walk-In Registration Day of Conference - $125 as space permits
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