03/06/23 7:00 AM 03/06/23 8:00 AM America/Chicago Registration & Breakfast View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21487 <br/> Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
03/06/23 8:00 AM 03/06/23 8:45 AM America/Chicago Keynote Address View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21488 <br/> <p><strong>A Vision for Healthcare Quality: How Policy Can Drive Improved Outcomes</strong></p> <br> <p>Federal regulators are leading the charge on healthcare quality. During this keynote address, a leading healthcare policymaker will discuss quality goals and initiatives in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including a vision for how clinical standards and other quality requirements and incentives can translate into improved outcomes. The speaker will also provide an update on current C... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
8:00 - 8:45 AM
Keynote Address

Lee Fleisher, MD · Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Amy Bassano · Health Management Associates

A Vision for Healthcare Quality: How Policy Can Drive Improved Outcomes


Federal regulators are leading the charge on healthcare quality. During this keynote address, a leading healthcare policymaker will discuss quality goals and initiatives in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, including a vision for how clinical standards and other quality requirements and incentives can translate into improved outcomes. The speaker will also provide an update on current CMS quality improvement programs as well as an overview of what’s likely to come.

Speaker

Lee Fleisher, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Moderator
Amy Bassano, Managing Director, Medicare, HMA, Washington, DC

03/06/23 8:45 AM 03/06/23 10:00 AM America/Chicago Plenary Session View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21489 <br/> <p><strong>Identifying and Addressing Roadblocks to Healthcare Quality Improvement</strong><br> </p> <br> <p>Why has healthcare quality remained so elusive and what can be done to change that? During this plenary session, speakers will identify several pressing healthcare quality challenges, ranging from forward-looking questions over whether current quality initiatives truly improve outcomes to more immediate, practical concerns like how to move the needle on quality ratings and measures... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Plenary Session

Oxiris Barbot · United Hospital Fund
Aneesh Chopra · CareJourney
Eric Schneider, MD · National Committee for Quality Assurance
Meggan Schilkie · Health Management Associates

Identifying and Addressing Roadblocks to Healthcare Quality Improvement


Why has healthcare quality remained so elusive and what can be done to change that? During this plenary session, speakers will identify several pressing healthcare quality challenges, ranging from forward-looking questions over whether current quality initiatives truly improve outcomes to more immediate, practical concerns like how to move the needle on quality ratings and measures.


Presentations will set the stage for later working sessions in which attendees will learn how to encourage innovation, solve specific quality problems in the context of a system-wide quality infrastructure, and foster continuous quality improvement.


Speaker

Oxiris Barbot, MD, CEO, United Hospital Fund

Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney

Eric Schneider, MD, Executive Vice President, National Committee for Quality Assurance

Moderator
Meggan Schilkie, Vice President, Strategic Focus Areas, HMA, New York, NY

03/06/23 10:00 AM 03/06/23 10:30 AM America/Chicago Break View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21490 <br/> Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Break
03/06/23 10:30 AM 03/06/23 12:00 PM America/Chicago Working Sessions #1 View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21491 <br/> Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Working Sessions #1
03/06/23 10:30 AM 03/06/23 12:00 PM America/Chicago Getting to Value in Healthcare: How Value-Base Care, Population Health, Incentives Drive Quality View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21494 <br/> <p>The simplest definition of achieving value in healthcare is the use of payment incentives to drive improvement in quality and outcomes for a population of patients. Which models and approaches best achieve this goal, however, is an open question. During this breakout session, speakers will provide an overview of getting to value in healthcare, including use of value-based care, population health, whole person care, and alternative payment models. Speakers will also show participants how to... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Getting to Value in Healthcare: How Value-Base Care, Population Health, Incentives Drive Quality

Keshia Bigler · CareOregon
Connie Savor, MD · Denver Health
Melinda Estep · Health Management Associates
Kelsey Stevens · Wakely Consulting Group, an HMA Company

The simplest definition of achieving value in healthcare is the use of payment incentives to drive improvement in quality and outcomes for a population of patients. Which models and approaches best achieve this goal, however, is an open question. During this breakout session, speakers will provide an overview of getting to value in healthcare, including use of value-based care, population health, whole person care, and alternative payment models. Speakers will also show participants how to break down silos and develop a system-wide approach to quality improvement. You’ll also have the opportunity to determine which of these models and approaches will provide the most value to your organization.

Speaker

Keshia Bigler, Director Informatics and Evaluation, Quality & Innovation Support, CareOregon

Connie Savor, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Denver Health

Moderator
Melinda Estep, Managing Directory, Delivery System, Denver, CO

Kelsey Stevens, Principal, Wakely Consulting Group, An HMA Company, Tampa, FL

03/06/23 10:30 AM 03/06/23 12:00 PM America/Chicago The Final Frontier: Bringing State Intellectual and Developmental Disability Service Systems into the Quality Conversation View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21586 <br/> <p>Most states continue to rely on a fee-for-service payment model for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) service systems, where quality metrics are nominal. Even states where payment systems have evolved toward a variety of managed care models have not made substantial headway in defining, measuring, and paying for quality outcomes. With the Settings Rule taking effect in 2023, CMS has established a clear and forward-looking framework for the delivery of HCBS services with a fo... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Final Frontier: Bringing State Intellectual and Developmental Disability Service Systems into the Quality Conversation

Mary Kay Rizzolo · Council on Quality and Leadership
Donna Martin · ANCOR
Shane Spotts · Health Management Associates
Kathy Carmody · Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities

Most states continue to rely on a fee-for-service payment model for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) service systems, where quality metrics are nominal. Even states where payment systems have evolved toward a variety of managed care models have not made substantial headway in defining, measuring, and paying for quality outcomes. With the Settings Rule taking effect in 2023, CMS has established a clear and forward-looking framework for the delivery of HCBS services with a focus on consumer engagement, experience, and satisfaction. During this breakout session, speakers and moderators will share a framework for considering alternate payer models, taking into account the unique nature, duration, and array of IDD community services. Speakers will share research findings and input from a series of meetings involving a panel of national experts that highlight key components, characteristics, and considerations that policymakers, payers, and stakeholders should consider in the design and implementation of IDD community services with a goal of quality measurement and enhancement.

Speakers

Mary Kay Rizzolo, CEO, Council on Quality and Leadership
Donna Martin, Senior Director for State Partnerships and Innovation, ANCOR


Moderator

Shane Spotts, Principal, HMA, Lansing, MI 

Kathy Carmody, CEO, Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities


03/06/23 10:30 AM 03/06/23 12:00 PM America/Chicago Developing a Behavioral Health Quality Strategy View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21492 <br/> <p>Behavioral health has emerged as a critical component of any attempt to improve overall healthcare outcomes. During this breakout session, speakers will provide a framework for building a system-wide behavioral health quality strategy that dovetails with broader quality considerations. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply this framework to your organization. Topics will include identifying quality measures that inform behavioral interventions, use of collaborative care models to driv... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Developing a Behavioral Health Quality Strategy

Nazlim Hagmann, MD · Commonwealth Care Alliance
Rhonda Robinson Beale, MD · UnitedHealth Group
Gina Lasky · Health Management Associates

Behavioral health has emerged as a critical component of any attempt to improve overall healthcare outcomes. During this breakout session, speakers will provide a framework for building a system-wide behavioral health quality strategy that dovetails with broader quality considerations. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply this framework to your organization. Topics will include identifying quality measures that inform behavioral interventions, use of collaborative care models to drive behavioral health quality improvement, and value-based payment models for behavioral health providers.



Speaker

Nazlim Hagmann, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Commonwealth Care Alliance
Rhonda Robinson Beale, MD, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health Services, UnitedHealth Group


Moderator
Gina Lasky, Managing Director, Behavioral Health, HMA, Denver, CO

03/06/23 10:30 AM 03/06/23 12:00 PM America/Chicago Medicaid Core Sets and the Growing Emphasis on Accountability View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21493 <br/> <p>There is a growing emphasis on quality, equity, and accountability in Medicaid, including efforts by policymakers to beef up core set measures and even make tracking and performance for certain measures mandatory. Regulators are also expected to tighten quality audits of Medicaid managed care plans, with potential withholds and damages for organizations that fall short. During this breakout session, speakers and moderators will provide tools and techniques organizations can use to ensure ... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Medicaid Core Sets and the Growing Emphasis on Accountability

Caprice Knapp · Health Management Associates
Robin Preston · Health Management Associates

There is a growing emphasis on quality, equity, and accountability in Medicaid, including efforts by policymakers to beef up core set measures and even make tracking and performance for certain measures mandatory. Regulators are also expected to tighten quality audits of Medicaid managed care plans, with potential withholds and damages for organizations that fall short. During this breakout session, speakers and moderators will provide tools and techniques organizations can use to ensure they’re ready to meet emerging requirements. Moderators will also address other specific quality challenges impacting Medicaid, including network access, social determinants of health, and the importance of integrating medical, behavioral, and community-based care. You’ll spend time developing strategies to ensure you’re ready for a new era in accountability and transparency.


Speaker

Caprice Knapp, Principal, HMA, Salt Lake City, UT

Additional speaker to be announced

Moderator
Robin Preston, Regional Vice President, HMA, Washington, DC

03/06/23 12:00 PM 03/06/23 1:30 PM America/Chicago Lunch View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21495 <br/> Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch
03/06/23 1:30 PM 03/06/23 3:00 PM America/Chicago Working Sessions #2 View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21496 <br/> Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Working Sessions #2
03/06/23 1:30 PM 03/06/23 3:00 PM America/Chicago Quality Innovations: Healthcare Disrupters that Are Driving Improved Outcomes View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21497 <br/> <p>Frustrated with typical, ineffective approaches to quality, several healthcare organizations have taken matters into their own hands – developing innovative programs that are driving improvement in healthcare outcomes. During this breakout session, you’ll hear from organizations that are moving the needle on quality through the use of targeted interventions, whole-person care, digital quality measurements, improved access to care, and a variety of other effective techniques. You’ll also h... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Quality Innovations: Healthcare Disrupters that Are Driving Improved Outcomes

Justin Ley · Reema Health
Frank Opelka, MD · American College of Surgeons
Eric Schneider, MD · National Committee for Quality Assurance
Jake Schwartz · Brave Health
David Kulick, MPH · The Focus Group, an HMA Company
Ryan Howells · Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company

Frustrated with typical, ineffective approaches to quality, several healthcare organizations have taken matters into their own hands – developing innovative programs that are driving improvement in healthcare outcomes. During this breakout session, you’ll hear from organizations that are moving the needle on quality through the use of targeted interventions, whole-person care, digital quality measurements, improved access to care, and a variety of other effective techniques. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop strategies for applying these approaches to your organization.

Speakers

Justin Ley, CEO, Reema Health
Frank Opelka, MD, Medical Director, American College of Surgeons
Eric Schneider, MD, Executive Vice President, National Committee for Quality Assurance

Jack Schwartz, CEO, Brave Health

Moderators

David Kulick, Managing Director, The Focus Group, an HMA Company
Ryan Howells, Principal, Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company

03/06/23 1:30 PM 03/06/23 3:00 PM America/Chicago Practical Approaches to Addressing Equity and Social Determinants of Health View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21498 <br/> <p>This breakout session will provide a platform for payers and providers to discuss barriers and potential solutions for implementing screening and referral programs that address health-related social needs. Topics will include best practices for including screening in clinical and administrative workflows, implementing IT systems like social care referral platforms, obtaining patient consent to share data with social care providers, and measuring results. You’ll learn how to put these pra... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Practical Approaches to Addressing Equity and Social Determinants of Health

Jami Snyder · formerly with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Caroline Fichtenberg · Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network
Keegan Warren-Clem, J.D., LL.M. · HMA
Caprice Knapp · Health Management Associates

This breakout session will provide a platform for payers and providers to discuss barriers and potential solutions for implementing screening and referral programs that address health-related social needs. Topics will include best practices for including screening in clinical and administrative workflows, implementing IT systems like social care referral platforms, obtaining patient consent to share data with social care providers, and measuring results. You’ll learn how to put these practices into action when addressing health-related social needs at your organization.


Speakers

Jami Snyder, Former Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Caroline Fichtenberg, Co-director, Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network


Moderator

Keegan Warren-Clem, Senior Consultant, HMA, Austin, TX 

Caprice Knapp, Principal, HMA, Salt Lake City, UT

03/06/23 1:30 PM 03/06/23 3:00 PM America/Chicago Moving the Needle on Medicare Stars Ratings View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21499 <br/> <p>During this breakout session, attendees will obtain a blueprint for improving Medicare Advantage plan Star Ratings and gain an understanding of how to apply this blueprint for your organization. Topics will include the importance of ensuring executive management buy-in; use of data analytics to identify quality gaps, implement interventions, and track improvement; and strategies for avoiding the type of siloed initiatives that often fail to achieve lasting results. Speakers will also addr... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Moving the Needle on Medicare Stars Ratings

Mary Walter · Health Management Associates
Katharine Iskrant · Healthy People

During this breakout session, attendees will obtain a blueprint for improving Medicare Advantage plan Star Ratings and gain an understanding of how to apply this blueprint for your organization. Topics will include the importance of ensuring executive management buy-in; use of data analytics to identify quality gaps, implement interventions, and track improvement; and strategies for avoiding the type of siloed initiatives that often fail to achieve lasting results. Speakers will also address the importance of quality in achieving market viability and financial sustainability.


Speaker

Katharine Iskrant, President, Healthy People
Additional speaker to be announced

Moderator
Mary Walter, Managing Director, Quality and Accreditation, HMA, Salt Lake City, UT





03/06/23 3:00 PM 03/06/23 3:30 PM America/Chicago Break View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21500 <br/> Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Break
03/06/23 3:30 PM 03/06/23 4:30 PM America/Chicago Bringing It All Together View session: https://hma.connect.space/accounts/events/hma-healthcare-quality-conference/agenda/2023-03-06#session_row_21501 <br/> <p><strong>Next Steps in Positioning Your Organization for Continuous Quality Improvement</strong></p> <br> <p>During this closing keynote presentation, a leading quality expert will discuss how healthcare organizations can begin to prioritize quality initiatives and position their organizations for continuous quality improvement. This session will also address the role of executive leadership in maintaining a focus on quality, the need for cross-functional cooperation, and practical steps ... Focus on Quality to Improve Patients’ Lives cmercurio@healthmanagement.com MM/DD/YYYY
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Bringing It All Together

Gregory Poulsen · Intermountain Healthcare
Josh Trent · Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company

Next Steps in Positioning Your Organization for Continuous Quality Improvement


During this closing keynote presentation, a leading quality expert will discuss how healthcare organizations can begin to prioritize quality initiatives and position their organizations for continuous quality improvement. This session will also address the role of executive leadership in maintaining a focus on quality, the need for cross-functional cooperation, and practical steps organizations can take ensure quality efforts tie into broader strategic and financial goals.



Speaker

Gregory Poulsen, Senior Vice President, Intermountain Healthcare

Moderator
Josh Trent, Principal, Leavitt Partners, an HMA Company