Innovation Summit: Programming

Programming will be updated as speakers for each session are confirmed. Please direct any questions to *Participation in this event is worth 1.0 CEUs (10.0 contact hours/CCUs).

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dinner and Reception:
Igniting the Conversation: The Future of Health Care and the Drive to Improve Delivery Models

5:30 pm–8:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD, Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions at Virginia Mason Medical Center

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**The Innovation Summit keynote speaker, Robert Mecklenburg, will enlighten attendees about his work at the Center for Health Care Solutions at Virginia Mason to improve quality and access to care while reducing cost for employers and health plans for the most common and costly medical conditions. Mecklenburg will speak about many of the innovative practices at Virginia Mason. One of the challenges of health care reform is to implement streamlined care processes that eliminate unnecessary practices for high cost conditions. Back pain is one of those costly medical conditions, and he and his colleagues are changing the way Virginia Mason addresses the problem. Part of that solution is ensuring that the patient is assessed for physical therapy on the first visit.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Registration and Networking Breakfast

7:00 am–8:00 am

Welcome and Plenary Session:
Innovations in Care Delivery and the Role of Nonphysician Providers

8:00 am-8:45 am

Speakers: Pamela Duncan, PT, PhD, FAPTA

During this plenary session, attendees will hear about promising new opportunities in the current health care landscape. The speakers will delve into the details about new models of care that strive to improve patient care while also lowering costs, including projects associated with bundling, accountable care organizations, and patient-centered medical homes. In addition, Pam Duncan, who has been chosen to advise the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation on new models of care and achieving the 3-part aim of health reform, will discuss the role of physical therapy in this market and the contributions physical therapy can give to innovative care models.

Panel 1 - ACOs: Shared Responsibility for Improving Patient Care and Lowering Costs

8:45 am–10:15 am

Moderator: Mark Hayes Esq
Panelists: Kathleen Cunningham; Michael P. Johnson, PT, PhD, OCS; C. Jason Richardson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMPT

Moderated by a prominent Washington, DC, health care attorney and former health policy director and chief health counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, this panel will include perspectives from physicians, administrators, and physical therapists practicing within or contracting with accountable care organizations (ACOs) to provide better care to patients at a lower cost. Specifically, you will hear perspectives from physicians within large health systems, a physical therapist in private practice, and a physical therapist in the post-acute care setting. The experiences of the panelists will shed light on how ACOs endeavor to improve the health of individuals and communities and slow cost growth through provider collaboration, a focus on patient needs, and linking payments to outcomes.


10:15 am–10:30 am

Panel 2 - Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Promoting Partnerships Between Patients and Providers to Advance Primary Care

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Moderator: Henry R. Desmarais, MD, MPA
Panelists: Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE; Ann S. O'Malley, MD, MPH; Jeanne W. McAllister, BSN, MS, MHA

This panel of researchers, physicians, and physical therapists, moderated by a Washington, DC, health policy expert and former executive within the former Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), will share their experiences with patient-centered medical homes as a new delivery model, discussing the important role of physical therapy within this model. Work from many of these professionals focuses on the implementation of the community-based medical home; the quality improvement team processes needed to develop medical homes; the measurement of its quality and value as a fundamental resource for children, youth, adults, and families; and the necessary policy changes to support and sustain its development.

Speaker Luncheon: Transforming Delivery Reforms Through Payment and Quality

12:00 pm–1:15 pm

Speaker: Rima Cohen, Counselor to the Secretary for Health Policy.

The Counselor to the Secretary for Health Policy at the Department of Health & Human Services provides advice to the HHS Secretary on a range of health care matters and helps to develop and lead Administration initiatives related to programs administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Office of Civil Rights. During her presentation, she will provide a firsthand account of this health reform implementation, discussing innovation in patient care, the administration's national quality strategy priorities, delivery system reform, and private and public sector strategies to improve health care quality and affordability.

Panel 3 - Bundled Payment Models: Enhancing Care Coordination by Refining Payment

1:30 pm–3:00 pm

Moderator: Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Panelists: Julie Fritz, PT, PhD; Thomas G. Lundquist, MD, MMM, FAAP, FACPE; Doug Moeller, MD; Peggy L. Naas, Md, MBA; Rob Worth, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, ATC/L

Bundling is a payment structure in which different health care providers who are treating a patient for the same or related conditions are paid an overall sum for taking care of the patient’s condition rather than being paid for each individual treatment, test, or procedure. In doing so, providers are rewarded for coordinating care, preventing complications and errors, and reducing unnecessary or duplicative tests and treatments. This exciting panel of experts, moderated by a physical therapist who is highly involved in bundling initiatives, will provide you with perspectives on bundling from large health systems, a physical therapy private practice, and private payers.


3:00 pm–3:15 pm

Panel 4 - Private Payer and Employer-Sponsored Initiatives: Standardized Performance, Reduced Redundancies, and Better Patient Outcomes

3:15 pm–4:45 pm

Moderator: Karen Linscott, PT, MA
Panelists: Cathy Zarosinski, PT, MS; Patricia McDonald; Stephen J. Hunter, PT, DPT, OCS; Craig Johnson, PT, MBA

Many health care organizations and providers are collaborating with employers on forward-thinking initiatives that use outcomes-based incentives in employer-sponsored health management programs. The experts on this panel, moderated by a physical therapist and health policy expert, will give you insight into how providers from diverse settings and employers are working as a team to improve the outcomes for their patients and employees.

*Please note: You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.

**Please note: A recording of the dinner speaker presentation will be available to virtual attendees to download following the summit.

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