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Friday, March 23 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
FR18 | Coming Soon to Your Town: Post-Acute Networks and APMs

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This session will discuss the importance of Post-Acute Network formation, the processes involved in selection and maintenance and the impact it will have on post-acute care providers. The importance of networks to the value-based payment (VBP) concept will be reviewed, along with suggestions as to how to assist with positioning your facilities for participation. An integral part of these changes will be advanced alternative practice models (Advanced APMs), which are designed to move clinicians away from fee-for-service to value-based payment. Advanced APMs are APMs where providers must bear more than “nominal financial risk” for monetary losses and ensure quality, in addition to other criteria. Currently there are no specific PA/LTC APMs, but there are some that will involve these settings. There is a significant opportunity for the Society to not only participate effectively in pertinent APMs, but more importantly to create new models specific for the populations we serve.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss Why Post-Acute Networks are being formed, and how participating Facilities are chosen.
(2) Compare the merits of MIPS and Advanced APMs.
(3) Review current Advanced APMs that include PA/LTC care sites.
(4) Describe the potential advantages of a PA/LTC specific Advanced APMs.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP CMD, is currently the Director of Post-Acute and Long Term Care Services for Barnes Jewish Christian Medical Group, and Clinical Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, among other positions. He is the immediate... Read More →
avatar for Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD

Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD

Rajeev Kumar, MD, CMD, FACP, is currently the Medical Director for the Department of Geriatrics at the Adventist Health System – Midwest Region. He also serves at the Medical Director for the Adventist St. Thomas Hospice and Palliative Care and currently holds a position on the... Read More →
avatar for Robert Reynolds, MD

Robert Reynolds, MD

Robert Reynolds, MD, is an Internist who began office based practice in 1983, which included providing Hospital and Skilled/Long Term Care for his patients. He served as Medical Director for three Skilled Facilities, and first joined AMDA in 1989. In the mid-nineties, he left private... Read More →
avatar for Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH is currently Chief Strategic Officer of CareConnect Medical Services, a leading provider based post- acute care organization in Southern California. The group cares for patients in over 250 nursing facilities through 100 providers. Dr. Weiner has extensive experience... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Texas Ballroom C