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Wednesday, March 21
 

1:00pm

Pre-Conference Ticketed Program: Relevant Topics in Practice Management
This program will provide an update on AMDA practice management activities and advocacy, discuss practice management in the academic setting, identify effective practice models in evolving reimbursement scenarios, provide facility based electronic health records (EHR) updates, and have a panel discussion with leading EHR vendors. Other pertinent topics to be announced. This session does not offer CME.

To ensure an optimal learning experience, space is limited and preregistration is required. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible by checking the program on the conference registration form.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Texas 3-4
 
Thursday, March 22
 

8:00am

TH5 | The Practical Application of MDS (Minimum Data Set) and Other Available Data to Improve Site-Specific Quality Measure Performance
This session will present novel approaches to using a skilled nursing facility's own quality measure data to engage its medical director, unify its healthcare team, and improve quality measure performance.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Determine how to use their Quality Measure data to engage the leadership and accountability of their Medical Director.
(2) Describe novel methods for creating high impact presentations of Quality Measure data.
(3) Use a SNF's Quality Measure data to unify their healthcare team and motivate improved performance.
(4) DIcuss the value of trending, tracking, and visualizing their Quality Measure data as a means to improve Quality Measure scores.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as Medical Director of the Specialty Hospital Programs of the Johns Hopkins... Read More →
avatar for Ronald Crossno, MD, HMDC, CMD

Ronald Crossno, MD, HMDC, CMD

Ronald Crossno, MD, HMDC, CMD, is Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer for Kindred at Home (KAH), a division of Kindred Healthcare.  Dr. Crossno is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.  He is a Certified... Read More →
avatar for Emily Jaffe, MD

Emily Jaffe, MD

Emily Jaffe, MD, is the VP and Executive Medical Director for Highmark Home and Community Services with clinical expertise in nursing facilities, palliative and hospice care as well as the home.  She is a fellowship trained Geriatrician with board certification in Internal Medicine... Read More →
avatar for Richard Feifer, MD, MPH

Richard Feifer, MD, MPH

Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, is chief medical officer at Genesis HealthCare and leads a team of over 550 clinicians in helping Genesis to actively transition from volume-based fee-for-service, to value-based care and reimbursement. A graduate of Brown University and the University... Read More →
avatar for Steven Fuller, DO, PhD

Steven Fuller, DO, PhD

Steven Fuller, DO, PhD, MS, is the Vice President and Corporate Medical Director of Presbyterian Senior Living in Pennsylvania.  After practicing medicine as a triple board certified Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist for 25 years, he has redirected his professional focus towards... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Dallas 5-6

8:00am

TH1 | Basics of Value-Based Practice (VBP), Program Models, and Clinical Strategies for Success
In this session readmissions, length of stay (LOS), advance care planning, and patient/family education will be presented with strategies for positive individual clinician and group practice outcomes/performance. The speakers will discuss provider actions that “influence a good discharge” and the concept of “discharge planning beginning on admission.” This session will explore use of facility resources and home health nursing and provider/practice behaviors that influence positive partnerships with facilities and partners.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe general concepts of Value Based Purchasing Models and alterations in clinical practice and workflow to ensure success in participation.
(2) Explain the concepts of risk-bearing within VBP models, as well as metrics utilized, data collection, and reporting options.
(3) Discuss the role and Management of Readmission Rates, Advance Directives, and Length of Stay in VBP strategies.
(4) Recognize the importance of Medication Optimization, Facility Partnering, and use of Available Resources in VBP Strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Benedict, APN-C

Michelle Benedict, APN-C

Michelle Benedict, MS, ANP-C, RN-C, is an active practitioner and the Director of Clinical Operations for the Central Region Post-Acute, TEAMHealth. Prior to this position and in addition to active practice, she managed a 40+ clinician group covering 100 facilities. She has been practicing... Read More →
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 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 →


Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am
Texas 3-4

1:30pm

TH10 | An Evolution in Transitions: Improving the Skilled Nursing Facility and Emergency Department Relationship
This session will lay the foundation for understanding, appreciating, and improving the compromised relationship that has existed between the emergency room and the skilled nursing facility. Experts from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will describe the current state of affairs and how these two institutions can begin to work together in a meaningful and collaborative way as advocates for their mutual patients, based on enhanced communication, education, and the recognition of common goals.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the challenges that exist in the transitions of care environment that act to compromise a purposeful relationship between the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and emergency department (ED).
(2) Realize how the ED, through the work of ACEP, is understanding how it needs to re-define itself in it's care of patients and it's relationship to PA/LTC providers,
(3) Consider how "best practices" in transitioning patients between the ED and SNF can be implemented in both locales
(4) Appreciate how the "geriatric" emergency room can augment the care of patients and positively impact Population Health programs and the Triple Aim.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD

Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD

Wayne Saltsman, MD, CMD, PhD, completed a clinical fellowship in Geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric medicine, and Hospice and Palliative medicine. He is an assistant professor of Medicine at Tufts medical school, and... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Eber, MD, CMD

Leslie Eber, MD, CMD

Leslie Beth Eber, MD CMD, received her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a certified Medical Director. She divides her time between... Read More →
avatar for Marianna Karounos, DO

Marianna Karounos, DO

Marianna Karounos, DO, MS, FACEP, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for William Jaquis, MD

William Jaquis, MD

William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, is the Senior Vice President for the East Florida Division of Envision physician services where he oversees both Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine in a partnership with HCA. Prior to this, he was the Chief of Emergency Services for LifeBridge Health... Read More →
avatar for Robert Burke, MD, MS

Robert Burke, MD, MS

Robert Burke, MD, MS, is a Hospitalist at the Denver VA Medical Center, where he was a former Chief of the Hospitalist service and former acting associate Chief of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the U of Colorado Medical School. He has a Master's Degree in Clinical... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas Ballroom D

1:30pm

TH8 | Managing Quality Reporting in PA/LTC Medicine: Strategies for Selecting, Capturing, and Reporting Quality Metrics in Your Practice
Quality measures are the largest determinant of your 'value' under all Medicare/Medicaid programs. Beginning with 2017, they determine how all physicians, APNs, and PAs are 'rated'. Those ratings follow you across all employment settings. Understanding how to manage your quality scores is becoming professionally critical. Each practitioner can be enrolled in multiple programs with different reporting requirements. You'll learn about managing quality for different audiences, reporting for regulatory purposes (CMS), and how to improve shared-patient care. This program is designed for clinical and administrative leaders with responsibility for quality reporting and quality strategies.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Select a menu of MIPS Quality Measures that are likely to yield better scores in 2018.
(2) Describe the design of the quality metrics through the APM model, and how to participate.
(3) Discuss how do practices contribute to I-SNP quality?
(4) Identify how AMDA members can redefine PAC and LTC quality that's appropriate for patients, the practitioner, partners, and payors.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Jean Butcher, MBA

Jean Butcher, MBA

Jean Butcher, MBA, a PALTC Practice Manager and Consultant responsible for management of multiple groups in Texas. She is a member of the AMDA Practice Management Section steering committee.
avatar for Rikki Mangrum, MLS

Rikki Mangrum, MLS

Rikki Mangrum, MLS, is a Senior Research Scientist, Health and Social Development Program, American Institutes for Research. Ms. Mangrum is working closely with AMDA's Quality leadership to develop a PA/LTC specific Quality Measure suite.
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 →
avatar for Richard Feifer, MD, MPH

Richard Feifer, MD, MPH

Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, is chief medical officer at Genesis HealthCare and leads a team of over 550 clinicians in helping Genesis to actively transition from volume-based fee-for-service, to value-based care and reimbursement. A graduate of Brown University and the University... Read More →
avatar for Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC, is the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Alex is a tireless worker for the Society’s extensive Public Policy agenda through Advocacy in Congress and numerous Federal Agencies. A graduate... Read More →
avatar for Rod Baird, MS

Rod Baird, MS

William “Rod” Baird, MS, has experience that includes 35+ years of LTC Physician and Provider management. He is currently President of GPM, the developer of gEHRiMed™, a Stage 2 ONC certified ambulatory EHR for LTPAC Physicians. Until 2014, he was the President of Extended Care... Read More →
avatar for Steve Buslovich, MD, MS

Steve Buslovich, MD, MS

Steve Buslovich, MD, MS, a geriatrician and associate clinical professor of medicine at University at Buffalo. Dr Buslovich is a Medical Director of multiple Nursing Facilities which participate in a I-SNP. He and colleagues have developed software, using MDS data, which identifies/prioritizes... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas 3-4
 
Friday, March 23
 

11:00am

FR10 | Apples to Apples: A Review of the Society's Efforts in Defining Meaningful Quality Measures for Practitioners in PA/LTC
The session will review the history of physician quality reporting programs (PQRI -> PQRS -> VBM -> MACRA) and the Society’s current MIPS quality measure list. The presenters will discuss the Society’s work with the National Quality Forum Incubator Challenge as well as the Society’s discussion with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid leadership during their "Spotlight Series" that provided the Society the opportunity to highlight the need for quality measures for the PA/LTC practitioner. Finally, the session will review current Society efforts to secure funding for quality measure development.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Review history of quality measure development and progression of various quality payment programs.
(2) Discuss how practitioners in PA/LTC currently report quality measures.
(3) Describe AMDA's Quality Measure Committee's efforts to identify meaningful measures in PA/LTC.
(4) Elaborate AMDA's plans to develop meaningful measures and reporting mechanisms using private and public partnerships.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Rikki Mangrum, MLS

Rikki Mangrum, MLS

Rikki Mangrum, MLS, is a Senior Research Scientist, Health and Social Development Program, American Institutes for Research. Ms. Mangrum is working closely with AMDA's Quality leadership to develop a PA/LTC specific Quality Measure suite.
avatar for Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC, is the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Alex is a tireless worker for the Society’s extensive Public Policy agenda through Advocacy in Congress and numerous Federal Agencies. A graduate... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Texas Ballroom C

11:00am

FR7 | Value-Based Reimbursement and Care Redesign in the PA/LTC Settings
Transformational changes across the healthcare system are empowering providers to assume accountability for the Triple Aim of quality, cost, and patient experience. Shifting reimbursement from fee-for-service to value-based models is critical to enabling this important re-alignment, by providing the healthcare delivery system with the impetus and incentive to develop and test innovative models of care. Post-acute and long-term care represent prime opportunities for such breakthroughs. This session will review examples of value-driven redesign in these settings, with a practical emphasis on the key steps necessary to create a fully aligned, outcomes-focused culture. Presenters will share important considerations, from the perspective of people, process, and technology. Results of recent approaches to value-base redesign will be shared, including examples tied to the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) and the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) initiatives.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the opportunity and impact of new reimbursement models on PA/LTC.
(2) Describe strategies to succeed in an environment where providers assume increasing risk for outcomes.
(3) Explore innovative care models and how they can contribute to organizational success.
(4) Share successes and challenges, from those who have already been moving down this path.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Feifer, MD, MPH

Richard Feifer, MD, MPH

Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, is chief medical officer at Genesis HealthCare and leads a team of over 550 clinicians in helping Genesis to actively transition from volume-based fee-for-service, to value-based care and reimbursement. A graduate of Brown University and the University... Read More →
avatar for Cory Woods, DNP, MHA, MSN, RN

Cory Woods, DNP, MHA, MSN, RN

Cory Woods, DNP, MSN, MHA, RN is Director of Population Health for Genesis HealthCare; Division I. He provides senior leadership to the clinical operations in 10 states with a focus on strategic partnerships and value-based care initiatives. He is a member of the National Association... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Texas 3-4

1:30pm

FR18 | Coming Soon to Your Town: Post-Acute Networks and APMs
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

3:30pm

FR28 | MACRA, MIPS and APM: Will the Nursing Home Practice Survive the Alphabet Tsunami
This session is truly constructed based on learner feedback from last few years at Society Annual Conferences. Attendees last year showed a great interest in finding out "what their practice was worth?" Healthcare reform has changed the landscape of private practice throughout the United States. In this session, speakers will discuss the current health care landscape and physician practices under MACRA, MIPS, and APM, and the results of a physician survey showing trends in private practices, employment status, and physician morale. The speakers will also review business basics of organizational behavior, corporate finance, and operations management, and discuss leadership during financial hardship and keeping physician integrity alive while maximizing revenue. Personal experiences of solo, small group, and a large multi-specialty to group and various options physician practices have to safeguard financially secure future will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Outline MACRA related policy, practice and payment changes as they relate to nursing home practices.
(2) Review national physician practice trends and compare attitudes of self-employed vs. employed physicians.
(3) Describe basics of organizational behavior, operations management and corporate finance as it pertains to the Service industry of PA/LTC practice.
(4) Discuss the process of Business valuation and using this information to to help with the decision of staying independent versus joining a large Group.

Speakers
avatar for Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD

Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, is currently the President and CEO of CIMPAR, S.C. (Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research). He also holds an academic appointment as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being President... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD, is a board-certified internist and geriatrician. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State... Read More →
avatar for Don Barbo, CPA

Don Barbo, CPA

Don Barbo, CPA, is a managing director with VMG Health. He specializes in healthcare business valuations involving mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnership transactions, leasing arrangements, commercial damages, and financial reporting. His extensive healthcare valuation... Read More →
avatar for Rod Baird, MS

Rod Baird, MS

William “Rod” Baird, MS, has experience that includes 35+ years of LTC Physician and Provider management. He is currently President of GPM, the developer of gEHRiMed™, a Stage 2 ONC certified ambulatory EHR for LTPAC Physicians. Until 2014, he was the President of Extended Care... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas Ballroom C
 
Saturday, March 24
 

8:00am

SA2 | General Session II
Opening Remarks
Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, Society President-Elect

Award Presentation
Howard Guterman Best Poster Award

Job Task Analysis for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors
Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

The Society’s Top Policy Issues 2018
Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, Chair, Public Policy Committee; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, Vice Chair, Public Policy Committee; Alex Bardakh, MPP, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

Updates on the top Society activity on policy issues including the following: legislative advocacy, communications with government agencies, updates on the health care reform implementation efforts, and on proposed changes to PA/LTC facilities requirements for participation.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Updates on the top Society activity on policy issues including the following: legislative advocacy, communications with government agencies, updates on the health care reform implementation efforts, and on proposed changes to PA/LTC facilities requirements for participation.
(2) List the Society’s top policy issues in 2018.
(3) Discuss the Society’s advocacy on legislative initiatives, health care reform, and payment policy.
(4) Anticipate upcoming changes in skilled nursing facility regulations.

Who Will Care for me When I am Old and Frail?
Joan Teno, MD, MS

Each day, 10,000 people turn 65. They are faced with a final phase of life that can include multimorbidity, prolonged period of functional impairment, and health care transitions from hospital to PA/LTC settings. Physicians have increasingly focused their practice on one setting of care much like the rapid growth of hospitalists, physicians who focus solely on the care of hospitalized patients. Similar trends are occurring in the PA/LTC sector. In this lecture, the temporal trends in the care of frail older people in the hospital and PA/LTC settings, such as nursing facilities, will be characterized. The implications of these temporal trends and need for future research will be discussed.

Joan Teno, MD, MS, is a health services researcher with more than 25 years of experience conducting research which has impacted end-of-life care in the U.S. She is a board-certified internist with Certificates of Added Qualifications in geriatrics and hospice & palliative medicine. Dr. Teno was a hospice medical director for 18 years and is currently working at the University of Washington on the Palliative Care Consult Service. She is also the project leader of a program project grant, recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Investigator Award, and an investigator on the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) contract on creating the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey and updating the hospice payment model. In recognition of this body of work, Dr. Teno was part of the study panel of the 2014 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.”

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe demographic changes of frail, older persons and who provides their care.
(2) Examine the evidence of the effectiveness of physicians who specialize in hospital care or PA/LTC settings, such as nursing facilities.
(3) Identify the future research agenda to address key questions regarding trends in who is providing care of frail, older people.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, FACP, has an extensive background in Long-Term Care, and serves as a Multi-Facility Medical Director and Attending Physician. He is a Past President of the Florida Medical Directors Association and for several years, he has been an AMDA Faculty member teaching... Read More →
avatar for Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a geriatrician and Certified Medical Director with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She began serving as a nursing home medical director in 2003 and as Director of Palliative Care at the Denver Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of LTC and Influenza Programs for the division and as Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities. Dr. Nace chairs... Read More →
avatar for Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD

Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD

Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD, is Chief Medical Officer for Mariner Health Care Central and has served as a nursing facility and hospice medical director since 1995.  He has served on the Society's Board of Directors and currently chairs their Public Policy Committee.  Dr. Steinberg... Read More →
avatar for Alan Abrams, MD, CMD

Alan Abrams, MD, CMD

Alan Abrams, MD, CMD, is a board certified internist and geriatrician. He is Assistant Director of the Harvard Multi-Campus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and serves as the Medical Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization Pioneer Accountable Care Program. He... Read More →
avatar for Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC, is the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Alex is a tireless worker for the Society’s extensive Public Policy agenda through Advocacy in Congress and numerous Federal Agencies. A graduate... Read More →
avatar for Joan Teno, MD, MS

Joan Teno, MD, MS

Joan Teno, MD, MS, is a health services researcher with more than 25 years of experience conducting research which has impacted end-of-life care in the U.S. She is a board-certified internist with Certificates of Added Qualifications in geriatrics and hospice & palliative medicine... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 10:30am
Texas Ballroom A-B

11:00am

SA4 | Billing and Coding in PA/LTC: How to do it Right!
This session will provide details about billing for services that have recently been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Participants will learn the peculiarities of the billing changes for these codes. The session will also review and explore the finer points of some classical billing and coding enigmas that continue to be challenging for many PA/LTC practitioners.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss details of billing complexities for recently approved billing codes used in the geriatric care continuum.
(2) Review details of some recurrently perplexing PA/LTC coding and billing issues.

Speakers
avatar for Alva Baker, III, MD, HMDC, CMDR

Alva Baker, III, MD, HMDC, CMDR

Alva Baker, III, MD, HMDC, CMDR, began caring for frail elderly patients in the long-term care setting in 1972. He served as the Medical Director for Episcopal Ministries to the Aging (EMA) from 1980 until his retirement in June of 2009 as Vice President for Health and Wellness Services... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Texas Ballroom D

2:30pm

SA16 | The Emergency Department Joins the Interdisciplinary Team: Strategies to Improve Acute Care Transitions and Reduce ED Capture
This session will explain how PA/LTC nurses, providers, and administrators can partner with receiving emergency departments (EDs) to improve the transitions between their sites, enhance resident safety in the ED, and reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Design a program to enhance collaboration with the emergency department.
(2) Evaluate their site's PA/LTC to ED transition process and identify areas of improvement.
(3) Explain the unique challenges of treating PA/LTC residents in the emergency department.
(4) Discuss the Geriatric ED Guidelines as they relate to the PA/LTC to ED transition.

Speakers
avatar for Firas Saidi, MD, CMD

Firas Saidi, MD, CMD

Firas Saidi, MD, CMD, is an internist and geriatrician working in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. He practices in the office setting as well as the post-acute long-term care setting.  He is a medical director for multiple facilities.  He also serves as the Geriatrics Section Chief... Read More →
avatar for Adam Perry, MD

Adam Perry, MD

Adam Perry, MD, is an emergency physician and fellowship trained geriatrician. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisinger Commonwealth College of Medicine. He is also a faculty member of the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, in which capacity he presents nationally... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Texas 3-4