Breakout Session Agenda

Breakout Sessions I

Wednesday, October 10 (11am - 12pm)

Building a Person-Centered, Competent Physician Workforce for Serious Illness Care

  • Jennifer G. Faerberg, MHSA, Director, Clinical Transformation, Association of American Medical Colleges (Moderator)
  • Jennifer Reidy, MD, Chief, Division of Palliative Care, UMass Memorial Medical Center

The rapidly expanding Medicare population (e.g.,”Silver Tsunami”) brings looming challenges to the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Action is required to develop a competent physician workforce that can deliver compassionate care to those with serious illness, and work effectively with colleagues in other disciplines. This session will highlight a collaborative effort involving all the medical schools in Massachusetts. The goal is to ensure that all medical graduates acquire the knowledge and skills to engage in goal-oriented conversations with seriously ill patients.

Operationalizing Advanced Illness Care as an MA Supplemental Benefit

  • Marian Grant, DNP, CRNP, ACHPN, Senior Regulatory Advisor, C-TAC (Moderator)
  • Katherine Hayes, Director of Health Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Rob Saunders, Research Director, Payment and Delivery Reform, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Dara Smith, Director, Product Strategy & Analytics Government Programs, Cambia Health Solutions

This session will provide a deeper dive on the opportunity the new MA supplemental benefits could have for those living with advanced illness. Knowledgeable speakers will discuss what those benefits could encompass, which MAOs are already offering them and how, and what needs to happen to make them more prevalent for 2019 and beyond.

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How to Use Tech to Increase Access

  • Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
  • Sylvan Waller, MD, COO & CMO, Call9
  • Maria D. Moen, Director, Platform Innovation, ADVault, Inc.
  • Roger Carrillo, Senior Advisor, Camanio Care

As the population ages and more strain is put on the healthcare system, the question of access to consistently high-quality care delivery will only become more important. Moreover, with the advent of new technologies and platforms for enhancing patient-provider connectivity, tech-based approaches to increasing access to high-quality care are gaining traction and national attention. Learn from leading innovators in the space about the barriers and opportunities for improving access, as well as the next steps for transformation.

Perspectives on Philanthropy & Fundraising

  • Glen Galaich, CEO, Stupski Foundation
  • Kristi Lengyel,  Director of Patient Advocacy, UCB
  • Rhett Buttle, Founder, Public Private Strategies (PPS), and Senior Fellow, the Aspen Institute

An interactive discussion for organizational leaders that focuses on identifying fundraising elements, stewardship of prospects, cultivation and solicitation of prospects, and the relationship building of donors.  Panelists will guide the conversation by asking questions that have enormous strategic organizational implications. Analyzing existing forms of revenue streams and exploring where you wish to see your organization in five years will set the groundwork for a successful development strategy and the long-term philanthropic viability of your organization. This session will be exercise driven and will require audience engagement.

Tackling the Biggest Barriers in Care Delivery: Shifting from Institutional to Home-Based Care

  • Brad Stuart, MD, Co-Founder and CEO, ACIStrategies (moderator)
  • Sarah Hill, PhD, Director of Palliative Care, Ascension Health
  • Barbara Rose, MPH, RN, Senior Project Administrator, Hospice of Cincinnati

Americans with advanced illness overwhelmingly desire to spend their last days at home, not in a hospital or other institution. In response, innovative providers have launched programs that shift the focus of advanced illness care out of the hospital and into the home and community. In this breakout session, panelists will describe their experience in implementing home-based advanced illness care, lessons learned, and the key barriers they overcame in the process.

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Breakout Sessions II

Wednesday, October 10 (1:30 - 2:30pm)

Tackling the Biggest Barriers in Care Delivery 2: Payer – Provider Partnerships

  • Mollie Gurian, Director of Health and Policy, Healthsperien (moderator)
  • David Debono, Medical Director, Anthem
  • John Smith, Lead Medical Director, BCBSNC
  • Chris Morrisette, Chief Operating Officer, Teleios Collaborative Network

Payors are exploring adding advanced illness care to their commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare products. But many payors lack experience working with the community based social service providers who deliver this kind of care. At the same time, these providers may struggle to navigate the process of becoming a network provider. In this breakout session, panelists will lead a discussion on the business case for person-centered care programs and how to approach and pitch payers.

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A new approach to advance care planning: Lessons from our experience

  • Stephanie Anderson, DNP, RN, Deputy Director, Respecting Choices (moderator)
  • John Maycroft, Senior Program Manager, Advance Care Planning, Optum
  • Jennifer Draklellis, Senior Director of Innovation and Business Development, UnitedHealth Care
  • Thomas Martin, Director of Innovation, AARP Services Inc.
  • Maria D. Moen, Director of Platform Innovation, A|D Vault

UnitedHealth Group and AARP are collaborating to increase engagement in advance care planning among their members while scaling tools that help them plan for a medical emergency or advanced illness. The aim is to empower people with understanding and resources for expressing and sharing their future care preferences, goals and priorities. Through a novel approach to messaging, marketing and digital engagement, this program shows early promise for scalability of quality advance care planning.

How to Define the Serious Illness Population

  • Rachel Roiland, PhD, RN, Director, National Quality Forum
  • Joe Rotella, MD, CMO, AAHPM
  • Dan Hoefer, CMO, Outpatient Palliative Medicine, Sharp Healthcare
  • Marian Grant, DNP, CRNP, ACHPN, Senior Regulatory Advisor, C-TAC (Moderator)

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to learn and interact with those industry leaders grappling with how to best define the serious illness population for palliative care program enrollment and evaluation. The challenges of including factors not captured in claims data, or anywhere else currently, will be reviewed along with plans to address these for 2019.

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How to Integrate Family Caregivers Into Care Delivery

  • Thomas Riley, CEO, Seniorlink
  • Michael Burcham, CEO, Narus Health
  • Cheryl Matheis, Senior Strategic Advisor, C-TAC (moderator)
  • Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute

There is a growing recognition that family caregivers are critical to the delivery of good clinical care to people with advanced illness. To do what’s needed and to maintain their own health, these caregivers need significant support. Learn from entrepreneurs and a clinical policy expert how this challenge is being addressed through mechanisms that integrate family caregivers with the professional clinical team.

The Exam Table of the Future Has Throw Pillows

  • Thomas Cornwell, MD, CEO, Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)
  • Tracy Hulett, VP, External Affairs, HCCI
  • Eric de Jonge, Executive Director, MedStar House Call Program
  • Kelly Fischer, COO, JourneyCare
  • Jessica Bylander, Senior Editor, Health Affairs (moderator)

Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) is hard, and it is a model of care that requires a wide array of skills, not all of them clinical. The challenging nature of the model necessitates a methodical, disciplined approach. But why does it matter? Learn why HBPC is a model whose time has come again and how HBPC programs can be built or improved in a strategic, systematic manner.

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Breakout Sessions III

Thursday, October 11 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Tackling the Biggest Barriers in Care Delivery 3: Empowering APRNs

  • Katherine A. Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP, Director, Clinical Group Business Support, UnitedHealth Group
  • Nikki Davis, MSN, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, Regional Vice President, Southeast Clinical Operations, Aspire Health
  • Marian Grant, DNP, CRNP, ACHPN, Senior Regulatory Advisor, C-TAC (Moderator)

The U.S. can quickly expand access to high-quality advanced illness care by leveraging the existing workforce of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). This session will aim to tackle the toughest challenges in implementing APRN models and illustrate the opportunities for your organization to empower APRNs to improve how you care for vulnerable populations.

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How to Craft Effective Messages

  • BJ Miller, Palliative Care Physician, UCSF
  • Charlotte Yeh, CMO, AARP
  • Bill Novelli, Co-Chair, C-TAC, and Former CEO, AARP
  • Tony Back, MD, University of Washington

The language we use when framing our goals is critically important in building awareness and support for social movements. Hear from experts in field about what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to create a message that will enhance your impact.

How to Build State and Community Networks

  • Peggy Maguire, President, Cambia Health Foundation (moderator)
  • Harriet Warshaw. Advisor, The Conversation Project
  • Phil Marshall, CEO, Hosparus Health
  • Elizabeth Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, National Osteoporosis Foundation

Forming partnerships on the state and community level is critical to providing high-quality, person-centered care for people living with advanced illness. Convening stakeholders in these areas means unlocking a wealth of talent and resources that can be used to deliver on-the-ground support and transform the way that care is delivered. During this breakout session, a panel of experts will provide guidance for Summit attendees who would like to develop these partnerships and collaborations in their own communities.

How to Integrate Advance Care Planning into Care Delivery

  • Tracy Korman, Senior Vice President of Product and Analytics, Vital Decisions (moderator)
  • Ryan van Wert, CEO, Vynca
  • Stephanie Anderson, DNP, RN, Deputy Executive Director, Respecting Choices
  • Daniel J. Castillo, Chief Executive Officer, WiserCare

Advance care planning (ACP) is a key attribute of the delivery of person-centered care. The Institute of Medicine defines person-centered care as “Care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values, ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Join a group of leading experts for a discussion of the importance of access, engagement, and system development, as well as the ways in which integrating ACP into care delivery benefits everyone involved in the care delivery process.

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How to Identify High-Value Solutions and Positive Outliers: Late Life Care Delivery

  • Francesca Rinaldo Salipur, MD, PhD. Associate Director, CERC Healthcare Design Fellowship
  • Ashley Bragg, Program Manager, CERC

This session will highlight two methodologies employed by the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) for identifying clinical innovations and attributes of late life care that promise to improve quality and safely reduce healthcare spending. These include healthcare delivery model development that incorporates human centered design principles, as well as “bright spots”, research aimed at systematically identifying positive outliers and the unique attributes contributing to their performance.

The National Summit will take place in Denver, CO from October 9-11th