This conference is designed for chief executive officers, chief nursing officers, chief financial officers, chief medical officers, key administrative staff, medical records, directors of quality, human resource directors, nursing home administrators, legal counsel, risk managers, staff nurses and nurse managers.
Josh Luke, Ph.D., will showcase case studies from around the country of healthcare facilities, hospitals and health systems that are not only conforming to a value-based model, but doing so with a focus on new revenue generation.
Luke designed The Discharge with Dignity Guide and will discuss the importance of systems transforming to a discharge "home-first" mentality. In addition, he will discuss how systems are working to form revenue generating partnerships with post-acute that do not violate long-standing fraud and abuse regulations that historically prevented formal relationships between acute and post-acute providers.
Luke also will discuss alternative acute as these non-traditional approaches are helping health systems avoid unnecessary hospitalization.
Priya Bathija, senior director of health policy, American Hospital Association (AHA), Washington, DC, will provide a federal regulatory update on recent regulations and legislation impacting rural hospitals and healthcare facilities.
She also will provide an overview of the work completed by AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities. The AHA Board of Trustees created a task force to address these challenges and examine ways in which hospitals can help ensure access to healthcare services in vulnerable communities. The task force considered a number of integrated, comprehensive strategies to reform healthcare delivery and payment.
The report sets forth a menu of options from which communities may select based on their unique needs, support structures and preferences. The ultimate goal is to provide vulnerable communities and the hospitals that serve them with the tools necessary to determine the essential services they should strive to maintain locally, and the delivery system options that will allow them to do so.
Panel participants will discuss how working with Tennessee Rural Partnership has enhanced their ability to recruit providers to rural practices. The topics will include usage of TRP’s free sourcing tools including their candidate database, residency stipend program, and rural practice incentive for communities to assist small and rural hospitals and healthcare facilities with their primary care recruitment efforts.
Kenneth Smithmier, president and founder of P3 Insights, which offers specialized consulting to find the right fit between people and organizations, will discuss how to combine behavioral assessment tools with the practical experience of a seasoned healthcare executive.
There is an increasing understanding of the value of behavioral data in the assessment of people for hiring, promoting and leadership development. Validated, researched tools can provide data that, when added to assessments of skills, abilities and experience, may provide a dramatically higher likelihood of finding the right personnel fit.
In December 2016, THA convened the Future of Rural Healthcare Taskforce, a group of rural healthcare leaders, to discuss the rapidly transitioning healthcare environment. The taskforce was created to develop recommendations and strategies to assist rural hospitals and healthcare facilities to strategically and operationally address and meet the changing environment, identify strategies and tactics for rural hospitals and healthcare facilities to remain relevant and thrive in a quickly evolving healthcare environment, and explore operational and policy initiatives that together will lead to maximize reimbursement, improve quality and lower costs.This presentation highlights some of the discussions, key findings, and recommendations to help rural hospitals address the complexities of an uncertain environment.
Matthew Peachey, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, will review the history and concepts of palliative care and how it can play a role in all fields of medical care. He will discuss common misconceptions in palliative medicine and hospice care and how common practices in advance care planning and decision-making can be utilized by providers in any specialty and in rural areas to improve patient care.
Find out what’s happening in the General Assembly in Tennessee this year and the impact it is likely to have on your facility.
This activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Tennessee Hospital Association
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