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Challenges and Opportunities of Medicare Payment Models

Monday, March 21 | 9:00–10:30 AM

CEU Credits: 1.5
No fee. Pre-registration is required.

Payment models that reduce inappropriate services and reinvest savings are key to developing a coordinated health and social services system. We will examine the challenges and opportunities of evolving Medicare payment models, including ACOs, bundled payments, chronic care management billing codes, independence at home, and the Medicare Choices model. We will also discuss the implications of the IMPACT Act, SGR Reform, the Care Planning Act, and the legacy of the Community Care Transitions Program.


Elizabeth Blair, MPP, Research and Management Associate, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute; Clifton Gaus, ScD, CEO, National Association of ACOs; Bruce Kinosian, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS, Director, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute; Kelsey Mellard, MPA, Vice President, Partnership Marketing and Executive Director for PACCR, naviHealth, Inc.; Anne Montgomery, MS, Senior Analyst, Altarum Institute; Marisa Scala-Foley, MGS, Social Science Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Brenda Schmitthenner, MPA, Manager of the LTCIP, County of San Diego, Aging and Independence Services.


Transitional Care Within Population Health: Integration, Process, Performance and Finances

Tuesday, March 22 | 9:00–10:30 AM

CEU Credits: 1.5
No fee. Pre-registration is required.

As healthcare across the country continues to move in the value-based direction, population health increasingly gains momentum. This session will define population health—including ACOs, bundled payments and managed care—and the role transitional care models play in this arena. Successful Bridge Model integration into several population health initiatives will be utilized to highlight the approaches to planning, financial modeling and quality improvement.


Jessica Grabowski, Aging Resource Center Program Manager, Aging Care Connections; Sharon Post, Director, Center for Long-Term Care Reform, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group; Walter Rosenberg, LCSW, MSW, Manager of Transitional Care, Rush University Medical Center.

Quality Measurement and the Community’s Role in Meeting Quality Goals

Wednesday, March 23 | 12:30–2:00 PM

CEU Credits: 1.5
No fee. Pre-registration is required.

Presented in collaboration with the National Coalition on Care Coordination. Community-based programs can impact providers’ and payers’ quality metrics that measure timely, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and effective care. This session will describe developments in quality measurement across the continuum and how communitybased aging services organizations (CBOs) can play a leadership role in reaching quality goals by engaging in robust program evaluation and participating in the continued quality measure development process.

Presenters: Robert Applebaum, MSW, PhD, Professor and Director of Long-Term Care, Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center; Sandy Atkins, MPA, VP, Institute for Change, Partners In Care Foundation; Jessica Briefer French, MHSA, Senior Research Scientist, National Committee for Quality Assurance; Robyn Golden, MA, LCSW, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center; Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS, Director, Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, Altarum Institute.

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