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LPC Education Event – Denton (1.5 Face to Face credits apply)

Thursday, June 25, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Impact of the ACA:  How Readmission Penalties Will Affect the Healthcare Executive’s Mission

(1.5 Face to Face Credits Apply to This Panel)

The cost of healthcare has been escalating over the past several years, with expenditures surpassing $2.7 trillion in 2011. Trying to contain and reduce this growth has become a major policy focus not only at the federal and state levels, but among employers and consumers as they struggle to keep up with the increasing cost of health insurance. Rising costs are placing an unsustainable strain on state and federal programs and individual and employer sponsored health plans.

According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), hospital and physician services account for over 51% of the cost. So what are the drivers of cost in these areas?: Lack of coordination of services among health providers resulting in inefficiencies and duplication; unnecessary medical treatment, clinical variation, and costly medical errors; and a sky rocketing population of people with one or more chronic diseases. In effort to address some of these issues, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reduced Medicare payments to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates.

Join us as we discuss how readmission penalties are causing healthcare executives to get creative and consider new and innovative approaches to manage care transitions between community, inpatient, and specialty care settings while rethinking their financial strategy.

***Please note:  This Local Program Council (LPC) Event presents the same topic from our February Education Event and will feature different Panelists and Moderator.  Double credit cannot be awarded to those who attended the session in February.***

Planned in collaboration with the Texas Association for Healthcare Quality (TAHQ).

Panelists: (Full bios can be found HERE)

Kimberly Hatchel, DNP, MHA, RN
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer | Medical Center of McKinney

Jay Duty, MHA
Vice President of Strategy | Encompass Home Health and Hospice

Jill Studley, M.D.
Medical Director | HTPN Elder HouseCalls
Moderated By:

William Cooksey, MBA, BS, RN
Director, Quality Improvement, Corporate Cardiovascular Service Line | Baylor Scott&White Health System

5.30 – 6.00PM Registration and Dinner
6.00 – 7.30PM Panel

Registration Deadline is June 22nd.

A facility map can be found HERE.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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