2017 AAHCM Annual Meeting - Home Care Medicine Conference
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2017 American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Annual Meeting

Loews Chicago O'Hare
October 12-14, 2017
Rosemont, IL

Attendees enjoyed an in-depth learning experience focused entirely on home-based primary care. AAHCM’s all-new independent meeting featured educational programming designed and delivered by respected and well-known thought leaders.

Conference programming included VA, clinical and legislative tracks, covering topics such as:

  • Preparing the Next Generation of Home Health Providers
  • Improving Your Practice’s Quality Care in the World of MACRA
  • Interdisciplinary Team Care: Illustrating Care Across the Continuum
  • New Options to Treat Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation in Home Patients
  • Palliative Care and Home Based Primary Care: A Perfect Fit
  • Interventions for Mental Health Problems in HBPC
  • Continuity of Care: Using Telerehabilitation to Deliver Interdisciplinary Therapy Services
  • What’s Next – Independence at Home and Other Health Policy Issues in Home Care Medicine
  • How to Implement and Get Payment for Interdisciplinary Team Members

Elaine Sanchez, author of the unflinchingly honest and surprisingly funny book, Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver was the keynote presenter. Ms. Sanchez is the co-founder of www.CaregiverHelp.com, an online support program for family and professional caregivers. In addition, a preconference workshop offered participants the opportunity to take the administrative and operational functions of their practice to the next level.

Learn more about the conference schedule and CE credit by selecting from the menu options above.

On-Demand Sessions

If you missed the 2017 Annual Meeting, there is still time to learn from the leaders in home-based primary care. Recordings of the most popular sessions are now available on demand.

Earn valuable CE as you learn about solutions for the issues faced by healthcare professionals providing in-home primary care.

 

home care medicine conference attendees

Thursday, October 12

Registration
Preconference Workshop

Strategic Tips for Administrative and Operational Success

Start your annual meeting right by joining experienced faculty for a four hour pre-conference workshop to
take your house call practice’s administrative and operational functions to the next level. Using case-based
presentations of best practices, faculty will offer insights to improving performance in areas of common
practice concern. Attendees will then have an opportunity in facilitated break-out groups to apply this
information by working collaboratively to develop solutions to their own situations and those presented in
case studies. Report back will permit break-out groups to share learnings with one another.

Beth Carlson, EdD NHA RN, Health Dimensions Group
Brent Feorene, MBA, Health Dimensions Group
David Vezina, CIO, VPA/USMM
Shawna Ramey, CPC CPMA, Health Dimensions Group
William Zafirau, MD, Cleveland Clinic, OH

Friday, October 13

Registration
Breakfast

Interest Groups/Networking Opportunities

Welcome and Keynote Elaine K. Sanchez

Topic: Care of the Caregiver

Movement Break
Improving Utilization of Hospice Through Home-Based Palliative Care

Ed Ratner, MD, US Department of Veteran Affairs; Minneapolis VA

Movement Break
Interdisciplinary Team Care: Case-Based Presentation Illustrating Interdisciplinary Care Across the Continuum

Helena Ross, LCSW-R - Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York
Suzanne Gilleran, MS AGPCNP-BC, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York
Elizabeth McCormick, MD - Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York
Lisa McFarlane - Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, New York

Lunch with Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions

VA Topic: Continuity of Care: Using Telerehabilitation to Deliver Interdisciplinary Therapy Services into the Home

Donald Hayes, PT - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Kristen Ganfield, MBA OTR/L - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Whitney Welp, MA CCC-SLP LSVT - Veteran's Administration Central Iowa Health Care Center

Legislative – Improving Your Practice’s Quality Care in the World of MACRA

Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Christine Seel-Ritchie, MD, MSPH FACP FAAHPM, University of California San Francisco


This session will cover the importance of quality improvements efforts for provider reimbursement and how to integrate quality improvement into day-to-day home-based medical care practice. The session will also cover tools to engage in meaningful quality improvement.

Clinical Topic: How to Implement and Get Payment for Interdisciplinary Team Members and Risk Bearing Financial Model in Building a Robust House Calls Team

Michael Le, MD - Landmark Health
Kristopher Smith, MD MPP - Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Movement Break
Concurrent Sessions

VA Topic: Interventions for Mental Health Problems in HBPC: Strategies for the Team

Ariel Laudermith, PhD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Anne Day, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Julia Rubinshteyn, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Amber Hinton-Dampf, PhD - Kansas City VA Medical Center
Gauri Khatkhate, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital

What’s Next – IAH and Other Health Policy Issues in Home Care Medicine

Eric DeJonge, MD - MedStar Washington Hospital Center: MedStar Total Elder Care
Robert Sowislo, MBA - US Medical Management, LLC
Peggy Tighe, JD - Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Andrew MacPherson - Principal at Healthsperien, LLC

Clinical – New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Another Option to Treat Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation in Home Patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Death from VTE in the United States is up to 100,000 persons annually. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 2.7-6.1 million people in the US. This session will discuss evidence based treatment guidelines for VTE and AF along with the pharmacologic principles of available oral anticoagulants.  Specific patient characteristics and co-morbidities that influence treatment options will be identified, including elements specific to the home patients, to achieve optimal outcomes.  Pipeline medications for oral anticoagulation therapy will be introduced.

Cindi Christensen, MSN CVN ARN-BC
Crystal Burkhardt, PharmD BCOP

Movement Break
Evaluating the Potential for Usability of Technology for Home Health

Kimberly Shea, PhD RN CHPN - University of Arizona College of Nursing

President's Message and Awards
Reception in Exhibit Hall with Posters

Saturday, October 14

Registration Open
Breakfast
Poster/Paper Presentation
Preparing the Next Generation of Home Health Providers

Carla Perissinotto, MD - University of California San Francisco 
Helen Kao, MD -University of California San Francisco

Movement Break
Concurrent Sessions- Repeat

VA Topic: Interventions for Mental Health Problems in HBPC: Strategies for the Team

Ariel Laudermith, PhD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Anne Day, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Julia Rubinshteyn, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital
Amber Hinton-Dampf, PhD - Kansas City VA Medical Center
Gauri Khatkhate, MD - Edward Hines Jr.Veteran Affairs Hospital

What’s Next – IAH and Other Health Policy Issues in Home Care Medicine

Eric DeJonge, MD - MedStar Washington Hospital Center: MedStar Total Elder Care
Robert Sowislo, MBA - US Medical Management, LLC
Peggy Tighe, JD - Principal at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
Andrew MacPherson - Principal at Healthsperien, LLC

Clinical – New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Another Option to Treat Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation in Home Patients

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Death from VTE in the United States is up to 100,000 persons annually. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 2.7-6.1 million people in the US. This session will discuss evidence based treatment guidelines for VTE and AF along with the pharmacologic principles of available oral anticoagulants.  Specific patient characteristics and co-morbidities that influence treatment options will be identified, including elements specific to the home patients, to achieve optimal outcomes.  Pipeline medications for oral anticoagulation therapy will be introduced.

Cindi Christensen, MSN CVN ARN-BC
Crystal Burkhardt, PharmD BCOP

Lunch with Exhibits
Networking Sessions
Concurrent Sessions- Repeat

VA Topic: Continuity of Care: Using Telerehabilitation to Deliver Interdisciplinary Therapy Services into the Home

Donald Hayes, PT - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Kristen Ganfield, MBA OTR/L - VA Central Iowa Healthcare Systems
Whitney Welp, MA CCC-SLP LSVT - Veteran's Administration Central Iowa Health Care Center

Legislative – Improving Your Practice’s Quality Care in the World of MACRA

Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Christine Seel-Ritchie, MD, MSPH FACP FAAHPM, University of California San Francisco


This session will cover the importance of quality improvements efforts for provider reimbursement and how to integrate quality improvement into day-to-day home-based medical care practice. The session will also cover tools to engage in meaningful quality improvement.

Clinical Topic: How to Implement and Get Payment for Interdisciplinary Team Members and Risk Bearing Financial Model in Building a Robust House Calls Team

Michael Le, MD - Landmark Health
Kristofer Smith, MD MPP - Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Movement Break
Palliative Care and Home Based Primary Care: A Perfect Fit

Diane E. Meier, MD FACP - Center to Advance Palliative Care Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Closing Remarks

Continuing Education Credit Provided at the AAHCM Annual Meeting

Continuing Medical Education Credits

This AAHCM Annual Meeting has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and American Academy of Home Care Medicine. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live format for this educational activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New This Year—Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886757062-9696) for 16.5 continuing education contact hours.

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