2018 AAHCM Annual Meeting - Schedule Information
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2018 American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Annual Meeting

Driving the Change to Value-Based Care: 

Connecting Leadership, Quality and Ethics


Preconference Day: Thursday, October 25

Preconference Workshops presented by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)

9 am - 12 pm | Clinical SessionCare of the Complex Patient in the Home….Staying Ahead of the Curve

You’ll leave this session with insights of advance care planning/prognostication; care coordination and transitions of care; caregiver support; medication management; and wound care that can be used in the care of homebound patients and their caregivers. Learn more about the Clinical Session.

Elizabeth McCormick, MD

Julie Glendenning, MS APN-BC CHPN WCC

Traci Kalpac, MSW LISW

Linnea Nagel, PA-C MPAS

1 pm - 4 pm | Practice Management SessionCare of the Complex Patient in the Home….Staying Ahead of the Curve

You’ll leave this session with tips for enhancing your revenue cycle through current fee-for-service billing opportunities, value-based contracting, and best practices for staffing models and workflow. Learn more about the Practice Management Session. 

Shawna Ramey, CPC CPMA

Bethany Skillen, BSN BS RN

Amanda Tufano, MHA CMPE CPPM


Conference Day 1 - Friday, October 26




Eric DeJonge, MD, AAHCM President

Alex Binder, MBA, and Kristofer Smith, MD, AAHCM Program Committee Co-Chairs

8:25–9:30 am | Home Care Medicine Landscape

Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


 Movement Break

 Concurrent Sessions

Quality Standards for Home Care Medicine

Christine Seel Ritchie, MD - University of California San Francisco

Martha Twaddle, MD - Northwestern Medicine

How to Lead More Like a Leader Who Was Born To!

Barry Zweibel - LeadershipTraction

Friday Keynote
Healthcare Transformation and Innovation, Patrick H. Conway, MD MSc. 

Dr. Conway, President and CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, is considered one of the most prominent driving forces behind the national movement to value-based care, tying healthcare payments to quality and innovation.  He most recently served as Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, he also held the position of Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).  A respected leader, innovator and clinician, Dr. Conway was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2014.

Lunch with Exhibits
Concurrent Sessions
Long overdue...New Ethical Dilemmas

Ed Ratner, MD - Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Nick Schneeman, MD

VHA Home Based Primary Care: Lessons Learned Over the Decades

Darlene Davis, MHA NHA RD - Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Eleanor Taylor, RN - Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

Concurrent Sessions
Panel on Emerging Models for Responding to Urgent and Acute Care Events

Karen Abrashkin, MD - Northwell Health

Phil Mitchell, MD - Dispatch Health

A Bigger Slice of the Pie: Panel on New Payment Models for Home Care Medicine

Sean Cavanaugh - Aledade

Michael Le, MD - Landmark Health

3:35–3:55 pm | Movement Break

Concurrent Sessions
Bringing Technology into the Home

Carla Perissinotto, MD MHS - UCSF

Sylvan Waller, MD - Call9, Inc.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Bruce Leff, MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Christine Seel Ritchie, MD - University of California San Francisco

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


Conference Day 2 - Saturday, October 27

Registration Open
Breakfast & Special Interest Group Networking Opportunity
Saturday Keynote
Cheryl Phillips, MD

Cheryl A. Phillips, M.D is President and CEO of the Special Needs Plans Alliance, a national leadership association for special needs and Medicare-Medicaid plans serving vulnerable adults.  A fellowship-trained geriatrician, Dr. Phillips has a national reputation for policy, advocacy and clinical practice innovation in the long-term care continuum.  Previously Senior VP for Public Policy and Health Services at LeadingAge, Dr. Phillips was Chief Medical Officer of On Lok Lifeways and Medical Director for Senior Services and Chronic Disease Management at the Sutter Health.  Past president of both the American Geriatrics Society and  the American Medical Directors Association, Dr. Phillips has served on multiple technical advisory groups and testified before Congress.  A frequent guest speaker and author, Dr. Phillips is on the Board of Directors of the SCAN Foundation.

Poster & Paper Presentation

Concurrent Sessions

 Getting Traction: Strategies for Growing Your Program

Steven Landers, MD MPH - VNA Health Group

Kristofer Smith, MD MPP - Northwell Health

Legislative Update Panel

Andrew MacPherson - Healthsperien LLC

Susan Mullaney - GAPNA

Movement Break
Concurrent Sessions
Innovations in Home Based Primary Care Models

Alan Abrams, MD MPH - Perfect Health, Inc.

Doug Thompson, MPP - Perfect Health, Inc.

Reduce Readmission Risk with Transitional Care Management

Ron Billano Ordona, DNP - Senior Care Clinic House Calls


 Closing Remarks (Exhibit Hall)


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Learn more about the CME available at the 2018 AAHCM Annual Meeting.