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Build Your Own Post-Acute Care Coordination Program

January 15, 2019

Post-Acute Care Coordination: The Essential Elements
A “How To” Mini Symposium

In this challenging era of rapid health care transformation, with hospitals and health systems bearing both quality and financial responsibility for at-risk and chronically ill patients, the need for exemplary care coordination should not be underestimated. Faced with rising costs and progressively-limited outcomes-based reimbursement, hospitals are searching for cost-effective strategies that ensure a high quality continuum of care for the 5-10% of their patients who are associated with the majority of health care expenditures and financial penalties. Rather than presenting a general topic overview, this 3-hour, in-depth, interactive mini-symposium led by a dedicated interdisciplinary team, focuses on the heart of the matter—the “essential elements” required to achieve successful hospital-based community care coordination. This program is intended to provide a practical multidimensional perspective for CEOs, CFOs, managers, and front line clinicians who are dedicated to designing, building, or optimizing a robust care coordination strategy for their community. The discussion will include: 

  • Rationale and the WHY: How to best support your providers
  • Historical Considerations: A focus on what actually works
  • Financial Applicability: Risk-based contracts, ACOs, Bundled Payments, and Capitation
  • Initial Investment and Economic Impact: How not to break the bank with a focus on improving the bottom line
  • Redeployment Rather than Recruitment: Assembling your care coordination team from within
  • The Care Coordination Team: Staff selection, roles, and responsibilities
  • Operational Principles: Never losing sight of your objectives
  • Engaging and Caring for Challenging Patients: Successful strategies that drive outcomes
  • Enlisting Additional Resources: A community-based approach
  • Appropriate Patient Selection: A novel data-driven strategy for the care coordination team
  • Working With and Training Volunteer Health Coaches: Intergenerational impact in a “no discharge” environment
  • Philanthropy: Beyond the confines of bricks and mortar
  • Tracking Meaningful Outcomes: Fostering positive relationships with payors

Join us at the Estes Park Institute Phoenix Conference, March 17-20, 2019, to learn about care coordination and many other important topics. Click to view full program.

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