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The State of Georgia Rural HospitalsJimmy Lewis, HomeTown Health CEO LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Describe the findings of the 4 policy maker field trips that included 28 hospital facilities. • Out of the 28 hospitals visited during the policy maker field trips, identify the best practices among them. • Discuss the upcoming legislative session.
Survival in 2012 and Beyond – 4 Essential RequirementsSue Spivey, CEO, Irwin County HospitalAnil Jain, CFO, Northridge Medical CenterJeff Dunn, CEO, North Georgia Medical Center Lynne P. Byrd, V.P. of Revenue Cycle, Archbold Medical Center LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Identify practical operation strategies for survival. • Recognize pilots and specific programs that have yielded positive operation results. • Compare operation perspectives from 4 hospital systems.
BUSINESS PARTNER DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Lyn Cheramie North Ridge Medical Center
DCH Medicaid – HP – CMO – Navigant Discussion PanelJerry Dubberly, Georgia Medicaid Director Cheryll Collier, HP Georgia Account Representative LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Identify current planning and policy issues in Medicaid and Health Care Reform that affect rural hospitals. • Describe the purpose and progress of the Navigant – Georgia Medicaid Research – and its implication on CMO’s. • Identify time tables of critical cash flow matters such as DSH, UPL and HS&R Resolution • Explain the progress of HP issues including physician credentialing and add-ons.
Effects of Redistricting for Georgia’s Rural HospitalsDavid Tatum, V.P. Government Affairs, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Describe the impact of 2011 Legislative redistricting program. • Explain the impact of party politics and urban rural politics. • Identify key leadership structure under new redistricting.
A New Day in the Future of HealthcareKirk McGhee, Vice President and Regional Counsel, Kaiser Permanente LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Discuss patterns and trends in the future healthcare environment. • Describe the impact of budget driven changes to healthcare. • Identify political changes to healthcare. i.e. Obama Healthcare. • List new “out of box” concepts for future healthcare.
Georgia Health Information Technology (HIT) InitiativesDr. Denise Hines, Georgia HIT Regional Extension CenterDavid Flanders, Director of Information Systems, Emanuel Medical CenterSteve Cherry, President, Ion IT Don Cole, Georgia DCH Representative LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Describe the process of Meaningful Use Attestation and incentive payments. • Identify benefits of Georgia HITREC. • Define the process for receiving Medicaid Incentive Payments. • Explain the actions & resources required to meet Stage 1 Meaningful Use and obtain payment from Medicare and Medicaid.
Meaningful Use Vanguard MUVersThese hospitals were recognized for being meaningful users of electronic health records, for being part of the leading vanguard furthering change in healthcare delivery, and for being valued members of the Regional Extension Center community. • Charlton Memorial Hospital • Chestatee Regional Hospital • Emanuel Medical Center • Irwin County Hospital • Memorial Hospital of Adel • Miller County Hospital • Morgan Memorial Hospital • North Georgia Medical Center • Putnam General Hospital • Washington County Regional Medical Center
Georgia Telehealth UpdateRena Brewer, Director, Southeast Telehealth Resource Center LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Describe the current status of the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth network. • Express the progress of telehealth in Georgia and the Southeast. • Define the role that telehealth can serve with the Georgia HIE.
Key Note SpeakerCommissioner David Cook, Department of Community Health LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • List the goals and objectives of DCH. • Identify the objectives of Navigant research. • Explain the budget strains for Medicaid resulting from healthcare reform and Medicaid expansion. • Recognize the progress of the Department of Community Health. • Explain how the HIE relates to the future Medicaid record integration.
Health Insurance Exchange –What Hospitals Need to do to PrepareRyan Teague, Executive Counsel to Governor Deal LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Define Health Insurance Exchange. • Recognize funding options – Federal vs. State for HIE. • Discuss politics of HIE 2010 vs. 2011 vs. State of Georgia • Describe the impact of HIE on rural hospitals.
Value Based Purchasing/ACO DiscussionRhonda Durden, CFO, Emanuel Medical CenterMike Scribner, Strategic Health PartnersRusty Ross, Morris, Manning & Martin LEARNING OUTCOMES OF PRESENTATION: • Describe VBP Final Rule. • Explain how VBP, ACO & Bundled Payments work together. • Identify hospital specific steps to VBP implementation.