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2014 Renal Physicians Association (RPA) Annual Meeting

  1. 1. Renal Physicians Association 2014 Annual Meeting March 20 -23, 2014 ♦ Baltimore, MD Preliminary Agenda SPEAKERS INVITED NOT CONFIRMED Friday, March 21 7:00 am Registration Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 – 10:00 am General Session I Welcome Mitchell Rosner, RPA Annual Meeting Program Chair RPA Year in Review Robert Kossmann, MD, RPA President RPA Regulatory and Legislative Update Robert Blaser, RPA Director of Public Policy Presentation of Awards: Distinguished Nephrology Service and Distinguished Practice Manager Impact of RPA Over Four Decades From its modest beginning in 1973 to today, how has RPA changed the landscape for nephrologists and kidney patients? Learn what RPA has achieved and how we have advanced the nephrology specialty over our 40-year history. John Sadler, MD, RPA’s First President, 40 th Anniversary Chair 10:00 am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 10:45 – 11:00 am General Session II Presentation of Awards: Exemplary Practice and Special Recognition Louis Diamond Lecture Hear from a top CMS administrator on the use of value-based purchasing metrics in alternative payment models within the Medicare Program. How does the primary insurer for ESRD patients incentivize quality care in a budget neutral environment? You’ll also get insight on the Agency’s perspective of the future role of the nephrologist in caring for a vulnerable and growing kidney disease patient population. Patrick Conway, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Director for Clinical Standards & Quality, Acting Director, Center of Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Working Within Integrated Care Models Learn how the individual practitioner can successfully operate in ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Learn what it takes to participate in alternative care models, how to negotiate a contract, and insure viability for your practice. Michael Shapiro, MD, Edward Jones, MD and Thomas Hostetter, MD 12:30 pm Lunch on your own RPA PAC Board Meeting
  2. 2. Preliminary Agenda continued SPEAKERS INVITED NOT CONFIRMED Friday, March 21 continued 2:30 – 3:45 pm Concurrent Workshops Care of the Post-Transplant Patient Learn the latest developments in the rapidly evolving area of transplantation and how clinicians can provide state-of-the-art care for the post-transplant patient. Don Hricik, MD Palliative Care and Shared Decision Making Shared decision-making and understanding palliative options are key tools that enable clinicians to effectively care for a patient population with numerous co-morbid conditions and high risk of death. Learn which tools to use in various stages, discuss ethical dilemmas, how to involve the patient, life planning, and what shared decision making might look like in the era of health care reform. Michael Germain, MD Medical Directors as the Leaders of Safety Safety issues are becoming a major concern for medical directors. Find out how to create and impart a culture of safety for your facility along with solutions to other hot button issues facing medical directors. Edward Jones, MD Business Management Track: Benchmarking for Results Mary Alice Stanford, CMPE 3:45 pm Refreshment Break 4:30 – 5:45 pm Concurrent Workshops Care of the Post-Transplant Patient Repeated Palliative Care and Shared Decision Making Repeated Medical Directors as the Leader of Safety Repeated Transitioning to ICD-10 This session will demonstrate how your practice can create a work plan to get ready for the changeover to ICD-10. Learn strategies to educate your staff, physicians, advanced practitioners and billers. Richard Hamburger, MD 5:45 pm Meeting Adjourns 6:00 pm Practice Managers’ Reception RPA PAC Reception (invitation only)
  3. 3. Preliminary Agenda continued SPEAKERS INVITED NOT CONFIRMED Saturday, March 22 6:45 am Health Care Payment Open Committee Meeting Clinical Practice Open Committee Meeting 7:00 am Registration Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 – 10:00am General Session III Recognition of outgoing Board Members Robert Kossmann, MD Accountability and Payment for Performance CMS is requiring achievement of increasingly difficult objectives to satisfy the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records--2015 marks the beginning of payment penalties. This session will provide an overview of Medicare’s payment incentive programs, options for participation, and tools to help clinicians achieve success. Terry Ketchersid, MD and Adam Weinstein, MD The Bundle 2014: Nephrologist in the Middle Get practical solutions on how to manage the competing influences and perceived barriers that affect the coordination of quality ESRD patient care within the bundled payment system. Kline Bolton, MD 10:00 am Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 10:45 – 12:30pm General Session IV Presentation of Awards: Patient Safety Advocacy in Nephrology: The Patient’s Perspective on Care Ed Hearn had a rapidly rising career in major league baseball until kidney disease affected him. Over the years, he has experienced the spectrum of kidney care from dialysis to transplant. His unique perspectives on what works in health care and nephrology offers clinicians an important perspective on how to improve our care Ed Hearn Advocacy in Nephrology: How You Can Make A Difference Betty Long is the founder of Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocacy Group, one of the most influential patient advocacy groups in the country. She will provide practical guidance on how clinicians can make a difference through advocacy Betty Long, RN, MHA Advocacy in Nephrology: What Issues Face Our Profession in 2014 and Beyond Building on the two prior sessions, this session focuses on the key advocacy issues for nephrology and we can impact policy decisions through advocacy efforts. Vijaykumar Rao, MD, Rebecca Schmidt, MD and Ronald Hyde, MD
  4. 4. Preliminary Agenda continued SPEAKERS INVITED NOT CONFIRMED Saturday, March 22 continued 12:30 pm Lunch on your own NCAP Meeting (members only) 12:30 pm Practice Manager’s Luncheon Speak – Write – Up! Appreciation and Acknowledgement are powerful free tools at your fingertips and on your lips. Gratitude is a form of wisdom that every honest leader embodies. True acknowledgement, when used habitually, will create a thriving workplace culture. In this session you will engage in practicing the distinction between Appreciation & Acknowledgement for yourself and your practice leaders, staff, and peers. Heather Smith 2:30 - 3:45pm Concurrent Workshops Caring for the Geriatric Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease The fastest growing ESRD patient population is over 70 and they have unique issues which require a specialized approach. Join in the discussion about these issues and learn how to frame care processes which can lead to better outcomes. Vanita Jassal, MD Onco-Nephrology: A New Area of Nephrology Care Renal issues are important in the care of patients with cancer and can impact outcomes. Learn techniques to better understand and approach nephrology issues, including ESA treatment of the cancer patient. Mitchell Rosner, MD and Jeffrey Berns, MD Managing Transitions of Care CMS is increasingly focused on seamless transitions of care to ensure improved patient outcomes. Decreased hospital re-admission rates and moving patients from in-patient to out- patient dialysis units are just a few of the transitions of care clinicians must manage. Hear effective practices that result in improved transitions and how ESCO projects are utilizing care coordinators to insure smooth transitions for patient care. James Hartle, MD Business Management Track: HIPAA Compliance for Portable Technology Daniel Jamison 3:45 pm Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall 4:30 – 5:45 pm Concurrent Workshops Caring for the Geriatric Patient with End-Stage Renal Disease Repeated Onco-Nephrology Repeated Managing Transitions of Care Repeated Business Management Track: From the Ground Up: The Cycle From Initiating Employment to Employee Termination It is important to create and consistently follow consistent and appropriate business practices relating to employment. Learn best practices to retain employees and guidelines to reprimanding and terminating practice staff. Anika Porter
  5. 5. Preliminary Agenda continued SPEAKERS INVITED NOT CONFIRMED Saturday, March 22 continued 7:00 pm RPA 40 th Anniversary Gala Celebration Ticket required, After-Five Dress Sunday, March 23 6:45 am Government Affairs Open Committee Meeting Quality, Safety and Accountability Open Committee Meeting 7:00 am Registration Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 11:00 am General Session V Opening Remarks Mitchell Rosner, MD Management of the Diabetic Patient The management of diabetes has become increasingly complex given the development of multiple new medications. This session will help guide the clinician in the use of these medications with a focus on the patient with chronic kidney disease. Thomas Donner, MD Diabetic Nephropathy Diabetes remains one of the most common causes of kidney disease. Receive updates on diabetic nephropathy and review highlights on managing the diabetic patient. Raymond Harris, MD Nephrology – Year in Review Join this rapid fire presentation to learn the latest news about clinical advances in nephrology. Be sure to stay for this final session so you can head home with essential clinical knowledge you can implement in your practice. Mitchell Rosner, MD 8:30 – 11:00 am Concurrent General Session: Business Management Track Opening Remarks Mary Alice Stanford, CMPE I'm in the PM (Practice Manager) State of Mind An energetic session that will deliver tools for achieving a “PM state of mind” for both personal and business success. Those who attend will play a role during the presentation, by interacting with other PM's in attendance. A basic breakdown of the diverse responsibilities of the PM will be discussed, as well as the benefits of a comprehensive check list. Tammy Conger Financial Dynamics of Nephrology Practice Jennifer Huneycutt, CPA, CMPE Alignment With the Big Fish Jim Riley, Jr.,Esq. 11:00 am Meeting Adjourns