Greetings from the Executive Vice President
As the newly appointed Executive Vice President, PACE Business Unit & CareVention HealthCare Division, I am proud to share the inaugural edition of the CareVention HealthCare quarterly e-newsletter with you. Our goal for the newsletter is to provide you with up-to-date information on CareVention HealthCare partnerships and services. 

With the spring conference season in full swing, we are busy preparing to see you at one or more of the various conferences and events listed below. As always, I look forward to connecting with our current PACE clients, and am excited to cultivate new partnerships as our collaborative relationships grow across CareVention HealthCare clients.

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to your colleagues, and encourage them to subscribe by contacting us at info@careventionhc.com .

Thank you for your time and attention, and I hope that you enjoy the newsletter.

Carlos F. Perez, MSN, RN-BC
Executive Vice President
PACE Business Unit & CareVention HealthCare Division
Tabula Rasa HealthCare
CareVention Consulting | TAC Services Overview
CareVention Consulting | Technical Assistance Center’s team of advisors support for- and not-for-profit organizations in exploring PACE and developing new programs. The team also partners with existing PACE programs to provide ongoing operations support in many areas. With years of experience in the PACE model of care and using a highly collaborative approach, the CVC team is committed to your program’s success. 

The CareVention Consulting team is led by Senior PACE Consultants Dorothy Ginsberg, RN, and Sharon Hilton, both highly-experienced in the PACE model of care. Prior to joining Capstone in 2018, Dorothy was a Senior PACE Consultant with Altitude Edge Consulting. She had previously led the development and implementation of PACE in the state of New Jersey, working closely with PACE programs as they operationalized their programs. Sharon joined Capstone in 2019 with more than 12 years of PACE experience in various key and leadership roles, including Executive Director. Read more here

Visit CapstonePerformanceSystems.com for more information on TAC services or contact Jen Zimmerman at JZimmerman@CPSTN.com or (720) 937-8328 to learn how our team can help your program grow and succeed in all stages of PACE. 
Registration Open for 2020 Cognify User Conference
Cognify clients are invited to attend the Fourth Annual Cognify User Conference on March 10 – 11, 2020 at the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort & Spa in Charlotte, NC. The meeting is held just prior to the North Carolina PACE Association's Annual Conference March 12-13 at the same venue.
 
The comprehensive agenda, presented by the Cognify team, includes important topics such as Encounter Data Reporting, Quality Roundtable Discussions, Care Planning, and Reporting, as well as proven methods to optimize system functionality, and more. Keynote speaker Dorothy Ginsberg, RN, Senior PACE Consultant for Capstone Performance Systems, will team with Stephanie Sessions, RN-BSN, Cognify’s Vice President of Clinical Services and Customer Experience, to lead sessions on Quality and Service Delivery Requests. 

There is a nominal fee of $249 for the first attendee from your organization, with a discounted rate of $149 for each additional attendee from the same organization. Fees include lunch, a snack, and attendance at our special evening event. Airfare and hotel accommodations are at the attendee's expense. 

Register today and join the Cognify team and representatives from PACE organizations from across the country for dynamic discussions, regulatory problem solving, networking opportunities, and an overall valuable learning experience.
CareVention HealthCare's City Sips and Capital Conversations Networking Event during the NPA Spring Policy Forum
Join us for City Sips & Capital Conversations, a networking event during the National PACE Association (NPA) Spring Policy Forum, on Monday, March 30, 2020. The event will be held in the Lobby Mezzanine Room at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. from 8:00 - 10:00 pm.

Please RSVP by March 23, 2020 , as space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you for cocktails, chats, and light bites!
CareKinesis Rebate Program
Many PACE organizations have found prescription drug manufacturers' rebate programs difficult to administer and some have faced challenges in providing documentation requested by CMS during the Part D Financial Audit. Until recently, rebate amounts for CareKinesis clients were not material due to the high generic utilization. Consequently, CareKinesis historically has never offered nor engaged in rebate programs. However, the continued increased use of specialty items at ever-rising annual increases may be swinging the pendulum. While rebates do not directly reduce costs for PACE organizations, rebates reduce the cost of the Part D benefit, which aligns with the goal of Part D programs to decrease medication costs. 

Through CareVention HealthCare and a change in structure that enables us to access manufacturer rebates, CareKinesis is pleased to now offer rebate services to our PACE clients. We will provide management and compliance functions of the rebate program on our clients’ behalf and assure transparency in the process. Rebates will be collected on the medications dispensed directly by CareKinesis pharmacy. A management fee will be collected at the time of rebate distribution for program administration, which includes assistance in estimating rebates for your Part D bid submission and supporting compliance requirements. There will be no per-claim charges or fees. Rebates will be reported to your organization annually as DIR in a format that meets Medicare Part D requirements.
 
Please contact Brian W. Adams, CFO, TRHC , if you are interested in participating in the program or have any questions.
Network with CareVention HealthCare
The following is a list of conferences and events at which CareVention HealthCare team members will be attending or exhibiting. We will continue to add activities to our calendar; updates will be communicated in future newsletters. Please be sure to say hello if you are attending any of these!

March

May

June
  • 18 - 19 - CareVention HealthCare Executive Directors Advisory Summit, Philadelphia, PA & Moorestown, NJ

August

September 
  • 17-18 - CareKinesis Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) for PACE Medical Directors, Philadelphia, PA and Moorestown, NJ

October

November
Dr. David Wilner's Article on PACE Published
An article by David Wilner, MD, Senior Medical Consultant for Capstone Performance Systems, was recently featured in the February 2020 edition of Worcester Medicine magazine. Dr. Wilner, a frequent contributor to the magazine, outlines the PACE model, including its history, payment structure, participant requirements, and more in the article. Read the full article online on page ten of the magazine.
CareVention HealthCare offers industry-proven, PACE-specific services including technical and operations consulting for all stages, EHR/integrated technology, clinical documentation and risk adjustment services, third party administration, and medication safety management and pharmacy services. CareVention HealthCare is a division of Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) offering services through CareVention Consulting, Cognify | Mediture, Capstone Performance Systems, PeakTPA, and CareKinesis.