October 2019: National PACE Association (NPA) Conference Edition
2019 NPA Annual Conference

The NPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 13-16, 2019 is just around the corner, and we look forward to seeing you there. The following is a listing of events and sessions we are involved in at the conference. Come connect with us!
CareVention HealthCare PACE Appreciation Dinner

Please join us at the CareVention HealthCare (CVHC) PACE Appreciation dinner on Sunday, October 13 in Salon D-E of the New Orleans Marriott.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a networking reception, where the Richard O. Schamp, MD, Award will be presented to a PACE Medical Director who exemplifies the commitment and caring Dr. Schamp demonstrated throughout his years of serving PACE. 

The dinner presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Calvin H. Knowlton, BScPharm, MDiv, PhD, CEO, Chairman, and Founder, TRHC will provide an update. Please RSVP by October 8. Space is limited.
Leadership and Awards Luncheon Sponsored by CareVention HealthCare

Join us as we sponsor the NPA Leadership and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, at 11:30 a.m. The recipients of the Marie-Louise Ansak Award and Judy Baskins Volunteer Leadership Award will be recognized, as well as others who have made significant contributions to PACE over the years.
CareVention HealthCare Special Sessions

CareVention HealthCare team members will host the following informational sessions:

Monday, October 14

1:45 - 2:15 p.m., Galerie 5 Conference Room
Special Needs Plan (SNP) Q&A
As many of you are interested in SNPs, CareVention HealthCare staff with SNP background - Kim Browning, CHC, PMP, CHRS, Executive Vice President, TRHC/Capstone Performance Systems, and Steve Wosje, Chief Operating Officer, Cognify | Mediture - will be available for a general Q&A.

Tuesday, October 15

7:00 - 7:45 a.m., Jackson Conference Room
What's New at Capstone
Capstone has recently launched three new offerings. George Brett, MD, will discuss Clinical Documentation Excellence Online Education; David Wilner, MD will talk about Medical Director Training; and Matt Zimmerman will cover the Medicare Revenue Cycle Report.
Educational Sessions

CareVention HealthCare team members will co-present with partners and other PACE experts during the following educational sessions:

Sunday, October 13

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Development of PACE from Exploration through Implementation
Courtney Foy, Project Manager, Capstone Performance Systems, and Mandy Hurley, PACE Marketing and Enrollment Consultant, Capstone Performance Systems

Monday, October 14

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Diagnostic Power: Optimizing Medicare Capitation
Jonathan Burns, MD, Medical Director, Elder Service Plan of Cambridge Health Alliance; Sherry Simpson, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Nurse Practitioner, PACE of Southwest Michigan; Indira Kanouka, MD, Medical Consultant, Capstone Performance Systems; and David Wilner, MD, FACP, AGSF, Senior Medical Consultant, Capstone Performance Systems

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Proactive Action: The Antidote to Reactive Care
Lakesha Bradford, RN, BSN, Clinic Nurse Manager, Senior Community Care of North Carolina; Ankur Patel, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Inspira LIFE and Population Health, Inspira LIFE; Dorothy Ginsberg, RN, Senior PACE Consultant, Capstone Performance Systems; and David Wilner, MD, FACP, AGSF, Senior Medical Consultant, Capstone Performance Systems 

Tuesday, October 15

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
If We Build It, They Will Come: PACE 2.0 Preparing for Growth
Jeff Burmeister, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Business
Development/Health Plan Management, PACE of Southeast Michigan; Mary Johannesen, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Kitchen & Associates Architects; Maria Zamora, MBA, Vice President, Senior Health Services PACE, AltaMed Health Services; and Dorothy Ginsberg, RN, Senior PACE Consultant, Capstone Performance Systems

Transitions of Care: What Puts Participants at Highest Risk Following a Hospital Discharge?
Jamie Gaudin, APRN, ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, PACE  Baton Rouge; Tina Stallings, Manager of Quality, Franciscan PACE; and Lisa A. Banks, PharmD, BCGP, Vice President, Clinical Initiatives, CareKinesis

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
A PACE Program's Story about Using Business Intelligence Tools to Meet PACE 2.0 Initiatives and Improve Outcomes
Mardany Escobedo, Quality Improvement Specialist, CalOptima PACE; Michael Peralta, Program Manager, Community-Based Services, CalOptima; and Steve Wosje, Chief Operating Officer, Cognify | Mediture

Wednesday, October 16

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
CMS Data Universe: Practical Approaches to Gathering Data for a Successful Audit and Approaches to Adjustments Post Audit
Al'Asia Wallace, MPA, CPHQ, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Inspira LIFE Vineland, and Jessica Lynch, Account Analyst Manager, Cognify | Mediture

Preparing for State Encounter Data: A Case Study in Colorado
Heidi Smith, EHR System Administrator, VOA Senior CommUnity Care PACE; Alan Spidel, Chief Financial Officer, Rocky Mountain PACE and Mark Friedman, Chief Technology Officer, Cognify | Mediture

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Cannabis: Participant Use Despite PACE
Shirley Huang, MD, MBA, FACP, Medical Director, TRU PACE and Katie Meyer, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Pharmacist, Learning and Development, TRHC

Quality Services Promote Financial Growth
Michael Crismali, MD, Medical Director, ArchCare and Hiren Shah, PharmD, BCGP, Clinical Pharmacist, CareKinesis

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Organizational Change Transformation: One PACE Program's Journey to Creating a Culture of Fearless and Continuous Process Improvement
Margaret Moddy, Quality Coordinator, PACE of the Southern Piedmont; Renee Rizzuti, FABC, MHA, LNHA, CEO, Executive Director, PACE of the Southern Piedmont; and Jessica Lynch, Account Analyst Manager, Cognify | Mediture

Vendor Contracting and Oversight for PACE Organizations
Samantha Blue, MSHSA, Senior Director of PACE and Adult Health, LIFE PACE Tulsa; Thelma Pittman, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Cherokee Elder Care; Diane Yochum, Payment Coordinator, Cherokee Elder Care; and Deborah Quillen, AS, BA, Client Development Liaison and Part D Specialist, CareKinesis
Stay Connected with the NPA Annual Conference Mobile App

Capstone Performance Systems is once again sponsoring the conference mobile app hosted by Whova. The app is supported on both iOS and Android phones and tablets, and allows attendees to stay connected before, during, and after the conference.

Download the app to view the conference agenda, view/download speaker handouts, access maps and event information, receive updates from event organizers, and connect with presenters, vendors, and other attendees.

Registered attendees will receive an email invitation to join the mobile app directly from the NPA.
Network with CVHC in the Exhibit Area

Stop by booths 101, 103, 105, 200, 202, and 204 and network with the CVHC team in the exhibit hall. All of our services will be represented, and it's a great opportunity to meet our team and learn more about CareKinesis, Capstone Performance Systems, CareVention Consulting-TAC, Cognify-Mediture, and PeakTPA services. Craig Barton, Vice President, Product Development, will be available to provide information on the development of the CVHC analytics dashboard. Exhibit hours are as follows:

Monday, October 14
  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:30  - 10:00 a.m.
  • 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15
  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Upcoming Webinars

  • 8 - Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Detection and Prevention of Drug Diversion (CE Accredited Clinical Webinar)
  • 10 - EireneRx 101 (Webinar)
  • 22 - Medication Related Falls - Evaluation & Application of the Current Literature (CE Accredited Clinical Webinar)