2017 Medical Directors Symposium Agenda

2017 AMRPA Medical Directors Symposium Agenda
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The ASAE Conference Center
1575 I Street, NW (Lobby Level)
Washington, DC
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15 - 10:05 a.m. Current, Emerging, and Potential Quality Measure for Rehabilitation
Karl Sandin, MD, MPH, Interim Medical Director, Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine

Reena Duseja, MD, Director of the Division of Quality Measurement, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS
10:05 - 10:20 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Proactive Admissions: Getting Patients in the Door

Perspectives from Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and Units 

Appealing Insurance Denials for IRF Admissions 

Ali Bitar, MD, Specialist-in-Chief for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Detroit Medical Center, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Winning Strategies for Medicare Advantage/ HMO Enrollees to Inpatient Rehabilitation: The Role of the Medical Director 
Sally Brooks, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Kindred Rehabilitation Services Division,  Kindred Healthcare

Perspectives from the Insurer 
Nick Stupakis, Vice President, Highmark Home and Community Services, Highmark Health  
12:10 - 12:15 p.m. Pick Up Lunch
12:15 - 1:10 p.m. Lunch and Panel Discussion - Hot Topics in Inpatient Rehabilitation
1:10 - 3:00 p.m. Program and Business Development

Admission to Acute Rehab Hospital and Units: Strategies to Improve Census and Compete with SNFs

Kelley Crozier, MD, MBA, Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Reading Health System

Rehabilitation On the Edge: Doing More in a World of Less
Michael Jakubowski, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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