Touchpoint Series

 
Touchpoint Series
Friday, January 17, 2020

Back by popular demand, the interactive Touchpoint Series sessions let you choose the topics that matter most to you.

The Touchpoint Series consists of eight (8) action-oriented sessions. You’re invited to participate in four (4) sessions based on your personal interest. Registration for the Touchpoint Series includes access to the educational materials for all eight (8) sessions.

Moderator: Torin D. Shear, M.D., FASA 

Moderator: Torin D. Shear, M.D., FASA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact of culture on engagement.
  2. Explore the impact of burnout and staff empowerment on culture, engagement and operations.
  3. Define culture, safety culture and engagement.

Session Description:

In the increasingly complex health care landscape, creating and sustaining culture can be challenging. This interactive session will discuss the impact of culture on engagement and operations. In addition, an in-depth look at specific operational endeavors to improve culture, safety culture and engagement will be explored.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesia group practice administrators
  • Quality officers in health care systems
  • Hospital and health care system administrators
  • Surgeons

Faculty and Topics:

Torin Shear, M.D., FASA – Safety Culture
Jeffery Vender, M.D., M.B.A., FASA – Defining Culture, Changing Culture
Mark Deshur, M.D., M.B.A., FASA – Engagement and the 21st Century

Dr. Phillip Richardson Patrick Allaire  

Moderators: Phillip Richardson, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, and Patrick H. Allaire, M.D., FASA

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe key elements of effective group governance.
  • Determine and provide actionable advice in connection with hiring, dealing with disruptive physicians and transitioning staff, including physician retirement.
  • List practice mistakes to avoid.

Session Description:

Multiple elements of an anesthesia group’s organizational structure and operational policies contribute to the group’s business success and its value, whether that value is retained for its physician owners’ profit or used to drive a high market valuation. This program is an interactive presentation, part didactic and part conversational, surrounding elements including entity structure, leadership and succession, the relationship between the group and its physicians, including hiring, dealing with disruptive physicians, and the relationship between the group and facilities.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Medical group administrators
  • Hospital and health care administrators

Speaker:

Mark F. Weiss, J.D.

Dr. Mark Weiss

Moderator: John P. Lawrence, M.D., M.Ed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify dimensions and barriers.
  2. Identify opportunities during consolidation efforts which yield value creation.
  3. Discuss ways in which practice integration can drive quality and patient experience program development.
  4. Identify areas of necessary alignment to successful practice integration.
  5. Identify the barriers to successful practice integration.

Session Description:

Join this interactive session to discuss the critical elements and dimensions of practice integration, and explore the elements that will determine success.

Who Should Attend:

Anesthesiologists and anesthesiology leader executives who are faced with the challenges and situations where integration between community and academic practices are important.

Faculty:

John P. Lawrence, M.D., M.Ed.
Brian M. Parker, M.D.
Michael Green, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Joseph Szokol 

Moderator: Joseph W. Szokol, M.D., FASA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the myths of operating room management.
  2. Discuss how to match demand and supply for operating room time.
  3. Identify key data and information necessary for adaptive surgical services resource management.
  4. Recognize the key supply chain processes in the operating room.
  5. Explore organizational structure models for surgical services.

Session Description:

Creating alignment between physicians and hospital administrators is critical to operating room performance opportunities such as access, utilization, throughput, staffing and supply management. Development of a physician-led surgical services organizational structure and oversight body is critical to this alignment and the hospital's operational and financial performance.

Who Should Attend:

Clinicians and managers who are asked to make operating room management decisions and bend the access and cost curves to optimize the utilization of their operating rooms

Speakers and Topics:

Saadia Sherwani, M.D.
Creating a Physician-Led Perioperative Leadership Structure

Franklin Dexter, M.D.
Nuts and Bolts of Operating Room Management: Myths and Importance of Course to Learn the Science

Sanjeev Agrawal, M.D.
How to Get the Most Out of Your O.R. Capacity

Mark Hudson, M.D.
Adaptive Surgical Services Resource Management Across a Large Multihospital System

Edmond Hardin
Behind the Curtain: All You Need to Know to Unlock the Mysteries of Supply Chain

Jay Mesrobian 

Moderator: James R. Mesrobian, M.D., FASA

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current factors driving measurement of patient experience with anesthesia care.
  • Analyze the measurement of patient experience with anesthesia from three different perspectives: large system CEO, hospital CEO and practicing anesthesiologist.
  • Identify areas of shared goals and opportunities to measure patient experience common to both hospitals and practices.

Session Description:

The need for anesthesiologists to measure patient satisfaction and experience with anesthesia care continues to grow.  Regulatory changes, consumerism and value-based anesthesia contracts drive this growth.  Yet many anesthesia practices struggle to address this issue and to coordinate with their facilities on assessing patient experience.  This interactive session will allow attendees to discuss these challenges in roundtable formats and identify areas for alignment with their facilities and health care organizations on this issue.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Practice administrators

Panel Members:

Leo Rodriguez, M.D. – Perspective of the Anesthesiologist
Sonya Pease, M.D., M.B.A. – Perspective of the Hospital CEO
James R. Mesrobian, M.D., FASA – Perspective of the System CEO

Moderator: Jonathan S. Gal, M.D., FASA 

Moderator: Jonathan S. Gal, M.D., FASA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the different versions of Value-Based Payment models (VBPM) in common health care settings, inclusive of CJR, BPCI, MSSP-ACOs, APMs and Risk-Based Payment Groups within academic, mega-group, and small or large private practices.
  2. Identify who the primary stakeholders are in each scenario. Who is at the table, and who may be on the menu?
  3. Identify and explain the nuts and bolts and actionable take home messages beyond the theoretical for how to be successful with a VBPM in your practice.

Session Description:

This session is designed as a discussion panel with VBPM experts who have had success in the trenches. We will address not just WHY anesthesiologists should participate in value-based payment models but also HOW to successfully. The basics of each type of model will be reviewed to provide some context and background, followed by interacting with the panelists about their expertise and insights on the topic while intermittently fielding audience questions. The diffusion of VBPMs through the initial innovators and now early adaptors has already occurred, and it is crucial that more physician anesthesiologists become a part of the next majority to adapt, rather than lag behind other medical specialties.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesia group practice administrators
  • Quality officers in health care systems
  • Hospital and health care system administrators
  • Surgeons

Faculty:

Jonathan Gal, M.D., FASA
Jeffrey Mueller, M.D., FASA
Robert M. Shakar Jr., M.D., FASA
Christopher Steel, M.D.

Moderator: Gary R. Stier, M.D., M.B.A. 

Moderator: Gary R. Stier, M.D., M.B.A.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how to generate revenue with preoperative medical assessment and optimization consultations.
  2. Identify how to generate revenue with perioperative point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessments.
  3. Identify monetization strategies for perioperative pain management.

Session Description:

Even as health care is transitioning from a volume-based fee-for-service model to a value-based payment model, there remains viable anesthesiology practice opportunities for revenue generation that reside outside the O.R. environment. Learn what the opportunities are and receive suggestions on implementation.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physician Anesthesiologists
  • Department chiefs
  • Anesthesia practice administrators
  • Residents and Fellows

Faculty and Topics:

Gary R. Stier, M.D., M.B.A. – Moderator
Angela F. Edwards, M.D., FASA – Monetization Strategies for Preoperative Medical Assessment and Optimization
Davinder Ramsingh, M.D. – Monetization Strategies for Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Jay S. Grider, D.O., Ph.D., M.B.A. – Monetization Strategies for Perioperative Pain Management

Mark E. Hudson, M.D., M.B.A., Moderator Robert S. Lagasse, M.D., Moderator

Moderators: Mark E. Hudson, M.D., M.B.A., and Robert S. Lagasse, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the need to align anesthesiology group activities with the business and operational goals of the hospital.
  2. Identify and quantify available metrics demonstrating quality, leadership, productivity and efficiency.
  3. Discuss methods to utilize available data to demonstrate anesthesiology group value.

Session Description:

In the current value-driven health care business model, alignment of anesthesia care delivery with the business and operational goals of the hospital is critical to meet the goals of high quality, cost efficient care that is rewarded by Federal Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP), and other value-based pay for performance programs. Hospital/system leaders increasingly are establishing quality, productivity and other delivered value expectations for anesthesiologists and anesthesiology groups utilizing available metrics and benchmarks. Contributors to value for anesthesiology groups can include leadership, quality, cost management, productivity, efficiency, interprofessional collaboration and reimbursement optimization. This two-hour Touchpoint Session will provide insight into hospital and health system expectations for value-driven performance from anesthesiology departments and explore available data and methods to demonstrate anesthesiology group contributions to value-based care.

Who Should Attend:

  • Physician anesthesiologists
  • Anesthesia group practice administrators
  • Hospital and health care system administrators

Faculty and Topics:

Charles K. Anderson, M.D., M.B.A., FACHE, FASA – What Do Hospitals Really Want From Their Anesthesiology Groups?
Robert S. Lagasse, M.D. – Demonstrating Value With Quality Data
Mark E. Hudson, M.D., M.B.A. – Demonstrating Value With Productivity and Efficiency Data

Drs. Anderson, Lagasse and Hudson – Negotiation Role Play
Drs. Anderson, Lagasse and Hudson – Panel Discussion Role Play Report Outs and Q&A

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