Typically, at this point in the year, we are gearing up to meet with you and your fellow long-term care professionals at the Biltmore Estate here in Asheville, North Carolina, for two days of industry expert speeches, quality networking opportunities, and a much-needed getaway from the daily grind.
Needless to say, 2020 looks a bit different.
While the COVID-19 pandemic altered these plans quite a bit, we are genuinely excited by the new opportunities presented to us. For the first time ever, we are hosting our annual summit in a virtual format, and our new platform is equipped with easy live stream access, smart engagement tools, and more to help you benefit as much as possible from your time with us. And, at the end of the day, we can all rest easy knowing that we came together in a safe manner to tackle the real challenges we face in long-term care right now.
The new virtual setting also makes it possible for us to present you with an impressive collection of industry partners over the course of the two-day summit. Throughout their sessions, they will bring valuable perspectives to the table to inspire powerful breakout sessions and, hopefully, a clear path forward for us all.
Here are some of the sessions you can look forward to on October 15 and 16 during the 2020 LTC Summit.
The Impact of COVID-19 from the Clinical Perspective
During this session, Dr. Kenneth Kubitschek, the CMO of GPM, Corp., will discuss what we know about COVID-19 up to this point, reviewing its emergence, our missteps in controlling its spread, its aggressive contagion, available and pending treatment options, and its overall impact on nursing home facilities and post-acute/long-term-care providers.
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The Impact of COVID-19 from the Technological Perspective
The impacts of the pandemic are forcing long-term care organizations to reassess how they collaborate and share information between their staff, patients, families, and other providers. Meanwhile, the challenge of delivering high-quality care amid social distancing and reduced staffing grows more difficult with the increased risk of penalties for readmissions. During this session, Colin Banas, MD, MSHA, the vice president of clinical product solutions at DrFirst, will discuss the importance of embracing new technologies and best practices that facilitate care coordination and virtual care.
The Impact of COVID-19 from the Financial Perspective
Aside from the immediate and significant impact of COVID-19 on all long-term care providers, the industry can expect enduring financial effects in the marketplace as well. Reputation impacts, changes in payer mix, new “hospital-at-home” care models, episodic payment models, and possible changes to swing bed regulations all have a material impact on future planning. This session with PYA principals Martie Ross and Lori Foley will explore potential changes in the LTPAC financial landscape at the macro level, including deeper dives into some of these emerging considerations.
The Success of Value-Based Care
Geriatric practices provide incredible value to the health care ecosystem by increasing the quality of care and lowering its cost to both the patient and the payor. Since 2003, Genevive has held multiple value-based payor contracts for dual-eligible patients and is now expanding its footprint with two new I-SNP payor partners. During this session, Genevive’s CEO Amanda Tufano will share the company’s learnings and failures over the last 17 years to highlight what we need to excel in the future and “move up the revenue stream.”
The Development of a Unified PAC PPS
The IMPACT Act of 2014 mandated the development of a single uniform post-acute care prospective payment system (PAC PPS) with the intention of replacing the four existing Medicare PAC payment systems. This session with PYA principal Kathy Reep will explore the proposals to Congress from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the necessary components of a unified PAC PPS, as well as the next steps in the development of a new payment methodology.
We look forward to seeing you online on October 15 and 16!