For the sixth consecutive year, Caravan Health, part of Signify Health, will be hosting the nation’s premiere meeting of accountable care thought leaders and healthcare professionals. After a virtual symposium in 2021, the Accountable Care Symposium will be held in San Diego, May 25-26. Virtual participation will be offered but as everyone agrees, the real benefit is meeting face-to-face.  

As we continue to navigate the nuances of the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver quality healthcare in a public health emergency, this year’s theme, ‘Shaping the Future of Care’ is apropos as we look ahead to the health and well-being of our nation – including patients and their providers.  

Anticipation is brewing as participants and presenters prepare to convene for what is expected to be two days of high-level discussions, breakout sessions, lectures, and networking opportunities. Below is a preview of what we can expect in San Diego.  
 

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Dr. Tamara Cadet, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, will address a silent epidemic that plagues nearly nine out of every 10 American adults. In her presentation, ‘Promoting Health Literacy: A Focus on Older Adults’, Dr. Cadet will discuss the impact of health literacy. 

“I am excited to present at the Accountable Care Symposium in San Diego. I’ll discuss the role of health literacy and making appropriate health decisions specifically around cancer screenings for older adults and how you can consider ways to ensure this population is receiving all they should from accountable care. Designing patient education materials should be accessible to everyone regardless of their literacy status. Join me on May 25 to talk more about this important topic.” 

 

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Dr. Eunice Yu
, Medical Director of Primary Care Design and Innovation, Henry Ford Health System, will join her colleagues to discuss, ‘100% Virtual Collaborative Care to Beat Clinician Burnout.’ With physicians reporting burnout at alarming rates, this topic is increasingly important to everyone involved in healthcare. 

“I look forward to seeing you in San Diego to promote whole person care and drive accountable care outcomes.” 

 

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Karen Dickinson, Vice President of Quality and Clinical Resource Management, Fisher-Titus Medical Center will partner with other thought leaders in what is sure to be an interactive panel discussion, ‘Clinical-Community Linkages to Improve Patient Care.’  

“I will be speaking at the Accountable Care Symposium in San Diego, California on how chronic-care management can impact value-based care.  The new trend in healthcare is value-based care, join me in sunny California to learn more.” 

 

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Kristin Kohl
, Director of ACO Clinical Improvement, Carle Health, will share her expertise in a panel discussion, ‘Becoming Better Coders.’ Accurate billing and coding practices are the foundation of better patient management by using resources that improve every organization’s patient care. 

 “I am excited to be able to attend the ACO Symposium this year in sunny San Diego. As a recipient of the 2020 Partnership Manager of the Year, I am looking forward to having more discussions with others around how to succeed with HCC Coding.” 

 

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Sara Gaul
, Clinical Health Coach and Population Health Nurse, Crawford County Memorial Hospital and Medical Clinic, is scheduled to present, ‘Utilizing Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Managing High-Risk Patients with Diabetes’. Technology has changed the face of diabetes management and is a core component of improving the quality of life for patients. 

“Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has transformed how we care for our patients with diabetes. As a speaker at the Accountable Care Symposium, I’ll share our outcomes and explain how you can implement CGM in your own clinic.” 

 

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Dr. Steven Reeves
, ACO Physician Representative, Greater Regional Health, will join his colleagues to discuss, ‘Reducing Unnecessary ED Visits.’ By focusing on patients and improving communication skill sets, a better continuity of care can lead to unnecessary visits and ultimately admissions.  

“I'm really looking forward to presenting at the Caravan Accountable Care Symposium in May. Our experience with dedicating a provider to nursing homework has been rewarding. I am planning on discussing the effect this had for nursing home patients in decreasing ER visits, decreasing hospital admissions and improving patient health.” 

 

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Melissa Hayse
, Wellness Nurse, Ohio County Healthcare, will discuss, ‘The Role of Technology in Remote Patient Monitoring and Advanced Care Management.’ Remote patient monitoring is opening doors to going beyond treating symptoms and seeing patients with a holistic lens. 

“With Remote Patient Monitoring, we have the capability to treat the conditions our patients live with, as opposed to merely treating the symptoms as they present during a 15–30-minute office visit. If you want to learn more about implementing this billable service to improve patient outcomes join me in San Diego and we’ll continue the conversation at the Accountable Care Symposium.” 

In addition to the speakers showcased above, subject matter experts, including a representative from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will be on hand to present their topics, participate in breakout sessions, and available for ‘Meet & Greet’ networking opportunities. For more information on the 6th annual Accountable Care Symposium including a preview of the two-day agenda, visit Caravan Health

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