New York State DSRIP PPS Learning Symposiums - September 2016


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DAY 1 – Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Session & Time Location Speaker(s) Description
11:00am – 1:45pm
Finger Lakes Foyer    
Welcome and Introduction (PDF)
1:45pm – 2:15pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom Jason Helgerson, NYS Department of Health  
Day–One Keynote (PDF)
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom Dr. Mark Britnell, KPMG, Global Health Practice Dr. Britnell will explore how New York´s DSRIP program connects to national and international reform efforts to inspire and motivate meaningful healthcare innovation
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Journey Toward Value–Based Payment Arrangements (PDF)
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Peggy Chan, NYS Dept. of Health, DSRIP
Edina Vulkic, Affinity Health PPS
Mary Ellen Connington, Advocate Community Parters PPS
Cheryl Lulias, Medical Home Network
Session participants will showcase innovative, value–based payment arrangements that create a win–win for both health plans and providers. Panelists to also discuss how such approaches have been supported through the strategic use of data and the design of processes for setting metrics to determine a value based shared savings approach.
Implementation Methodology: Using the Model for Improvement (PDF)
4:15pm – 5:15pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Dr. Doug Fish, NYS Dept. of Health, Health Insurance Programs
Dr. Amanda Ascher, St. Barnabas PPS
Dr. Damara Gutnick & Natalee Hill, Montefiore PPS
Panelists will share how they are using the improvement–focused models to guide DSRIP project implementation at the practice level.
5:15pm – 6:30pm

DAY 2 – Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Session & Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Finger Lakes Foyer    
Day–Two Keynote & Success Stories from MAX Series: Super–Utilizer Collaborative (PDF)
Finger Lakes Ballroom Keynote:
Dr. Amy Boutwell, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies
Steven Kelley, Westchester–Ellenville Regional Hospital
Kathleen Sheehan, Montefiore PPS
Ken Thayer, Adirondack Health Institute PPS
Dr. Boutwell will share lessons learned from the MAX Series´ Super–Utilizer Collaborative and related process improvement work. The presentation will be followed by a panel of MAX series participants who will share additional insights from their continuous quality improvement efforts to date.
10:00am – 10:15am
Driving Practice Transformation Through Performance Measurement (PDF)
10:15am – 11:15am
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Greg Allen, NYS Dept. of Health, Health Insurance Programs
Kevin Bozza & Kelli Vazquez, Suffolk Care Collaborative
Dr. Joseph Conte & Anyi Chen, Staten Island PPS
Dr. Kallanna Manjunath, Albany Medical Center PPS
The session will provide updates from NYSDOH´s recent PPS listening tour. A subsequent panel discussion will explore innovative uses of performance measurement data to drive practice transformation, including specific data/performance measures being tracked, successful data integration strategies, and analytical approaches to promote ongoing performance improvement.
Preparing Community–Based Partners for DSRIP Participation (PDF)
11:15am – 12:30pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Harvey Rosenthal, NY Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Lara Kassel, Medicaid Matters New York
Dr. Andrew Cleek, NYS Community and Managed Care Technical Assistance Centers
Ann Monroe, Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, GetSET
A panel will feature discussion and takeaways from ongoing statewide efforts to support community–based partners in DSRIP. Panelists will reflect on emerging best practices for engaging and partnering with community–based organizations.
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Innovative Care Delivery Stratedgies
1:30pm – 2:45pm
Attendees will break into sessions as outlined below based on topical interest.
Session A (PDF)
Substance Abuse Treatment Integration: Increasing Primary Care Capacity
Empire Room Moderator:
Connie Burke, NYS Dept of Health, Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
Dr. Hillary Kunins, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, Northwell Health
Dr. James Anderson, Leatherstocking PPS
This session will focus on strategies for overcoming the challenges providers and systems face when integrating substance abuse treatment. Successful implementation efforts will be discussed, as well as an update on the changing regulatory landscape and available resources. This will be an interactive panel with opportunities for significant audience involvement.
Session B (PDF)
Innovative Pilots with Emergency Medical Services
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Shelly Weizman, NYS Office of Mental Health
Dr. Joseph Conte, Staten Island PPS
Michael Kaplan, FNP, Refuah Community Health Collaborative
Dr. Kevin Munjal, Mount Sinai PPS
Presentations from select PPSs will provide an overview of pilots with EMS and how such partnerships coordinated efforts. Panel discussion will address the data used, the types of care pathways and handoffs required, as well as the public education campaign approaches that have been effective to date.
Session C (PDF)
Telemedicine Innovations
Canandiagua Room Moderator:
Andrew Solomon, Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Dr. Carlos Santos & Don Johnson , Community Partners of Western New York PPS
A panel discussion will cover establishing a hospital–based telehealth/telemedicine program. Northeast Telehealth Resource Center will introduce the session with a brief presentation on the changing telehealth landscape, reimbursement policies, and emerging telemedicine programs nationally. Community Partners of Western New York will speak about their early successes and overcoming of challenges during the launch of their hospital–based telemedicine program.
Session D (PDF)
Piloting Care Plan Exchange
Grand Ballroom Moderator:
Mary–Ann Etiebet & Zeynep Sumer–King, Greater NY Hospital Association
Dr. Sal Volpe, Staten Island PPS
Patricia Hernandez, New York–Presbyterian PPS
Patti Cuartas & Dennis Lumbao, Mount Sinai Health System PPS
Todd RogowHealthix
The discussion will open with Greater New York Hospital Association representatives highlighting successes and challenges of care plan exchange learning collaborative and pilots. A panel of PPS will then share lessons learned from early–stage piloting of care plan exchange, including insights around workflow development and partnering with Qualified Entities (QE) and discuss future objectives, activities, and opportunities for involvement.
2:45pm – 3:00pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Innovative Care Delivery Stratedgies
3:00pm – 4:15pm
Attendees will break into sessions as outlined below based on topical interest.
Session A (PDF)
Leveraging Health Homes for DSRIP
Empire Room Moderator:
Peggy Elmer, NYS Dept of Health, Health Home Policy & Program Development
Carol Tegas, Finger Lakes PPS
Deborah Peartree, Greater Rochester Health Home Network
Adele Gorges, New York Care COordination Program, Inc.
Sara Kaplan Levenson, Southwest Brooklyn Health Home and Maimonides Medical Center
The session will explore the relationship between Health Homes and the PPS. A discussion will address issues and strategies that can promote the collaboration of PPS and Health Homes to achieve DSRIP milestones.
Session B (PDF)
Successful Qualified Entity (QE) Partnerships
Canandiagua Room Moderator:
Jim Kirkwood, NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Health Information Exchange
Steve Maggio, Bronx Lebanon PPS
Keela Rose Shatzkin, Bronx RHIO
Jose Rosario, Finger Lakes PPS
Denise DiNoto, Rochester RHIO
The session will highlight productive PPS partnerships with QE that support data exchange and analytics to effectively drive improvements in DSRIP–related outcome measures.
Session C (PDF)
Deep Dive into Community–Based Partnerships for DSRIP
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Irene Kaufmann, Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities PPS
Juanita Lopez–Kump , Health People Community Preventative Health Institute
Shoshanah Brown , a.i.r. Bronx
LuAnne Brown , Buffalo Prenatal–Perinatal Network
A discussion will highlight how partnerships between PPS and CBOs have evolved over the first year of DSRIP, including the direct perspective of a CBO on innovative approaches to CBO engagement. The session will explore in more detail the path towards developing early stage performance–based contracting and how this has resulted in better alignment of project goals between the PPS and CBOs.
Session D
Medicaid Accelerated eXchange (MAX) Series Poster Session
Conesus Room and IACC Foyer PPS Provider Representatives Poster presentations from the various MAX series to be on display with participating PPS representation available for discussion.
Special Guest
4:15 – 5:00 pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom    
Cocktails and Networking
5:00pm – 6:30 pm
Grand Ballroom

DAY 3 – Thursday, September 22, 2016

Session & Time Location Speaker(s) Description
Finger Lakes Foyer    
Concurrent Breakout Sessions: Engagement Approaches
8:30 – 9:30 am
Attendees will break into sessions as outlined below based on topical interest.
Session A (PDF)
Engaging Front–Line Providers
Persian Terrace Joel Hornberger, Cherokee Health Systems Motivating and engaging front–line providers can be challenging, but there are multiple avenues for increasing engagement. This presentation focuses on four key strategies that Cherokee has successfully used to engage providers: 1. organizational culture, 2. technology/data, 3. leadership and 4. the employee experience. Joel Hornberger, now Chief Strategy Officer, provides examples from his 25 years of work as COO for Cherokee Health Systems, a federally–qualified community health center (FQHC) and community mental health center in East Tennessee. As COO, he handled the day–to–day operations of its integrated care services, consisting of 46 medical, behavioral and dental clinics.
Session B
Motivational Interviewing to Engage Patients and Staff
Canandiagua Room Dr. Jon Morgenstern, Northwell Health, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Using a mix of didactic presentation and demonstration, this session will provide an overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI), its application and efficacy across a broad spectrum of clinical conditions and settings, as well as strategies for implementation.
Session C (PDF)
PPS Communication Strategies
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Erika Flint, North Country Initiative PPS
BJ Adigun , Central New York Care Collaborative PPS
Lauren Alexander , New York–Presbyterian PPS
A facilitated session with PPS communications leads to explore strategies and tools for effective communication and education across PPS partners.
Session D (PDF)
Patient Activation Measurement Strategies
Grand Ballroom Jackie Treanor, NYS Department of Health, AIDS Institute
Emily Balmer , Care Compass
Brian Hooker , Catholic Charities Community Services
Doug Wirth , AmidaCare
A panel discussion related to the deployment use and integration of data generated through the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) including examples of how PAM scores can be integrated into care processes, the impact of successful CBO assistance in PAM efforts and what resources may be available to PPS or partners looking to expand their use of the PAM.
Day–Three Keynote: Facilitating Large–Scale System Change Efforts (PDF)
Finger Lakes Ballroom Keynote:
Andrea Kabcenell, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The session will reflect on successful approaches to large delivery system reform, especially among newly–formed networks for high–cost, high–need populations. Presentation will highlight strategies for building effective networks to foster regional health innovations, including rapid cycle improvement.
10:15 – 10:30 am
Progress and Innovation in Behavioral Health Integration (PDF)
Finger Lakes Ballroom Moderator:
Joan Kenerson King, The National Council for Community Behavioral Health
Bouakham Rosetti , Care Compass PPS
Stephen Williams , New York–Presbyterian/Queens PPS
Amy Anderson–Winchell , Montefiore PPS
The session will showcase progress and best practices from three PPS working on physical and behavioral health integration through the MAX series. A panel will address how to execute integrated services, including strategies for initiating cross–disciplinary team meetings and implementing patient identification tactics.
Final Program Updates, Announcements, and Closing Comments
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Finger Lakes Ballroom    

Support Materials: September 20-22, 2016