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NOVEMBER 13-15, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP DAY

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION

9:00 am - 11:00 am DESIGNING AN ORGANIZATION-WIDE PATIENT SAFETY MODEL

Rebecca Tarbert, Clinical Director,Genesis Rehab Services
-Discover how Genesis/V2U approaches Patient Safety and Falls Prevention
-Explore key models for patient safety and falls prevention
-Understand challenges for designing system-wide models and practices especially for an organization as big as Genesis
-Find how to engage internal and external stakeholders using this unique model of care
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Rebecca Tarbert

Clinical Director
Genesis Rehab Services

11:30 am - 1:30 pm WORKSHOP A: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF FALLS? DELVE INTO THE COST, COMPLIANCE AND REGULATION OF CARE

Linda Goodman, Professional Development Specialist,Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Fall prevention is a focus in every patient care setting in the United States and across the world. While the safety of our patients is our primary concern, fall prevention is a focus in other areas of hospital operations as well. There are regulatory mandates that must be met to maintain accreditation. The financial impact of falls with injury may seem obvious on the surface, but the impact goes much deeper than extended length of stay. What about the impact of falls where no injury occurs? While no one wants their patient to fall, a deeper understanding is needed to drive home the true cost, to hospitals, staff members, and patients, of healthcare related falls.

·         Identify the full financial impact of patient falls
·         Comply with fall related regulatory mandates
·         Identify patient conditions beyond those addressed by a screening tool that can increase fall risk
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Linda Goodman

Professional Development Specialist
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm WORKSHOP B LESSONS LEARNED: REVIEW THE EFFECT OF MEDICARE’S NONPAYMENT FOR HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED CONDITIONS AND KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR FUTURE POLICY

Vicki Missar, Associate Director, Global Risk Consulting,AON
 In 2015, costs for falls to Medicare alone totaled over $31 billion. Because the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are rising. There is strong evidence that better hospital processes yield better outcomes.
·         Measure the association between Medicare’s nonpayment policy and four outcomes addressed by the Hospital-acquired Conditions Initiative
·         Incorporate models used to evaluate the effect of Medicare’s nonpayment policy on never events.
·         Learn how to recover costs incurred in caring for patients that have fallen
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Vicki Missar

Associate Director, Global Risk Consulting
AON