Vicki MissarAssociate Director, Global Risk Consulting
Vicki is an Associate Director at Aon Global Risk Consulting where she co-leads the Health Care Casualty Practice Group that offers services, brokering and advice to more than 800 major health care providers including integrated delivery systems, extended care, individual hospitals, and managed care companies. She has developed and executed strategic improvement programs in regional, national and mid-market health care systems and has been instrumental in reducing total cost of risk (TCOR) for many organizations by identifying and closing program gaps. She is the thought leader for the Ageonomics Practice Group which is providing tangible solutions around aging workforce issues. Vicki has developed approaches for aging health care workers that combine data analytics with wellness, safety, absence management and change management protocols to reduce injury risk and raise the level of health and wellbeing for employees. As a member of the leadership team for the Health Promotion/Health Protection group, she works directly with clients on developing frameworks for integrating their health, safety and wellness programs. She also works with organizations and their insurance carriers or third party administrators to establish common coding, metrics and deliverables for effective execution occupation and non-occupational programs. Vicki speaks in the USA and internationally on casualty risk reduction strategies and innovations in areas such as obesity, aging, and gap analysis approaches for integrating complex system. Vicki received her MS in Occupational Biomechanical and Ergonomics from the University of Miami. She is a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Health Care Safety Professional and a Certified Safe Patient Handling Professional. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Safe Patient Handling, is a member of the Ergonomist and Risk Manager Advisory Board, is the President of the Human Factors/Ergonomics Society-North Texas Chapter and a guest lecturer at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a long distant ocean water swimmer and avid cyclist.
2:00 PM WORKSHOP B LESSONS LEARNED: REVIEW THE EFFECT OF MEDICARE’S NONPAYMENT FOR HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED CONDITIONS AND KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR FUTURE POLICY
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