Wednesday, January 22, 2020

**Separate registration is required to attend the pre-conference workshops on January 22, 2020**

Workshop #1 - Oncology 101

2:00 - 2:45 PM
Strategically Planning for Change in Oncology
Nancy Bookbinder, MPH,
Principal, ECG Management Consultants

3:00 - 3:45 PM
Revenue Cycle
Teri Guidi, MBA, FAAMA,
President & CEO, Oncology Management Consulting Group
Matt Sherer, MBA MHA,
Administrative Director, Oncology and Clinical Trials, FirstHealth of the Carolinas

3:45 - 4:30 PM
Maximizing Your Cancer Registry to its Full Potential
Brad Bott, MBA, CCRP,
Director, Cancer Research & Data Systems, Intermountain Healthcare
Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, Regional Manager, CHAMPS Oncology
Karen Schmidt, CTR,
Vice President, CHAMPS Oncology

Are you looking to maximize the full potential of your cancer registry and transform your cancer program? During this informative session, CHAMPS Oncology’s Vice President Karen Schmidt, CTR, and Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, CTR, will help you understand how your cancer program can benefit from the data your cancer registry is collecting. You will discover how quality cancer registry data can drive your cancer program’s care initiatives and ultimately result in an overall ROI for your cancer program. During the discussion, CHAMPS will be joined by their valued client Brad Bott, MBA, CCRP, Operations Director, Oncology Clinical Program, Intermountain Healthcare. Bott will dive directly into how Intermountain has partnered with CHAMPS Oncology to utilize their cancer program analytics to track patient migration trends in their healthcare system.

Workshop #2 - Charting Your Oncology Leadership Career

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Julia Williams, President & Independent Consultant, JW Oncology Network

Workshop #3 - Best Practices

1:15 - 2:30 PM
Improving Access to Genetic Counseling and Testing
Feyi Olopade Ayodele, MBA,
CEO, CancerIQ Inc.

2:30 - 3:45 PM
Coordination Pathways
Kamadi Camp,
Director of Clinical Programs, Sarah Cannon

3:45 - 5:00 PM
Infusion Scheduling

Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Opening EXPO Hall Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Always Open: How to Offer Same-Day Appointments
Malita Scott, Associate Principal, ECG Management Consultants

10:00 - 10:30 AM
New Commission on Cancer Standards - Why Now, What Now?
Erin DeKoster, JD, MS,
Standards Development Manager, American College of Surgeons, Cancer Programs
William Laffey,
President, The Laffey Partnership

10:30 - 11:00 AM
EXPO Hall Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM
Disrupting the Oncology Care Continuum Through AI and Advanced Analytics
Michael Peters, MBA, FACHE, CRA, CMC, CSSBB, R.T.(R)(T), Founder/Principal, US Cancer Specialists

The advent and use of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Software within Oncology, to collectively shape, inform, and improve financial performance and clinical outcomes, is effectively changing the paradigm of the Oncology Business Service Line.

As this technology has been limited to larger Healthcare Systems and/or Academic Research Centers; primarily in part due to costs associated with acquisition and implementation, it has limited the expansion to where most oncology care takes place, at the community level.

But beyond costs, lies a mainstream cultural shift among patients, providers, institutions and governments that must take place within the healthcare market, for advancement of next generation “AI” to fully come to fruition.

Therefore, please join me for a discussion where we look to move forward the Business and Clinical Care Planning within Oncology, addressing key issues such as:

  • Social Resistance to Technology Change

  • Economic and Financial Constraints

  • Technology Benefits & Limitations

  • Ethical and Regulatory Obstacles to Care

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Telemedicine - Use & Considerations
Jennie Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, Medical and Administrative Director, SCCA Community Sites, Medical Director, SCCA Affiliate Network, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

12:00 - 12:45 PM
Value Based Care and Alternate Payment Models: Where we are and where we are going and the impact to the provider
Rani Khetarpal, New Century Health

12:45 - 2:15 PM
EXPO Luncheon & Dessert Bar

2:15 - 2:45 PM
Results of the National Evidence-Based Oncology Navigation Metrics Multisite Exploratory Study
Kelley Simpson, MBA, Director, The Chartis Group, Chartis Oncology Solutions Practice

2:45 - 3:15 PM
EXPO Hall Break

3:15 - 4:00 PM
Update on all the Regulator Changes
Melissa Bartlett

Lili Hay

4:30 - 5:00 PM
Patient Experience Success - A Top 10 List to Ponder
Elizabeth Garcia, RN, MPA, NEA-BC, CMQ, CPXP
, Associate Vice President, Patient Experience, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

At University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center a physician leader/administrator dyad was launched three years ago in order to accelerate transformation to a patient-centered, value-driven culture. Research was done across the country with high performing institutions to develop a strategic plan and action plans have been implemented. This top ten list of success factors at MD Anderson will provide strategies to improve patient, provider and staff experience.

Friday, January 24, 2020

8:00 - 8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Keynote Session: Leading the Brains of Your People to Higher Levels of Performance
Michael Frisina, PhD,
Founder and President, The Frisina Group & The Center for Influential Leadership

Your Leadership Effectiveness Comes from Your Ability to Care

A.A. Milne wrote in his timeless classic, Winnie-the-Pooh, “Some people care too much. I think its called love.” Science based evidence clearly identifies the impact burnout, compassion fatigue, and stress have on workplace performance. Given the connection between degraded performance and the link to the lack of personal and organizational wellness, it is time to ask two questions. Firstly, as a leader, how much do you care for your people? Secondly, does the degree to which you care for your people determine the results they are producing – is it a measure of your leadership effectiveness?

In deference to a former best seller about how you can trick cows to give more milk, there is no “faking it to make it” when it comes to genuinely caring for people. From knockoff watches, phony Louis Vuitton handbags, and huckster politicians, people know the difference between leaders who pretend to care and those who are the real deal. You cannot pretend when it comes to fulfilling the four legitimate human needs as a leader: trust, compassion, safety, and hope. It is a neurochemical thing. It is brain science. Consequently, your leadership effectiveness and the results your team produces will always be in direct proportion to your ability to authentically care for your people.

In this session you will gain quick insight into the power of neurochemical bartending as you lead the brains of your people to higher levels of performance and satisfy the moral imperative of driving patient experience to its highest levels.

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Oncology Margin Management Strategies
Kimberly Carty, Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Hematology Oncology
Colin Johnston

9:30 - 10:00 AM
Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy

10:00 - 10:30 AM
Networking Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Drug Reimbursement - What's New and What to Expect
Emily Cook,
Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
Matt Sturm, MBA, Associate Principal, ECG Management Consultants

11:00 - 11:30 AM
Increasing Staff Retention - Best Practices in Real World Leadership
Nicole Centers, Sarah Cannon

Retain or continually train, those are the options. While the population of employees is certainly diverse, there are some consistent practices that help retain long term employees. These long term employees are then some of your most valuable assets that enhance your marketability, allow you to invest in other areas of growth, and never depreciate. Leaders can never have a full enough tool kit to keep staff engaged. Plan to receive some real world techniques to add to your tool kit.

12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch On Your Own

1:30 - 2:15 PM
APM & Bundled Payments in Oncology
Mike Koroscik, MHA, MBA, Oncology Service Line Executive, Sutter Health

We've seen payers and providers increasingly interested in experimenting with oncology payment models over the past few years. However, 2020 is a catalyst year in oncology reimbursement, as CMS rolls out its national Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model (APM).

To assist cancer programs that are exploring alternative payments or just want to stay on top of this growing trend, this session will provide an overview of Medicare and other commercial Alternate Payment Models (APM's) and Bundled Payment plans for oncology. In addition, this session will highlight the dashboard metrics to track to survive and thrive under the proposed value-based reimbursement including ED and hospital utilization, symptom management and dedicating resources to manage urgent symptoms in the cancer center.

2:15 - 2:45 PM
New Drugs & Technology
Kiran Yemul, Senior Consultant - Oncology, Sg2

2:45 - 3:00 PM
Networking Break

3:00 - 3:30 PM
How to Utilize the EHR to Monitor & Enforce Quality Standards
Kamadi Camp, Director of Clinical Programs, Sarah Cannon