2016 Seminar Agenda

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Join us in the morning to hear Keynote Speaker Ann Bancroft, one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and internationally recognized leader, tell her stories of discovery, pioneering, exploration and how she uses measurement and data to help her and others navigate expeditions; and Jean Moody-Williams, Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS, speak about the implementation and implications of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

In the afternoon, Stephen Nelson, M.D, Director of the Sickle Cell Clinic at Children’s of Minnesota, will speak about race, racism and health inequity and what we can do about it. Throughout the day there will be other engaging and educational speakers focusing on a variety of topics including, adolescent depression and mental health, health equity, cost, relative resource use, and measurement to affect change in individual practices.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN  55430
Registration: $275

7:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

Pick up your name tags and packets and enjoy a light breakfast

8:15 am: Welcome - Dr. Tim Hernandez

Tim Hernandez, Physician at Entira Family Clinics and MN Community Measurement Board Chair will kick-off the seminar with a short welcome to the attendees and set the stage for the day.

8:30 am: Keynote - Ann Bancroft

Ann Bancroft, one of the world’s preeminent polar explorers and internationally-recognized leader, tells her stories of discovery, pioneering, exploration and how she uses measurement and data to help her and others navigate expeditions.

9:40 am: Plenary - Jim Chase - Moving Through the Measurement Wilderness

How do we make sense of the current measurement environment? How can MNCM help Minnesota thrive and align during national changes in MACRA and the progress that is needed locally? MNCM examines ways to balance the various measurement needs and requirements in health care, population health, cost, resource use and underserved populations.

10:00 am: Break

10:15 am: Panel - Screening, Measuring and Impacting Adolescent Depression and Mental Health

Hear from diversely experienced panelists on the complexity of identifying adolescent depression and mental health care needs. Discussion will include the importance, challenges and implications of screening for adolescent mental health concerns and how measurement can drive improvement, resulting in long-term individual and societal benefits.

11:10 am: Plenary - Jean Moody-Williams - The Implementation and Implications of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP will speak about the implementation and implications of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization act of 2015 (MACRA). She will share information on the overall goals of the legislation, how performance measures will be used in the new Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the future of how the information will be used in Medicare.

View the bio for Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP

12:10 pm: Lunch

Use this time to network with fellow attendees

1:00 pm: Plenary - Stephen Nelson, M.D - Race, Racism and Health Inequity

Health care disparities based on race have been reported in the management of many diseases. Learn about studies performed, how provider attitudes contribute to racial health care disparities, and the critical thinking needed to improve providers’ comfort and skill in caring for patients who are of a different race than their own.

2:10 pm: Breakout Sessions

Breakout One: Using Data to Inspire Innovative Strategies for Improving Health Equity

Tack Room, Lower Level

Featuring Anne Snowden, MN Community Measurement; Alissa LeRoux Smith and Francisco Ramirez, Fairview Southdale Hospital

Minnesota’s first in the nation Health Equity of Care Report now features comparable medical group results of five quality measures segmented by socio-demographic factors, as well as statewide and regional analyses of four patient experience of care measures by race and Hispanic ethnicity. Learn key findings from the report, community perspectives, and how one medical group is successfully using Community Health Workers to build connections with patients and address disparities in these communities.

Breakout Two: Drivers of Cost – Utilization and Price

Carriage Hall B

Featuring Gunnar Nelson, MN Community Measurement; and Dan Trajano, HealthEast

In 2016, MNCM will expand the Cost measure suite to include relative resource use, relative pricing and utilization measures.  This will allow users to see the variation in the drivers of health care costs; utilization and price.

Breakout Three: How Providers Use Data to Improve the Quality of Care

Captain’s Room

Learn how health care providers have used measuring and reporting from MN Community Measurement to improve the care they deliver. Examples include: how data are being used to attack specific conditions, such as diabetes and depression; and how data are being used to address gaps in the quality of care delivered between different populations.

3:05 pm: Break

3:15 pm: Breakout Sessions Repeated

Breakout One: Using Data to Inspire Innovative Strategies for Improving Health Equity

Tack Room, Lower Level

Featuring Anne Snowden, MN Community Measurement; Alissa LeRoux Smith and Francisco Ramirez, Fairview Southdale Hospital

Minnesota’s first in the nation Health Equity of Care Report now features comparable medical group results of five quality measures segmented by socio-demographic factors, as well as statewide and regional analyses of four patient experience of care measures by race and Hispanic ethnicity. Learn key findings from the report, community perspectives, and how one medical group is successfully using Community Health Workers to build connections with culturally diverse people and address disparities in these communities.

Breakout Two: Drivers of Cost – Utilization and Price

Carriage Hall B

Featuring Gunnar Nelson, MN Community Measurement; and Dan Trajano, HealthEast

In 2016, MNCM will expand the Cost measure suite to include relative resource use, relative pricing and utilization measures.  This will allow users to see the variation in the drivers of health care costs; utilization and price.

Breakout Three: How Providers Use Data to Improve the Quality of Care

Captain’s Room

Learn how health care providers have used measuring and reporting from MN Community Measurement to improve the care they deliver. Examples include: how data are being used to attack specific conditions, such as diabetes and depression; and how data are being used to address gaps in the quality of care delivered between different populations.

4:10 pm: Panel - Discussion on Specialty Measurement and Reporting

Health care measurement and transparency are relatively new concepts to specialties. Primary care and referring physicians have a much greater incentive to review standardized outcome information on their patients than in the past given the increase in accountable care contracts with payers where the referring physician is responsible for all the care their patients receive. The demand for performance information is likely to expand across all medical specialties in the near future. This all physician panel discusses the need, challenges and benefits of specialty care performance information.

  • View the bio for Howard Epstein, MD, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at PreferredOne
  • View the bio for Joseph Bianco, MD, Family Practice Physician with Essentia Health-Ely
  • View the bio for Paul Huddleston, III, MD, Consultant for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and for the Division of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Mayo Clinic
  • View the bio for William Nersesian, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Fairview Physicians Associates (FPA) Network

5:00 pm: Closing Remarks - Jim Chase

5:05 pm: Cocktail hour

A great time to mingle with MNCM staff and conference attendees. Light appetizers will be served. There will also be a cash bar.