C-Suite Invitational Utah:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

Salt Lake Community College at The Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West, Sandy UT 87040

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Shaynie Lentz
Case Management Supervisor, University of Utah Hospitals

C-Suite Invitational Colorado:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

Ramada Plaza
10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn CO 80233

Thursday, April 6, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Robert Vissers
President & CEO, Boulder Community Health

Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

USC C-Suite Invitational: Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

The California Endowment, Downtown
1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Presented By

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Dr. David Feinberg
President & CEO, Geisinger Health System

Rod Hanners
Chief Executive Officer, Keck Medicine of USC

Josh D. Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Michigan Readmissions Summit 2017:
The Behavioral Health Factor

Co-hosted by MPRO (as part of the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network) and the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative

Crystal Gardens Banquet Center
5768 E. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843

Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Eric Hipple
Depression Awareness & Suicide

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Leslie S. Zun
Mount Sinai Hospital & Chicago Medical School

C-Suite Invitational San Francisco:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Erin Smith
Executive Director, Post Acute Care Center for Research

C-Suite Invitational Houston:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston by the Galleria
5353 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Chad Fotheringham
AMADA Senior Care & Co-Host

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

C-Suite Invitational Dallas:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria
Dallas, TX
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Dr. Virginia Feldman
Co-Founder & CEO, Nexus Health Resources

Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

C-Suite Invitational New York:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

Crowne Plaza White Plains
White Plains, NY
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Tracy R Smith
Senior Clinical Manager,
Abbott Nutrition

C-Suite Invitational Los Angeles:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

California Endowment, Downtown Los Angeles
1000 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Noel Pugh PhD, JD, MHA
New Market Development Lead, PatientPing

C-Suite Invitational Boston:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

Massachusetts Hospital Association Conference Center
500 District Avenue, Burlington, MA
Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Sandy Smith
Chief Executive Officer, Sternal Vest

C-Suite Invitational Florida:
Transformational Healthcare

Focus on ACO's, Bundles & Readmissions

University of South Florida, Tampa Campus
Tampa, Florida
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Presented By

First 100 registrants receive a complimentary signed copy of Ex-Acute: A former hospital CEO tells all on what's wrong with American healthcare.

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Dr. Eric Coleman
Founder, Coleman Transitions Intervention

Josh Luke
Nelson Hardiman Law

Robyn McGann
BPCI Compliance Officer, Stryker Performance Solutions

Amy Bassano, Deputy Director for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and Josh Luke, Founder of the NRPC co-present at the naviHealth PAC Evolution Summit in Nashville in October 2016.

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Announcing the Winner of the 2016 NRPC/NBPC
Innovation Contest

Cardiothoracic Postoperative Compression
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The National Readmission Prevention Collaborative is a member based organization created to unite industry leaders in sharing Best Practices in care transitions and readmission prevention for hospitals, SNF's and other providers. Members get access to case studies, products, tools and services that improve the care continuum. Members are listed on our directory, with company logo and contact information included, and get discount access to events, products and member contact lists. We look forward to you and your organization joining the exclusive group of national thought leaders.

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Tracy R Smith, PhD, RD, LD
Abbott Nutrition
Senior Clinical Manager
Josh D. Luke, PH.D., FACHE
Nelson Hardiman Law
Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California
Harry Nelson
Nelson Hardiman
Managing Partner
Chad Fotheringham
AMADA Senior Care
Discharge with Dignity Podcast
Erin Smith
naviHealth
Executive Director
Robyn McGann
Stryker
BPCI Compliance Officer
Sandy Smith
Sternal Vest
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Moran
Senior Housing News
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Natl. Assn. of Res Care Facilities

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The Discharge Planners New Role: Adopt a "Home-first" Mentality
The Financial Impact of Post Acute Referral Patterns for hospitals, ACO’s & Bundles
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The Discharge with Dignity guide was developed by Dr. Josh Luke to be used as a tool for hospital case managers, discharge planners and social workers in planning for post acute care for patients. The guide's goals are two-fold: 1) To encourage doctors and hospitals to consider sending a patient home with resources, to age, heal and recover at home as opposed to in an institution if home is a possibility, and 2) The guide utilizes multiple colors to illustrate and represent the financial penalties for hospitals and doctors if patients are consistently discharged from the hospital to post acute institutions such as acute rehab, long term acute care or skilled nursing. Hospitals around the country have implemented this guide for daily use as it presents a dramatic shift from the mindset of discharge planners during the fee for service era.

Announcing the Winner of the 2016 NRPC​/NBPC​ Innovation Contest

Cardiothoracic Postoperative Compression
Sternal Vest

Sternal dehiscence and instability are a significant cause of persistent pain and limited quality of life for patients who have undergone open heart surgery. Considerable wound pain with breathing, palpable sternal instability and local inflammation can persist for months. This patented, warp-knit fabric provides medical grade compression to help the body heal faster. It is engineered with Three Dimensional Stretch™ to ensure optimal compression and reduce pain. It ​differentiates itself from other vests as it is treated with Silvadur anti-microbial protection to help lower the risk of infections and improve recovery times.

Medical grade compression improves sternal stabilization, reducing pain and localized edema. The vest includes long lasting antimicrobial protection to help lower the risk of infection and resultant re-admissions or other complications. Sternal CPC Vests have resulted in improved patient compliance with prescribed treatment protocol, reduced length of hospital stay and evidence-based re-admission reduction for cardiac patients.

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  • Only 25% of more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals avoided readmission penalties in FY 2016.
  • Studies in 2015 found that tying physician pay to quality has not had the desired impact.
  • Hospitals have had a stronger reaction to Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary penalties than the readmission penalty.
  • The CMS SNF Readmission Penalty program began October 1, 2016.
  • The SNF Readmission penalty measures how many patients from each SNF are readmitted to acute hospitals within 30 days of hospital discharge.
  • A SNF can be penalized under the The SNF Readmission penalty even after a patient is discharged home from the SNF if the patient is readmitted within the 30 days after discharge from the acute hospital.
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