Combining the knowledge and power of the MedAxiom Community:
Expert focus on key industry trends and topics
With presentations from the nation’s top thought leaders and transformational programs, your organization will learn how to stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly changing and complex health care environment.
Unparalleled community networking opportunities
At this cardiovascular community conference, you will network with esteemed peers from hundreds of programs across the country. You can add more value to your conference experience by connecting directly with executives, consultants and industry representatives.
Big picture and deep-dive discussions
From timely general session topics to detailed breakout presentations and more intimate POD group discussions, you have a variety of opportunities to gain in-depth insight and real-world solutions for the challenges you face. As an added bonus, your membership provides you access to our online video archive for ongoing education and the sharing of ideas.
6:30 am – 6:15 pm Registration
7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast for Pre-Conference Sessions Attendees
8:00 am – 11:30 am Physician-Administrator Dyad Session
Exploring Quality Metrics and Compensation Formulas
GINGER BIESBROCK, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC, VICE PRESIDENT, MEDAXIOM CONSULTING; GRAND RAPIDS, MI
JERRY BLACKWELL, MD, FACC, MBA, PRESIDENT, WELLMONT CVA HEART INSTITUTE; KINGSPORT, TN
WARREN LEVY, MD, FACC, PRESIDENT & CMO, VIRGINIA HEART; FALLS CHURCH, VA
JOEL SAUER, MBA, VICE PRESIDENT, MEDAXIOM CONSULTING; FORT WAYNE, IN
Quality and performance metrics are becoming more integral to the cardiologist’s total compensation in integrated and affiliated relationships with health systems. This deep-dive pre-conference session for physicians and administrators will focus on:
a. What quality metrics are included as part of your compensation formula? Are they meaningful, transparent, available and actionable?
b. How should you structure and negotiate the “Value” component of quality metrics and other aspects of compensation formula? How do you value and/or account for non-work RVUs?
We will look at these metrics from the physician’s and the hospital’s perspective to find common ground, and give our physicians and administrators help in negotiating future contracts and compensation plans. Also, we will explore the potential changes in regulations that may impact how we approach these quality metrics in the future.
Physician leaders and their administrative dyad partners are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about performance metrics, compensation formulas and future directions as we move (slowly) from volume to value.
8:00 am – 12:30 pm APP Leadership Boot Camp (Lunch Provided)
“So, you are a new APP leader – now what?”
GINGER BIESBROCK, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC, VICE PRESIDENT, MEDAXIOM CONSULTING; GRAND RAPIDS, MI
JACOB TURMELL, DNP, RN, NP-C, ACNS-BC, CCRN-CMC, VICE PRESIDENT, MEDAXIOM CONSULTING; GRANDVILLE, MI
This content-rich boot camp is intended for new and existing Advanced Practice Provider (APP) leaders—directors, managers and leads—and will include:
1. From Peer to Leader
a. Descriptions of challenges and opportunities
b. Keys to success
2. Leadership and Governance
a. What’s the difference?
b. Can I have both?
3. Nuts and Bolts of an Administrative Role as an APP
a. Performance Management and Team Building
b. Clinical Protocol Development
c. Project Management
d. Schedule Building
4. Cardiovascular Business Operations
a. As a clinician, what do I need to know to be successful?
ii. RVUs and Productivity Benchmarks
iii. P and L – Cost vs Revenue
iv. Building a Pro Forma
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote: Unique Direct to Employer Contracts Relationships
DEBBIE WEEMS, FACHE, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER, EMBOLD HEALTH; AUSTIN, TX
MODERATOR: JOSEPH SASSON, PH.D., EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MEDAXIOM VENURES
The speed of radical change within health care isn’t new. In fact, recent headlines tell us that disruptive change is happening at a staggering pace across the country, and often through the efforts of our country’s largest corporations as opposed to the federal government. As part of an overarching conference theme, this keynote presentation will focus on how the market is being led by, and developed to support, self-insured employers. These self-insured’s typically carry patients for longer periods of time and have the ability to pay for preventive care as well as engage in bundled payment models that help employers to keep their insured healthy and to collaborate with providers in new and exciting ways. There are fewer restrictions, fewer middle-men, and a focus on changing aspects of our health care and insurance system that appear dysfunctional to many of us.
This sessions will focus on two primary drivers of the self-insured market: 1) How to identify physicians who are providing the appropriate care, as well as high-quality care; and 2) How to pay providers using a bid-price bundle methodology. We believe this combination of viewpoints from experts in these areas will give some real depth to the strategies that self-insured corporations will be using to drive high-quality care and lower costs.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm How Telehealth and Virtual Medicine are Transforming Health Care
JACOB CORBELL, MBA, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE OF THE SOUTH; LAFAYETTE, LA
MARC NEWELL, MD, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MINNEAPOLIS HEART INSTITUTE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
In 2017, 31 percent of health care organizations used video-based telemedicine services and 34 percent offered remote patient monitoring, according to a KPMG survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics. Kaiser Mid-Atlantic has moved to 50%+ virtual visits within their system and that number is growing every year. Yet, the concept does not seem to be catching on as a daily practice within the cardiovascular health care.
This panel will explore why telemedicine can be difficult to execute and highlight some of the successes our presenters have experienced. We will cover what types of programs telehealth is best suited for as well as the financial, operational and clinical specifics needed for success.
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Corporate Partner Introductions
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Break with Corporate Partners and Exhibitors
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Cardiology & Diabetes, Collaborating with Primary Care
MIKHAIL KOSIBOROD, MD, SAINT LUKE’S CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTANTS; KANSAS CITY, MO
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Healthcare Policy and Economics
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm Corporate Partner Introductions
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception with Corporate Partners and Exhibitors
6:30 pm Group Dinner
6:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
6:45 am –7:45 am Physician-Only Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am POD Sessions
9:30 am – 10:00 am Break with Corporate Partners and Exhibitors
10:00 am – 11:30 am POD Sessions (continued)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Educational Spotlight Lunches
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Unwarranted Variation
PETER DUFFY, MD, FIRST HEALTH CARDIOLOGY; PINEHURST, NC
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm CPC + Model: Why it should be on the Radar for all Cardiology Groups
CHRISTOPHER OTT, MD, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, HCA PHYSICIAN SERVICES GROUP; NASHVILLE, TN
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm CAA Update
PAT HOLLOWAY, CPA, CHIEF OPERATION OFFICER, OKLAHOMA HEART HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS AND PRESIDENT, CAA; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
CATHIE BIGA, RN, PRESIDENT & CEO, CARDIOVASCULAR MANAGEMENT OF ILLIONOIS AND PAST PRESIDENT, CAA; WOODBRIDGE, IL
Cardiology Advocacy Alliance (CAA) represents cardiologists in Washington to ensure our voices are heard as the Value Agenda is updated. This session will review the latest developments in Washington, both regulatory and legal, that impact the CV health care community. Topics will include:
- Latest details on CMS Rules
- Legislative Outlook
- CAA Priorities
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break with Corporate Partners
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
1. How to Address and Consolidate Low Volume Hospitals in the Same System: Panel Discussion
2. Clinic Resource Management
LISA LEE, MD, THE HEART INSTITUE AT CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER; CINCINNATI, OH
3. Heart Failure Program Metrics
JOHN MIGNONE, MD, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, ADVANCED CARDIAC SUPPORT CLINIC, SWEDISH HEART & VASCULAR; SEATTLE, WA
4. Unwinding the Deal – Disintegration Challenges with Fractured Practices
JASON GREIS, MCGUIRE WOODS LLP; CHICAGO, IL
4:25 pm – 5:10 pm
1. APP Utilization: A Panel Discussion on Success Stories
2. Device/Remote Device Monitoring Optimization
3. Converting my OBL to an ASC to Perform EP Services
FRED SIMMONS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CLEARWATER CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL CONSULTANTS; CLEARWATER, FL
DENZIL D’SOUZA, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FORT WORTH HEART; FORT WORTH, TX
4. Uber Health: A New Frontier in Addressing Patient Access Issues
5:10 pm – 6:10 pm Networking Reception with Corporate Partners and Exhibitors
6:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
6:45 am – 7:45 am Physician-Only Breakfast Meeting
8:00 am – 8:45 am Integrating Physician Cultures
CINDY GONZALES, DIRECTOR OF GROUP PRACTICE OPERATIONS, RENOWN INSTITUTE FOR HEART & VASCULAR HEALTH; RENO, NV
LETITIA ANDERSON, MD, RENOWN INSTITUTE FOR HEART & VASCULAR HEALTH; RENO, NV
The importance of have a strong, cohesive and supportive physician culture with a cardiovascular practice or health system has never been greater. Concerns about combining an aging workforce (one in five cardiologists is over the age of 61) that is used to working long hours (volume RVUs) with younger physicians who are interested in creating work/life balance are increasing and complex. This panel will look at options for integrating physician cultures from a variety of perspectives-and will share what has and has not worked within their own organizations.
8:45 am – 9:30 am How Millennials Will Change Healthcare
9:30 am – 10:15 am The Reality of Big Data and How it can be Applied to our Programs
10:25 am – 11:10 am
1. Bundled Payments: Next Steps/Deeper Dive
Joel Sauer and Ginger Biesbrock
2. How to be Successful with MIPS Success
CHERIE KELLY-ADULI, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, QPP CONSULTING GROUP; MANDEVILLE, LA
ANN HONEYCUTT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA CARDIOVASCULAR SPECIALISTS; RICHMOND, VA
3. ASNC Registry Update
DAVID WOLINSKY, MD, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN SOCIETY NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, HEAD NUCLEAR CARDIOLOGY, CLEVELAND CLINIC FLORIDA; WESTON, FL
4. Top of Mind: Cardiovascular Healthcare Issues Roundtable
MEDAXIOM CONSULTING TEAM
Get expert insights and advice from the MedAxiom Consulting team. This informal roundtable discussion will include a review of the top issues facing cardiovascular care providers as well as time for a Q&A session with attendees.
11:30 Conference Adjourns
Please note that presentation times, topics and speakers are subject to change; check back regularly for agenda updates.
“This is the only place to find the kind of information we are looking for on integration, collaboration and best practices—it is a great conference to be part of.”
Dr. Thomas Schleeter
St. Vincent Medical Group, Indianapolis IN
Content was right on point for current discussion. Opportunity to network.
The content of the lectures was superb.
The topics were all of interest – it was hard to choose for the breakout sessions because I wanted to attend them all.
Great content and networking. Every time we bring new docs they are very impressed!
This was an amazing conference. The sessions were very valuable. I enjoyed every aspect of this conference
Venue & Travel
The JW Marriott Austin hotel brings an unparalleled upscale hotel experience to downtown Austin. Situated in the heart of the city, our sprawling urban resort features the largest guest rooms in Austin, TX with floor to ceiling windows, 7 bars, 3 restaurants, Starbucks, the posh Spa by JW, the brand new Edge Pool Bar & Cabanas, and the ever popular Burger Bar, our food truck without wheels. JW Marriott Austin is only a 15-minute drive from Austin International Airport and just steps from the best attractions and entertainment options Austin has to offer – including the Sixth Street Entertainment District, South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, University of Texas and the Texas State Capitol. Our Austin hotel features more than 120,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space and easy access to the Austin Convention Center – just two blocks away.
JW Marriott Austin
110 East 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
CV Transforum Fall’18 Group Rate: $329/night plus tax & fees
*review your reservation confirmation details for cancellation policies and other important details
*early check-in and late check-out available upon request directly with the hotel and based upon availability at time of arrival and day of check-out
To Book Hotel Reservations:
Book online or call: (844) 473-3959 and mention “MedAxiom” and/or “CV Transforum Fall’18
JW Marriott – Austin is most easily accessible from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Hotel is approx. 10.6 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Visit the Austin airport website: http://www.austintexas.gov/airport
This hotel does not provide airport shuttle service.
- SuperShuttle: fee $15 USD (one way); reservation required
- Taxi: estimated fare = $32 USD (one way)
- Rental Car
On-site parking fee: $32 USD Daily
Valet parking fee: $45 USD Daily
Take Presidential Boulevard to exit the airport. Turn left onto East State Highway 71 Service Road. Travel 0.2 miles and take the ramp on the left onto TX-71 West. Travel 5.1 miles and exit onto Interstate 35 North/US-290 East toward Waco. Travel 3.5 miles to exit 234B toward Cesar Chavez/2nd-4th Street. Merge onto Interstate 35 Frontage Road. Travel 0.1 miles and turn left onto East 1st Street/East Cesar Chavez Street. Travel 0.5 miles and turn right onto North Congress Street. Take the first right turn onto East 2nd Street/West Willie Nelson Boulevard and the hotel will be on the left.
Discounted Flights on Delta Airlines
We have secured discounted fares on select Delta Airlines round-trip flights for attendees of the CV Transforum Spring’18. Delta Airlines is offering 2%-10% based on the service class booked. See below for details on how to reserve your discounted flight.
Click here to book your Delta Airlines flight. Enter your flight details and in the Meeting Event Code box, enter meeting code: NMRNW. “Event Code Applied” should appear on your flight options. Or call 800-328-1111 and reference meeting code: NMRNW