Day One

12:00 p.m.
Light Lunch Included

12:30 p.m.
Cardiovascular Market Update

The health care market has been in flux since the passage of the Affordable Care Act—but in the wake of the 2016 election, uncertainty has reached a new high. Not surprisingly, CV services continue to be especially impacted by evolving care and payment transformation initiatives, including episodic payment models, siteneutral payments, and pay-for-performance models.

This presentation will equip leaders with an understanding of the major market forces impacting CV strategy, including:

  • Latest updates on health care policy
  • Regulatory changes affecting CV providers (e.g., bundled payments, MACRA, reimbursement updates)
  • Cardiovascular Roundtable tools to support program strategy (e.g., diagnostic audits, strategic planning templates, market-specific forecasting tools)

2:00 p.m.
Member Networking Session

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow CV leaders to share best practices in real time and make new contacts. Participants will rotate through small groups to exchange ideas on a selection of timely topics (e.g., bundled payment strategies, physician alignment) with discussion guides to facilitate conversation.

3:15 p.m.
Blueprint for CV Growth in a Transitioning Market

For years, the CV service line has been considered the growth engine for many hospitals. But maintaining progress is increasingly difficult as programs face greater competition and demand uncertainty in a market emphasizing population health. Amid declining inpatient volumes and the evolving demands of consumers—both patients and referring providers—program leaders can no longer rely on traditional growth tactics to succeed.

This session will provide a road map for developing and executing a principled growth strategy, including:

  • Aligning resource investments with market-specific growth opportunities
  • Increasing market share through enhanced access and strategic partnerships
  • Building an effective referral strategy by engaging physician and patient consumers

5:30 p.m.
Day One Adjournment

Day Two

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.
Building the High-Value CV Care Team

Staffing presents an enduring challenge for CV leaders who are tasked with the often competing goals of reducing costs while ensuring care quality. While staffing is a significant cost driver to the service line, programs need an effective, skilled care team to meet the growing pressures and responsibilities placed on CV services, such as delivering multidisciplinary care across an episode and managing advanced services (e.g., TAVR, AF).

This study will provide best practices and implementation tools to help programs develop a lean, efficient clinical team that can help achieve value-based care goals, including:

  • Staffing benchmarks for the CV service line
  • Examples of top-of-license, team-based care models
  • Strategies for enhancing care team roles to deliver multidisciplinary, cross-continuum care (e.g., care coordinators)

10:00 a.m.
Playbook for Reducing CV Care Variation

As hospitals face increasing pressure to improve outcomes while reducing costs, eliminating unwarranted care variation has become a priority for system executives and CV leaders alike. Yet most programs struggle to craft a deliberate and resource-efficient approach to achieving this goal.

This session will provide CV programs a framework for creating a sustainable care variation reduction strategy, including proven best practices for:

  • Identifying and prioritizing sources of CV care variation
  • Securing physician and care team buy-in for care variation reduction initiatives
  • Embedding care pathways into workflow and monitoring their impact

12:00 p.m.
Meeting Adjournment