◂  March 2021

DHCFA Virtual Annual Meeting and Education Session

Published by: jtonge


501 Silverside Rd
Suite 51


$10/members and $20/nonmembers


Tomi Morris


Thursday, March 18, 2021  •  1 – 3:45 p.m.

1 – 1:45 pm                        DHCFA Annual Business Meeting – The Year in Review and Looking Ahead

1:45 – 2 p.m.                      Board Candidates and Voting

2 – 2:30 p.m.                      Silver Sponsor Medline – Treat Break – Speaker Intro

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.               Education: The COVID Catalyst – How the Pandemic Will Create Opportunity in Referral Networks

3:30 -3:45p.m.                   Wrap/Evaluation/Adjourn

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor Medline

The COVID CatMedline Industries logoalyst – How the Pandemic Will Create Opportunity in Referral Networks

Presented by
Ellen Keubrich, Senior Director, Quality Solutions, HealthStream®

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated Healthcare providers operating under the fee-for-service model; the American Hospital Association estimates that from March 1 to June 30, 2020, America’s hospitals and post-acute providers lost $202.6 billion. Meanwhile, organizations relying on managed care models have held finances steady.

While this is unlikely to change how providers are paid, COVID-19 has acted as a catalyst in healthcare, and initiatives like bundled payments and value-based purchasing programs that prioritize coordinated care and quality outcomes are gaining support. All this necessitates hospitals rigorously re-evaluating their preferred Post-Acute partners. In this session, you’ll learn how we got here, the current state of your acute care partners, and what you can do to either defend or acquire your preferred network position.

.Objectives: By the end of the sessions, learners will know:

  • Understand how COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of the fee-for-service system.
  • Take advantage of a disrupted market to defend or acquire their place in hospital referral networks.
  • Gain clarity on what Acute-care organizations are looking for from a preferred post-acute partner:

Like you, Ellen Keubrich has seen the healthcare industry change more dramatically in the last 10 years than it has in the last 50. With over 15 years of expertise in advising skilled, long-term care, and acute-care providers, she is able to help clients to improve clinical outcomes and increase revenue. Ellen received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado.  As the Senior Director of Quality & Compliance, Ellen helps to fulfill HealthStream’s vision of to improving the quality of healthcare by developing the people who deliver care. HealthStream is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people.

This will be delivered via Zoom.  1 continuing education credit for NAB and the Delaware Board of Nursing for this session. To receive credit, you must attend the entire session.

3.18.21 DHCFA Annual Meeting — Virtual

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