Ready, Set, Transition: Navigating Value-based Care Initiatives through Effective Post-Acute Transitions

Friday, March 1, 2019
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Sponsored by: 

The world of healthcare is changing. In the center of the discussion is the need to reduce costs and improve the value of healthcare services. Payers, including commercial and government, supported plans, are increasingly basing reimbursement on patient outcomes leaving health systems having to focus not only on the services they provide but assuring patients are transitioned to the right site of care at the right time. This is a multi-faceted issue that affects case managers in their daily work. 

This session will provide focus on ensuring effective transitions to support value-based care initiatives. Current healthcare initiatives impacting case managers will be described. Transitional care strategies will be discussed including site of service direction and building post-acute partnerships to drive positive patient outcomes and improved reimbursement in a value-based environment. System approaches to address transitions will also be highlighted.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe current healthcare initiatives that are driving value-based care
  • Discuss the benefits healthcare systems can realize with effective transitions
  • Describe system strategies to support post-acute partner relationships

Lecia Snell-Kinen,  APRN-CNS
Transitional Care Director 
Option Care

About the Speaker:

Lecia Snell-Kinen, APRN-CNS, is the Director, Care Transitions at Option Care.  During her 29-year nursing career, Lecia has spent 20 years in home infusion as a field nurse, nurse management, corporate strategy, and post-acute care management.  In her current role, Lecia oversees the Care Transitions program, providing direction to the Option Care nurses that work in health systems supporting patients as they discharge onto home infusion services.  Her post-acute experience also includes home health and patient management across the care continuum. Lecia holds a nursing certification in transplant nursing from the American Board Transplant Certification.  She is a member and former Education Director of the International Transplant Nurses Society, has presented nationally as well as internationally, and is published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.