Observation Medicine - Science and Solutions




 On-line Registration

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Do you want to learn how to help save your hospital up to $4.6 million each year and learn more about a growing value based service? Then the Observation Medicine 2017: Science and Solutions conference on September 14-15, 2017 is for you! During this two-day conference you will learn directly from and have opportunity to network with the leaders and authors of Observation medicine. They will show you:  

How to convince your hospital of the need for a protocol driven observation unit
How to start and successfully manage an observation unit
Which protocols are successfully used in an observation unit
How to capture and maximize reimbursement for observation services
How observation units factor into the CMS two midnight rule and 30-day readmissions
The science behind Observation Medicine
How to integrate observation medical education into an observation unit.

The target audience for this two-day conference is Healthcare Executives, Hospital Administrators, Medical and Nursing Directors, Physicians, Midlevel Providers, Nurses, Case Managers and anyone else interested in learning more about Observation Medicine.

Registration


To register online: please click here.
Internet Explorer browser will prevent you from accessing certain features and registering online. Please use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome instead to register. Alternatively, you can call the MCEP Chapter Office and we would be happy to take your registration over the phone.

You may also use this Registration Form below which can be emailed to mcep@mcep.org, faxed to the Chapter Office at (517) 327-7530 or mailed to MCEP at 6647 West St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, MI  48917.

For further assistance, or to register over the phone you can contact the Chapter Office at (517) 327-5700.

Course Information


Schedule

Brochure

Location


DoubleTree by Hilton 
Downtown Nashville
315 4th Avenue North
Nashville, TN  37219
TEL (615) 747-4806

Accommodations

For overnight accommodations, please contact the DoubleTree directly at (615) 244-8200 or (800) 222-8733 and mention the MCEP Observation Medicine Conference to receive a preferred rate. Discounted room block pricing will be available until August 14, 2017 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

The DoubleTree Hilton is conveniently located just ten miles from Nashville International Airport.

For transportation service to and from the airport, the DoubleTree recommends Jarmon Transportation - for further information please visit their website at http://jarmontransportation.com/home.html

Handouts

Please check back as the date approaches. As we receive the handouts from the faculty, we will upload them here.


Thursday, September 14th

Keynote Address
Ross

Observation Unit Design
Baugh

Documentation & Reimbursement
Granovsky

CMS Update
Ross

Hit the Road, Jack! Accelerated Diagnostic Protocols and What the New High Sensitivity Troponin Assays Mean
Peacock

Chest Pain and Stress Testing
Osborne

Heart Failure
Wheatley

Syncope: When DFO = OU
Hiestand

It's a Brace New World: DOACs + PE/AF=DC
Peacock

DVT/PE
Cunninham

TIA/A-fib
Wheatley



Friday, September 15th

Importance of Understanding Observation Services and Data
Sieck

Special Populations - Pediatrics & Elderly
Mace

Necessity and Innovation: Observation Units in Novel Settings
Casper

An Observationalist's Observations: Practical Advice from an Advanced Practice Provider
Chipalkatty

Seeing Red - GIB in the OU
Osborne


Session A - Starting an OU

The Nuts and Bolts of starting an OU
Ross

Creating Dashboards
Baugh

Developing Seccessful Protocols
Pena

Building your Obs Criteria and Order Sets
Hiestand

Obs Unit Implementation: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Acceptance...Trailblazing
Caspers

Session B - Expanding your OU

Developing Complex Protocols
Cunningham

Expanding your OU
Ham

Education in the OU
Suri

Psychiatric OU
Zun