December 2017 Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium

Wed, December 06 2017, 9:00 AM - Thu, December 07 2017, 5:00 PM [MDT]

7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ, United States


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External Attendee -- 2 Day Symposium Partial Approval -$599.00

In-Network Attendee -- 2 Day Symposium Partial Approval - $299.00

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Wed, December 06 2017, 9:00 AM - Thu, December 07 2017, 5:00 PM [MDT]

About the Events



Discounted "Early Bird" Registration for the December 2017 Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium will open on Tuesday, August 1st.

Registration will resume at full price on Friday, September 1st.


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

7677 North 16th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85020


 Travel Reimbursement

For the December 2017 Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium, only AIM funded ACOs are eligible for travel reimbursement. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Starting January 1, 2017, CMS updated their requirements for the reporting of ACO related expenses and eligible reimbursements. Travel expense for ACO related activities is an eligible expense to be reimbursed through the updated ACO Reimbursement policy (this will count toward your community’s quarterly eligible reimbursement maximum). Please follow your individual community’s internal guidelines for specific travel accommodation rules and questions.

For your reference, please find the Caravan Health Excel template that will serve as a cover page for all reimbursement submissions HERE. To submit for reimbursement following your travel, please send the completed Caravan Health Excel template and all supporting documents to . Please note, all travel expenses must be submitted no later than 10 days following the end of the calendar quarter in which they were paid. [Example: Travel to the April 2017 Quality Improvement Workshop must be submitted for reimbursement no later than July 10, 2017.]

Additional information regarding the updated ACO Reimbursement process and required documentation can be found HERE.

Further questions can be directed to:

·         Grant Illig, ACO Liaison & Analyst

·         Direct Phone: (916) – 542 – 4807 






December 5

6:00pm-8:00pm Registration Check-in at the Anasazi Ballroom

December 6

7:00am-9:00am General Breakfast and Registration   Enjoy a complimentary breakfast
9:00am-9:15am Welcome Lynn Barr Kick-off and welcome to the second annual Accountable Care Symposium.
9:15am-10:00am Control Your Destiny:  Accelerating Your Health System into Population Health Success Lynn Barr, Tim Gronniger, Anna Loengard Our industry trailblazers will discuss a strategic vision for engineering your organization to succeed in population health payment models.
10:00am-10:05am Quality Shorts 1 Lynn Barr Healthcare leaders from across the country share the shifts that transformed their quality of care.
10:05am-11:00am Policy Update – What’s Coming Next? Tim Gronniger, Jennifer Bell, Brock Slabach Hear straight from policy experts on the current landscape of healthcare reform and what the future holds for value-based payment models.
11:00am-11:05am Quality Shorts 2 Jack Newsom Healthcare leaders from across the country share the shifts that transcended their quality of care.
11:05am-12:00pm Physician Leadership: Seizing the Opportunity Anna Loengard, Dave Amin, Aaron Garmin, Sam McBride Discover innovative approaches that will strengthen physician alignment and learn best practices for your specific organization.
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00pm
Track: Introduction to Core Curriculum
1:00pm-2:00pm Annual Wellness Visits 101 Natasha Ramontal This two-part session will teach you how to incorporate Annual Wellness Visits into your workflow and give you the necessary tools to support your patients’ wellness goals.
2:00pm-3:00pm Annual Wellness Visits 102 Natasha Ramontal
3:15pm-4:00pm Attribution is the Answer Karin Abraham and Celia Whatley Learn how practices manage their patient panels and use Lightbeam’s care management technology. The session will provide an introduction of Lightbeam.
Track: Executive Track — 2019 ACO Planning
1:00pm-1:30pm Summary of Program 2016 Results Lynn Barr, Greg Paris Hear an overview of the results of ACO program participants and what they mean for you.
1:30pm-2:15pm Key Considerations for 2019 Planning Lynn Barr Plan for strategic initiatives that will help you achieve and surpass your goals for 2019.
2:15pm-5:00pm Planning your ACO for 2019 Lynn Barr, Tim Gronniger, Anna Loengard, Desiree Brewer, Jack Newsom, Tom Hawkes, Greg Paris Learn everything you need to know to jumpstart your ACO into a successful 2019.
Track: Enhancing Patient Care
1:00pm-1:30pm Patient Success Stories Lisa Goldenstein, Paula Price, Sally Crossley, Melissa Hodge, Ann Montgomery Hear remarkable patient outcomes from partners in the field.
1:30pm-2:15pm Gateway to Integrating Behavioral Health Lisa Goldenstein, Paula Price, Michael Hendricks, Maria Rosario Your resource for implementing proactive behavioral health care services into your practice.
2:15pm-4:00pm Breaking Down the Barriers to Transformation Lisa Goldenstein, Paula Price, Billie Mattis, Marisa Gillman Aziz Overcome challenges and find solutions in your patient care transformation.
Track: TCPI
1:00pm-1:30pm TCPI Program Results  Robin Moody Receive an overview and the results of TCPI program participants.
1:30pm-3:00pm Practice Transformation Dr. Julie Martinez, Dr. Karen Smith, Christine Packer Hear from your peers on how they’ve maximized quality and lowered costs.
3:00pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-4:00pm Breakout session
Track: CPC+
1:00pm-1:30pm CPC+ Program Results  Maeve McClellan Receive an overview and the results of CPC+ program participants
1:30pm-2:15pm Successes, Trials and Tribulations in CPC+ Dr. Thomas Burkert, Dr. Laura Bennett, Edie Howell Hear from those who have succeeded, what works, the challenges they’ve faced, and the benefits realized in the CPC+ program.
2:15pm-4:00pm Budgeting for CPC+  Maeve McClellan Find out new budgeting tools and processes for continued improvement.
Spin Alley 5:00pm-6:00pm Connect with your Account Managers & Practice Improvement Managers from Caravan Health & the National Rural ACC.

December 7

7:30am-9:00am Medical Director Breakfast  Anna Loengard Exclusively for our medical director partners.
7:30am-9:00am Executive Director Breakfast  Greg Paris Exclusively for our executive director partners.
7:30am-9:00am General Breakfast Lynn Barr Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.
9:00am-9:05am Kick-off & Review Jack Newsom Welcome and recap of Day 1.
9:05am-9:10am Quality Shorts 3  Jack Newsom Healthcare leaders from across the country share the shifts that transcended their quality of care.
9:10am-10:00am How Track 1 ACOs Win Under MACRA Lynn Barr, Tim Gronniger Position your health system for immediate quality and financial wins under MACRA.
10:00am-11:00am Crushing MIPS through Advancing Care Information Tom Hawkes, Lynnae Day, Aaron Higgins, Colton Lange Engineer your organization to crush MIPS through Advancing Care Information.
11:00am-11:05am Quality Shorts 4 Jack Newsom Healthcare leaders from across the country share the shifts that transcended their quality of care.
11:05am-12:00pm Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Chris Shanahan Identify tactics for sustainably improving the care of patients in your community with substance abuse issues.
Lunch 12pm-1pm
Track: Introduction to Core Curriculum
1:00pm-1:45pm Risking it All – Hierarchical Condition Categories Jack Newsom Understand how organizations improve the consistency and reliability of their HCC Coding.
1:45pm-2:30pm Chronic Care Management – Session 1 Natasha Ramontall, Paula Price, Heather Geary This two-part session will dive deep into implementing an effective Chronic Care Management workflow as part of a key component to successful population health management.
2:45pm-3:45pm Chronic Care Management – Session 2 Natasha Ramontal, Paula Price, Crystal Zinmeister This two-part session will dive deep into implementing an effective Chronic Care Management workflow as part of a key component to successful population health management.
Track: ACO Success Stories
1:00pm-2:30pm Bending the Curve on Cost & Quality


 Greg Paris, Perry Gay, Steve Long, Ryan Neville, Matt McCutchen Hear from your peers on their outstanding achievements in cost and quality.
2:40pm-3:25pm Exceeding Standards – Quality Improvement Success Stories  Rayna Caplan, Coltan Lange, Anne Marie Gibbons, Dr. Patrick Anderson Caravan Health partners reveal how they came to lead the country in quality scores.
3:25pm-4:00pm 2018 Program Updates  Erin Fulton Start off 2018 on the right foot with important updates and changes from Caravan Health.
Track: TCPI
1:00pm-2:30pm Moving the Needle – Quality Improvement Success Stories  Rayna Caplan, Darin Winn, Brittany Hueftle, Anne Marie Gibbons Pioneers in the field discuss their strategies for moving the needle on quality measures and increasing improvement from one quarter to the next.
2:40pm-3:25pm Advancing Care through Advanced Payment Models  Kathy Whitmire, Kathryn Curtis Increase market share, lower costs and improve patient care through advanced payment models.
3:25pm-4:00pm Maximize Profits with TCPI Billing  Ralph Llewellyn Support sustainable quality programs by understanding how billing rules apply to your practice.
Track: CPC+
1:00pm-1:45pm Patient Engagement Solutions  Maeve McClellan Build a solid patient engagement program through a robust chronic care management program and an established Patient and Family Advisory Council.
1:45pm-2:00pm The Attribution Advantage Karin Abraham Learn how patients get assigned to practices and how you can manage this process.
2:45pm-3:15pm Innovating Care with Alternative Visits  Maeve McClellan Ensure a comprehensive integrated care program through alternative visits.
3:15pm-4:00pm 2018 Requirements  Jack Newsom Learn everything you need to know to ensure success in 2018.
All Participants Reconvene
4:00pm-4:30pm Future of Caravan 2018 and Beyond   Walk away with the tools and knowledge to jumpstart your population health transformation.



7677 North 17th Street ¦ Phoenix, AZ 85020 ¦ (602) 997.2626

ONLINE BOOKING: Book your stay through the LINK HERE to obtain a discounted rate of $139/night provided to attendees in the Caravan Health network. Available until November 6th, 2017. Rooms limited. To reserve rooms via phone, call the resort directly and reference the "Caravan Health Client Block".

The December 2017 Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium will take place on December 6-7, 2017 at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. We are excited to welcome everyone to the cosmopolitan city of Phoenix, Arizona and are looking forward to sharing valuable information to help prepare you for the year ahead.


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is conveniently located 9.7 miles (16 minutes) from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and is nestled into the beautiful landscape of the Phoenix North Mountains, offering guests an escape from the ordinary.


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort offers a variety of Phoenix suites. Each of the sizeable all-suite accommodations is complete with stylish southwestern décor in subtle earth tones. These well-appointed spaces feature high speed internet access, separate living areas, executive work desks, and much more.


Attendees to the Caravan Health Symposium may enjoy a waived resort fee, complimentary at a $26/per day value, to the following amenities:

  • Unlimited top tier internet access for up to 2 devices  800/local phone calls
  • Local area/on-property shuttle
  • Tennis court access for 2 guests up to 1 hour
  • Use of Tocasierra Fitness Center for up to 2 guests
  • One round of 18-hole executive miniature golf for up to 4 guests
  • Admittance to River Ranch 4-acre water park with lazy river and waterslide for up to 4 guests


Participants MUST confirm their own air, ground, and hotel arrangements.  There are many modes of transportation to the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Listed below are some recommended options:

Super Shuttle – (one-way) approximately $17
Airport Taxi – (one-way) approximately $40
Uber & Lyft Services – (one-way) approximately $17-$22
Driving – Follow airport signs for 24th Street North (but do not exit 24th Street North). Go to State Route 51 North; follow 51 North to the Glendale Ave. exit. Exit Glendale Ave., turn left (west) onto Glendale Avenue to 16th Street, turn right (north). Follow 16th Street north to Morten Ave. (1st light) turn right (east) on Morten. The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is on the left-hand side of Morten.


Breakfast – December 6th & 7th,  7:00 – 9:00AM

Lunch – Wednesday, December 6th,  12:30 – 1:30PM

Awards Dinner – Wednesday, December 6th starting at 6:00PM

Lunch – Thursday, December 7th,  12:15 – 1:15PM

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