Join us for the 73rd NMHA Annual Meeting.

September 26-27, 2018

Embassy Suites Albuquerque
1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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PROGRAM: Wednesday, September 26 2018
7:00 amRegistration Opens
10:30-11:30 am
Preserving Access to Rural Care (PARC): Creating Value-Based Payments that Work in Rural Communities
Alternative payment models (APMs). Value-based Purchasing (VBP). These concepts continue to take hold: but what works with small populations? In this session, you’ll hear from Harold Miller, a nationally-recognized expert on healthcare/hospital payments. He’s worked extensively with the rural hospitals of Washington State to understand how existing payment methods, and hyped alternatives, do and do not work for low volume facilities and will share findings with us.
Harold D. Miller, Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform (CHQPR)
11:30 am-1:30 pmWelcome Luncheon and Keynote with Quality Awards Presentation
The Many Faces of Health Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges for Hospitals and Health Systems

Andrew Shin, JD, MPH, Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and AHA

1:30-1:45 pmSponsor Showcase Break
1:45-3:15 pmPARC: Global Budgets for Rural Hospitals
Much hype surrounds the topic of global budgets. In this session, attendees will learn about a project of NMHA’s PARC Taskforce, an application to CMS for a CMMI funded pilot testing a hybrid global budget. Our speakers will describe the proposed payment and delivery model, the strengths and weaknesses of global budgets, then open for discussion. Bring your questions.
Christina Campos, CEO, Guadalupe County Hospital
Troy Clark, Regional VP. Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Donna Kinzer, Executive Director, Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
Quality/Clinical Leadership
This session will look at ways to balance organizational orientations toward goals of quality and safety, cultural competency, and patient centeredness. We’ll examine the use of opinion leaders, situational leadership as applied to quality improvement, and ideas for metrics in monitoring the effect of leadership efforts.
Jill Marsteller, PhD, MPP, John Hopkins University Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
3:30-6:00 pmNMHA Assembly & Board of Directors Meeting (Voting Members Only)

Value-Based Purchasing Update and Q&A
This session will provide a brief recap of content from NMHA’s July 23rd VBP Learning Summit and then shift to measure selection, attribution and EHR capacity for tracking impact. Most of the session will focus on discussion, responding to attendee questions as they consider opportunities for the Value-Based Purchasing environment.
Patty Kehoe, RN, Wisdom Gate Consultant Services and Stefany Goradia, MS, Versatile MED Analytics

 6:00-6:30 pmMember Appreciation Reception
 6:60-8:00 pm Member Appreciation Dinner
PROGRAM: Thursday, September 27, 2018
 7:00 amRegistration
New Mexico Rural Hospital Network (NMRHN)
Join RHN leadership to learn of their activities, accomplishments, and initiatives on the horizon…a great networking opportunity.
 7:30-8:45 amNew Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders (NMONL)
This session will serve as NMONL’s Annual Meeting with the installation of new officers, update on recent business and discussion of nursing leadership issues both in NM and nationally.
Behavioral Health Discussion Breakfast
Wayne Lindstrom, PhD, Director of New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Services Division, will start the day with a brief update on BHSD accomplishments and facilitate a discussion of hospital issues. Bring your questions and comments.
Networking Breakfast: Create Tables by Topic
8:45-10:15 amGeneral Session, Opioid Misuse and Emergency Departments
Our Thursday morning plenary spotlights how patients with complications due to substance use impact the hospital environment, starting with the Emergency Department. Dr. Waller is an acclaimed national expert on this topic, with a commitment to practical solutions. Attendees will learn his vision for culture change and gain useful ideas for improving hospital workflows and practices. Building on his presentation, Dr. Duhigg will briefly present on successes at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in addressing addiction and its after effects.
Corey Waller, MD, MS. FECEP, DFASAM, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP) and Daniel Duhigg, DO, MBA, Medical Director for Addiction Services, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
10:15-10:30 am Sponsor Showcase Break
  10:30-11:30 am

The American College of Emergency Physicians, New Mexico (ACEP)

Board of Nursing (BON)
We’ll review the NM Board of Nursing’s new licensing system, the impaired nurse program, and describe the BON complaint and investigation process.
Sasha Poole, PhD, RN, Executive Director, NMBON
11:45am-1:30 pmLuncheon and Keynote, Burnout and Resiliency
Healthcare clinician burnout has reached epidemic levels, but this session will highlight strategies and time-tested techniques to strengthen resiliency and create supportive workplaces.
Bruce Spurlock, MD, Cynosure Health and Convergence Health Consulting, Inc.
1:30-1:45 pm Sponsor Showcase Break
1:45-3:00 pmFinance/Advocacy: Medicaid Buy-In Presentation and Discussion with Manatt
In the 2018 legislative session, New Mexico lawmakers passed a Memorial to explore a Medicaid Buy-In program that could permit people above Medicaid eligibility levels to “buy in” to Medicaid or would leverage the Medicaid program to strengthen coverage across the individual market and Medicaid. Health Action New Mexico (HANM) has contracted with Manatt Health to lead the study. In this session, attendees will hear a presentation from Manatt on their Phase 1 work and then participate in a robust discussion to inform next steps. The hospital perspective is important to planning Manatt’s Phase 2 work.
Strategies to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities: Educators and Delivery System Summit
This session will offer a roundtable for nursing practice and academic partners to brainstorm how the New Mexico nursing workforce can be prepared for tomorrow’s opportunities.
3:00-3:15 pmSponsor Showcase Break
3:15-4:45 pmFinance/Advocacy: Update on Centennial Care 2.0 and CMS Negotiations
Between Medicaid MCO lawsuits and appeals and a revised definition for Uncompensated Care, 2018 is a busy year for HSD. In this session, HSD leadership will provide an update on what CMS has, and has not, approved as it relates to hospitals. Ample time will be held for questions.
Brent Earnest, Cabinet Secretary, NM Human Services Department
Strategies to Prepare Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Opportunities: Delivery System Brainstorming
This session will be a continuation of the previous meeting, with a strategic focus and plan for delivery system leaders to successfully transition newly licensed nurses to the healthcare workforce.
6:30-8:00 pmNMHA State Auxiliary Honors Dinner (Ticketed Event)
Auxilians and Volunteer Service members from 15 New Mexico hospitals come together to celebrate community hospital service at this annual event. Tickets may be purchased separately for $55.