Transitional Care: Leveling Out The Bumps

Recorded Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Transitional care—the level of care between the acute-care hospital and the patient’s discharge destination—is under fire in some quarters. Poor communication and coordination between and among professionals, patients, and caregivers can lead to serious situations, waste resources, and frustrate everyone involved. Plus, some hospitals are treating elderly patients on an “observational” or “outpatient” basis in transitional care units (TCUs) rather than admitting them.

DATE: Recorded Thursday, April 17, 2014
TIME: Whenever it's convenient for you. A recording will be made available in your membership account.
PLACE: Your office either online or by telephone
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REGISTER TODAY for this unique webinar and learn about transitional care from our panel of leading industry experts — without ever having to leave your desk:

What are the concerns about TCU stays vs. full hospital admissions?
How does that status affect Medicare’s skilled nursing facility benefit?
What’s the readmission risk?
What are the barriers to improved transitions?
And what are the solutions?
PLUS...your chance to ask our panel of experts any questions about new Senior Living construction.



Panel of Experts:

Lindsay Punzenberger
Lindsay Punzenberger is a Vice President with Venn Strategies, a nationally recognized, full-service government affairs and public affairs firm. In her role at Venn, she serves as the Policy Director for the National Transitions of Care Coalition. Previously, Ms. Punzenberger served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Thomas E. Petri, where she was responsible for the Congressman’s Education and Labor Committee work, as well as Read More
Vice President, Venn Strategies LLC
Kenneth Bookckvar
Kenneth Boockvar, MD, MS is Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Director for Research at the James J Peters VA Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, and Director of Clinical Studies at Jewish Home Lifecare, all in New York City.  He studies health care delivery for older adults, focusing on patient transitions between sites of care, medication reconciliation, and Read More
Associate Director for Research, James J Peters VA Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
James Lett II, MD
Dr. Lett received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1974, and completed a Family Practice residency. He is certified by the American Board of Family Practice with a Certificate in Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and is a Certified Medical Director (CMD). He has practice experience in office, hospital and the long term care continuum. He has written about geriatric, long-term care and care transition Read More
Geriatrician/Long-Term Care Physician
Patrice Miller is the Vice President for Clinical Resource Management at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  She is responsible for the Case Management, Social Work Departments and transitions in care initiatives at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Methodist Hospital Division.  She is also responsible for sixty Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, who work closely with individual clinical departments to improve Read More
Vice President, Clinical Resource Management, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Inc.
Matthew Tanzer
Matt is part of an emerging set of innovative entrepreneurs and health technologists that are poised to assist in the transformation of healthcare economics from Fee-for-Service to Pay-for-Performance models.  As Chief Commercial Officer and founding management team member at RightCare Solutions Inc., an evidence-based medical technology company that helps providers optimize care transitions and improve patient outcomes, Matt dedicates Read More
Chief Commercial Officer, RightCare Solutions