Medicare Disease Management: Identifying and Engaging the Elderly Population To Improve Chronic Health Status, a March 29, 2006 audio conference on CD-ROM, provides inside details on how Medicare disease management programs are structured, from design to patient recruitment to results.
During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, your expert panel of speakers, Blake Andersen, president, Chronic Care
Group, Health Sciences Institute, Pamela Fromelt, vice president of government programs, LifeMasters Inc. and Dr. Randall Krakauer, national medical director, retiree markets, Aetna, provide inside details on how disease management programs can serve the needs of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions to improve their health status, while reducing spending on these conditions.
You will get details on:
- Identifying, assessing and stratifying at-risk Medicare beneficiaries;
- Serving dual eligibles;
- Engaging the elderly population and family members in the care management process;
- Lessons learned from serving the Medicare population;
- Measuring outcomes and results in Medicare disease management programs; and
- What care management models are effective in treating the Medicare population.
You can "attend" this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings no travel time or hassle; no hotel
expenses. Its so convenient! Invite your staff members to listen in.
Here's what participants said about the live program:
"This program gave a good discussion of current issues/trends," according to Lynn Kimrey, RN, BSN at St. John's Health Plans.
"This conference gave excellent and useful information," according to Heather Severson-Tanez, geriatic care coordinator at Primewest Health System.
"This conference was very useful. It was interesting to see how peers are working on DM programs," according to Leixa Molina with Humana.
|Listen to some conference highlights from our expert presenters:|
Blake Andersen, president, Chronic Care Group, Health Sciences Institute, outlines the critical success fators in delivering improved senior care:
Pamela Fromelt, vice president of government programs, LifeMasters Inc., illustrates how important the face-to-face approach is in serving Medicare patients:
Dr. Randall Krakauer, national medical director, retiree markets, Aetna, describes how preventing avoidable admissions in the Medicare population can have an impact on costs, mortality and morbidity:
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS AUDIO CONFERENCE?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors.
ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:
Blake T. Andersen, Ph.D.
Blake T. Andersen, Ph.D. is currently president of HealthSciences Institute in Minneapolis, a national healthcare and disease management organization. He brings 20 years experience in chronic disease management, gerontology, and health care strategy, operations, and quality improvement.
Dr. Andersen recently led an integrated aging service and chronic disease management initiative for the State of Minnesota in partnership with Minnesota providers and health plans. He previously served as regional leader with Andersen Business Consulting, where he managed national and global engagements from $100,000 to over $1 million. Clients included United Health Group, Intermountain Health, Health Care Services Corporation, Underwriters Laboratories, and Hewitt Associates.
Dr. Andersen is currently a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA) where he serves on the Quality and Research and Patient Satisfaction committees. He recently co-authored a chapter on disease management interventions in the new DMAA book on Disease Management.
Dr. Andersen completed his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia and post-doctoral training in behavioral medicine and geriatrics at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine where he subsequently served on the faculties of the College of Medicine and the Department of Gerontology. He earlier served as a clinician and partner with a leading Seattle multi-specialty medical center.
Pamela Fromelt is vice president, government programs at LifeMasters.
Fromelt's responsibilities include establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with LifeMasters government clients.
Fromelt is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of healthcare experience, encompassing health plan operations, disease management, quality improvement, utilization and case management. Throughout her career, she has had extensive experience in leading business and call center operations.
Prior to joining LifeMasters, Fromelt was a senior manager in the healthcare practice of Deloitte Consulting where she consulted with public sector, non-profit and publicly traded health care clients in improving all phases of business operations. Fromelt also has experience working with large government agencies serving Medicaid populations and in helping health plans improve their Medicare programs.
Earlier in her career, Fromelt held the position of vice president of managed care at HealthSource Indiana, Inc. where she contributed to the achievement of successful results in improving provider network operations, reducing medical losses and in developing action plans to address specific utilization patterns in commercial and government products.
Fromelt is a member of the Executive Board of the Mental Health Association of greater Chicago and has served on the URAC Disease Management Advisory Council. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Tulsa, Okla.
Randall S. Krakauer, MD, FACP, FACR, MBA
Dr. Randall S. Krakauer is the national medical director at Aetna, Inc. He is responsible for medical management nationally for Medicare members, including program development and administration. Dr. Krakauer supervises Health Care Management by Regional Medical Management teams and is responsible for development and nationwide implementation of the complex geriatric case management program, development of care management and care coordination programs in CHF, DM, ESRD, COPD and End of Life for Medicare, and evaluation and implementation of new medical managed opportunities.
Dr. Krakauer is primarily responsible for obtaining the Medicare Chronic Care Improvement Program Contract for Chicago. Under his leadership Aetna became a recognized leader in Geriatric Care Managed and has achieved good cost and quality results in its Medicare population.
Dr. Krakauer has more than 28 years of experience in medicine, has held senior medical management positions in several major organizations. Dr. Krakauer is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology with training at the University of Minnesota, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute of Health. He is a Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University.
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