The 9th Annual RISE Summit in Nashville, TN, which occurred March 25-27, brought together over 200 of the healthcare industry’s leading organizations. The conference focused on how improvement in risk adjustment accuracy and quality performance delivers measurable results in the healthcare landscape.
Bill Frist, MD, former senator of Tennessee, kicked off the conference and spoke about the future of healthcare reform and its impact on the industry. Following the opening keynote speech, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Jeff Grant, senior advisor payment and policy and financial management group, provided insight into recent policy updates and how they are affecting managed care and the overall direction of risk adjustment.
As the sessions continued, attendees were divided into subject tracks that covered Medicare Advantage risk adjustment, star ratings and quality performance, care management and risk adjustment, and quality data analytics. Throughout the summit, the key theme discussed was the exploration of how advanced data analytics and technologies can be leveraged to increase member and provider engagement for improved risk adjustment accuracy outcomes.
Inovalon also hosted a panel of industry experts who discussed key trends, challenges and innovations in risk adjustment accuracy. The speaking faculty consisted of members from leading organizations, including Allscripts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Emblem Health, EMC Pivotal and Walgreens. Speakers presented on the evolution and challenges in the Medicare and commercial Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, as well as strategies and innovations in member and provider engagement, care access, advanced data analytics, intervention platforms and interoperability.
Annually, the RISE Summit continually provides leading healthcare organizations with a platform to discuss best practices in risk adjustment accuracy and quality improvement, to implement new strategies, and to improve the current technology and operations used in the industry today.