2017 CMDA Annual Meeting Presentations

“Preparing for Changes in Long Term Care”

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Driscoll Center, University of Denver, Denver, CO


8:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview: Leslie Eber MD, CMDA President 

8:10 a.m. State of the State — CDPHE: Randy Kuykendall, Director, Health Facilities and Emergency Medicial Services Division

8:25 a.m. CHCA Update: Doug Farmer, President and CEO

8:40 a.m. Telligen Update: Christine LaRocca, MD

8:50 a.m. Ombudsman Update: Anne Meier, State Ombudsman

9:00 a.m. Opiate Dosing and Safe Reductions: Sunny Linnebur, Pharm D, FASCP, BCPS, BCGP

9:45 a.m. Break/Vendors

10:00 a.m. Overview of CMS’ New Rules of Participation: Janet Snipes, NHA, Executive Director,

Holly Heights Nursing Center

10:45 a.m. Practical Lessons for Reducing Psychotropic Drugs: Lea Watson, MD

11:15 a.m. Antibiotic Stewardship in LTC and Adopting CMS’ New Rule Changes:

Greg Gahm, MD, Christine LaRocca, MD, and Linda Savage, Quality Improvement Specialist

11:50 a.m. CMDA/CU Research Grant Update: Rebecca Boxer, MD

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Break and Lunch Pick–Up / Vendors

12: 15 – 1:00 p.m. Cross Train Your Brain: Kevin O’Neil, MD, FACP, CMD

1:00 p.m. MIPS and MACRA: Christine LaRocca, MD and Courtnay Ryan, Quality Improvement Facilitator, Telligen

1:30 p.m. CHF: Rebecca Boxer, MD

2:00 p.m. Transitions of Care and “Co–Opetition” in the Era of Accountability: Kevin O’Neil, MD, FACP, CMD

2:40 – 3:05 Break and Vendors

3:10 p.m. New Drugs 2016: Sunny Linnebur, Pharm D, FASCP, BCPS, BCGP

3:40 p.m. The 10 Most Practical Takeaways from Today’s Conference:

                         Leslie Eber, MD and Greg Gahm, MD

4:00 p.m. Awards / Vendors Recognition