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Mary J Labyak Innovation Intensive

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Mary J Labyak Institute for Innovation presents

The 2013 Innovation Intensive
An exclusive educational event within the MLC

Healthcare is changing every day. New alliances are being formed between health systems, providers, payors and community organizations. NHPCO is offering you a unique opportunity to learn how to participate in alliances, partnerships and contractual agreements designed to meet the needs of the chronically and seriously ill.

The 2013 Innovation Intensive, which is an exclusive event held during the MLC, will focus on how hospices can develop strategic business alliances and partnerships to provide hospice palliative services to people much earlier in their disease process/life.

The Intensive will:

  • Explore the opportunities that exist as a result of the Affordable Care Act and other changes in the healthcare system
  • Showcase examples of health system, payor and provider partnerships
  • Facilitate networking among the leaders of hospice palliative continuum programs
  • Provide you exclusive access to an intimate discussion with Don Berwick immediately after his plenary address at the MLC
  • Share best practices related to partnering with healthcare systems, providers and payors
  • Help you develop and provide services that hospitals, health systems and/or payors need to achieve their strategic goals

Who Should Attend:

Experienced leaders responsible for the development and implementation of hospice palliative continuum services, including:

  • Board members
  • CEOs
  • Chief financial officers
  • Chief Operations Officers
  • Clinical Program Directors
  • Medical Directors/Physicians
  • Business Development Directors
  • Palliative Care Directors


The Intensive is only open to NHPCO members who are registered for the Main Conference. The fee for the Intensive is $295 (in addition to MLC Main Conference Registration). 

Program Agenda

Thursday, April 25

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Plenary Session - Rapidly Improving Care in the Last Years of Life to Achieve the Triple Aim with Don Berwick 

10:15 am – 11:45 am

*Perspectives on Creating the Hospice Palliative Continuum with Don Berwick 

Noon - 1:30 pm

*Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

*Partnering with Accountable Care Organizations with Dr. Greg Berger, Michigan Pioneer ACO and Dorothy Deremo

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

* Creating an Elder Care Continuum with Christie Hinrichs, Tabitha Health

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

*Health Plan Perspectives on the Hospice Palliative Continuum with Brad Stuart, Sutter Care at Home

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Friday, April 26

8:30 am – 10:00 am

General Plenary - Decisive with Dan Heath, MBA

10:30 am – Noon

*Changing the Culture of the Care Continuum with Dr. William Thomas, Eden Alternative

Noon – 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

*Care Transitions with Dr. Adrienne Mims, Alliant GMCF

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

*Contracting with Hospices to Serve the Seriously Ill with Dr. Susan Beane, HealthFirst

Saturday, April 27

8:30 am – 9:45 am

Closing Plenary Session Advancing “The Conversation” with Ellen Goodman

10:00 am – 11:30 am

*Contracting with Hospices to Care for Seriously (not Terminally) Ill Patients with Richard Fredrickson, Centene

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

*Where Do We Go from Here? What’s Next?

* Indicates events exclusively available to Intensive registrants