Urgent Matters Annual Meeting 2016

Disruptive Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care: Aligning Payment and Delivery Reform 

As the provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and MACRA of 2015 are implemented, transformation has become a common theme in healthsystems and communities. New, disruptive innovations being developed and tested in acute and emergency care across the United States. Speakers at the 2016 Urgent Matters Meeting (Oct. 15, 2016) at ACEP16 highlighted several of these innovations: payment and quality measurement in emergency care, ED to home transitions in care, freestanding EDs, the opioid epidemic, ED critical care units, and telemedicine. 

Keynote Address: Payment Reform: Evolving Models and Strategy in Emergency Medicine

  • Randy Pilgrim, MD, FACEP, Enterprise Chief Medical Officer for Schumacher Clinical Partner's medical and clinical operations across all service lines. 

Panel 1: Emergency Department to Home Health Panel 

Highlights from the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL): Disseminating High-Value Emergency Care Practice

  • Arjun K. Venkatesh, MD, MBA, MHS

2016 Emergency Care Innovation: Alternatives to Opiates (ALTO) Program

  • Alexis LaPiertra, DO St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center (New Jersey)

2016 Emergency Care Innovation Honorable Mention: Critical Care: Provider in Triage (CC-PIT)

  • Michael Rogers, Aurora Mount Sinai
  • Paul Coogan, MD, President of Aurora Emergency Services

2016 Emergency Care Innovation Honorable Mention: Emergency Critical Care Center

  • Benjamin Bassin, MD
  • Renee Harvey, MS, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC, CEN

Panel 2: Freestanding ED and Telemedicine