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2019 Readmissions Conference

Why the Focus on Readmissions?

4 Key Strategies to Build Framework

12 New Opportunities to Reduce Readmissions, Optimize Technology and Increase Valuable Partnerships

Discover how to position your organization to effectively respond to healthcare’s predictable future, and to respond quickly to new trends creating opportunities.

1. Readmissions & Actionable Data Driven Results

  • Explore how actionable data by conditions can reduce your readmissions.
  • Learn the importance of 7-day vs. 30-day readmission analysis.
  • Explore the importance of unique clinical, age and economic data to segment patient populations to reduce readmissions.
  • Learn how data mining and analytics create more efficient 30-day episodes of care.

2. Outcomes Management

  • Learn how your organization can achieve an interdisciplinary approach to improving patient outcomes to decrease costs, decrease, length of stay, improve clinical outcomes, and improve system processes.
  • Explore tools to optimize patient engagement.

3. Case Management Models

  • Hear a case study: Managing high-risk patients and getting paid by the health plan.
  • Learn from a case study how to reduce readmissions using community-based health coaches.

4. Technology Innovation & Value-Based Partnerships Models

  • Hear case studies about how your peers developed innovative readmission programs using telehealth for bundled payment models, ACOs, wound care, hospice, Medicaid, physicians, advanced paramedic programs, and payors.
  • Expand telehealth programs by risk and condition (eg: CHF, COPD).
  • Explore how 24/7 call centers are valuable to reducing readmissions and creating new partnerships.



2019 Readmissions Conference June 27-28, 2019

Remington's 2019 Framework and Guided Strategies to Reduce Readmissions


Registration Ends June 5, 2019




Who should attend?

Home Health Agencies


Palliative Care

In-home Care

Community-based Organizations


This program requires a minimum of two people from your organization.

Participation: Attendees must be full-time employees of provider-based organizations to attend. Otherwise, they may participate at a sponsorship level.


Participants and their team can attend two webinars after the conference 

Webinar #1: July 25, 2019 I 3:00-4:00pm Eastern

Webinar #2: September 25, 2019 I 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern

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Meet Our Speakers

Paul Chiang, MD, CMO, Home Centered Care InstitutePaul Chiang, MD, CMO, Home Centered Care Institute

Paul Chiang, MD is Chief Medical Officer of the Home Centered Care Institute. The Institute’s mission is to expand home-based primary care practices and the workforce nationally through training, research and advocacy. Dr. Chiang is also the Medical Director of Northwestern Medicine’s HomeCare Physicians which has provided over 110,000 house calls to more than 8,000 medically complex patients over the past twenty years. Dr. Chiang has personally made over 32,000 house calls. Dr. Chiang previously served as the Medical Director for Northwestern Medicine’s Home Health and Hospice where he started a home-based palliative medicine program. His work has been featured on ABC News Chicago, WTTW public television Chicago, and in several Chicago newspapers.


Connie Christopher, RN, BSN, Director, Care Transitions, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc.Connie Christopher, RN, BSN, Director, Care Transitions, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc.

Connie has been the Director since July 2018. Prior to July 2018, she had held the position of Associate Director since 2007. Ms. Christopher has over 20 years of home care experience. She serves as the overall leader and manager of FirstHealth Care Transitions which includes: two freestanding not-for-profit home health agencies; a complex care management program for patients not eligible for home health but who require ongoing support and management of their chronic disease; and the FirstHealth Center for Telehealth providing remote monitoring services across care settings. She is the co-developer of the FirstHealth clinical pathways of care for heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, cardiothoracic surgery and hip and knee replacements. Additionally, Ms. Christopher assisted in the development and implementation of a comprehensive competency program for all staff that includes initial and annual competencies and targeted milestones.


AlexSandra Davis, RN, BSN, MPA, Director, Home Health Services and Director, Community Care Network Wooster Community HospitalAlexSandra Davis, RN, BSN, MPA, Director, Home Health Services and Director, Community Care Network Wooster Community Hospital

AlexSandra is a registered nurse with 46 years of experience. She holds a BSN, and MPA in healthcare from Cleveland State University college of business and a certificate in practice management. She has had many roles in healthcare from being a cardiovascular nurse to program development. Her latest accomplishment was the implementation of the Community Care Network, a collaborative program with The College of Wooster. This program trained students to become health coaches. In addition to being the director of the Community Care Network, she is also the director of Home Health Services at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster Ohio.


Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington ReportLisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group, Publisher, The Remington Report

As President of the Remington Health Strategy Group, and Publisher of The Remington Report magazine since 1990, Lisa has worked with over 6,000 home health, hospice, palliative care, private pay and community-based organizations in both a consultancy role and educator. Her expertise drives organizational “value” planning to increase revenues, identify new and existing growth opportunities, and leverage strategic partnerships across the continuum. Nationwide leaders and their teams attend Remington Think Tank summits, executive leadership programs, and peer-networking groups to improve performance, hardwire their organization’s future, and lead with vision. Lisa monitors the complex key trends and forces of change to develop a correct strategic approach to de-risk decision-making and create sustainable futures.


karen thomasKaren Thomas, President, Cardeum

Karen is President of Cardeum, a Health Care Company specializing in innovative solutions and technology. Previously, Karen served as President of Advanced TeleHealth Solutions, a telemonitoring company, and Oxford HealthCare, a home care agency. In 2004, Karen developed and secured funding for the first Medicaid covered telemonitoring program within the Disease Management Department for the State of Missouri. Seeing the need that various industries had for cost-saving solutions that could provide improved health outcomes for patients, she began Advanced TeleHealth Solutions in 2011. She is a speaker for Missouri State University’s Health Care Administration Masters program regarding “The Capabilities of Home Health and Its Future,” a contributing author to Home Telehealth: Connecting Care Within the Community, published by Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd.

Framework and Guided Strategies to Reduce Readmissions 2019 Registration

Event Dates: JUNE 27 - 28, 2019

Registration Ends: JUNE 5, 2019



Registration Cost 

$875.00 per each person









Hilton Rosemont - Chicago/O'Hare

Hilton Rosemont - Chicago/O'Hare

5550 River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018

The Hilton Rosemont is situated moments from the airport and a 10 minute walk to the CTA Blue Line station, providing links to downtown Chicago. Take in a show at the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Within walking distance, The Park at Rosemont offers dining, entertainment and a seasonal courtyard.


Past Events

2019 Think Tank

Remington's Think Tank 2019

Building A Strong Post-Acute Future for Growth & Opportunity

March 5-7, 2019
Don Cesar Hotel, St. Pete's Beach, FL

Assess your organization’s readiness for change. Advance your knowledge through peer case studies. Increase your value. Gear-up your organization to innovate and take action.

Connect your organization to others. Hear real-life examples of issues and solutions.


Home & Community-Based Healthcare

Remington Report's August 2018 Home and Community-Based SummitPost-Acute 2.0 Next Generation
The Role of PAC Providers: Vision to Execution 

August 8-10, 2018
Loew's Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Invest, grow, and partner in the next value-based model: Home and Community-Based Healthcare. Learn the latest innovations, bold new partnerships, and models creating person-centered care. Leadership from ACOs, Health Systems, Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Community-Based Organizations, and the Non-medical sectors join together to build a system of health.


2018 Physician Certificate Program

2018 Physician Certification sqaure

Orientation of Principals, Clinical Practice and Integration of Cross-Continuum CCM, MACRA and ACO Value-Based Care

Advancing the professional development of post-acute providers.

April 23-25, 2018 - Phoenix Home Care and Hospice - Springfield, MO

A 2 1/2 day intensive curriculum designed for advancing the professional development of post-acute providers in MACRA, CCM and ACO alignment for the integration of chronic care management.


Remington Report's Think Tank 2018:
Strategic Vision for Cross-Continuum Value-Based Care

Remington Report | Think Tank 2018 at St. Pete's Beach, FL

Building a Post-Acute Strategy to Disrupt the Status Quo

March 13-15, 2018
Don Cesar Hotel, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Join us as we bring together industry leaders from across the continuum to share ideas that will reshape the industry and drive the future of healthcare. We will explore solutions to build a post-acute strategy to disrupt the status quo.



Series 2: Remington’s Strategy Improvement Program - Blueprint to Partner a Chronic Care Model With Physicians

Remington's Clinical Competency Program Series 1

October 26-27, 2017
Hilton O'Hare Airport, Chicago
Two webcasts follow

Join us to learn how your organization can expand its growth in chronic care management by building relationships with physicians. Learn the top nine collaborative strategies for care management of CCM patients to ensure readiness for your organization.




13th Annual Leadership and Clinical Summit

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Vision 20/20 Transformation And Growth Opportunities In Chronic Care Management

August 2-4, 2017
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Chicago

Create your own future! The Vision 20/20 Transformation And Growth Opportunities In Chronic Care Management summit will provide you with resources to grow, improve and empower change. Experts and peers focus on the paradigm shifts leading to new value, new growth and new opportunities. Learn how your organization can stay ahead of the curve.


Series 1: Framework to Support Clinical Competency and Operational Efficiency for Chronic Care Management and Population Health Models

Remington's Clinical Competency Program Series 1

June 29-30, 2017
Hilton Rosemont, Chicago
Two webcasts follow

Draw on insights, analytical tools and proven framework to manage the high-risk and chronically ill patient population. Framework goals explore the role of the executive leadership team and the new role of the competent clinician. This program has been offered successfully for over four years and is based upon a five-year proven care management model for complex care management.


Attendee Comments

  • Overall this onsite meeting was very stimulating and a great think tank exercise.
    Associate Director Medical Management, Payor/Home Care Agency
  • As always, I am in awe of the creative, innovative work being done in the post-acute space. Without a guide book, the presenters are developing programs aimed at increasing quality and navigating an environment of decreasing reimbursement, successfully, I always learn new and valuable information, and actionable ideas at Remington conferences!
    Renee Coughlin
    Cleveland Clinic
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