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Jan Smith Reed Presents at the Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit

By October 27, 2020January 18th, 2021ACCESSIBILITY NEWS
RISE Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit

Jan Smith Reed, Director of US Healthcare for T-Base Communications and Melodie Farmer, Population Health Quality Manager for Care Oregon will be presenting together at this year’s Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit, which will be virtual and began today, Tuesday, October 27th, and goes through the 28th.

Improving Outcomes For At-Risk Populations

The Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit is an opportunity for healthcare leaders to come together and collaborate on ways to improve outcomes for at-risk populations. The goal of the Summit is to share information that will assist Special Needs Plans (SNPs) with maximizing plan resources for improving patient outcomes. Some of the takeaways include:

  • Understanding CMS audit protocols and 2021 regulation updates
  • Strategies to connect with hard to reach members in an effort to improve patient outcomes
  • Strategies to enhance member care and communication
  • Best practices to avoid pitfalls and common mistakes in one’s Model of Care while meeting CMS requirements
  • Ways to increase revenue by reaching the 70% of eligible members who aren’t enrolled SNPs plan
  • Improve best practices in working with key stakeholders to create state contracts

The Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit is focused on 4 Key Themes to help SNPs stay up to date and compliant with CMS regulatory changes. Those 4 Key Themes are:

  1. Regulation and Legislation Updates
  2. Audit and Compliance Readiness
  3. Marketing and Communication Strategies
  4. Operational Best Practices for SNPs Plans

What are Special Needs Plans (SNPs)?

Medicare Special Needs Plans “(SNPs) are a type of Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO). Medicare SNPs limit membership to people with specific diseases or characteristics. Medicare SNPs tailor their benefits, provider choices, and drug formularies to best meet the specific needs of the groups they serve.”

All leaders of health plans that offer a D-SNP, C-SNP, I-SNP, or multiple SNPs would benefit from attendance and networking with other SNPs professionals at this year’s event. These leaders can expect to leave with improvement strategies and best practices to apply to their SNPs program.

Jan Smith Reed and Melodie Farmer Present at the Summit

Jan and Melodie will be co-presenting on Wednesday, October 28th at 2:30 pm EDT. Their session is titled: Think Outside the Box: Unique Strategies to Connect with Hard to Reach Members. Their session will cover the following:

  • New and proven methods to improve communication with hard to reach members for health risk assessments and other medical care
  • Collaboration and strategic partnerships with local community projects to maximize reach and locate members in order to improve outcomes
  • Empower and incentivize previously homeless or currently homeless to help locate new members to receive care
  • Discuss as a group what strategies other SNPs plans have found to be successful

Please join Jan and Melodie and other SNPs professionals at the only non-association event that is focused on improving outcomes for hard to reach and at-risk populations. You can register to attend this virtual event here.

Jan Smith Reed

Jan Smith Reed

Director US Healthcare at T-Base Communications Inc.