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|Welcome to the 2020 AAHCM Virtual Annual Meeting|
A World of Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Home Care Medicine
AAHCM has made the decision to move to a completely live virtual event to ensure the safety of our members, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. The annual meeting will be held as scheduled on October 23-24 (with preconference sessions on October 22). Join hundreds of your colleagues from across the country to tackle the biggest issues and opportunities in home care medicine, all in a highly interactive, 3-D virtual environment. Learn, grow, and network in live educational sessions and keynote addresses, an interactive exhibit hall, and a relaxed lounge for connecting with peers, vendors, and industry leaders.
If you prefer to register by mail, phone or fax, download our Individual Registration Form.
If you are registering five or more individuals, download our Group Registration Form.
Have the rich Annual Meeting experience you expect but from the comfort and safety of your home office. No travel is required to learn the latest in home care medicine trends and best practices, network with your colleagues, and explore new solutions and ideas in home care medicine.
All types and levels of providers and administrators in home care medicine attend, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, related professionals, and more. Our sponsors and exhibitors all provide services and support to the home care medicine industry.
2020 Learning Objectives
Learn about all the Continuing Education credits available at the 2020 AAHCM Annual Meeting. Continue to check back often as more types of credit become available.
Gary Bacher, JD, MPA
Chief Strategy, Policy & Legal Affairs Officer, Capital Caring Health
Gary Bacher serves as the Chief of Strategy, Policy, & Legal Affairs at Capital Caring Health, one of the leading nonprofit providers of elder health, hospice, and advanced illness care for persons of all ages in the mid-Atlantic region. In his role, Gary directs organizational efforts to determine how best to improve all aspects of advanced illness and hospice care to all individuals, families and communities served by Capital Caring Health. Gary most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for directing the development of new models and initiatives to improve and refine value-based care.
For more than a decade, Gary has led efforts in health care improvement, operating at the intersection of public policy, law, regulatory affairs and business development. His expertise has been essential for the continuous improvement of systems of care including Medicare and Medicaid and other aspects of health care and health care reform. Gary is widely recognized as a national expert on matters pertaining to health plans, providers, employers, health care exchanges, and government organizations. He has also served as a policy and legal advisor on issues including fraud and abuse, antitrust, HIPAA, government payment systems, and FDA rules and regulations.
Prior to entering government service, Gary co-founded Healthsperien, a DC-based health consultancy, led health policy development as Senior Vice President for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and served in legal, business development, and public policy roles at UnitedHealth Group. Gary also served on active military duty from 1996-2000, as Assistant to the Army General Counsel and during that period assisted at the White House Counsel’s Office.
Gary holds a JD from Stanford Law School, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA from Georgetown University.
Executive Director at the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
Jon oversees day-to-day operations and sets strategy for C-TAC. Early in his career he met Reverend Diane Smalley, a powerful advocate living with advanced illness, who told him to keep it simple: focus on opening doors. In acting on Diane's legacy Jon has the benefit of drawing on hundreds of innovators’ experience and talent in the Coalition. His role is channeling these resources into practical approaches to improve care for those living with advanced illness.
Rev. Dr. Tyrone Pitts
Co-Chair, Interfaith and Diversity Workgroup, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
The Rev. Dr. Tyrone S. Pitts presently serves as The Ecumenical officer and the General Secretary Emeritus of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. He is also the President and CEO of Bridges International LLC, a consultant service with the mission of Building Reconciliation in international Development and Global Education Strategies among Churches and Civil Society.
Louise Aronson, MD, MFA
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and Elderhood Author
Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life . A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. Her writing credits include The New York Times, Atlantic , Washington Post, Discover, Vox, JAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine,and she has been featured on TODAY, CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation and the New Yorker.
Students, residents, and fellows have the opportunity to receive a Robert M. Kaiser Scholarship award covering the cost for attendance at the 2020 AAHCM Virtual Annual Meeting! Click here for more information.
Preconference | Thursday, October 22, 2020
Preconference sessions are presented by Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) and Smith & Nephew
Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)
Session I – Daily Dilemmas in Home-Based Primary Care: Clinical Challenges | 8:25 am - 12:30 pm
Session II – Daily Dilemmas in Home-Based Primary Care: Practice Productivity and Reimbursement | 1:25 pm – 5:30 pm
Smith & Nephew Preconference Session
Session – The T.I.M.E. Principles of Wound Bed Preparation: A guide for managing the barriers to healing | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Additional Learning Opportunity
The Hospital at Home Users Group will convene virtually on October 22 from 11 am – 5 pm, with a special open session for non-members/interested sites from 3 – 5 pm. You must be an active member of the HaH Users Group to participate in the earlier sessions.
There is no fee to participate in the afternoon session.