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Strategies Reducing Re-admission Rates will be Discussed at the June 13 Provider Education Program, Blue UniversitySM

Posted May 23, 2018

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) we are engaging with providers as partners to help improve quality, maintain member satisfaction and reduce costs. As partners, it is essential that we look for ways to strengthen our relationships.

To help foster this partnership, BCBSIL has created a complimentary provider education program called Blue University, which will provide a platform to engage industry leaders in timely discussions that drive the current health care market. This is an opportunity to bring the focus to and educate on trends, best practices and emerging concerns that have the largest impacts to our members and providers. Topics being considered include cultural competence, health literacy, transition of care, behavioral health, medication adherence, relationship-centered care and more.

The first Blue University session will be held June 13, 2018, at BCBSIL, 300 E. Randolph St., Chicago. More than 150 providers have been invited. The keynote speaker will be Suzanne E. Mitchell, M.D., M.S., a board-certified palliative care and family physician, health service researcher, medical educator, and consultant in cross-cultural medical care and communication and holds a faculty research appointment at Boston University School of Medicine and adjunct teaching appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Mitchell will present on factors that contribute to hospital readmissions and how to reduce them.

There will also be a related panel discussion with Phil Branshaw, M.D., Fox Valley Medicine, Christopher Boyle, M.D., medical director, NorthShore Medical Group and Kris Alden, M.D., Hinsdale Orthopedics. Also included will be a presentation on reducing re-admission rates for Behavioral Health.

Who should attend this event?

CMOs, hospitalists, medical directors, Primary Care Physicians, Psychiatrists, specialists and Psychologists and other providers that play a key role in reducing re-admission rates.

Check-in for this complimentary program will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast and networking. The presentation will follow from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch served. Due to a limited number of seats, reservations are available on a first come, first served basis. Register today for the June 13, 2018, Blue University program.

What’s best for the member is the ultimate driver. Access to the right care at the right place and at the right time for the most effective experience and best health outcomes is very important. Through the Blue University provider education program, BCBSIL is striving to improve the quality and affordability of care for our members through a diverse and high-quality provider network. Together, we can raise the standard and better help our members navigate the health care system.