The annual event, formerly known as RISE Nashville, will now stream live on June 29-30 with pre-conference workshops on Friday, June 26.

Designed to be highly interactive and hosted on a state-of-the art digital platform, RISE National 2020 will deliver the same high-quality content and engagement opportunities that attendees have come to expect from RISE live events.

Here’s a look at what you can expect at this year’s mega-conference for professionals of all levels in the Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act market.

All-star keynote speakers

John Quiñones 

Emmy-award winner John Quiñones will deliver a keynote presentation at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29, the first full day of the conference, that focuses on the importance of believing in one's self, never giving up, and always doing the right thing.

As the host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma newsmagazine, Quiñones has become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans.

Jeff Henderson

The following day Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson will share his inspirational life story and lessons for success. Henderson is the star of the nationally syndicated series, Flip My Food with Chef Jeff, where he prepares healthier versions of favorite family and restaurant recipes. But before he discovered his passion for culinary arts, Henderson was a drug dealer and spent nearly a decade incarcerated in federal prison. He’ll tell his emotional story of how he overcame all odds at 9:05 a.m., Tuesday, June 30.

Allison Massari

Executive coach and celebrated artist, Allison Massari will follow with a presentation about the importance of compassionate care and how to transform lives through the art of person-centered care.

Massari will provide a first-hand account of her own health care experience after she survived a devastating car accident that left her severely burned.

Presentations from CMS and OIG

Monday will also feature policy updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

At 10:30 a.m., OIG presenters will discuss the findings and recommendations of work conducted by OIG’s Office of valuation and Inspections on the financial impact of chart reviews on risk scores in Medicare Advantage. Speakers will include Megan H. Tinker, senior advisor for legal affairs; Jacqualine Reid, social science research analyst; and San Le, social science research analyst for evaluation and inspections.

The CMS presentation will follow at 11:20 a.m. with Erin Sutton, deputy director for the Payment Policy and Financial Management Group, and Kelly Drury, director, division of risk adjustment operations.


Pre-conference workshops

Five full and half-day pre-conference workshops will take place on Friday, June 26:

A full-day workshop for the Risk Adjustment Practitioner will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature the essentials of and differences between Medicare Advantage, commercial, and Medicaid risk adjustment; understanding how risk scores are calculated, making sense of varying payment models, and tools for achieving data accuracy.

The Advanced HCC Auditor is also a full-day workshop from 8 am. to 4 p.m. The class is designed for coders, finance, and analytics professionals and will go over regulatory compliance and how to optimize the accuracy of the information gathered and submitted at the practice level.

Brain Scientist Dr. John Medina, last year’s popular keynote speaker at RISE Nashville, will lead a half-day workshop on the brain science behind delivering powerful and engaging presentations. He’ll discuss brain processing and offer practical advice on how to make presentations clear and compelling.

Other half-day workshops include:

  • What Health Plans Should Be Seeing at the Crossroads of Better Data and Advanced Analytics: This workshop will focus on the future of EMR connectivity, provider engagement, and social determinants of health.
  • Taking your Medicare Advantage Program to the Next Level Arriving at the Intersection of Stars and Risk Adjustment: This workshop will guide you through the lessons learned and best practices for combining and streamlining processes related to Stars and Risk Adjustment. You will walk away with a game plan and actionable steps to apply in your organization.

Virtual networking with peers and exhibitors

Our virtual platform will allow you to chat in an open forum with other attendees and send private messages within the interface to build your network. Opt-in to share your contact information with other attendees.

Our virtual exhibit hall will allow you to participate in one-on-one messaging with solutions providers, ask questions about technologies, and opt-in to share your contact information with sponsors.

Video replay

The technology also allows attendees to gain access to presentations for up to 90 days after the conference. That means you can re-watch sessions or catch-up on sessions you may have missed (no longer a need to choose between concurrent sessions).

How it works

Virtual conference participants will receive a link to the conference with additional details within two weeks of the event. Simply log-in prior to the opening remarks on day one, sit back and enjoy top-notch content and virtual networking from the comfort of your office. Our technical support team will be available to you before and during the conference to ensure you are set up and ready to go! Click here to learn more.