Learning will take place at RISE West even before the main conference begins.

Traveling to Colorado Springs to attend RISE West? Planning to attend the conference from home via your computer? Check out the virtual and in-person learning sessions that will take place prior to RISE West 2021.

Virtual preconference workshops

The virtual workshops on Monday, August 30 will be live-streamed and are available to all RISE West attendees, whether you plan to join the main conference from your office or in-person in Colorado Springs.

Workshop A will focus on HCC Coding 201 and leading and implementing HCC coding and documentation programs. Our popular in-depth managerial level workshop will take place 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. MT/11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Monday. Led by coding experts Colleen Gianatasio of Devoted Health and Donna Malone of Mount Sinai Health System, attendees will learn best practices for an end-to-end method of aligning chart documentation, HCC code capture, and audit-readiness at both the provider and health plan levels.

The six-hour workshop is a RISE Institute standard that teaches you how to set up your department workflows, align with your provider networks, and prepare for RADV audits.

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Workshop B is an advanced course for risk adjustment professionals. Deb Curry from ProMedica and Susan Waterman from Scott and White Health Plan will instruct the class, which is an update to RISE’s 101 workshop. The advanced version guides attendees in the managerial role of risk adjustment– from running the department to the day-to-day duties–with a primary focus on risk adjustment for the Medicare Advantage line of business. The course will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT/12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST on Monday.

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In-person preconference workshops

The in-person workshops will take place on Tuesday, August 31 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs from 1 to 4 p.m. MT.

Workshop C will focus on member engagement. Sara Hansen of Avera Health Plans and Ally Thomas or UPMC Health Plan will offer attendees tools and tactics to keep up with the changing member engagement guidelines for health plans, implement CAHPS improvement strategies, assess the member experience with telehealth and plan for another wave of COVID-19.

Workshop D will focus on risk-based arrangements: the next frontier of provider engagement and education. This interactive workshop will be led by adult learning expert Dr. Christie McMullen and Dr. Shannon Decker of Brown & Toland Physicians. Health plan attendees will receive guidance and new ideas to better engage provider partners and operational examples that you can implement in your provider engagement programs.

RISE West 2021 will take place August 30-September 2 both in-person in Colorado Springs and live-streamed for those unable to travel. To learn more about the preconference workshops and complete conference agenda, click here.