7:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:15 am
Separate fees apply. (Member Price: $119 Regular Price: $139)
Maximizing the Role of the RN in Virtual Practice
Carol Yarbrough, MBA, CHC, CPC, OCS, CCA
Looking to learn how to fill out billing forms for government and private payers alike? Seeking to better understand telehealth claim denials? Want the latest on recent changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule? If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” then please join us for this workshop as our expert presenter answers your telehealth billing-related questions.
Frank Purcell, BS
Join us to explore how ambulatory care nurses can more effectively engage in politics,including best practices to communicate, organize, develop, and interpret health policy;the influence of ambulatory care nursing relative to the 2020 election, and the role ofstate government.
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Meet new colleagues, learn about AAACN, and discuss tips to get the most from your conference experience. This session is geared toward new AAACN members and first-time conference attendees; however, all are welcome!
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Welcome, President's Address & Keynote Address
Welcome and President’s Address
Kristene Grayem, MSN, CNS, PPCNP-BC, RN-BC
2019-2020 AAACN President
Celebrating a year of success for ambulatory care nursing, Kristene Grayem will share the highlights of the past year and tell you what’s instore for the future as she gets the conference excitement started.
Keynote Address: Do It Well, Make It Fun
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP
Share how combining excellence and fun helps to manage stress,communicate more effectively, and improve the work environment.(Note: This session will not appear in the Online Library.)
(Note: This session will not appear in the Online Library.)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions (111-114)
Evaluating and Elevating Ambulatory Nurses’ Professional Practice
Stacy Hutton Johnson, PhD, MS/MBA, RN, NE-BC
Participants will have a roadmap for an evidence-based needs assessment methodologyand series of interventions aimed at elevating nursing professional practice.
The Contribution of Nurse Care Coordination Practice on Services Utilization and Adherence in Rural Health Care
Nora Flucke, PhD, RN, CCCTM
The session highlights findings from a study that investigated the contribution of nursecare coordination practice to utilization outcomes and services adherence in a ruralcommunity. Implications for nurse care coordinators serving complex and chronically illpatients across rural and urban areas will be discussed.
The Fourth Aim for Telephone Triage Nurses – One Call Center’s Approach to Improve Staff’s Work Life
Maureen McMaster, RN, CPN; Ann Donnelly, BSN, RN, CPN, RRT-NPS
How to care for the telephone triage nursing staff who are caring for the patients is thefocus of this interactive, informative, and fun research-based session providing concreteinitiatives for improving telephone triage nurses’ quality of life at and away from work.
Adaptive Care Strategies for Children with Developmental Disabilities and Healthcare Anxiety
Barbara Hepp, BSN, RN, CPN; Catherine Doernbrack, MSN, RN, CPNP; Erin Prucha,BSN, RN, CPN
Discuss the development of an adaptive care program to help create a positive experiencefor patients with developmental disabilities and anxiety.
4:05 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions (121-124)
Transforming a Strong Leadership Team in Ambulatory Care in a Hospital-Based Setting
Ann Marie Matlock, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Louise Balligan, MSN, RN
One hospital has transformed the ambulatory care setting from multiple clinics withvariations in role and patient care practices to a cohesive group with common goals andutilization of best practices. During this presentation the process, results, next steps, andlessons learned from the process will be discussed.
Development and Early Outcomes of a Centralized Care Management Department for a Large Children’s Healthcare System
Tara Trimarchi, DNP, RN, CRNP; Noelle Stack, MSN, RN, CPN
Describe the role and purpose of the RN care manager and identify best practices for the care coordination and transition management of children with medical complexity.
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Relax and have fun at the Opening Reception and Silent Auction. Network with colleagues, make new friends, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres (on us!). Place your bids in our 20th Annual Silent Auction, which raises money for the AAACN Scholarship and Education Fund. All attendees are welcome. Cash bar provided.