Learn best practices to improve outcomes for hard to reach and at-risk populations during a live-streamed virtual event on Oct. 27-28.

The 9th annual Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit will feature sessions that address regulatory and legislation updates; audits and compliance readiness; marketing and communication strategies; and operational best practices for special needs plans (SNP). Here’s a look at what you can expect over the two days:

A pre-conference workshop that goes over the basics of SNPs

The SNP 101 workshop will take place 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 and will cover must-know information for new or growing SNP plans. Melodie Farmer, model of care specialist, Care Oregon, and John Lovelace, president, UPMC, will go over best practices for building your model of care, including meeting all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements and CMS submission processes, as well as the creation of a fully functional interdisciplinary care team to complete member outreach.

Regulation and legislation updates/audit compliance readiness

Sessions will focus on:

  • The impact of CMS legislation changes, including audit protocols 2021, on SNPs
  • Medicare & Medicaid integration and unified appeals and grievances requirements for dual eligible enrollees
  • The integration requirements for D-SNPs in CY21 and beyond
  • Developing relationships and contracting best practices with state officials
  • Statewide, Part C and D data validation, and CMS recently audited plans in 2019/2020

Operational and best practices for SNPs

Session topics include:

  • How to use community mobile teams to reach high-utilizing members
  • Accurate documentation in risk adjustment leads to accurate payment
  • Addressing social determinants of health
  • Fostering partnerships between SNPs/Medicare-Medicaid plans, community-based providers

Marketing and communication strategies

Speakers will address:

  • Unique strategies to connect with hard-to-reach members
  • Overcome communication barriers from an equity perspective

Virtual seminar perks

The virtual format allows you to attend sessions from the comfort of your home office. Best of all, the presentations will remain available online for 90 days after the conclusion of the conference. That means you can re-watch sessions or catch ones you might have missed during the live-streamed event.

Technical support will be available before and during the conference to help you access the sessions. Click here to check for system compatibility with the platform. The conference software is compatible with desktop computers, iPads, tablet computers and iPhone cellular devices with wireless internet connection.

RISE’s virtual Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit will take place Oct. 27-28. Click here to see the full agenda, scheduled speakers, and to register.