ICAHN Annual Conference

Start Date & Time

11/15/2017 7:30 AM

End Date & Time

11/15/2017 3:30 PM


Two-Day Conference


1900 South First Street, Champaign, IL


I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL


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Stephanie Cartwright, ICAHN Communications and Media Specialist, at 815-875-2999

ICAHN Annual Conference

ICAHN hosts its 17th Annual Conference for hospital leaders, department managers, executives, and hospital board members on Tuesday-Wednesday, November 14-15 at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL. The theme for the event is "Creating Connections: Building for the Future!" Registration for both vendor and hospital attendees is now open, plus early bird registration of $100 per individual for hospital board members only through October 16th. ACHE Credit will be awarded. Criteria for successful completion include attendance at the entire session and submission of a completed evaluation form. The evaluation form will be emailed to you after the event. Click here for full details and registration: http://annualconference.events.icahn.org/

The November 15th agenda includes:

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast Buffet/Exhibits Open - Breakfast sponsored by MedPro Group
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Opening session: "Generational Leadership," presented by Mark Noon, The Studer Group - Speaker sponsored by OS inc.
9:40 - 10:30 a.m. Break-Out Session One - (choose one of three sessions offered to hospital attendees)

  • "Social Media and Risk Management: What You Need to Know" - presented by Heather Annonlino
  • "Opportunities in Your Medicare Cost Report" - presented by Kevin Wellen
  • "Advanced Practice Providers: Identifying Trends and Risks With Advanced Practitioners" - presented by Aileen Brooks

9:40 - 12:00 p.m.  BOARD GOVERNANCE TRACK, presented by Heyl Royster and Eide Bailly - New this year for hospital board members!

  • 9:40 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Roger Clayton, Attorney, Healthcare Practice Group, Heyl Royster will discuss understanding fiduciary duty, potential liability and the Yates Memo, Macro View and not micromanaging, understanding basic government healthcare payment systems, introduction to the regulation of healthcare by federal and state agencies, role of HHS, CMS, OIG, OCR, AHRQ, Rural Health and the DOJ, special considerations for government hospitals, the requirement that compliance plans be effective, the role of the board in investigations, and the role of outside counsel with the board.
  • 11 a.m. to noon  Ralph Llewellyn, CPA, CHFP, Partner, Director of Critical Access Hospitals, Eide Bailly will be the featured speaker for the latter portion of this training. In this session, participants will look at proposed alternative reimbursement models for rural facilities and how they might impact your facility and community. If these models come into play, what strategy/solution is best for your community? Mr. Llewellyn will discuss the benefits of these proposed models, along with the unforeseen challenges they might create.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break/Exhibit Visits
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Break-Out Session Two - (choose one of two sessions offered to hospital attendees)

  • "Building Rural Community Coalitions to Improve Population Health" - presented by Heather Westrick, MBA, Founding Administrative Director of Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine's Office of Population Science and Policy
  • "Riding Off Into the Sunset? A Trail Guide to Succession Planning" - presented by Tina Nazier, Healthcare Practice Leader, Wipfli, LLP

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch/Exhibits Open
1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Session: "Critical Access Hospital Policy and Regulatory Updates from Inside the Beltway" -  presented by Maggie Elehwany of the National Rural Health Association
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Closing Session: "Building for the Future: Connecting With Patients, Peers, and the People You Care for," presented by Geoffrey Tumlin, President of On-Demand Leadership
3:15 p.m. Drawing for Prizes/Adjournment