Workshop –  Tuesday, September 19 - 12:45pm – 2:45pm

An Update on the Latest CMS Discharge Planning Standards

Discharging patients from the hospital is a complex process that is fraught with challenges. Almost 20 percent of Medicare patients who are discharged from a hospital are readmitted within 30 days. Unplanned readmissions cost $17.4 billion in 2016 and accounted for 17 percent of total hospital payments from Medicare. Both Congress and CMS have made it a major priority to cut down on readmissions.
In this workshop you will learn key quality measures and information that must be included in the admission assessment, as well as CMS’s latest discharge planning standards.



Ellis Knight, MD, MBA

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Coker Group

About the Speaker:

Mac Knight is senior vice president and Chief Medical Officer of Coker Group. With over 30 years in the healthcare arena, he has developed significant experience and knowledge in this industry. 
Before joining Coker, Dr. Knight served in several executive roles for Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina. There, he oversaw Palmetto Health’s employed physician network, ambulatory services division (rehab, lab, home health, hospice care and imaging) and helped to develop and manage their clinical integration program.  Earlier, he was Palmetto Health Richland's vice president for medical affairs.  
Dr. Knight graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology and received his doctor of medicine degree, cum laude, from the University of Oregon Health Science Center's School of Medicine. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mac holds fellowships in the American College of Physicians, the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  
Dr. Knight oversees Coker Group’s hospital strategy and operations services and is Coker Group’s chief medical officer. He has a particular expertise in population health management, clinical care process design, cost accounting, hospital revenue cycle management and hospital-physician integration. He is familiar with rural hospital, community hospital, public hospital and large health system (to include academic medical center) management and operations.   

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