2023 National Physician Advisor Conference

Keynote Topics

2024 National Physisican Advisor Conference

Whether you are an experienced Physician Advisor or just beginning your journey, NPAC 2024 offers a well-rounded collection of content that provides relevant and thought-provoking data for even the most seasoned professional. Some of our featured keynote topics include:

To OBS or not to OBS? That is the question.

What to Expect:

  • Real case discussions
  • Differing opinions on “correct” status
  • Active attendee participation

This Quiz Bowl has been a highlight of past conferences, drawing a full house eager to delve into thought-provoking discussions. Don't miss out on the fun—come join the conversation!

The Return of the Leadership Panel Discussion

Back by popular demand, the Leadership Panel Discussion is making a triumphant return at NPAC 2024! This year, we're taking it to the main stage due to the overwhelming attendance and positive feedback received last year.

What to Expect:

  • Insights on self-promotion within your organization
  • Diverse reporting structures explored by our esteemed panelists
  • Valuable discussions applicable to aspiring leaders at all levels

This deep dive into various reporting structures promises to be beneficial for those aiming to ascend to leadership, executive, and national levels. Join the conversation, soak in the knowledge, and add an element of fun to your experience at NPAC 2024.

Marc Hartstein

The 2-Midnight Rule and Other Medicare Hospital Issues

Join your colleagues as Marc Hartstein, Principal at Health Policy Alternatives, discusses his experiences as Director of Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at CMS and provides advice on Medicare issues that Physician Advisors face every day.

What to Expect:

  • The 2-midnight rule
  • 3-day prior inpatient stay requirement for post-acute care in a skilled nursing facility
  • Changes to the Inpatient Only List
  • Fiscal Year 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System
  • Calendar Year 2024 Outpatient Prospective Payment System
  • How the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service uses interaction with the public through the rulemaking processor otherwise to develop policy

Marc Hartstein

Marc joined Health Policy Alternatives as Principal after 26 years with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Marc held several management and staff positions during his time at CMS, his last position being the Director of the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group. At CMS, Marc was central to the development of the Medicare Severity DRGs, the 2-midnight rule, Medicare policy for off-campus hospital outpatient departments, the misvalued code initiative, and regulations to implement Medicare’s new clinical laboratory fee schedule among other policies. Marc’s experience not only gives him detailed knowledge of the workings of the executive branch of government, he also has worked extensively with the legislative branch. He has assisted in the drafting of legislation, working with the Congressional Committees that have subject matter jurisdiction over Medicare. Marc has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of Vermont.

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