Observation Care '20

Austin, TX US
March 30, 2020 to March 31, 2020

The Observation Care '20 Course has been cancelled

We have been monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the country.  As hospital leaders, clinicians, and staff, we understand the importance of your health and safety in your obligation to care for your patients and communities.  With this in mind, we have rescheduled the Observation Care ‘20 conference for 2021.
It will be held at the Sheraton in Austin, TX on March 8 – 9, 2021.
Please let us know if you would like your registration transferred to the 2021 course, or alternately, if you prefer a refund. 

The Observation Care '20 conference is the premier national event for mastering topics surrounding observation medicine. Designed for hospital leaders and clinicians alike and organized by national experts in observation care, the two day symposium will cover the most critical issues and best practices for implementation, staffing, and management of an effective observation unit.

Observation Care ’20  will include topics on integrated acute care, including transitions of care from the emergency department to observation medicine to inpatient floors to post-acute skilled nursing care programs.

Target Audience

Observation Care ’20 is designed for hospital leaders and clinicians with responsibility for implementation, staffing, and management of observation units, including C-suite officers, Nurse Directors, Medical Directors, Quality leaders, and Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, and Nurses practicing in Observation Units. The conference will also be relevant to other executives and leaders responsible for efficiency, quality, or capacity management across the entire spectrum of acute care, from the ED to Observation to the Inpatient and Post-acute settings.


The $899 conference cost is for hospital C-suite executives and physicians. There are lower price points for other health professionals. Please login/register to sign-up for this course.

 Standard Cost
Physicans / C-suite Members$899.00
Nurse Managers / Leaders $599.00
RN, NP, PA$399.00
USACS Nurse, APP$299.00
USACS Physician$720.00

Learning Objectives

Optimize the continuum of acute care: ED, Observation, Inpatient, and Post-acute

Achieve outstanding Triple Aim outcomes

Create the best patient experience by giving the right care in the right place

Facilitate transitions of care for optimal resource utilization

Exhibitor and sponsor Information

US Acute Care Solutions invites you to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor at the upcoming Observation Care '20 Conference in Austin, TX, March 30-31, 2020. This will be a great opportunity to network with hundreds of health system and hospital administrators, physician and nursing leaders, advanced practice providers and process improvement specialists who need your products and services.

Observation Care '20- Sponsorship and Branding.pdf


Sponsor Registration Form 2020.pdf



Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at ceme@ceme.org. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs prior to the start of the course. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 12.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 12.00 Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/30/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/31/2020 - 3:00pm
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States
+1 (888) 627-8349

Attendees should reference the Observation Care Conference, when making their reservations.

Standard Room Rate:  $209.00/night

Group Discount Cut-off is March 6, 2020

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Robbin Dick, MD, FACP - 25 years of experience in Obs


Christopher Baugh, MD, MBA - Finance in Observation


Jesse Pines, MD - New CMS Guidelines for high cost imaging studies


Michael Granovsky, MD, CPC, FACEP - Coding & Billing Update 


Tracie Vock, PA-C - Staffing model considerations for Observation Units


Irfan Hydari, MD, FACEP - Management of a combination ICU and Observation Program


Ed Niewiadomski, MD - Observation, Medical Necessity Compliance and Revenue Integrity


Troy Myers, MD, FACEP - Why Observation Units Fail?


Michele Hobbs, RN - Observation Unit Nursing Management


Adam Wos, MD, FACEP - Medical Management around Implementation and oversight of New Observation Unit


Miles Hawley, MD, MBA - Observation in Freestanding Emergency Departments


Michael Cetta, MD, FACEP, FACHE - Integrated Care Model - weave together emergency, observation, critical and inpatient care


Available Credit

  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 12.00 AOA Category 2A
  • 12.00 Certificate of Participation


Please login or register to take this course.