Saturday, October 14, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 104AB
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule the implements significant changes to Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs). The rule expands the standards for patient rights, care planning, and care coordination, and includes two new CoPs — one for a quality assessment and performance... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Gina Mazza BSN, RN, CPHQ
Partner, Director of Regulatory & Compliance Services
Fazzi Associates, Inc.
Faculty
Mary Carr RN, MPH
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
NAHC
Faculty
Mary McGoldrick MS, RN, CRNI
Infection Preventionist and Home Care and Hospice Consultant
Home Health Systems, Inc.
Faculty
Sharon Litwin RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D
Senior Managing Partner
5 Star Consultants, LLC
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Saturday, October 14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Sunday, October 15, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Sunday, October 15, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 102
The current times bring many leadership challenges in home care and hospice.  With the retiring baby boomer generation, opportunities exist for a new generation and the departing leaders have a responsibility to mentor, engage, and provide  vision for the incoming leaders.  This pre-conference will take a closer look at succession-planning,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Brenda Beggs BSN, RN, CHCE
COO
Foundation Management Services
Faculty
Dawn Michelizzi BS
Senior Vice President for Finance / CFO
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
Faculty
Jeremy Combs
IT Director
Foundation Management Services, Inc.
Faculty
Marcylle Combs MS, RN, BS, CHCE
President/CEO
Foundation Management Services Inc.
Faculty
Michelle Livesay MS, RN, BSN, CHCE
Director, Telehealth
Foundation Management Services Inc.
Faculty
Samantha McKay MS, BS, CHCE
Vice President Corporate Affairs
Foundation Management Services Inc.
Faculty
William (Bill) Simione, III
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
  • Room: 101
Part 1:  8:30am - 11:30am Conquering the Crisis: Proven Solutions for Caregiver Recruiting and Retention (with Stephen Tweed) If you can’t find and keep caregivers, you can’t serve your clients and grow your agency. It’s as simple as that.  Today, there is a major crisis facing Home Health agencies, Hospices, and Home Care... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Brittnei Salerno BS
Owner/CEO
La Jolla Nurses Homecare
Faculty
Lucy Andrews RN, MS, DNP
President & CEO
At Your Service Nursing and Home Care
Faculty
Stephen Tweed BA, MS, CSP
CEO
Leading Home Care ... a Tweed Jeffries company
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Sunday, October 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Grand Ballroom
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice and PointClickCare are hosting a special breakfast reception for first-time attendees to mix and mingle with other attendees, plus meet NAHC staff and board members. It's a chance to ask us anything! Whether you want to know more about the conference, our association,... Read More
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Sunday, October 15, 1:00 PM - 3:10 PM

  • Room: Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Keynote: Our Data, Their Stories: Transforming the Delivery of Healthcare Laura Adams, President, and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute – a center of collaborative innovation that advances health and healthcare transformation – will challenge you to improve the quality of care by providing patient-centered, effective, and efficient care. Washington Update William... Read More
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Laura Adams
President and CEO
Rhode Island Quality Institute
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Sunday, October 15, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 101
Big issues hospices should know about and learn from HH's PCR trials and tribulations Medicare hospice providers continue to draw attention from the Office of Inspector General and scrutiny from program integrity contractors due to improper payments.  The implementation of the Medicare home health pre-claim review (PCR) process in 2016... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
M. Aaron Little CPA
Managing Director
BKD, LLP
Faculty
Michelle Stone-Smith MBA
Consulting Senior Manager
McBee
Category:
  • Room: 102
Over recent years, hospice has undergone rapid transformation as the result of numerous regulatory changes and intensified oversight efforts.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ongoing monitoring of hospice utilization and practice patterns are expected to produce additional regulatory and policy changes over the coming years.  This session... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Theresa Forster BS
Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Category:
  • Room: 103
This session on QAPI is designed for more advanced audiences and those with QAPI programs already in place.  We'll review metrics, measures, and outcomes used in evaluating QAPI outcomes.  Categories: Alphabet Soup, Regulatory, Quality...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  J'non Griffin RN MHA, WCC, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-C, HCS-H
President
Home Health Solutions, LLC
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
The long-term, continuous improvement approach of lean management caters well to home health and hospice organizations.  The systematic and incremental changes to improve efficiency and quality parallel the influx of new regulations.  Faculty will begin by explaining the concept and importance of lean management principles.  Categories: Leadership, Quality, Innovations...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Jenni Blendu RN MBA
Sr Director of Sales & President
Health Recovery Solutions & Idaho Association for Home Care
Faculty
Mr.  Richard Curry MS PT, MBA
VP of Business Development
Health Recovery Solutions
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
An advanced session designed for those familiar with palliative care programs, this session will begin with a brief review of the various billing and payment models for home care and palliative care services (all payers, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, bundles, value-based purchasing, pre-claim review, etc.) Categories: Palliative, Finance, Innovations...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Liz Fowler MPH
President and CEO
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Faculty
Mr.  Tom Gualtieri-Reed MBA
Health Care Consultant
Spragens & Associates, LLC and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
Category:
  • Room: 104 C
This presentation will delve deeply into the results of the 2016-2017 National State of the Industry Study which is based on interviews with 751 agency leaders across the country.  The intention of the study was to provide information and insight about home health and hospice operational practices and trends to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mr.  Tim Ashe RN, MS, MBA
COO
Fazzi Associates

Sunday, October 15, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room: Expo, Halls A&B
Join us for the grand opening of the 2017 Expo. Enjoy three different menus of great food and drinks located throughout the hall. Explore what our exhibitors have to offer in the largest home care and hospice expo in the world. Plus meeeting our keynote speaker Laura Adams in the... Read More
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  • Room: Expo, Halls A&B
Join us for the Opening Reception in the Expo for great food, drinks and networking. Explore the Expo and meet our exhibitors to see what's new in home care and hospice. Plus, stop by the Innovations Gallery (booth #1261) and meet our keynote speaker Laura Adams....

Monday, October 16, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Monday, October 16, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Expo, Halls A&B
Join us for breakfast in the Expo. Doors will open early. Be sure to leave time to get to the General Session, which starts at 9:30am....
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Monday, October 16, 9:30 AM - 10:40 AM

  • Room: Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Keynote: Activity is not Productivity: Raising Execution Through Reclaiming WhiteSpace Juliet Funt, owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work, will share immediately actionable tools to help you unburden yourself and learn the pivotal difference between meaningless activity and true productivity....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Juliet Funt
Owner & Founder
WhiteSpace at Work
Category:

Monday, October 16, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: 101
This session will be presented by Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS Administrators, LLC You definitely don’t want to miss this session if your agency is in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, or the District of Columbia, or other states... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Nykesha Scales MBA
Senior Provider Relations Representative
CGS Administrators, LLC
Faculty
Sandy Decker RN, BSN
Senior Provider Education Consultant
CGS Administrators, LLC
Category:
  • Room: 102
Come one, come all and meet your Home Health and Hospice Medicare Contractor, National Government Services (MAC Jurisdiction 6 and Jurisdiction K), for a live interactive session. It’s imperative that providers stay informed of Medicare regulations and changes within their jurisdiction. Medicare providers are faced with the challenges of providing quality... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Corrinne Ball RN, CPC, CAC, CACO
Provider Outreach & Education Consultant
National Government Services
Faculty
Shelly Dailey BSN, RN, CPHM
Lead Medicare Home Health Clinical Consultant
National Government Services
Category:
  • Room: 103
This session will be presented by Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA Palmetto GBA is the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for many home health and hospice agencies in the United States.  This program will include information regarding the most recent updates and changes in Medicare regulations that affect the states for whom... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Charles Canaan MPH, BSN, RN, CCA, CPC
Senior Provider Education Consultant
Palmetto GBA
Faculty
Mr.  Daniel George
Senior Provider Relations Representative
Palmetto GBA
Faculty
Kim Campbell BS, MA, MHP
Manager
Palmetto GBA
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
Join Littler Shareholder Angelo Spinola, nationally recognized as one of the leading practitioners representing the home care industry across the country, who will survey the changing legal landscape of the industry. Investigations and lawsuits against home care companies continue to rise, while the new political administration’s policy agenda remains in flux. ... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Angelo Spinola Esq.
Attorney and Shareholder
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
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Monday, October 16, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Expo, Halls A&B
Join us for lunch in the Expo and be sure to stop by the Innovations Gallery (booth #1261) to meet this morning's keynote speaker, Juliet Funt....
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Monday, October 16, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 101
Cultivate skills in your staff to create a more versatile workforce when we review a case study and describe positive outcomes for both staff and organization.   Categories: Staff Development, Leadership, Clinical...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Cindy Campbell BSN, RN
RN, BSN, MHA(c)-Clinical Informatics; Director of Operational Consulting, Fazzi Associates
Fazzi Associates, Inc.
Category:
  • Room: 102
This session will review the scope and practice of therapists, and include discussion on the differences among physical, speech, and occupational therapists and their respective approaches to treatment.   Categories: Therapy, Clinical, Quality  This session is sponsored by Philips....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Jennifer Sandel MPT, HCS-O
OWNER
HOME CARE SERVICE SOLUTIONS
Category:
  • Room: 103
Home care and hospice are highly complex businesses that require leadership to be fully engaged in compliance for the businesses to be truly successful. This program brings the 2017 compliance risk areas and risk management solutions to the C-level executive who has leadership responsibility for compliance. That executive needs to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Alan Schabes
Partner
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Faculty
William (Bill) Dombi Esq.
Interim President, Vice President for Law
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Category:
  • Room: 104A
The IMPACT Act of 2014 has measures still being implemented. This session will start with defining the IMPACT Act and the parts of the healthcare industry it affects.   Categories: Alphabet Soup, Continuum, Regulatory...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Kristi Bajer BSN, RN
Vice President of Clinical Operations
OperaCare LLC
Faculty
Mr.  Michael McGowan
President/ CEO OperaCare
Opera Care, LLC
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
Are we missing parts of the story when we don't take a comprehensive view of what a real healthcare episode is?  In this session we'll be defining the term "healthcare episode" and dissecting it to learn why breadth AND depth matter.  Categories: Continuum, Quality, Clinical...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mark Sharp CPA
Partner
BKD, LLP
Faculty
Sue Payne MBA,RN, CHCE
Vice President of Clinical Services & Innovation
Corridor
Category:
  • Room: 104 C
This session will be presented by Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS Administrators, LLC Put this session on your list of sessions to attend to hear about the most current Medicare programs and special initiatives and how they will impact your business....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Nykesha Scales MBA
Senior Provider Relations Representative
CGS Administrators, LLC
Faculty
Sandy Decker RN, BSN
Senior Provider Education Consultant
CGS Administrators, LLC
Category:

Monday, October 16, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: 101
Attendees will be exposed to discussions of innovative models of care for patients with very short lengths of stay (LOS), how to differentiate from usual hospice models, and how to identify quality risk factors for these patients.  Categories: Innovations, Quality...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Julia Maroney RN MHSA
Director, Clinical Operations Consulting
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Faculty
Liz Fowler MPH
President and CEO
Bluegrass Care Navigators
Faculty
Patricia O'Brien MBA, MS, RN
Senior VP & Chief Administrative Officer
Holy Redeemer HomeCare & Hospice
Faculty
Sarah McSpadden
Chief Operating Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice
Category:
  • Room: 102
In this advanced-level session, attendees will be exposed to effective methodologies in care management and discussions of the role of post-acute care organizations in managing chronic care patients across the continuum.  Categories: Finance, Leadership, Continuum, Quality  This session is sponsored by Philips....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Dr.  Rose Madden-Baer DNP, RN, MHSA, FAAN, BC-PHCNS, CPHQ, CHCE, COS-C
Senior Vice President Population Health and Clinical Support Services
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Faculty
Mr.  Scott Vasey
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Room: 103
With EVV quickly soaking into our healthcare system, it behooves providers to stay ahead of the curve before this function becomes a mandate.  An expert panel will discuss EVV and what has led to its necessity - how do we address it?  Categories: Technology, Continuum, Quality, Alphabet Soup...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mr.  Tom Underwood
Chief Executive Officer of Sandata Technologies
Sandata Technologies, LLC
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
Do you know what training and administrative tasks for new hires really adds up to?  In this session we'll dive deeper into the true cost of employee turnover, and it's not just about the numbers.   Categories: Finance, Innovations, Talent Acquisition, Staff Development, Private Duty ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Hayley Gleason MS, MSW
Assistant Director
Home Care Aide Council
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
Maximize clinical programs and attract different payer sources.  Categories: Finance, Quality, Regulatory ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Dawn Michelizzi BS
Senior Vice President for Finance / CFO
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
Faculty
Mr.  Todd Montigney
Managing Director
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Category:
  • Room: 104 C
Designed for basic- to intermediate-level staff, this session will highlight how pain management is more than medication management.  Categories: Therapy, Quality, Clinical, Private Duty...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Sharon Litwin RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D
Senior Managing Partner
5 Star Consultants, LLC
Faculty
Sheryl Bellinger MA, BSN, RN, CHCA
Administrator, Owner
Professional Home Health Care, Inc.
Category:

Monday, October 16, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: 101
This session on value-based purchasing (VBP) involves perspectives from the clinical and financial standpoints and will kick off with identifying what parts of the country are affected and the timetable for future states' involvement.  Categories: Alphabet Soup, Regulatory...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Melinda Gaboury BBA, COS-C
CEO
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
Category:
  • Room: 102
The constant legal and regulatory updates in our industry have a negative effect on our workforce. In this session, we'll be describing the impact of change on workforce morale in home care and hospice and the importance of employee engagement. Categories: Talent Acquisition, Staff Development, Leadership This session is sponsored by Philips....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Beau Sorensen
CEO
First Choice Home Health and Hospice
Category:
  • Room: 103
This session will provide misconceptions from outside the industry as well as appropriate amusing misnomers!  We'll discuss ways to prevent this diversion, such as reference sources, tool kits, and guidelines. Categories: Regulatory, Quality ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Dr.  Kendall Ford PT, MSEd, PhD, ACHE, COS-C, CPHQ
Director of Quality, Education and Rehab Services
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Faculty
Ms  Kimberly Lane RN BSN MSN
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Memorial Hermann
Faculty
Ms  Lisa Musgrave RN, BSN, MHA
VP of Home Based Services
Memorial Hermann Health System
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
This session will be presented by the National Government Services (NGS) provider outreach and education home health and hospice team to introduce providers to the different Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  medical review Contractors and their role in the Medicare program. During this session, we will examine the... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Corrinne Ball RN, CPC, CAC, CACO
Provider Outreach & Education Consultant
National Government Services
Faculty
Shelly Dailey BSN, RN, CPHM
Lead Medicare Home Health Clinical Consultant
National Government Services
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
For over 20 years, the annual Home Health Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Open Forum, a highly popular and interactive session, has brought the expert HHFMA Board and Workgroup together with conference attendees who have interest in home care and hospice financial and management issues. Moderated by HHFMA Executive Director, Bill... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
William (Bill) Dombi Esq.
Interim President, Vice President for Law
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Category:
  • Room: 104 C
There's a lot we can learn from other states who've been working through pre-claim review (PCR), and many of us will need to change the way we adapt. ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Yolanda Riley
Director Revenue Cycle Management
Richter Healthcare Consultants
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Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Tuesday, October 17, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room: Expo, Halls A&B
Join us for breakfast in the Expo. Doors open early to give you plenty of time to get to the General Session, which starts at 9:30am....
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Tuesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 11:10 AM

  • Room: Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center
Keynote: The Power of One: How One Attitude, One Action, and One Person Can Change the World John O’Leary was given a one percent chance to live after suffering burns over his entire body when he was nine years old. Expected to die, he now teaches others how to live. His... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
John O'Leary
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Tuesday, October 17, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: 101
This session will briefly review the history of the hospice quality reporting program, provide an update on new measures and potential new measures, and discuss the possibilities for the future of the HQRP including  HEART and tying payment to quality....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Katie Wehri CHPC
Director of Operations Consulting
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc
Faculty
Rene Wheaton RN, BSN, NHA
Hospice Administrator
Faith Hospice
Category:
  • Room: 102
This introductory-level session will begin with defining population health management (PHM) and explanations of payment and risk models included in PHM. Categories: Finance, Leadership, Continuum, Quality This session is sponsored by Philips....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Dr.  Susan Adams RN, BSN, MHSA, PhD
Vice President Alliance Integration
Masonicare
Category:
  • Room: 103
This program will be presented to inform attendees about the status of the current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and policies that are of greatest concern to home health agencies. Hot topics will include the proposed HH PPS rate update for 2018, the HHCoPs, IMPACT Act, and more. During... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mary Carr RN, MPH
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
NAHC
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
Positioning for post-acute care collaboratives is a great business development booster.  In this session, we'll discuss how to approach other programs across the continuum.   Categories: Business Development, Continuum, Quality, Private Duty ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Dr.  Elizabeth Kleber PhD, RN
Director, Clinical Strategy and Accountable Care
BAYADA Home Health Care
Faculty
Ms  Karen McGinnis RN BSN
Clinical Strategy and Innovation Director, Post Acute Strategic Development
BAYADA Home Health Care
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
The session will illustrate how Lean is applied in a Home Health or Hospice Agency to improve resource efficiency & effectiveness, documentation integrity to meet CMS criteria and financial performance through claims processing, improved staff productivity, and increased revenue streams. The best practices are a result of a CMS Home... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Kathy Merrill MBA, Lean Professional
President
Deployment Management, LLC
Faculty
Sharon Kim Gaffey MSN, RN
CEO & Founder
Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice
  • Room: 104 C
This session, designed for a broad audience base, will describe the components of palliative care across the continuum and provide tips and guidelines to assist others in palliative care program development. Categories: Palliative, Innovations, Continuum  *NOTE: This session is offered twice during the conference although the faculty is different for each session....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Chad Lore RN, MSN, NP-C, ACHPN
Nurse Practitioner
Southern Ohio Medical Center
Faculty
Karen Marshall Thompson MS, RN, CNS
Executive Director
SOMC Home Health Services
Faculty
Teresa Ruby MBA
Executive Director
SOMC Hospice & Palliative Care
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Tuesday, October 17, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Expo, Halls A&B
Join us for lunch in the Expo. Stop by the Innovations Gallery to meet keynote speaker John O'Leary and to buy a copy of his book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life....
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Tuesday, October 17, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 101
A hospice needs leadership from both the medical director and the administrator with the strength and effectiveness of this partnership being central to the success of the organization.  As hospices prepare to go through epic change over the next five to ten years, this partnership is not just a key... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Clevis Parker MD, MHA, FAAFP, ABHPM
Medical Director
Hospice of Yuma
Faculty
Katie Wehri CHPC
Director of Operations Consulting
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc
Category:
  • Room: 102
Do you know what you'd do if your agency got hacked?  Are you prepared for ransomware attacks?  Categories: Technology, Regulatory, Innovations This session is sponsored by Philips....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mr.  Earl Lumpkins
Chief Information Security Officer
Spadafy, LLC
Category:
  • Room: 103
We're all aware of the current nursing and caregiver shortages and the problems that lie ahead because of it.  Now is the time to get creative with retention and recruitment tactics to get staff that sticks around.  This session will focus on how to maintain staff engagement. Categories: Talent Acquisition, Staff Development,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ashley Briones MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Business Partner
Brooks Rehabilitation (Brooks Americare Home Health)
Faculty
Ms  Brecken Anderson RN, BSN, MSN
Regional Operations Director
LHC Group
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
OPICP promotes sustainable improvement by pairing providers with process engineers to analyze their Health Information Supply Chain (HISC).  The goal is to target a decrease in denials or non-affirmations by reducing the frequency of errors causing them. Palmetto GBA partnered with Gaffey Home Health Agency in Illinois to participate in... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Krisdee Foster
Sr. Provider Relations Representative
Palmetto GBA
Faculty
Sharon Kim Gaffey MSN, RN
CEO & Founder
Gaffey Home Nursing & Hospice
Faculty
Tammy Tucci BA
Manager of Provider Outreach & Education
Palmetto GBA
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
Back by popular demand is our wage and hour issues presentation.  Categories: Legal, Regulatory ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mr.  Bob King J.D., B.S.F.S.
Attorney and Founder
Legally Nanny
Category:
  • Room: 104 C
This session is designed to appeal to introductory-level and advanced audiences.  Relying on best guesses and/or habit for patient care doesn't cut it in our regulatory landscape.  Evidence-based practice (EBP) conditions caregivers to be more consistent from patient to patient,  improving quality scores and patient satisfaction.  We'll begin by defining... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Andrea Calhoun RN, BSN
Nurse & Pediatric Manager
Vanderbilt Home Care Services
Faculty
Laurie Salmons RN, BSN
Clinical Consulting Manager/Episode Management
McBee
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Tuesday, October 17, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: 101
This session, designed for a broad audience base, will describe the components of palliative care across the continuum and provide tips and guidelines to assist others in palliative care program development. Categories: Palliative, Innovations, Continuum  *NOTE: This session is offered twice during the conference although the faculty is different for each session....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Suzan Cmolik RN, BS, MBA
Director of OSF Outpatient Palliative Care
OSF Healthcare, OSF Multispeciality Group
Category:
  • Room: 102
Designed for intermediate experience levels, this session will review how technology can be leveraged across the settings to optimize quality while decreasing cost and will include discussions on programs based on the analysis and data for an entire episode of care, from the physician to the hospital, to a post-acute... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ricky Smith
President
Innovative Business Technologies
Category:
  • Room: 103
We are in an age of innovative technology startup companies bursting onto the scene and becoming pioneering models of branding and customer service delivery.  Healthcare will need to learn to compete in this market.  In this session on disruptive technology in healthcare, we'll begin by analyzing some of the burgeoning... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Joy Taylor Licensed Attorney; Registered Patent Attorney; MPH
Associate Counsel
Graham Healthcare Group
Faculty
Mr.  Sean Hunt MPM
Vice President of Data & Analytics
Celtic Healthcare Technology Solutions
Category:
  • Room: 104 A
We're all aware of the current nursing and caregiver shortages and the problems that lie ahead because of it.  Now is the time to get creative with retention and recruitment tactics to get staff that sticks around.  This session will focus on how to maintain staff engagement. Categories: Talent Acquisition, Staff... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Lisa Gurgone
Executive Director
Home Care Aide Council
Category:
  • Room: 104 B
Attend this session and review how data and reports are used to identify best practices and quality performers.   Categories: Finance, Quality, Continuum, Alphabet Soup...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Renee Coughlin PT, DPT, MHS
Administrator, Home Health
Category:
  • Room: 104 C
Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs are a mandate in the new Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs).  In this introductory-level session, we'll be explaining the concept of quality reporting and its evolution. ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Amber Ford BSN
Clinical Specialist
ABILITY Network
Faculty
Christine Lang MBA
Senior Director, Product Management
ABILITY Network
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Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Room: Terrace Theater Plaza, Long Beach Performing Arts
A Night Under the Stars, a great outdoor party with great food & drinks and great friends, old and new. Join NAHC and our sponsor, Simione Healthcare Consultants, for fun under the starts as we wrap up another great conference....
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