Sunday, July 15, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Manchester Foyer
Track(s)

Sunday, July 15, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Manchester E
Sponsored by Healthcare Provider Solutions Home health personnel new to the industry, as well as veterans in home health services, will benefit from a detailed understanding of the fundamental financial tools and operational strategies for developing and maintaining positive financial outcomes. This updated program is designed for beginner-to-intermediate level financial staff... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Donna DeBlois
President/CEO
MaineHealth Care at Home
Faculty
M. Aaron Little CPA
Managing Director
BKD LLP
Faculty
Rob Simione
Vice President of the Financial Monitor
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Faculty
Mr.  Thomas (Tom) Boyd MBA, CFE, CHFP
Vice President of Reimbursable Services
Simione Healthcare Consultants
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester C
This program provides an updated and thorough overview of the financial aspects of hospice, including discussion of emerging national economic and policy changes which will impact hospice operations, regulatory issues and revenue enhancing strategies. It is structured for intermediate to advanced hospice executives. The Hospice Summer Camp is designed specifically... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Bill Musick BS, MBA
President
INTEGRITI3D
Faculty
Mr.  David Macke MBA, CHFP, FHFMA
Director of Reimbursement Services
VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm
Faculty
Melinda Gaboury BBA
CEO
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
Faculty
Walter Borginis III
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
Track(s)

Sunday, July 15, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: Congressional Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Track(s)
  • Room: Congressional Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Track(s)

Sunday, July 15, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: Manchester AB West
The Congress and federal agencies have had a long history with home care and hospice through Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and other government programs. With an ambitious Administration and Congress into its second year of action, what do they have in store for us? It looks more like a year of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
William (Bill) Dombi Esq.
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Manchester Foyer
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room: Congressional Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Congressional Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 9:15 AM - 10:25 AM

  • Room: Manchester AB West
Fred Bentley, Vice President of Avalere, advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care. As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital-physician alignment, and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery... Read More
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Fred Bentley
Vice President
Avalere Health | An Inovalon Company
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 10:25 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Congressisonal Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:40 PM

  • Room: Manchester E
Hospices face daily challenges in navigating an increasing regulated and competitive marketplace. As a result, the need to accurately monitor all performance aspects of your hospice is more critical than ever. Where do you start? How do you create and maintain a relevant dashboard to monitor on a daily basis... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
David Berman
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Faculty
Walter Borginis III
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester C
The Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings criteria changed in 2018 and the HHVBP program criterion has been updated. These changes identify the importance of designing clinical operations to directly address areas of outcome weakness to optimize their results to achieve a 5 Star status and HHVBP bonuses. ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Carolyn Flietstra
Executive Vice President
Christian Living Services
Faculty
Chris Attaya MBA, FHFMA
VP of Product Strategy
Strategic Healthcare Programs
Faculty
Pat Laff
Owner
Laff Associates
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester G
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how different home health reimbursement methodologies will affect what agencies get paid and the implications for how they run their business....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Cindy Campbell RN, BSN, MHA(c)
Clinical Informatics; Director of Operational Consulting, Fazzi Associates
Fazzi Associates, Inc.
Faculty
Gina Mazza
Partner, Director of Regulatory & Compliance Services
Fazzi Associates, Inc.
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester D
There are a myriad of environmental changes impacting hospice providers, and an appropriate strategic response is necessary to maintain financial viability. An increased focus on operational excellence, improved collaboration, and a strong understanding of reimbursement and regulatory changes will be paramount in this evolving health care landscape. Operational teams within... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Bill Musick BS, MBA
President
INTEGRITI3D
Faculty
Gary Massey
Director
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Faculty
Jhonna De Marcky
Reimbursement Director
CliftonLarsonAllen
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 12:40 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Congressional Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: Manchester E
As part of a comprehensive program to manage the performance of your hospice, a dashboard of key performance indicators was developed in Part One. Now that you have this dashboard, it is very important to understand how to interpret what the dashboard is telling you about your hospice operations. Using... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
David Berman
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Faculty
Walter Borginis III
The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester C
In the past, you could count on the “nationals” and large regionals to continue on a path of consolidation within their niches. No more. With alternative payment models re-writing the value proposition of health care providers, size is no longer the goal. In fact, it may be a liability. ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mark Kulik MAMI
Managing Director
Braff Group,The
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester G
Healthcare is changing at an alarming pace. As the delivery and payment models evolve over the next several years there will be winners and losers. Is your organization setting the pace for the future or do you feel like you are getting left behind? Are you working closely with ACOs... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Donald Tucker
Senior Consultant
National Endeavors LLC
Faculty
Greg Shockey
President
National Endeavors, LLC
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester D
As Medicare continues to scrutinize home health agencies and their documentation, a survival mentality must prevail. Whether faced with a Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) audit, a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) or a Targeted Probe & Educate (TPE), there are processes that must be followed in responding to these challenges.... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Cindy Krafft
CEO
Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions
Faculty
Diana Kornetti
Chief Operations Officer
Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 3:50 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Manchester E
As hospices face increased direct competition, new forms of indirect competition, and narrowing networks, it’s increasingly important to be able to communicate the value of hospice and differentiate your organization from others. Simultaneously targeting both strategic partners as well as day-to-day direct referral sources requires tailored approaches, and today’s partners... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ginger Voss
Operating Partner
viaDirect
Faculty
Rob Simione
Vice President of the Financial Monitor
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester C
With decreasing payment rates for Medicare, increasing regulatory demands, a growing non- Medicare patient population, and competitive market place, it is of the utmost importance to strategically align your data to drive both financial and clinical outcomes. How do you organize and prioritize your data to maintain meaningful dash boards?... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Nick Seabrook BS
Speaker
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Faculty
Wanda Coley MBA
President and Chief Operating Officer
Well Care Home Health
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester G
As competition grows in the post-acute care market, so does the need for home health and hospice providers to diversify by offering more services on the continuum of care. A palliative care program can offer agencies the ability to bridge services between their core business while providing patients a holistic... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Bill Musick BS, MBA
President
INTEGRITI3D
Faculty
Jennifer Ballentine
Executive Director
CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester D
Effective management of the hospice revenue cycle is an evolving challenge, as cash flow optimization efforts must always be balanced against potential compliance threats. Individual states continue to adopt Medicaid managed care, significantly complicating the hospice revenue cycle, and the hospice benefit continues to draw interest from both Medicare and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
M. Aaron Little CPA
Managing Director
BKD LLP
Track(s)

Monday, July 16, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room: Congressional Foyer, 3rd Floor
Sponsored by Kinnser...
Track(s)

Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

  • Room: Manchester AB West
Track(s)

Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Manchester Foyer
Track(s)

Tuesday, July 17, 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM

  • Room: Manchester E
As Medicare continues the scrutiny of hospices and their documentation, survival quickly becomes the mentality. Whether faced with a Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC) audit, a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) or the agency is subject to Targeted Probe & Educate (TPE) there are processes that must be followed in responding... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Kelly Grahovac
Senior Consultant
The van Halem Group
Faculty
Wayne Van Halem
Senior Consultant
The van Halem Group
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester C
Now that your agency has dashboards with key performance indicators how do you operationalize this information to meet your strategic goals? What are the changes that need to be made to operations, staffing, or structure? What process improvements can be made both clinically and in operationally? How do you meet... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Donna DeBlois
President/CEO
MaineHealth Care at Home
Faculty
Todd Montigney
Speaker
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester G
There are many new business practices taking shape in the home care/hospice industry. Outsourcing is one business practice used by companies to reduce costs or improve efficiency by shifting tasks, operations, jobs or processes to an external contracted third party for a significant period of time. This same process of... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Marcylle Combs MS, RN, BS, CHCE
President/CEO
Foundation Management Services Inc.
Faculty
Maria Warren
Consulting Director
McBee Associates, Inc.
Faculty
William (Bill) Simione, III
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester D
The transition to value-based purchasing, the rise of new care models, and rapidly changing mandates create a complex set of challenges for healthcare leaders, many of whom have traditionally focused most of their attention on their own environment of care. It is a substantial change to go from focusing on... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Cory Rutledge
Managing Principal of Industry
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Faculty
Mark Sharp CPA
Partner
BKD LLP
Track(s)

Tuesday, July 17, 10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Manchester Foyer
Track(s)

Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

  • Room: Manchester C
Effective management of the home health revenue cycle is an evolving challenge, as cash flow optimization efforts must always be balanced against potential compliance threats. As new payers continue to emerge, the complexity of the revenue cycle continues to change and when processes are not effectively managed the consequences to... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Craig Mandeville
Founder & CEO
Forcura
Faculty
Melinda Gaboury BBA
CEO
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
Faculty
Nick Seabrook BS
Speaker
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, LLC
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester G
As post-acute networks mature, physician referral patterns evolve, and managed care expands, the ability to communicate your value proposition becomes one of the most critical success factors for home health providers....
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Keith Boroch
Assistant Vice President
McBee Associates, Inc.
Faculty
Norbert Hudak
Marketing
Excel Health Group
Faculty
Raymond Belles BBA
Managing Consultant
BKD LLP
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester D
The expansion of home care services has led to a shortage of qualified home health field staff. Hospice providers have additional challenges given the turnover rates of nurses and aides. Agencies that meet their staffing requirements will be able to meet the increasing demand for services. ...
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Eric Scharber BA
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Faculty
Gina Mazza
Partner, Director of Regulatory & Compliance Services
Fazzi Associates, Inc.
Faculty
Marcylle Combs MS, RN, BS, CHCE
President/CEO
Foundation Management Services Inc.
Track(s)

Tuesday, July 17, 12:10 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Manchester AB West
Track(s)
  • Room: Manchester AB West
You ask questions. HHFMA experts answer them. Any and all questions related to home health and hospice is fair game during this ‘open mic’ session that concludes the conference. If almost 37 hours of education hasn’t covered everything for you, now is the time to ask. Nobody walks away without... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
William (Bill) Dombi Esq.
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Track(s)

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