ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME.

Tuesday, July 28, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
  • Session Number: 801
PDGM, hospice carve-in, RCD, U-PAC, VBP, rural add-on, and CMPs were a big part of the expected landscape for home health services and hospice in 2020. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world and home care and hospice, like the rest of health care, was turned inside out. Suddenly, we... Read More
Speaker(s)
Co-presenter
William (Bill) Dombi Esq.
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

Tuesday, July 28, 12:00 PM - 1:40 PM

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Home health and hospice agencies continue to face regulatory and financial challenges. Agencies are looking for new revenue streams to defeat these challenges while also meeting the needs of their customers. Some Medicare Part B services are eligible for billing by home health and hospice agencies but often agencies are... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Beau Sorensen
COO
First Choice Home Health and Hospice
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Effective management of the hospice revenue cycle is an evolving challenge, as cash flow optimization efforts must always be balanced against potential compliance threats. Recent Office of Inspector General reports suggests the possibility of increased scrutiny of the hospice benefit, which often comes in the form of increased program integrity... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
M. Aaron Little CPA
Managing Director
BKD LLP
Faculty
Stavros Katsifis
Consulting Manager
McBee
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This session will explore early wins for agencies adapting to the new model. The presenters will highlight operational and organizational challenges and change their agency has made, highlighting revenue cycle and patient care management under PDGM. The session will also discuss lessons learned and surprises encountered since January, and what... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Cindy Campbell MHA- Healthcare Informatics, RN, BSN, COQS
Director, Operational Consulting
Wellsky
Faculty
Laura Page-Greifinger BSN, RN, MPA
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
QIRT (Quality In Real Time)
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As home care and hospice providers continue to look for ways to maintain margins while delivering quality services, agencies should consider lean strategies to improve on their results. An organization using lean principles understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal under lean... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Mark Sharp CPA
Partner
BKD LLP
Faculty
Stacy Olinger MSN, RN, NCBN
Vice President, BJC Home Care
BJC HOME CARE

Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM

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Home health agencies continue to be at risk from compliance initiatives from multiple program integrity contractors focused on the industry. This scrutiny often takes the form of pre- or post-pay audits by Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), such as Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) and Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), or investigations... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Alan Schabes JD
Partner
Benesch Healthcare+ Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Faculty
Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-0
Owner/Founder
Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions
Faculty
Diana Dee Kornetti PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C
Owner/Founder
Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions
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A third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, with the percentage to increase to nearly half (47%) by 2025 and nearly three quarters (70%) by 2040. Working with MA could either solidify your agency or bankrupt it. This session will discuss how to most effectively partner... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
David Hoover
Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management
Axxess
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In the current environment of the targeted and third-party reviews, there is a constant concern of reviews that could result in the recoupment of payments already made to hospices. This session will narrow the focus of the education to the top edits and denial reasons under the different contractor reviews... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Kelly Grahovac MBA
General Manager
The van Halem Group
Faculty
Rachel Hold-Weiss JD
Partner
Arent Fox LLP
Faculty
Wayne Van Halem CFE, AHFI
President
The van Halem Group
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Agencies must consider new metrics under PDGM. Six months into the new payment system, what are the drivers of this model? How should they be tracked and monitored? New KPIs around billing, operations, and finance are essential to understand the trends and how best practices can be measured and reported... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Chris Attaya MBA, FHFMA
Vice President, Product Strategy
Strategic Healthcare Programs
Faculty
Rebecca Higbee RN, BSN, CCN, MPH Candidate
VP of Population Health
The Pennant Group, Inc.
Faculty
Todd Montigney
Managing Principal
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

Tuesday, July 28, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

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Always-connected employees and electronic medical records can expose agencies to the risk of ransomware, failed backups, and HIPPA breaches. In order to be protected, agencies must have a strong compliance plan, active threat monitoring, and an emergency plan that incorporates cybersecurity and system failure contingencies. This session will help agencies... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Barbara Citarella RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC
National Healthcare Disaster Professional, President
RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants
Faculty
John Prost
Director of IT
Mueller Prost
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
How do hospice and palliative care programs adapt and build innovative models to survive a constantly changing environment? This session explores effective techniques to manage the hospice revenue cycle at all levels of care while bridging the gap between palliative care and hospice services. Discussions will delve into how your... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Khue Nguyen PharmD
Founder & Managing Director
Emprise Health
Faculty
William Musick MBA, CHC, CHCP
President
Integriti3D
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Home health and hospice providers are turning to mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliance partners to increase market share and supplement organic growth, which is being challenged by changing regulations and industry consolidation. This session will explore the current merger environment, as well as assist providers on how to navigate a... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
David Berman CPA, CVA, CGMA
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants
Faculty
Rich Tinsley JD, MBA, CPA, CNA
President and CEO
Stoneridge Partners
Faculty
Tom Lillis
Partner
Stoneridge Partners
Faculty
Tom Maxwell
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Maxwell Healthcare Associates
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Even with strong, experienced teams, many home care and hospice organizations need dedicated support to keep major initiatives on time and on a budget in the midst of busy daily operations. The key is adding certified project managers to facilitate clinical, financial, and administrative alignment to make changes that will... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Stephanie Johnston MBA
President & Chief Executive Officer
Transcend Strategy Group
Faculty
William J. (Billy) Simione, III
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants

Wednesday, July 29, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

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  • Session Number: 802
This General Session presents a diverse group of leaders in health care, including home care and hospice, who offer their views and insights on the future of health care in a post-Covid-19 world. What have we learned and what will a change health care future look like? Does the pandemic... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
David Causby
President/CEO
Kindred at Home
Faculty
John Olajide
Founder and CEO
Axxess
Faculty
Mary Myers BSN, RN, MS
President/CEO
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Inc.
Faculty
Sheila Davis CHCE, COS-D
Senior Executive Vice President of Operations
Always Best Care, Inc. (Corporate Franchise)
Faculty
Sheldon Retchin MD, MSPH
Commissioner/Professor of Medicine
MACPAC/ Ohio State University
Faculty
William (Bill) Dombi Esq.
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

Wednesday, July 29, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

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More than one in eight Medicare-certified hospices exceed the CAP and must make repayment to the Medicare program. MedPAC anticipates the number of over-CAP hospices to increase without any change in the CAP computation. Changes to the CAP, including wage-adjusting the existing single national CAP value, and reducing it by... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Amber Popek CPA
Director
BKD LLP
Faculty
Mark Sharp CPA
Partner
BKD LLP
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One-third of Medicare beneficiaries receiving home health are on Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. CMS’s objective is to move 47% to MA by 2025 and 70% by 2040. To best position your agency for the future of Medicare, you must act now to build relationships with plans, identify ways you can... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Michael Puskarich MBA
Consulting Director
McBee
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Women make up the majority of the population, account for 49% of the college-educated workforce, and hold 52% of all professional jobs. And yet, “American women lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions” (Warner and Corley, 2017). This panel discussion will cover employee and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Allison Cannon MPA
Chief Administrative Officer
QIRT (Quality In Real Time)
Faculty
Elaine Stephens RN, MPH, FHHC
CEO
Walpole Area Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
Faculty
Marcylle Combs MS, RN, BS, CHCE
President/CEO
MAC Legacy
Faculty
Tiffany Karlin
Partner and Director of Healthcare
Mueller Prost
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Recent market conditions have yielded eye-popping valuations and activity. Financial and strategic buyers have been extremely active, but why? More importantly, how long will this trend continue? MedPAC critical of our industry and CMS has issued numerous unfavorable rates and regulatory changes. How will that impact home health and hospice... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Chris Consalus
Sr. Vice President of Development
BrightSpring Health Services
Faculty
Cory Mertz
Managing Partner
Mertz Taggart
Faculty
Kristopher (Kris) Novak
Vice President – Mergers & Acquisitions
Amedisys Inc.
Faculty
Mike Dordick
President
McBee

Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM

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With potential major changes in hospice coming, it is important to understand the key revenue and cost drivers of the business that impact overall profitability and this session will do that. This session will instruct on how to use analytics and benchmarks to measure success, predictive modeling, budgeting, and other... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Christine Lang MBA
Director, Data Consulting
Simione Healthcare Consultants
Faculty
Mike Simione MBA
Senior Manager
Simione Healthcare Consultants
Faculty
Zaundra Ellis
Hospice Product Director
Axxess
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
PDGM presents new challenges to the home health revenue cycle. While cash flow efforts must be successful, agencies must also guard against potential compliance threats. With Medicare Advantages Plans at an all-time high and new payers continuing to flock to the industry, the revenue cycle becomes more complex. If processes... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Dave Saling
Consulting Manager
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
Faculty
Melinda Gaboury COS-C
Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
Faculty
Nick Seabrook
Managing Principal, Founder
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Recruiting and retaining nursing and rehab personnel is becoming more difficult as home health services continue to grow. The design of an agency’s compensation model will have a significant impact on the ability to keep qualified personnel. In addition, creating a culture of open dialogue regarding work/life balance, stress reduction,... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
J'non Griffin RN,MHA,HCS-D,HCS-C,HCS-H,COS-C
President
Home Health Solutions, LLC
Faculty
Mr  Robert Markette JD, CHC
Of Counsel
Hall, Render,Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Faculty
Sharon Harder
President
C3 Advisors
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
In the era of PDGM and managed care, agencies must identify all the ways to deliver care that produce the best outcomes in the most financially efficient way. This session looks at how clinical and financial staff can work together to share information and ideas about how to best serve... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Joe Calcutt MBA
CFO
Liberty Home Care, LLC (Corporate)
Faculty
Summer Napier BSN, RN, HCS-C, COS-C
President
Healing Hands Healthcare
Faculty
Tony Hamric MSA
Manager of Operations Finance
Liberty Home Care, LLC (Corporate)

Wednesday, July 29, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
The PDGM means agencies must evaluate all aspects of their business model. Agencies now require a solid strategy to eliminate or re-align expenses. This session will present proven financial management strategies for agencies to be successful in the new era to identify indirect and direct cost savings. Is your vision... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Jeff Aaronson
Director – Advisory Consulting
McBee
Faculty
Robert Simione CPA
Director of Finance
Simione Healthcare Consultants
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Data, and how you use it, is important to your business. Agencies need to harness the capabilities of available data sources to identify opportunities for improvement and help differentiate themselves from value-based payers and referrers. Analytics can supercharge your data to help you make better operating decisions. Commercial support provided by Healthcare... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Chris Attaya MBA, FHFMA
Vice President, Product Strategy
Strategic Healthcare Programs
Faculty
David Merk MA
Executive Vice President
Axxess
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Hospice billing is much more complex than just billing levels of care to Medicare. Many states require each hospice agency to bill room and board to the state Medicaid plan or Medicaid Managed Care Organization, as well as reimburse the nursing home. This involves a billing process but also an... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Ms  Deborah Collum MS
Manager of Home Health and Hospice
Richter Healthcare Consultants
Faculty
Melissa McCall
Senior Healthcare Billing Manager
Mueller Prost
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever. The gulf of misunderstanding and resentment between the older, not so old, and younger employees in the workplace is growing and problematic. A leadership panel of home care and hospice experts will discuss how they treat generation mixing as an asset. They will... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Adrian Killebrew MBA
Regional Vice President
Axxess
Faculty
Eric Scharber
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants and Exact Recruiting
Faculty
Margaret (Magi) Graziano
Founder & Chief Evangelist
Keen Alignment
Faculty
Shradha Aiyer MS
Senior Director, Product Development
Axxess
Faculty
Tiffany Karlin
Partner and Director of Healthcare
Mueller Prost

Wednesday, July 29, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
The PDGM means agencies must evaluate all aspects of their business model. Agencies now require a solid strategy to eliminate or re-align expenses. This session will present proven financial management strategies for agencies to be successful in the new era to identify indirect and direct cost savings. Is your vision... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Jeff Aaronson
Director – Advisory Consulting
McBee
Faculty
Robert Simione CPA
Director of Finance
Simione Healthcare Consultants
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
The sustainability of an organization depends on the strength of its leadership and a culture that encourages employees to feel they are key to the organization’s success. To accomplish this, a succession plan must be in place, and who better to take the lead than those who understand your organization’s... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Carolyn Flietstra BSN, RN
Executive Vice President
Christian Living Services|Holland Home
Faculty
Marcylle Combs MS, RN, BS, CHCE
President/CEO
MAC Legacy
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
For years, hospice inpatient units and facilities have struggled with high costs and low reimbursement. CMS’s realignment of hospice level of care reimbursement rates presents new opportunities. How has the financial picture for hospice inpatient settings changed? Hear from hospice experts who will share benchmarks, operational efficiencies, and changes they... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
Gregory Grabowski
Partner
Hospice Advisors
  • Time Zone: ALL SCHEDULED TIMES ARE LISTED IN EASTERN TIME
Home health and hospice providers are continually evaluating whether to merge, sell or “stay the course” as the post-acute landscape continues to change. There are multiple tangible and intangible assets that need to be reviewed to assess the value of an agency. This session will explore how both buyers and... Read More
Speaker(s)
Faculty
David Berman CPA, CVA, CGMA
Principal
Simione Healthcare Consultants
Faculty
Mr.  Mark Kulik MAMI
Managing Director
Braff Group,The

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