Connecting Leaders: Home Health Virtual Event - On-Demand

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This innovative virtual education on-demand event will deliver all the best practices you need to assess your current financial and clinical outcomes to ensure success in the months ahead.

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Connecting Leaders: Home Health Virtual Event - On-Demand

Connecting Leaders: Home Health Virtual Event - On-Demand

Hear from home care agency leaders and receive strategies for continued response to COVID-19 while also adapting to PDGM at the Connecting Leaders: Home Health Virtual Event.

This innovative virtual education event will deliver all the best practices you need to assess your current financial and clinical outcomes to ensure success in the months ahead. You’ll walk away energized to refine your revenue cycle from coding to OASIS to timely billing and keep staff safe engaged and safe during these trying times.

During Connecting Leaders: Home Health Virtual Event you receive access to great educational content and have the opportunity hear key questions  that were asked of our expert speakers and gain insightful industry knowledge!

Once you have purchased this on demand event, you’ll have access to all educational sessions for 60 days.

After attending this virtual event, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how the home care industry has been impacted by responding to the pandemic while also dealing with a new payment system
  • Assess infection control and emergency response policies
  • Describe best practices for protecting staff and patients
  • Formulate a plan to leverage PDGM to spur growth
  • Recognize strategies to comply with CoPs and OASIS-D1

Sessions

KEYNOTE: How to Stay Motivated During the Current Crisis
Denise Ryan, CSP, Certified Speaking Professional – FireStar
Join us for a pandemic pep-rally to help you cope and keep you going. In this fast-paced, tip packed, fun and informative session, you’ll get ideas that will help you keep your spirits up and your head in the game.

Denise Ryan covers:

  • The emotions you might be feeling and how to deal with them
  • Tips for calming down in this uncontrollable time (particularly useful for those who might have an inner control freak)
  • Eight tips for not letting other people upset you
  • Ideas to help you not only with this crisis, but with any challenging time


It’s a New World: The Home Care Industry Post PDGM and Pandemic
William “Bill” Dombi, Esq., President – National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
Industry advocate and NAHC President Bill Dombi shares how the home care industry has been impacted by responding to the pandemic while also dealing with a new payment system. He will touch on latest updates on what PDGM means for home care, NAHC’s efforts and regulations that have been relaxed during this time that will be changed for good, such as use of telehealth to supplement in person visits and NP/PA responsibilities.

Coding Accuracy and Correct Payments in PDGM
Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, BCHH-C, HSC-H, Vice President of Education and Control Standards – Quality in Real Time (QIRT)
Many agencies are struggling with comorbidity adjustments and this session will cover the importance of not just the primary code but also the secondary codes that determine comorbidity adjustments. Through a step-by-step approach, Parsons will help strategize how to examine your primary diagnosis error rate, the accuracy of your reimbursement and the delivery of care.

Revamp your Infection Control and Emergency Response Policies
Angelo Spinola, Attorney and Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, and Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®, home care and hospice consultant for Home Health Systems, Inc.
COVID-19 has taught agencies the importance of having solid infection control and emergency response policies in place to protect staff and patients and also avoid survey citations. This session will cover what agencies need to ensure their policies are in line with recommendations from Centers for Disease Control and others to avoid liability and survey citations going forward. 

Financial Dashboard Facelift for PDGM
Chris Attaya (From HH Payment)
PDGM has introduced a new set of financial and clinical drivers that will be key to your success in the future. Give your financial dashboards a facelift so you can rest assured that you’re tracking all the key elements you need at your fingertips such as average case-mix weight, episode timing and admission source, LUPAs, average episode length and average visits per discipline for each clinical group.

Take-home tool: PDGM national benchmarks, first 6 months of 2020

Growing Referrals in this “New Normal” takes Adaptation and “New” Skills
Melanie Stover, Co-Owner Home Care Sales, LLC, Fairhope, Ala.
From completely "locked out" to parking lot in-services to in-person marketing calls, today’s leaders have to create an environment of adaptability and a clear pathway to compress time and get admissions even when you can’t see your referral sources in person. Find out how Melanie has helped her clients grow referrals during these challenging times.

LIVE Q&A Session/Speaker Panel

Avoid Employer Liability Traps with COVID-19
Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, Attorney – Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
COVID-19 has opened the door to a litany of compliance risks related to employee pay and leave time while providers are still struggling to ensure that their staff and patients minimize the risk of exposure to the virus while also caring for loved ones who may be sick. This session will cover how to comply with revised protections and requirements by the FLSA, FMLA and FFCRA as well as relevant OSHA and CDC guidance related to office preparations, employee screening and telework.

Compliance Under PDGM
Sharon Harder, President, C3 Advisors, LLC
Sharon Harder discusses compliance requirements under PDGM as well as how agencies should prepare for the restart of Medicare audits and the Review Choice Demo while responding to COVID-19. She examines medical review and how it’s become ever harder to understand the rules and how they affect your agency’s revenue cycle.

Tool: Assessment walk-through guide for new GG items

Show Them You’re A Leader: How Curating and Sharing Your Culture Attracts and Retains
Renae Oswald, MSN, NHA, NE-BC, CENP, president, New Level Leader
Discover how to create a healthcare agency that qualified staff are clamoring to work for and stay with. Attend this fun and informative session and be reminded of how your employees are looking to YOU to set the tone of their environment. What makes them want to come to work and stay? Do you spend time creating a culture where everyone knows they can count on you to fix their problems only to have them leave when someone offers them an extra buck? Are you trying too hard to be liked rather than to be effective? This session will help you answer those questions and you will learn how owning your personal brand can create intrigue and compel potential employees to seek you out.

Future OASIS Changes and How to Leverage Them for Success
Karen Tibbs
Gain a comprehensive look at all the ways that OASIS drives your payments today and will continue to do so into the future. And get tips to ensure accuracy on these items without putting a strain on productivity. Learn to avoid common pitfalls around those functional items that drive payment under PDGM and prepare for pending OASIS changes that impact future payments. Hint: OASIS-E, proposed for 2021, could include new items about cognitive function, mental status and more.

Tool: Reference guide for key OASIS items and their impacts

Steps to Speed Up Cash Flow; Beef Up Billing under PDGM 
Melinda Gaboury
Get a crash course on how payments are derived under PDGM. Walk through the HHRG/HIPPS, what all the positions represent and how they work to determine case mix under PDGM. You’ll also receive tips for better tracking orders to speed up cash flow and review key elements for billing and collecting successfully under PDGM.

Managing by Metrics
Karen Vance, Senior Managing Consultant, BKD, Springfield, Mo.
Clinical managers have been challenged to hold staff accountable for the performance needed by the agency for quality, compliant and cost-efficient practice. Managing by metrics allows objective management of key performance indicators and decreases the personal nature involved in holding staff accountable. This session reviews key metrics at cascading levels in the organization and translates the data into the clinician behaviors that can impact the data.

LIVE Q&A Session/Speaker Panel

Speakers

Denise Ryan

Denise Ryan
Keynote Speaker

Not your typical “motivational speaker,” Denise Ryan is genuine and real. But also highly skilled—she holds the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation awarded to fewer than 10 percent of professional speakers. Ryan is an author, keynote speaker, and most notably, a fire starter extraordinaire. FireStar’s unique programs are relevant, uplifting, and informative. Ryan’s trademark interactive programs address myriad workplace issues such as dealing with change, getting along with others, staying motivated, and the secrets of successful selling. She also offers customized training sessions. Ryan’s infectious enthusiasm motivates the unmotivated and challenges the challenged. Consider yourself warned: FireStar programs are five-alarm scorchers.

Chris Attaya

Chris Attaya
Vice President, Product Strategy, Strategic Healthcare Programs

Chris Attaya brings more than 28 years of experience in the Home Health and Hospice industry, achieved through a series of executive and consulting positions. Chris joined SHP in 2014, and is responsible for product development and client relationships to help clients achieve increased operational and financial performance through the use of SHP’s industry leading analytics platform and benchmark data. Prior to SHP, Chris was the CFO at the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston and had worked at Partners Health Care at Home as CFO and CEO.

William Dombie

William “Bill” Dombi, Esq.
President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

William “Bill” Dombi is the president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. He previously served as the vice president for Law at NAHC. As a key part of his responsibilities, Dombi specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With nearly 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution on Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. With litigation, Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, along with current lawsuits challenging the Medicare home health face- to-face encounter rule and the Department of labor changes to the overtime rules under the Fair labor Standards Act.

Melinda A. Gaboury

Melinda Gaboury, COS-C
Chief Executive Officer

Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 28 years in home care, has over 18 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country. Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PPS training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence. UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group and is Associate Director on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-D1.

Sharon Harder

Sharon Harder
President, C3 Advisors, LLC

As the President of C3 Advisors, LLC, Harder oversees all home health and hospice client projects the majority of which are focused on compliance issues including ongoing scheduled compliance audits and preparation of responses to investigations and data requests. She works with several compliance committees and attorneys for client organizations on home health and hospice compliance matters.

Over the last 10 years Harder has helped hundreds of home health, hospice and long-term care providers with process redesign and efficiency improvement, compliance reviews, pre-acquisition due diligence, operational reporting and technology optimization.

 Robert W. Markette Jr.

Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C
Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman

For over 15 years, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, HCS-C has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. Markette works with his clients on issues related to Medicare/Medicaid compliance including surveys, responding to surveys, state and federal appeals of survey findings; payer issues, including appealing payer audit findings; HIPAA Compliance; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse, including matters such as developing and implementing compliance programs, performing internal investigations and representing providers in external investigations and civil and criminal matters. He also assists clients with purchasing and selling home health, hospice and private duty agencies.

Markette also addresses legal issues related to employment matters, this includes wage and hour compliance, responding to Department of Labor investigations, and litigating wage and hour disputes. He has presented to the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association for Home Health and Hospice Care, DecisionHealth as well as other national speaking events and numerous state trade association conferences and continuing education sessions. He serves on both the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance and the Board of the Association for Home Care Compliance.

Renae Oswald

Renae Oswald, MSN, NHA, NE-BC, CENP
President, New Level Leader

Renae Oswald, MSN, NHA, NE-BC, CENP, is president of New Level Leader and knows firsthand the overwhelm and frustration of recruiting and retaining qualified staff. For the past 30 years, she has led multiple healthcare teams creating cultures that promote accountability. By applying and demonstrating these principles, she has successfully achieved high retention rates and built a reputation that has historically led to a waiting list of applicants. Oswald has also learned how podcasting and other social media can be used as a way to grow your brand and promote your leadership and culture so potential applicants know and love you before you even hire them. She is a business owner, former healthcare administrator, and the founder of New Level Leader, which supports clients through professional coaching, leadership development, and consultative services. She’s crafted this seminar to share her secrets with you and provide you creative solutions.

Sherri Parson

Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, BCHH-C, HSC-H
Vice President of Education and Control Standards, Quality in Real Time (QIRT)

Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, COS-C, BCHH-C, HSC-H, brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to her role as QIRT Executive, QIRT now McBee. Earning her RN license in 1994, Parson started her career providing direct care first in hospital settings, including medical surgical, ICU, and interventional radiology before transitioning to home health. She has been an in-home provider of skilled-nursing services, as well as developing expertise in quality assurance, diagnosis coding, OASIS review, and regulatory compliance.

Parson further developed her home health expertise as a therapy manager and staff education and development expert. Her vast experience in home health prepared her for her current role where she is responsible for hiring, training, and monitoring coding and OASIS review staff and managers, as well as establishing the metrics for key performance indicators to ensure continuous staff improvement in coding and OASIS accuracy. In addition to providing all staff training and education, she travels around the country to present at state home care association meetings, national events, and to provide on-site, in-service programs to agencies.
Other accomplishments include adjunct professor and developer of a college home health coding course. She has authored numerous articles and is frequently sought after for her expertise by publications such as Eli’s Home Care Week, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health, OASIS & Outcomes Solutions and Home Healthline. Sherri currently serves on AHCC’s Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance Certification HCS-H Committee.

Angelo Spinola

Angelo Spinola
Attorney and Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Angelo Spinola is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson who chairs the law firm’s home care industry practice group. He has two decades of experience representing home care employers across the country in collective, class and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws. He provides legal aid to employers responding to wage and hour investigations by the Department of Labor and its state agency equivalents, conducts wage and hour practice audits and develops compliance measures that minimize exposure, among other services. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1999 and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Melanie Stover

Melanie Stover
OT and Founder of Home Care Sales

Melanie Stover has been presenting on the topics of Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty for the last 18 years. She is passionate about spreading the message how home-based health services impact families lives – for the better! Melanie is an OT and the founder of Home Care Sales – a firm that specializes in growth strategies for the home care industry. Her mission is to help All agencies develop their skills in communicating their unique message so that every person who deserves your services – GETS THEM!

Karen Tibbs

Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C
Senior Quality Manager, OASIS & Coding, McBee Associates

Karen Tibbs, RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C, quality manager, OASIS & coding services, McBee, is a registered nurse with a master’s of science in healthcare quality. She is currently the quality and education manager for McBee. She has 22 years of home care experience with extensive knowledge in medical review, regulatory compliance, ICD-10 and OASIS accuracy. Karen has earned the Home Care Coding Specialist – Diagnosis (HCS-D) and the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (COS-C).

Karen Vance

Karen Vance
Senior Managing Consultant, BKD, LLP

Karen Vance is a Managing Consultant with BKD Health Care Group since 2003, delivering clinical and operations consulting services to home care providers. She also provides reimbursement and compliance consulting services and helps home care providers establish and maintain quality management practices. With home care experience since 1981 as a provider, clinical and regulatory manager, Karen has presented home care seminars since 1988 for national, state and regional health care associations and industry media organizations.

Mary McGoldrick

Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI®

Mary McGoldrick has been a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice for over 25 years, with seminal works published on infection prevention and control for the home health and hospice industries. Mary began her home care career more than 40 years ago as a home health aide, and since that time has served in a myriad of home care clinical, management, and executive-level positions, including a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she served as a home care and hospice surveyor for The Joint Commission for 12 years, and as a subject matter expert on infection prevention and control in home care to the CDC-HICPAC, APIC, and others. Mary is an author of more than 125 articles and several books, chapters, and manuals on topics related to infection prevention and control in home care and hospice, including the Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program and the first and second editions of the APIC book on Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice.

Continuing Education

Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) Credentials

Home Care Coding Specialist—Diagnosis (HCS-D)

The Home Care Coding Specialist—Diagnosis (HCS-D) credential is earned by professionals skilled in classifying medical data from home health patient records. Coding specialists review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis. This virtual event has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 2 HCS-D CEUs.


Home Care Coding Specialist—Hospice (HCS-H)

The Home Care Coding Specialist—Hospice (HCS-H) credential is earned by professionals skilled in classifying medical data from hospice patient records. Coding specialists review patients’ records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis. This virtual has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 1 HCS-H CEU.


Home Care Specialist—Compliance (HCS-C)

The Home Care Specialist—Compliance (HCS-C) credential is earned by home care professionals skilled in establishing, implementing, and monitoring a home health agency’s compliance program, specifically with state and federal regulations related to agency operations. This virtual event has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 5 HCS-C CEUs.


Home Care Clinical Specialist—OASIS (HCS-O)

The Home Care Clinical Specialist—OASIS (HCS-O) certification is held by clinicians who have demonstrated the clinical skills and judgment necessary to assess a patient’s condition correctly. HCS-O credential holders are healthcare professionals with specialized knowledge in applying clinical assessment findings to OASIS items. This virtual event has been approved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance for 3 HCS-O CEUs.

About AHCC Membership

AHCC members support the association’s mission by earning and encouraging professional credentialing, participating in or sponsoring continuous professional education and training activities for skills maintenance, and participating in advocacy activities to help increase the visibility of the integral role post-acute care plays in the care continuum. Members include:

  • Home Health Nurses
  • Coders & Coding Managers
  • QA & Compliance Managers
  • Therapists
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers


Premium Level Member Benefits Include:

  • Resources library
  • CEU quiz (12 annually)
  • Career center
  • Discounts on AHCC events
  • Forum
  • Quarterly journal w/CEUs
  • Quarterly “best practices” papers
  • Quarterly town hall calls
  • And more …