The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each other and make connections through open forum discussions, keynote speakers, pre-conferences, education sessions, and networking opportunities.

The Expo features nearly 60 leading providers of products and services that successful agencies use. Whether you’re looking for consulting or accounting, software or recruitment services, education and training, the Expo can help you connect with the right people for the job. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Read what actual attendees say about the Financial Management Conference:

“Mueller Prost proudly supports and looks forward the Financial Management Conference every year. As a CPA services provider, we often do not have events with attendees so catered to our business line. We attend a lot of conferences with a sea of people walking through exhibit halls just to find the one person who speaks our finance language and is looking for a like-minded service professional. This conference is a huge benefit to the Partners of NAHC who are looking to network and create new opportunities with other financial background Provider Members.”
Tiffany Karlin of Mueller Prost

“If I only go to one conference a year, this is the one. It’s focused, intense, and gives leaders what is needed to guide their hospice and home health agencies for the future. I have not missed a FMC since moving into a leadership role.”
Carolyn Flietstra, Executive Vice President of Home and Community Services at Holland Home

Check out these exhibitors who are also sponsors of FMC: Kinnser, Homecare Homebase, BKD, CliftonLarsonAllen, Simione Healthcare Consultants and Healthcare Provider Solutions.

For a complete list of companies exhibiting at this year’s Expo, click here.

Register today for the 2018 Financial Management Conference in Austin. Registration for the conference is $1,125; NAHC members pay just $850.

Learn more about the conference and register at FMC2018.NAHC.org.

FMC is being hosted by the new Austin Fairmont. Special rates for the conference are $219. Book your room here.

We’ll see you in Austin.

The Conference Finance Pros in Home Health & Hospice Cannot Afford to Miss

The Financial Management Conference is a great place for home care and hospice leaders to exchange ideas and gain insights. Join the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, July 15-17, in Austin, Texas, when financial managers and other leaders will gather to learn from each other and make connections through open forum discussions, keynote speakers, pre-conferences, education sessions, and networking opportunities.

The Expo features nearly 60 leading providers of products and services that successful agencies use. Whether you’re looking for consulting or accounting, software or recruitment services, education and training, the Expo can help you connect with the right people for the job. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Read what actual attendees say about the Financial Management Conference:

“Mueller Prost proudly supports and looks forward the Financial Management Conference every year. As a CPA services provider, we often do not have events with attendees so catered to our business line. We attend a lot of conferences with a sea of people walking through exhibit halls just to find the one person who speaks our finance language and is looking for a like-minded service professional. This conference is a huge benefit to the Partners of NAHC who are looking to network and create new opportunities with other financial background Provider Members.”
Tiffany Karlin of Mueller Prost

“If I only go to one conference a year, this is the one. It’s focused, intense, and gives leaders what is needed to guide their hospice and home health agencies for the future. I have not missed a FMC since moving into a leadership role.”
Carolyn Flietstra, Executive Vice President of Home and Community Services at Holland Home

Check out these exhibitors who are also sponsors of FMC: Kinnser, Homecare Homebase, BKD, CliftonLarsonAllen, Simione Healthcare Consultants and Healthcare Provider Solutions.

For a complete list of companies exhibiting at this year’s Expo, click here.

Register today for the 2018 Financial Management Conference in Austin. Registration for the conference is $1,125; NAHC members pay just $850.

Learn more about the conference and register at FMC2018.NAHC.org.

FMC is being hosted by the new Austin Fairmont. Special rates for the conference are $219. Book your room here.

We’ll see you in Austin.

Call for Speakers to the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)  is thrilled to announce the call for speakers to present at the 2018 Home Care and Hospice Conference & Expo, October 7-9 in Grapevine, TX, is now open! To facilitate this process, the portal for speaker applications to present is also open today. The due date…

Can’t-Miss Webinar on Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) are teaming up to present a webinar you won’t want to miss – Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice: Understanding Risk Areas; Preparing for Review. The webinar will run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET…

Webinar on Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) are teaming up to present a webinar you won’t want to miss – Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice: Understanding Risk Areas; Preparing for Review.

The webinar will run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET on February 21, 2018.

Audits by government auditors (Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs); Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs); Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) and Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), now renamed Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPICs), are on the increase.  For the homecare industry, these audits have recently focused on physician certification requirement, eligibility for care, and reasonable and necessary services. For the hospice industry, the focus has been on eligibility, physician involvement and live discharges.  As the focus shifts in the early part of 2018, this Webinar will provide you with up to the minute summaries of audit activity and identify new areas for scrutiny.  Though home care and hospice each have distinct areas of concern, both are at high risk for the challenging scrutiny that audits bring.

This Webinar will help providers understand fraud and abuse, the audit process, steps to prevent allegations of fraud and abuse and response to audits if they occur.

“Medicare has stepped up oversight activities in hospice and home health,” says NAHC President William A. Dombi. “This program will help providers avoid compliance risks maintain the positive reputation that we have regarding compliance and zero tolerance for fraud and abuse.”

Home care and hospice legal experts will identify practices that increase the likelihood that a provider will face allegations of fraud and abuse. Lessons learned from providers that have experienced audits will be shared. Most importantly, guidance on how to prepare for additional scrutiny and audits and what actions responsible leaders should take will be discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and distinguish between the various government audit programs for home care and hospice
  • List audit focus areas for home care and hospice
  • Identify practices that place providers at increased risk for government audits
  • Delineate appropriate actions to take when fraud and abuse allegations occur

NAHC and NHPCO have assembled an all star team of experts to make this the most informative and authoritative webinar of its kind anywhere. The faculty is:

NAHC President William A. Dombi

With nearly 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Mr. Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975. Mr. 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.

NHPCO President and CEO Edo Banach

Prior to joining NHPCO, Mr. Banach was a partner in the firm of Gallagher, Evelius & Jones in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, he served as the Deputy Director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Before his leadership role at CMS, he served as Associate General Counsel at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Jason Bring

A Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory, LLC, Mr Bring co-Chairs the firm’s Post-Acute Care Team and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Litigation Groups. Mr. Bring also serves as Chair of the Post-Acute and Long-Term Services Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation’s leading largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. Mr. Bring also serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Howard J. Young

A Partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Mr. Young leads the Health Care Practice where he provides counsel to a wide variety of health care providers, including hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, physician groups and pharmacies. He regularly advises on responses to government program integrity contractor inquiries and related appeals.  Additionally, he advises on compliance program matters. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Young was a Senior Counsel and Deputy Branch Chief with the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General, where he coordinated extensively with CMS and DOJ on the resolution of civil and criminal health care fraud matters and other program integrity matters.

Innovations in Recruitment and Retention

Tuesday, January 30, 20183:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern

Program Description:

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” — Jim Collins.

The ability to recruit and retain great people is crucial to the success of each company. The unique challenges each new generation entering the workplace presents requires adjustments to recruiting and retaining each one. This program will present creative and innovative ways to approach this task.

Program Objectives:

  • Define 5 characteristics of the Millennial generation and how they affect the workplace.
  • Describe ways to recruit the Millennial generation
  • Describe ways to retain and develop caring employees in this age group

Program Faculty:

  • Carolyn Flietstra BSN RN
  • Marcylle Combs MS, RN, CHCE

Registration:

Live Event plus Recording: Members – FREE, Non-members – $150

Recording Only: Members – FREE, Non-members – $150

Click Here to Register!


Recording:

A recording of the event will be available after the event.

Questions:

If you have questions, please email webex@nahc.org or call 866.863.3903 to have a representative assist you.

Can’t-Miss Webinar on Avoiding Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) are teaming up to present a webinar you won’t want to miss – Fraud and Abuse in Home Care and Hospice: Understanding Risk Areas; Preparing for Review. The webinar will run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET…

Web Event: How to Have a Return on Investment with Electronic Visit Verification

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliate the Hospice Association of America will host a webinar, Electronic Visit Verification: How to have a return on investment with the implementation, on Thursday, January 17, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Eastern.

Many states are mandating the use of an Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system to track time and attendance for the staff providing care. There are many items to consider when beginning the search and purchase process. This webinar is geared to helping those with limited experience with this type of purchase. It has been specifically designed to help you avoid the pitfalls, providing tips to help you purchase the right product for your agency. The right system will become an enhancement to your organization’s performance by avoiding retractions, improving quality, and providing a return on your investment.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss the capabilities in a broad sense of EVV systems
  • Discuss the request for proposal process and how to proceed in the selection process
  • Review internal development required after the purchase including the development of policies and procedures
  • Determine the educational programs required to train the staff
  • Discuss other aspects of the return of investment to the organization

Everyone who participates in this webinar will receive advice and information from the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in the country, such as Tom Knox, CEO of CareFamily, LLC; Marcia Tetterton, MS, CAE, the Executive Director of the Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice; NAHC President William A. Dombi, and NAHC Executive Vice President Andrea Devoti.

The webinar is free to all NAHC members and non-members pay only $150 for the live event or a recording. This is a rare opportunity to get up to speed on a critical topic from the people who know it best.

REGISTER NOW!

Is Your Home Health or Hospice Organization Ready for the Emergency Preparedness Compliance Deadline?

Effective November 16, 2017 home health, hospice and other Medicare and Medicaid-participating providers must meet extensive new emergency preparedness requirements, including the ability to demonstrate that they have:

  • Developed an emergency plan for a full range of emergencies specific to their agency’s location;
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures based on the plan and risk assessment;
  • Developed and maintain a communication plan compliant with state and federal law so patient care is properly coordinated with other providers, health departments and emergency systems; and
  • Developed training and testing programs and participated in drills and exercises to test the plan.

To help you ensure timely compliance, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, participating members of the NAHC Forum of State Associations, and RBC Limited are offering the following emergency preparedness product package — including the newly-revised HOME HEALTH CARE & HOSPICE EMERGENCY DISASTER WORKBOOK and its just-released companion THE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TOOLKIT — for a SINGLE LOW PRICE of $324 that includes shipping and handling.


Home Health Care & Hospice Emergency Disaster Preparedness Manual

The manual includes:

  • Key Elements of an Emergency Disaster Plan such as Task Force Development, Agency Self-Evaluation Checklist and a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  • Sample Emergency Preparedness Plan covering Infection Control Surveillance, Communication Systems, Plan Activation, and Patient Care Planning
  • Infection and Prevention, including a Sample Infection Control Plan
  • Patient Education Materials/Tools

This manual is approximately 160 pages and arrives in a type-able PDF file. The agency does have the right to convert the file into a Word document to make it more customizable.

Disaster Preparedness Toolkit

This toolkit is a companion to the manual/workbook and was designed to assist agencies in complying with the CMS Federal Regulations for Disaster Preparedness. It includes:

  • Sample policies for events such as evacuation, active shooters, ransomware, and transportation
  • Checklists for PACE, home care and hospice for compliance- readiness
  • Information related to HIPAA in a disaster, 1135 waivers, and cyber security
  • Various documentation forms, including documentation for coalitions and partnerships, and staff location

This Toolkit is approximately 250 pages and arrives in a type-able PDF file. The agency does have the right to convert the file into a Word document to make it more customizable.


Both documents will be supplied on a single CD-ROM and contain model policies and procedures that can be downloaded and tailored to your agency’s needs! RBC Limited, the developer of these materials, is internationally known for its expertise in home care and hospice disaster preparedness. For additional information about RBC, please go to www.rbclimited.com.

Click Here to take advantage of this offer and receive BOTH products for $324
  • Scroll down to item number 611 — Emergency Disaster Preparedness Manual/Disaster Preparedness Toolkit CD-ROM Combo
  • Add the product to your cart
  • Register in the RBC store
  • When provided the opportunity to REVIEW YOUR CART, please insert the following code in the State Code box: NAHCEDP
  • Complete your checkout with payment information

2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo

  • Learn how to deliver evidence-based care that provides better outcomes for your patients
  • Explore ways to make your agency a better place to work for you and your staff
  • Examine the quality of your life so you can live it to the fullest

We can’t wait to spend quality time with you in Long Beach, California!

Visit longbeach2017.nahc.org