Superb Private Duty Education at FMC 2022

The 2022 Financial Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada is over, but it was filled with important and useful private duty education that you can still consume if you attended the conference and missed something of value.

“Listening in on the sessions that focused on private duty was great! Everything was taught by industry experts whose knowledge I’ve relied on for years,” said Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Executive Director Kristen Walker. “As a former home care agency owner, I found all of it beneficial to running a private duty business.”

FMC 2022 featured nine education sessions of interest to private duty executives and financial professionals. Here they are again, in case you missed any one of them.

Recruitment and Retention: Strategies to Overcome Staffing Challenges

The biggest challenge for Home Health and Hospice providers, now and well into the future, is dealing with workforce challenges. The key for maximizing the ROI is to focus on retention. This session will help guide your decision making around compensation, professional development, growth potential for staff and overall company culture, which all influences employee retention. There are winners and losers when it comes to talent – this session will offer the takeaways you need to ensure you are a winner!

The Secrets Hidden in Your Financial Statements

In evaluating mergers and acquisition opportunities, we tend to focus mostly on a prospect’s revenues and earnings, but there is so much more to glean from financial statements and other related reports. These clues can help solve the valuation riddle that relies upon income, growth, and risk.  In this session, we discuss the hidden gems to look for, what they mean, and how they might impact a buyer’s and seller’s acquisition or divestiture decisions.

Utilizing New Technologies to Automate and Transform Your Company

Medicine is changing rapidly, and the agencies able to do more with less will be able to grow and improve their margins and outcomes. Learn what technologies are transforming home health and hospice, including artificial intelligence, wearable tech, and process automation, and discover how to use these innovations to move your agency into the future.

Turning Vision into Value: Top 3 Business Opportunities for Private Duty Agencies

Older Americans with chronic illness and other maladies of aging insist on remaining as independent as possible and aging in place. This presents the Private Duty arena with enormous opportunities. How can Private Duty agencies set themselves apart? What innovations have you yet to capitalize on? Industry experts will discuss several opportunities that your organization can take advantage of to serve your communities better while also increasing the value of your organization and having meaningful positive impacts on your bottom line. This session will touch on the top three business opportunities for Private Duty agencies and help your organization become a trailblazer.

Creative Ways to Expand Your Workforce

Home-based care workforce capacity has reached a tipping point with the demands of COVID-19.  Organizations have experienced a crisis leading to increases in turnover, retirement, and burnout, while facing critical demand for care. New solutions that are grounded in what motivates the workforce must be developed to meet this demand.

Together, we’ll explore highlights from a recent data analysis surfacing the attributes of today’s caregiver and how to expand hiring and onboarding strategies across the entire employee journey. We’ll also consider new thinking on workforce strategies including the financial and operational components of working with internships, universities, and training institutions.

Developing Talent Within: Mentoring Middle Management to the C-Suite

Talent is one of an organization’s most valuable assets. Filling C-Suite roles from within the organization provides smooth transition of management and extension of company values and culture. Achievement of internal promotion into CEO, CFO and COO roles requires a strong intentional mentoring and leadership plan to give aspiring managers the opportunities to develop necessary executive skills. Over the past year, nearly 30 million Baby Boomers retired, making it more important than ever to develop a strong succession plan for organizational leadership.

Diversifying Service Lines

Home care market transformation is rapidly impacting how services are funded, the scope of services provided in the home, the complexity of patients being cared for in the home, and the expectations to improve health and cost outcomes. Diversifying service line offerings could be a valuable tool to strategically position providers to meet these market demands. This session will benefit organizational leaders with an understanding of the strategic, financial and outcomes benefits of a range of complementary home care products such as private duty, hospice, behavioral health, care management, visiting physicians and personal care.

Choose Home Care Act: Its Impact on Home Care Agencies

The Choose Home Care Act, introduced in 2021 on a bipartisan basis in both the U.S. House and Senate, aims to increase access to care in the home following hospitalization for eligible Medicare beneficiaries by providing a post-acute option for nursing home level services at home. This Act represents significant changes and opportunities in the delivery of home care for agencies and their patients.

Staffing Strategies in a Pandemic World and Beyond

Staffing issues have become more prominent in the home-based services industry. Forward-thinking agencies are constantly seeking ways to recruit, lead, and retain a competent and satisfied workforce. As the industry moves beyond COVID-19, it is time to consider a strategy to not simply fill positions but look at business goals, meaningful work, and future opportunities.

Look for more private duty education coming from NAHC soon, such as:

Hope to see you at all of them!

FMC 2022: Leadership and a Fight for Home Health Care

Day two of the 2022 Financial Management Conference (FMC) began with more education, but in many ways the highlight of the day was one of the most popular features of the conference every year, the leadership panel. Officially titled “Home Care and Hospice Leadership Panel: A Practical View from Outside of Washington,” The leadership panel…

FMC 2022 Kicks Off

The 2022 Financial Managemente Conference opened on Sunday at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada with education, socializing and calls to action. The morning began with great education in the three pre-conference sessions – Home Health Summer Camp, Hospice Summer Camp, and Home Health Value-Based Purchasing: Going Nationwide. The two Summer Camps are a great…

Why MatrixCare Supports the 2022 Financial Management Conference

MatrixCare, a leading industry innovator and partner with providers of quality health care in the home, is a well-known presence at the Financial Management Conference (FMC) and a gold sponsor of FMC 2022 in Las Vegas from July 24-27.  The relationships MatrixCare has forged with providers and with NAHC have made the entire industry stronger and we appreciate their…

FMC 2022 Has Great Education for Private Duty

The 2022 Financial Management Conference, July 24-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is tailored for financial professionals in home health and hospice. This platform attracts top executives in the industry—while highlighting the responsibilities, processes, and strategies for effective financial management.

This year we have a lot of superb content on topics critical to the successful operation of your private duty agency, all taught by the industry experts you have come to know and trust. If you haven’t registered for the conference yet, we strongly urge you to do so now and then check out some of the great education for people just like you.

Recruitment and Retention: Strategies to Overcome Staffing Challenges

The biggest challenge for providers now and well into the future, is dealing with workforce challenges. The key for maximizing the ROI is to focus on retention. This session will help guide your decision making around compensation, professional development, growth potential for staff and overall company culture, which all influences employee retention. There are winners and losers when it comes to talent – this session will offer the takeaways you need to ensure you are a winner! LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

The Secrets Hidden in Your Financial Statements

In evaluating mergers and acquisition opportunities, we tend to focus mostly on a prospect’s revenues and earnings, but there is so much more to glean from financial statements and other related reports. These clues can help solve the valuation riddle that relies upon income, growth, and risk.  In this session, we discuss the hidden gems to look for, what they mean, and how they might impact a buyer’s and seller’s acquisition or divestiture decisions. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSON

Utilizing New Technologies to Automate and Transform Your Company

Medicine is changing rapidly, and the agencies able to do more with less will be able to grow and improve their margins and outcomes. Learn what technologies are transforming home health and hospice, including artificial intelligence, wearable tech, and process automation, and discover how to use these innovations to move your agency into the future. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

Turning Vision into Value: Top 3 Business Opportunities for Private Duty Agencies

Older Americans with chronic illness and other maladies of aging insist on remaining as independent as possible and aging in place. This presents the Private Duty arena with enormous opportunities. How can Private Duty agencies set themselves apart? What innovations have you yet to capitalize on? Industry experts will discuss several opportunities that your organization can take advantage of to serve your communities better while also increasing the value of your organization and having meaningful positive impacts on your bottom line. This session will touch on the top three business opportunities for Private Duty agencies and help your organization become a trailblazer. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

Creative Ways to Expand Your Workforce

Home-based care workforce capacity has reached a tipping point with the demands of COVID-19.  Organizations have experienced a crisis leading to increases in turnover, retirement, and burnout, while facing critical demand for care. New solutions that are grounded in what motivates the workforce must be developed to meet this demand.

Together, we’ll explore highlights from a recent data analysis surfacing the attributes of today’s caregiver and how to expand hiring and onboarding strategies across the entire employee journey. We’ll also consider new thinking on workforce strategies including the financial and operational components of working with internships, universities, and training institutions. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

Developing Talent Within: Mentoring Middle Management to the C-Suite

Talent is one of an organization’s most valuable assets. Filling C-Suite roles from within the organization provides smooth transition of management and extension of company values and culture. Achievement of internal promotion into CEO, CFO and COO roles requires a strong intentional mentoring and leadership plan to give aspiring managers the opportunities to develop necessary executive skills. Over the past year, nearly 30 million Baby Boomers retired, making it more important than ever to develop a strong succession plan for organizational leadership. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

Choose Home Care Act: Its Impact on Home Care Agencies

The Choose Home Care Act, introduced in 2021 on a bipartisan basis in both the U.S. House and Senate, aims to increase access to care in the home following hospitalization for eligible Medicare beneficiaries by providing a post-acute option for nursing home level services at home. This Act represents significant changes and opportunities in the delivery of home care for agencies and their patients. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

Staffing Strategies in a Pandemic World and Beyond

Staffing issues have become more prominent in the home-based services industry. Forward-thinking agencies are constantly seeking ways to recruit, lead, and retain a competent and satisfied workforce. As the industry moves beyond COVID-19, it is time to consider a strategy to not simply fill positions but look at business goals, meaningful work, and future opportunities. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SESSION

We look forward to seeing you at FMC 2022!

Why MAC Legacy Supports the 2022 Financial Management Conference

MAC Legacy, a leading industry innovator and partner with providers of quality health care in the home, is a well-known presence at the Financial Management Conference (FMC) and a gold sponsor of FMC 2022 in Las Vegas from July 24-27.  The relationships MAC Legacy has forged with providers and with NAHC have made the entire industry stronger and we appreciate their support for FMC, one of the most important industry events of the year.

NAHC Report spoke with MAC Legacy COO Katie Hale and CEO Marcylle Combs, and they discussed why the Financial Management Conference is so important to MAC Legacy and the entire home care and hospice community.

How does MAC Legacy serve home care and hospice care providers?

MAC Legacy specializes in solving complex problems and turning them into simple solutions for Home Health, Home Care and Hospice Providers. Our goal is to provide coding, expert consulting, education and tools to allow organizations to thrive. Under the current reimbursement system, there is no margins for error. MAC Legacy is the solution for accurate coding, sequencing and the right reimbursement every single time.

MAC Legacy is one of NAHC’s most active Business Partners. Why is NAHC membership important to MAC Legacy?

NAHC is and has been a vital heartbeat of the industry through their advocacy and support. MAC Legacy has a unique perspective from not only being a coding and consulting firm since 2004, but our previous roots as a large home health and hospice provider. We are a proud member of NAHC and we are thankful for all NAHC does to better the industry.

“As a provider we had a problem that was clearly an error on our intermediary ( as they were called then) and NAHC went to bat for us with CMS. They were able to get someone on the phone and quickly resolve the issue. They got a statement in writing from CMS and within days the problem was solved. It was on that day I decided that whatever I had to do to support NAHC I would do!” – Marcylle Combs, MAC Legacy CEO & Owner

Do you have a favorite memory about attending FMC?

“NAHC FMC 2021 our CEO, Marcylle Combs was inducted to the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Hall of Fame for her dedication to delivery of high quality home care and hospice services, her guidance of the HHFMA Women and Leadership and her advocacy for rural healthcare. It was an honor to see her stand on stage and receive such a special award for her dedication to the industry.” – Kati Hale, MAC Legacy, COO

“My favorite memories are watching so many conservative accountants gamble away their money at so many LAS VEGAS FMC meetings in the past.” – Marcylle Combs, MAC Legacy CEO & Owner 

Why is FMC an important event for MAC Legacy? Why is sponsoring FMC important for Mac Legacy?

NAHC FMC is one of the premier industry events to capture our audience and network with other industry experts. When utilizing NAHC’s resources we are able to get in front of our current and prospective customers and see a return on the investment spent on advertising.

The last few years have seen enormous change in home care and hospice. What is one thing you’d like to see changed in the next few years? 

We would love to see the reimbursement by managed care come to an equitable rate!   In addition to this there should be a system to appeal issues in a fair manner by an objective system.

We thank MAC Legacy for their strong support for FMC and Katie Hale and Marcylle Combs for participating in this Q&A.

To learn more about the conference or to register go to the FMC 2022 website.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas, July 24-26.

Why MAC Legacy Supports the 2022 Financial Management Conference

MAC Legacy, a leading industry innovator and partner with providers of quality health care in the home, is a well-known presence at the Financial Management Conference (FMC) and a gold sponsor of FMC 2022 in Chicago, from August 1-3.  The relationships MAC Legacy has forged with providers and with NAHC have made the entire industry stronger and…

FMC 2022 is for Thought Leaders and Innovators – People Like You!

“FMC is my favorite conference I attend all year. The NAHC staff does a fantastic job of running the 2.5-day program and the quality of the home health and hospice sessions are terrific. I would highly recommend any home health or hospice financial manager to attend this event! And the locations of the events are always Top Notch!”
Patrick Conole, Vice President of Finance & Management, Home Care Association of NYS

The 2022 Financial Management Conference from July 24-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada is going to be one of the best and most important industry events of the year. Excitement is running high for the conference, as demonstrated by the fact that every booth in the Expo has been sold! (Contact Christopher Adams at CTA@nahc.org if you’re interested in sponsorships or exhibiting at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October.) The most important companies, innovators and thought leaders will be at FMC. If you fit that description, you should be at FMC. Register now to save money over on-site registration.

FMC is essential to those that manage, supervise, or collaborate with the financial arm of your organization. Attendees will walk away with new ideas, connections, and opportunities.

One of the best reasons to attend FMC every year are the general sessions, which feature a strong mix of legal, policy, and market information and analysis, along with insights from industry professionals and experts who have been ahead of the curve for decades. These sessions are when you get the big picture, as well as your specific questions answered by some of the smartest and most informed people in home care and hospice.

Washington Update: Congress, Regulators, Policymakers, and the Marketplace Landscape

Health care continues its bewildering spin under the pressures of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and cost inflation. At the same time, the accelerated learning triggered by the pandemic continues to provide new opportunities for the expansion and refinement for health care at home. No longer is the continuum of care a set of steps based on care setting as acute, pre- and post-acute, and end-of-life care are all now provided in the home setting.

This annual FMC opening general session brings attendees up-to-the-minute information on advocacy priorities, legislative and regulatory updates, and a forecast for upcoming action. The topics this year include PDGM in home health services, VBID and increased oversight activity in hospice, and workforce stresses in all care at home settings, as well as a multitude of opportunities and threats along the care spectrum.

This year, the session also includes a deep look at the national survey results from an unprecedented, unified collaborative in home care. You will not want to miss a minute of this program.

Home Care and Hospice Leadership Panel: A Practical View from Outside of Washington

One of the most popular events at FMC, the leadership panel, brings together a diverse group of leaders in health care, including providers of health care at home, managed care organizations, and investors, to explore the most pressing issues of the day. These business and thought leaders bring deep experiences and insights on the direction of health care and the place of health care at home.

There is a notable expansion of health care services in the home setting, combining patient-centered, holistic care approaches with advances in technologies and a new recognition of the value of care at home. growing opportunities for health care at home. While the pandemic may have accelerated the movement to the home, it is not the root cause, as these developments have been underway for years. Are they within our grasp today? The panel will provide their views on where we are headed in the broadening world of health care at home.

Panelists include Kenneth Albert, Marcylle Combs, Mary Myers, Billy Simione, and Rod Windley.

Financial Management Open Forum

The Open Forum is your chance to discuss your ideas and concerns with HHFMA experts and conference attendees. No subject within our world of health care at home is off limits! The 2022 Open Forum will focus on topics like changes within the home care community business landscape and workforce challenges. Anything else of interest to attendees is also fair game. Bring your ideas, concerns, advice, thought leadership to this special closing program.

FMC is centered on delivering value to your organization, focusing on efficiency, budgeting, benchmarking, operations, ROI, and more. Comprehensive educational sessions will cover the industry’s most pressing topics and issues, so you’ll leave equipped to contribute to your organization immediately. We’re bringing you the best experts and practitioners in the industry to present you with new insights that will answer your burning questions

This event is an investment for you and your organization. Make those valuable connections needed to take your career and organization to the next level.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this July!

FMC 2022 is for Thought Leaders and Innovators – People Like You!

“FMC is my favorite conference I attend all year. The NAHC staff does a fantastic job of running the 2.5-day program and the quality of the home health and hospice sessions are terrific. I would highly recommend any home health or hospice financial manager to attend this event! And the locations of the events are always Top Notch!”
Patrick Conole, Vice President of Finance & Management, Home Care Association of NYS

The 2022 Financial Management Conference from July 24-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada is going to be one of the best and most important industry events of the year. Excitement is running high for the conference, as demonstrated by the fact that every booth in the Expo has been sold! (Contact Christopher Adams at CTA@nahc.org if you’re interested in sponsorships or exhibiting at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October.) The most important companies, innovators and thought leaders will be at FMC. If you fit that description, you should be at FMC. Register now to save money over on-site registration.

FMC is essential to those that manage, supervise, or collaborate with the financial arm of your organization. Attendees will walk away with new ideas, connections, and opportunities.

One of the best reasons to attend FMC every year are the general sessions, which feature a strong mix of legal, policy, and market information and analysis, along with insights from industry professionals and experts who have been ahead of the curve for decades. These sessions are when you get the big picture, as well as your specific questions answered by some of the smartest and most informed people in home care and hospice.

Washington Update: Congress, Regulators, Policymakers, and the Marketplace Landscape

Health care continues its bewildering spin under the pressures of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and cost inflation. At the same time, the accelerated learning triggered by the pandemic continues to provide new opportunities for the expansion and refinement for health care at home. No longer is the continuum of care a set of steps based on care setting as acute, pre- and post-acute, and end-of-life care are all now provided in the home setting.

This annual FMC opening general session brings attendees up-to-the-minute information on advocacy priorities, legislative and regulatory updates, and a forecast for upcoming action. The topics this year include PDGM in home health services, VBID and increased oversight activity in hospice, and workforce stresses in all care at home settings, as well as a multitude of opportunities and threats along the care spectrum.

This year, the session also includes a deep look at the national survey results from an unprecedented, unified collaborative in home care. You will not want to miss a minute of this program.

Home Care and Hospice Leadership Panel: A Practical View from Outside of Washington

One of the most popular events at FMC, the leadership panel, brings together a diverse group of leaders in health care, including providers of health care at home, managed care organizations, and investors, to explore the most pressing issues of the day. These business and thought leaders bring deep experiences and insights on the direction of health care and the place of health care at home.

There is a notable expansion of health care services in the home setting, combining patient-centered, holistic care approaches with advances in technologies and a new recognition of the value of care at home. growing opportunities for health care at home. While the pandemic may have accelerated the movement to the home, it is not the root cause, as these developments have been underway for years. Are they within our grasp today? The panel will provide their views on where we are headed in the broadening world of health care at home.

Panelists include Kenneth Albert, Marcylle Combs, Mary Myers, Billy Simione, and Rod Windley.

Financial Management Open Forum

The Open Forum is your chance to discuss your ideas and concerns with HHFMA experts and conference attendees. No subject within our world of health care at home is off limits! The 2022 Open Forum will focus on several primary topics: Medicare Advantage impact on home care; HHVBP, Medicare Home Health PDGM; changes within the home care community business landscape, workforce challenges, the outlook for hospice in Medicare and beyond. Anything else of interest to attendees is also fair game. Bring your ideas, concerns, advice, thought leadership to this special closing program.

FMC is centered on delivering value to your organization, focusing on efficiency, budgeting, benchmarking, operations, ROI, and more. Comprehensive educational sessions will cover the industry’s most pressing topics and issues, so you’ll leave equipped to contribute to your organization immediately. We’re bringing you the best experts and practitioners in the industry to present you with new insights that will answer your burning questions

This event is an investment for you and your organization. Make those valuable connections needed to take your career and organization to the next level.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this July!

FMC 2022 is for Thought Leaders and Innovators – People Like You!

“FMC is my favorite conference I attend all year. The NAHC staff does a fantastic job of running the 2.5-day program and the quality of the home health and hospice sessions are terrific. I would highly recommend any home health or hospice financial manager to attend this event! And the locations of the events are…