Sep
27
Sep 28

Financial Leadership Track

Wednesday, September 27

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

 

**Attendees may opt to participate in Public Policy Track programming in advance of financial programming beginning on Wednesday, or following financial program completion on Thursday.**

 

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Small Group Discussions

 

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Using Data to Connect Strategy to Finance, Part 1

Using CLA’s proprietary CLArity database, we will explore data from two participating home health agencies.  The leadership of the participating agencies will discuss how they are using that data to drive strategy that will improve their financial viability.

  • Konnie Evans, Vice President of Home Care, Knute Nelson
  • Cory R. Rutledge, CPA, Managing Principal – Senior Living, Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

 

1:20 – 1:30 p.m.

Break

 

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Using Data to Connect Strategy to Finance, Part 2

Session Continued

  • Cory R. Rutledge, CPA, Managing Principal – Senior Living, Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP 
  • Cathy Sorenson, President and CEO, Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services

 

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.

Networking Break

 

2:50 – 3:35 p.m.

Financial Recovery in Struggling Agencies

  • Devan Walia, JD, Chief Innovation Officer, VNA Health Care

 

3:35 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

 

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Analyzing Case-Mix for Value-Based Home Health Success

As home health providers rewire their operations to address value-based changes to the Medicare model, many overlook the primary indicator of care performance and value represented by the Case-Mix Index. Traditionally believed to reflect the accuracy of coding in the clinical program proposed at Start of Care, Home Health Case – Mix outlines the efficiency of the Medicare program as it relates to Chapter 7 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual. OASIS accuracy, required SOC documentation, global and proportional clinical programming, and a clear path to outcome achievement are all elements of care programming reflected in Case – Mix levels. In addition, Case – Mix achievement creates clinical programs that, if managed appropriately in real time, produce care episodes that achieve 4.5 – 5 level Star Ratings.

  • Kimberly McCormick, Chief Clinical Executive, Home Health Strategic Management
  • Cathy Sorenson, President and CEO, Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
 


Thursday, September 28

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Partner/Provider Appointments – invitation only

 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Keynote

  • William H. Restum, PhD, President, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Demonstrating Value to Payers

  • Tim Peng, Vice President of Data Science and Strategic Analytics, Visiting Nurse Service of New York

 

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Becoming the Platform of Choice

Learn how VNA Health Group transformed from a single-entity to a partner-based business.

  • Peter Gaylord, COO/CFO, VNA Health Group
  • Jenna Vaccaro, Director, Strategic Initiatives, VNA Health Group

 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Data Driven Strategy for Alternative Payment Models

Home-based care providers need to harness their data to measure, monitor and manage in the alternative payment landscape. This presentation outlines the must-haves in utilizing data needed to make predictive decisions to drive quality outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and lower cost of care. This presentation will define the advance payment landscape, outline essential data to assist organizations in successfully and strategically building strong advance payment model processes and using the data to build collaborative relationships in your market.

  • Lisa Musgrave, Vice President of Home Based Care, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Mark Sharp, CPA, Partner, BKD

 

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Administering a Managed Medicaid Long Term Program

  • June Castle, Chief Financial Officer, VNA Homecare
  • Andrea Lazarek-LaQuay, Chief Clinical Officer, VNA Homecare

 

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Moderated Table Discussions

 

- FINANCIAL PROGRAMMING CONCLUDES –

**Attendees may opt to participate in Public Policy Track programming in advance of financial programming beginning on Wednesday, or following financial program completion on Thursday.**

Sep
27
Sep 28

Public Policy Track

  • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, September 27

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Partner/Provider Appointmentsinvitation only

 

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, Elevating HOME

 

8:05 – 8:50 a.m.

Perspectives from Senior HHS Leadership

Senior leadership from the Department of Health and Human Services will provide their thoughts and goals for home-based healthcare.  Participants will to hear about current initiatives and the valuable role members can engage in.

 

8:50 – 9:35 a.m.

View from Capitol Hill

Participants will receive a bi-cameral, bi-partisan perspective from Hill staffers major pieces of legislation impacting the home-based care sector. Presenters work on significant committees of jurisdiction for home-based care. The information presented will prepare participants to engage in pending legislative changes.

 

9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Integrity in Home-Based Care: OIG Perspective

The Office of Inspector General for HHS will engage with providers by sharing their thoughts and concerns, as well as opportunities for home-based care. This presentation is part of an on-going conversation with the OIG office to discuss data-driven metrics and to highlight the high-quality and integrity of the vast majority of home-based care.

 

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Integrity in Home-Based Care:  A National Payer’s Perspective

UnitedHealthcare will provide their perspective, including data detailing proactive steps taken in removing prior authorization for home health care in their managed care plans. These steps are a significant example of the effectiveness and high-quality care home-based care providers deliver.

 

11:35 – 12:30 p.m.

Preparing for your Hill Visit: Hot Button Legislative Issues for Home Care and Hospice

  • Colin Roskey, Principal, Lincoln Policy Group
  • Devon Seibert-Bailey, Vice President, Strategic Health Care

 

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Preparing for Your Hill Visit: ElevatingHOME Congressional Priorities

  • Nathan Constable, Director, Legislative Affairs, ElevatingHOME
  • Neleen Rubin, ‎President, Rubin Health Policy Consulting, LLC

 

1:00 p.m.

Boxed Lunches Available

 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Hill Visits

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception


Thursday, September 28

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Partner/Provider Appointmentsinvitation only

 

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Review of Agenda

  • Joy Cameron, Vice President, Policy and Innovation, ElevatingHOME

 

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Legislative Strategies to Improve Managed Care Contracting

Hear about legislative successes made in several states surrounding prompt payment and efficiencies of contracting ultimately improving access to care and the ability for home-based care to remain viable in the evolving payer marketplace.

  •  Denis B. Fleming, Jr., Vice President, Government Relations, Almost Family

 

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Home-Based Care: State Strategies in Medicaid

Learn about new types of partnerships and roles for home-based care, including a new Medicaid payment tier and other best practices to encourage and equip participants for their own state-level battles.

  •  Al Cardillo, Executive Vice President, Home Care Association of New York State

 

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Investing in Patient Care to Determine Value

In this time of constrained budgets, payers of all variety are hesitant to take chances without proof of concept.  Learn about how one agency has self-funded an initiative to provide palliative care for their community. These initiatives provide significant data to allow for greater investment beyond self-funding.

  •  TBA, VNA of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties

 

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Policies and Innovations to Position Home the Center of Care

In this panel presentation, agencies will share different federal and state initiatives they have undertaken to highlight the high-quality and breadth of care that can be achieved in home-based care. Examples come from a variety of agencies; including system-based providers, smaller agencies and for-profit organizations.

  • Elizabeth Kleber, PhD, RN, Area Director, Clinical Strategy, BAYADA Home Health
  • TBA, VNA Health Group

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Moderated Table Discussions

 

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Strategic Innovations: Offering Solutions to Health Care Concerns – Veterans Affairs Example

Learn about BAYADA’s strategic collaboration with the local VA to provide care outside of an institutional setting for chronic care, home care and hospice. This presentation includes recent outcomes and data supporting the inclusion of a provider outside of the VA in the care team.

  •  Michael P. Johnson, PT, PhD, Practice Leader, BAYADA Home Health
  • Dayna Cooper, Director, Home and Community Care, US Department of Veterans Affairs - invited

 

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

State Lessons for Future Initiatives

Learn about the impacts and preparations made by home-based care through state payer initiative. Examples include Maryland’s hospital ACO, navigating the Delaware ACO network and Pennsylvania’s shift to all Medicaid managed care.

  • Keith Ballenger, Vice President, Adventist HealthCare Home Care
  • Vicki Hoak, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Homecare Association
  • Ann Painter, Senior Vice President, Home Health & Community Services, Christiana Care Health System

 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ElevatingHOME Strategic Policy and VNAA Leadership Initiatives

  • Eileen Grande, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, ElevatingHOME
  • Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, Elevating HOME
  • Norene Mostkoff, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Health System and Chair, VNAA Board of Directors
  • Kate Rolf, President and CEO, VNA Homecare and Vice Chair, VNAA Board of Directors
  • Joseph Scopelliti, Jr., President and CEO, VNA Health System and Chair, ElevatingHOME Board of Directors

 

3:00 p.m.

- Conference Programming Concludes -