Sep
27
to 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
Sponsored by CHAP

 

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

MACRA – How Changes in Physician Reimbursement Create Growth Opportunities for Home Health Providers

Home health providers take great pride in their ability to achieve quality outcomes at a low cost relative to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other sites of service.  Can home health services play a role in reduced overall Medicare spending for frail older adults, individuals with multiple chronic conditions and comorbidities, and rehabilitation patients?  If physicians were financially incented to manage their patient populations by providing the best outcomes at the lowest cost, would physician referral patterns change?  If so, home health providers should understand and care about Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).  In this session, home health providers will learn the basics of MACRA, and more importantly, how MACRA can play a significant role in elevating the role of home care in our health care environment.  Participants will also learn strategies that can help them communicate their value proposition to physicians impacted by MACRA

  • Jhonna DeMarcky, MBA, Reimbursement Director, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (confirmed)
  • Cory R. Rutledge, CPA, Managing Principal – Senior Living, Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (confirmed)

 

1:20 – 1:30 p.m.

Break

 

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Using Data to Connect Strategy to Finance

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

  • Cory R. Rutledge, CPA, Managing Principal – Senior Living, Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (confirmed)
  • Susan Lowe, CPA, CFO, Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (confirmed)

 

2:20 – 2:50 p.m.

Networking Break

 

2:50 – 3:35 p.m.

From Financial Distress to Thriving – Current Case Studies of Home Health and Hospice Agencies

Learn how Devan Walia and his team have successfully turned around many agencies (both non- and for-profit) that were in severe financial distress. He will share with you how they tackle: 1) the immediate and necessary task of cutting significant overhead in every department without jeopardizing revenue; and 2) laying the foundation for long-term success by diversifying revenue streams and payment models. 

  • Devan Walia, Managing Partner, VNA Health Care (confirmed)

 

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, RN, BSN, Chief Clinical Executive, Home Health Strategic Management (confirmed)
  • Cathy Sorenson, RN, BSN, MBA, President and CEO, Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services (confirmed)

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325
 


Thursday, September 28

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Smith & Nephew

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Partner/Provider Appointments – by appointment only

 

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

ACOs - If You've Seen One, You Haven't Seen them All

This presentation compares the differences between an ACO model and a bundle care initiative and discusses why one model was more successful. Through this presentation you will learn the key reasons why collaboration across health care systems is imperative, why physician support drives and sustains quality, and why holding post-acute care organizations accountable is key to a successful program.

  • William H. Restum, PhD, President, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (confirmed)

 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Demonstrating Value to Payers

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

 

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.

  • Jenna Vaccaro, MPH, Director, Strategic Initiatives, VNA Health Group (confirmed)
  • Scott Carmosino, CPA, Controller - Senior Director Finance, VNA Health Group (confirmed)

 

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 (confirmed)
  • Mark Sharp, CPA, Partner, BKD (confirmed)

 

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Administering a Managed Medicaid Long Term Program

  • June Castle, Chief Financial Officer, VNA Homecare (confirmed)
  • Andrea Lazarek-LaQuay, RN, MSN, Chief Clinical Officer, VNA Homecare (confirmed)

 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Moderated Table Discussions
Lunch Sponsored by HHSM

 

- 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.**

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Public Policy Track

  • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (map)
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Wednesday, September 27

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Partner/Provider Appointmentsby appointment only

 

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, ElevatingHOME (confirmed)

 

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.

Congressional Champion Award

  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (confirmed)

 

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Congressional Message

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) (confirmed)

 

9:00 – 9:35 a.m.

View from Capitol Hill

Participants will receive a bicameral, bipartisan 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.

  • Matt Kazan, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Senate Committee on Finance, Minority Staff (confirmed)
  • Sarah Levin, Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Ways and Means (confirmed)
  • Erin Dempsey, Health Care Policy Advisor, Majority Staff (invited)
  • Emily Mueller, Deputy Legislative Director, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) (invited)
  • Drew Wayne, Legislative Director, US House of Representatives (invited)

 

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.

  • Gary Cantrell, Deputy Director, Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General Investigations (confirmed)

 

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

HHGM Impact

Join Scott Pattillo, Chief Strategy Officer of Homecare Homebase as he shares his analysis of the proposed Home Health Groupings Model and its impact on the industry. Key talking points include: a brief structural overview of HHGM; model flaws & unintended consequences; a high-level analysis of the model results; and how to take action.

  • Scott Pattillo, Chief Strategy Officer, Homecare Homebase (confirmed)

 

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 (confirmed)
  • Jon Rawlson, President, Armory Hill Advocates, LLC (confirmed)

 

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Preparing for Your Hill Visit: ElevatingHOME Congressional Priorities

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

 

1:00 p.m.

Boxed Lunches Available
Sponsored by CHAP

 

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Hill Visits

As scheduled in advance.

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325


Thursday, September 28

7:00 a.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Smith & Nephew

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Partner/Provider Appointmentsby appointment only

 

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Review of Agenda

  • Joy Cameron, Vice President, Policy and Innovation, ElevatingHOME (confirmed)

 

8:05 - 8:45 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 hear about current initiatives and the valuable role members can engage in.

  • Shari M. Ling, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (confirmed)

 

8:45 – 9:20 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 (confirmed)

 

9:20 – 10:00 a.m.

New Home Care Models and Partnership Opportunities in the Evolving Health System

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 (confirmed)

 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:30 – 11:15 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 one agency's self-funded integrated remote monitoring model. These types of initiatives provide significant data to allow for greater investment beyond self-funding.

  • Erin Denholm, RN, MSN, RW, JENF President and CEO, Trinity Health at Home (confirmed)

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Policies and Innovations to Position Home at 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 (confirmed)
  • Teresa L. Lee, JD, MPH, Chief Government Affairs Officer and Vice President, Foundation Relations, VNA Health Group (confirmed)

 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet and Moderated Table Discussions
Lunch Sponsored by HHSM

 

1:00 – 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 Managed Long Term Services and Supports.

  • Keith Ballenger, Vice President, Adventist HealthCare Home Care (confirmed)
  • Vicki Hoak, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Homecare Association (confirmed)
  • Ann M. Painter, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President, Christiana Care Home Health & Community Services, Member, VNAA Board of Directors (confirmed)

 

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 -

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