The 2015 Financial Management Conference & Exposition Offers Very Special General Sessions
June 9, 2015 10:50 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) today announced the details of the General Sessions at the 2015 Financial Management Conference & Exposition, which is taking place June 28 – 30 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
This year’s General Sessions will include the National Home Care and Hospice Update, HHFMA Healthcare Leadership Panel, and the Financial Managers Open Forum. An extra-special program, “The Inevitable Future of Home Care, Hospice and Care at Home and the Change Strategies Needed to Become a Leader in This New Environment” will highlight the morning on June 29.
The opening General Session will feature Val J. Halamandaris, President of NAHC, and Bill Dombi, HHFMA Executive Director, providing the up-to-the-minute report on what is happening in Congress and federal agencies that affects home care and hospice. The Leadership Panel on June 29, moderated by Bob Simione will include Barbara Knott from Kaiser, Keith Meyers from LHC Group, Paul Babinski from Liberty Healthcare, and Lynn Simon from the health system, CHS, presenting their views on health care at large.
Dr. Robert Fazzi takes the stage on Monday morning with “The Inevitable Future of Home Care, Hospice and Care at Home and the Change Strategies Needed to Become a Leader in This New Environment.” It is a guarantee that Dr. Fazzi will bring electricity to this discussion on the new order in health care.
“The General Sessions cover essential topics for home care and hospice executives, from identifying current issues affecting home care and hospice, explaining future changes, and providing strategic advice to respond and prepare for the changing environment,” said William Dombi, Vice President for Law at NAHC and the Director of the Home Care & Hospice Financial Management Association, a NAHC affiliate. “Once again, we will close with an Open Forum session that allows attendees to receive advice on any issue of interest and share best practices among peers.”
Opening General Session: National Home Care and Hospice Update
The White House and Congress continue to put health care in the spotlight with deficit reduction debates and care delivery reforms. The recent congressional elections returned the Congress to Republican control. Once again, congressional leadership is focusing on health care, raising every issue from Obamacare to entitlement reforms. With the full-scale implementation of health care reform under the Affordable Care Act continuing in 2015, this year is quickly becoming one of the most important ever in the history of U.S. healthcare. Home care and hospice are very well positioned to step forward as prime solutions to what ails our health care system. However, challenges continue to surface on the regulatory front. This opening session brings Washington to the stage with up-to-the-minute details on the legislative and regulatory landscape along with a forecast of the impact of national politics on health care.
HHFMA Healthcare Leadership Panel—Who Owns the Future of Health Care?
One of the obvious developments in the delivery and financing of health is the growing integration of payment and services. This General Session returns to the Conference lineup, with the focus on the wide range of players in health care. The panelists include leaders from the world of Health Systems, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Physicians and Managed Care, and Home Care and Hospice. Each can be a partner or competitor with home care and hospice. Care and payment integration promises more success with partnership than competition for tightening health care dollars. The leaders from these respective health care sectors will share their views of the future of health care and where home care and hospice fits best.
The Inevitable Future of Home Care, Hospice and Care at Home and the Change Strategies Needed to Become a Leader in this New Environment
There is a world-wide change in how health care will be delivered. It is affecting every continent and every country. It is driven by the same factors and it is leading to the same structural conclusions. It is inevitable. So too are the changes and the growing shift to services in the home as the first choice in newly emerging health systems. For home care and hospice providers, change creates opportunities for those who aggressively move in the right strategic directions and threats for those who want to retain the status quo. This General Session will help you learn why change is inevitable, the four factors you have to control, what changes you need to make now and within the next eighteen months and how to make these changes successfully. Expect to be confronted by one additional critical question: do the new realities of health care call for a new and dramatically expanded definition for home care, hospice and the full range of care at home?
Financial Managers Open Forum
Once again, HHFMA presents its open, no holds-barred forum meeting to conclude the annual conference. The session addresses any and all issues of interest to the conference faculty and attendees. The insights are endless, all the advice is free and the experience is priceless. All are welcome to attend and get engaged!
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