Annual Meeting Spotlight: Financial Education Sessions
Today, we highlight the Financial education track at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition.
Here are the courses available under the Financial education track at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition:
How to Grow Revenue
Revenue growth is critical to agencies in today's health care environment. While reimbursement cuts have required agencies to reduce expenses, there are limits to the effectiveness of such reductions. Agencies must increase revenue to offset the reductions and continue adapting to the changes happening in the current market. This program contains information on a number of strategies developed by members of the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association Innovations Committee drawn from diverse home care operators.
How to Analyze and Contain Costs
Home care managers face the challenge of maintaining profitable operations while improving patient outcomes. This will require an understanding of all costs and how they relate to different reimbursement models. This program will equip you to better measure all costs of your operation and compare them to industry benchmarks.
How to Optimize Your Revenue Cycle in an Era of Value-Based Care
As value-based care reimbursement models continue to gain traction, provider organizations need to optimize their revenue cycle to reduce costs while providing quality care. Attendees will learn how to implement a combination of technology and process improvements to reduce denials, increase collections, and maximize financial performance in the new health care environment.
How to Prepare Your Hospice for the Revised Cost Reporting Requirements
This session describes the new hospice cost report. It will discuss the resulting need for changes in operations, data tracking, and the chart of accounts.
How to Successfully Avoid the Pitfalls When Growing a Business
This session will explain how to avoid possible pitfalls and show how to mitigate risks that may arise in a growing business. Companies can grow their business by building an organizational structure that can be scaled and taking an innovative sales approach that empowers all their employees to get involved in sales.
How to Improve Outcomes While Dealing with Reimbursement Cuts
With the third year of PPS cost rebasing around the corner, it remains very important for agencies to monitor costs while improving clinical outcomes. So agencies will have to make their operations more efficient to preserve margins. Meanwhile, on the clinical front, reporting measures call for agencies to focus heavily on reducing ACH rates. Effective episode management that uses best practice processes and triggers will be the key to success in both these areas.
How to Be Ready for Mergers and Acquisitions
What you now know about home health and hospice M&A may not be true any more. The valuation metrics have changed. The buyers are very different, and they're pursuing different strategies. It's decidedly not the same old, same old M&A market. In this session, we will explore how and why the market has changed, and what it might mean to you if you are a potential buyer, seller, or intend to sit it out.
How to Manage Compliance in the Revenue Cycle
This workshop will leverage the expertise of the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association committee devoted to billing operations and cash flow. It comes at a time of increased regulation as both Medicare and Medicaid give closer scrutiny to home health and hospice documentation and billing practices. Join this forum to share knowledge and experiences on effectively managing regulatory compliance throughout the revenue cycle.
How to Stay Informed: Financial Managers Open Forum
Once again, the Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association presents its no holds-barred, open forum meeting to pull together all the crucial information presented in the financial management workshops, including legislative and regulatory developments, along with innovations in health care. This session will address any and all issues of interest to conference faculty and attendees. The insights are endless, the advice is free, and the experience is priceless. All are welcome to attend and get engaged!
About NAHC Annual Meeting Education Sessions
The 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting offers the greatest, most expansive, and largest number of education programs for home care and hospice. The education programs cover the latest information that home care and hospice providers need in order to prepare for changes and trends in the legal and regulatory environments. Individuals who attend the 2015 Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 Continuing Education credits in-person, as well as additional credits through programs that will be available online. All of the course offerings will be available for credits to Nurses and Certified Public Accountants. Specific courses and credits will be available to Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators, and Social Workers.
For more information about the Financial education track, please click here.