General Sessions Descriptions
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Opening General Session
6:30 to 8:00 pm
900. Opening General Session: National Update
The White House and Congress continue to put health care in the spotlight with deficit reduction debates and care delivery reforms. The future of Medicare and Medicaid are the centerpiece of the Washington health care dialogue with concerns on program sustainability and the need for dramatic changes. With the full-scale implementation of health care reform under the Affordable Care Act set for 2014, this year promises to be one of the most important ever in the history of U.S. health care. Home care and hospice are very well positioned to step forward as prime solutions to what ails our health care system. 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.
Identify the crucial health care issues pending before Congress and the Administration
Define the innovations underway in Medicare and Medicaid creating opportunities for home care
Discuss the impact of the 2012 elections on home care and hospice and the balance of power on health care
Faculty: Val J. Halamandaris, JD, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice; William A. Dombi, Esq., Vice President for Law, National Association for Home Care & Hospice; Executive Director, Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, Executive Director, National Council on Medicaid Home Care, Washington, DC
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of legislative, regulatory, and legal issues in home care and hospice.
Course Level: Intermediate; Nursing 1.5 CEs; Accounting 1.5 CPEs (NASBA/RE)
Monday, July 29, 2013
9:15 to 10:55 am
901. HHFMA Leadership Panel — The Future Belongs to Home Care and Hospice
For over a decade, the annual Financial Management Conference has included a General Session where a diverse group of leaders in home care and hospice offer their views and insights on how to succeed in the ever-changing health care world. The HHFMA Leadership Panel returns for 2013 and promises to be the best ever. The accelerating changes in health care delivery and financing necessitate a “hands-on” management by the leaders in home care and hospice companies of all sizes. The HHFMA Leadership Panel is the epitome of leadership in that regard and each of the panelists will share their vision of what it takes to adapt and seize the nearly endless opportunities in the evolving world of health care. Whether it is ACOs, bundling, Medicaid Managed Care, hospice development and transformation, expanding technologies, or the growing private pay markets, these leaders are at the top of the game.
Identify how and where home care and hospice best fit in transformed health care delivery model and anticipated developments in the future
Describe the advantages and opportunities for home care and hospice to have a commanding role in the new system
Discuss the organizational, technological and financial strategies needed for home care and hospice to win in 2013 and beyond
Moderator: William J. Simione, Jr., BS, CPA, FHHA, CGMA, Founder, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC, Hamden, CT
Panelists: Keith Crownover, MBA, BSHRM, President & CEO, Delta Health Technologies, LLC, Altoona, PA; Catherine Follmer, RN, BSN, MBA, HCM, Vice President, Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, OH; Mary Ann Christopher, MSN, RN, FAAN, CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York, NY; Keith Myers, Chairman & CEO, LHC Group, Lafayette, LA; Mark Francis, BBA, CPA, Principal, Houlihan Lokey, Dallas, TX; David Tramontana, BS, CEO, Home Care by Black Stone, Cincinnati, OH; (Invited) William Yarmuth, CEO, Almost Family, Louisville, KY
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of health care reform legislation.
Course Level: Intermediate; Nursing 1.6 CEs; Accounting 2.0 CPEs (NASBA/SKA)
Monday, July 29, 2013
11:30 to 1:15 pm
902. Healthcare Leadership Panel – The Views of Health Care Industry Stakeholders
One of the obvious developments in the delivery and financing of health care is the growing integration of payment and services. This General Session is a new addition to the Conference lineup, with the focus on the wide range of players in health care. The panelists will include leaders from the world of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, physicians, and managed care. 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 view of the future of health care and where home care and hospice fit best.
Identify the health care delivery reforms underway in health care systems
Understand how health care systems and other provider sectors view home health care and hospice services
Recognize the opportunities available to home care in the integration of the health care spectrum
Moderator: John C. Richter, BA, Executive Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Charlotte, NC
Panelists: Gary Bowers, JD, COO, CarePartners, Asheville, NC; Denise E. Collins, MBA, Executive Vice President, Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, PA; Brian J. Osberg, BS, MPH, Program Director, Health Division, National Governors Association, Washington, DC; Michael Blackstone, MD, Founder/CEO, SutureHealth, Inc., Birmingham, AL; George Taler, MD, Director, Long Term Care, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Course Level: Intermediate; Nursing 1.6 CEs; Accounting 2.0 CPEs (NASBA/MAS)
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Closing General Session
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
903. Closing General Session: 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!
Moderator: William A. Dombi, Esq., Vice President for Law, National Association for Home Care & Hospice; Executive Director, Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association, Executive Director, National Council on Medicaid Home Care, Washington, DC
Course Level: No CEs or CPEs awarded for this session