Hospice Track Educational Sessions Announced for NAHC’s Financial Management Conference & Exhibition
NAHC and its affiliated Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers’ Association (HHFMA) recently announced the educational sessions for its upcoming Financial Management Conference & Exhibition. The conference is being held July 13 – 15 in Chicago, IL.
This year, attendees have four different tracks to choose from – based on their and their agencies’ unique needs. The four tracks are:
- Home Health
- Changing Healthcare Delivery
Below are some of the highlights from this year’s Hospice track:
Hospice Payment Refinement
This presentation will review the CMS proposed rule for Fiscal Year 2015 and model how the proposed rule will impact agencies. The session will also look back at the FY 2014 proposed rule comments on rebasing the routine home care rate and the site of service adjustment, and will provide an overview of the payment reimbursement curve.
Regulatory Change is Inevitable: Are We Prepared and What Will Medicare Learn from the Data?
The pace of regulatory and legislative changes in the hospice industry is at an all time high… his session will discuss the status of several regulatory changes that have or will occur in the hospice industry. We will discuss the additional burden placed on hospices to report additional patient-specific data elements, what impact it has on an agency and the industry and what Medicare will learn from this additional information.
Hospice Cost Savings: Finding Efficiencies
The outlook for 2014 Medicare home health and hospice rates are foggy at best with the threat of rate rebasing combined on top of the continuation of sequestration. Costs will continue to increase with new Medicare regulatory requirements, labor shortages, and modernization efforts in technology and delivery models…This program offers insights and ideas on successful ways to squeeze out even more efficiencies than you thought possible. Everything from back office costs to care utilization must be on the table for consideration.
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