2021 Fall Forum
November 2-10, 2021
From November 2-10, 2021, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice will present the NAHC Fall Forum, 30 hours of essential education for home care and hospice professionals.
The Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo is the industry event of the year, with unsurpassed education on crucial topics from Human Resources to Technology. NAHC was forced to cancel the conference this year, but you can still take advantage of the best education in home care and hospice, taught by the experts you have come to know and trust.
Over the first two weeks of November, the NAHC Fall Forum will present live and web-based education focused on six topics:
- Tues., Nov 2: HR, Diversity/Equity & Inclusion w/Keynote
- Wed., Nov 3: Finance/PDGM
- Thurs., Nov 4: Medicare Advantage
- Mon., Nov 8: Home Health Regulatory & Quality
- Tues., Nov 9: Hospice Regulatory & Quality
- Wed., Nov 10: Leadership & Innovations
Register for a single track or select all six.
HHFMA/NAHC Innovations Webinar: Social Determinants of Health (SoDH)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
Social determinants of health care is a growing area of focus throughout the health care industry. This is true for home care (both skilled and unskilled) and hospice. It is an area that affects both clinical and financial aspects of operations.
This webinar will provide an overview of the current status of the effects and experiences of two organizations actively engaged in this key area. Attendees will gain greater knowledge on how social determinants may affect the delivery of care and financial performance of their organizations as well as ideas that may be utilized.
The presenters are Rose Madden-Bayer and Anthony Evans. Rose is the Senior Vice President, Population Health and Clinical Support Services of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Anthony is the President of Pure Healthcare, Centerville, Ohio. Both have extensive experience in social determinants affecting our segment of the industry. Attendees will benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience.
The webinar is offered by NAHC and HHFMA through its Innovations Committee.
- Joe Calcutt, Chief Financial Officer, Liberty Healthcare
- Anthony Evans, President, Pure HealthCare
- Rose Madden-Baer, Senior Vice President, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
- Maria Warren, Senior Director, Clinical Consulting Services, McBee
HHFMA/NAHC Innovations Webinar: Palliative Care Across the Home and Community-Based Continuum
Tuesday, September 21, 2021; 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
On this HHFMA Innovations Series webinar, experts will provide an overview of the key operational and process considerations for developing or maturing a community-based palliative care program. Panel discussion will focus on the market and policy trends underlying the growth in palliative care, and how best to position your organization for success in this important space.”
- Todd Montigney (SimiTree) – moderator
- Maureen Kelleher (SimiTree) – presenter/panelist
- Davis Baird (NAHC) – panelist
- Tammi Leonard (Interim Healthcare) – panelist
- Keith Crownover (Delta Health Technologies) – panelist
Home Care Vaccine Mandate Discussion with Industry Leaders and Legal Experts
Monday, September 20, 2021 ; 2:00-4:00pm Eastern
COVID-19 continues to have an impact on the home care and hospice communities across the United States. Now, conversation is swirling around vaccinations. Some organizations and states have already implemented requirements for employees to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. We ask you to join us and other industry leaders as well as legal experts from Polsinelli for an open conversation about vaccine mandates and the impact they could have and are already having on our industry.
- William A. Dombi, ESQ President, NAHC
- Ken Albert, President of Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice
- Susan Ponder-Stansel, President & CEO, Alivia Care, Inc.
- Angelo, Spinola, Esq., Polsinelli
- David J. Totaro, Chief Government Affairs Officer- BAYADA Home Health Care
- Neal Kursban, CEO Family and Nursing Care
- Will Vail, Esq., Polsinelli
OSHA COVID -19 Standards: What Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice Providers Need to Know
COVID-19: OSHA places Home Care and Hospice Workers at Increased Risk of Exposure
Thursday, September 23, 2021 ; 3:00-4:00pm Eastern
As per President Biden’s Executive Order to protect health care workers from COVID-19 exposure, OSHA has promulgated an extensive and comprehensive standard for employers. The Emergency Temporary Standard for all health care workers which was released on 6/21/2021 is a heavy hitter. Do not let the word TEMPORARY fool you. The home care and hospice industry should expect inspections and enforcement. This standard intersects with three other OSHA standards and OSHA is prepared to deliver financial penalties for non-compliance.
Join us and listen to the latest information.
Barbara B. Citarella RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC
Subject Matter Expert for Health and Human Services ASPR TRACIE
National Healthcare Disaster Professional
Mary Carr, RN, MPH
V.P. for Regulatory Affairs
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Get the Latest on 2021 Home Health PEPPER
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 ; 1:00-2:00pm Eastern
We are excited to now offer accounting credits CPEs (continuing professional education credits) to registered webinar attendees!
Here is the process:
- Attendees are required to stay for the FULL duration of the conference from the beginning to the end.
- Attendees are required at intervals to answer three simply yes or no questions given by the Moderator.
- CPEs, are only awarded to those attendees who have answered the three yes or no
- Attendees will receive a link over the next few days to complete evaluations and download certificates.
Course Level: Intermediate: 1.2 Accounting CPEs (NASBA/FIN)
If you’re a home health provider, you know the PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report) can serve as a comparative and educational report that can play an important role in your internal compliance program.
Attend this webinar to:
- Explain how to obtain the PEPPER
- Discuss PEPPER target areas
- Interpret the PEPPER findings for your agency
- Explain how the PEPPER can best be utilized by your organization
- Mary Carr, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
- Annie Barnaby, CPC, CPCO, CRC, CASCC, Outreach and Education Specialist, Reli Group, Inc.
FY2022 Hospice Final Rule: What’s in Store for Hospice Payment and Quality Measures
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 ; 12:30-1:30pm Eastern
The FY2022 final Hospice payment and quality reporting program update final rule was released on July 29. While it does not stray far from what was proposed, there are changes. Join NAHC staff as they provide the details of why the payment rate update dropped to 2.0%, the changes to the calculation of the labor share amounts for each of the four levels of care, and all the details about the new composite quality measure – the Hospice Care Index. An analysis of the impact of the changes and what hospices should do now to prepare for a significantly different year ahead will be shared.
Topics of discussion include:
- Revisions to labor shares and hospice payment rates
- Election statement addendum requirements and permanent condition of participation changes
- Hospice Care Index measure details
- CAHPS Hospice Survey star rating
- HQRP public reporting changes
- Outline hospice payment changes and rebased labor shares
- Describe clarifications to the election statement addendum requirements
- Review details and provide analysis of the Hospice Care Index measure
- Describe changes to the HQRP, including the star rating for hospice CAHPS, and removal of the seven HIS measures from Compare
- Provide an update on the HVLDL measure and public reporting
- Insights into the future of hospice payment and the HQRP and steps for preparation
- Theresa M. Forster, VP for Hospice Policy & Programs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
- Katie Wehri, Director, Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice
Part 6: Wage & Hour Law
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 ; 2:00-3:00pm Eastern
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Please join Polsinelli Shareholder Angelo Spinola for a comprehensive overview of the most common pay practices utilized by home-based care providers that are targeted by the DOL and plaintiffs’ attorneys. This presentation will include a review of the common challenges and best practices related to live-in and extended shift care programs, pay per visit and salary plus compensation structures for skilled clinicians, on-call, travel time, utilizing multiple pay rates and other common wage hour issues. Mr. Spinola will also review the status of the litigation seeking to reinstate the prior overtime exemptions available to home care providers and other litigation and legislative developments.
Information on the Series
Beginning in May and continuing through December, NAHC will bring together the top experts in the industry to examine the most important legal topics in home care and hospice.
Home care and hospice is a highly regulated industry, as such, it forces providers to maintain a strong working knowledge of a bewildering array of legal issues just to stay in business — fortunately, NAHC has a solution. This 10-part webinar series offers an in-depth and practical analysis of the key legal topics every home care and hospice executive should understand.
Every part of your organization is impacted by legal and regulatory trends, that’s why we provide insight and guidance for every part of your organization from clinical to finance to legal. These webinars will help your entire organization stay ahead of the curve.
- Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Polsinelli
$29/member | $50/non-member
$199/member | $350/non-member
Webinars in the Series
May 6: Patient Acceptance and Discharge
May 19: Government Audits and Investigations
Jun 9: HIPAA 101: Back to Basics
Jul 14: Fraud and Abuse: Stark and Anti-kickback Law
Aug 11: Employment Law Issues
Sep 22: Wage & Hour Law
Oct: Survey and Certification: Terminations, Sanctions, Appeals
Oct: Payment Audits and Appeals
Nov: Managed Care Contracting
Dec: Legal Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions