2021 Fall Forum

2021 Fall Forum

November 2-10, 2021

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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

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HHFMA/NAHC Innovations Webinar: Social Determinants of Health (SoDH)

HHFMA/NAHC Innovations Webinar: Social Determinants of Health (SoDH)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

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Description:

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.

Faculty:

  • 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

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $99.00

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HHFMA/NAHC Innovations Webinar: Palliative Care Across the Home and Community-Based Continuum

HHFMA/NAHC Innovations Webinar: Palliative Care Across the Home and Community-Based Continuum

Tuesday, September 21, 2021; 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

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Description:

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.”

Faculty:

  • Todd Montigney (SimiTree) – moderator
  • Maureen Kelleher (SimiTree) – presenter/panelist
  • Davis Baird (NAHC) – panelist
  • Tammi Leonard (Interim Healthcare) – panelist
  • Keith Crownover (Delta Health Technologies) – panelist

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $99.00

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Home Care Vaccine Mandate Discussion with Industry Leaders and Legal Experts

Home Care Vaccine Mandate Discussion with Industry Leaders and Legal Experts

Monday, September 20, 2021 ; 2:00-4:00pm Eastern

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Description:

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.

Faculty:

  • 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

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: Free

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OSHA COVID -19 Standards: What Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice Providers Need to Know

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

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Description:

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 hitterDo 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.

Faculty:

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

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: Free

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Get the Latest on 2021 Home Health PEPPER

Get the Latest on 2021 Home Health PEPPER

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 ; 1:00-2:00pm Eastern

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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

Faculty:

  • 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.

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-members: $99

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FY2022 Hospice Final Rule: What’s in Store for Hospice Payment and Quality Measures

FY2022 Hospice Final Rule: What’s in Store for Hospice Payment and Quality Measures

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 ; 12:30-1:30pm Eastern

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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

Learning objectives:

  • 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

Faculty:

  • 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

Registration Fees:

Members: Free
Non-members: $99

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CMS’ Proposed Plans for Implementing Sweeping Survey Reforms and Their Implications for Hospice Providers

CMS’ Proposed Plans for Implementing Sweeping Survey Reforms and Their Implications for Hospice Providers

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 ; 1:00-2:00pm Eastern

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In mid-2019, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued reports that raised considerable concerns in Congress, at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and among hospice stakeholders. While the OIG’s findings indicated that a relatively small percentage of hospice providers are found to have serious deficiencies and/or substantiated complaints, the reports set off a firestorm of activity aimed at reforming the hospice survey process. In late 2020 the Congress enacted significant changes to the hospice survey process, including creation of a “Special Focus” program for poor performing hospice providers, expansion of the remedies that CMS can use to penalize seriously deficient hospices, and requirements that CMS make survey findings publicly available. On June 25 CMS issued proposed implementing regulations for these legislative reforms. On a separate track, CMS has been revising its guidance to hospice surveyors to better emphasize issues related to quality of care. During this session, experts from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) will review the legislative reforms, discuss CMS’ proposed plans and timing for implementing the reforms, and provide an initial view of what we may see as part of the revised surveyor guidance.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss statutory reforms applicable to the hospice survey process
  2. Outline CMS’ plans and the timing for implementation of the reforms
  3. Share available information related to CMS’ planned updates to the hospice survey process
  4. Identify ways that hospice providers can prepare for this wide array of changes

Faculty:

  • William A. Dombi, President, NAHC
  • Theresa M. Forster, Vice President for Hospice Policy & Programs, NAHC
  • Katie Wehri, Director of Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Affairs

Registration Fees:

Members: Free
Non-members: $99

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CY2022 Home Health Proposed Rule

CY2022 Home Health Proposed Rule

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 ; 1:00-2:00pm Eastern

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Bill Dombi, NAHC president, and Mary Carr present a high-level overview of the CY2022 home health proposed rule.  As expected, CMS is proposing the nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value Based Purchasing model.  In addition to the payment rate updates, CMS provides analysis of the PDGM and proposes some changes to the model along with proposed changes to the home health quality reporting program. Outside of home health, the rule includes regulations implementing the hospice survey reforms that were part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Faculty:

  • Bill Dombi, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • Mary Carr, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Registration Fees:

Members: Free
Non-members: $99

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Emerging Legal Trends in Home Care & Hospice Part 6

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.

Faculty

  • Angelo Spinola, Shareholder, Polsinelli

Pricing

Individual Webinar
$29/member | $50/non-member
10-part Series
$199/member | $350/non-member

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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