Volume 6, Number 45 October  18, 2017



Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

It was good to see everyone at this year's NAHC Annual Meeting, to learn about new products and new vendors, and to see some familiar faces in unfamiliar logo shirts. That's what I love about this meeting, you never know what you are going to learn and who you are going to meet.

Of particular interest this year was to see how the association planned to talk about the transition from the only president it has known for 35 years to the successor who has a much different leadership style. I will discuss my thoughts about how this was handled and how the plan for the future was presented in this week's lead article.

We also have a preview of the upcoming Connected Health Symposium, sponsored by Partners Health. Telehealth reporter Audrey Kinsella is on her way to Boston and will bring back news of the innovations presented there over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Compliance Conference
Compliance is on everyone's mind these days, whether your concern is Medicare rules or Wage and Labor Regulations. Home care attorneys Liz Pearson and Lucian Bernard are once again gathering an all-star lineup of expert consultants to teach a series of classes on the new Conditions of Participation, HIPAA regulations, labor and overtime laws, and how to keep your agency in compliance with all of them. Here's the best part. This 3-day conference takes place in the midst of a 7-day cruise. The annual Compliance Cruise sets sail from the port of Miami on Saturday, January 20 and returns the following Saturday. Ports of call will include Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. If you would like to join us, contact Lucian Bernard at lou@pblaw.org.

I'd like to close with a personal note to thank readers who took a moment in Long Beach last week to express their condolences over the passing of my wife. I gathered a lot of strength from the many reminders that we all operate within a community of caring people. When one person among us needs to see that caring expressed, it is expressed without hesitation.

Have a great week. Keep making a difference! It is good to be back.

 

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Tim Rowan



NAHC Opens Its New Era With A Pledge for Openness
At this year's Annual Meeting, the path toward "NAHC 2.0" was laid out by its Interim President. We spoke to him about what comes next.

2017 Partners Connected Health Symposium: A Patient-Centered Focus
Again this year, we are sending telehealth reporter Audrey Kinsella to Boston for the Connected Health Symposium, sponsored by Partners Health. Here is her preview of events.

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Last Week's Most-Read Stories:
EVV Best Practice: The One Day Time Sheet
As agencies move to Electronic Visit Verification they will realize numerous benefits, including regulatory compliance and increased speed for processing billing and payroll. Guest author Ken Accardi offers some tips on how to start preparing for the EVV mandate.
 
The Future of Medicaid Waiver Programs
Industry veteran explains why Medicaid Waivers are good for patients and for home care providers, AS LONG AS they can control costs.

As of this date, approximately 27,313,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.



Notable Upcoming Conferences Free Webinars

HCSSA Administrator Program
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
November 13-15
Westin Galleria
Houston
tahch.org

*HCTR will see you there.

4th Annual Home Care Winter Warm-Up
Home Care Association of Florida

January 16-17
Boca Raton Marriott
Keynotes by Stephen Tweed, Bill Dombi, 12 others

Information and Registration


CONNECTED HEALTH: Remote Patient Monitoring and Telehealth Summit

6th Annual Care Coordination and Technology Congress

January 24-26
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
Agenda:
Designing successful bundles without collaboration between inpatient and post-acute (PAC) providers inhibits the cost-savings opportunities that make bundled payment a valuable model for hospitals and health systems. Designing care management incentives and solutions for complex patients requires integration across hospitals, home care, and the extended continuum of provider organizations.
Register for in-person or online participation


2018 National Leadership Conference
ElevatingHOME Annual Meeting
March 7-9
Grand Hyatt
Washington DC
Information and registration

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Workforce Webinar Series: Stacking the Odds in Your Favor
Best Practice Selection Strategies


Presented by ElevatingHOME

All programs in the series have been archived for those unable to attend live:

 

  • Part 1, "Why Staff Leave and How to Keep Them," sponsored by Exact Recruiting, a Simione Talent Solution. Click here to view this session.
  • Part 2, "From Turnover to Engagement for the Healthcare Executive," sponsored by Relias. Click here to view this session.
  • Part 3, "The ROI of Using Pre-Hire Assessments," sponsored by Relias. Click here to view this session.
  • Part 4, "Stacking the Odds in Your Favor: Best Practice Selection Strategies," sponsored by Home Health Selection Solutions. Recorded 11/28, recording available soon.

Upcoming topics in the Workforce Webinar Series:

Part 5: "Recruiting and Compensation Strategies that Work," sponsored by Exact Recruiting, a Simione Talent Solution
December 5 | 1:00 p.m. ET

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Part 6: "Employee Engagement: Your Key to Exceeding Home Health and Hospice Outcomes," sponsored by Fazzi Associates
December 12 | 1:00 p.m. ET

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Part 7: TBD
December 19 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Details coming soon.


How to Attract and Retain Health System Relationships

Presented by Netsmart
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International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing

Presented by: International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO)

Wednesday, October 25
11
:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Registration

www.ihcno.org/Registration

Contact person: Marilyn Harris marilyn@ihcno.org



Clinical Documentation: Hospice Nursing

Presented by Curaport

Featuring Diane Link, RN, MHA
Thursday, January 25
2:00 p.m. EST
$99
Click here to register
(Approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing)



CHF and COPD Education for Aides

Presented by Curaport

Featuring J'non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, President, Home Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Tuesday, February 6
2:00 p.m.EST
$49
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(approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing)


Prevention of Diabetes Related Lower Extremity Amputation

Presented by Curaport

Featuring Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWON, CFCN, Director of Clinical Services, Corstrata
Thursday, February 8
2:00 p.m. EST
$49

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