Volume 6, Number 39 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.

PlayMaker Introduces PlayMaker Edge for HME
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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

Hospice Financial and Administrative Management Conference
Presented by The Health Group
November 6-7
Caribe Hilton
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Registration: conference@healthgroup.com
 

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

*HCTR will see you there.
Connected Health: RPM and Telehealth Summit
6th Annual Care Coordination and Technology Conference
January 24-26
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
Information and Registration

Your state or national association meeting not listed? Send the details to Conferences@RowanResources.com using this format:

Conference Title
Sponsoring Association
Date(s)
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URL

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



Home Health Conditions of Participation: Charting a Course for your Success

Presented by: Kinnser Software

This 5 part series begins

Thursday, September 28
11
:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Registration

Contact person: Chip Schneider chip.schneider@kinnser.com




The Clinician's Role in CoP Compliance

Presented by: SelectData

Thursday, October 19
1:30 p
.m. EDT
Registration


Contact person: Lisa Engle services@selectdata.com



Webinar hosts, send your announcements to: Conferences@RowanResources.com

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