Volume 7, Number 10 February  5, 2018

Dear Healthcare at Home Colleagues,

This special edition has been prepared to inform you of a new healthcare conference, taking place in May in Orlando. Click on the Marcus Evans banner ad just below this press release for further details.

National Healthcare CXO Summit 2018

As healthcare systems adjust their strategies under the new administration, a few key trends will absolutely remain. Value-based care, increased patient power and consolidation for improved profits and coordination will continue to influence the decisions of healthcare thought leaders across the country.

marcus evans is very pleased to announce the National Healthcare CXO Summit taking place May 20-22, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort Championsgate, Orlando, FL.

The National Healthcare CXO Summit is the premium forum bringing senior level healthcare executives and solution providers together. As an invitation-only event, taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the healthcare industry.

Past keynote Presenter Kevin Vermeer, President and Chief Executive Officer, UnityPoint Health shared his insight on reinvigorating corporate culture to increase productivity, attract top talent and improve patient experience.

The past event also included a panel discussion on striving for operational excellence to achieve high-value care which was moderated by Steven A. Fellows, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Cottage Health

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‘’The dynamic speakers, beautiful venue, attendee qualifications and overall attention to detail made the Healthcare CXO Summit among the best educational experiences of my professional career.’’- Regional Vice President, Planning and Development, HCA Healthcare

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As of this date, approximately 28,523,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.

Notable Upcoming Conferences Free Webinars

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

New England Home Care and Hospice 2018 Conference
Presented by Home Care Associations of:
New Hampshire
Rhode Island

April 25-27
Cliff House Maine Hotel
Cape Neddick

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
Hotel or Conference Center, City, State

Creating A Successful Preceptor Program in Home Health Care

Sponsored by Elevating Home
Michael Ward RN, BSN, Division Director; BAYADA Pediatrics; Margit Moran, RN, BA, Director of Pediatric Clinical Education at BAYADA

Thursday, March 29
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT

Information and registration

Are You Marketing to the Wrong Person?
A Different Way to Get Home Health Referrals

Presented by Healthcare Synergy
Featuring: Melinda Rodriguez, PT, DPT, MSCS, LSVT
Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST; 1:00 p.m. EST

In this Webinar, you will:
  • Learn another way to market inpatient facilities other than discharge planners, case managers or social workers.
  • Discuss the role of Home Health in the challenging healthcare environment – Short Term Home health.
  • Describe the Continuum of Care Concept in the post acute care network
  • Identify strategies to reduce risk of acute care readmission.
  • Discuss options for discharge disposition for potential skilled nursing facility candidates to decrease SNF discharge rate for inpatient rehab units.


Compliance Program Basics

Presented by Curaport
Featuring: Stephanie Koehn, RMA, CPC, CPPM, CPCO

Tuesday, March 20
2:00 p.m. EDT

Fee (per attendee): $49
Information & Registration

This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing

The Hospice Cost Report
Prepare Your Way With Expert Advice from Maureen Laskowski

Presented by Healthcare Synergy

Monday, March 12
10:00 a.m. PDT; 1:00 p.m. EDT

Click here to register

Home Health Aide Skills and Documentation

Presented by Curaport

Featuring: J'non Griffin, RN, MHA, WCC, Owner & President, Home Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Thursday, March 22
2:00 p.m. EDT
Information and registration


*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing



What Does Behavioral Health Have to do With Home Health Outcomes?

Presented by: Netsmart/DeVero
Featuring: Katherine J. Vanderhorst ,RN-BC,BSN and Dr. Amy Craven

Thursday, February 22
2:00 p.m. Eastern
Learn why integrating behavioral health with chronic care management can improve star ratings.

Many home health patients have co-existing Chronic Behavioral Health problems that are not dealt with. If not addressed, problems like anxiety and depression leave patients unable to self-manage diabetes, congestive heart failure, CHF, COPD and other serious medical conditions. This presentation will show why recognizing and managing behavioral health diagnoses and can have a positive outcome on your agency’s STAR ratings. Presented by Katherine J. Vanderhorst ,RN-BC,BSN and Dr. Amy Craven.


The Penalty Box Compliance Series Part 6: Audit-Proof Your Visit Notes

Presented by Curaport
Featuring Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN

Wednesday, March 21
1:00 p.m. EDT

Information and registration

*This education session is approved for one (1) contact hour of Continuing Education for Nursing

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

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