Volume 11, Number 10 February  16, 2022



Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

Quite a bit of important news came out of last week's Home Care 100 meeting in Scottsdale. We will cover it over the next couple of issues. This week, the moment that had everyone talking occurred during the opening panel discussion. Look to our lead article, "Shock and Awe at Homecare 100," to read about the LHC Group executive who finally said aloud about Medicare Advantage what everyone has been whispering for years.

We also covered the closing session, Lincoln Healthcare Leadership's annual exposition of new technology companies. Without a doubt, at least two or three of this year's seven innovative technologies will support your efforts to recruit staff, streamline workflow, and improve worker and patient satisfaction.

 

 

More Recruiting and Retention Help

Over the last three years, in response to a problem that pre-dates the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, we have focused on your nurse and non-medical caregiver shortage. We have published multiple product reviews, offering our readers potential solutions. Today, with the situation getting worse instead of better, we have decided to step up our efforts. This year, we are compiling a comprehensive list of technology companies that say their products help with recruiting and retention, either directly or as a side effect of their primary function. We will not only describe these products here, but we will also feature them in the series of presentations we will be making at state and national association conferences throughout the year. This effort is described in this week's issue in the article titled, "Will We See You There?"

 

Hospital@Home: Friend or Foe?

Does the movement to provide hospital-level care in the home, by hospital personnel instead of Home Health nurses, supplement or replace your Home Health services? Staff writer Darcey Trescone takes a close look at the movement and offers some foundational background. It would be wise to keep an eye on these new in-home care providers. We will help.

 

 

Court Slams Door Shut on Closed HHA

Guest writer and veteran home care attorney Elizabeth Hogue describes a court case in the Midwest that reads like an Aesop's fable. Learn the moral of the story before it is too late. After a $1.26 million overpayment accusation, the HHA failed to file an appeal, went out of business, and later sued CMS for violating its civil rights. Read Elizabeth's analysis of the case in "CMS Puts Agency Out of Business, Court Approves."

 

Worth the Trip

It was great seeing so many friends and colleagues in Scottsdale last week. We are encouraged that in-person conferences may be returning in greater numbers in 2022. As soon as we get exact dates and locations, we will continue to list them in our "Upcoming Events" feature, below.

Have a great week. Keep making a difference!

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Tim Rowan



Shock and Awe at Homecare 100
475 attendees too stunned to applaud.

Innovative Technologies Featured at Home Care 100 2022
Last week's Home Care 100 gathering concluded with demonstrations of seven new technology products. Whether you are Home Health, Hospice, or Home Care, at least two or three of them will improve your organization's operations.

What about Hospital at Home? What is going on?
Hospital@Home, friend or competitor?

Will We See You There?
We are spreading the word at this year's conferences about technologies that help with your staff shortage challenges.

CMS Puts Agency Out of Business, Court Approves
HHA learned its lesson too late so that others can learn it. After failing to appeal an overpayment decision, this Indiana agency sued CMS. Judge said, "why didn't you appeal when you had the chance?"

Nevvon Lands Largest Contract to Date
Help at Home will use online training for 30,000 caregivers.



During the 1st Quarter of 2022, web sites of the above advertisers were visited by home care and hospice executives and staff 5167 times.

To inquire about placing your message here, contact:

Kristin@rowanresources.com

As of this date, approximately 44,715,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.

 

Last Week's Most-Read Stories:

Nursing Autonomy and Shared Governance Improve Job Satisfaction
The secret to retaining good nurses is not limited to paying well. Darcey Trescone outlines what the experts say about how a Professional Practice Model empowers both recruiting and retention.

You Never Know Who Might Be A Real Hospice Worker
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here, we might as well dance. We found this story in the public domain and just had to share it with you. Is it true? Does that matter?




Upcoming Events

2022 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference *Presented by: Home Care Association of Colorado

Dates: May 5-6
Venue: Keystone Resort & Conference Center, Keystone, CO


Information and Registration


FREE WEBINAR: Combat the Great Resignation and Reduce Employee Turnover by 40%

Presented by: National Minority Health Association

Date: Tuesday, May 24

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM Eastern 

Information and Registration

 

Agenda
As organizations plan for the future, they must cultivate a happier, healthier workforce. Most CEOs, CFOs, HR professionals, and other business leaders are eager to know the true impact of financial wellness. We are gathering to discuss and explore how prioritizing employee financial wellness can help increase caregiver retention and productivity at no cost to your businesses.

 


Gulf Coast Regional Conference & Exposition

Presented by: Home Care Associations of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Date: July 18-20

Venue: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort

Location: Point Clear, Alabama

Information and Registration


2022 NAHC Financial Management Conference & Exposition

Date: July 24-25
Venue: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Information and Registration



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

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