Serving the home health, home care and hospice industry since 1999.

We are less than two months out from Compliance Cruise VII, scheduled to set sail on January 20, 2018 from the Port of Miami. Time is running out for you to join us. To help you decide, here is a quick look at our faculty:

Liz Pearson 
As the President of Pearson & Bernard PSC ( for almost 20 years, Liz has become the nation’s most knowledgeable home care and hospice attorney.  From formation and certification, through survey and compliance, to audit and sale, Liz has advised agencies at every point along the home care and hospice continuum and remains one of the most sought-after advisors and educators in the industry.  Liz is an Adjunct Professor of Law and has served on the Board for organizations such as the National Family Caregivers Association and the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy.

Tim Rowan
The respected Editor of Home Care Technology Report and President of Rowan Consulting Associates (, Tim is a nationally recognized IT expert who has been in the home care industry for 25 years. Tim holds a Master’s in Education from Loyola, IL.  From his beginnings as the IT Director for a multi-site home care agency in Colorado, where he still lives, Tim has become the industry’s leading voice on software systems, telehealth, IT regulatory issues, M & A issues and all things related to building an agency's online reputation.

Jim Plonsey
Jim is the founder and President of Medicare Training & Consulting, Inc. ( Many years ago, as an accountant, Jim started out training Medicare auditors for the Blue Cross Association.  His success led to starting his own business doing cost reports and other consulting work for home health care and hospice agencies.  Over the years, Jim expanded his consulting to include reimbursement strategies, defending providers under audit and other services. Jim is a former home care agency owner who has become one of the most knowledgeable and well-known consultants in the home care and hospice industry.

Cheryl Peltekis
In addition to being a founding Partner of Home Care Sales (, Cheryl is a Registered Nurse, an owner and Clinical Director for a home health care and hospice agency that she started from scratch more than 20 years ago. Cheryl is the author of several books, a radio host, a developer of disease management programs, an educator, a trainer and a devoted mom, wife and dog lover. So, when Cheryl talks about maximizing your agency’s potential, she not only knows how to do it, but how to do it the right way.

Lou Bernard
A founding Partner in the law firm of Pearson & Bernard PSC, (, Lou has represented clients in civil, administrative and criminal litigation for more than 25 years.  Whether it is a fraud and abuse investigation, Medicare claims appeal, an OIG subpoena or a Department of Labor complaint, Lou has defended owners and agencies under assault.  Lou has served as Educational Counsel for the American Federation of HomeCare Providers and was a member of the Long-Term Care Committee for the American Health Lawyers Association.

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