In this longer episode of the So What, Who Cares? podcast, I had several engaging conversations at the recent Home Care Association of Florida’s Annual Summit in Orlando. First up in this episode is Bill Dombi, Vice President of Law for the National Association of Home Care (NAHC). Very informative discussion with the leading legal mind in the Home Care space. Then around the 20 minute mark, Leanne Norr, the Communications Director for HCAF, shares what really goes into running a state association and conference – as well as discussing some of Florida’s leading advocacy causes. Around the 37 minute mark, I am joined by Cory Mertz and Joe Falco of Mertz Taggert to discuss the latest trends and information relative to the Merger & Acquisition market. I ask some really dumb questions, but get some smart answers about what goes into selling an agency in today’s market.
From the HCAF Conference: Are we having fun yet? Many agencies are not! Joing Sharon Litwin of 5 Star Consultants as she educates on the ICD10 challenges, how to overcome them, and strategies to progress with improved documentation and lessened knowledge deficits.
Ann Olson and Kathryn Roby of Qualidigm present on the significant regulatory changes that have recently been enacted. Home Health and Hospice providers are facing accreditation and certification surveys that are very different in content, approach, and expectation. This session will provide you with a 90-day roadmap to survey readiness, and establishing the right approach to maintain this readiness moving forward.
Kimberly Skehan of Simione Healthcare Consultants leads this session that educates on how Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement has a significant impact on survey readiness, demonstration of quality to the public and referral sources, and the agency's bottom line due to the financial implications of performance measures under value based purchasing and other key quality measures. From the HCAF Conference, industry best practices and examples will guide viewers in developing a program for prioritizing QAPI measures.
Matthew Capell of FHS Seniorcare Payment Solutions discusses the many factors that are fueling the concerns that government-sponsored programs will not be able to sustain the rising long-term care costs of our rapidly aging population. In order to thrive in the evolving health care ecosystem, home care agencies must understand how these programs are changing and how newly emerging programs will alter the landscape dramatically. From the HCAF Conference.
From the HCAF Conference, Arnie Cisneros and Kimberly McCormick of Home Health Strategic Management deliver an excellent session on new care and programming models outlined in the Affordable Care Act that have now arrived. Providers face new challenges that alter many of our historical community care delivery practices. VBP, CCJR, readmission efforts and Alternate Payment Models require a shift from volume to value. This presentation outlines the drivers that to elevate the value in your programs.