From the HCAF Conference: With reimbursement shrinking over the years and a variety of pre- and post-payment reviews and recoupments, budgeting and forecasting your agency's overall bottom line is a challenge now more than ever. John Reiseinger of Innovative Financial Solutions delivers an informative session that will help you make sense of it all and help you chart a course for smoother seas when it comes to budgeting and forecasting for your agency as you set sail towards the new horizon of ACOs and Value Based Purchasing.
From the HCAF Conference, nationally acclaimed expert Mary Furlong educates on designing a business plan that will accelerate your business in the next two quarters as well as the next eight quarters. What tools do you need to create a new strategic plan? How to build a business ecosystem that will drive leads and accelerate revenue - and how to use social and digital media to move your brand.
From the HCAF Conference, agencies are additing private duty to their service portfolio to capture clients in the beginning of the health delivery continuum. Consumers and referral sources prefer to work with health care providers than can offer total care, including Home Health, Hospice, and Private Duty. Matthew Capell of FHS Seniorcare Payment Solutions educates on understanding how the models of Home Health and Private Duty differ and the enormous Private Duty opportunity for HHAs.
Barrett Daniels, my friend and CEO of NextStep Advisor, checks in and talks about the convergence of Healthcare, Wall Street and the IPO world.
We talk about why there are not more 'prominent' Healthcare IPO's and stocks with sex appeal, what makes a healthcare company ready for an IPO, we take a brief foray into politics as it relates to healthcare, and discuss reverse mergers (I was really lost at this point).
We even somehome manage to talk about the cinematic classic Grease 2.
http://nextstepadvisory.com/ (Barrett's company)
Craig Mandeville, founder & CEO of Forcura, and Nick Seabrook, co-founder and Principal of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting join Tripp for a discussion about the Homecare industry.
They review their experience at the Post Acute Link conference recently in Chicago; Nick does a decent job of describing what Forcura is all about. Craig does better however. Then the two of them dive deep into their joint endeavor of Revenue Cycle Optimization.
Craig & Nick then review their approach to improving the "office" side of running a Healthcare organization, and really do a great job pulling out one main point: It is about three main things: People, Process, and Technology.
Then we (kind of) argue about which of those three are most important to really improving an organization.
We also have a quick hit on the new Prior Authorization ruling from CMS.
Excited to have them on come August 25th to present this Revenue Cycle Optimization as a webinar on Curaport.
Curaport - http://www.curaport.com (awesomeness)
Forcura - https://www.forcura.com/ (Craig's company)
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting - http://blacktreehealthcareconsulting.com/ (Nick's Company)
Lincoln Healthcare - http://www.lincolnhc.com/ (hosts of the LINK Conference)
Exact Recruiting - http://exactrecruiting.com/ (Eric Scharber's company)
In the first Homecare Roundtable episode, Eric Scharber of Exact Recruiting and Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting join Tripp for a 'friendly' conversation. The Homecare Roundtable will be a monthly episode featuring a rotating cast of characters that are friends as well as colleagues.
This conversation is about the happenings at the recent NHPCO and VNAA conferences, a discussion about how Homecare agencies are preparing for some of Medicare's new Alternate Payment Models; how agencies are trying to figure out the staffing models for these new APM's, a brief discussion about Chronic Care Management, and also about some of Curaport's Vendor Corner vendors and upcoming webinars.
Exact Recruiting: http://www.exactrecruiting.com