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    • June 02, 2022
    • June 03, 2022
    • Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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    Register Today!

    We are excited to announce our 2022 Spring Conference is being held in-person at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI on June 2-3, 2022.

    AGENDA

    June 2, 2022

    7:30-8:30am -  Registration & Breakfast

    8:30-10:00am - National Policy Update
    William A. Dombi, Esq. President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

    • Gain understanding of the impact of 2022 congressional action on home care
    • Identify 2022 regulatory changes impacting home care
    • Recognize the expanded opportunities for home care triggered by regulatory and marketplace innovations

    10:30-11:30am - Breakouts

    Home Health Revenue Cycle
    Ronda Howard, Vice President Revenue Cycle and CAHPS, HEALTHCAREfirst

    • Describe the impact of the Notice of Admission (NOA) on the revenue cycle processes and cash flow management.
    • Define best practices for optimizing cash flow through effective processes from Intake through the billing process.
    • Review benchmarks to measure revenue cycle performance.

    QAPI from the Ground Up
    Coleen Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services & COO, Horizon Home Care & Hospice

    QAPI Blueprint to Reduce Rehospitalizations
    Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Consultant, Teresa Northcutt LLC

    • Identify the impact of hospitalizations on Value-Based Purchasing scores
    • Explain how the QAPI process can be used to target agency rehospitalization rate
    • Describe a best practice to reduce acute care hospital admissions

    11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch

    12:30-1:30pm - Breakouts

    CMS Home Health Value-Based Purchasing: Plan, Perform and Prosper
    Yancey Bond, Director Solution Management, WellSky

    • Overview of the key components of the HHVBP model
    • Identifying the most impactful performance improvement efforts
    • Driving performance excellence in your organization’s workflow
    • Tracking and managing your organization’s performance for success

    Hospital Capacity Challenges and Innovative Responses
    Jon Hoelter, Vice President, Federal and State Relations, Wisconsin Hospital Association
    Laura Leitch, Policy Counsel, Wisconsin Hospital Association

    • By the conclusion of this session, attendees will have heard about the significant hospital capacity challenges during the pandemic, some of the identified causes, and the innovative strategies designed to address the issues, with a particular focus on hospital at home as one of the approaches used by hospitals.

    OASIS Mobility
    Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Consultant, Teresa Northcutt LLC

    • Describe key guidance for M1840, M1850 and M1860
    • Identify one assessment technique to ensure accuracy on OASIS Mobility items
    • Describe a documentation point to support responses on Mobility OASIS items
    • State a best practice to improve performance on a Mobility OASIS item

    2:00-3:00pm - Breakouts

    The Value-Based Insurance Design Model: Preparing your Hospice for Success
    Yancey Bond, Director Solution Management, WellSky

    • Key dates to know in the VBID model 

    • How to determine patient eligibility in an MA plan
    • In-network and out-of-network relationships with MA plans
    • Four steps your hospice can take now to thrive under VBID

    SHP Report Review – How to Improve Satisfaction Scores in Home Health and Hospice
    Solomon Ndung'u, Senior Client Manager, Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP)

    • How to pull up reports in SHP.
    • How interpret the data found in SHP reports
    • How to utilize the data in the reports to improve the scores.

    OASIS Self-Care
    Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Consultant, Teresa Northcutt LLC

    • Describe key guidance for M1800, M1810/1820, M1830, M1845 and M1870
    • Identify one assessment technique to ensure accuracy on OASIS Self-Care items
    • Describe a documentation point to support responses on Self-Care OASIS items
    • State a best practice to improve performance on a Self-Care OASIS item

    3:30-4:30pm - Breakouts

    Provider Relief Funds: Simplifying Reporting and Audit Requirements
    Michael Bier, CPA, Manager-Health Care, CliftonLarsonAllen

    • Guidance on understanding the latest requirements for Phase 3 PRF reporting and what we know so far about Phase 4
    • An overview of the most recent FAQ changes and what they mean for you
    • Discussion on the lost revenue calculation and determining allowable expenses specific to Home Care and Hospice entities
    • Latest insights on compliance audits for entities, including key tips to prepare for a positive single audit experience

    Value Based Purchasing & OASIS
    Michelle Wetzel, RN, HCS-C, HSC-O, Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Park Home Health

    • Increased understanding of HHVP including
      • Performance and Payment Years
      • Quality Measures
      • Baseline Years
      • TPS scoring Methodology, Performance Reports and Public Reporting

    HH-CAHPS: Building Positive Patient Perception
    Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Consultant, Teresa Northcutt LLC

    • Evaluate agency’s current HH-CAHPS scoring results
    • Describe a best practice to improve HH-CAHPS performance
    • Identify one strategy for staff training to enhance HH-CAHPS outcomes

    4:30-6:00p - Reception

    June 3, 2022

    7:00-8:00am - Registration & Breakfast

    8:00-9:30am Hospice Quality Changes
    Aparna Gupta, Vice President of Quality, National Hospice and Palliative Care Association

    • A global update as it relates to Hospice with focus on new/ upcoming changes and what Hospices need to do to be prepared
      • Quality Reporting
      • Regulatory and Reimbursement
      • Auditing activities
      • Palliative Care

    9:45-10:45am - Breakouts

    Hospice Billing
    Janet Wood, Provider Outreach & Education Consultant, National Government Services

    • Discuss hospice benefit background
    • Review different transactions hospice providers may submit to Medicare

    Emergency Preparedness: PPE Management
    Jennifer Hale, MSN, RN, CHPN, CPHQ, Vice President, Quality and Standards, Compassus

    • Describe the approach of Assessment, Intervention, Evaluation, and Monitoring in the activation and management of an Emergency Operations Plan
    • Discuss the role of home care at the bedside and in the boardroom when responding to large-scale events such as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

    M1033 Risk for Hospitalization Identification and Action Plan
    Michelle Horner, Manager Post-Acute Education, Netsmart/McBee

    • Define the quality measures of Acute Care Hospitalization, ED Use, and Potentially Preventable Hospitalization (PPH)
    • Review how Acute Care Hospitalization is captured in HHVBP and Star Ratings
    • Identify why reducing hospitalizations is important for all agencies
    • Discuss how to complete OASIS Item M1033 Risk for Hospitalization
    • Discuss how to use OASIS item M1033 to drive care planning and hospitalization prevention
    • Identify common Risk Factors and Drivers for re-hospitalizations

    11:00am-12:00pm - Breakouts

    Claim Based Auditing, Targeting Probe and Educate
    Janet Wood, Provider Outreach & Education Consultant, National Government Services

    • Provide an understanding of the Targeted Probe & Educate Process
    • Provide direction regarding how to respond to an ADR to support your Medicare claim
    • Review helpful tools to find ADRs and submit medical record documentation

    Emergency Preparedness: Staffing Management
    Jennifer Hale, MSN, RN, CHPN, CPHQ, Vice President, Quality and Standards, Compassus

    • Evaluate the organizational leadership skills necessary to pivot from reactive to responsive emergency management
    • Identify specific lessons learned in the individual experiences and how they can drive organizational change in emergency response

    Episode Management Best Practices
    Michelle Horner, Manager Post-Acute Education, Netsmart/McBee

    • Define episode management
    • Describe the Quintuple Aim as it relates to episode management
    • Identify best practices for episode management
    • Describe using the patient stated goal to develop the POC and maximize patient engagement
    • Identify strategies to successful episode management through continuous discharge planning

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort at a special group rate of $82, double, triple, quad $109. Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-867-9453 and tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room for the Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care, Leader #780170.

    To guarantee this rate, reservations should be made by Monday, May 9, 2022.

    VENUE

    Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort
    511 E Adams St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

    Safety Plans

    • The Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for safely meeting in-person. We are excited to offer an opportunity to meet in person, and plan to do this as safely as possible, working closely with the Wilderness Resort. Please visit the Wilderness website to view their current health and safety guidelines. All attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and staff are encouraged to follow the most conservative guidelines available from leading global and local health authorities. These guidelines include vaccination, social distancing, wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when appropriate or when sick.

    Cancellations/refunds

    • A full refund of the registration fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if cancellation is received by May 19, 2022. No refund will be granted if cancellation is received after that time.

    Substitutions

    • We understand that in rare instances a registrant may not be able to attend. Should a registrant desire to send a substitute to attend on their behalf, notification is required so that the correct name badge will be available upon check-in. Please contact wiahc@badgerbay.co to provide the updated information.
    • June 02, 2022
    • June 03, 2022
    • Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
    Register


    This will be an in person event. Showcase your products and services to home care professionals throughout Wisconsin.

    exhibit hall hours

    June 1, 2022

    • 5:00-6:00 pm Exhibitor Set-Up

    June 2, 2022

    • 6:30 - 7:30am Exhibitor Set-Up
    • 7:30 - 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
    • 10:00 - 10:30am Break
    • 11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch with Exhibitors & Sponsors
    • 1:30 - 2:00 pm Break
    • 3:00 - 3:30pm Break
    • 4:30 - 6:00pm Reception

    June 3, 2022

    • 7:00 - 8:00am Registration and Breakfast
    • 9:30 - 9:45am Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
    • 9:45am Exhibitors Dismantle

    Opportunities

    Sponsor - $2,500 (2 spots)

    • Logo included on attendee name badges
    • Introduction of representatives at keynote address
    • Introduce one of our keynote speakers
    • Option to place promotional items or literature for each attendee in session room
    • Signage recognizing sponsorship at registration
    • Logo inclusion in the sponsor/exhibitor slide show
    • Premier placement of exhibit display in expo hall ($75O value)
    • Company listing in event program/app
    • Name badges with sponsor recognition ribbons
    • Recognition on the WiAHC website with link to your company website

    Exhibit (unlimited)

    $500 WiAHC Associate Members, $750 Non-Associate Members

    • Display includes a skirted table and two chairs
    • Non-competitive exhibit viewing times
    • Incentive game for conference attendees provided to encourage comprehensive viewing
    • Roster of attendees provided onsite to each exhibitor upon arrival at the WiAHC Conference
    • Complimentary meals and refreshments during exhibit hours
      (Thursday lunch included)

    Additional Options

    • Booth electricity available for $50 Each paid exhibit space and sponsorship includes two staff registrations.
    • Exhibitors/sponsors may purchase additional badges for $50 each. The cost for additional badges covers conference meals and breaks.

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort at a special group rate of of $82, double, triple, quad $109. Contact the hotel directly at 1-800-867-9453 and tell the reservation agent that you are booking a room for the Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care, Leader #780170.

    To guarantee this rate, reservations should be made by Monday, May 9, 2022.

    VENUE

    Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness Resort
    511 E Adams St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

    Safety Plans

    • The Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices for safely meeting in-person. We are excited to offer an opportunity to meet in person, and plan to do this as safely as possible, working closely with the Wilderness Resort. Please visit the Wilderness website to view their current health and safety guidelines. All attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and staff are encouraged to follow the most conservative guidelines available from leading global and local health authorities. These guidelines include vaccination, social distancing, wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when appropriate or when sick.

    Cancellations/refunds

    • A full refund of the registration fee, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if cancellation is received by May 19, 2022. No refund will be granted if cancellation is received after that time.

Past events

December 08, 2021 WiAHC Southern Region Virtual Meeting
December 02, 2021 NAHC The State of Home Health 2021
November 18, 2021 COVID 19: Past, Present and Future
November 16, 2021 NAHC Webinar: CMS & OSHA COVID-19 Mandatory Vax and Testing Rules
November 08, 2021 2021 Virtual Legislative Forum
November 04, 2021 WiAHC 2021 Virtual Fall Conference
November 04, 2021 WiAHC Fall 2021 Conference Exhibitor & Sponsor
September 30, 2021 In-Home Care Payroll and HR: How to Address Today's Challenges
September 16, 2021 Navigating Vaccine Mandates and Caregiver Conversations with Attorney Angelo Spinola
September 08, 2021 WiAHC Southern Region Virtual Meeting
August 06, 2021 WHA Post-acute Care Conference: Breaking Barriers to Complex Patient Care
June 09, 2021 WiAHC Southern Region Virtual Meeting
June 03, 2021 WiAHC 2021 Virtual Spring Conference
June 03, 2021 WiAHC VIRTUAL Spring Conference Exhibitor & Sponsor
May 20, 2021 Be the Leader Nobody Wants to Leave Townhall
May 14, 2021 WiAHC Northeastern Region Virtual Meeting
March 29, 2021 Newsmaker Lunch Hour
March 10, 2021 WiAHC Southern Region Virtual Meeting
February 25, 2021 Townhall featuring a Legislative Update
February 09, 2021 Wisconsin Health News: Legislator Roundtable
February 03, 2021 CARES PRF Funding and How Home Care Agencies are Using their Funds
January 29, 2021 WiAHC Region 3 Virtual Meeting
December 15, 2020 How Excelin Uses Telehealth To Deliver Patient Care During the Pandemic
December 09, 2020 Labor Trends: The Future of Recruitment & Retention
November 03, 2020 WiAHC 2020 VIRTUAL Fall Conference
November 03, 2020 WiAHC 2020 VIRTUAL Fall Conference Speaker Sponsorships
October 06, 2020 A Conversation with Barbara Karnes, RN About Providing End of Life Care During Covid-19
September 15, 2020 3M / KCI Ask Me Anything Session
September 10, 2020 Veterans in Healthcare: A New Workforce
September 02, 2020 McKesson Medical-Surgical Ask Me Anything Session
August 31, 2020 New Hospice Election & Addendum Requirements
August 26, 2020 Alora Healthcare Systems Ask Me Anything Session
August 18, 2020 Sandata Technoglogies - Ask Me Anything Session
August 13, 2020 Hospice Billing Series 2020
August 06, 2020 Post-acute transitions in a pandemic: How COVID-19 disrupts hospital discharge strategy Webinar
July 08, 2020 COVID- 19 Series - Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and More!
June 12, 2020 WiAHC VIRTUAL Exhibit Hall
June 04, 2020 WiAHC 2020 VIRTUAL Spring Conference
May 27, 2020 Hospice Reimbursement Update & Proposed Rule 2021!
May 20, 2020 Virtual Member Meeting
May 19, 2020 Cost Effective Pain and Symptom Management in Hospice
May 12, 2020 Northern Regional Meeting
April 30, 2020 PDGM and Therapy
April 28, 2020 NAHC PDGM 2020 Virtual Summits
April 24, 2020 Northeastern Regional Meeting - CANCELLED
April 07, 2020 Webinar: Actions Home Health Clinicians Can Take To Prevent The Spread of COVID-19
April 03, 2020 Southern Regional Meeting - VIRTUAL MEETING
March 31, 2020 Must-See NAHC Webinar: Home Health and Hospice Pandemic Relief: Medicare and more!
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