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2022 Spring Conference

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

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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.
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