*Agenda subject to change.
Times listed are Eastern.
Day 1: Tuesday, September 15
|Tuesday, September 15, 2020|
|11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m||
KEYNOTE: How to Stay Motivated During the Current Crisis
Join us for a pandemic pep-rally to help you cope and keep you going. In this fast-paced, tip-packed, fun and informative session, you’ll get ideas that will help you keep your spirits up and your head in the game.
Denise Ryan will cover:
• The emotions you might be feeling and how to deal with them
• Tips for calming yourself down in this uncontrollable time (particularly useful for those who might have an inner control freak)
• Eight tips for not letting other people upset you
• Ideas to help you not only with this crisis, but with any challenging time"
|12:05 p.m. - 12:35 p.m||
It’s a New World: The Home Care Industry Post PDGM and Pandemic
Industry advocate and NAHC President Bill Dombi shares how the home care industry has been impacted by responding to the pandemic while also dealing with a new payment system. He will give the latest updates on what PDGM means for home care, NAHC’s efforts and temporarily loosend regulations that will likely be changed for good, such as use of telehealth to supplement in-person visits and NP/PA responsibilities.
|12:35 p.m. -1:30 p.m.||
|1:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.||
Coding Accuracy and Correct Payments in PDGM
Many agencies are struggling with comorbidity adjustments. This session will cover the importance of not just the primary code but also the secondary codes that determine these adjustments. Through a step-by-step approach, Sherri Parson will help strategize how to examine your primary diagnosis error rate, the accuracy of your reimbursement and the delivery of care.
|2:05 p.m.- 2:35 p.m.||
Revamp Your Infection Control and Emergency Response Policies
COVID-19 has taught agencies the importance of having solid infection control and emergency response policies in place to protect staff and patients and avoid survey citations. This session will cover how agencies need to ensure their policies are in line with recommendations from the CDC and others to avoid liability and survey citations.
|2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.||
|2:55 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.||
Building a Financial Dashboard for PDGM
To position your agency for success, there are new financial and clinical drivers that need careful monitoring. This session will cover how to configure your financial dashboard to ensure you’re tracking the key elements that will help you make the best decisions, such as average case-mix weight, episode timing and admission source, LUPAs, average episode length, and average visits per discipline for each clinical group.x000D
|3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||
Growing Referrals in the New Normal Takes Adaptation and New Skills
From completely locked out to parking lot in-services to in-person marketing calls, today’s leaders have to create an environment of adaptability and a clear pathway to compress time and get admissions even when you can’t see your referral sources in person. Find out how Melanie Stover has helped her clients grow referrals during these challenging times.
|4:05 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.||
Q&A Session/Speaker Panel
Day 2: Wednesday, September 16
|Wednesday, September 16, 2020|
|11:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.||
Avoid Employer Liability Traps With COVID-19
COVID-19 has opened the door to a litany of compliance risks related to employee pay and leave time while providers are still struggling to ensure that their staff and patients minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus while also caring for loved ones who may be sick. This session will cover how to comply with revised protections and requirements by the FLSA, FMLA and FFCRA as well as relevant OSHA and CDC guidance related to office preparations, employee screening and telework.
|11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.||
Compliance Under PDGM
Sharon Harder will discuss compliance requirements under PDGM as well as how agencies should prepare for the restart of Medicare audits and the Review Choice Demo while responding to COVID-19. She will examine medical review and how it’s become ever harder to understand the rules and how they affect your agency’s revenue cycle.
|12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.||
|1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.||
Show Them You’re A Leader: How Curating and Sharing Your Culture Attracts and Retains
Discover how to create a healthcare agency that qualified staff are clamoring to work for and stay with. Attend this engaging and informative session and be reminded of how your employees are looking to YOU to set the tone of their environment. What makes them want to come to work and stay? Do you spend time creating a culture where everyone knows they can count on you to fix their problems only to have them leave when someone offers them an extra buck? Are you trying too hard to be liked rather than to be effective? This session will help you answer those questions and you will learn how owning your personal brand can create intrigue and compel potential employees to seek you out.
|1:35 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.||
Future OASIS Changes and How to Leverage Them for Success
Karen Tibbs provides a comprehensive look at all the ways that OASIS drives your payments today and will do so in the future. She offers tips to ensure accuracy on these items that drive payment under PDGM without putting a strain on productivity so you can learn to avoid common pitfalls and prepare for pending OASIS changes that impact future payments. Important: OASIS-E, proposed for 2021, could include new items about cognitive function, mental status, and more.
|2:10 p.m. – 2:30 p.m||
|2:30 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.||
Billing Under PDGM
In this can’t-miss session, Melinda Gaboury will provide an in-depth look at the significant changes to the RAP and its processing in 2021.
|3:10 p.m. – 3:40 pm||
Managing by Metrics
Clinical managers are challenged to hold staff accountable for quality, compliant, and cost-efficient practice. Managing by metrics allows objective management of key performance indicators and decreases the personal nature of holding staff accountable. This session will review key metrics at cascading levels in the organization and translate the data into the clinician behaviors that can have a performance impact.
|3:45 p.m. - 4:15 pm||
Q&A Session/Speaker Panel