Meet an NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Gina Mazza

Gina Mazza, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Partner, Fazzi Associates

Having enough trained staff to provide services and administrative support is the number one strategic goal for agency directors and supervisors. Employee engagement is critically important to the every aspect of your hospice and home health agency. It is the essence of what keeps employees committed and passionate about their work. Every leader has a role to play in attaining and maintaining a high level of employee engagement.

Most experts agree that turnover typically costs about 1.5 times the annual salary of the position requiring a replacement. Mazza will discuss what this is doing to your bottom line and how the “Span of Influence,” or the number of subordinates directly reporting to a leader/manager, is affecting your agency. Gina will delve into the changing labor force and give actionable items that leaders must do now to ensure employees are engaged.

Gina Mazza is a national leader on regulatory and compliance issues. She manages one of the largest OASIS and compliance groups in the country. She has spearheaded a number of Fazzi’s national best practice initiatives and serves as the clinical expert on Fazzi’s National State of the Industry Study. Follow her at @FazziAssociates.

Registration is now open for the 2018 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. The 2018 NEHCC will be in Cape Neddick, ME from April 25-27, 2-18.

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Here’s What Our Members Want to Learn About at 2018 NEHCC

The Call for Speakers for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show deadline is quickly approaching with only a few weeks left to submit!

We have surveyed attendees to learn some of the topics they would like to hear during this years conference. Along with the standard basics of clinical, leadership/management, financial, hospice, private care topics, some more specific examples include:

  • New COPs
  • Implementing a palliative care program into an existing hospice and home health agency
  • Clinical models of delivery that support patient centered care recruitment and retention of home care clinicians
  • QAPI – how to demonstrate action and success
  • Hospice – future trends, strategies, system alignment, etc
  • Choosing primary diagnosis for hospice
  • Revenue enhancement strategies for intermittent services
  • Operational dashboards that help manage daily operations
  • Collaboration across the healthcare continuum
  • New HR laws for 2018
  • Value-Based Purchasing
  • Patient outcomes
  • Surveys

The NEHCC committee welcomes Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts.

The deadline to submit is Friday, December 15th at the end of the business day.

The 2018 conference is being held from April 25-27 at the Cliff House Maine.

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Now Seeking Speakers for 2018 Conference

The New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show is now seeking speakers for its 2018 event from April 25-27 at Cliff House Maine in Cape Neddick.

Answer the CallThe NEHCC is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. We are looking for speakers for multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. A list of past keynote speakers is available, as is the full schedule for the 2017 conference.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

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Meet Pre-Conference Speakers: Cindy Krafft and Dee Korenetti

Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O & Diana “Dee” Kornetti, PT
Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

Kornetti
Krafft

As one of the conference’s concurrent pre-conference tracks, Cindy Krafft and Dee Korenetti will lead a three-hour training on integrating Home Health Value-Based Purchasing, bundled payments, and new care delivery models into the provision of care. This session will also include moving care redesign from theory to practice, as well as connecting clinical decision-making to defensible documentation. “From Culture to Outcomes: Interdisciplinary Team Redesign” will begin on May 16 at 2:00 PM.

Krafft has more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. Krafft has spent years in the direct patient environment interpreting regulations. Her philosophy is to provide clear, concise factual information, sorting out real from rumored rules, to make complicated information more accessible.

Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development in the home health arena.

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

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Meet a Keynote Speaker: Tim Ashe

Tim Ashe, RN, MS, MBA
Partner, Director of Operational Consulting Fazzi Associates

Tim Ashe will deliver the NEHCC’s Closing Keynote, “Findings and Insights from the National Home Care and Hospice State of the Industry Study,” on May 18 at 1:00 PM.

Fazzi Associates’ most recent industry survey provides incredible insight into the state of home care across the country. Data and analysis will be presented on everything from best practice in the use of IT, telehealth, outsourcing, and clinical practice to optimal staffing structures, staffing ratios, growth strategies, and more. Learn how to use extensive databases to identify which of these findings have the most significant impact on Value-Based Purchasing, STAR ratings, reducing hospitalizations, increasing HH Compare scores and increasing profitability. This compelling information and the analysis will give providers a clearer picture of where they are and where they are headed.

Ashe is a Partner at Fazzi Associates where he oversees Fazzi’s Operational Consulting and Outsourced Billing Divisions. Tim brings in-depth, practical understanding of home care and health care having served in key clinical and senior administrative roles, most recently as the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Monroe County in New York. Tim provides organizational, operational, turnaround, and change management services to home care agencies across the country.

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

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Meet a Keynote Speaker: Larry Prince

Larry Prince
CEO and Managing Member, Prince Health, LLC

Larry Prince

Larry Prince will deliver the NEHCC’s General Session Keynote, “Five Actions to Engage Patients for Meaningful Results,” on May 18 at 8:30 AM.

Learn the five actions necessary to foster a patient-centered approach to care. This session will cover the importance of leadership and internal communication methods for fostering change and sustaining results. It will focus on the specific behavioral techniques and skills for enhancing patient engagement and motivation. Prince will also show how to craft a professional development plan to enhance patient engagement for your agency.

Larry Prince, M.Ed., is an experienced speaker who engages and involves audiences in his talks and workshops. His goal is to have people make a commitment to take positive action – whether to improve their organization or to enhance their personal health and work-life balance. He possesses more than 25 years of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry experience. He is an expert in leadership development, change management, patient engagement, and health coaching.

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

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Meet a Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angelo Volandes

Dr. Angelo Volandes
Co-Founder & President, ACP Decisions

Angelo-Volandes

Dr. Volandes will deliver the NEHCC’s opening keynote, “The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care,” on May 17 at 9AM.

When asked, most Americans prefer to die at home surrounded by their loved ones. Yet, most Americans still die in a hospital or nursing home, often tethered to IVs and machines, and in pain. End-of-life care remains one of the most important areas to improve safety and quality as well as ensuring health care is delivered concordant with the patient’s preferences. Video decision aids may be one way to help solve this seeming intractable medical error. In this presentation, Volandes will offer ideas on improving quality in end-of-life care including using videos and system-level change to enhance care.

Dr. Volandes is a faculty member in the General Medicine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on improving decision-making at the end of life and is supported by the NIH, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. The NEHCC is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.

Return to www.nehcc.com.