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.

Return to www.nehcc.com.

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.

Return to www.nehcc.com.

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.

Call for Presentations for 2017 NEHCC Open

We are pleased to open the call for speakers up to any and all who are interested. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, December 16th by end of business day.

Answer the Call

The NEHCC is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.

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. This coming year, the conference returns to the Radisson Hotel Manchester May 16 – 18, 2017.

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NEHCC Speaker Dan Marshall on Attending the NEHCC

Author Dan Marshall will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2016 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. He’ll be speaking about his memoir, Home is Burning, and how home care and hospice played a major role in caring for his parents.

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. This year, the conference returns to the Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 16 – 18, 2016. Information about the conference is available at www.nehcc.com. You can also register for the conference, download its brochure, learn about our sponsors, or follow its tweet.

NEHCC 2016 Pre-conference: Meeting the Dementia Challenge

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade show will begin May 16 with a half-day pre-conference program, Meeting the Dementia Care Challenge in Home Care. It will be presented by Amy Matthews, a Dementia Coach with the New York City-based professional education firm Engaging Alzheimer’s.

Explore how dementia-related behaviors complicate care and impact health outcomes.  Acquire the tools necessary to improve care for your patients. 

Clinical and private duty staff will:

  • Define the various manifestations of dementia
  • Expand communication skills and behavior interventions
  • Explore emotional, social, physical and financial impact on the family
  • Develop techniques to involve families in caregiving and for training agency staff
  • Engage in interactive modules using real life examples & case studies

Register for this pre-conference program separately or for a discounted rate when you attend the full conference May 16-18 at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT.

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. This year, the conference returns to the Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 16 – 18, 2016. Information about the conference is available at www.nehcc.com. You can also register for the conference, download its brochure, learn about our sponsors, or follow its tweet.

2016 NEHCC Speakers’ Profiles: Andrew Reed

Andrew-Reed-150-200Multi-View Incorporated president and CEO Andrew Reed will speak at the Opening General Session on Wednesday, May 18 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. His address is titled “People Development and the Truth about Quality.”

Organizations can’t become world-class without effective Talent Attraction, Talent Selection, Talent Development and Talent Retention processes. Andrew will discuss how agencies can become successful teaching organizations. He will share many of the practices of agencies that operate in the 90th percentile statistically in terms of quality and financial results.

Reed has worked with nearly 900 hospices during the past 20 years. He is best known for “The Model,” a modern approach to hospice management which creates a high quality, predictable experience that is financially balanced.

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. This year, the conference returns to the Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 16 – 18, 2016. Information about the conference is available at www.nehcc.com. You can also register for the conference, download its brochure, learn about our sponsors, or follow its tweet.

2016 NEHCC Speakers’ Profiles: Tracey Moorhead

tracey-moorhead-150-200Visiting Nurse Associations of America president & CEO Tracey Moorehead will speak at the Closing General Session on Wednesday, May 18 from 12:45 – 2:00 PM. Her address is titled “Ensuring Success in the Value-Based Health Economy”

Tracey Moorehead will report on national policy initiatives, identify best practices, and highlight innovative case studies in home-based care. Her presentation will focus on the key components necessary to achieve high quality outcomes and ensure financial success.

As the leader of the VNAA, Tracey educates, advocates, and promotes nonprofit providers of home-based care services including home health, palliative care, and hospice. She previously served as CEO of the Care Continuum Alliance, Executive Director of the Alliance to Improve Medicare, and Vice President of Government Relations for the Healthcare Leadership Council.

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. This year, the conference returns to the Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 16 – 18, 2016. Information about the conference is available at www.nehcc.com. You can also register for the conference, download its brochure, learn about our sponsors, or follow its tweet.

2016 NEHCC Speakers’ Profiles: JC Weber

JC-Weber-150-200Home Care Pulse’s manager of research integrity JC Weber will speak at the Opening General Session on Wednesday, May 18 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM. His address will be titled “Surveying the Private Duty Landscape – The Future is Today.”

Weber will discuss how the private home care employer model will adapt and thrive due to venture capital backed technology and the underground workforce. He will share recent industry trends and data, successful caregiver recruiting models, and methods for motivating policymakers to work for home care.

Weber specializes in collaborating with team members to create systems and processes that increase efficiency. He graduated magna cum laude from BYU-Idaho with a degree in financial economics and oversees the Home Care Pulse annual benchmarking survey.

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. This year, the conference returns to the Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 16 – 18, 2016. Information about the conference is available at www.nehcc.com. You can also register for the conference, download its brochure, learn about our sponsors, or follow its tweet.