Request for Proposals: 2022 NEHCC

SEEKING: home health & hospice experts and industry leaders to present at the 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show, May 11-13, 2022 in Newport, RI

The Call for Speakers for the New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show is now open. The NEHCC committee welcomes Speaker Presentation applications from a diverse audience of home health and healthcare experts. The 2022 conference is being held from May 11-13 at Gurney’s Newport Resort in Newport, RI!

Proposals will be accepted until NOVEMBER 14, 2021.

Who can submit? Anyone and everyone is welcome to submit a speaking proposal! We love to hear from staff at agencies, consultants, and vendors alike.

The goal of the conference is to provide best practices, proven strategies and case studies for successfully and efficiently operating – and growing – a home health & hospice agency amidst stifling regulatory requirements, staffing shortages, annual payment cuts AND a global pandemic.

We’re seeking professionals and thought leaders with direct experience and proven track records who can discuss in detail their successes and lessons learned.

If chosen as a speaker, you’ll receive:

  • Professional recognition as a speaker – in our brochure and in conference materials
  • Complimentary admission to all sessions and networking events

To apply

Use this link to submit your proposal by November 14, 2021.

Note: We are looking for fresh ideas and detailed proposals.

Presentation subjects can include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the CMS Value Based Purchasing Model
  • Survey prep strategies to avoid deficiencies related to new CoPs
  • Lessons learned from your Emergency Preparedness for COVID-19
  • Best practices for achieving a 5-star rating
  • Sales and marketing best practices to grow a home health & hospice agency
  • How to diversify payer sources
  • Cost containment and staffing strategies
  • Ways to recruit and retain staff
  • Condition of Participation Compliance
  • Lessons learned in CMS probe-and-educate and pre-claim reviews
  • Home health’s place/role in the continuum of care
  • Business growth achieved by new technology adoption
  • Quality Reporting Program
  • Clinical Topics

Selection criteria


Presentations should provide concrete solutions that attendees can adapt for use at their companies, as well as quantitative proof of how the solutions worked.  When choosing speakers, we will consider the following criteria:

  1. Specificity: No vague, sanitized presentations, please. Our attendees demand objectivity (both successes and setbacks addressed), facts, numbers, dollars saved/earned, mistakes made or avoided and lessons learned.
  2. Originality: We’re looking for fresh yet functional solutions to home health & hospice challenges, revealing real-world agency experiences.
  3. Practicality: We want sessions that speak to the immediate concerns of agency senior leadership, clinicians, therapists, direct care staff and more. You should offer usable strategies that attendees can take home and implement.
  4. Slides, overheads and handouts: We’ll give special attention to presentations supplemented by informative audio/visuals and information-packed handouts that attendees can take home with them.

*Note: Vendors that submit proposals in conjunction with Home Health Agencies tend to be valued more than those who do not.


Application Instructions

  1. Print and complete this application form.
  2. Submit application form with your detailed proposal, not longer than two pages. Your proposal should describe the subject and explain how it meets the selection criteria listed above.
  3. The deadline to submit proposals is Sunday, November 14th by end of day.

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Conference

In 2010, the home care associations of New England decided that they could deliver greater value to their members by combining their separate annual conferences into a single regional meeting. After the success of that first meeting – which brought together more than 400 home care leaders from more than 120 agencies – they decided to continue the collaboration.  

In 2022, the conference is heading to Newport Rhode Island.

New England Education Collaborative

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference really found its footing as a virtual event this year. Participants, educators and vendors all commented on the smooth transition to the virtual format. Overall we agree, in person is still better.

While we all prefer in-person events, online education is not going away any time soon. Why not roll with it? Starting this August, the associations of the six New England States will expand offerings to include a few webinars and in-person trainings year round. These offerings are targeted specifically for our industry and region.

Look for upcoming topics like Medicare policy, PDGM, OASIS, staffing recruitment tools, as well as cost-saving ideas, and certification options for PT, hospice, COS and more!

Collaborative Webinars

We have partnered with SimiTree for our first three webinar offerings. SimiTree is the newly formed entity from the Simione and BlackTree merger. These leaders in Healthcare consulting are raising the bar for the post-acute setting.

Network. Virtually.

Join us at NEXT WEEK’S conference for Virtual networking!

New to home care and hospice or just want to meet like-minded people in the industry? Maybe you’re looking for someone to partner with or a specific skill set. Whatever your networking goal, the New England Home Care & Hospice Conference is the “place” to be next week!

The virtual New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show has a number of sessions set aside for you to interact with your regional colleagues. Learn more about our virtual networking options and then join us! Register today.


The 2021 Virtual conference is unlike anything else for training and virtual networking opportunities. Collaborate with colleagues and learn from regional and national experts while maximizing flexibility and control over your daily schedule. Register today and join us next week!


Multiple Options for Interaction

Networking Groups

June 2 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Mingle like you would in real life!

Our virtual networking groups aim to connect home care and hospice professionals from around New England, without leaving the house or office to participate. Virtual networking can be an amazing resource for you and referral source for your business. Engage your network, drive collaboration, stay up-to-date, and share best practices.

This session is dedicated to peers engagement in facilitated and far reaching discussions. Simply join an existing group session from the list, or create your own topic category.

Virtual Reception with Trivia!

June 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Make your own cocktail and join fellow attendees for this fun networking event while testing your knowledge with virtual trivia!

This will be an event that tests your trivia prowess. Try your best guesses on general knowledge trivia questions across a plethora of topics: Pop Culture, Music, History, Geography, Sports, Science, and more, nothing is off-limits! Compete with your team for the best score and fabulous prizes. Best of luck!

This event is sponsored by POM and HHAExchange participation is open & complimentary for all conference attendees.


Coffee & COVID-19: A Conversation with HR Lawyers

June 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

The pandemic has us all dealing with new and unexpected HR issues, including employee engagement, benefits and ensuring more staff have access to the right data and technology tools to do their jobs from anywhere. The HR landscape has changed dramatically.

What will employee compensation, flexible schedules and remote-work policies look like going forward? What legal implications does an agency face when addressing staff vaccination hesitancy? Join our best legal minds as well as your colleagues to discuss for current best practices following the COVID-19 pandemic. Grab a cup of coffee and come with your questions ready at 8:00 am on Thursday, June 3.

Katherine A. Hesse, partner, and associate Rachel Mills of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorneys at Law will facilitate the conversation. This session sponsored by Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane, LLP


Speed Exhibiting

June 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Participate in quick one-on-one sessions with vendors to establish a connection and learn more about what they have to offer for you and your agency!

By agreeing to participate in this one-hour session you will receive $50 off of your registration!

Testimonials

What attendees are saying about our past events:


The annual NEHCC is a great opportunity to stay current with upcoming regulatory trends, new technologies to implement for efficiencies, and the impact of the political environment on the home health industry. The conference is packed every year with a rich agenda of national and regional speakers that make this a valuable experience.

Alyson Blanck, MSN, RN, NEA-BC 
Vice President, Home Care Operations
Nuvance Health

The NEHHC offers home health and hospice providers the opportunity to learn about best practices through the educational sessions offered as well as through networking with colleagues. NEHHC also offers providers the opportunity to meet with potential business partners to improve operations, as well as clinical, financial and quality outcomes.

Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA
President
MaineHealth Care at Home

The NEHCC is a perfect event to engage industry leaders from across the New England home health and hospice landscape. Its without a doubt one of the best opportunities for participants wishing to talk with potential industry partners or wishing to network/learn from peer experience. The agenda, speakers, balance of insights, discussion and data are always well facilitated.

Theresa Santoro, MSN,RN, CHCA
President & Chief Executive Officer
RVNAHealth

We’d love to hear from you!

Blind Spots of Diversity, Inclusion & Implicit Bias

Diversity measures our ability to share differences, build relationships, and be creative thinkers. Inclusion measures our ability to embrace these differences through participation. Implicit bias limits our ability to be successful in diversity and inclusion efforts without even knowing it.

Join Anita Foster for this captivating look at the dynamics of diversity and inclusion and discover our ability to see the blind spots of implicit bias. Foster will examine how training and mentorship can expedite professional development, engage diverse ideas, and leads to improved customer experiences, faster innovation, and greater staff retention rates.

Anita Foster-Horne, RSW, MSW, Ph.D., Co-Founder, COO, Fostering Healthy Solutions

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:

March 12, 2020

Currently, the 10th Annual New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is proceeding as planned. The health, safety, and well-being of all participants as well as the community is our highest priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and exploring options and will provide updates as necessary.

We will post regular updates and provide as much advance notice to attendees and exhibitors as possible. Subscribe to our blog for updates delivered right to your e-mail.

NEHCC Registration Brochure Now Available

You have been waiting, and now it’s here!

Join colleagues from throughout the region from May 13-15 in Newport, RI for the best home health and hospice event of the year! This fabulous conference will feature renowned keynoters and informative workshops that will give you new ideas and insight to take back to your agency. Don’t miss this great event close to home.


National Experts!

Learn how to build resiliency into your home care & hospice business from Jeff Vankooten, Chief Catalyst Officer at Mazeway.

  • Delve into the details on PDGM at the intensive 3 hour pre-conference session
  • Discover how the Home Health Chartbook has distilled data to fill in the picture on everything from advocacy to hiring decisions.
  • Be inspired by author, speaker and advocate, Kimberly Paul, as she delves into her personal story to illustrate what matters most when time is limited.

Beautiful Newport, RI

Newport is a bustling seaside community that combines history, culture and business in a relaxing resort type get away.


Affordable and Comfortable Accommodations

Experience comfort and elegance at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Maria which is situated on Goat Island and surrounded by Narragansett Bay. This location offers the seclusion of a private island yet is just a quick jaunt from the shops and eateries of downtown Newport.

Special group room rate available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, or until April 22. Book early! Call 401.849.2600 and refer to code 2004 27 NEHC

Valuable Information for Your Entire Team!

Whether you’re an agency CEO or clinical leader, finance manager or IT expert, there is something for everyone at the New England Home Care Conference & Trade Show. Take your pick of 25 workshops on clinical initiatives, quality improvement, operational efficiencies or regulatory issues.

What’s more, we’ll host over 80 exhibitors offering the latest in products and services for home care and hospice agencies. It’s a great opportunity to demo the latest technology, meet expert consultants and find ways to improve your agency’s operations.

Register by April 3 for early bird deals!
Full Conference – $345
Pre Concference $90

Day rates also available
(FYI: This conference will be so good you should plan to attend the entire event!)

The New England Home Care Conference & Trade Show is co-hosted by the state home care associations of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Many Voices, United Mission

There isn’t one type of patient or one type of caregiver that creates the home care difference. The advantage lies in the industry’s ability to adapt quickly and effectively, to respond to changing demands while continually delivering high performance. The 10th annual New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show in Newport, RI this May will celebrate the strengths of the disciplines by showcasing keynote speakers

England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show announced keynote speakers Maggie Keen of myCNAjobs and Hospice Chaplin Jeff Vankooten, will deliver keynote addresses at the event on May 14, 2020 at Gurney’s Resort, Newport in Rhode Island. Also appearing will be noted author and speaker Kimberly Paul, as well as expert policy researchers Jennifer Schiller and Heather Flynn.

“It is a fitting way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Conference to hear from a diverse cross section of speakers,” said Gina Balkus, CEO at the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire. “That really speaks to the many facets of people that make up our industry.”

“Kimberly Paul and our other renowned speakers will challenge us to boldly imagine and explore new futures for themselves, their businesses, and their communities.”

The nonpartisan, nonprofit conference is New England’s largest professional development event for home care, hospice and palliative care, attracting more than 300 attendees each year. The 10th Anniversary Conference will feature dozens of speakers for three days of inspiration, reinvention and networking. Topics include leadership, career advancement, financial and regulatory issues, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, social media, branding and more.

The Conference Health & Wellness Pavilion showcases speakers and companies dedicated to improving women’s health, while onsite exhibits feature hundreds of organizations and companies with products or services that appeal to women.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is presented by Simione Healthcare Consultants. It is also generously underwritten by MedFlyt and Axxess.

Gone Mobile

Notice anything different? It’s not a new hair cut, or sweater, and believe me we have NOT lost weight. It’s the website! This fall we did a little tweking to create a new conference website experience to better serve our members and attendees.

This mobile-friendly, responsive site is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

We are pleased. Hopefully you like it too.

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn about the conference, browse information and register.

Our current and prospective speakers and attendees will find useful information about our conference, and link directly to social media where you can all link up with other attendees.

Our conference team will be constantly updating the content with helpful information regarding the conference, cutting edge thought leadership, announcements, and more.

Feedback welcome!