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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.

Conference Recordings Available Now

Missed the conference?

No worries!

Have immediate access to all of the session recordings through the conference platform through June 30, 2021 (regardless of when you purchase them). Individual sessions recordings unavailable. Link to our registration page for more information.

Members Save BIG!

Access all 12 hours of educational content for only $99!

At checkout enter promo code: 2021NEHCC

Networking, Trivia & Exhibiting!

NETWORKING GROUP PRE-SIGN UP:

https://www.thinkhomecare.org/page/NEHCCNetwork

Wednesday session at 4:00PM, choose between Leadership, Private Care, Hospice, & Clinical/Quality Discussions Groups!

TRIVIA NIGHT!:

https://zoom.us/j/97014112741?pwd=SmNFc29YTU93VWtCQklKdE14clEzUT09

Or join through the conference platform!

Take a look at some fun cocktail recipes suggested from our Reception sponsors!

SPEED EXHIBITING ACCESS:

If you opted in, after creating your separate profile from the conference, you can access the session via the conference page at the top left tab.

Still need to create your profile?

1.) Go to app.speednetworking.com

2.) Click Join Now at the bottom to create a login (less than 1 minute)

3.) When prompted, enter the private event key: NEHCC2021

4.) Click “Register for Event” and proceed to register

5.) Check-in when asked

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

Spring Conference Brochure Available

Join colleagues from throughout the region on June 2 & 3 for the first Virtual New England Home Health & Hospice Conference and Trade Show. This virtual version of our regional conference features renowned keynoters and informative workshops that will give you new ideas and insight to take back to your agency.  See the full description of speakers and breakouts on our website; www.nehcc.com. Do not miss this great event now even CLOSER to home!

The spring Virtual New England Home Care & Hospice Conference includes a broad scope of presentations reflecting the variety in Home Care and Hospice across diverse populations. This year’s conference will showcase and celebrate the disciplinary and demographic diversity of the field. Expert practitioners and researchers will highlight exciting developments across a broad array of sub-disciplines, and presentations will focus on a wide range of populations and identities. 

Learn, discuss, network, and earn CEU credits with high-quality programming designed to allow registrants flexibility to explore and engage.

Save Money!

Register by May 7th, and save $50 off the registration fee.

Save even more by committing to participate in one hour of speed networking.

2021 Registration Now OPEN

Registration for the 2021 VIRTUAL New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show is now open!

The virtual event features a great lineup of keynote speakers, panelists, educational sessions, exhibitors and networking opportunities. We have national and regional experts, clinicians, and consultants who will share hot topics, best practices and current trends in the home care and hospice.

You do not want to miss this amazing virtual event!

Learn, Grow, Connect, & Discover at the 2021 Virtual NEHCC!
At the 2021 Virtual New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show participants will focus on how the pandemic has altered Home Care & Hospice industry both today and tomorrow. Our keynote speakers and breakouts will offer practical, real-world know-how that you can take home with you and put into action immediately.

Take a look at our inspiring keynote speakers, and hours of breakout sessions that will inform and empower, with career-building courses and workshops with real-world applications, daily networking events and an Expo Hall showcasing cutting-edge products and services. The Virtual NEHCC 2021 is the must-attend event of the year. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it!

Members-Only Reg Sale: Save Big!
Click here to register online for the 2021 Virtual NEHC Conference & Trade Show! Staff of member agencies at any of the New England state associations, who register online by May 7 automatically save $50 – no promo code necessary.*  Non-members are welcome too!

Save even more!

Registrants have the opportunity to receive $50 off their
registration fee by agreeing to participate in the one-hour
networking session, “Speed Exhibiting”. Attendees will be
matched with vendors for 5-minute sessions over the course of
an hour – meeting with roughly 12 different vendors.
Attendees can agree to participate in this series in their initial
registration but will be charged if they do not attend live.

Registration payments by check or “bill me” option is available as well.