Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy

August 22 @ 8:00 am August 23 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy

August 22 – 23, 2022
Alliance Headquarters
Manchester, Maine

Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy is a 2-day, 13-hour workshop highly focused on the current OASIS data collection rules and instructions. As these rules continue to evolve, Blueprint keeps you up to date, always sourcing instructions and providing the latest key source documents in handout form to rely upon after the workshop. Empowering staff with defendable OASIS scoring practices provides your agency with the accurate outcomes and proper reimbursement you deserve to provide quality care. All sessions are presented by two expert instructors who have earned the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) designation.

Our instructors use their many years and varied home health experiences to illustrate concepts, answer questions and guide attendees easily through multiple application scenarios and a mock exam. The Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy program serves as the premier review workshop for the COS-C exam and is offered exclusively through OASIS Answers, Inc. – the industry leader in OASIS Education.

$499.00 Member Rate

Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine

207-213-6125

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Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine

30 Association Drive
Manchester, 04351-0227 United States
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VBP: Connecting Finance and Quality Management

May 13 @ 11:45 am 12:45 pm

The recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to delay the national expansion of the Medicare Value Based Purchasing (VBP) model until 2023 offers home health agencies a year of “pre-implementation” preparation opportunities to align quality with finance management. This session will provide the latest information on the construct of the VBP model and implementation timelines and will provide a practical approach for incorporating the VBP performance measures into quality and financial management strategies. This session will also examine scenarios to measure the impact of specific performance improvements on resulting financial outcomes and will explore strategies for achieving optimal quality performance.

Aaron Little, CPA, Managing Director, BKD, oversees the operations of BKD Health Care Billing & Revenue Cycle Services and is nationally recognized for his expertise in home care and hospice billing and operations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care and the CGS Home Health and Hospice Provider Outreach and Education Advisory Group.

Angela Huff, RN is a member of BKD National Health Care Group and provides consulting services to home care and hospice clients. She has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, and has spent the last 17 years in executive leadership in home health, hospice operations, and software development in the post-acute space.

Six “Must Pack” Essentials to Survive & Thrive the Wilderness of Grief and Trauma of COVID-19

May 13 @ 9:40 am 10:40 am

The pandemic has led to a series of losses, great and small, from the loss of loved ones and our sense of safety to our social connections and financial security. The crisis isn’t just shaking our faith in those systems; it’s upending our understanding of the world around us. Learn how to heal. This interactive presentation will create a growing “Toolbox” of essentials. These must-pack essentials will help us continue to SURVIVE and THRIVE beyond COVID 19, which has us traversing this uncharted terrain in the wilderness of grief and trauma.

Deborah Pausig, LMFT, CT, VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Thanatologist, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice Guilford CT, and NHPCO Bereavement Professional Steering Committee Member. Debbie uses humor and compassion drawn from 25 years of experience in Law Enforcement and 17 years as a family caregiver into her profession as a therapist and presenter.

Sustainable Hiring and Retention Strategies for Your Organization

May 12 @ 2:50 pm 3:50 pm

Outsourcing and algorithms won’t get you the people you need. Recent data revealed that most people who took a new job last year weren’t even searching for one: someone came and got them. Join Chris from Trova Healthcare to take a critical look at how companies have revamped their processes for hiring and retention. We’ll evaluate local data and how new trends in hiring drive higher engagement, staff, and retention by investing in employees from day one throughout their careers. 

Chris Romanello, Managing Partner at Trova Healthcare has worked in the healthcare recruiting field for 15 years. His experience spans multiple healthcare recruiting areas, including physicians, nurses, and advanced practice providers. Chris has run some of the largest U.S.-based healthcare staffing divisions for LocumTenens, a company specializing in the temporary placement of Physicians, PAs, NPs, CRNAs and psychologists.  He also has extensive experience with permanent recruiting. 

Joe Desjardins is a Senior Business Development Executive at Trova Healthcare. He is currently focused on providing innovative solutions and consulting expertise to elevate employers ability to attract and retain much-needed talent for their nursing positions.

The Perfect Storm- Navigating QAPI, HHVBP, PDGM and STARS

May 12 @ 11:15 am 12:15 pm

Clinical staff and managers carry an immense responsibility to manage patient care within a complicated regulatory environment and an organizational expectation for excellent STARS and patient engagement scores. Learn the most salient impacts on quality and engagement scores and revenue; and how to simplify and manage patient care within PDGM and HHVBP.

Cheryl Pacella DNP, HHCNS-BC, CPHQ, Quality Consultant, Corcoran Consulting Group, advises on several home health and hospice quality initiatives, including quality improvement, OASIS accuracy, Medicare billing, responding to denials, and appeals, ICD-10 coding, care transitions, and survey preparation.

Jean Zaleski, PT, MEd, DPT, Clinical and Quality Consultant, Corcoran Consulting Group, has more than two decades of experience in home health as clinician and clinical leader. Her career focus includes provision of high-quality patient centered care and documentation, promotion of cross continuum care transitions, chronic disease management and prevention of injury and rehospitalization. Jean has served in leadership positions with Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care, Mercy Home Care, and VNA Care Home Health and Hospice.

Conference Keynote Speakers Celebrate Strengths

New England Home Care & Hospice Conference & Trade

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 the highest quality care. The industry’s heroic response to COVID-19 proved how valuable that adaptation is for our patients and our communities. The 12th annual New England Home Care and Hospice Conference and Trade Show at Gurney’s Resort from May 11-13 at Gurney’s Resort in Newport, RI will highlight and celebrate the strength of home care and hospice.

Keynote speakers Bill Dombi, the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and Lindsay Doak, Senior Manager of Home Health Care at Berry Dunn, will delve into the 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study, physician and author Lynn Hallarman, MD will speak to the importance of direct caregivers and speaker Tyler Enslin of Direct Development Training will inspire attendees with his message of resilience and thriving in times of crisis.

Data Driven Decisions

Bill Dombi
Lindsay Doak

We just experienced two of the biggest industry challenges in healthcare history – COVID-19 and a radically new payment system. Agencies who are slow to respond or lack clarity on what to do, may have their viability questioned. Learn from agencies that have tested an array of best practices in staffing, technology, clinical strategies, and operations will come ahead.

Join Bill Dombi and Lindsay to for the data you need to be among the most successful agencies.

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Caregiving in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Lynn Hallerman, MD

COVID-19 kills people, but it also steals their chance to die governed by their own stories and wishes. Lynn Hallarman’s she shares her family’s journey with cargiving during a pandemic , The Great Escape—A Physician Confronts Family Caregiving During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Join Lynn for this powerful presentation that draws on her own family’s experience, caregiver guilt, and how important it is to develop and support our most essential workforce.

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The Power of Perspective

Tyler Enslin

Even in challenging times, we still possess the ability to make the best of our circumstances, develop positive habits, and manage our mindset effectively. Join Tyler to learn strategies that can help them to control stress levels, build habits that promote growth, and focus on opportunities. This highly interactive program has been specifically designed to help attendees navigate the issues caused by the COVID19 crisis.

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The 12th Annual 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 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 Conference Trade Show showcases speakers and companies dedicated to patient health, and exhibits featuring products or services to improve processes and business practices at your agency.

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is presented by the six state associations serving home care and hospice agencies, Connecticut Association for Health Care and Home, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, Home Care & Hospice of Maine, Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care and the VNAs of Vermont. Our 2022 Conference Sponsors are Corcoran Consulting Group, Amedisys and BerryDunn.

Sponsors Welcome!

Partner with the 2022 New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show

Place your brand in front of agency decision makers at the region’s largest home care and hospice conference this May! Choose from premiere full event sponsorship or one of the other sponsor opportunities. The details are in the downloadable prospectus, then click here for registration and payment options online.

This first year back to in-person learning and networking offers an exciting opportunity for home care industry vendors and affiliates to be front and center at the premier gathering of home health and hospice industry representatives. Your sponsorship commitment strengthens the program and solidifies that important customer feed back loop for your company.

The New England Conference is designed for senior and mid-level management and clinical staff and features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast and is major draw for nearly 200 of the country’s leading health care professionals year after year. Several sponsorship levels are available – find just the right package that meets your unique needs.

Don’t miss out on this exciting invitation to build brand recognition among top home health industry leaders, highlight your valued products and services, and stake out a leading role in assuring the success of this prestigious annual conference.

All Flag Officer (premiere level) Sponsors

All Flag Officer Sponsors Receive:

  • Premium exhibit space in the exhibit hall
  • Company logo prominently displayed on the conference website
  • Signage prominently displayed at registration and in general session ballroom
  • Advanced copies of attendees’ list (with emails), and final attendee list post-event
  • Logo on majority of marketing material sent out to attendees
  • Recognition of Premium Sponsorship on slideshow, played in general ballroom
  • Regular vocal recognition made during general sessions
  • Complimentary admission to the special President’s Pre-Conference and Reception
  • Ability to include company literature in conference tote bags

2022 Admiral Sponsor

Premium Sponsor: $8000, Limited to 1

  • Company logo on conference tote bag
  • Welcome attendees on morning of first day of full conference
  • Advertisement inside front cover of conference program
  • 4 Complimentary registrations
  • 2 Discounted registrations
  • Special 30-second video marketing leading up to the conference

2022 Captain Sponsor

Premium Sponsor: $7,000, limited TO 1

  • Company logo on promo marketing item
  • Welcome attendees on morning of second day of full conference
  • Advertisement inside back cover of conference program
  • 2 Complimentary registrations
  • 2 Discounted registrations
  • Special 30-second video marketing leading up to the conference

2022 Commander Sponsor

Premium Sponsor: $5,500, LIMITED TO 1

  • Conference program (Full Page)
  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • 1 Discounted registration
  • 30-second video marketing leading up to the conference

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

Full Brochure for 2019 NEHCC Now Available

The full conference program and schedule for the 2019 New England Home Care and Hospice Conference & Trade Show is now available for download.

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 2019 NEHCC will be held June 5-7, 2019 at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA.

For more information about the conference, or to register to attend, visit www.nehcc.com.

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Melanie Stover

Hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other care providers are looking for help to aid patients in managing
the disease process at home. If you aren’t there to tell them what you can do for them, no one will. Building a customer base starts with defining your brand and communicating your message. Learn how to get a seat at the table, how to present your data, and how to establish your agency as the provider of choice.

Stover has led numerous workshops and field training programs for clients, focusing on training clinicians to be better salespeople and training professional salespeople to produce more in less time through account management, successful selling skills, personal branding, time management, and improved customer service. Follow her on Twitter @melaniestover or @Home_Care_Sales.

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.

Meet NEHCC 2018 Keynote Speaker: Kathy Gruver

Kathy Gruver, PhD
Author, Stress Expert

Burnout is high among those who care for others. Join  caregivers, executives and support staff for this fun and practical program and explore stress-busting  techniques as well as nutrition suggestions for people on the go, exercises, quick stretches and sleep tips. These are key to enhancing work productivity, improving communication and ensuring wellness of the staff. Teach your staff to care for themselves so they can care better for others.

Kathy Gruver, PhD is the award-winning author of seven books including: Conquer Your Stress, Workplace Wellness, Conquer your Stress at Work, and Journey of Healing. She studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications on over 250 radio and TV shows. In 2015, she had the privilege of creating a stress reduction program for the US Military.

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.