March 30 - April 1, 2020
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188

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PDGM SUMMIT
March 30, 2020

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is officially here, and home health agencies are already feeling the impact. Last year, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) provided thousands of home health leaders with in-person and virtual learning opportunities to help prepare them for the biggest change to impact home health in two decades — and in 2020 they are joining forces with HCAW to take it a step further.

On March 31, join the industry's top experts for a full-day of best-in-class training to provide you with key insights, best practices, and lessons learned based on first-hand experience. What's working with the PDGM? What isn't? Is your agency doing everything it can to prosper under the new payment model?

You don't have to tackle the PDGM alone. Let the PDGM Summit's trusted faculty give you the tools you need to make a smooth and efficient transition to the new payment model.


7:45 - 8:30am
Registration Open

8:30 - 9:45am
Operations
with Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions
and Cindy Campbell, Fazzi


10:00 - 11:30am
Clinical

with Carissa McKenna, McBee
and Charles Breznicky, Blacktree Healthcare Consulting


11:30am - 12:30pm
Lunch

12:30 - 1:45pm
Financial
with Nick Seabrook, Blacktree Healthcare Consulting
and Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions


2:00 - 3:15pm
Business Analytics
with Christine Lang, ABILITY
and Nick Seabrook, Blacktree Healthcare Consulting

3:15 - 4:30pm
Open Forum



Operations
8:30am - 9:45am
with Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions and Cindy Campbell, Fazzi

PDGM has required HHAs to examine overall operations structure and day-to-day management. Changes were needed throughout HHAs to meet the demands of PDGM. HHAs must quickly determine what is working and what is falling short of their expectations. Any needed modifications in operations must be put in place sooner rather than later to thrive under PDGM. Operational areas most affected by PDGM include referral and sales management, intake, revenue cycle, operational reporting, and order and supply management. Change management must be handled throughout your organization. This session focuses on the operational practices that have demonstrated early success and long-term potential for fully positive outcomes.

Objectives
  • Outline the operational changes that are showing reliable signs of early success and those that are not working as hoped;
  • Define key areas of operations that are showing the greatest need for additional changes and how to initiate that change; and
  • Identify new skill sets needed in HHA management triggered by lessons learned in PDGM Q1.

Clincial
10:00am - 11:30am
with Carissa McKenna, McBee and Charles Breznicky, Blacktree Healthcare Consulting

PDGM has triggered a re-examination of clinical practices within HHAs nationwide. Documentation, diagnosis coding, care planning and care coordination are at the top of the list of best practice clinical strategies that have been employed. Are your changes resulting in the best outcomes? This session focuses on the lessons learned in Q1 in blending clinical practice and financial management to achieve the best patient and business outcomes in the new world created by PDGM.

Objectives
  • Describe how interdisciplinary care planning achieves cost effective and appropriate skill mix, including therapy utilization under the PDGM;
  • Evaluate the impact of how changing case mix affects resource and skill set needs in your organization;
  • Identify the best practice clinical strategies for managing LUPA thresholds and 30-day unit as defined by PDGM;
  • Recognize essential steps to success in documentation acquisition and management to support an accurate primary diagnosis and timely claim submission; and
  • Define the Clinical Manager role in the Clinical Team’s success under PDGM, including the significance of effective case conferencing and case management.

Financial
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Nick Seabrook, Blacktree Healthcare Consulting and Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions

Thriving (or even surviving) under the PDGM payment reform requires a clear understanding of how PDGM is affecting the financial outcomes of a home health agency. This session explores the fundamental steps necessary for home health agencies to assess whether the initiatives taken to prepare for PDGM are in place and working, the options for mid-course corrections in PDGM financial management, trends in the impact of PDGM, cash flow remedies, and planning for 2021.

Objectives
  • Measure the early trends in PDGM financial impact on your organization including cash flow management under the new RAP model;
  • Recognize how to determine whether your revenue cycle management fits your agency under PDGM and what steps are needed to bring it to top performance; and
  • Identify clinical and operational practices that lead to the most favorable financial outcome under PDGM.

Business Analytics
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Christine Lang, ABILITY and Nick Seabrook, Blacktree Healthcare Consulting

Increasingly, HHAs are recognizing the value of robust reliable business analytics in managing the change to PDGM. Real time data availability and early analysis of the key performance indicators in PDGM are important ingredients to early success in PDGM. This program is a deep dive into the early key data analytics that can help define whether your organization is on track for PDGM success or whether corrective action is needed. Through the assistance of IT and EMR partners across the country, this program will offer an intensely valuable first look at PDGM action and outcomes within the overall HHA community. That impact analysis and useful benchmark data can help guide your agency to success in CY 2020 and beyond.

Objectives
  • Achieve meaningful insights on clinical categories, utilization and other characteristics using claims data from PDGM Q1;
  • Provide data drill downs on LUPA, lengths of stay and other operational metrics under PDGM Q1; and
  • Obtain the insights needed to connect the data analytics tools to operational, clinical, and financial actions needed to ensure maximum value and PDGM success.


HCAW ANNUAL CONFERENCE
March 31 - April 1, 2020

Many healthcare system changes have been in process resulting in the dawning of a new day for our industry. The landscape is changing and the pieces are starting to fall in place; however, we recognize that we still have a long way to go. What will the final picture will look like? What strategies must we have for success in the new world? Join us for two days of education from industry experts on new innovations and how to adapt to upcoming changes.


TUESDAY, MARCH 31
KEYNOTE PRESENTER
Angelo Spinola
Shareholder | Co-Chair, Home Care Practice Group
Littler
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
RCW & WAC Review: What You Need to Know and How to Find It
Donna Goodwin
Donna Goodwin Consulting
Telehealth monitoring: Making a Difference
Alisa Van Sickle, RN
Community Home Health & Hospice
RCW & WAC Review: What You Need to Know and How to Find It
Donna Goodwin, Donna Goodwin Consulting
Wound Care
Toni Webb
Kaiser Permanente
Positive Approach to Care: An Overview of Working With Patients Living with Dementia
Joselyn Eitemiller, MA, CCC-SLP
Providence Sound Home Care
Clinical and Financial Collaboration
Nick Seabrook
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
Employment Law
Angelo Spinola
Littler
Changes to COPs, Is Your Policy and Procedure Manual Updated?
Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
Kenyon HomeCare Consulting
OPENING RECEPTION

WEDNEDSAY, APRIL 1
KEYNOTE PRESENTER
Bill Dombi, Esq
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
SPECIAL GUEST
Taste of Motivational Interviewing - 2 Parts
Charles H. Bombardier, PhD Professor Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
State Survey Hot Topics and How to Reduce Citations
Washington Department of Health
The 5 Star Rating Journey
Melinda Moore, BSN, RN
Wesley
AWARDS CELEBRATION LUNCHEON

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS


Angelo Spinola
Shareholder | Co-Chair, Home Care Practice Group
Littler

Angelo Spinola regularly represents employers across the country in collective, class, and hybrid actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage and hour laws. His experience includes:
  • Helping employers respond to wage and hour investigations by the Department of Labor and state agency equivalents
  • Conducting wage and hour practices audits
  • Developing compliance measures that minimize wage and hour exposure
  • Representing management in grievance arbitrations
  • Drafting restrictive covenant agreements
Appearing on behalf of employers in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the United States, Angelo has litigated all types of discrimination cases, including age, disability, race, national origin, sex, harassment and retaliation. He also litigates issues related to:
  • Unfair competition
  • The misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Breach of executive employment contract claims
  • Common law claims asserted under state laws
Additionally, Angelo regularly assists employers to promote an issue-free work environment through counseling, training and other preventive strategies. He also conducts training on employment-related issues for management personnel, lawyers and human resources professionals and is a regular speaker before business organizations and human resource groups on a wide variety of employment law topics.

Angelo's litigation and counseling experience spans multiple industries, including:
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Staffing
  • Construction
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Cable and satellite installation
  • Waste hauling
  • Transportation
He also works with global employers regarding their U. S. employment law-related needs and cross-border human resources issues. Angelo is a core member of Littler’s Wage & Hour, Healthcare and International Law Practice Groups.



Bill Dombi, Esq.
President
National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Bill Dombi is the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. He previously served as the Vice President for Law at NAHC beginning in 1987. As a key part of his responsibilities, Bill specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With nearly 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution on Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. With litigation, Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, along with current lawsuits challenging the Medicare home health face-to-face encounter rule and the Department of labor changes to the overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In addition to litigation, Bill offers extensive community and professional educational services through lectures, publications, teleconferences, and videos. His lectures include market trends in home care, compliance, risk management, patient rights, fraud and abuse, health care reimbursement, legislative and regulatory reforms, and legal issues in telehealth services.

Bill Dombi is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Washington, DC. He is also admitted to numerous federal courts including, the US Supreme Court and several Court of Appeals. He has served on the Advisory Board for BNA’s Health Law Report and Medicare Report. Bill also is a longstanding member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.


SPECIAL GUEST


Charles H. Bombardier, PhD
Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington

Dr. Bombardier is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Harborview Medical Center where he has worked in inpatient rehabilitation for brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke since 1989. He has been involved in learning, researching and teaching motivational interviewing for 25 years. He specializes in using motivational interviewing in healthcare settings to promote adherence to treatments and health behavior change.

Taste of Motivational Interviewing for Home Care Professionals
Wednesday, April 1

This presentation will expose attendees to evidence-based communication strategies they can learn to help patients increase their motivation and commitment to make important health related changes. The presentation will include lecture, real-play and demonstrations.
  1. Be able to describe and assess readiness to change in your patients.
  2. Be able to list four evidence-based motivational interviewing micro-skills (OARS) to enhance motivation to start healthy behaviors or stop unhealthy behaviors.
  3. Be able to demonstrate 1-2 evidence-based motivational interviewing micro-skills (OARS) to enhance motivation.

BREAKOUT SESSION PRESENTERS


Joselyn Eitemiller, MA, CCC-SLP
Home Health Clinical Manager
Providence Sound Home Care

Joselyn Eitemiller is a speech-language pathologist currently working as a home health clinical manager at Providence SoundHome Care in Olympia, WA. During her 25 year career, she has worked primarily with the geriatric population where she developed a love of working with people living with dementia. Joselyn became a Certified Trainer for a Positive Approach to Care developed by Teepa Snow, OTR/L, and enjoys training the staff and caregivers at Providence in this approach to dementia. She believes that there is a way to ease the journey of each person living with dementia when we better understand their journey.

Positive Approach to Care: An Overview of Working With Patients Living with Dementia
Tuesday, March 31

Participants will learn a positive approach to care for persons living with dementia through greater understanding of the disease process of dementia and how this impacts their abilities and perceptions using techniques fostered by Teepa Snow, OTR/L.

Objectives:
  • Identify and understand normal vs not normal aging
  • Demonstrate greater and a more practical understanding of the disease process with dementia
  • Learn techniques and approaches to help improve working with people living with dementia


Donna Goodwin
HCAW Clincial Director
Donna Goodwin Consulting

coming soon!



Nick Seabrook
Founding Partner, Managing Principal
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting

Mr. Seabrook’s operations expertise has helped agencies improve profitability and reimbursement. Specifically, he has provided extensive revenue cycle consulting throughout his career, focused on improving daily operations of many providers. He has worked with agencies of all sizes throughout the country. In addition to traditional revenue cycle consulting, Mr. Seabrook has served as an interim director of patient accounts, interim finance manager and interim Chief Financial Officer.



Alisa Van Sickle, RN
Home Health and Home Care Manager
Community Home Health & Hospice

I have been with Community Home Health and Hospice for over 15 years. I have held several different positions in the Home Health department. I started as a Relief RN, moved to Case Manager, then to Clinical Coordinator, and currently I am the Home Health and Home Care Manager for both branches.
I have helped facilitate several changes in the Home Health department over the years with respect to regulations, policies, documentation and department improvements such as:
  1. Assisted in implementation of 2 EMR systems.
  2. Assisted in implementing a salary plus incentive program.
  3. Oversee the clinical operations and lead the education of many regulatory and operational changes over the last several years such as; Face 2 Face, OASIS C and D, Value Based Purchasing, training of field staff and their supervisors, CHAP surveys.
Currently working on education and an operational plan around PDGM.

Telehealth Monitoring: Making a Difference
Tuesday, March 31

This presentation will provide an Overview of Telehealth benefits, challenges, and how to run a successful program.

Objectives:
  • Benefits
  • Challenges
  • Running a successful program

Toni Webb
Kaiser Permanente

coming soon!



Ginny Kenyon, RN, MN
CEO/Principal
Kenyon HomeCare Consulting

Ginny Kenyon, Founder and CEO of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting, is passionate about helping clients achieve unique success in the marketplace. Known for her ability to produce substantial results in a short period of time, her keen understanding of the home care industry allows clients to develop and implement long-term solutions that fit organizational needs and expectations. She holds a Masters in Nursing Administration with minors in Business and Health Services and is an accomplished writer, guest speaker, and teacher.

Changes to COPs, Is Your Policy and Procedure Manual Updated?
Tuesday, March 31

Attendees to this presentation will learn the major changes to the COPs and what that means for their agencies. A description of the biggest changes will be covered and attendees will learn how to change operations and practices to meet this paradigm change in our business.

Objectives:
  • What were the major changes?
  • How will they look in practice?
  • Where are the biggest risks
  • What do you have to make sure you are doing to prevent citations and or closure?


Melinda Moore, BSN, RN
Executive Director, Health & Home Care
Wesley

Melinda joined Wesley in 2012 with over 30 years experience in a variety of roles relating to home health and hospice, including management in not for profit organizations and consulting nationally, with expertise in operational performance and use of technology. As Executive Director for Wesley Health & Home Care, Melinda is responsible for the successful growth of the Medicare-certified Home Health agency, licensed Home Care program, and developing a Medicare-certified Hospice in King County. She’s been in Washington for 35 years, is active with the YMCA, and in her free time can be found hiking the trails of the Cascades.


REGISTRATION
Please note payment must be received in full prior to event. Registrations will not be accepted otherwise.

Member Rates
These rates are available to members of HCAW, NAHC, and other State Associations.


Early Bird
(ends Feb 24)
Standard
(Feb 24 - Mar 20)
Late and Onsite
(after Mar 20)
 PDGM Summit Only
 (March 30)
 First Attendee $250 $275 $300
 Each Additional Attendee $225 $250  $275
 HCAW Annual Conference Only
 (March 31 - April 1)
 First Attendee  $450 $575 $500
 Each Additional Attendee $425 $450 $475
 HCAW Annual Conference Single Day
 (March 31 OR April 1)
First Attendee  $250  $275 $300
Each Additional Attendee  $225  $250 $275
 PDGM Summit & Annual Conference
 (March 30 - April 1)
 First Attendee  $600 $650 $675
 Each Additional Attendee  $575 $600 $625
 Awards Luncheon Only
 (April 1)
   $50  $50  $50


Non-Member Rates


Early Bird
(ends Feb 24)
Standard
(Feb 24 - Mar 20)
Late and Onsite
(after Mar 20)
 PDGM Summit Only
 (March 30)
 All Attendees $350 $400 $450
 HCAW Annual Conference Only
 (March 31 - April 1)
 All Attendees  $550 $600 $650
 HCAW Annual Conference Single Day
 (March 31 OR April 1)
 All Attendees  $350  $400 $450
 PDGM Summit & Annual Conference
 (March 30 - April 1)
 All Attendees  $700 $750 $800
 Awards Luncheon Only
 (April 1)
   $50  $50  $50


VENUE

DoubleTree Suites By Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188

Room Rate: $179/night + taxes
Reserve By: February 28th!

Book your room today online or calling 800-222-8733. When making your reservation, be sure to reference "CAW" so you receive the discounted rate! 

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Hotel Amenities:

  • FREE Airport Shuttle service
  • FREE shuttle to the Light Rail Station & FREE shuttle services within a 1 mile radius
  • Located across from the Westfield Shipping Center
  • Complimentary health club
  • Cyber cafe and business center


VENDORS

Special Thank You To Our Vendor Partners

We're offering vendor opportunities for both the PDGM Summit and the HCAW Annual Conference. Spaces are limited so reserve your spot today!

All table-top exhibitors receive...
  • One six-foot table
  • Recognition during the event
  • Two company representatives at table
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • List of attendees

All sponsors receive...
  • Logo and sponsorship recognition on the event website, social media, and in pre-conference promotional emails
  • Sponsor acknowledgment during opening comments and recognition during sponsored events
  • Logo included in the presession rotating slides
  • Logo on event home page with direct link to your company's website
  • Logo on all printed and digital collateral, including conference program
  • Attendee packet insert at no additional cost (flyer to be provided by sponsor company)

Exhibiting

PDGM Summit Only
March 30th
HCAW Member: $549
Non-Member: $649
HCAW Annual Conference Only
March 31st
HCAW Member: $499
Non-Member: $599
Both Events
March 30th-31st
HCAW Member: $895
Non-Member: $995


Sponsoring

AM or PM Break Sponsor
HCAW Member: $500
Non-Member: $750
Breakfast Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,000
Non-Member: $1,500
Lunch Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,500
Non-Member: $2,000
WiFi Sponsor
HCAW Member: $750
Non-Member: $1,250
A/V Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,000
Non-Member: $1,500
Attendee Packet Inserts
HCAW Member: $125
Non-Member: $250


Fillable Vendor Form (PDF)

Online Registration


Exhibiting

PDGM Summit Only
March 30th
HCAW Member: $549
Non-Member: $649
HCAW Annual Conference Only
March 31st
HCAW Member: $499
Non-Member: $599
Both Events
March 30th-31st
HCAW Member: $895
Non-Member: $995


Sponsoring

Conference Day Sponsor
HCAW Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,500
Breakfast Sponsor
HCAW Member: $750
Non-Member: $1,250
Lunch Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,500
Non-Member: $2,500
AM or PM Break Sponsor
HCAW Member: $500
Non-Member: $750
Breakout Session Sponsor
HCAW Member: $750
Non-Member: $1,250
Keynote Speaker Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,500
Non-Member: $2,500
Silent Auction Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,500
Non-Member: $2,500
Awards Luncheon Sponsor
HCAW Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,500
Wi-Fi Sponsor
HCAW Member: $1,250
Non-Member: $2,000
A/V Sponsor
HCAW Member: $2,000
Non-Member: $3,500
Registration Bag Sponsor
HCAW Member: $250
Non-Member: $400
Attendee Packet Inserts Only
HCAW Member: $125
Non-Member: $250


Fillable Vendor Form (PDF)

Online Registration

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