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Early bird rates expire 8/31 for Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo

Long Beach Convention Center

There are only a few days left to get the best rates on the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, being held Oct. 15-17 at the Convention Center in sunny Long Beach, California. The industry’s premier event will be better than ever, with a revamped education program, a whole new look, and fun surprises.

Quality takes center stage with the theme Q3: Quality of Care. Quality at Work. Quality at Home, which will be addressed in education sessions and by three dynamic keynote speakers: Laura Adams, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, Juliet Funt, owner and founder of WhiteSpace at Work, and John O’Leary, best-selling author of On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life.

More than 50 hours of timely education sessions – covering everything from regulatory and legal issues, clinical topics, staffing and retention, quality assurance, private duty, and so much more – are being offered to help your agency stay compliant and operate more efficiently. There are also three special add-on pre-conference sessions on Home Health Conditions of Participation (HHCoPs), private pay organizations, and leadership skills for those moving up in the industry.

The Expo provides the nation’s largest marketplace for buyers and sellers. Exhibitors will be showcasing products and services that offer solutions in telehealth and technology, software and hardware, data performance measurement, and consulting, to name a few. They also offer chances to win great prizes!

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay on top of industry best practices and to network with peers, industry leaders, and NAHC staff. If you haven’t registered yet, hurry! NAHC members pay only $800, others pay $1,200. These early bird rates expire on 8/31.

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Accountable Care Organizations

Health Care Providers

Are you confused by Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and their different payment models? If so, you aren’t alone. ACOs are formed by a group of health care providers, who join together to provide coordinated, high-quality care to their Medicare patients. This model helps patients get the care they need, when they need it while keeping costs down. Then, ACO members can share in those costs savings.

Medicare offers different ACO programs including Medicare Shared Savings, Advance Payment, and Pioneer. To find out which program is best for you, come to the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach, California, where you’ll also learn how to review data and measure performance.

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Special rates at 9 Long Beach hotels: Queen Mary

Queen Mary

Are you coming to Long Beach for the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo? Check out our special rates at these 9 hotels. Also, come back soon because we’ll be posting information about each hotel on this blog.

The Queen Mary isn’t your typical hotel; it’s a former world-class ocean liner that offers a unique lodging experience. With authentic polished wood paneling, original 1930s artwork, and operable portholes, guests will catch a glimpse of transatlantic travel in days gone by. There are also rumors of paranormal activity aboard this legendary ship.

It has air-conditioned staterooms and suites, an onboard spa and shops, a fitness center, and a variety of dining options from snacks and casual meals to five-star dining. This is a smoke-free hotel that also offers WiFi.

NAHC has negotiated special rates starting at $189 per night at the Queen Mary. Click here for online registration and housing.

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Medicare Managed Care

Medicare

How many different payer sources does your agency have? And, are you doing everything you can to attract different payer sources? Medicare Managed Care advanced payment models are innovations you should be aware of if you want to stay ahead because these plans help bridge the gap in Medicare coverage for health care costs. When you maximize clinical programs to attract these different payer sources, you’ll be one step ahead. Learn how your agency can benefit from Medicare Managed Care at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach, California.

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Don’t miss the HHFMA Open Forum in Long Beach

William Dombi, NAHC

For more than 20 years, the annual Home Health Financial Managers Association (HHFMA) Open Forum, a highly popular and interactive session, brings the expertise of the HHFMA Board and Workgroup together with conference attendees who have an interest in home care and hospice financial management issues. Bill Dombi, HHFMA executive director and NAHC’s interim president, moderates this forum. Participants can exchange ideas and offer solutions to each other based on their own experiences and expertise, or simply listen and learn.

We hope to see you there. Learn more about the conference.

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Get to know the Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach Convention Center

The 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo will be taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, a multi-purpose complex located on the Pacific Ocean. It’s a modern, renovated space within walking distance of many hotels, restaurants, and attractions, including 5/12 miles of beautiful, sandy beach.

It’s also environmentally-friendly and one of the first green arenas in the country with 5,800 solar panels on top of 400,000 square feet of meeting space. The Convention Center also aims to conserve resources through its recycling and energy-reduction programs.

Your trip to Long Beach should be hassle-free! There are thousands of hotel rooms to choose from and NAHC has negotiated special pricing at these 9 hotels. Also, there are three airports less than 30 minutes away, including LAX in Los Angeles.

You really can’t beat the convenience. Take a walk on the beach in the morning and still have plenty of time to get ready for the conference or go out in the evening for a night on the town. Because everything is nearby, the hardest choice you’ll have is deciding what to do.

Learn more about Long Beach or click here for registration and housing.

The exact location of the Convention Center is 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802 but you can also view it on this map.

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Leveraging technology in home care and hospice

Technology

Home care and hospice agencies should embrace technology to remain relevant and to set themselves up for future success. If your agency is still paper-based, it’s in danger of falling behind the competition, losing out on opportunities to partner with other organizations, and at-risk for being noncompliant with health care mandates. While this disruptive technology may seem like a burden in the short term, it’s actually highly beneficial. Learn how to leverage technology across the continuum of care to optimize quality and cut costs at the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo. We hope to see you in Long Beach!

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Special rates at 9 Long Beach hotels: Residence Inn Downtown

Residence Inn Downtown

Now’s the time to book your lodging for the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach. Check out our special rates at these 9 hotels. Also, come back soon because we’ll be posting information about each hotel on this blog.

The Residence Inn Downtown is the only all-suite extended stay hotel in the area. It has studios or bedroom units with kitchens, ergonomic workstations, and free Wi-Fi. It’s located near the Convention Center on the waterfront, with great views, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool.

Pets are welcome and there’s also a complimentary breakfast buffet.

NAHC has negotiated special rates starting at $189 per night at this Residence Inn. Click here for online registration and housing.

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Innovations in Home Care and Hospice

Long Beach, California

If your agency is struggling with high rates of employee turnover or unstable finances, there are innovative ways to stay nimble during challenging times. Changing your recruitment and staffing process, learning all you can about alternative payment methods, and applying innovative models of care for hospice patients with very short lengths of stay (LOS) will help. Also, applying Lean management principles to your organization can help cuts costs and increase productivity.

Come to the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo this October in Long Beach, where you can choose from more than 50 hours of education sessions, network with peers, and learn how other agencies handled issues similar to yours.

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Leadership in Home Care and Hospice

Stethescope

In the home care and hospice industry, the only constant is change. Great leaders know how to manage it, and how to maintain employee morale and productivity when faced with frequent legal and regulatory hurdles.

There are things you can do to foster growth and to keep costs down. Stay nimble with Lean Management principles, identify transferable skills amongst your employees and cross train them, and analyze your agency’s Health Information Supply Chain (HISC) to decrease claims denials.

Learn how to make your agency and staff resilient at the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in Long Beach. Register today!

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