Change is good!

Innovation

You may notice some new and exciting changes at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October, particularly with our education program, theme, and general sessions.

We listened to feedback from you – our past attendees – and made this year better than ever. We changed our education program on the back end so you can have a streamlined, integrated experience on the front end. You will choose from more than 50 hours of education sessions on topics you care about – including quality assurance, leadership, private pay and much more. There will also be an Innovations Gallery on the Expo Floor, where you’ll learn about everything from clinical compliance to social issues and wound care in a robust, graphic format that fosters social interaction.

The theme of #NAHC2017 is Q3: Quality of Care. Quality at Work. Quality at Home. Our three, dynamic keynote speakers – Laura Adams, Juliet Funt, and John O’Leary – will each address an area of that theme in their keynote speeches during the general sessions. They will encourage you to think differently about all aspects of your life and we know you’ll leave empowered and inspired.

There have also been exciting changes happening at NAHC. Come to the Conference to experience something new in the home care and hospice industry. But don’t worry – there will still be tons of actionable advice and information from NAHC that you have come to rely upon and trust. Come to the Conference and help your agency thrive during these challenging times.

Register today and be sure to book your hotel room before 9/20 for the best rates!

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A unique way to network at this year’s conference

Networking and sharing

We believe a great conference is about sharing ideas and information, and while we always expect that to happen in our classrooms and in the expo, this year we’re hoping our attendees can make connections in a new way.

We’re introducing Life Hacks as a chance to network and get to know other attendees, and we’re looking for people with life skills they want to share. On Sunday morning, in the foyer surrounding the registration area, we want to set up Life Hack stations to encourage people – attendees and exhibitors – to hang out and spend time with each other.

What kind of life skills are we talking about? Here are some ideas:

  • How to take a better selfie
  • OneNote or Evernote
  • How to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
  • How to use Facebook Live or Chat
  • How to journal
  • How to fold a pocket square
  • How to use filters on Instagram
  • How to use Excel
  • How to use PhotoShop
  • How to go from couch potato to marathoner in 6 months

You get the idea, whatever your special skills or talents might be. We’re looking for a few people who want to teach and share their knowledge – whether trivial or profound – and help be part of a great experience.

Who should volunteer?

  • Extroverts who love meeting new people at conferences
  • Exhibitors who want to connect with attendees
  • Natural teachers who love to share knowledge and information
  • Introverts who want to come out of their shells to meet new people

We’re asking for a commitment of one-to-three hours of your time on Sunday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. You shouldn’t attempt anything that requires any large props, only what you can easily carry with you (such as a phone or tablet). This is a casual opportunity to make connections.

We’re trying something new. Help us make it a success. Please email marketing@nahc.org ASAP with your ideas and availability.

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Challenges faced by emerging leaders in home care and hospice

Quality Control

Are you an emerging leader in home care and hospice with less than five years of health care experience or are you a clinician who crossed over to management? No matter how you describe yourself you may feel overwhelmed by all there is to know about the business side of the business. After you learn all of the acronyms – HHCoPs and QAPI for example – you need to know what they mean for your agency, best practices, and how to balance quality care delivery with cost savings.

The learning curve is constant in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry but we have a solution that could help you in the short term. Take our special add-on pre-conference session “How to Succeed When You’re New-ish in the Business” at the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo in October. Considered a great value for the money, this class will provide the tools you need to get ahead. Don’t miss out!

Learn more about this session or register for the conference today!

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Private duty agencies

We're Hiring

Private duty home care providers treat those who are unwell, disabled, elderly, or recovering from an illness or injury and enable them to remain safe and comfortable at home. Whether the care delivered is skilled (nursing) or unskilled (light housekeeping, errands, and companion care) their importance to one’s health and well being cannot be overstated.

Unfortunately, the private duty industry faces caregiver shortages and high turnover rates, and also has difficulty finding qualified candidates. Without caregivers, you can’t serve your clients and your agency won’t grow. Your agency’s ability to provide quality care could also be compromised.

If these are challenges faced by your agency, come to the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo where you will learn staff recruitment and retention strategies, and gain valuable feedback from peers who had similar issues. There is also a special add-on preconference session about private duty on Sunday, October 15.

Learn more about our exciting education program or register for the Conference. Early bird rates expire 8/31. 

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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.

Register now!

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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.

Register Now!

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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.

Learn more about our education sessions.

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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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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.

Register now!

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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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