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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The New HHCoPs: Everything You Need to Know Offered as a Pre-Conference Session

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Is your home care agency ready for the new CoPs? While CMS recently extended the effective date of the final Home Health Agency (HHA) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) rule by an additional six months, agencies still need to prepare for the inevitable. If you’re still unsure what these rules mean for your agency, or how to comply, register for this highly-anticipated add-on pre-conference. For an extra fee, you can attend this daylong session on Saturday, October 14, one day before the 2017 Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo begins.

Mary Carr, NAHC’s Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, and a panel of industry experts will provide an in-depth analysis of the new CoPs for Home Health and teach you how to comply with updated health and safety standards set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

By January 13, 2018, agencies must adhere to certain standards for patient rights, care planning and care coordination, and two new CoPs – one for a quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) program and another for infection control. Many of these requirements present significant process, operational and cultural changes for agencies, but they must comply to participate in the Medicare program. Otherwise, they risk sanctions and possible termination.

Participants in this special event will gain a better understanding of CMS’ rationale behind the HHCoPs changes and learn strategies for compliance. The cost for this extra session is only $400 for NAHC members, $500 for non-members, before August 31. Breakfast and lunch are included. Register here or call 800-424-5249 if you need assistance.

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Education sessions offer something for everyone

NAHC education sessionAt this year’s Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo you’ll be able to choose from 50 timely education sessions on topics you care about –business development, regulatory issues, talent acquisition, and more. Depending on which classes you take, you’ll explore innovations in palliative care and hospice, trends in care delivery, staff development, compliance issues, and management, among others. You will leave informed and inspired to implement what you learn at the conference into your workplace. And, if you’re looking for continuing education credits, we have those too. Up to 13.5 CEs will be offered.

Here are some of this year’s classes

  • Billing and Payment Models for Palliative Care, an advanced session covering billing and payment models for home care and palliative care services
  • Leveraging the Skills of Your Workforce: Home Health and Hospice, this class will teach you how to cultivate skills in your staff to create a more versatile workforce through review of a case study that will help describe positive outcomes
  • Population Health Management for the Experienced Executive, attendees will be exposed to effective methodologies in care management and will discuss the role of post-acute care organizations in managing chronic care patients

We will also offer three pre-conferences for a deeper dive into key topics

  • The New HHCoPs: Everything You Need to Know, an all-day, in-depth analysis of the new CoPs for home health
  • How to Succeed When You’re New in the Business: Comprehensive Leadership Toolkit, secrets to business development through turbulent regulatory times, navigating trends and change, and best practices
  • Key Strategies to Develop Your Private Pay Organization will cover marketing and business development as well as wage and hour policy

Click here for an in-depth look at this year’s education sessions.

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