MainCon sessions below will be held on Thursday, August 1. Attendance is available to 4-Day Pass, 3-Day Pass, and Thursday Only registrants.

There are so many factors to consider when taking on a new patient. And the prospect of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model has only heightened the burden! From intake information, coding, medical doctor certification, face-to-face documentation…all of the parts and pieces have to mesh in order to have a proper referral and admission. If one, or more, of the parts are missing or are incorrect, agencies set themselves up for complaints, denials, Additional Documentation Requests and a host of other things we’d all rather avoid. By understanding the factors and documentation necessary for a proper referral and admission, agencies can better manage their patients and revenue flow from intake through discharge.

Getting it Right: Improved Intake Under PDGM

Apryl Swafford, Home Health Solutions

WHEN

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM

LOCATION

Royal Dublin

TRACK

PDGM

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The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) has officially been approved and implementation is imminent in the first of five states to be affected. RCD is basically a repurposed Pre-Claim Review (PCR) and in fact, if indeed the information was affirmed, PCR is one of three options that agencies get to choose from. This session will detail and review the current status of RCD, share experiences from PCR and discuss some of the prevalent processes within your agency that may need to be tweaked.

Documentation Absolutes for the Review Choice Demonstration

Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions

WHEN

8:00 AM – 9:20 AM

LOCATION

International II-III

TRACK

Medicare

Presented by

Learn how to survive any survey by integrating compliance into daily operations. It is important to obtain knowledge regarding how to avoid the common mistakes that are made by even the most experienced of providers. Find out how to make a surveyor smile (even if it is only on the inside) and promote POSITIVE outcomes of any audit.

Survey Survival: How to Make Compliance Happen!

Nancy E. Allen, Solutions for Care

WHEN

8:15 AM – 9:20 AM

LOCATION

Congressional

TRACK

Medicare

Presented by

More than half of U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana in some form and this number is on the rise. Have you established a Drug-Free Workplace? Do you know how to protect your agency when you encounter patients or staff who are using medical marijuana? Do you have appropriate policies in place to address such issues? This is one legal snafu that will only continue to grow as the legalization of medical marijuana grows. Do not get blindsided; join industry expert Grant Kindrick, Esq., as he guides you through the legal ins and outs related to medical marijuana in the home health setting.

Medical Marijuana in Home Care: Know Your Liability When it Comes to Staff and Patients Who Use

Grant Kindrick, Esq., Bleakley Bavol Denman & Grace

WHEN

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

LOCATION

Royal Melbourne

TRACK

Business & Operations

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Find out how understanding current productivity and efficiency metrics is driving high impact results and empowering smart business decisions to optimize referring physician relationships, internal processes, and cash flow challenges in the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model universe.

How Data and Analytics Can Drive Smart PDGM Business Decisions

Windy Adams, Forcura

WHEN

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

LOCATION

Augusta

TRACK

Business & Operations

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Even those with a can-do spirit need to live by the rules of where they do business. Are you in compliance with the latest Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) rules and regulations that affect Florida-licensed home care providers? Join AHCA's Chief of Field Operations/State Survey Agency Director Kimberly Smoak to be sure! In this session, she will provide an overview of what’s new in the statutes and rules and will also allow plenty of time for questions from all providers.

State Legislative & Regulatory Update

Kimberly Smoak, Agency for Health Care Administration

WHEN

9:30 AM – 10:50 AM

LOCATION

International II-III

TRACK

General

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This session will provide a clear understanding of how providers can successfully create and implement a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program that will meet the revised Conditions of Participation (CoPs) in order to avoid citations during survey. Together we will learn what compliance looks like. We are not perfect and should not expect perfect surveys − in fact, surveys seen to date have numerous deficiencies including QAPI. Therefore, we will delve into the proper development of an agency specific QAPI program that rises to the challenge and meets these revised CoPs while maintaining and even improving agency outcomes.

Monitoring Your Patient and Agency Outcomes & OASIS: It's Not as Difficult as You Think

Vicky Trevarthan, 5 Star Consultants

WHEN

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

LOCATION

Congressional

TRACK

Medicare

Presented by

Our mission is to help business owners design their business and exit strategy such that, when they leave their business, they can transfer it to whom they chose, under their own terms and conditions, on their chosen timeline, and still receive maximum after-tax dollars.

Leaving Your Business is Inevitable, So Feel Great About It!

Michael Ringel, Strategies for Wealth

WHEN

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

LOCATION

Royal Melbourne

TRACK

Private Duty+

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With pressure ulcer prevalence rates between 2.9% and 19.1% in home care, managing wounds efficiently and effectively has always been a priority. With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the horizon it is even more critical to your success to have a strong understanding of how to manage these patients with an outcomes driven mindset. In this session you will learn how together we can adequately manage wounds while generating positive patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. Amy Cassata, Vice President of Clinical Services at Swift Medical, has implemented hundreds of wound care programs and she will share her best practices from over the years, including clinical best practices, technology recommendations, and change management techniques.

Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention TOGETHER

Amy Cassata, Swift Medical

WHEN

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

LOCATION

St. Andrews

TRACK

Clinical & Quality

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Circle Marketing is a new and innovative way to look at the strategy of selling service-based product. It combines using human nature to lure and attract new business. It is a way to present yourself in a self sacrificing "it’s not about me" way. It’s a sure-fire way to set yourself apart from the competition. It’s a way to become a first call to that client that would never give you the time of day. It’s a way to make your client more devoted to you. It’s a way to attain and surpass your goals. It’s common sense.

Circle Marketing

John Dalton, Optimum RTS

WHEN

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

LOCATION

Oakmont

TRACK

Business & Operations

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With Medicare's Patient-Driven Groupings Model coming in 2020, compliance plays a critical role now more than ever. Reimbursement changes will enhance the need for better documentation as it relates to the diagnosis codes assigned on the claim. Therapy is still important yet costly to agencies, and it is crucial to understand the best methods to provide quality care that meets patient needs while staying financially viable. Agencies must ensure that clinical documentation supports the primary diagnosis and is focused on medication management, teaching and assessment, neurological and muscular rehab, complex nursing interventions, wounds, or behavioral health. Agencies must also ensure that documentation supports all co-morbidities listed on claims and that the co-morbidities are addressed in the plan of care and interventions.

Compliance Challenges & PDGM

Dawn Cheek, McBee

WHEN

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM

LOCATION

Royal Dublin

TRACK

PDGM

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

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