Virtual PreCon | August 3-7

Monday, August 3 | 1:00-5:00 PM

Home Health Non-Competes: Best Practicing for Enforcing, Defending, and Onboarding

Will Cantrell, Esq., Cantrell PLLC

Will Cantrell is the managing attorney of a Florida-based law firm that specializes in Florida non-compete disputes. This workshop addresses restrictive covenant agreements (e.g., non-competes, non-solicits, non-disclosures) in the context of the home health industry, including: (i) whether such agreements make sense for certain employees and independent contractors; (ii) important provisions that are often missing in restrictive covenants in the home health industry; (iii) best practices on steps employers should take to assess potential breaches and to enforce restrictive covenants; and, (iv) best practices for onboarding and defending hires who are subject to non-solicit or non-compete agreements. This workshop is particularly timely in light of the highly fluid workforce following recent events.


Private Care/Private Duty

Tuesday, August 4 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Operationalizing Regulations: A Comprehensive Overview for Administrators

J'non Griffin, Home Health Solutions, LLC

This workshop will provide administrators, both new and old, with an in-depth overview of Medicare regulatory oversight, including, but not limited to, how to operationalize:
1) The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM);
2) The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD):
3) Conditions of Participation and surveys; and,
4) Oversight of staff.


Clinical & Quality Improvement

Wednesday, August 5 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET

PDGM: Where Things Stand Today!

Melinda A. Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

This workshop will take providers into the depths of where we are more than half a year into implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). In addition to examining what providers are currently dealing with, this workshop will also delve into the Medicare proposed rule for 2021. Many providers are struggling to understand exactly what the information means at this point and how well they are going to fare under the PDGM. Obtain clarity as to how to review data and understand where you stand today. Other topics to be explored include claims processing and medical review issues as a result of the PDGM.



Thursday, August 6 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Broadening Your Sight: Strategies for Clinical Managers

Christina Crumbley, Signature HomeNow

Managing a home health agency is multifaceted, with all operation areas being equally important. With the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the Review Choice Demonstration, it is even more important to have clear systems to manage all aspects of the business. This session will break down what providers should be focusing on today, including:
• Setting up and monitoring systems and processes;
• Ensuring efficient, effective, and high-quality clinical care and documentation;
• Personnel training and management; and,
• How to effectively analyze agency data while obtaining success under the PDGM payment system.


Business & Operations

Friday, August 7 | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hitting the Target with Medicare

Charles Canaan & MaKisha Pressley-Callaham, Palmetto GBA

Palmetto GBA’s objective is to have educated and astute providers who know how to accurately and skillfully apply the information they learn to their documentation and billing practices. This half-day workshop is designed to equip home health providers and their staff with the tools to achieve this, with a focus on coverage, documentation requirements, the most common billing errors, and hints and tips to avoid them. This workshop will provide insight for home health agency staff at all levels.

1. Questionable encounters – State-specific data and physician query;
2. Top denials – Medical review denials and Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) errors;
3. Nursing process and care planning;
4. Case scenarios;
5. What you need to know for 2020 – Medicare home health final rule and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM);
6. Data-driven topics – Top home health reason codes;
7. eServices online portal;
8. Reminders – CERT program and provider enrollment revalidation; and,
9. Provider resources and self-service tools.



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