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HCAF HomeCareCon 2023

Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO | Beulah Scott, Clinical Consultant | Victoria Barron, Clinical Consultant

Category: Conference

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Speaker(s): Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO | Beulah Scott, Clinical Consultant | Victoria Barron, Clinical Consultant

HCAF HomeCareCon 2023 Jul 31 - Aug 03, 2023

About the Event

Value-Based Purchasing Strategies for Winning Over Your Toughest Critics | July 31, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

During this session, providers will be given an in-depth look at the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model (HHVBP) with an emphasis on statistics, Pre-Implementation Performance Reports (PIPR), and Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS). A detailed review of all the questions used in the calculation of the HHVBP outcomes and best practices will ensure your toughest critics are impressed and reflect that in their HHCAHPS responses.


Medicare Advantage: Show Me the Money! | August 1, 2023 | 1:30pm – 2:50pm | Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

With enrollment doubling in the past few years, Medicare Advantage is becoming the coverage of choice for Medicare-eligible people. Because of this growth, working with Medicare Advantage has become an integral part of home health care. This session aims to provide participants with strategies for overcoming common problems agencies face when working with Medicare Advantage plans, such as missing authorization deadlines, clean claims denials, billing and payment requirements, and reading, negotiating, and enforcing contractual terms with payers. As part of this course, participants will be taught how to measure their agency’s success or failure in serving Medicare Advantage patients.


General Session Debriefing Panel | August 1, 2023 | 4:40pm – 5:10pm | Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

NEW THIS YEAR!┬áBefore making your way to the Trade Show Hall of Fame for a drink and networking, please join fellow attendees and many of the speakers from today’s sessions for a 30-minute recap of lessons learned, hot-button topics, and follow-up questions. Melinda Gaboury of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., will moderate the discussion.


The Power of the PEPPER Data That is Driving Medicare Audits | August 2, 2023 | 9:00am – 10:20am | Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO

Is your agency a box office hit or a flop? The purpose of this session is to examine each of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) targets and discuss how to evaluate your agency’s success using key data. For providers to improve their PEPPER scores, they must understand how the data is analyzed and consider best practices to avoid medical review audits.


Avoiding the Blooper Reel: How to Produce Award-Winning Therapy Documentation | August 2, 2023 | 9:00am – 10:20am | Beulah Scott, Clinical Consultant

Medical necessity audits can be time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating for providers. We examine the expectations of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding effective documentation as well as the most common reasons for claim denials in this session. Skilled services are frequently denied due to insufficient documentation supporting their medical necessity. The purpose of this session is to teach participants how to document effectively and accurately, to identify reasonable criteria for skilled therapy services, and to develop and write functional-based goals. Additionally, the speaker will review the regulatory requirements for medical necessity, common mistakes, and how to skillfully paint a picture of their current functional abilities. This session is intended for occupational, physical, and speech therapists, quality improvement personnel, and administrators/managers responsible for the agency’s success.


Infection Prevention and Control to Avoid “The Big Sick” | August 2, 2023 | 3:40pm – 4:30pm | Victoria Barron, Clinical Consultant

Infection prevention and control programs are essential to providing safe and high-quality patient care across all health care settings (even on The Walking Dead!). During this session, participants will learn about the essential components of an infection control program as well as tips for ensuring compliance.