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About the Event
Speaker: Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO
Sunday, August 01 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 901. Home Health Summer Camp 2021
A regular feature of the Financial Management Conference, people new to the industry, as well as veterans in home health services, will benefit from the detailed understanding of the fundamental financial tools and operational strategies for developing and maintaining positive financial outcomes offered in the Summer Camp. This updated 2021 program is designed for beginner-to-intermediate level financial staff members who have some experience in home care financial management and who wish to expand their knowledge in the diverse world of home care finance.
Sunday, August 01 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | 902. Hospice Summer Camp 2021
Getting back to the basics has never been more important, as hospice continues to grow and mature as a health care program. This preconference provides an updated and thorough overview of the financial aspects of hospice, including discussion of emerging national economic and policy changes which will impact hospice operations, regulatory issues, and revenue-enhancing strategies. Hospice Summer Camp 2021 is designed for Intermediate-Advanced hospice executives seeking to sharpen the skills and knowledge needed to improve management hospice financial operations in this changing environment.
Monday, August 02 | 9:50 AM – 10:40 AM | 202. Medicare Advantage VBID: Update on Medicare Advantage (MA) & Hospice Demonstration
Hospice has historically been a traditional Medicare benefit ONLY. Participating Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAO) will have Hospice included in their benefit packages throughout the 4-year demonstration. It is expected that additional MAOs will be added to the demonstration as it progresses. Hospices need to understand key elements of working with MAO plans that are a part of the demonstration and this session will greatly assist. This session will take hospices through key elements of the MA Demonstration, including who is participating and how implementation has progressed.
Monday, August 02 | 2:15 PM – 3:55 PM | 303. Review Choice Demonstration (RCD): Lessons for Home Health
The Review Choice Demonstration continues to rollout for home health agencies across the nation. It is crucial to properly prepare for its impact and develop a fully compliant process. Fortunately, many states have gone before us and worked through the chaos this demonstration can bring. These pioneers have given the rest of us an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and capitalize on their lessons learned. Don’t go at RCD alone. This session will equip home health providers with the tools to achieve 90% or greater affirmation rate without reinventing the wheel. RCD will affect internal processes for all departments, particularly for the clinical and billing staff. Learn from top-performing home health agencies on the strategies, processes, staff education, and documentation you need to succeed and thrive when it’s your turn to participate in RCD.
Tuesday, August 03 | 8:00 AM – 9:40 AM | 502. Home Health Revenue Cycle Management and Optimization
The home health revenue cycle continues to be affected by new threats to cash flow and compliance. The transition to “no-pay” Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) for Medicare and Medicare Advantage directly impacts all aspects of revenue cycle operations and presents a new threat for revenue leakage. Compliance initiatives continue to pose threats in the form of the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD), service-specific post-payment medical reviews and the expected resumption of Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE), as well as Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits, putting agencies with weak revenue cycle or documentation management practices at significantly increased risk. This session will offer insights, benchmarks, and strategies for optimizing revenue cycle management by enhancing cash flow and mitigating compliance risks.