Three Pre-Conferences to Choose From
On Sunday, July 14, there are three pre-conferences you can add to your registration for an additional cost.
Home Health Summer Camp
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 2019 program is designed for beginner-to-intermediate level financial staff members who have some experience in home care financial management and wish to expand their knowledge in the diverse world of home care finance. This pre-conference is focused on:
- Current Medicare reimbursement issues faced by home health agencies;
- Essential benchmark data needed to manage a home health agency;
- How to integrate communications between financial and clinical staff;
- Using the Medicare cost report as a management resource tool;
- Medicare Advantage and Medicaid business impacts;
- Compliance responsibilities with payers and more;
- Establishing billing oversight processes; and
- Undertaking a feasibility analysis for instituting new programs, expanding service areas, and creating branch offices.
Hospice Summer Camp
Getting back to the basics has never been more important as hospice continues to grow and mature as a health care program. This pre-conference 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.
This program is designed for Intermediate-Advanced hospice executives seeking to sharpen the skills and knowledge needed to improve management of hospice financial operations in this changing environment.
The session topics will include:
- Financial accounting for all hospice services including bereavement, physician services, volunteers, therapies including music, massage, pet, liaisons or community representatives;
- New Hospice Cost Reporting – Lessons Learned from the New Edits;
- Compliance best practices;
- Hospice staff compensation, strategies for improved productivity and case capacity
- Palliative Care Services and impact on Hospice Services;
- General Inpatient Services, owned or leasing arrangements, respite and residential services;
- Hospice cap calculation updates – how to monitor during the year;
- CMS Form 855A proper reporting; and
- Updates on CMMI demonstration that carves in hospice into some MA plans.
Medicare Home Health PDGM: An In-Depth Primer
During Q1 2019, NAHC and its affiliates Home Care & Hospice Financial Managers Association (HHFMA), Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA), and Forum of State Associations held a 12-site set of PDGM National Summits that presented a detailed focus on Financial, Clinical, Operations, Business Analytics, and Technology-related assessment, evaluation, and strategic recommendations for successful transition to PDGM in 2020.
This program is an updated version of the Summits, intended for those who did not attend or need a refresher course. It can also be looked at as a prerequisite of sorts for the PDGM track in the main agenda of FMC 2019. This primer will include:
- PDGM structure overview;
- Financial Implications;
- Clinical management and impact;
- Operations transformation;
- Business analytics and benchmarks; and
- Technology modifications.