Fall Conference 2022

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Two Concurrent Tracks

2023 is bringing BIG changes to both OASIS-E and home health value-based purchasing (HHVBP) that will impact every aspect of your agency’s operations from staff productivity to episodic reimbursement to quality outcome measures to policy and procedures. What processes do you have in place to be successful with OASIS E and HHVBP changes that are coming? As CMS expands its HHVBP model across all 50 states beginning January 2023, home health agencies must ensure that they have a strong foundation to assess quality of service and outcomes efficiently and accurately.

It also takes time to train your staff. Do you and your staff fully understand improvement points? Achievement points? Care points? Baseline year? Performance year? Customer service with HHCAHPS focus? Get your game pieces ready and register today! You do not want to lose out on the invaluable information from this year’s Fall Conference. It will be a fully virtual, 2 day/2 track event that will give you the knowledge to successfully navigate new rules and drive your agency to success.

OASIS E Track

January 2023 is just around the corner………Train your staff now!  OASIS will take more time which affects your staff productivity and the post OASIS-E scrubbing and analysis processes. Not only are the changes to OASIS-E the most complex since OASIS started, but now several OASIS items will be used in the calculations for your specific episodic reimbursement. Make sure your OASIS data collectors and your QA staff/OASIS scrubber teams understand how to analyze and use your software properly in order to give you the reports and data needed for you to succeed!

Join expert speaker, Lisa Selman-Holman, as she reviews the changes and clarifies the intent and description of each OASIS item change. She will forecast how OASIS items will be used in quality outcome measures and give tips on training all of your OASIS completing clinician and OASIS reviewing staff. The time is NOW…register today!

HHVBP Track

Are you in it to win it? In 2023, Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) will bring you into direct competition with your respective cohorts. Follow us on our journey of HHVBP knowledge as TAHCH presents an entire education track to understanding HHVBP.  Ensure that you are receiving the latest and greatest information to ALL of the pieces that play a significant role into HHVBP success.

Do you and your agency staff fully understand how the OASIS E items correlate to your quality outcomes which then correlate to the improvement and achievement and care points? Join national and noted speakers who will share their expertise on the components of HHVBP from the history and expansion of VBP to the HHCAHPS patient survey results to the complex reimbursement calculations and much, much more!

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners/Administrators/Alternate Admins
  • All OASIS completing clinicians
  • Certified OASIS Staff
  • Compliance and Quality Professionals
  • Home Care Consultants
  • Care Coordinators/Case Managers

    Program Cost

    Early-Bird Discount Pricing
    Early-bird discount ends September 27. Want discounts + more?  Join TAHC&H!

    OASIS E Track
    Member: $350  |   NonMember: $550

    HHVBP Track
    Member: $350  |   NonMember: $550

    Combo (Best Pricing!)
    Member: $650 |   NonMember: $850
    *OASIS E and HHVBP Tracks will occur at the same time. You will be able to attend one track live and the other you can view as an on-demand recording. *Each registration is for one (1) person only. You must pay for a separate registration for each person needing continuing education credits (CE’s).

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    Grace Werkcle of TAHC&H explains what the expect at this can't-miss educational conference. 



    HHVBP Track
    Day 1 - October 19


    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 
    History of VBP: How We Got Here
    and the VBP Expansion


    Lisa SellmanSpeakers: Lisa McClammy, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O Senior Clinical Education Consultant, MAC Legacy


    CEU:
    1.25 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1.25 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses

    Session Description: As the world of Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) expands from nine states to all 50 states, agencies are left struggling to understand how their quality will be measured against other agencies and how this model will affect their reimbursement. In this session we will discuss the history of the quality journey and how we’ve arrived here with the expansion of HHVBP.

     
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
    Understanding the Pieces: How the Pieces Fit into the Pie


    Carrie Hoffman
    Speakers: Jennifer Amheiser, BSN, RN | Director of Education Services | HealthCare ConsultLink

    CEU: 1 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses


    Session Description: Does the upcoming 2023 Value-Based Purchasing overwhelm you? This session will help you understand the pieces of VBP and make sense of how they fit together to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction. Learn how the VBP measures will impact your Total Performance Score and ultimately, your financial reimbursement. Key topics of discussion will include VBP terminology, cohort assignment, OASIS-based measures, Claims-based measures, HHCAHPS measures, and important areas for agencies to focus on. Don’t miss out on this important base of VBP knowledge that will be the foundation for following sessions!



    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Lunch



    12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    Quality Measures: OASIS-based Measures



    Meers
    Speaker: Kristie Meers, RN, BSN, CHPN, VP of Clinical & Regulatory, Careficient

    CEU: 1.25 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1.25 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses

    Session Description: Delve into the 5 OASIS based quality measures that will be used to determine achievement and improvement points. Learn details of each OASIS item and discuss strategies on how to implement needed changes and improvement.




    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Quality Measures: Claims-Based and HHCAHPS Based Measures


    MeersSpeaker: Kristie Meers, RN, BSN, CHPN, VP of Clinical & Regulatory, Careficient

    CEU: 1.0 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1.0 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses



    Session Description: Gain knowledge into the use of the 5 HHCAHPS based measures and the 2 Claims based measure that factor into the calculations for your ultimate episodic reimbursement. Kristie will detail each OASIS item and discuss strategies on how to implement needed changes and improvement.


    HHVBP Track
    Day 2 - October 20


    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 
    Coming Full Circle: Strategies and Tools to Prepare for VBP


    MeersSpeaker: Naomi Goldapple, VP of AlayaLabs

    CEU: 1.25 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1.25 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses


    Session Description: Now that you have been equipped with invaluable morsels of knowledge on VBP, join Naomi Goldapple as she shares how we need to take these morsels and strategize by leveraging technology. What types of tools and strategies are going to help us raise our game to the next level? Come find out and don’t miss out on coming full circle and filling up your pieces of the pie.




    10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

    The Reimbursement Impact: Position Yourself to Thrive



    Meers
    Speaker: Brian Lebanion, MBA, CPC, RN, HCS_O, HCS-D, Healthcare Consulting Manager, Wipfli, LLC

    CEU: 1 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses

    Session Description: Home Health Value Based Purchasing (HHVBP) is arriving nationwide in 2023. HHVBP has the capacity to impact every agency’s Medicare reimbursement by up to 5%, positively or negatively, to payments in 2025. How agencies react and operate beginning January 1, 2023 will drive success for your future. Brian Lebanion will help us navigate the model’s complex language to understand episodic reimbursement as well as give us real life experiences and data on how the initial 9 states faired during the demonstration project.



    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Lunch

     
    12:30 AM - 1:45 AM 
    Best Practices: The Role of Chronic Disease Management in VBP


    Charlies
    Speakers: Charles M. Breznicky Jr. RN MSN MBA HCS-D, Director, SimiTree

    CEU: 1.25 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    1.25 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses


    Session Description: This session will review the importance of chronic disease management to improve the likelihood of success under HHVBP. Participants will learn strategies they can implement to improve their disease management programs, including the use of telehealth, remote patient monitoring and appropriate visit utilization. The impact of these strategies and their relation to HHVBP metrics will be discussed so participants can better understand where to focus efforts.


    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
    Connecting the Pieces: Navigating Performance Feedback Reports


    JohnSpeakers: John Rabbia, PT, DPT, MS, MBA, COS-C, Director, SimiTree

    CEU:
    1 clock hour Administrator/Alternate

    1 contact hour Continuing Education for Nurses

    Session Description: How do you gather data to read and understand any and all feedback reports? Success with the Home Health Value Based Purchasing program will require data-driven strategies to prioritize improvement efforts to optimize each agency’s Total Performance Score.  Learn how to navigate performance reports to leverage data for your agency’s improvement efforts.









    OASIS E Track
    Day 1 - October 19


    9 AM - 3 PM
    (Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) 

    OASIS E Training


    Lisa Sellman
    Speakers:
    Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, Vice-President Quality and Education, McBee Associates and Michelle Horner BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H Mana
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    ger, Post-Acute Education, McBee Associates

    CEU:
    5.0 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    5.0 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses
    10 HCS-O BMSC CEUs for FULL ATTENDANCE of both days (No commensurate credit will be given)



    Session Description: January 2023 is just around the corner. Train your staff now!  OASIS-E collection will take more time to complete which affects your staff productivity and the post OASIS-E scrubbing and analysis processes. Not only are the changes to OASIS-E the most complex since OASIS started, but now several OASIS items will be used in the calculations for your specific episodic reimbursement. Make sure your OASIS data collectors and your QA staff/OASIS scrubber teams understand how to analyze and use your software properly in order to give you the reports and data needed for you to succeed! Join expert speaker, Lisa Selman-Holman, as she reviews the changes and clarifies the intent and description of each OASIS item change. She will forecast how OASIS items will be used in quality outcome measures and give tips on training all of your OASIS completing clinician and OASIS reviewing staff. The time is NOW…register today!



    OASIS E Track
    Day 2 - October 20


    All Day Track: 9 AM - 3 PM

    OASIS E Training
    (Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM) 

    Lisa SellmanSpeakers:
    Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, Vice-President Quality and Education, McBee Associates

    CEU:
    5.0 clock hours Administrator/Alternate

    5.0 contact hours Continuing Education for Nurses
    10 HCS-O BMSC CEUs for FULL ATTENDANCE of both days (No commensurate credit will be given)



    Session Description: January 2023 is just around the corner. Train your staff now!  OASIS-E collection will take more time to complete which affects your staff productivity and the post OASIS-E scrubbing and analysis processes. Not only are the changes to OASIS-E the most complex since OASIS started, but now several OASIS items will be used in the calculations for your specific episodic reimbursement. Make sure your OASIS data collectors and your QA staff/OASIS scrubber teams understand how to analyze and use your software properly in order to give you the reports and data needed for you to succeed! Join expert speaker, Lisa Selman-Holman, as she reviews the changes and clarifies the intent and description of each OASIS item change. She will forecast how OASIS items will be used in quality outcome measures and give tips on training all of your OASIS completing clinician and OASIS reviewing staff. The time is NOW…register today!




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    Frequently Asked Questions


    How do I get access to the event?
    Each registrant will be sent the session login information approximately 48 hours prior the event. Sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar.

    How much Continuing Education is available with the whole event?
    OASIS-E: 10.0 clock hour for Admin/Alt.; 10.0 contact hours CNEs; 10 HCS-O BMSC CEUs (No partial credit will be given Must attend both days or view all recordings in their entirety)

    HHVBP Track:  Receive up to 10.0 clock hour for Admin/Alt.; 10.0 contact hours CNEs

    Will there be a Q&A?
    Questions will be handled live during the sessions allowing you to ask your questions directly to the presenters.
     
    Will there be Recordings/ When will recordings be available?
    As a registered attendee, you will be emailed access to all of the session recordings for the track(s) you registered for within one week of the live event. You will need to watch the recordings and claim your CEU credits by November 30, 2022.

    How do I get my Continuing Education credits/certificate virtually?

    In order to obtain continuing education, you must: 
    • Watch the session(s) in their entirety
    • Add each session to your “Schedule” either on the TAHC&H App or at www.tahch.org/ce
    • Complete an evaluation for each session and the Overall Event Evaluation
    • Claim your CE's and download your certificate by November 30, 2022.
     

    Can I watch the recordings and claim my certificate/continuing education credits later?

    Yes! You will need to watch the recordings and claim your CEU credits by November 30, 2022



    Where can I find the Handouts?
    Handouts will be available on this webpage approximately 2 days prior to the sessions. A link will also be provided in your Attendee Info Email. You may also access the handouts via the TAHC&H App or the TAHC&H Certification Manager.
     
    I need to cancel my registration, will I get a refund? 
    If you must cancel your reservation for any reason, notify TAHC&H, Attn: Jessica Campbell via fax or email (jessica@tahch.org). A 90% refund will be given if written request is received by 10/12/22. A 50% refund will be given if a written request is received 10/13/22-10/18/22. No refund will be made the day of the conference or after.

     


    Speaker Bios



    Lisa Selman-HolmanLisa Selman

    Title: Vice President Quality and Education, McBee

    Lisa is a veteran of home care with over 35 years spent in home health and hospice, both as an RN and as an attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the Vice President of Quality and Education for McBee as of July 1. McBee is a full-service healthcare consulting firm providing coding and OASIS outsourcing, comprehensive medical review, and education. Lisa directs McBee's Post Acute Academy.



    Lisa McClammyTommy Simmons

    Lisa McClammy, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, has more than 24 years of nursing experience in various areas of healthcare. She currently holds certifications in OASIS-D, and ICD 10 coding. Lisa is a Senior Clinical Education Consultant for MAC Legacy. She has presented for various state associations and well as conducting training and education on a variety of topics. Her experience as a consultant, Director of Customer Success for a Home Health Software company, and Director of Patient Care and Alternate Administrator for a home health agency give her a unique perspective and an understanding of the challenges home care agencies face. Lisa is an active member of the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice for the last 6 years, serving on both the Medicare/Medicaid and Clinical Practice committees.  




    Jennifer AmheiserBecky Tolson

    Jennifer Amheiser has over 29 years of healthcare experience serving in acute care and community settings. As Director of Education Services at HealthCare ConsultLink, she coordinates the home health, hospice, and PAS educational events and also manages the online educational portal, EducationLink, set to be launched in a few short months. As a consultant with HCL, she assisted numerous agencies with QAPI processes, emergency preparedness plans, due diligence surveys, and start-ups. Jennifer especially enjoys educating agencies and helping with measures that directly impact patient care.



    Kristie MeersYolanda Brown

    Kristie has led an impressive career as a Clinical and Regulatory/Quality Management Leader in her 33 years working in the Nursing field. 

     

    Serving as the Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory at Careficient plays a major role in ensuring quality compliance throughout the Careficient EMR, providing education to agencies on new regulation and common deficiencies, and bridging the gap between CMS requirements and agency documentation to assist agencies in documenting toward regulation. 

     

    Prior to her current role at Careficient, Kristie worked as Director of Clinical Practices, helping our Home Health and Hospice agencies to transition to a new EMR while providing education on important and commonly cited regulations. Before joining the Careficient team, she was an Accreditation Surveyor at CHAP from 2015 to 2018. Kristie also opened a consulting company for Home Health and Hospice in 2016. Prior to 2015 she was Regional Hospice Quality Compliance Coordinator for Allegheny Health Network & Celtic Health Joint Venture. From 2010 to 2014 Kristie was the Executive Director/Director of Clinical Services for Aseracare Hospice. 



    Naomi GoldappleNaomi Goldapple

    Naomi has the unique experience of being both a start-up entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive. Naomi is currently the Vice President of AlayaLabs at AlayaCare, an end-to-end home care software solution. Her mandate is to support AlayaCare’s innovation strategy through applied research in machine learning and optimization applications.




    Brian LebanionBrian Lebanion

    Brian Lebanion has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and provides consulting services for all aspects of home health care and hospice, including operations, reimbursement and education. He specializes in comprehensive consulting services offering clients and providers survey/licensure coaching, clinical review and training, financial and revenue cycle management, third-party audit response, and quality assurance/performance improvement training.



    Charles BreznickyCharles Breznicky

    Charlie Breznicky Jr. has been in the Healthcare industry since 2002; he joined SimiTree in 2015 after working for several home health agencies as a Field Nurse, Performance Improvement and Compliance Specialist, Clinical Manager and Health Information Systems Manager. He is currently a Director on the Clinical Operations team at SimiTree and has assisted agencies to develop QAPI Programs, prepare for surveys, succeed under the Review Choice Demonstration, adapt to the changes to the Home Health Conditions of Participation and the Patient Driven Groupings Model and prepare for Value Based Purchasing.



    John RabbiaJohn Rabbania
    John Rabbia brings over a decade of home health operations leadership experience and provides a balance of both clinical and operational expertise.  As a consultant with SimiTree Healthcare Consulting, John has worked with agencies across the country to use their data to drive strategic improvement efforts for financial and operational indicators.