Bill Dombi is the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) where he serves also as the Director, Center for Health Care Law and the Executive Director, Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association. Bill specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With over 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the development of Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. He also has an extensive background in impact oriented litigation. Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, a nationwide class action against then-HCFA for its failure to enforce the federal HMO Act, litigation directed against the "Interim Payment System" for the Medicare home health benefit, a lawsuit addressing the so-called Medicare “case mix creep adjustments” in 2008-2010, a challenge to the Medicare face-to-face physician encounter rule, and litigation challenging changes to federal overtime rules.
William T. (Tommy) Simmons serves as legal counsel for the Commissioner representing employers at the Texas Workforce Commission, where he advises the Commissioner on final-level unemployment and wage claim appeals, assists business groups with employment-related legislation, and counsels employers on Texas and federal employment laws. He is the author of the book Especially for Texas Employers and is also the editor of the Employment Law Handbook of the Texas Association of Business.
Becky Tolson is a Registered Nurse serving as a Clinical Compliance Educator at Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). She participates in the development and training of skilled, non-skilled and specialty seminars for accreditation preparation. She has a background in healthcare consulting for home health, private duty, and home care agencies across the country. Her experience consists in both the clinical field and the administrative aspect of agencies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to include management and marketing as well as a Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical. She’s been involved in the formation of agency policies and procedures as well as marketing materials/strategies to include website development, agency brochures, and patient education.
Yolanda Brown is the TMHP Provider Relations Retention and Recruitment Rep for Houston Region. As a Provider Relations Representative, she is responsible for ensuring that a strong provider network is available to provide endless client care. She has 10 years of extensive knowledge of the Provider Enrollment process working as a Provider Enrollment Specialist, validating, and processing Medicaid Applications.
Israel Barco is a TMHP Provider Relations Representative, in billing and education for The Texas Medical Center, Gulf Coast Region. As a Provider Relations Representative, my job is to provide Billing and provider education and ensuring that every Texan from oldest to tiniest Texan are receiving care without delay. I have over 30 years of billing and revenue cycle experience with extensive knowledge in Medicaid education.
Jennifer Osburn is a Registered Nurse with over 27 years of combined home health staff nurse, clinical management, administration, and technology experience. This diverse background combined with certifications for OASIS and ICD-10 coding knowledge creates a depth of connection to home health staff across the nation.As a seasoned Medicare regulatory thought leader, Jennifer regularly trains on PDGM, Conditions of Participation, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control, QAPI, Documentation, Coding, OASIS, agency operations and management. Her heart for teaching and supporting home health professionals has created opportunities to present for The Joint Commission, CHAP, NAHC, and numerous state home health associations.
J’non Griffin is a 34 year veteran of home care as an RN. She received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration in 2005. She has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies, both large and small. J’non is certified as a Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Certified in OASIS competency, COS-C, Certified in Homecare Coding Specialist-Hospice (HCS-H), Home Care Specialist-Compliance (HCS-C)
and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer/ambassador. J’non is an accredited ACHC and CHAP consultant. She has presented several webinars,
and has been a nationally recognized speaker on a variety of subjects.
Greg brings over 20 years of military experience and operational knowledge into working first-hand with his clients as the HRO Manager at Whirks. He is engaged in helping small business owners establish awe-inspiring organizations by enhancing their HR solutions to provide purpose, direction, and motivation through an innovative and personable approach. Greg was recently invited to be a member of the exclusive Forbes Human Resources Council and is a regular editorial contributor for Forbes. Host of a weekly LinkedIn video series called “From Boots to Loafers”, Greg draws on his past military leadership as a focal point for today’s leaders. Greg has a passion to help small business owners achieve their goals which continues to fuel Whirks mission for its clients and itself, to get one step better every day. Greg is married to Amanda and they have 5 children. When he is not in the office, Greg enjoys spending time with his family traveling and going on daily adventures.