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All Sessions

Tuesday, August 27

1:15pm-6:00pm: Preconference

Track I: Medicare Home Health

Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, CEO, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

PDGM – Changes Can Not Start Soon Enough

Christopher Attaya, Strategic Healthcare Programs; Sue Payne, RN, MBA, Corridor

Managing Utilization under PDGM with Star Ratings in Mind

Jennifer Gibson Osburn, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess

​Episode Management in   PDGM – What's your Plan

Track II: Centric Management for ALL Provider Types      

Donna Floyd, RN, BSN, Crag Business Group

Refocus to SUCCEED

D.W. Bobst, TrendHR

Minimizing the Burden of Employment Management

Jonathan Vallée, M.Sc., CTO, AlayaCare

Technology Revolution in Home Care

6:00pm-7:30pm: President's Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, August 28

7:15am-8:30am

Cheryl Peltekis, RN, Home Care Sales

Jump Start: I Threw Away My Superhero Cape

9:00am-11:00am

Craig Karges

Opening Ceremonies & Keynote: Experience the Extraordinary

11:15am-12:30pm

Apryl Swafford RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Home Health Solutions, LLC

4a. Setting Sail with Start of Care: Getting it Right from Intake through Admission

John Griscavage, CEO, PlayMaker Health; Cheryl Peltekis, RN, Home Care Sales

4b. Smart Agencies: Building a Future-Forward Sales Strategy

Jo Alch, RN, Acappella in Home Care

4c. Growing your Private Duty Agency through Community Outreach

Richard Y. Cheng, JD, CHC, DLA Piper, LLP

4d.The Impact of Medical Cannabis On Home Health & Hospice

12:30pm-2:00pm: Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:00pm-3:30pm

Apryl Swafford RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, Home Health Solutions, LLC

5a. Taking the Bull by the Horns:  Understanding and Implementing the Comprehensive Assessment, CoPs, and Care Coordination in

Effective Care

Management

Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, CEO, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

5b. Hospice Regulatory

 :Compliance

Certifications of Terminal Illness/Election/ Comprehensive Assessment

Michael Giudicissi, Power Shot Training, Inc.

5c. Unleash the Motivational

Leader in You

Adrian Schauer, CEO & Founder, AlayaCare

5d. Designing a Comprehensive Self-Directed Care Model

3:45pm-5:15pm

Jennifer Gibson Osburn, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess

6a. Audit-Proofing Your Medicare Documentation

Amy Cassata, RN, WCC, VP Clinical Operations, Swift Medical

6b. Rethinking Wound Care & Pressure Ulcer Prevention

TAHC&H Business Meeting

6:45pm-11:00pm: 50th Celebration Gala

Thursday, August 29

7:45am-9:00am: Breakfast & Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall

9:00am-10:15am

William J. Simione III, Managing Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants

General Session: Connecting Past, Present & Future for Excellence in Home-Based Care

10:15am-11:00am: Break & Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall

11:00am-12:15pm

Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, President, Selman-Holman & Associates, A Briggs Healthcare Company

7a. The Clinical Grouper: ICD-10 Coding in PDGM

Alicia J. Haff, JD, Partner, ETC Companies

7b. Compliance Concerns with Hiring New Staff: Most Common Pitfalls 

Alesia Brown, EVV Operations Manager under the Claims Management Division of Medicaid/CHIP; Rhonda Chamberlain, EVV Trainer, Texas Health and Human Services

7c. EVV Compliance: 2019 and the Future, Part 1

Irma Jacobson, J.D., Jacobson PLLC

7d. Tips for Drafting Hospice Contracts with Nursing Facilities

12:00pm-2:00pm: Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop

12:15pm-1:45pm: Lunch & Poster Sessions in Exhibit Hall

1:45pm-3:00pm

Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, President, Selman-Holman & Associates, A Briggs Healthcare Company

8a. Lessons Learned: First 7 Months of OASIS-D

Steve Huskey, COO, High 5 Promotions

8b. Hacking Google Analytics

Alesia Brown, EVV Operations Manager under the Claims Management Division of Medicaid/CHIP; Rhonda Chamberlain, EVV Trainer, Texas Health and Human Services

8c. EVV Compliance: 2019 and the Future, Part 2

Kerry Arp, RN, BSN, Vice President of Consulting Services, HealthCare ConsultLink; Jill Schuerman, Founder and CEO, Schuerman Business Consulting, LLC

8d. From Hospice Referral to Discharge – How to Mitigate Your Risk and Collect Your Money

3:15pm-4:45pm

Elizabeth H. Jepson, Esq. and Allison D. Shelton, Esq., Brown & Fortunato, P.C.

9a. Complying with the Medicare Conditions of Participation: How to Avoid Top Survey Citations

Austin Harkness, EVP of Operations, Honor

9b. Caregiver Recruitment and Retention: Best Practices in a Changing Landscape

Glynn Bell, Manager - Provider Field Investigations, Dallas & Fort Worth Texas Health & Human Services Commission - OIG

9c. What to Expect from an OIG investigation

J. Robert Parkey MD, MTS, HMDC, CMD, Healing Hands Home Care

9d. Pain Management 101: Opioids, Alternatives, Complications and Beyond in Palliative Medicine and Hospice