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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

 

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29th Annual Meeting & Exposition

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Event : NAHC110


Session : NAHC1040
101 : Dear Doc, No More Wet to Dry: How to Maintain Your Patient Census, Increase Your Bottom Line, and Heal Those Wounds!
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  • Although it accounts for 42 percent of all wound care orders, wet to dry wound care seems to be a hot topic of debate. In this session you will learn the science behind wet to dry wound care, when it might be indicated and when it is not considered standard care. Participants will leave the session with evidence to take back to their agencies to support and reinforce no more wet to dry. Valuable take aways include a plan outline to help implement a no more wet to dry protocol in your agency and tips on gaining administrative, marketing, and staff buy-in and, most important of all, physician support.
  • Objectives: Explain the purpose, method, and cost effectiveness of wet to dry wound care. Identify the method and benefits of developing typical wound care protocols. Describe how to implement a “no more wet to dry” protocol at their facility.
  • Faculty: Barbara Dale, RN, BSN, BC, CHHN, CWOCN, Director of Wound Care, Quality Home Health, Livingston , TN; Denise Wright, RN, BSN, BC, COS-C, Assistant Administrator, Quality Home Health, Livingston, TN.


Session : NAHC1041
102 : Optimal Patient Care: Dont Fall Short
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  • This presentation will introduce steps to ensure a successful falls prevention program in home health and hospice. The focus is on the elimination of barriers, the team, assessment, intervention skills, physician awareness, and measuring the metrics for overall program effectiveness and success. Finally, the presentation is a call to action for the leaders in home health and hospice to position their operations and clinical staff at the front of this epidemiological crisis as advocates for community-dwelling seniors! NOTES: *Research by the American Geriatrics Society indicates 35-45 percent of community-dwelling adults over 65 years old experience a fall every year. *According to a Yale University program on aging, two-thirds of the deaths due to falls are preventable if health professionals, caregivers, and older adults apply proven, evidence-based services to reduce fall risks.
  • Objectives: Discuss the playbook: fall prevention planning, implementation, and evidence-based practice outcomes. Describe plays that can result in a flag, such as potential cultural barriers. Identify the winning team including an MVP pick, the physician.
  • Faculty: Debra Wertzberger, CNP, MS, National Dir. of Strategic Clinical Development, AseraCare Home Health and Hospice, Fort Smith, AR; Cheryl Corey, ADN, BSHC, RN , Clinical Supervisor , AseraCare Home Health , Clearwater, FL; Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, Clinical Consultant , Aegis Therapy and AseraCare Home Health, Fort Smith, AR.


Session : NAHC1042
103 : Can this Agency Survive?
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  • Changes in Medicare reimbursement, cuts due to case mix creep, and the general economic downturn have had a devastating effect on many smaller home health agencies. This is the case study of small, rural home health agency on the brink. Presenters will share their struggle to survive that included analysis of labor costs, overhead, and marketing strategies.
  • Objectives: Analyze the impact of labor costs and identify various staffing, productivity, and utilization models. Identify the regulatory, financial, and human resource issues involved in downsizing an office. Describe the process for examining an agency's viability.
  • Faculty: Terry Cichon, CPA, Sr. Mgr & Dir. of Healthcare Operations, FR&R Healthcare Consulting, Inc., Deerfield, IL; Linda Leone, RN, President/CEO, Prairieland Home Care, Spring Valley, IL.


Session : NAHC1044
105 : Hiring Sales and Management Employees Who Deliver Results
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  • Are you able to consistently hire sales and management candidates who perform and who stay? You want people who are self directed and who communicate well, perform under pressure, and deliver results. We will review how our organization modified the candidate evaluation process to include four levels of "fit" and the impact it has had on employee selection, retention, and performance.
  • Objectives: Identify tools and strategies that can improve the success of your employee selection process. Discuss the process and impact of evaluating candidates utilizing the four levels of fit. Discuss the benefits of utilizing candidate evaluation information to manage and mentor the new employee.
  • Faculty: Norma English, RN, BSN, MS, Chief Operations Officer, CareSouth Homecare Professionals, Inc., Augusta, GA; Ken Bell, BS, Senior Vice President Human Resources, CareSouth Homecare ProfessionalsSenior Vice President Human Resources, Augusta, GA.


Session : NAHC1045
106 : Protecting the Healthcare Provider: A Risk Management Presentation
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  • Learn risk management techniques that home health care agencies can use to minimize their risk through insurance. Techniques discussed include avoidance, transfer, and proper hiring, screening, and supervision. The presenter will share the most frequent and severe claims for the home care industry.
  • Objectives: Discuss new and emerging risks and potential liabilities for home healthcare providers. Identify tools and methods of managing these risks to reduce exposure of the home health care agency. Identify claims trends in the health care industry.
  • Faculty: Marie Gaudette, CIC, CPIW, Vice President, Smith, Bell & Thompson, Inc. a/k/a Willis Programs, Burlington, VT.


Session : NAHC1046
107 : Stop Fighting for Market Share to Grow Your Business: Use a "Blue Ocean" Strategy Instead
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  • Presenters will discuss the research of W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, authors of the award winning book, Blue Ocean Strategy. The presentation will show how and why to apply this strategy in home care to create uncontested market spaces in order to succeed. Various market segments could be a source of new patients: underserved demographics, chronic patients, alternative settings, etc.
  • Objectives: Determine techniques used that have been successful in other industries to look for uncontested market spaces. Explain an approach for identifying markets in greatest need. Discuss the difficulty developing uncontested space (Blue Ocean) in highly competitive markets.
  • Faculty: Richard Chesney, MBA, President, Healthcare Market Resources, Dresher, PA.


Session : NAHC1047
108 : Rebuilding Your Private Duty Agency: Competitive Crossroads
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  • This presentation will offer the tools necessary to rebuild a private duty agency through focused branding, new program development, and volume growth. It will be particularly beneficial for established, hospital based, home health agency-based, or private duty national chains. Start-ups will also take away helpful hints.
  • Objectives: Describe key goals typically involved in building a business plan. Discuss key components within a customer service program. Cite methods used to grow volume.
  • Faculty: Arthur St. Germain, BS, MA, Vice President, Partners Private Care, Waltham, MA.


Session : NAHC1048
109 : Transitional Care and the Hospital: Making It Work as a Community-Based Agency
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  • This presentation provides the step-by-step process used by a community-based agency that successfully became part of a hospital and physician group (PHO) effort to improve transitions to home. Participants will learn the tools, process, and partnership required by a community agency to design and implement a transitional care "circle" from hospital discharge to PCP in a hospital with its own agency.
  • Objectives: Explain the meaning of transitional care to hospitals and physician groups in a post health care reform era. Discuss how a community-based hospital and physician group (PHO) came to interpret the meaning of transitional care for home care. Describe the processes that evolved from implementing the transitional care process, including success and failures.
  • Faculty: Barbara McCann, BSW, MA , Chief Clinical Officer, Interim HealthCare, Coral Springs, FL; Ann Olson, BSN, RN, Manager, Administrator, Inteirm HealthCare of CT, Farmington , CT.


Session : NAHC1049
111 : A Road Less Traveled: A Practical Approach to Implementing Clinical Pathways
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  • Presenters will describe the process of implementing a clinical pathways program; how using multi-disciplinary clinical guidelines can be successful; and how to leverage technology in the development and integration of electronic clinical pathways.
  • Objectives: Cite three benefits of using evidence-based clinical pathways in practice. Identify the process for implementing a successful pathways project. Describe six steps for integrating an electronic clinical pathway.
  • Faculty: Patricia Steele, RN, MSN, MBA/HC, RAC-CT, Sr. Solution Designer, Cerner Corporation, Belton, MO; Dave Davis, RN, ACRN, Corporate Director of Clinical Development , Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc. / Texas HHA, Galveston, TX; Judith Labossiere, RN, BSN, Senior Vice President Operations TN/GA, Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc, Brentwood, TN.


Session : NAHC1051
113 : Presidents
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  • Come hear four nationally prominent presidents representing a hospital system, a freestanding VNA, a large, publicly traded company, and a leading consulting company predict what it will take to ensure your agency's success in the future. This provocative give and take is an updated version of the popular 2009 NAHC session. Topics covered will include: top diversification strategies; winners and losers under health care reform; creative cost reduction; best bet technologies; and much more.
  • Objectives: Identify common strategies that agencies are utilizing to ensure success. Verbalize the features of a successful agency in 2011. . Identify three major trends in the home care field.
  • Faculty: Jeannee Parker Martin, RN, MPH, President and Co-Owner, The Corridor Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA; Carol Raphael, MPA, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York , NY; Don Stelly, BSN , Executive Vice President , LHC Group Inc. , Lafayette, LA ; Marcia Reissig, RN, MSN, Chief Executive Officer, Sutter VNA and Hospice , Fairfield, CA; April Anthony , BA, Chief Executive Officer, Encompass Home Health, Dallas, TX .



     


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