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Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice’s Winter Conference

February 8 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

We are joining the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice’s Winter Conference!

The event starts February 8 and goes until February 9, 2023 and is taking place at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
located at 1900 University Ave. Austin, TX.

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Event Details

Available Sessions:

Day 1 Sessions

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lobby Day at the Capitol – join us as we advocate for the home health industry together!

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Keynote

Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speaker: Coming Soon.

Continuing Education: Coming Soon.

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

GS1: General Session: Connecting the Dots: A Federal and State Overview
Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speaker: Bill Dombi, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Continuing Education: Coming Soon.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Legislative Reception – Cocktails & Cajun Cuisine, The Terrace at 816 Congress

 

Day 2 Sessions

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

GS2. General Session: The Power of Connections

Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speaker: Carla Cheatham, MA, MDiv, PhD, TRT, Principal and Lead Trainer, Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC

Assist. Professor, MS in Palliative Care, University of Maryland

Continuing Education: Coming Soon.

 

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Four Concurrent Sessions

Medicare Track | 1a. The Home Health Final Rule – Surviving the Attack on Rates

Session Description: This session will dig deep into the current rates and all changes related to the home health final rule and how agencies should adjust their practices to survive the changes.

Speaker: Melinda Gaboury, HPS

Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates

 

Pediatric Track | 1b. Pediatric Updates​

Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speakers: HHSC team

Continuing Education: Coming Soon.

 

Community Care / All HCSSAs | 1c. Rate Enhancement​

Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speakers: Amy Knight, CPA, Knight CPA Group

Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates

OASIS E TRACK | Assessment Strategies and Support Tools for OASIS-E (runs from 10:15 – 3:45 with a break for lunch).

Session Description: An interactive program designed to assist assessing clinicians to implement new OASIS-E interview items into their patient assessment processes. Session will highlight items related to the social determinants of health (SDOH), the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS), Pain Interview and the Mood Interview (PHQ-2 to 9). Attendees will also walk-through patient scenarios, identifying unique definitions across old and new OASIS items related to medications and special treatments. Tools for use with your agency will be provided.

Speakers: Linda Krulish, PT MHS, COS-C, President, CEO, OASIS Answers, Inc. and Lori Marmon, PT MBA COS-C
Clinical Consultant, OASIS Answers, Inc.

​Continuing Education: 4.0 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates; 4.0 contact hours Continuing Nursing Education

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch (Provided on site)

 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Four Concurrent Sessions

Medicare Track | 2a. Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) – Implementation for Home Health and Hospice

Session Description: CDI is rapidly making its way into the home health and hospice industry! The onslaught of medical reviews resulting in denial of payment, significant overpayments, and even suspension of payments has pointed out one clear fact – a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program is tantamount to survival. The name is new; the process is not. Agencies have been doing many pieces of CDI for years but have failed to formalize it into a robust CDI Program. Improving documentation to support skilled need, coding, outcomes, quality initiatives, reimbursement is ongoing and is distributed among many roles in the office. But the time to formalize the program is NOW! This presentation will describe the process for setting up a CDI in your agency with the purpose being to improve patient outcomes, prevent denials, maintain survey readiness, improve the integrity of documentation and coding process to ensure accurate reimbursement, protect the agency from liability and claims errors, improve Agency Star Ratings, Value Based Purchasing Outcomes, and CAHPS while maintaining peace of mind in the agency’s overall operation. CDI can be a part of the QAPI program, but CDI goes beyond the QAPI program involving metrics, financials and operations in addition to clinical functions tracked in QAPI.

Speaker: M Jan Spears, CPCO, MJS & Associates, LLC

Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates; 1.5 contact hours Continuing Nursing Education

Pediatric Track | 2b. What to Expect looking Forward with MCD and Mgd Care​

Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speaker: Beverly Sepulveda

Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates

Community Care / All HCSSAs | 2c. HHSC Value Based Initiatives​

Session Description: Coming Soon.

Speaker: : Lauren Tobey, Chief Impact Officer, Helping Restore Ability and Vicki Neidermeyer, CEO, Helping Restore Ability

​Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates

OASIS E TRACK | Assessment Strategies and Support Tools for OASIS-E (runs from 10:15 – 3:45 with a break for lunch).

​Session Description: An interactive program designed to assist assessing clinicians to implement new OASIS-E interview items into their patient assessment processes. Session will highlight items related to the social determinants of health (SDOH), the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS), Pain Interview and the Mood Interview (PHQ-2 to 9). Attendees will also walk-through patient scenarios, identifying unique definitions across old and new OASIS items related to medications and special treatments. Tools for use with your agency will be provided.

​Speakers: Linda Krulish, PT MHS, COS-C, President, CEO, OASIS Answers, Inc. and Lori Marmon, PT MBA COS-C
Clinical Consultant, OASIS Answers, Inc.

​Continuing Education: 4.0 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates; 4.0 contact hours Continuing Nursing Education

 

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM | Four Concurrent Sessions

Medicare Track | 3a. Owning Your Outcomes

Session Description: This session will cover tips, strategies and best practices of understanding, gathering and improving your outcomes related to HH-CAHPS reports, STAR rating, OASIS E quality measures and how these connect to VBP/PDGM.

​Speakers: Tammy Ross, MHA, BSN, Senior VP of Professional Services, AXXESS and Mike Carr, Senior Product Manager, AXXESS

​Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates, 1.5 contact hours Continuing Nursing Education


Pediatric Track | 3b. Pediatric QAPI /Compliance

Session Description: Coming Soon.

​Speaker: Beverly Sepulveda

Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates


Community Care / All HCSSAs | 3c. EVV 101 and More

​Session Description: ​The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will present a brief refresher on Electronic Visit Verification and provide updates on program changes occurring in 2023. *a refresher, high level 101 on what’s EVV

*the webpage

*PSO’s what it means and how to get started

*how the award to Deloitte Consulting LLP for the “Application Maintenance and Development of MES Modernized” will impact EVV

​Speakers: Jordan Nichols, Director of EVV Operations, HHSC and Tricia Barrett, Trainer at EVV Operations, HHSC

​Continuing Education: 1.5 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates


OASIS E TRACK | Assessment Strategies and Support Tools for OASIS-E (runs from 10:15 – 3:45 with a break for lunch).

Session Description: An interactive program designed to assist assessing clinicians to implement new OASIS-E interview items into their patient assessment processes. Session will highlight items related to the social determinants of health (SDOH), the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS), Pain Interview and the Mood Interview (PHQ-2 to 9). Attendees will also walk-through patient scenarios, identifying unique definitions across old and new OASIS items related to medications and special treatments. Tools for use with your agency will be provided.

​Speakers: Linda Krulish, PT MHS, COS-C, President, CEO, OASIS Answers, Inc. and Lori Marmon, PT MBA COS-C
Clinical Consultant, OASIS Answers, Inc.

​Continuing Education: 4.0 clock hours continuing education for Administrators/Alternates; 4.0 contact hours Continuing Nursing Education

 

Date and Time

Start: February 8, 2023, 9:00am
End: February 9, 2023, 4:30pm

Venue

AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705

Organizer

Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
www.tahch.org

 

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Website:
https://www.healthcaresynergy.com/event/2023-diagnosis-codes-refresh-and-scenarios/

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AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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