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TUESDAY, MAY 19: DAY-AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE

5:00 PM 6:30 PM

The Presidents Reception


(Hosted by Board Presidents of the Six New England Home Care Associations)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20: DAY-AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE


8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Keynote:


Establishing Shared Expectations with ACOs and Bundled Payment Providers Around Care Transitions and
Rehospitalization Avoidance
AMy Boutwell, MD, MPP

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

Break
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

10:15 AM 11:30 AM

The Medicare
Hospice Program:
New Billing
Requirements and
Hot Topics from
Your Medicare
Administrative
Contractor (MAC)
Emily Fox-Squairs
Medicare Provider
Outreach and
Education
Consultant
National
Government Services

Next-Era Home Health


Care and Enhanced HIPAA
Compliance Empowered
by Digital Pen Forms
Captures and Mobile
Document Management
Technologies
Michael Radice Technology
Advisory Board
ChartaCloud Technologies
Cheryl Rumley, RN
CEO
APEX Healthcare Services,
Inc.

Are You Ready


for a Crisis?
Andrea Obston,
MBA
President
Andrea Obston
Marketing
Communications

How to Develop and


Implement a
Compliance Program
that Works for Your
Agency

A Deep Dive into the


Data Behind Hospital
Readmission: Helping
Agencies Reduce Rates
Further

Michael R. Bertoncini,
JD
Shareholder
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Barbara Rosenblum, MA,


BSN
Founder & CEO
and Christopher Attaya,
MBA, FHFMA
VP of Business
Intelligence
Strategic Healthcare
Programs

11:30 AM 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM 2:30 PM

Hot Topics for


Home Health
Medicare

2:30 PM 3:55 PM

The Home Care


Agency of the
Future and Turning
Your Website into
Your #1 Referral
Source

Maximizing End-ofLife Decision


Making: DNR,
MOLST/POLST and
Health Care Proxies

Shelly
Bernardini,
RN, CPHM
Stephen Spano, BA,
Home Health
MBA, JD, CELA
Derek Jones
Clinical
Partner
Senior Director of
Consultant
Law Offices of
Marketing
and Provider
Spano & Dawicki
ClearCare Online
Outreach and
Education
National
Government
Services
Exhibit Hall Open Afternoon Refreshment Break

Telephone Triage:
Is a Visit Needed?
Symptom
Management Until
Help Arrives
Janet Travers, BSN,
RN, CHPN
Hospice and
Palliative Care Case
Manager Hospice of
the South Shore

The Importance of a Comprehensive


Mentored Orientation Process:
Preparing New Clinical Staff for the
Challenges of Home Care in 2015
Susan DeCollibus, MA, PT, COS-C, HCSC Clinical Education and
Documentation Manager
and
Natalie A. Kenney, RN
Transition Care Nurse, Special Projects
Manager
MetroWest HomeCare & Hospice

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Closing Keynote:
Building Resiliency in New England Health Care Improving Home Care & Hospice for the Long Haul
Robert J. Simione, Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC

5:00 PM 6:30 PM

Evening Reception in Exhibit Hall


Dinner on Your Own

THURSDAY, MAY 21: DAY-AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULE


7:30 AM 8:30 AM

Day 2 Registration and Breakfast in Ballroom

8:30 AM 9:30 AM

Opening General Session:


Home Health & EMS-Based Mobile Healthcare Match Made in Heaven or Shotgun Wedding?
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT
Morning Break in Exhibit Hall

9:45 AM 10:30 AM

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS


10:45 AM 12:00 PM Strategic
Preparation for
Medicare Audits
and Appeals
Pamela Meliso, JD,
MPH
Director of
Consulting &
Regulatory Affairs
and
Cheryl Leslie, BSN,
MPH
Director of
Homecare &
Hospice
Healthcare
Management
Solutions, Inc.
12:15 PM 2:00 PM

Making the
Connection Between
Employee
Engagement and
Patient Satisfaction

Hospice Quality
Reporting and
Customer Service: Yes
There IS a
Connection!

Deborah Costello,
MSM, BSN, RN
Executive Director
Lahey Health at Home

Kimberly Skehan, RN,


MSN
Senior Manager
Simione Healthcare
Consultants, LLC

Meeting the Needs of


Evolving Healthcare
Partners & Payors:
Aligning Telehealth
and Business
Development in a
Value-Based Strategy
for Revenue Growth
Beka Apostolidis, MS,
RN
Owner
BA Healthcare
Consulting / Telehealth
Solutions, LLC
and
Andrew Eaves
Principal
a.m.eavesConsulting,
LLC

Lunch Closing General Session Raffle Prizes


Embedding Empathy in Healthcare to Enhance the Patient and Provider Experience
Helen Riess, MD

Depression, Dementia
and Diabetes: A Looming
Epidemic Are You
Ready?
Dr. Verna Benner Carson,
PMH/CNS-BC
President
and
Katherine J. Vanderhorst,
RN, BSN
Vice President
C & V Senior Care
Specialists, Inc.