Maximize Your Educational Opportunities

The concurrent breakout sessions will feature educational programs from industry experts across the Nation, addressing critical topics in home health and hospice. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 11.75 continuing education contact hours.

Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019). The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider for The Accountancy Board of Ohio (number CPE.122).

After the conference, audio recordings will be made available to attendees at no additional cost.

Tuesday Sept 17 | 10:45am - 12:15 pm | Concurrent Sessions

Laura Waddle

1. Brief overview of PDGM
2. Five key things to know about Clinical Groups
3. Explanation of Comorbidity Adjustment based on secondary diagnoses
4. Steps to take to prepare your coders for PDGM

Laura B. Waddle is a Senior Clinical Coding Consultant for MAC Legacy with over 30 years of experience in nursing education.  She has been in home health since 2004 starting as a field nurse and progressing to Director of an agency prior to assuming the role of Coding Consultant.  Working closely with Coding To Go she has the opportunity to participate in active coding of home health episodes as well as becoming familiar with documentation by many home health agencies.

Todd Montigney

Transitioning patients from one care setting to another can be challenging. While a well-coordinated and accurate discharge plan can help ensure a smooth and safe patient handoff, the transfer of information is key to reducing hospitalization, ensuring patient safety, and improving the likelihood of successful clinical outcomes

Brady Murphy

1. How to stay competitive in home care recruiting
2. Data you should be collecting to help increase employee satisfaction and performance
3. Discuss tech future in employee retention

Brady is an accomplished marketer, speaker, and entrepreneur, he has been part of two existing start-ups in the technology field. The first startup brought to marketers the world of mobile marketing, his company was one of the first mobile marketing agencies to emerge in the digital boom in the early 2000s. The second startup was a pioneering software company to bring mobility to workforce management. Today, Brady oversees sales and marketing of AlayaCare.

Catherine is a senior leader in our industry having run multi-service line multi-location continuum of home health and hospice agencies including founding, growing, optimizing and ultimately selling a large hospice organization in Louisiana. Fazzi is honored to have Catherine work with us as a Director of Hospice and Palliative Care in serving providers across the country. Her work, specifically, focuses on educational development, optimizing organizational design, operational efficiency, advanced clinical modeling and quality improvement programs, and assisting organizations in achieving best practice clinical and financial performance. As a hospice and palliative care certified nurse and certified hospice case manager, Catherine reaches into the hospice philosophy, integrating a strong set of core values, focused on the people we serve, into smart and sustainable business models.

Melinda Gaboury

1. Outline the top denials from Targeted Probe and Educate
2. Review the most recent OIG Report and findings from recent OIG audits
3. Detail documentation requirements to avoid the top denials
4. Provide checklist of key elements to include in a chart when being reviewed

Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries. With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications. Ms. Gaboury is also the author of “Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff.” Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

Diane Snyder Cowan, Director of Western Reserve Grief Services at Hospice of the Western Reserve, oversees on-site and community bereavement programs as well as all the nonprofit agency’s expressive therapy programs. She chairs the nonprofit agency’s Ethics Committee and Trauma Champions workgroup.  Snyder Cowan leads the Bereavement Professional Community for NHCPO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care organization and is a member of the NHPCO Trauma Informed End-of-Life Care workgroup.  Snyder Cowan presents at both the regional and national levels on the topics of trauma informed care; grief, loss and survivorship; community crisis response; and expressive therapies. A board certified music therapist, she is also certified in hospice and palliative care administration.

Tuesday Sept 17 | 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm | Concurrent Sessions

Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries. With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications. Ms. Gaboury is also the author of “Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff.” Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

Raymond is a member of BKD National Health Care Group specializing in home care and hospice financial and operational consulting services.  He assists home care and hospice providers with operational strategies related to advanced payment models, defining and implementing successful operational processes and utilizing electronic medical record systems while focusing on operational process improvement.

Raymond’s 20 years of home care and hospice experience includes serving as director of operations for a multistate home care, hospice and private duty organization.  He also spent nine years with a national home care and hospice software company in various roles, including directing its consulting and education division, project managing electronic medical record implementations and, most recently, as a senior product manager responsible for clinical mobility and business intelligence strategies.

His passion is for driving a culture of change management with a focus on organizational optimization in the home care and hospice industry.  Raymond has presented at numerous home care and hospice software conferences on topics including operational process improvement, optimizing key business indicators and change management.

He is a cum laude graduate of Siena Heights University, Battle Creek, Michigan, with a B.A. degree in business administration with an emphasis on management.

Wednesday Sept 18 | 10:45 am - 12:15 am | Concurrent Sessions

Chris Attaya joined SHP in 2014 after spending 28 years in executive and consulting positions within the Home Health and Hospice industry. In his role, he is responsible for product development and client relationships to help organizations achieve increased operational and financial performance through the use of SHP’s industry leading analytics platform and benchmark data. Prior to SHP, Chris was the CFO at the VNA of Boston and had worked at Partners Health Care at Home as CFO and CEO. He received a B.A. in Public Health from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Management at Boston University concentrating in Health Care Finance.

Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries. With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications. Ms. Gaboury is also the author of “Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff.” Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

Raymond is a member of BKD National Health Care Group specializing in home care and hospice financial and operational consulting services.  He assists home care and hospice providers with operational strategies related to advanced payment models, defining and implementing successful operational processes and utilizing electronic medical record systems while focusing on operational process improvement.

Raymond’s 20 years of home care and hospice experience includes serving as director of operations for a multistate home care, hospice and private duty organization.  He also spent nine years with a national home care and hospice software company in various roles, including directing its consulting and education division, project managing electronic medical record implementations and, most recently, as a senior product manager responsible for clinical mobility and business intelligence strategies.

His passion is for driving a culture of change management with a focus on organizational optimization in the home care and hospice industry.  Raymond has presented at numerous home care and hospice software conferences on topics including operational process improvement, optimizing key business indicators and change management.

He is a cum laude graduate of Siena Heights University, Battle Creek, Michigan, with a B.A. degree in business administration with an emphasis on management.

With more than 30 years of business-to-business expertise, Andy (as she is known by her colleagues) is skilled at developing and sticking to solid marketing strategies. She also is known for her unmatched organizational prowess and vast account experience that help produce great results for clients.

Andy leads the Transcend teams for a number of hospice clients across the nation. These hospice organizations value how she advocates their needs to the agency teams and provides thoughtful, effective solutions. Her immersion in a variety of hospice markets, challenges and opportunities enables her to provide best practices to generate success for her clients.

In past experiences with healthcare marketing, Andy was supervisor for Heartland Information Services, a medical transcription company that was originally a subsidiary of HCR ManorCare. Andy helped market Heartland Information Services to hospital CEOs and CFOs by featuring financial advantages while the rest of the industry marketed to health information directors and IT directors based on software and services. The result was an industry game-changer and helped our client more than quadruple in revenue while positioning themselves for acquisition.

Andy also has vast experience in promoting major brands with a background that includes 12 years in Chicago as an account executive and supervisor working on such high-profile accounts as Discover Card, Beechnut baby food, Citibank, Office Depot and Sears. She has repeatedly demonstrated her strengths in strategic planning and execution and also has extensive experience with direct response advertising programs.

Wednesday Sept 18 | 2:30pm - 4:00 pm | Concurrent Sessions

Melinda Gaboury, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc., an organization out of Nashville, TN that provides financial, reimbursement, clinical and operation services to the home health and hospice industries. With more than 27 years of experience in Medicare Home Health, she is a presenter at both the state and national levels, and is interviewed frequently for national home health publications. Ms. Gaboury is also the author of “Home Health Guide to OASIS D: A Reference for Field Staff.” Ms. Gaboury has no conflict of interest in regard to this program.

Rob is Director of Data Analytics at Simione Healthcare Consultants, where he focuses on building solutions to manage, analyze, and operationalize data resources related to benchmarking, cost reporting, market intelligence, and financial risk assessment. Prior to leading collaborative activities with a variety of information technology companies for Simione, he served more than 10 years in financial consulting, and in corporate and tax accounting.