Home Health Payment Summit

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Home Health Payment Summit

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Main Conference: August 4–5, 2020 (Early Bird Price Expires May 15!)

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For multiple attendee discounts, contact Megan Ireland 855-225-5341 x6025 or mireland@decisionhealth.com.


Drive accurate reimbursements under PDGM and set your agency up for success.

Tune up every prong of your rev cycle engine to drive accurate reimbursements under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). The Home Health Payment Summit dives into the biggest change to home health payment in decades and provides you with up-to-date information and practical strategies for operating under PDGM.

This two-day conference provides all the guidance you need to protect your reimbursement and ensure your agency succeeds under PDGM. Hear from top industry experts during a two-day agenda packed full of valuable strategies on how to achieve efficient revenue cycle & compliance management.

  • Strategies to speed up cash flow
  • Detailed map for episode management and staffing
  • Case conference rulebook
  • Benchmarks for coder productivity and accuracy
  • How to get more hospitals referrals
  • Opportunities to hear what’s working for other agencies

Plus, network with other professionals like yourself August 4-5th at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas while receiving the PDGM guidance you need to help make 2020 a successful year.

Take home strategies you can implement immediately to submit proper claims and receive proper payment!


Day 1 - August 4, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Working Together: Deconstructing silos, bringing together coding, compliance and payment
(General Session)
Diana (Dee) Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C | COO, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions and AHCC Board Chair
Each year in home care we face new regulations, new interpretations, new guidance and new codes, not to mention new payment requirements. Keeping up with all the changes requires vigilance, adaptability and support. The more we can work together, the stronger we can be in adapting to change. Whether your focus is coding, compliance or accurate payment, we all have the same need to navigate change and rise to the challenges. Learn how we can support one another and thrive in uncertain times.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Networking break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Expert panel: Hot topics in home health
(General session)
Karen Tibbs RN, MS, HCS‐D, COS‐C | Senior Quality Manager, OASIS & Coding, McBee Associates
Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C | Attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
Robin Seidman, RN, MSN, MBA, COS-C, HSC-D, LNCC | Legal Nurse Consultant and Owner, Documentation Compliance Solutions, LLC.
Get insight into the biggest challenges in home health and strategies to address these challenges in order to better position yourself and your agency for success in an ever-changing industry. Hear from panelists on a range of topics including the biggest issues in coding and the role all staff play in ensuring continued compliance and appropriate payment under PDGM.

11:25 – 12:40 p.m.
Staffing for success: Determine the right disciplines for the case
Karen Vance, Senior Managing Consultant, BKD.
Now’s the perfect time to perform a service utilization analysis to assess your mix of disciplines for common clinical groups in the first 30 days versus the second. This session will shed light on the way you decide what disciplines to include on the case to ensure the patient receives the most cost-efficient care. For example: Find out when it’s smarter to use LPNs, home health aides, therapy assistants and even telerehab rather than more costly skilled disciplines. Plus, find out how to track and avoid unplanned LUPAs and more.

Take-home tool: PDGM clinical manager

12:40 – 1:40 p.m.
Networking lunch (provided)

1:40 – 2:55 p.m.
Revolutionize your documentation practices for quality, productivity and payment
Robin Seidman, RN, MSN, MBA, COS-C, HSC-D, LNCC | Legal Nurse Consultant and Owner, Documentation Compliance Solutions, LLC.
PDGM introduced the challenge of completing documentation for claim submission within half the time while still protecting your agency against the increased government scrutiny of claims primarily through TPE and UPIC audits and the re-introduction of RCD. This session will improve documentation from a regulatory, quality and payment perspective and ensure your staff works efficiently to ONLY collect and submit the key pieces of information you need to ensure compliance and accurate reimbursement.
Take-home tool: TPE/ADR audit checklist; Pre-claim audit form; MD certification and F2F resources

3:10 – 4:25 p.m.
Steps to speed up cash flow; Beef up billing under PDGM
Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, Chief Executive Officer
Get a crash course on how payments are derived under PDGM. Walk through the HHRG/HIPPS, what all the positions represent and how they work to determine case mix under PDGM. You’ll also receive tips for better tracking orders to speed up cash flow and review key elements for billing and collecting successfully under PDGM.

Take-home tool: Clinical billing review tool

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Day 2 - August 5, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Continental breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Financial dashboard facelift for PDGM
Chris Attaya, Vice President, Product Strategy, Strategic Healthcare Programs
PDGM has introduced a new set of financial and clinical drivers that will be key to your success in the future. Give your financial dashboards a facelift so you can rest assured that you’re tracking all the key elements you need at your fingertips such as average case-mix weight, episode timing and admission source, LUPAs, average episode length and average visits per discipline for each clinical group.

Take-home tool: PDGM national benchmarks, first 6 months of 2020

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Automate your marketing for high-dollar referrals
Melanie Stover, Founder, Home Care Sales
As you learn to navigate the new referral process in PDGM, there are some things that you can do to refine your processes even more. Walk away from this session with a clear plan for creating a marketing structure that gives you the freedom to deepen your relationships with institutions and engage your referral sources in gaining more clinical information for billing. BONUS: Attract high-value referrals!

Take-home tool: Referral readiness checklist

11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Drive coding and OASIS accuracy
Karen Tibbs, Senior Quality Manager in OASIS & Coding, McBee Associates
The diagnosis codes your agency chooses as well as responses to certain functional OASIS items drive your episode payments. Learn to avoid the most common mistakes with OASIS and coding to avoid a negative impact on reimbursement. Educate all links in the chain from referral sources, intake, admitting clinician and coder to ensure all the details are gathered to support complete and accurate coding. Put processes in place for avoiding questionable encounter codes, establish coder productivity and accuracy performance metrics and decide what actions to take if coder productivity falls short.

Take-home tool: Coder competency measurement guide and Referral query instructions

12:40 – 1:40 p.m.
Networking lunch (provided)

1:40 – 2:55 p.m.
Tech solutions that ease the PDGM process
Robert Simione, Director of Data Analytics, Simione Healthcare Consultants
Most agencies are not fully utilizing all the automated tools available to them to reach their full PDGM potential. Get tips for how to leverage all the functionality and tools in your EMR to take your PDGM practice to the next level and create efficiencies needed to bill in shorter timeframes. Discover how to leverage technology solutions around referral management, clinical management, orders turnaround, revenue cycle management, KPIs, dashboards and telehealth.

2:55 – 3:10 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

3:10 – 4:25 p.m.
Align employee compensation around PDGM incentives
Robert W. Markette, Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C | Attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
PDGM has ended therapy threshold payments placing more emphasis on efficiency and quality outcomes. Agencies will need to adapt by adjusting employee compensation to align with these new parameters for success. Review the pros and cons of different compensation models such as per-visit reimbursement, salary and salary with bonus giving careful consideration to compliance risks around overtime pays to ensure you’re motivating staff to deliver cost-effective quality care.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Conference Adjourns

*Agenda and speakers subject to chage


Chris Attaya

Chris Attaya | Vice President, Product Strategy, Strategic Healthcare Programs
Chris Attaya brings more than 28 years of experience in the Home Health and Hospice industry, achieved through a series of executive and consulting positions. Chris joined SHP in 2014, and is responsible for product development and client relationships to help clients 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 Visiting Nurse Association of Boston and had worked at Partners Health Care at Home as CFO and CEO.

Melinda Gadboury Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C | Chief Executive Officer
Melinda A. Gaboury, with more than 28 years in home care, has over 18 years of executive speaking and educating experience, including extensive day to day interaction with home care and hospice professionals. She routinely conducts Home Care and Hospice Reimbursement Workshops and speaks at state association meetings throughout the country. Melinda has profound experience in Medicare PPS training, billing, collections, case-mix calculations, chart reviews and due diligence. UPIC, RA, ADR & TPE appeals with all Medicare MACs have become the forefront of Melinda’s current impact on the industry. She is currently serving on the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group and is Associate Director on the Home Care Association of Florida Board of Directors. Melinda is also the author of the Home Health OASIS Guide to OASIS-D1.
J'non Griffin      J'non Griffin RN, MHA, WCC, HCS-D, HCS-H, COS-C, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer | Ambassador, President of Home Health Solutions, LLC
Griffin offers home health consulting on many topics including quality assurance and performance improvement, program development, coding and OASIS review, staff education and plan of care compilation. Griffin has experience as a field nurse, director and executive with home health and hospice agencies.
Dee Kornetti, MA, PT, HCS-D, HCS-C, COS-C | COO, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, and AHCC Board Chair
Dee Kornetti Dee Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. She now provides training and education to home health industry providers as Owner/Founder of a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, with her business partners Cindy Krafft and Sherry Teague. Kornetti is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development, including OASIS, coding, and documentation, in the home health arena. She is the current President of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Home Health Section and serves on the APTA’s national Post-Acute Work Group. She serves as the Chair of the Association of Home Care Coding and Compliance advisory board. She has served as a content expert for standard setting for Decision Health’s Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BSMC) home care coding (HCS-D) and OASIS (HCS-O) credentialed exams. She is also on Medbridge’s Advisory Board for development of educational content on its home health platform, and has authored several courses related to OASIS, Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and therapy.
Robert W. Markette Robert W. Markette, Jr. JD, CHC, HCS-C | Attorney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman
Robert W. Markette, Jr., focuses his practice on representing home health, hospice and private duty providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than 10 years of experience in working with these industries, Markette has developed a reputation for understanding the issues facing home care providers and has assisted clients in a number of areas related to the operation of their businesses. Markette works with clients on issues related to Medicare and Medicaid compliance, including surveys, responding to surveys and state and federal appeals of survey findings; he is also a frequent speaker on home health, hospice and private duty matters across the country, presenting to the American Health Lawyers Association and the National Association for Home Health and Hospice Care, as well as other national speaking events and numerous state trade association conferences and continuing education sessions.
Robin Seidman Robin N. Seidman, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, COS-C, HCS-D, LNCC | legal nurse consultant and owner, Documentation Compliance Solutions, LLC
Robin Seidman has more than 18 years of experience in home care and hospice with areas of expertise in compliance and regulatory requirements; clinical/reimbursement audits; diligence/risk assessments; IRO/CIA audits; claim denials/appeals; quality/utilization review; education/training/orientation programs and implementing effective process improvements. She has successfully led numerous provider audits and assisted legal counsel in negotiating settlement agreements and has an excellent track record helping agencies under government scrutiny to decrease potential overpayment risk.
Robert Simione

Robert Simione | Director of Data Analytics, Simione Healthcare Consultants
Rob Simione, CPA, is a 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. While working for Simione, Rob has developed a great understanding of data resources to support effective collaboration among information technology vendors and providers of home-based care.

Melanie Stover Melanie Stover | Founder, Home Care Sales
Melanie Stover has been presenting on the topics of Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty for the last 18 years. She is passionate about spreading the message how home-based health services impact families lives – for the better! Melanie is an OT and the founder of Home Care Sales – a firm that specializes in growth strategies for the home care industry. Her mission is to help All agencies develop their skills in communicating their unique message so that every person who deserves your services – GETS THEM!
Karen Tibbs

Karen Tibbs RN, MS, HCS‐D, COS‐C | Senior Quality Manager, OASIS & Coding, McBee Associates
Karen Tibbs is the Senior Quality Manager in OASIS and Coding at McBee. She has a master’s degree in healthcare quality and 23 years of homecare experience with extensive knowledge in medical review, regulatory compliance, performance improvement and ICD-10 and OASIS accuracy. As an industry expert, Karen has partnered with home care agencies nation-wide to develop and implement processes to improve clinical and financial outcomes. She is a frequent speaker for home care audiences on assessment data collection, strategies for accuracy, establishing the plan of care and documentation standards.

Karen Vance

Karen Vance | Senior Managing Consultant, BKD
Karen Vance is a Managing Consultant with BKD Health Care Group since 2003, delivering clinical and operations consulting services to home care providers. She also provides reimbursement and compliance consulting services and helps home care providers establish and maintain quality management practices. With home care experience since 1981 as a provider, clinical and regulatory manager, Karen has presented home care seminars since 1988 for national, state and regional health care associations and industry media organizations.



Where: Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109

Experience everything you love about Paris, in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. At the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, you are transported to the “City of Lights” with all the same passion, excitement, and ambiance of Europe's most romantic city. This guestrooms and suites include custom European furniture, extravagant marble baths, rich fabrics and luxury appointments to rival the finest Parisian hotels. Plus, a 540-foot tall replica of the Eiffel tower, two-third size Arc de Triomphe and views of the Bellagio’s fountain show.

Room Rates:
Due to demand for hotel room nights we negotiated the best pricing across each of our contracted conference dates as follows:

Sunday, 8/2/20 – $76/night

Monday, 8/3/20 – $76/night
Tuesday, 8/4/20 – $76/night
Wednesday, 8/5/20 – $83/night
Thursday, 8/6/20 – $99/night
*Plus a resort fee of $30 per day

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Main Conference (August 4-5, 2020)
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Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitors at the Home Health Payment Summit get the exclusive opportunity to present to qualified decision-makers looking for solutions to their revenue cycle & compliance management challenges.
Capitalize on this opportunity by exhibiting onsite and generate new leads and sales for your company.

Exhibitors will reach:

  • Administrators
  • Owners
  • CEOs / Presidents
  • COOs / CIOs / CFOs
  • Business Developers
  • Care Managers
  • Directors of Marketing & Sales
  • Sales Directors
  • HR Directors
  • Office Managers
  • Sponsors

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities contact Regina Dexter at RDexter@decisionhealth.com or
800-727-5257 x6061