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2023 Home Health Administrator's Summit

Monday, May 8 — Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV

Innovate. Strategize. Diversify. Grow.

Join us May 8–10, 2023, at DecisionHealth’s Home Health Administrator’s Summit in Las Vegas, as the nation’s thought leaders and agency heads come together to share success stories and strategize for the future.

During the 2023 Home Health Administrator’s Summit, you will develop strategies for recruiting and retaining staff and leave with proven tactics on how to partner with new payers and other referral sources to meet the rising demand for home care.

Top industry experts will share sales and marketing best practices, strategies, and take-home tools to help you cut costs at your home health agency and ultimately improve your bottom line. You’ll receive lessons learned from agencies that have achieved lower than average turnover rates, successfully improved outcome scores to secure HHVBP bonuses, and recognized results with telehealth that more than pay for the technology. Plenty of networking opportunities in our Exhibit Hall!

Join us and connect with industry leaders to help your agency create a plan of action for the future. This is truly a can’t-miss event for home health leaders.

Attend this event and walk away with strategies to leverage opportunities and combat challenges facing the home health industry, including how to:

  • Gain a full picture of the current and future regulatory environment
  • Win Medicare Advantage business and grow your bottom line
  • Recruit and retain top clinical talent
  • Secure bonuses in HHVBP
  • Leverage technology for improved quality, savings, and compliance
  • Avoid auditor scrutiny related to incomplete documentation
  • Navigate the home health employment legal and regulatory landscape
  • And more!

Plus, you’ll receive a multitude of tools and charts to use for enhancing your business.

2023 Home Health Administrator's Summit


Pre-Conference — Monday, May 8, 2023
Recruitment & Retention Playbook: Best Practices to Hire, Engage, and Keep the Best of the Best

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Be a Great Leader in a People-Focused Agency
Eric Scharber, Managing Principal at SimiTree
More than 50% of people have left a job due to poor leadership, and great leadership can improve employee retention by 67%. In this dynamic and inspirational session, attendees will rethink the true leadership skills necessary to thrive in the race to acquire and retain talent. Walk away energized and ready to grow your own leadership skills and those of your teams; get easy-to-implement strategies to be more employee-centric, foster engagement, and outperform your competition by more than 20%.

9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

9:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Adapt Your Operations to Reduce Costs, Succeed in Recruitment & Retention
Cheryl Peltekis, RN, Co-owner and Vice President of Home Care Sales
Save on costs and keep clinicians happy with these ideas for recruitment and retention success. Discover how to effectively turn down or delay SOCs to avoid lost referrals, use LPNs to succeed with the lower reimbursement rates from other payers, regain control of patient schedules, and use marketing and sales to help with recruitment. Plus, learn how to cut visit costs and increase the number of patients clinicians see through scribe services that use templates to record visit notes and allow staff to dictate notes while driving.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Become an Employer of Choice Now and in the Future
Eric Scharber, Managing Principal at SimiTree
Look to the future of home care and get set to become an employer of choice. By 2025, 75% of the workforce is expected to be millennials. Be ready to adapt your culture to align with what appeals to this group. This session will help get you there by sharing insights from thousands of interviews detailing what employees are looking for in employers and what makes them leave a company.

Tool: White paper on company culture

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Legal Q&A: Avoid Employee Compensation Red Flags
Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, Attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PC
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is actively targeting home care right now. This session will review compliant practices for reimbursing employees’ mileage in light of rising gas prices. Receive highlights from recent DOL rules governing salary regulation and independent contractor classification, and tips to avoid FLSA violations triggered by flags in your compensation model. Bring your questions and get expert answers on these topics and more as they pertain to home health recruitment and retention.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
How to Source, Vet, and Qualify Top Talent
Eric Scharber, Managing Principal at SimiTree
Retention starts by hiring right. Get the tools you need to identify the finest talent in the market and the interviewing and screening skills needed to make quality hires. Get clues for where to look for top candidates, especially those who are “passive” and not actively looking for work. You’ll leave with new ideas to entice top candidates, understand how to vet qualities that do not stand out on a resume, and avoid common missteps in the interview process that can lead to lost talent.

Tool: Interview guide for successful hiring

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception
All conference attendees welcome! Connect with other home health administrators like yourself and shop the exhibit hall for the latest solutions.

Main Conference Day 1 — Tuesday, May 9, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast — Exhibits Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
State of Home Health: Fighting for Your Future
William Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Home health leaders have been campaigning hard for fair payments from CMS as agencies grapple with the pressures of the pandemic, crippling inflation, and new requirements such as OASIS-E and HHVBP. One of the industry’s top advocates will update you on the state of the home health regulatory environment and provide insights into how agencies need to shift in response—for instance, to take advantage of emerging new care delivery models.

9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break — Exhibits Open

9:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Manage Costs Through Latest Technology Advancements
Beau Sorensen, Director of Finance and Operations at First Choice Home Health and Hospice
Leverage technology to effectively manage costs and reduce your overhead. See more patients and incur fewer costs with technological and logistical innovations from other industries that can be applied to home health. Explore how leading technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and AI can reduce data entry and improve KPI visibility; how clinicians can use software to see patients in the most effective way possible; and how back-end OASIS review dollars can be cut through front-end training. Leave with the knowledge you need to implement new systems.

Tool: RPA readiness checklist

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
HHVBP Success Starts With OASIS-E Accuracy and Outcomes
Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C, Chief Compliance Officer/Director of Operations with Infusion Health
Propel your agency’s scores to at or above the HHVBP threshold mark so you are positioned to be a clear winner and receive a bonus. Learn how to work smarter, not harder: Take small intentional steps to improve key OASIS-E items that drive total performance scores (TPS), enhance patient satisfaction, lower acute care hospitalization rates, and leverage performance data tracking to direct areas of focus.

Tool: Key OASIS VBP item checklist

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch — Provided

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Manage Visits & Documentation to Reduce Costs
Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN, GERO-BC, Home Health Compliance and Appeals Expert for Gateway Home Health Coding and Consulting
Reimagine ways to reduce costs through more efficient care delivery, strategic visit utilization, and solid documentation strategies. This session will challenge you to look for ways to reduce costs through your EMR system, patient population management, referral source choices, utilization review processes, and care management oversight, including the use of visiting physicians. Plus, prevent lost money during medical reviews with quarterly record reviews, spot checking high-volume/problem areas with special attention to face-to-face encounter compliance and training and actual payer requirements.

Tool: Comprehensive billable visit checklist

2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break  — Exhibits Open

2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pass Your Next Survey With No Citations
Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C, Managing Director Compliance, Regulatory & Clinical M&A of SimiTree
Walk through the key issues that surveyors are focused on now that survey activity has ramped back up. You’ll get details about how to avoid the top survey citations around plan of care issues, current medications, infection prevention, and discharge/transfer summaries, to name a few. Plus, find out what surveyors are looking for related to COVID-19 vaccination logs and the latest on PHE waivers and compliance concerns.

Main Conference Day 2 — Wednesday, May 10, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast  — in Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Follow the Data to Achieve Better Outcomes, HHVBP Bonuses, and Five-Star Ratings
Chris Attaya, MBA, Vice President of Product Strategy for Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP)
Measure how you stack up against agencies nationally when it comes to HHVBP Total Performance Scores (TPS), HHVBP measures, and Quality of Patient Care star ratings. Get a look at outcome trends for HHVBP measures, year over year. Gain insights on score distributions from SHP’s HHVBP reports for CY2022. Bonus: Get a first look at how agencies are performing on new OASIS-E SDoH items and Transfer of Health (ToH) measures.

Tool: National benchmarks for new OASIS-E items and ToH process measures

9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break  — Exhibit Hall Finale

9:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
How to Make Medicare Advantage Benefit Your Agency
Beau Sorensen, Director of Finance and Operations at First Choice Home Health and Hospice
Medicare Advantage is becoming a more important payer for home health services. Learn how to set your operations up for success. Go over key considerations when weighing increased participation in Medicare Advantage and learn how to navigate common challenges that agencies face, including prior authorizations and payment delays. When it comes to contract negotiations (and renegotiations), you’ll come away with top tips on building a value proposition as you argue for better payment rates.

10:50 a.m.
Conference Adjourns

 — Agenda subject to change  —

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Chris Attaya

Chris Attaya, MBA, is the vice president of product strategy at Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP). He brings more than 28 years of experience in the home health and hospice industry, achieved through a series of executive and consulting positions. Attaya joined SHP in 2014 and is responsible for product development and client relationships, helping agencies achieve increased operational and financial performance through the use of SHP’s industry-leading analytics platform and benchmark data. Prior to SHP, he was the CFO at the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston and worked at Partners Health Care at Home as CFO and CEO.

Bill Dombi

William “Bill” Dombi is the president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). He previously served as the vice president for law at NAHC. As a key part of his responsibilities, Dombi specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With nearly 40 years of experience in healthcare law and policy, Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution of Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national healthcare reform legislation in 2010.

Robert W. Markette Jr.

Robert W. Markette Jr., JD, CHC, HCS-C, is an attorney with Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PC. For over 15 years, he has focused his practice on home health, hospice, private duty, and DME. His areas of specialty include Medicare/Medicaid compliance; payer issues; HIPAA compliance; and Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse. Markette also specializes in legal issues related to employment law, including wage and hour compliance, responding to Department of Labor investigations, and litigating wage and hour disputes. He serves on both the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance and the Board of the Association for Home Care Compliance.

Joe Osentoski

Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN, GERO-BC, is a home health compliance and appeals expert for Gateway Home Health Coding and Consulting. As a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in home health and hospice, Osentoski specializes in clinical quality assurance and regulatory compliance, including ADR responses and appeals. He has extensive experience with audits, probes, and reviews from all Medicare contractors and insurance payers. Osentoski has completed well over 5,000 ADRs in home health and hospice, filed thousands of appeals, and represented clients at hundreds of Administrative Law Judge hearings.

Sherri Parson

Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C, is the Chief Compliance Officer/Director of Operations with Infusion Health in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In her 27 years of experience, she has been an in-home provider of skilled nursing services and specializes in quality assurance, diagnosis coding, OASIS review, and regulatory compliance. Parson further developed her home health expertise as a therapy manager, staff educator, and quality metric analysis and development expert. She currently serves on the AHCC’s Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance Certification (HCS-H/HCS-O) committees.

Cheryl Peltekis

Cheryl Peltekis, RN, is the co-owner and vice president of Home Care Sales, a home health, private duty, and hospice organization. At the age of 26, she opened her first business, a Medicare-certified home health agency. She is an international best-selling author and has appeared on TV shows and stages around the world. She enjoys the process of solving difficult business challenges, has a fine eye for detail, and understands all that it takes to merge home care operations and sales. Peltekis is a member of the International Women’s Group and the International Nurses Association, and is working on obtaining her Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.

Eric Scharber

Eric Scharber is a managing principal at SimiTree Healthcare Consulting, leading all talent acquisition and employee retention efforts. He oversees executive search, management recruiting, and interim management, as well as advisory services related to talent acquisition and retention. After founding Exact Recruiting in 2005, Scharber led the firm to become the top recruiting and executive search entity in this industry, serving clients across the U.S. and placing more than 3,500 professionals since inception. Scharber is a well-known speaker nationally on the topics of employee retention and recruitment, building culture, and leadership development. He is also a board member at the Home Care Association of Florida.

Kim Skehan

Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, HCS-D, COS-C, has over 30 years of clinical, management and consulting experience in home healthand hospice clinical operations, regulatory compliance, risk management and survey readiness. In her role as Managing Director, Kim oversees all federal and state government audits, appeals and Office of Inspector General (OIG) Independent Review Organization activities as well as leading overall compliance and regulatory consulting services.  Kim has participated in Administrative Law Judge hearings related to Medicare and Medicaid appeals and has served as a state survey agency and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Independent Consultant to monitor regulatory compliance activities for home health and hospice providers under CMS and state survey agency Consent Orders.

Beau Sorensen

Beau Sorensen is the director of finance and operations at First Choice Home Health and Hospice in Orem, Utah. He has over 25 years of experience in home health and hospice and has extensive knowledge of healthcare systems and processes. Sorensen has worked with organizations across the U.S. to help them better use their EMRs and the data that is in their systems. As part of his work with Allscripts, he has tested and developed major new features in their home care application, including integrations that allow for a fully electronic medical record. These efforts led to his agency being one of the first in the nation to have a fully electronic medical record. Sorensen is actively involved in the home care and hospice community and has served in a number of roles on the state and national association boards.

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Simplify Compliance/DecisionHealth has no affiliation with any third-party companies or travel assistance providers. Rooms should be booked directly with the event hotel using the official information provided, reservations will be taken on space and rate availability.

2023 Home Health Administrator's Summit


Main Conference – Tuesday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  • Retail price: $1,199.00
  • PreCon+Main Con (Kit): $1,399.00

Full day Preconference – Monday, May 8, 2023

  • Retail price: $ 499.00

2023 Home Health Administrator's Summit

Continuing Education


Administrator/Alternate Administrator Continuing Education Hours
The 2023 Home Health Administrators’ Summit has been approved for the following Administrator/Alternate Administrator Continuing Education Hours: 6.25 clock hours.

Administrator Continuing Education Hours provided by McBee, A Division of Netsmart Technologies.

This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for the following CEUs: Preconference: 6 HCS-C CEU’s.

Main Conference

Administrator/Alternate Administrator Continuing Education Hours
The 2023 Home Health Administrators’ Summit has been approved for the following Administrator/Alternate Administrator Continuing Education Hours: 9 clock hours.

Administrator Continuing Education Hours provided by McBee, A Division of Netsmart Technologies.

This program is preapproved by the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC) for the following CEUs: Main Conference: 9 HCS-C CEU’s.

2023 Home Health Administrator's Summit


Exhibitors at the 2023 Home Health Administrator’s Summit have the opportunity to reach out to hundreds of home health agency executives to offer products and solutions unique to their business challenges. Capitalize on this opportunity by exhibiting onsite and generate new leads and sales for your company. New sponsorship opportunities are available!

You will reach: Owners, CEOs / Presidents, COOs, CFOs, Administrators, Business Developers, Care Managers, Directors of Marketing, Sales Managers, HR Directors, Office Managers, Clinical Directors, Director of Nursing, Quality managers, Compliance Officers, PDGM Coordinators, Consultants.

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Regina Dexter at RDexter@decisionhealth.com or
1-800-727-5257 x6061.