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NAHC Webinar Recording: The New Home Health Payment Rule Effective CY 2018

Posted: July 31, 2017

This webinar was recorded on Monday, July 31, 2017

Program Description:
Mary Carr and William Dombi will walk through the changes and discuss follow up actions that both the association and agencies need to be doing in advance of the implementation.

Program Faculty:
William A. Dombi, Esq., Vice President for Law, NAHC
Mary K. Carr, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs

Members, click here to access the handouts and recording (login required).

 

Members Only: HCAC Comments On Proposed Home and Community Based Services Rate Methodology

Posted: July 27, 2017

The Home Care Association of Colorado today submitted comments regarding the proposed methodology for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rates. 

Thanks to all of our members who contributed to the association's response. 

 

HCAC Welcomes The Following Agencies As New Members To The Association 

  • AffirmiCare, Boulder
  • Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health, Denver
  • COBALT Home Health Care, Centennial
  • J&V Enterprises, LLC, Fountain
  • Preferred Care at Home of Colorado Springs
  • Transitions Home Health Care, Westminster

Search for a member agency here. For a full list of 2017 member agencies, click here.

 

NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris Has Passed Away

Posted: July 27, 2017

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice, of which the Home Care Association of Colorado is an affiliate member, announced the passing of its president, Val J. Halamandaris. HCAC recognizes and honors Halamandaris' long service to our profession and sends its sympathies to NAHC and the Halamandaris family. 

 

It is with great sadness that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announces the passing of its president, Val J. Halamandaris.

Often referred to as the “leader of the last great civil rights movement”, Val worked tirelessly for 50 years to improve the lives and secure the rights of America’s elderly and infirm. A self-described “small-town boy who came to Washington, D.C. many years ago, full of ideals,” Val responded to President John F. Kennedy’s call to public service by joining the staff of Senator Frank E. Moss (D-UT) and enrolling in George Washington University and then Catholic University Law School.

Val was quickly drawn to the issues facing senior citizens with the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging and was instrumental in crafting the landmark Medicare and Medicaid programs, including the home health benefit. In 1967, Val and Senator Moss created the “Moss Amendments,” which set minimum federal standards for nursing homes.

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Don't Miss The Early Bird Deadline For The 2017 Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference

Posted: March 29, 2017

Hurry and register before fees increase on April 1. The 2017 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference will once again be in beautiful Keystone Resort in Dillon, Colorado, from May 17-19.

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Pre-conference sessions begin on Wednesday, May 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (separate registration required):

  • Conditions of Participation with invited speaker Arlene Maxim, Quality in Real Time and Donna Floyd, The Crag Business Group
  • Coping with the Chaos — Compliance 2017 with Kathleen Hessler, Simione Healthcare Consultants
  • Navigating OASIS C2 with Lisa Selman-Holman, Selman Holman & Associates

We have a great lineup of speakers and sessions...

General sessions include:

  • It's About Them: What It Means To Have A Customer-Driven Culture In Home Care, Hospice & Home Health with Peter Benjamin, The Huntington Consulting Group
  • Hospice & Home Care In The Age of Trump with Bill Dombi, National Association of Home Care & Hospice
  • Attitude Is Everything with Vicki Hitzges of Do More Business
  • Recruiting & Retaining the Next Generation with Marcylle Combs of Foundation Management Services
  • Healthcare 2030: Are You Prepared to Meet the Challenges with Merrily Orsini & Sam Smith

Home care and home health breakout sessions include:

  • Medicaid Regional Care Collaborative organizations: Now And In the future
  • Refocus Quality Management to Sustainability with Donna Floyd of Crag Business Group
  • Refreshing Practice and Limiting Risk through Purposeful Communications with Mary Seisser of CNA Financial
  • Medicare Clinical Updates with Invited Speaker Sandra Decker of CGS Administrators LLC
  • View of Home Health & Home Care from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment with Matt Shadle & Elaine McManis
  • Technologies You Have Never Heard Of... and Cannot Do Without with Tim Rowan of Home Care Technology Report
  • Medicaid and Face to Face Regulations with Alexandra Koloskus, HCPF
  • Home Care & Home Health: Leverage Your Marketing Advantage with Reporting Data: Justify Quality with Numbers with Merrily Orsini
  • Documentation Targets in an ADR World with J'non Griffin of Home Health Solutions LLC
  • Field Safety: Reducing Risk While Working in the Field with Invited Speaker Victoria Otto, Psy.D
  • Private Pay Roundtable moderated by Todd Chambers and Bob Gossett
  • Great Uncle Al and Cultivating Company Culture, Part 1 & Part 2, with Todd Slechta, PeopleCare Health Services

SEE FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

You're invited to breakfast on Thursday morning, May 18!

Three software vendors are sponsoring this breakfast and each will have 15 minutes to share and demonstrate their software. Don't miss it! 

Special thanks to these sponsors: 
Axxess
Brightree
Kinnser Software
 
Other sponsors and exhibitors who've committed so far:

Code-it-Consulting
Data Soft Logic 
Hospice Cloud 
KanTime 
MatrixCare 
Olson & Olson Ltd 
PointClickCare 
ProCare HospiceCare 
Shield Healthcare 
StateServ Medical
 

Hotel Information

Keystone Resort and Conference Center
Address: 633 Tennis Club Road, Dillon 80435
Phone: (970) 496-4142

Rates start at $120 for a single/double room. To book your hotel rooms online go to 2017 Home Care Associates of Colorado & Hospice Palliative Care

To call in your reservation please call (800) 258-0437 and reference group code CM0HC7.

This rate is guaranteed until Friday, April 28th. 

Click here for the conference website

 

 
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