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Wednesday, October 14
 

1:00pm MDT

Pre-Conference Session: Behavior Changes to Survive PDGM
This 4-hour pre-recorded pre-conference session will be released at 1:00 pm the day before the conference goes live with the rest of the material but you can watch it whenever you want with the flexibility of the virtual format being available after the conference goes live. This course is an additional cost and must be paid for during registration to receive access to it.

DESCRIPTION:
The PDGM Final Rule contains several "behavior adjustments" that CMS expects agencies to make under PDGM. Survival under the new payment structure will require some changes in home health practices, especially in ICD-10 coding and care planning. The Final Rule outlined guidance from "coding experts" that is very different from current home health coding practices, and agencies will need to incorporate this new guidance into their diagnosis coding and sequencing to ensure proper clinical grouping and co-morbidity adjustment. Care planning also takes on special importance to prevent unanticipated LUPAs and maintain high performance on key quality measures.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Northcutt

Teresa Northcutt

Senior Associate Consultant, Selman Holman
Teresa has provided educational programs on OASIS assessment, ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding, agency communications and processes, documentation, quality outcome improvement, and care transitions for regional and state conferences. With 35+ years of experience as Clinical Services and QI/Education... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
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Thursday, October 15
 

8:00am MDT

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address: Creating a Culture of Growth
Learning Objectives:
1.    To diagnose whether you have a strong or weak culture of growth and how to improve it.
2.    To create a leadership model that harnesses a collective focus on excellence and growth.
3.    To assemble and execute action plans to strengthen your culture of growth to serve more people and strengthen financial performance.

Speakers
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Kurt Kazanowski

Managing Partner, Hospice Advisors
Kurt A. Kazanowski, MS, RN, CHEKurt Kazanowski is seasoned health care executive with over 20-years leading and managing hospitals with the Trinity Health System and over 20-years a hospice executive. He stated his hospice career with a prominent not-for-profit hospice, Hospice of... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

Bridging the Interoperability Gap Between Referring Physicians and Post-Acute Care Providers
This gap continues to widen between what hospitals and physicians want from their post-acute care counterparts and what those providers are prepared to deliver when it comes to interoperability. For home health and hospice organizations who mind the gap and embrace true interoperability, they will increase their odds of successfully navigating the new value-based care economy, as well as operate more successfully under initiatives such as PDGM.  
Through an engaging presentation, the results of a research study surveying both post-acute providers and their referral sources, and an expert provider panel, the audience will begin to understand the interoperability gap and steps to take to solve it.

Speakers
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Nick Knowlton

VP, Strategic Initiatives, Brightree
Brightree, a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed, is the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies. Ranked one of the top 100 health care IT companies in the U.S., Brightree serves more than 2,200 organizations... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

PDGM Operational Update: What we've learned so far!
PDGM has begun and HH Providers across the country are striving to transition a PPS delivery model to the reform requirements. HH episodes that span 2019-2020 are mostly completed, and PDGM episodes will define the future in terms of clinical and fiscal outcomes. This presentation addresses what HH Providers are experiencing so far, in terms of both successes and struggles they are facing as they settle into the PDGM era.
Learn operational opportunities that have emerged, areas of difficulty with PDGM, Star Rating and HHCAPS scripting, and cost containment strategies for the Value era. In addition, future reforms will be addressed (PCR, VBP, PAC PPS) for regulatory changes that lie ahead in terms of how we use PDGM today to prepare for the care changes of tomorrow.
Don't miss this progressive presentation that will help you find success on the PDGM care path.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly McCormick

Kimberly McCormick

Executive Clinical Director, Home Health Strategic Management
Kimberly McCormick, HHSM Executive Clinical Director, has 25+ years in HH as Administrator of a Home Health agency, and has established a reputation as a progressives HH consultant.
avatar for Arnie Cisneros

Arnie Cisneros

President - HHSM, Home Health Strategic Management
Arnie Cisneros, President of HHSM, is the most progressive speaker in Home Health. He speaks and writes nationally about the Home health industry, and he is renowned for his adaptation of traditional health care models to address Medicare reforms.


Thursday October 15, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

The Days of Muffin Marketing are Over
Learning Objectives:
  1. To create a professional sales model with a clear understanding of the essential elements for success.
  2. To articulate what the value proposition is for 10-specific referral sources.
  3. To be able to create and deliver your own personal “Why”



Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kazanowski

Kurt Kazanowski

Managing Partner, Hospice Advisors
Kurt A. Kazanowski, MS, RN, CHEKurt Kazanowski is seasoned health care executive with over 20-years leading and managing hospitals with the Trinity Health System and over 20-years a hospice executive. He stated his hospice career with a prominent not-for-profit hospice, Hospice of... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

Medicaid Class B Round Table
Review and discussion of the main regulatory, financial and operational challenges currently faced by Medicaid Class B agencies in an interactive round table format, as well as an overview of initiatives taken by the home care association and its member companies to address these issues. The session will provide an opportunity for participants to voice their concerns and issues that they are confronted with when running a Class B agency.

Speakers
avatar for Alik Kassner

Alik Kassner

Partner, Alpine Homecare, LLC
Alik Kassner, is a Co-Managing Partner in one of Denver's largest non-medical, family-owned home care companies. Alik holds a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Toronto and following a twenty year career in banking with stops in Düsseldorf, St.Petersburg, Toronto... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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10:00am MDT

Break
Thursday October 15, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am MDT
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10:15am MDT

The End of Compassion: Staff Burnout and Turnover in the Home Care Arena
Staff retention in the home care arena has long been a topic of concern. With decreasing rates of reimbursement leading to increasing workloads and documentation requirements, high expectations from organizations/patients/families/staff, personal and professional boundaries that can be challenging to maintain, and other factors inherent to working in the home care industry, the need to develop strategies to promote staff retention is now more critical than ever. This presentation will examine factors that can lead to staff burnout, mitigating factors that can promote staff retention, and potential strategies for organizations to combat the high rates of staff turnover. The implications for increased staff retention on organizational success, staff satisfaction, and improved patient experiences will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Blake

Jennifer Blake

Clinical Systems Specialist, Thornberry LTD
Jennifer Blake BSN, MS, RN has been a nurse in the home care area for 8 years. She is currently working for Thornberry LTD. as a Clinical Systems Specialist for their documentation solution software, NDoc. She is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervisor at Virginia... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
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10:15am MDT

Telehealth and Home Health Beyond Public Health Emergency
Join Irina Gorovaya, owner and president of Amity Healthcare Group, and Erin Vallier, Account Executive at AlayaCare (end-to-end software solution for Private Duty, Private Pay, and Medicaid agencies) for this session as they explore legislation SB20-212 and accompanying rules and regulations, telemedicine and remote patient monitoring application to home health for Colorado Home Health providers, and solutions for home health telemedicine.

Learning Objectives: 
 
  • Review Senate Bill 20-212 concerning reimbursement for healthcare services provided through telehealth
  • Identify rules, regulations and updated requirements for use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring in home health 
  • Review home health telemedicine/remote patient monitoring Medicaid coverage/reimbursement 
  • Learn about AlayaCare, (end-to-end software solution for Private Duty, Private Pay, and Medicaid agencies that offer skilled, non-skilled, pediatrics, and infusion service to their clients)

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Irina Gorovaya

President & Owner, Amity Healthcare Group, LLC
Irina Gorovaya has been a registered nurse for over 10 years and has over 20 years of extensive health care experience, including long-term, subacute care, acute care, and home health care.With an MBA in Health Administration, Gorovaya was also able to experience professional growth... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
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10:15am MDT

Symptom Management Misconceptions: What You Didn’t Know Didn’t Work
From the lenses of an experienced hospice and palliative care pharmacist, real case lessons and pharmacy pearls will be shared to reveal common misconceptions about symptom management and medication therapies in end of life. By clearing some common misconceptions, the aim of this session is to reduce risk of patient harm and medication waste, and to improve therapeutic efficacy. Discussion and audience participation via live polling will be elicited. Leave the talk with actionable knowledge and maybe an element of surprise!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Speer

Kristin Speer

Manager of Clinical Services; Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Pharmacist, ProCare HospiceCare
Dr. Kristin Speer is a hospice and palliative care clinical pharmacist, and Manager of On-Demand Clinical Pharmacy Services at ProCare HospiceCare. In this capacity, she trains, mobilizes and motivates a team of clinical pharmacists to provide excellent pain and symptom management... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
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10:15am MDT

Improving Your Referral Inquiry to Admission Process
Learning Objectives
  1. To articulate why the referral inquiry to admission process is vital to your organization’s success.
  2. To diagnose whether you have all the essential elements in place for a high-performing process.
  3. To be able to create a pending list and work process that will allow to find an admission/start of care tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kazanowski

Kurt Kazanowski

Managing Partner, Hospice Advisors
Kurt A. Kazanowski, MS, RN, CHEKurt Kazanowski is seasoned health care executive with over 20-years leading and managing hospitals with the Trinity Health System and over 20-years a hospice executive. He stated his hospice career with a prominent not-for-profit hospice, Hospice of... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
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11:15am MDT

Break
Thursday October 15, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am MDT
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11:30am MDT

Best Practices in Clinical and Operational Practice for Multiple Post-Acute Care Settings
This session will discuss infection control measures and techniques to improve employees and patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Benjamin Doga

Dr. Benjamin Doga

Chief Medical Officer, LHC Group Inc.
Dr. Benjamin Doga is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994 from Northeastern Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, and his Medical Degree in 1999 from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
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11:30am MDT

Best Practices in Clinical and Operational Practice for Multiple Post-Acute Care Settings
This session will discuss infection control measures and techniques to improve employees and patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Benjamin Doga

Dr. Benjamin Doga

Chief Medical Officer, LHC Group Inc.
Dr. Benjamin Doga is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994 from Northeastern Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, and his Medical Degree in 1999 from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
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11:30am MDT

Palliative Care in Colorado: Trends, Gaps, and Opportunities to Improve Care
This workshop will review the 2019 Colorado statewide palliative care study. Every hospice, hospital, and other identified provider of palliative care was contacted to complete a survey. This was the 3rd Colorado statewide palliative care study conducted since 2007. Current study methods, results, and recommendations will be discussed, and compared to previous studies.

Speakers
avatar for Cordt Kassner

Cordt Kassner

CEO, Hospice Analytics
Dr. Kassner is a hospice and end-of-life healthcare industry analyst. He incorporated Hospice Analytics in 2008 to improve access to and utilization of high-quality hospice and end-of-life care. His prior work experience includes serving as CEO of the Colorado Center for Hospice... Read More →
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Jenn Klus

MPH, Oncology Systems Consultant, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Jenn has been involved in cancer care from the delivery of chemotherapy and radiation therapy to providing hospice and palliative care throughout her career as both a healthcare practitioner and a public health professional. Cancer has touched her both personally and professionally... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
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11:30am MDT

New Developments in Colorado Employment Law
We will discuss Colorado legal updates including paid sick time, equal pay and pay transparency, meal and rest breaks, whistleblowers and local minimum wage.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Grandjean

Barbara Grandjean

Partner, Husch Blackwell
Barb has been representing employers in Colorado for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on healthcare employers. Barb spends much of her time providing proactive advice and consulting to employers with the goal of preventing employee claims where possible. Sometimes it is... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
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12:30pm MDT

Break
Thursday October 15, 2020 12:30pm - 12:45pm MDT
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12:45pm MDT

Pediatric home care & hospice – how can we better partner with our families and patients in home health care?
Follow a mom’s journey navigating pediatric home care and hospice for her son who lived with mitochondrial disease for ten years. She will share what can make us all better caregivers and advocates in home health including hospice care from a family and parent perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Hopfgarten

Maria Hopfgarten

President, Miracles for Mito
Maria Hopfgarten is the President of Miracles for Mito serving families living with mitochondrial disease in the Rocky Mountain Region. Maria founded Miracles for Mito together with another special needs mom ten years ago as she realized there was little to no support for her son... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
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12:45pm MDT

Beyond Compassion Fatigue for Healthcare Professionals
Compassion Fatigue is a condition well known in the healthcare field and despite growing awareness we are more at risk than ever before.  As organizations we strive for quality and excellence and without compassionate providers this can't be achieved.  In order to provide the quality care we all desire we must develop strategies in the face of an ever changing and strained healthcare world.  This presentation will go beyond the usual information and statistics on compassion fatigue and venture into this unique type of burnout common in the healthcare field.  Developing mindfulness and resiliency are proven to help regulate attitudes and responses to stress in personal and professional environments.   We will explore sustainable ways in which we can all transform our own lives in order to make a difference in the lives of those we care for.

Speakers
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Mia Towbin

Pathways
Mia Towbin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been on the Pathways Staff since 2015. She works with both individuals and families. She focuses on the systemic nature of relationships and often uses mindfulness techniques with her clients to help manage stress during... Read More →
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Tammy Brannen-Smith

Director of Pathways for Grief and Loss, Pathways
As the director of Pathways for Grief and Loss, a hospice and community based counseling center that served over 2,500 clients in Northern Colorado in 2018, I have a strong background in counseling, healthcare, hospice and grief. For over 20 years in the healthcare field I have worked... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
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12:45pm MDT

Colorado Crisis Standards of Care for Palliative Care and Hospice
This workshop will review the new 2020 Colorado Crisis Standards of Care for Palliative Care and Hospice, authored by Dr. Abbott. We will also review work of the Colorado Hospice Leadership Group, which discusses concerns related to the Crisis Standards of Care and hospice pandemic planning, facilitated by Dr. Kassner, Cathy Wagner, and Michelle Quinn.

Speakers
avatar for Cordt Kassner

Cordt Kassner

CEO, Hospice Analytics
Dr. Kassner is a hospice and end-of-life healthcare industry analyst. He incorporated Hospice Analytics in 2008 to improve access to and utilization of high-quality hospice and end-of-life care. His prior work experience includes serving as CEO of the Colorado Center for Hospice... Read More →
avatar for Jean Abbott

Jean Abbott

MD MH, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, CU Anschutz
Dr. Abbott is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado since the inception of Emergency Medicine at CU in 1985. She is currently retired from EM practice but still teaches ethics and professionalism to medical students... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
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12:45pm MDT

Wage and Hour Pitfalls
Industry experts Angelo Spinola and William Val will highlight the most common pitfalls in the wage and hour world. They will take a deep dive into on-call practices and ways to simplify the stress and ensure you are paying employees properly, while maximizing employee output. Spinola and Val will also discuss proper structuring of live-in pay practices, and latest developments concerning litigation trends within home care.


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Angelo Spinola

Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC
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William Vail

Special Counsel, Littler Mendelson PC


Thursday October 15, 2020 12:45pm - 1:45pm MDT
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1:45pm MDT

Break
Thursday October 15, 2020 1:45pm - 2:00pm MDT
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2:00pm MDT

Working Together to Help Seniors Retire Better
The presentation’s focus is looking at alternative funding sources to improve the over all quality of life for Senior homeowners.  In the process Home Health providers may also be able to provide a more consistent flow to their business and employee retention.

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Kelly Rogers

Senior Business Partner Specialist, American Advisors Group
Kelly Rogers is a Certified Gerontologist with more than 28 years of experience working with seniors and their families. She has a strong passion to educate and advocate for seniors, and her background in both senior care and financing makes her a perfect fit as the Senior Business... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
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Friday, October 16
 

8:00am MDT

Opening Remarks and Annual Meeting
Friday October 16, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) in Colorado Medicaid
Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is mandated in Colorado for all appropriate services. After an overview of what EVV is and how Home Care and Hospice agencies may assure that they are compliant there will be time for direct questions that may be of interest for the collected participants. (Please send any questions involving specific members or an agency's enrollment directly to evv@state.co.us for assistance in a non-public forum.)

Speakers
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John Lentz

Policy Advisor, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Finance
John Lentz is a Policy Advisor with HCPF specializing in Electronic Visit Verification


Friday October 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

Hospital-2-Home: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Collaboration
Dr. Yeager will lead a panel discussion among two of The IC's agency directors and a board member to describe "Hospital-2-Home," a successful collaboration between The IC and UC Health Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs to facilitate successful transitions to home for patients with a complex or difficult discharge. Through H2H, The IC provides service assessment, coordination, and a network of local community-based organizations to provide support services that address social determinants of health for patients discharging from the hospital so they could successfully thrive at home. The H2H program worked with complex and potentially extended length-of-stay hospital patients and met their needs at home. Many patients who participated in the H2H program had Medicaid, Medicare, or no insurance at all. This interactive presentation will allow ample time for Q&A and will include detail of the financial gains and patient outcome and satisfaction improvements realized by both partners.

Speakers
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Indy Frazee

Home Health Administrator, The Independence Center
Indy Frazee started with The Independence Center in 2014 as their Controller. In 2018, she transitioned to the position of Director of Home Health where she oversees home health services, the CNA Training Program, the Hospital to Home Program, and the Veteran In Charge Program. Before... Read More →
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Tim Rowan

Consultant, The Independence Center of Colorado Springs
Tim Rowan has been a student of home care technology since 1993. For five years he was the IT Director at Physicians Home Health Care in Colorado Springs. In 1999, he took over the reins as editor of Home Care Technology Report, which has become the industry's most widely read journal... Read More →
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Patricia Yaeger

CEO, The Independence Center of Colorado Springs
For 40 years, Patricia Yeager has worked in the disability services and advocacy fields in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, California and Colorado. Patricia completed her PhD in Human Rehabilitation at the University of Northern Colorado in 2011 and has worked as a consultant on a variety... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

Literature Review: Palliative Care and Cannabinoid Therapy
Realm of Caring Foundation in Colorado Springs is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity that will introduce cannabinoid therapy options for patients and the practical applications for hospice and palliative care professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life of their patients using internal data from our Observational Research Registry (ORR) and peer-reviewed published journal articles. We will discuss how research suggests that cannabis is an effective approach to multi-symptom relief, how patients can access quality products and receive support, and how health care professionals stay up-to-date on information including administration, storage, mechanisms of action, potential interactions with other medications, advice on increasing efficacy, and many other pragmatic applications. Collectively we support a broad group of learners and empower individuals to educate themselves on the potential of using cannabis, especially for families, consumers, communities, industry employees, healthcare professionals/medical practitioners.

Speakers
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Courtney Collins

Education Director, Realm of Caring
Courtney Collins is the Education Director at the Realm of Caring, since June 2018. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education, with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. She is interested in contributing to cannabis education... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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9:00am MDT

How Technology Can Help Eliminate Home Care Employee Churn
Across the United States, by 2060, it’s expected that one in four Americans will be in the retirement zone.  It’s hard to imagine a market more invested in this population than home care, where demand is surging and agencies strategize on staying competitive and capitalizing on this moment in time. One clear factor is having the right teams in place to keep the business moving into the future. The right technology can help prevent churn before an employee even entertains their departure -- and can predict hiring needs before employees join an organization too. While this type of insight is only beginning to emerge, the picture is becoming clearer. What if you knew, based on data, that in the next two months you will need one mental health worker in Long Island whose shifts will fall on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays? Or that three new PSWs will be needed to support the Seattle area? Predictive technology is the way of the future and it will enable home care agencies to hire proactively.

Speakers
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Erin Vallier

Alayacare
Erin Vallier earned an Individually Structured Liberal Arts degree in Physical Science, Psychology, and Music Performance from the University of Colorado, Denver. She earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Management, with a Project Management Specialty, from Colorado State... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
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10:00am MDT

Morning Break
Friday October 16, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
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10:30am MDT

Infection Controls, Surveys, Licensure and Other News from CDPHE
Overview of CDPHE Updates for 2019-2020

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Steve Cox

Home Care Services Section Manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 Dr. Steve Cox,DNP, RN, has been a nurse for 20+ years. He has worked in many different areas in healthcare like pre-hospital, emergency medicine, acute care, Home Health, Hospice, emergency preparedness, response and management. Dr. Cox has been with CDPHE for the last 2 years as... Read More →
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Cheryl McMahon

Home and Communities Facility Branch Chief, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 Cheryl McMahon, RN, is the Home and Community Services Branch Chief in the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This branch regulates assisted living residences, home care agencies, hospices and adult... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
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10:30am MDT

Wound Coding and the Wound Grouper
Some wounds are easy: you code the wound and the patient is in the wound grouper. It’s not so easy when conventions and other rules get in the way OR CMS did not place the ICD-10 code in the wound grouper. How does the agency get compensated for the wound in this case? CMS has provided guidance and Lisa Selman-Holman has developed a “Wound Grouper” tool - discuss examples of different types of wounds, and follow the tool through to achieve compliance AND get the right $$$ for that wound.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Northcutt

Teresa Northcutt

Senior Associate Consultant, Selman Holman
Teresa has provided educational programs on OASIS assessment, ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding, agency communications and processes, documentation, quality outcome improvement, and care transitions for regional and state conferences. With 35+ years of experience as Clinical Services and QI/Education... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
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10:30am MDT

Nurturing Our Humanity and Tending our Spark in the Face of Change
As we face change, there is an inherent tendency to insulate ourselves. Instead, should we lean in to the vulnerability that allows us to hear, help, and heal our patients, even those we can’t cure, and embrace their families in the journey?  

Friday October 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
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10:30am MDT

Right Place & Right Time Caregiver Education
Older adults, home care workers, and Home Care businesses are quickly moving to the center of the healthcare conversation. We know older adults want to age at home and have unique care needs due to comorbidities. We know home care workers are in short supply and are desperately needed on the front lines of the Care Team. We know caregiver retention is at an all time low impeding businesses as they struggle to recruit, onboard, and retain new home care workers. Redefining what home care aides are to us as a society by adequately training them through competency-based education and stackable credentials will ameliorate working conditions for caregivers, enhance clinical outcomes for older adults, and improve business outcomes. We must strive to support this workforce with the expectation of quality improvement in care, independent living, and comfort despite health complications.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Adeosun

Helen Adeosun

Co-Founder & CEO, CareAcademy
CareAcademy is founded by Helen Adeosun, EdM and CEO of CareAcademy. Helen Adeosun’s background is in education and workforce development, she has a masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Education Policy, and has been a Home Health Aide. As a direct result of... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
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11:30am MDT

Break
Friday October 16, 2020 11:30am - 11:45am MDT
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11:45am MDT

Washington Update: The View of Home Health, Home Care & Hospice from the Nation's Capital
This session will provide an overview of legislative and regulatory activity relevant to home care and hospice providers, as well as an overview of the state of the industry. In addition, with the election fast approaching we will forecast what different scenarios of Congressional majorities and who the President is could mean for the industry.

Speakers
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Calvin McDaniel

Director of Government Affairs, National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Calvin McDaniel has spent the past four years in government affairs for the National Association for Home Care and hospice. For NAHC he manages legislative strategies, educates Members of Congress on home care and hospice priorities, and communicates impactful legislation to NAHC... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm MDT
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