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Home Health Leader Lunch & Learn Series
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7/17/2019
When: 5/2, 6/14, 7/17, 8/26
12:00-2:30PM
Where: MHA Conference Center
500 District Ave
Burlington, Massachusetts  01803
United States
Contact: Megan Fournier
617-482-8830


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There’s a reason for the saying: “It’s lonely at the top.”  Being a leader can sometimes become a very isolating experience.  With this new “Lunch and Learn” series, HCA of MA  is encouraging our industry leaders to ease that executive isolation by joining with a peer group whose responsibilities and challenges mirror your own. Each session features an “expert” talk on a topic of relevance to you as an industry leader.  There will also be lunch and plenty of time to talk.  Step away from the office, and the phone for a few hours to connect because sometimes “what you know is who you know.” 

Medicare Advantage’s New Supplemental Benefit: Plan Views And Next Steps

Thursday, April 4, 2019
As part of the Chronic Care Act of 2018, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans were allowed greater flexibility in structuring and targeting supplemental benefits, so that plans could offer benefits to “maintain the health or function of chronically ill enrollees” that are not “primarily health-related.”  A small percentage of plans added some services in 2019 (primarily nicotine replace therapy) 

In the only report of its kind, the Long term Quality Alliance interviewed Medicare plans to identify challenges that they face in including a supplemental benefit in their MA bid and preparing to launch it.  Hear about LTQA’s findings as well as their recommendations for statutory, regulatory or CMS Guidance they are looking toward to move this important change forward

Speaker: G. Lawrence Atkins, Executive Director, Long-Term Quality Alliance in Washington, DC.

Business Leaders Becoming Advocates
Thursday, May 2, 2019
As leaders, part of your job is to influence how elected officials and other policy makers respond to, regulate and fund our industry. Come join the discussion on what home care’s agenda will be with the incoming MA legislature and how you can be part of the process. 

Speakers: Jay Youmans, Smith Crawford & Costello; Jake Krilovich, Home Care Alliance of  MA 

Connecting Care for Patients: Interdisciplinary Care Transitions and Collaboration 
Friday, June 14, 2019
Spotty communication, task‐oriented case management, inadequate teamwork and work silos all conspire to fuel poor outcomes, higher costs and staff and patient dissatisfaction.  The recently published book Connecting Care for Patients: Interdisciplinary Care Transitions and Collaboration is a powerful system of evidence‐based strategies for reducing fragmentation and achieving quadruple‐aim goals.  Come out to hear a high level look at techniques for implementing truly connected care.

Speaker: Barbara Katz, RN, MSN, President, BK Health Care Consulting, LLC

Gas Explosions in Lawrence MA: Emergency Preparedness, Management and Lessons Learned
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
In September, 2018, a series of gas explosions rocked the towns surrounding Home Health Foundation’s corporate office. Thousands of residents, including HHF staff, patients and families were impacted, and HHF was plunged into rapid implementation of their emergency plan. What followed was a testament to the importance of preplanning and how a creative, nimble and dedicated team can make all the difference in the face of an unprecedented emergency.  As the fires receded and life began to return to normal, the emergency team moved into after-action analysis in order to continuously improve the quality and scope of its emergency preparedness.  This presentation will describe in detail the pre-, inter-, and post-emergency activities employed, and lessons learned.

Speakers: Donna Beaudin, OTR/L, MBA, CHC, NHA, Corporate Compliance Officer, Karen Gomes, RN, MS, CPHQ, President and CEO

12:00-2:30PM
MHA Conference Center
500 District Ave., Burlington, MA
HCA of MA Members: $40 per session (or) $100 for the full series!
Non-Members: $125 per session (or) $325 for the full series!

Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Michelle Burton and mburton@thinkhomecare.org. $25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.

Payment Policy*:HCA of MA now requires that payment in advance. If we have not received payment before the event, you will be asked to provide it or proof of incoming payment in order to attend the meeting. Please be sure to send your open invoice to your accounting department so there are no problems.