2019 Home Care Optimization Symposium

Atlanta, GA
March 26th - 27th

Thank you for attending the 2019 Home Care Optimization Symposium. Check out presentations from the event.

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Home Care Optimization Symposium in March. Click on the AgendaClinical TrackFinancial Track, and Advanced Track for event presentations.

Join your peers in Atlanta for the 2019 Home Care Optimization Symposium. This year, we’re planning two full days of education at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center on March 26-27, followed by a day of post-conference á la carte sessions at MEDITECH’s Atlanta facility on March 28. 

The post-conference sessions are a first come, first served event. If you are interested in attending, please check the appropriate box on the event registration form and a MEDITECH representative will reach out to work with you on an individualized schedule.

Don’t miss out on discovering how MEDITECH’s home care solution supports patients at every stage of life, in the comfort of their home.

Can’t wait until March to hear about MEDITECH Home Care? Check out our blogs.

  • Agenda

    Presentations are posted.

    Tuesday, March 26

    8:30 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration 

    9 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks (Century East)
    Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Jeff Pereboom, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    9:30 a.m.

    Direction of Home Care Development (Century East)
    Michael Triggs, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Chris Pearson, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Discover how MEDITECH’s Home Care solution is evolving to meet current and future industry challenges.​

    10:20 a.m.

    Break 

    10:30 a.m.

    The Regulatory Radar (Century East)
    Josh Lamkin, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for an open discussion on major industry topics, such as the Patient Driven Groupings Model and the Review Choice Demonstration.​

    11:20 a.m.

    Break 

    11:30 a.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    12:30 p.m.

    Lunch (Century East)​

    1:30 p.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    2:30 p.m.

    Break

    2:40 p.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    3:40 p.m.

    Break

    3:50 p.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    Wednesday, March 27

    8:30 a.m.

    Breakfast  

    9 a.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    10 a.m.

    Break

    10:10 a.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    11:10 a.m.

    Break

    11:20 a.m.

    Clinical User Experience Development Discussion (Century East)
    Philip Chow, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Brock Haiderer, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Learn about the recent clinical user experience enhancements and preview the future of clinical documentation in Home Care.

    12:30 p.m.

    Lunch (Century East)​

    1:30 p.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    2:30 p.m.

    Break

    2:40 p.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

    3:40 p.m.

    Break

    3:50 p.m.

    Track-Specific Education Sessions
    See the Clinical, Financial, and Advanced tabs below for more information.

     

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  • Clinical Track

    Presentations are posted.

    Tuesday, March 26

    11:30 a.m.

    Clinical Development Discussion (Decatur II)
    Alice Black, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Hear from our clinical product owner and learn what’s in their development pipeline and provide feedback on current and future functionality.

    1:30 p.m.

    Fall Risk Performance Improvement Tools (Decatur II)
    Jeffrey Lewellen, Senior Training Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Learn about our fall risk improvement tools and discover how they can help to reduce patient falls.

    2:40 p.m.

    PMP & Quality Reports Development Discussion (Decatur II)
    Stephen King, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Chris Pearson, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Mark Bassett, MAS, BSN, RN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH

    The Performance Management Program (PMP) offers valuable tools for success in the home care industry. Our PMP team will share what’s in store for 2019 and welcomes your feedback on current and future functionality.

    3:50 p.m.

    Clinician Documentation and Troubleshooting (Decatur II)
    Etienne Bertie, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Learn new clinical documentation improvements and how to resolve clinician issues within the Home Care solution.

    Wednesday, March 27

    9 a.m.

    PMP Visit Report Redesign (Decatur II)
    Chris Pearson, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Learn how the Performance Management Program (PMP) redesign of visit-based reports provides more consistency and readability for better assessment of your agency's performance.

    10:10 a.m.

    Clinical Remote Optimization Overview (Decatur II)
    Melissa Keeley, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Go behind-the-scenes of the remote optimization process and learn how a remote optimization can benefit your agency.

    1:30 p.m.

    Admissions Process Best Practice (Decatur II)
    Alicia Dull, Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    In preparation for the Patient Driven Groupings Model, learn about the importance of efficiency in the admissions process from intake through generating the plan of care. 

    2:40 p.m.

    What You Can Do to Prepare for PDGM (Century East)
    Jeff Pereboom, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Josh Lamkin, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Learn which agency processes and behaviors are important for success in the new Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).   

    3:50 p.m.

    PMP: Early Sepsis Recognition in Homecare (Decatur II)
    Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Health Administrator, At-Home Health Care​
    Mark Bassett, MAS, BSN, RN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH

    During this session, Cheryl Adams from Sparta will join Mark Bassett from MEDITECH to review how Home Care tools aid the early recognition and disposition of sepsis patients.

     

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  • Financial Track

    Presentations are posted.

    Tuesday, March 26

    11:30 a.m.

    Remittance Process Best Practice (Decatur I)
    Lucy Tenai, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Attend this session for an understanding of the 835/EOB document and remittance process within the Home Care solution

    1:30 p.m.

    Administrative Development Discussion (Decatur I)
    Kimberly Makepeace, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Hear from our administrative product owner and learn what’s in their development pipeline and provide feedback on current and future functionality.     

    2:40 p.m.

    How Clinical Tasks Affect Financial Performance (Decatur I)
    Joyce Fadler, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Attend this session for an overview of the priority clinical tasks in Home Care and their impact on claims.

    3:50 p.m.

    Financial Development Discussion (Decatur I)
    Kimberly Makepeace, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Hear from our financial product owner and learn what’s in their development pipeline and provide feedback on current and future functionality.   

    Wednesday, March 27

    9 a.m.

    Team Scheduling Best Practices (Decatur I)
    Carole Harris, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for an overview of the Manage Team Schedule task, in which we'll highlight recent enhancements and demonstrate using filters to view desired scheduling events and staffing availability.

    10:10 a.m.

    Charge Bundling Workflows (Decatur I)
    Brad Cembor, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Learn more about the processes and system workflows needed for recurring charges, vaccines, and roster billing functionality.

    1:30 p.m.

    Using IDT/Case Conference and Sign CTI (Decatur I)
    LeNay Rentas, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for a walkthrough of IDT/Case Conference, including recent enhancement highlights, and learn how to use the Sign CTI functionality.

    2:40 p.m.

    Authorizations: Updates and Best Practice (Decatur I)
    Katherine Ford, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for an overview of the latest authorizations enhancements and best practices for financial workflows.

    3:50 p.m.

    Bridging the Gap: Clinical and Financial (Decatur I)
    Brock Haiderer, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Discuss ways to streamline the workflow between clinical and financial processes and related functionality.   

     

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  • Advanced Track

    Presentations are posted.

    Tuesday, March 26

    11:30 a.m.

    Interoperability Development Discussion (Dunwoody II)
    Kathleen Garcia, MT(ASCP), Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Hear from our interoperability product owner and learn what’s in their development pipeline and provide feedback on current and future functionality.   

    1:30 p.m.

    The Power of Data Repository (Dunwoody II)
    Michael McGill, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Are you getting the most out of the Home Care data repository functionality? Learn more about the power of data repository and what it can do for you.

    2:40 p.m.

    Systems Development Discussion (Dunwoody II)
    Tony Miller, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Hear from our systems product owner and learn what’s in their development pipeline and provide feedback on current and future functionality.     

    3:50 p.m.

    Maximizing Use of Interfaces to Increase Efficiency (Dunwoody II)
    Necole John-Baptiste, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for a discussion focused on opportunities to improve efficiency and workflows using our current and future interfaces.

    Wednesday, March 27

    9 a.m.

    Exploring Home Care Mobile (Dunwoody II)
    Brandi Ruiz, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    See a demonstration of Home Care Mobile, including recent enhancements. Learn what it takes to implement this feature and hear some recent client success stories. 

    10:10 a.m.

    Review Choice Demonstration Best Practices (Century East)
    Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Health Administrator, At-Home Health Care​
    Join Cheryl Adams from Sparta Community Hospital as she helps prepare your agency for the CMS Review Choice demonstration. Learn proven strategies for success from an agency in the only state with first-hand pre-claim review experience.

    1:30 p.m.

    Care Transitions Strategy (Century East)
    Rena Hebda, RN, MSN, Senior System Analyst, Avera Health 
    Rena Hebda shares how Avera uses MEDITECH’s Home Care solution and Data Repository to care for patients recently discharged from the hospital.

    3:50 p.m.

    Supply and Mileage Reimbursement Interfaces Overview (Dunwoody II)
    Kathleen Garcia, MT(ASCP), Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Attend this session for an overview of the functionality and setup for supply and mileage reimbursement, two new third-party interfaces available in Home Care.

     

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