2022 Home Care Symposium

Virtual
March 21st - 25th

Relive MEDITECH's 2022 Home Care Symposium in our event recap.

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Over 270 home care professionals gathered virtually at our 2022 Home Care Symposium to discuss how EHR technologies can help address increasing demands for in-home healthcare services. 

 Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Home Care Symposium a success! Presentations and video recordings are now posted to our Home Care Product Resources Webinar ArchiveNote: These presentations and recordings are password-protected. A login is required for viewing.

 In addition to our keynote speaker, Vicki Hoak, CEO for the Home Care Association of America, we're excited to have a number of customers speaking at this year's event. Find out more in each day's tab below.

  • Denise Swegles and Rebecca Floyd from Schneck Medical Center will share how they have improved clinical documentation using customized protocols and assessments.
  • Cheryl Adams from At-Home Health Care of Sparta Community Hospital and Rena Hebda from Avera Health will discuss non-traditional uses of home care.

We're continuing to reflect on the real transformation for home care delivery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on how we can help you to prepare for the growing demands for home-based services

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    Keynote

    Monday, March 21 | 11:15 a.m.

    Vicki Hoak
    CEO
    Home Care Association of America

    Vicki Hoak currently serves as CEO of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA). Vicki is a dedicated and long-time advocate for the home-based care industry. She expanded her influence from the state level, serving as CEO of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association for 20 years, to the national level when she joined HCAOA as Executive Director in November 2019. Vicki sets the Association’s strategic direction and leads the charge for the industry on a number of key professional and policy issues. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Shippensburg University. 

     

      Close Keynote
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    Monday

    Monday, March 21 | General Track

    11 a.m.

    Conference Kickoff
    Leah Farina, Vice President, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Keynote: State of Home Care: Industry at a Crossroads
    Vicki Hoak, CEO, Home Care Association of America

    12:15 p.m.

    Break

    12:45 p.m.

    All About the Notice of Admission
    Hinda Polyakov, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Hear essential information about Notice of Admission (NOA) setup, required components and processes, and workflows for primary payers and MSP.

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Improving Clinical Documentation Using Customized Protocols and Assessments
    Denise Swegles, MBA, BSN, FACHE, Administrator, Home Health & Hospice, Schneck Medical Center
    Rebecca Floyd, BSN, RN, Clinical Regulatory Specialist, Home Services, Schneck Medical Center Magnet Program Coordinator, Retired

    Join Denise Swegles and Rebecca Floyd from Schneck Medical Center as they share the organization’s strategies to produce more accurate, easier-to-read documentation using rebuilt and maximized protocols and assessments. During this session, you’ll learn how Joint Commission regulatory standards and guidelines from the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) were used to direct change. Attendees will also explore how Schneck’s newly implemented process promotes evidence-based nursing care that not only improves patient safety and high-quality care, but also ensures regulatory requirements are being met. 

    3 p.m.

    Break

    3:15 p.m.

    Optimizing Home Care Mobile
    Brandi Wilmerding, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Attend this session for a review of some recent enhancements, including geolocation capability and hospice spiritual documentation. We'll also take a look at future enhancements to Activity Log notifications and electronic handwritten signature.

     

      Close Monday
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    Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 22 | Financial Track

    11 a.m.

    Daily Kickoff
    Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Administrative/Financial Development Discussion
    Kimberly Makepeace, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    During this session, we’ll review a number of recent enhancements, such as Notice of Admission and hospice document improvements, as well as upcoming enhancements related to the Private Duty Service Line.

    12:15 p.m.

    Break

    12:45 p.m.

    Payer Setup 101
    Ella Hawkins, Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Learn the basics of setting up a payer within Home Care, including all of the required fields and dictionary entries that need to be reviewed and considered for successful submission.

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Claims Mapping
    Hinda Polyakov, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    How does data find its way to claim forms in Home Care? Attend this session for tips and helpful information to successfully navigate the flow of data to your claim form. 

    3 p.m.

    Break

    3:15 p.m.

    The Price is Right
    Lucy Tenai, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    LeNay Banks, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Join us for an in-depth look at how pricing functionality, such as List Price, Rate Schedule, and Contract Pricing, impacts revenue, as well as how these items post to the account and show up on the claim.

     

      Close Tuesday
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    Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 23 | Development Track

    11 a.m.

    Daily Kickoff
    Greg Leach, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Home Care Development Overview
    Michael Triggs, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Attend this session for a look back at our Home Care solution in 2021 and a glimpse of what's to come in 2022.

    12:15 p.m.

    Break

    12:45 p.m.

    Non-Traditional Uses of Home Care
    Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Health Administrator, At-Home Health Care of Sparta Community Hospital
    Rena Hebda, RN, MSN, Senior System Analyst, Avera Health

    Join us for a discussion of non-traditional uses of Home Care: administering monoclonal antibodies in the surge of COVID-19 and a Care Transitions program to prevent hospital readmissions.

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Meeting the Next Challenge with PMP Handout
    Stephen King, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, we’ll review PMP offerings, including recent updates to Home Care reports and PMP Studies. We’ll finish the session with an open discussion on what agencies view as challenges for the coming year.

    3 p.m.

    Break

    3:15 p.m.

    Making Report Scheduler Work for You
    Stephen King, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    We’ll take a deep dive into the Report Scheduler based on clinical and/or financial responsibilities and workflows.

     

      Close Wednesday
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    Thursday

    Thursday, March 24 | Clinical/Administrative Track

    11 a.m.

    Daily Kickoff
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Clinical/Clinical UX Development Discussion
    Alice Black, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Philip Chow, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH

    Get a first look at OASIS-E in both the 2.7 and 2.8 UX, and learn about new enhancements to the 2.8 UX to make it even more user-friendly.

    12:15 p.m.

    Break

    12:45 p.m.

    Documenting Bereavement in Home Care
    Scott Rogers, Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Alicia Jackson, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Explore how to optimize the entire hospice bereavement process in Home Care, from Create Mailing List to Discharge, including dictionary setup, task flow, and reports. 

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Building and Implementing Interventions
    Rachael Nead, Senior Training Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Learn how to build and customize interventions for individual patients, as well as within protocols.

    3 p.m.

    Break

    3:15 p.m.

    Stasis: The Tool for Sticky Situations (and Training Too!)
    Scott Rogers, Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, you’ll see how to use the Stasis tool for both training and testing issue resolution, without affecting LIVE charts. 

     

      Close Thursday
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    Friday

    Friday, March 25 | Integration/Reports Track

    11 a.m.

    Daily Kickoff
    Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Integration Interview
    Necole John-Baptiste, Senior Technical Support Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for an open interview and discussion with a highly-integrated agency that has used Home Care Integration to optimize many daily processes. 

    12:15 p.m.

    Break

    12:45 p.m.

    What Can the Agency Summary Do for You?
    Jason Towns, Project Coordinator, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Kevin McElhaney, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Attend this session to learn how the Agency Summary Report can benefit your agency. We’ll dive into which Standard and PMP Reports this information is extracted from, how using this report can impact your clinical documentation, and finally, the timeliness of your documents and claims.

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Using Data to Review and Improve Clinician Visit Performance
    Brock Haiderer, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, we’ll provide a high-level overview of PMP clinical documentation and the Care Delivery Report to determine where to focus for improvement. We will cover visit notes, POC, and dictionaries involved in improving the clinical documentation process.

     

      Close Friday