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PCR: A Step Toward Greater Success: Tampa
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PCR: A Step Toward Greater Success: Tampa

When: Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30am-11:30am, Registration at 8:00am
Where: Hillsborough Community College, Auditorium (room 124)
39 Columbia Dr
Tampa, Florida  33606
Presenter: Stefanie Woodrow and Marvin Javellana
Contact: Julia Heath
(850) 222-8967

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Many of us in the home care industry continue to diligently work for a delay or repeal of the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCR). However, as we continue to work toward that goal, providers must also fine-tune internal processes to be spared much of the pain and suffering that has occurred in Illinois.

Before PCR kicks off in Florida on April 1, the Home Care Association of Florida invites Medicare home health care professionals to attend a local,
half-day, in-person workshop to get ready for what’s on the horizon. 

We cannot stress enough that this program is not an overview and is not for beginners who have not already started to prepare for PCR. This event has been designed to act as a tool for the analysis and tweaking of the processes you have already established.

PCR was created to reduce fraudulent health care expenditures by requiring third-party contractors to ensure claims are valid before submission of final claims. Lack of education for providers and physicians, confusing submission procedures, and administrative burdens have hurt providers and patients alike, yet no evidence supports that the PCR is achieving its goals.

Industry advocates will continue to work feverishly to delay/repeal PCR, but providers cannot be complacent and assume the program will not take effect in Florida on April 1! Join us in March so that you can know without a doubt that you are ready, or learn what needs to be done so that you will achieve affirmation rates greater than 90 percent right from the start!


***PARKING*** This site while popular with many attendees some members did have difficulty finding the location, so please factor in some extra travel time. Free self-park is available in the gravel parking lot to the left of the building (corner of Arbor Place and Columbia Drive). Additional parking is available in the lot located to the right of the HCC tower (next door to the meeting location), as well as street parking.


Program Objectives

  • This workshop is not for beginners and will be different from previous training sessions. Content will give agencies practical information related to internal processes that have been successful in Illinois.
  • This workshop will help shorten the inevitable PCR learning curve and help providers run more smoothly and become more profitable.
  • Together, an Illinois provider and a consultant who have worked with a variety of additional Illinois providers will both present and speak to their own real-world experiences, sharing how their best practices helped them survive the PCR rollout and now helps them run their agencies far more efficiently.

Meet the Speakers

STEFANIE WOODROW, RN • QIRT (Quality In Real Time)

Stefanie Woodrow, RN, is currently the Director of Education for QIRT (Quality In Real Time). Woodrow has more than two decades of experience in the health care industry. She began specializing in home health care in 1994.

Since 2005, Woodrow’s concentration has been in the hospice and home health care space, including both certified and non-certified providers. She worked as a case manager, clinical director, quality assurance director, operations director, and chief operations officer, all before opening a home health and hospice consulting company in 2012. Woodrow Healthcare Consulting, LLC, became part of the QIRT family in August 2016. At the time of the acquisition, Woodrow assumed the role of Director of Education.

Marvin Javellana • Better Care Home Health

Marvin Javellana is a home health care provider who understands the issues confronting providers and the technology companies that support them. Leveraging his expertise and background in information technology, Javellana began his home health career in the early 2000s as a consultant to agencies. In 2009, he co-owned a mid-size agency in Illinois before joining Better Care Home Health, a startup Joint Commission-accredited agency, in 2011.


Now, as co-owner and CEO of the agency, Javellana has significantly grown its referral rate using a back-to-business and strategic marketing approach, and has guided his agency towards a 99-percent Pre-Claim Review affirmation rate in a matter of a few months. He is active in the Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council, where he chairs the Member Services Committee and contributes to post-acute network collaboration efforts.


Early Bird Registration Rates

Rates increase $25 seven days prior to each workshop.

Certified & Associate Members $99.00
Private Duty Members & Others $198.00


Participants receive three contact hours for skilled nursing and occupational and speech therapy.




Associate Members