The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) invites you to join fellow home health providers on Thursday, May 21 for our Home Care Connection: Certified Edition Spring 2020 event. In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, we have consolidated our regional, in-person events into one statewide webinar event.
During the two-hour presentation, Simione Healthcare Consultants' Julia Maroney and Rob Simione will examine recent transformational policy changes and their impact on home health providers, as well as review strategies for 'getting back to normal' once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Topics to be discussed include, among others:
- The federal CARES Act, Medicare provider relief funding, and what you need to know about tracking your expenses;
- Public health emergency considerations now and going forward to better protect the safety of your staff and patients (e.g., access to personal protective equipment, fostering social distancing in the workplace, etc.);
- What the new Medicare provider waivers mean for home health, notably non-physician practitioner certifying eligibility for home health services, and changes to homebound status and the face-to-face encounter requirement;
- The increasing importance of telehealth as a care delivery system; and,
- Assessing the first five months of Medicare's Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
Following this information-packed presentation, HCAF's Bobby Lolley and Kyle Simon will provide a brief update on the 2020 Florida Legislative Session, regulatory developments, and other issues that impact your business.
Meet the Speakers
Julia Maroney, RN, MHSA, HCS-D, COS-C, is a Managing Director at Simione Healthcare Consultants. She possesses more than 30 years of progressive experience as a nursing leader and consultant, including 15 years in home care and hospice nursing management and 10 years in home care and hospice executive management. Maroney leads team consulting efforts in clinical operations to support clients with expertise in organizational structure, clinical and quality management, process engineering, and strategic planning.
Robert V. Simione, CPA, is Director of Financial Consulting at Simione Healthcare Consultants, where he focuses on building solutions to manage, analyze and operationalize data resources related to benchmarking, cost reporting, market intelligence and financial risk assessment. Prior to leading collaborative activities with a variety of information technology companies for Simione, he served more than 10 years in financial consulting, and in corporate and tax accounting.
Bobby Lolley, RN, is HCAF’s Executive Director. He has worked in the home care industry for more than 25 years. His experiences in home care have ranged from being a per diem staff nurse providing care to patients in a small rural community, to a regional director for a large national chain. He often says he has done just about every job there is in home care but still remembers his first home visit: “I was standing there in this little old lady's house and a feeling came over me that I had finally come home — I knew then and there this would be where I would spend the remainder of my professional life.” His faith and passion for home care has never wavered since. Lolley graduated cum laude from the Valdosta State University in 1992 with a B.S. degree in Nursing.
Kyle Simon is HCAF's Director of Government Affairs and Communications. His background includes several years of health policy, advocacy, and political experience. He has worked with federal and state policy makers on Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drugs, and regulatory issues, served members of Congress, managed a statewide political organization representing the President of the United States, and held leadership roles in multiple political campaigns. Additionally, he has been an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College since 2012. Kyle holds a Master of Science degree in Applied American Politics and Policy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida State University.
Attendees receive 2.0 continuing education units for skilled nursing, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.
Let’s Connect…Register Today!
Register online or call (850) 222-8967 to register by phone. HCAF members receive a discounted registration rate! To obtain the member discount, please log in to your profile before registering. Registration fees for this program are as follows:
- HCAF Members: $59
- Prospective Members: $108
Please log in to the program at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. Additional logins will be charged an additional registration fee. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to our payments, cancellation, and substitution policies.
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