2020 Annual Conference

2020 Annual Conference
Please join us for the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council 2020 Annual Conference and Exposition, 2020 Vision: Focus on the Future

The IHHC Education Committee has put together an exciting program that will leave you renewed, refreshed and reinvigorated to tackle any new challenges that come your way with perfect 2020 vision!

The 2-day conference is jam-packed with exciting Keynote speakers and education sessions that will inform and inspire.

This year: Pre-Conference Session - Therapy in PDGM

Dates: March 3-4, 2020 (Pre-Conference March 2)
Location: Westin Chicago Lombard

Hotel Information:
Westin Chicago Lombard
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
Room rate: $130, Room block cut-off date: February 9, 2020
Click here for reservations or call 630-719-8000 for Reservations

Conference Registration Information

Early bird cut-off: January 24, 2020
Full Conference Registration
Member: early bird - $550, regular - $650
Non-Member: early bird: $750, regular - $850
Pre-Conference Registration ONLY
Member: early bird - $95, regular - $115
Non-Member: early bird: $145, regular - $165
Full Conference Registration PLUS Pre-Conference
Member: early bird - $635, regular - $735
Non-Member: early bird: $835, regular - $935
Tuesday or Wednesday ONLY
Member: early bird - $300, regular - $350
Non-Member: early bird: $400, regular - $450
Tuesday or Wednesday PLUS Pre-Conference
Member: early bird - $375, regular - $445
Non-Member: early bird: $525, regular - $595
Group Rate for Full Conference only*
*$500 - Early Bird, $600 - Regular - Only for IHHC members sending 3 or more attendees - Call IHHC office to register - 217-753-4422

On-site Registration Policy
Registration on-site at the conference is discouraged.  If you must register on-site, please note that there will be an additional $75 charge per registration.

Registration Cancellations
Cancellations must be made in writing by February 3, 2020 for a full refund, minus a $50 processing fee. After February 3, 2020, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received or faxed by 5:00 pm on February 26, 2020. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after February 27, 2020 or for no-shows.  Substitutions are permitted, provided IHHC is notified in writing by February 26, 2020. Splitting registrations [multiple individuals attending on separate days] badge substitution/switching is not permitted. Those found in violation will be invoiced for the full conference rate.

Recording Waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)
Portions of this IHHC meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the IHHC may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the IHHC may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credits are available through IDFPR ( Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation) for the following professions: Registered Nurses, Licensed Social Workers/Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech- Language Pathologists/Audiologists, Nursing Home Administrators and Psychologists. Universal credits are available through Oakton Community College/Alliance for Lifelong Learning/Continuing Education for Health Professionals.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus

The Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus includes exhibitor, sponsorship and advertising opportunities allowing your company the chance to reach attendees and decision makers who attend the IHHC Annual Conference.Click here to be directed to the Exhibitor/Sponsor page!
When
3/2/2020 - 3/4/2020
Where
Westin Chicago Lombard 70 Yorktown Center Lombard 60148

Program

   

Monday, 02 March 2020

 
The PDGM Home Health reform creates many changes in care production and delivery when compared to the PPS Model. One of the most significant changes relates to the removal of therapy visit volumes form the payment mechanism.
Category
Pre-Conference
Track
Home Health
Therapy
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

Tuesday, 03 March 2020

 
Enjoy a continental breakfast while you hear about IHHC's accomplishments of the past year and what lies ahead.
Category
General Session
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM

Liz Vogt and Jess Stover are here to bring clarity to what may appear fuzzy. Join them for Hot Topics, IHHC’s annual, can’t-miss session outlining all things regulatory and reimbursement for the coming year.
Category
General
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

A representative from the Illinois Department of Public Health will discuss new initiatives of IDPH and common survey findings.
Category
General
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM

Representatives from CMS will discuss PDGM, RCD and other initiatives on the horizon.
Category
General
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Therapy
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM

William Dombi, NAHC President, will present an update on federal issues concerning home care and hospice. His discussion will include extensive thoughts on the future of home health and hospice in the midst of significant changes.
Category
General
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM

Category
Event
Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM

Now functioning under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) how are agencies doing? Are you getting reimbursed accurately? Does revenue calculate to what we thought?
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Therapy
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM

Home care professionals have the opportunity to save lives by identifying the symptoms of sepsis early on.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM

The evolving nature of healthcare demands that providers innovate, transform, and identify the best ways to manage change and to meet system complexity. Home and community-based care is well-positioned to offer solutions.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM

Case Management has always been the "buzz word" for managing patient care within home health agencies.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM

PDGM is not just about technology and process, it is about people. To help the HHA's wound care program and frontline staff through these changes,
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Therapy
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
3:15 PM

In the current environment of the targeted and third-party reviews there is a constant concern of reviews that could result in recoupment of payments already made to hospices.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Hospice
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
3:15 PM

Care coordination can have many meanings, and many players, depending on the situation and setting.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
3:15 PM

Home Health Providers have been working to install PDGM for the Value Era mandated by the Impact Act. Beyond the PDGM coding and billing changes lie operational issues that define both clinical outcomes and net margins and will define “Volume to Value” success.
Category
Concurrent
Track
HH
Therapy
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
3:15 PM

Mix and mingle with colleagues and exhibitors. Learn about new products and services while snacking on appetizers and enjoying a beverage. You can win prizes from vendors or for just being present!
Category
Event
Time
4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
4:45 PM

Wednesday, 04 March 2020

 
Spend more quality time getting to know the exhibitors - they are partners who can help make your job easier! Don't forget to stop by each booth and meet everyone - you can win prizes and even a free conference registration for 2021!
Category
Event
Time
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
7:00 AM

Medicare and Medicaid along with accrediting bodies advise home health organizations to incorporate infection prevention into ·continued quality improvement programs.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Time
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
8:15 AM

Presenter will share how patient care needs are met after hours through the use of Tele-medicine approach including the use of video conferencing with patients and family members for improved assessment and nursing interventions.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Time
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
8:15 AM

As workplace shortages are becoming an underlying fact in our industry, our team members are continually presented with other opportunities for work. What keeps our team together? Do we have a shared vision? Are we systems thinkers? Do we learn as a team?
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
8:15 AM

Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Therapy
Time
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
8:15 AM

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law in December 2016 mandates that any Home Infusion Therapy suppliers must be accredited by January 1, 2021 if they want to receive payment for the nursing services provided to administer the medication to the patient in the home.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
10:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increased focus on patient centered care and its role in PDGM and other current, and future agency initiatives focused on alternate payment models.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Therapy
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
10:00 AM

Strategies for Successfully Increasing Value  Your brand value proposition tells consumers, employees, patients and other stakeholders what your company offers that no one else can. In an age of increasing competition, providers will need a strong brand to help future clients and business partners differentiate your organization from your competitors.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
10:00 AM

This panel presentation will include representatives from all of the Managed Care Plans in Illinois. Each will cover building their networks which will include establishing contracts; prior authorization processes; claims and billing; and quick reference guides of who to contact when issues arise.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
10:00 AM

Last chance to make connections with business partners, eat some lunch and win prizes!
Category
Event
Time
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

How to Avoid Top Survey Citations The presenters will provide an overview of the survey process and discuss the top 10 deficiencies for home health agencies based upon on experience representing home health agencies across the country. If applicable, the presenters will also discuss the top 10 deficiencies for hospice agencies.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

The gap between what hospitals and physicians want from their post-acute care counterparts and what those providers are prepared to deliver when it comes to interoperability continues to widen.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Private Duty
Therapy
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

New labor laws and how to be in compliance will be discussed in this presentation.
Category
Concurrent
Track
Private Duty
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

Category
Concurrent
Track
Home Health
Hospice
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM

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