2020 Palliative & Hospice Congress
November 16-17, 2020
(VIRTUAL CONFERENCE)

2020 Palliative & Hospice Congress

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About the Conference

Our nation is experiencing an increase in the need for home care, hospice and palliative care services. What began fifty years ago as a grassroots movement to better care for the dying is now an integral part of the U.S. healthcare landscape. This conference will address value of palliative, hospice and home-based care in creating pathways for care delivery and integrating these services into the U.S. health care system. We’re bringing together professionals to explore excellence in leadership, strategy and innovation, share models of care and best practices, explore the integration of care across disciplines and settings, and help providers accelerate change in a value-based system. Topics will include tools and resources to improve quality outcomes; leading and enhancing teams, the impact of opioid use; how to build a sustainable program; billing, coding and payment models and payer partnerships; staying in compliance; how to build a resilient workforce; and more.

Who Should Attend?

From Palliative Care/Hospice Care/Home Care/Hospitals/Health Systems/Health Plans

  • Medical Directors
  • CFO
  • COO
  • Social Workers
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Director of Nursing
  • Director of Hospice Care
  • Director of Palliative Care
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Quality Assurance
  • Administrators
  • Hospice Health Aides
  • End-of-Life-Care
  • Operations Director
  • Outpatient Services
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Clinical Director
  • Compliance Director

Also of Interest to Vendors; Consultants; Solution Providers within the Hospice/Palliative Care/Home Care.

Conference Agenda

Day One – Monday, November 16, 2020

9:45am – 9:55am
Opening Remarks

10:00am – 10:45am
Responding to a Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness

Jan Jones, RN, BSN
Chief Executive Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice

10:50am – 11:35am
Building Your Mental Health Team in Palliative and Hospice Care

Few social work and counseling programs have a palliative or hospice focus. In this presentation, you will learn how to “grow your own” and develop the skills needed to provide social work through the continuum of palliative, hospice, and bereavement care.

11:40am – 12:25am
Non-Medical Caregiving’s Changing Landscape: Medicare Dollars and Other Unknown Funding Sources Providing Greater Access for 1:1 Caregiving

Historically, when thinking about 1:1 caregiving, palliative care and hospice professionals may have thought that only the wealthy (private pay) or very poor (Medicaid) could qualify for 1:1 care. This presentation will reveal funding sources that often are unknown to the healthcare community, including how Medicare dollars can now be used to fund 1:1 non-medical caregiving, providing respite and relief for burnt-out primary caregivers.

Gavin Ward
Regional Director, Strategy and Partnerships
24 Hour Home Care

12:25pm – 12:45pm
Lunch

12:50pm – 1:35pm
Strategic Positioning of Hospices for the Next Generation of End of Life Care

John Mulder, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC
Chief Medical Consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care
Medical Director
Trillium Institute

1:40pm – 2:25pm
Panel: How to Build a Sustainable and Cost-Effective Home-Based Palliative Care Program

Realizing that seriously ill patients often do better when they can stay in their own homes and receive coordinated and personalized treatment, a growing number of hospitals, hospices, home health agencies and group practices now offer home-based palliative care as a separate business line for patients in their communities. Home-based palliative care programs typically integrate multidisciplinary care teams that include physicians and nurses, social workers and chaplains who visit patients in their homes and offer tailored treatment plans focused on managing symptoms and improving quality of life. Panelists will discuss how to build a cost-effective home-based palliative care program, and its benefits to patients, their caregivers and the health care system.

Panelists:

Jenifer McLelland, RN, CHPN
Executive Director
LifeTouch Hospice

John Mulder, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC
Chief Medical Consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care
Medical Director
Trillium Institute

2:30pm – 3:15pm
Recruitment, Retention and Identifying Future Leaders

People are living longer, and we want to be providing our home health and hospice recipients with only the best professionals possible. How can we attract superior talent to our teams? In this session you will learn how to identify those who will be leaders in your existing team, and how to expand your search in the community.

Sonnie Linebarger, RN
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Bristol Hospice

3:20pm – 4:05pm
Methadone: Safe and Effective Use for Pain Management

This session will address the use of methadone in home care, hospice and palliative care patients. Topics to be discussed will include:

- Dosing and monitoring strategies for safe and effective use of methadone
- Identifying appropriate patients to consider for methadone use
- Risks and benefits of methadone use for pain management

Joseph Shega, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
VITAS Healthcare

4:05pm
Day One Concludes

Day Two – Tuesday, November 17, 2020

9:30am
Recap of Day One

9:40am – 10:25am
What consumers can expect when looking for care at home during the era of COVID-19, and the role of telehealth in delivering great care

"Our greatest opportunity — telehealth. It has everything to do with how we can provide care in a patient's home with less physical contact and get the same clinical and patient experience outcomes we always had! That's a major driver."

Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA
President
MaineHealth Care at Home

10:30am – 11:15am
New Payment Models – How to Achieve Success

With the growth of value-based payment models, it is more critical than ever to engage payment sources (Payors, ACOs, and Bundled Programs) and develop value-based models. To be truly effective, organizations must also evaluate their own clinical processes to ensure outcomes. This presentation will provide insight into the critical components of a successful value-based care strategy from contract execution through earning value-based payments.

Gwen Guillotte
Senior Vice President Payor Strategies
LHC Group

11:20am – 12:05pm
Integration, Collaboration, Cooperation: Planning for the Future

With the many changes in the reimbursement landscape and the increased competition in the healthcare space, it is important to understand the trends which will impact future operations. There will be multiple opportunities and being a part of the opportunities will require focus on quality and value. This session will identify trends and explore possibilities.

Christine Hepler, MSN, RN, CENP (tentative)
Vice President, Administrator
Parkview Home Health and Hospice
Parkview Palliative Care

12:10pm – 12:45pm
Government Enforcement in the Hospice space

Despite COVID-19, hospice providers have continued to remain a focus of government fraud enforcement. Hear from a former federal prosecutor turned defense lawyer on the common themes of these investigations and how to stay off of the government's radar.

Scott R. Grubman
Partner
Chilivis, Grubman, Dalbey and Warner, LLP

12:45pm
Conference Concludes

Featured Speakers

Kimberly Dansie

Kimberly Dansie

Vice President of Business Development

Community Nursing Services

Gavin Ward

Gavin Ward

Regional Director, Strategy and Partnerships

24 Hour Home Care

John Mulder, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC

John Mulder, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC

Chief Medical Consultant for Hospice and Palliative Care, Medical Director

Trillium Institute

Jenifer McLelland, RN, CHPN

Jenifer McLelland, RN, CHPN

Executive Director

LifeTouch Hospice

Ujjwala Dheeriya MD FACP

Ujjwala Dheeriya MD FACP

Internal Medicine and Palliative Care, Medical Director, Supportive Care Program

CareConnectMD

Sonnie Linebarger, RN

Sonnie Linebarger, RN

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

Bristol Hospice

Joseph Shega, MD

Joseph Shega, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

VITAS Healthcare

Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA

Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA

President

MaineHealth Care at Home

Gwen Guillotte

Gwen Guillotte

Senior Vice President Payor Strategies

LHC Group

Christine Hepler, MSN, RN, CENP

Christine Hepler, MSN, RN, CENP

Vice President, Administrator

Parkview Home Health and Hospice
Parkview Palliative Care

Scott R. Grubman

Scott R. Grubman

Partner

Chilivis, Grubman, Dalbey and Warner, LLP

Venue

(VIRTUAL CONFERENCE)

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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FAQ

Are there group discounts available?

  • Yes – Register a group of 3 or more at the same time and receive an additional 10% off the registration fee

Are there discounts for Non-Profit/Government Organizations?

  • Yes – please call us at 800-743-8490 for special pricing

What is the cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

Can the registration be transferred to a colleague?

  • Yes – please email us in writing at info@brinetwork.com with the colleague’s name and title

Where can I find information on the venue/accommodations?

  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

What is the suggested dress code?

  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket

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