November 2 – 10

NAHC Fall Forum
Join in on McBee’s sessions at the 2021 National Association for Home Care & Hospice Virtual Fall Forum
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How to Manage through PDGM Subsequent 30-Day Billing Periods and Mitigate Avoidable LUPAs
Speakers: Carissa McKenna, McBee & Sparkle Sparks, Sutter Care at Home
When: November 3, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Two of the most pressing challenges facing providers going into PDGM were the transition to two 30-day billing periods within each 60-day episode, and the change in the LUPA threshold from 5 visits in a 60-day episode to varying thresholds of 2-6 visits per each 30-day billing period. Historical data told us providers would face a difficult time managing varying LUPA thresholds within subsequent 30-day periods. 2020 CMS claims data proved this to be true. This session will focus on 2020 trends identified in subsequent 30-day period LUPA and strategies implemented to successfully manage and mitigate avoidable LUPAs in subsequent periods.

Make Medicare Advantage Work
Speaker: Michael Puskarich, McBee
When: November 4, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

As Medicare Advantage (MA) and managed care continue to become a larger portion of home health agency revenue, leaders must take a partnership approach to the relationships with these key entities. This session will outline strategies for your agency to align and partner with MA and managed care payers through innovative care and organizational design, helping you expand your footprint and deliver what payers need in the evolving health care landscape. Gain perspectives on juggling the transition from PDGM and Fee for Service (FFS) payers, while cementing yourself as the partner MA and managed care plans are looking for to control costs, manage chronic illness and improve patient outcomes.

SDoH: The Pathway to Improved Outcomes
Speakers: Sherri Parson, McBee & Dr. Conrad Aquino, Virginia Healthcare Services
When: November 8, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

We’ve healed the wound, completed the IV therapy and reached maximum potential. Now what? Treating the illness or curing the disease shouldn’t be the end goal. In an era where health care professionals are overwhelmed and focused on managing the disease, it becomes too easy to forget to look at the patient as a person who has needs other than their medications, wound care or physical therapy. We’re already at the patients’ homes — why do these obstacles still escape us? How many times have these patients ended back at your doorstep, most of the time within a few weeks after discharge? Why is it that CMS has to include Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) on the OASIS data set? Why is it that 9 out of 10 adults still lack health literacy despite having access to health care? Join us as we answer these provocative questions and go back to the basics of individualized, quality patient care and, in the process, address real-life obstacles that prevent better outcomes.

Featured McBee Speakers

Carissa McKenna - McBee Associates

Carissa McKenna, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D
Senior Clinical Consulting Manager

Michael Puskarich
Director, Advisory Consulting

Sherri Parson - McBee

Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, BCHH-C, COS-C
Post Acute Education Senior Manager