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Members Only: New Article from Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

Veteran Home Care Attorney Elizabeth E. Hogue has an article of importance for home-care and hospice providers. 

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NAHC Concerned About CMS Proposed Changes to HHVBP Model

Posted: July 26, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rule earlier this month. The rule contains payment rate updates for home health agencies for calendar year (CY) 2019 and a proposal for a revised payment model, Patient Directed Grouping Model, effective in CY 2020. In addition to payment updates, CMS has proposed several other policy changes that impact home health agencies.  One key change is CMS’ proposals for the home health value based purchasing model.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has concerns with the numerous changes that will have a direct effect on an agency’s TPS and annual adjustments. Payment year 4 carries a potential 7 % adjustment in payment rates, which could be significant if an agency were to receive the full 7% reduction in payments. NAHC will be recommending that CMS delay the implementation of these changes to allow agencies time to implement strategies for success and change behaviors aimed at providing higher quality of care that CMS hopes to achieve with the HHVBP model.  

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Thank You: CatylystOne

Posted: July 18, 2018

CatylystOne was the afternoon break sponsor at the 2018 Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference in Beaver Creek. Providing software solutions to engage and manage your employees, focusing on your business and not on the technology.Thank you CatylystOne for your support. 


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Free Webinar: Home Care & Hospice TV Network Live Web Event Brought to You by The National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Posted: July 12, 2018 

The 2019 Home Health Proposed Payment Rule
Friday, July 13, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern

Program Description: The National Association for Home Health & Hospice (NAHC) will be holding a webinar on the new CMS proposed home health rule and the Patient Directed Grouping Model (PDGM) from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern on Friday, July 13. Faculty for this event will be NAHC President William A. Dombi and Vice President for Regulatory Affairs Mary Carr

The webinar is free to everyone, both NAHC members and non-members! If implemented, the proposed rule could make major changes to payment rates in 2019, along with creating a new payment model in 2020. NAHC anticipates these proposals would represent some of the most significant changes in the home health payment system in nearly 20 years. This is a cant-miss event for home health finance professionals.

Topic: The 2019 Home Health Proposed Payment Rule
Friday, July 13, 2018
1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Event number: 664 460 216
Event password: 845675
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Join us for the HCAC Lunch & Learn: An EVV Primer with CellTrak  

Posted: July 11, 2018

Day: Tuesday, July 17
Time:  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Location: 2851 S. Parker Road, Lower Level Conference Room, Aurora, CO 80014
Cost: HCAC members pay $10/person; non-members pay $20/person.

HCAC is pleased to present this practical EVV implementation learning opportunity. In our effort to continually provide value to you in fulfilling your mission to your clients and organizations, we have invited CellTrak, a proven care partner with EVV expertise for a lunch and learn session. CellTrak Technologies has experience supporting EVV programs in other states and a strong relationship with Sandata, Colorado’s aggregator. The agenda is set but you have an opportunity to ask questions and provide information to tailor the presentation by completing this form. If you are unable to attend you will receive a response post session.

*Lunch will be provided 


The landscape of EVV regulations is complicated and continuously evolving.  Pressure on agencies to deliver high quality care while reducing costs has never been higher.  Join our experts to learn how your agency can get ahead of the curve.  Our presenters will provide guidance on EVV regulations both nationally and in your state, insight to potential productivity improvements, and practical steps to move forward.  You’ll leave with a roadmap to compliance, as well as cost-saving strategies.  And the good news is, you can start now.   

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EVV Regulations and Market Landscape: 

  • EVV is coming, and it can be a great opportunity for your business
  • EVV landscape – 21st Century Cures, status of state adoption, Colorado specific guidance
  • Overview of CellTrak Solution (EVV + EVVLink)

Benefits to Your Agency: 

  • Productivity improvements (beyond compliance)
  • Cost savings, safety, retention
  • Customer Success

You can start now.  Here’s how to do it: 

  • Here’s how CellTrak can help you start now
  • Steps for implementation – how a standard implementation works, what it takes to get up and running, how we work with EMR, how we relay to state
  • Lessons learned from Ohio, how we work with Sandata, common data needed/collected
  • What you can do now, what comes later when state specs are issued
  • Questions to ask/consider when choosing a solution

Speaker Information: 

Heidi Ewell, Vice President of Provider Sales North America

Heidi Ewell brings more than two decades of sales and account management leadership in health care technology and services companies. Most recently, she was Senior Director of Sales and Account Management at Truven Health Analytics, and her prior experience includes executive sales positions at Thomson Reuters. With CellTrak, Heidi manages major and critical developing client accounts and partnerships, as well as oversees the management of all other accounts. She directs the entire U.S. sales team, including inside sales, develops sales methodologies, and coordinates the selling cycle.



Nirosh Nalenthiran, Manager, Customer Success

Nirosh leads the team of Customer Success Managers partnering with clients on seamless integrations.   His work includes collaborating with CellTrak R&D, training, and operations to ensure efficient implementations.   Nirosh’s unique combination of business, project management, and agency management experience make him a strategic partner to his team and the clients they work with.  Prior to CellTrak, Nirosh held various training and operations roles at Saint Elizabeth Health Care.  Nirosh holds a Business Administration degree from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and business analyst and project management certifications from York University and University of Toronto.


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