- September 23, 2016
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Kimball Jenkins Estate
Venue Phone: 603-225-3932
Concord, New Hampshire
03301, United States
Everything You Need to Know Now About Value Based Purchasing
Value-based purchasing (VBP) for Medicare home health services will be here before you know it. In 2016, CMS began piloting VBP in nine states, including neighboring Massachusetts. Under VBP, Medicare payments to home health agencies could increase or decrease by 3% – 8%, depending on performance.
New Hampshire’s home care agencies shouldn’t wait for a potential nationwide roll-out of VBP. NOW is the time to learn about Total Performance Scores (TPS), benchmarking your agency’s data, understanding the potential financial risk and prioritizing your clinical improvement efforts. This program is an opportunity to accelerate your agency’s learning curve on VBP. We’re excited to bring national experts to New Hampshire for this learning intensive.
OVERVIEW: Whether your agency is in a pilot or non-pilot state, you need to determine how will you prepare your home health organization for Value Based Purchasing? A good place to start is to assess your agency’s current status with the key performance measures that will be used to determine your future reimbursement. In this interactive program, we will describe key components for clinical operations and quality improvement to utilize for successful implementation of VBP within your agency. In addition we will identify resources and best practice strategies agencies can use to improve quality and efficiency for each performance measure. Our goal is to assist you in being able to develop tailored approach to implementation of VPB based on your organization’s unique goals that will help your team achieve the outcomes you need to demonstrate value of your services.
- Describe the key components for clinical operations and quality improvement to utilize for successful implementation of VBP within a home health agency.
- Identify resources and best practice strategies for home health agencies to improve quality and efficiency for key performance measures.
- Q & As
About the Presenters:
Chris Attaya is VP of Business Intelligence for Strategic Health Partners (SHP.) He has over 28 years of experience in the home health and hospice industry. Chris joined SHP in 2014 and is responsible for product development and client relationships to help clients achieve increased operational and financial performance through use of SHP data analytics. Prior to SHP, Chris was CFO at the VNA of Boston and served as CFO and CEO at Partners Health Care at Home. He has a BA in Public Health from Tufts University and a MBA in Health Care Finance from the BU Graduate School of Management.
Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, is Senior Manager at Simione Healthcare Consultants. She has over 25 years of clinical management and consulting experience in home health and hospice. She specializes in state licensure and Medicare certification, due diligence, re-organization of operations, regulatory and reimbursement issues, program development for quality assessment, performance improvement, compliance and oversight processes. Kim was previously VP for Clinical & Regulatory Affairs at the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home. Kim earned her BSN at Southern Connecticut State University and her MS in nursing administration at UConn.
Rey Spadoni is President at Partners HealthCare at Home. Prior to joining Partners in 2014, Rey was President and CEO of the VNA of Boston from 2009-2013. He led an operational turnaround, secured new partnerships with local hospital systems, and worked with the VNAB Board to facilitate a merger with VNA Care Network and an affiliation with Atrius Health. Rey has over 30 years of health care experience and has worked in acute care, community health and the insurance industry. He began his career at Ernst & Young.