General Sessions

Sunday, July 15

Opening General Session: Washington Update

William Dombi
William Dombi, Esq., president of NAHC, will open the conference with an update on legislation and policy affecting home care and hospice.

The Congress and federal agencies have had a long history with home care and hospice through Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and other government programs. With an ambitious Administration and Congress into its second year of action, what do they have in store for us? It looks more like a year of regulatory action, given the upcoming elections in November. We can expect to see Medicare home health payment reform advance and serious consideration of reducing regulatory burdens.

This annual opening session brings Washington to the stage with up-to-the-minute details on the legislative, regulatory, and legal landscape along with a forecast of the impact of national politics on health care.

Monday, July 16

Home Care & the (Re)emergence of Managed Care: Implications for Home Health & Hospice

Fred Bentley
Fred Bentley

Fred Bentley, Vice President of Avalere Health, advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care. As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital-physician alignment, and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, and long-term care organizations as well as national and regional health plans. Over the past five years, his work has focused on supporting health systems engaged in Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining Avalere, Fred was a Principal in the Accountable Care Solutions practice at The Chartis Group. In this role, he worked with leading hospitals and health systems in developing strategic roadmaps to guide their clinical innovation, population health, and cross-continuum integration initiatives. He also served as a Managing Director with The Advisory Board Company, managing a team of consultants and analysts who supported provider organizations ranging from physician groups and health systems to post-acute care providers.

Fred holds an MPP and MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Political Science from Haverford College.

Tuesday, July 17

Financial Managers Open Forum

You ask questions, HHFMA experts answer. Any and all questions related to home health and hospice is fair game during this ‘open mic’ session that concludes the conference. If almost 37 hours of education hasn’t covered everything for you, now is the time to ask. No one should walk away without an answer from our panel comprised of the top minds in the industry.