DOWNLOAD: 2018 Annual Conference Agenda-At-A-Glance

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Welcome Desk Open (Lower Lobby)

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pre-Conference: Compliance and Finance Considerations for Advanced Home Health Aides

10-11 a.m. AHHA Regulations and Compliance Considerations
Rebecca Fuller Gray, Director, Division of Home and Community-Based Services, New York State Department of Health

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.The Reimbursement Plan and Vision for AHHA Services
Erin Kate Calicchia, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Long Term Care, New York State Department of Health, and Karis Browder, Long Term Care Specialist II, Division of Long Term Care, NYS Department of Health

12-1:30 p.m. Enjoy Lunch on Your Own in Downtown Saratoga

1:30-4:30 p.m. HCA Annual Corporation and Board of Directors Meetings

Guest presenters Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State Health Commissioner, and Greg Olsen, Acting Director of the New York State Office for the Aging; and a discussion on forming an Independent Practice Association (IPA)

4:30-6 p.m. Welcome Reception: HCA’s 40th Year Celebration Join HCA for cocktails and an opportunity to network with peers and exhibitors as we formally kick-off our ‘40 Years Strong’ annual conference.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7:30-8:30 a.m. Strolling Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30-9:15 a.m. HCA Presidential Address: 40 Years Strong Joanne Cunningham, President, HCA

9:15-10:30 a.m. Building the High-Trust, High-Performance Team and Organization Greg Hicks, Researcher, National Best-Selling Author, and Co-Founder of FosterHicks

10:30-11a.m. Extended Break with Exhibitors

11 a.m.-12 p.m. AM Breakout Workshops

Optimizing Your Business & Technology Processes for CoP Success Charles Breznicky, MSN, MBA, Clinical Consulting Manager, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting and Windy Adams, Director of Client Experience, Forcura

Post-Discharge Medication Reconciliation and High Risk Medications: Processes, Challenges, and Strategies for Home Health Care Anne Myrka, RPh, MAT, Director, Drug Safety, IPRO

What New York Employers Need to Know about Employee Leave
Kathleen Russell, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources and Employee Benefits Consultant, OneGroup; Casey Cone, PHR, SHRM-CP, Senior Human Resources Consultant, OneGroup

Enhancing Quality of Life for Home Care Workers through an Innovative New Employee Benefits Model Josh Klein, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Care

12-1:30 p.m. 2018 HCA Home Care Awards Luncheon

Join us for this special celebration as we present awards to the finalists for HCA’s Caring and Advocacy awards, as well as our highest honor, the Ruth F. Wilson award, showcasing the acts of compassion, dedication, selflessness and resourcefulness that make us strong together!

1:30-2:15 p.m. Desserts with Exhibitors

2:15-3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Workshops

Reducing Hospital Readmissions in the Elderly Population with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Dr. Amy Craven, PT, MS, DPT, Vice President, C&V Senior Care Specialists

Advancing Better Patient Outcomes through Pharmacy-Home Care Collaboration John Croce, RPh and Steve Moore, PharmD, Upstate-NY Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network; John McDonald, RPh, Marra’s Pharmacy, Cohoes

Different Modalities of Telehealth for Chronic Care Tiffany Aquino, MPH, Clinical Program Manager, Medtronic Clinical and Outcomes Services

Affordable Housing Improves Health Outcomes for Senior Residents
Elizabeth Lynn, Assistant Vice President, Grants and Research, Selfhelp Community Services
Mohini Mishra, CASP, LMSW, Managing Director of Housing and NORCs, Selfhelp Community Services

3:30-4:30 p.m. The Future of Hospice and Palliative Care Edo Banach, JD, President and CEO, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

4:30-6 p.m. HCA PAC Party! HCA’s PAC Party is an annual highlight of our conference, offering fun, laughter, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to make an impact on the political front by contributing to HCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC).

Friday, May 11, 2018

7:30- 8:30 a.m. HCA Town Hall Meeting (a casual, unscripted, no‐agenda panel session where you can ask the HCA team any questions on your minds).

8:45-9:45 a.m. Strategies to Recruit and Retain Quality Employees Eric Scharber, Principal, Simione Healthcare Consultants

9:45-10 a.m. Break

10-11:15 a.m. Washington Update from Bill Dombi William A. Dombi, Esq., President, NAHC

11:15 a.m. Conference Adjourns