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Hospice Summit - 2021

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January 20, 2021


Ohio Health Care Association




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We had hoped to see each of you in person at our 2021 Summit, however, in light of the continuing risk to transmitting COVID to the individuals you serve, as well as the governor’s continued order of no mass gatherings, we are excited to present this year’s event Live Online. In addition to the great schedule of live presentations on January 20, OHCA members will receive complimentary access to a host of on-demand educational programs.


  • 8:30 am Check in
  • 8:45 am OHCA Regulatory Update/COVID19
  • 9:45 am BREAK
  • 10:00 am Demystifying Data and Analytics for Hospice
    Economic Pressures, Regulatory changes, Shift from FFS to Value based programs, narrowing of the referral networks and formation of post-acute preferred networks – means that providers must leverage data insights to drive competitive advantage.In this session we will focus on demystifying the common myths in Adopting a Data and Analytics strategy to complement your EHR. Analytics provides agencies with quick insights into the various areas of their business. This provides agencies with the ability to identify trends quickly that may have a negative impact to the patient’s quality of care in addition to their bottom line.
  • 11: 00 am Wound Care at End of Life- This session will describe and present how typical pressure injuries and vascular wounds differ from end-of-life skin risks and compromise, and will define the SCALE means of identifying and managing wounds. The skin is the body’s largest organ and like any other organ is subject to a loss of integrity. Contrary to popular myth, not all pressure ulcers are avoidable. This session is designed to facilitate the implementation of knowledge-transfer-into-practice techniques for quality patient outcomes.
  • 12:00 pm BREAK
  • 12:30 pm Bereavement Counseling During the Pandemic- COVID-19 has changed the landscapes of our lives. This has been highlighted in the challenges our healthcare workers have faced in the hospital, LTC and hospice settings. Navigating the grief journey for those who have lost loved ones has also become far more difficult. This workshop will examine the challenges facing LTC staff and those grieving the death of a loved one. Effective strategies for counseling both these high risk groups will be considered.
  • 1: 30 pm Hospice Care Planning drill Down Some of the most commonly cited deficiencies in hospice are from the Hospice CoP on Interdisciplinary Team, Care Planning and Coordination of Services. Join us as we drill down the CoP so you learn how to recognize noncompliance with CoP requirements and understand ways to ensure compliance within your agency to avoid survey deficiencies.
  • 2:30 pm BREAK
  • 2:45 pm Where things can go wrong: lesson learned- In this 60-minute session Hospice Fundamental’s principle, Christopher Acevedo will discuss where things can go wrong when it comes to establishing your palliative care business. This presentation will help attendees understand why it’s so hard to break even in palliative care. You’ll learn operational considerations and pitfalls to avoid. Moreover, you’ll discover the importance of intake, internal processes, staffing efficiently, quality checks and much, much more.
  • 3:45 pm ADJOURN

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Erin Begin
Home Care & Hospice Director - OHCA

A Certified Executive for Home Care and Hospice (CEHCH), Ms. Begin is also an experienced Revenue Cycle Director with... Read More

Debbie Holt
MS, PCC-S, CT - Hospice of Dayton

Debbie Holt received a B.A. in Psychology from Cedarville University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Wright... Read More

Navin Gupta
Senior Vice President - Home and Hospice Division - Matrix Care

Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA
Principal and Founder

Sharon has been in healthcare management and administration for 30 years. For the past 25 years, she has been actively... Read More

Jean Wendland Porter
PT CCI WCC CKTP CDP TWD - Diversified Health Parners

With more than 40 years clinical and managerial experience in a variety of settings, Jean directs and coordinates therapy... Read More

Chris Acevedo

Christopher P. Acevedo has nearly 20 years of health care experience and is the Chief Operating Officer for Acevedo... Read More

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This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction. Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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