2015 Meeting Agenda

Monday, April 20

12:00 – 3:45 p.m.Preconferences
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 21

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.Opening KeynoteCommunity Partnerships with Nontraditional Providers
Ceci Connolly | PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Nancy J. Gagliano, MD | CVS Caremark; MinuteClinic
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.Break
12:00 – 3:45 p.m.Breakout Session OneClinical Operations
VNA Health Group: Transforming Transitional Care Through Partnership
Kimberly Mora and Marie Perillo | VNA Health GroupInnovation and Partnerships
Managed Long Term Care, New York State’s Solution to Managing the Care of Chronically Ill and Aging Medicaid Recipients
Mary Kate Rolf and Andrea Lazarek-LaQuay | Home Care of Central New YorkHospice
Pharmaceutical Costs and Hospice Care: Staying Focused on the Patient, Not the Cost
Danielle Pierotti | HCI Care Services
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.Exhibit Hall Lunch and Poster Session
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.Breakout Session TwoClinical Operations
Teach Your Clinicians to Document Superbly: Documentation that Avoids Regulatory and Legal Risks
Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN | Marrelli and Associates
Mary Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN | Clinical Education SpecialistFinance
Pulling Back the Curtain: Untapped Areas of ACA Opportunity in your Current Care Programs
Arnie Cisneros, P.T | Home Health Strategic ManagementInnovation and Partnerships
Community and Acute Care Partnership – An Innovative Model for Patient Management
Kenneth Schonbachler, MBA, MPT | VNA of Western New YorkHospice
Creating a Culture of Accountability: The Key to Mind-Blowing Quality and Profits
Andrew Reed, CPA | Multi-View Incorporated Systems
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Breakout Session ThreeClinical Operations
Weaving Health Literate Care into Integrated Care Management: Our Journey
Paula Suter, Beth Hennessey, Jennifer Pearce | Sutter Care at Home
Diversifying Revenue Sources for Increased Stability
Mark Sharp | BKD
Paul Giles | Dignity HealthInnovation and Partnerships
Partnering with the ED: A New Way to Reduce Hospitalizations
Jennifer Rittereiser | Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Patty Resnik | Christiana Care Health System
Judy Peterson | VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle CountiesHospice
Hospice Documentation: From Admission to ADR–Managing Decline Effectively
Cindi Pursley RN, CHPN | VNA of Colorado
Danielle Pierrotti HCI PhD RN, AOCN, CHPN | HCI Services
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.Break
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.Breakout Session FourClinical Operations
Operational Challenges and Solutions
Rhonda Combs, Susan Northover, Sue Payne, Kathy PeirceFinance
Using “Scorecards” to Manage Revenue Cycle Compliance
Aaron Little, Patrick BrownInnovation and Partnerships
The Impact on Satisfaction and Outcomes of Outgoing Calls to Home Health Care Patients
Bob Rosati, Sheryl BrandHospice
Building a Culture of Philanthropy for Fundraising Success
Lenora Ritchie, Kerry Bartlett
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall Reception and Poster Session

Wednesday, April 22

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.Breakout Session FiveClinical Operations
Translating Evidence Based Practices into Tangible Approaches in the Home to Achieve Quality Care.
Margaret Terry, PhD, RN | VNAA
Meg Doherty, MSN. ANP, MBA | Norwell VNA and HospiceFinance
A Deep Dive into the Data Behind Hospital Readmissions: Helping Agencies Reduce Rates Further
Christopher Attaya, Barbara RosenblumInnovation and Partnerships
Advancing Organizational Culture While Capitalizing on Technology
Faith Scott, Lisa Salamone, Brian DwyerHospice
Preserving Patients’ Legacies through Creative Collaborations
Nicole DePace, MS, APRN, GNP-BC, ACHPN | NVNA and Hospice
Judith Labossiere, RN, BSN, MBA, ACHCE | NVNA and Hospice
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.Breakout Session SixClinical Operations
The IMPACT Act of 2014: Preparing for Change
Barbara Gage PhD, MPA | The Brookings InstitutionFinance
VNAA Care Outcomes Research Database
Jeanette May, Christy LangInnovation and Partnerships
Engaging Strategic Partners in New Models of Care
Patty UphamHospice
Using Hospice Houses to Improve Care of Chronic Conditions and Fewer Hospitalizations
Mary Ann Monaghan, MBA, RN, CPHQ, LHRM
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.VNAA National Awards ProgramClosing KeynoteInsights for Managed Care Partnerships
Michael Monson | Centene Corporation
Jeff Myers | Medicaid Health Plans of America
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.Business Meeting
1:15 – 2:00 p.m.Joint Council Meeting
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.Interest Group Meetings


Member TypeUntil 3/6/2015After 3/6/2015
VNAA Member$700$800
Additional Registration Options 
One Day Pass$550
Preconferences$120/each (two options)