(08/24/18) Synergy Cruise

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HealthCare Synergy, Inc. is known for outstanding products, trustworthy services, and superior customer service. It is important to us, being in business for almost 25 years, to share our industry experience with you and help you succeed in the home health and hospice industries.

Set sail with us from Long Beach, California into Ensenada, Mexico and attend our workshops on the Carnival Cruise from August 24 to August 27, 2018. HealthCare Synergy, Inc. will be hosting a 2-4 hour session presented by Michael Tidd, Melinda Gaboury and Paula Pettit, speaking about QAPI, Value Based Purchasing, Documentation Requirements, Top 10 Denials for Medicare claims, Practice changes to prevent denials, and OASIS changes to prepare for in 2019. 

Workshops

Value Based Purchasing

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Topics Covered:

  • Understand the Changes in the Value Based Purchasing Model
  • Learn How to Prepare Now to Excel under VBP
  • Understand How Excelling at VBP Could Increase Your 5-Star Rating
Melinda Gaboury's Speaker Biography:
Melinda Gaboury is co-founder and CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions and author of the Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS-C2: A Reference Guide for Field Staff.  With more than 16 years of executive speaking, educating and day-to-day experience working with home care and hospice professionals.  She has spoken at NAHC and20+ state home care and hospice associations and is a member of the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group.  The one unique thing that Melinda brings to the industry is the development of very effective compliance education while being able to also teach the reimbursement aspect and how they are directly related.

Documentation Requirements

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Topics Covered:

  • Understand How to Correctly Document Medical Necessity
  • Become Knowledgeable on the Face-to-Face Aspects to Prevent Denial of Claims
  • Correctly Document the Recertification Physician Estimate of Continued Care

Melinda Gaboury's Speaker Biography:
Melinda Gaboury is co-founder and CEO of Healthcare Provider Solutions and author of the Home Health Pocket Guide to OASIS-C2: A Reference Guide for Field Staff.  With more than 16 years of executive speaking, educating and day-to-day experience working with home care and hospice professionals.  She has spoken at NAHC and20+ state home care and hospice associations and is a member of the NAHC/HHFMA Advisory Board and Work Group.  The one unique thing that Melinda brings to the industry is the development of very effective compliance education while being able to also teach the reimbursement aspect and how they are directly related.

Top 10 Denials for Medicare Claims, Practice Changes to Prevent Denials, and OASIS Changes to Prepare for in 2019

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Topics Covered:

  • Top 10 Denials for Medicare Claims
  • Practice Changes to Prevent Denials
  • OASIS Changes to Prepare for in 2019

Michael Tidd's Speaker Biography:
Michael Tidd has over 18 years’ experience in the home care industry and is a frequent speaker at HealthCare Synergy workshops. He is a software developer, LVN and certified in ICD-9/10 coding and OASIS (COS-C, HCS-D). As the Clinical Manager for HealthCare Synergy he directs the Outsourced Management Services, assists in directing the development of The HealthCare Assistant and the clinical form development for the HealthCare EMR.  Michael continues to education agencies in the ongoing regulations CMS produces, the proper application of the Medicare Conditions of Participation and completing timely, accurate and defendable clinical documentation to survive in the current Medicare reimbursement model.

5 Star Ratings

Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Topics Covered:

  • What are the Numbers Attached to?
  • How Are Your Scores Trending Over Time?
  • How Do Your Patient Satisfaction Scores Trend?
  • How Do Your Scores Measure Against Your State/National Benchmark?
  • Where Is Your Star Rating in Relation to Your State's Star Rating?
  • Where Are Your Biggest Opportunities to Improve?

Paula Pettit's Speaker Biography:
Paula Pettit, Founder and Principal of Paula’s Home Healthcare Consulting Services has developed a 30 plus year career in the Healthcare Industry. Throughout her expansive career she has held multiple executive roles with well recognized organizations. Paula has extensive knowledge in the home healthcare industry and an unlimited passion for data, details and quality assurance. Paula is an expert at finding simple, efficient solutions for many complex problems faced in today’s health care organizations. Her process selection and implementation prowess has allowed her to play a key role in developing HHA Quality Assurance programs that focused on accurate documentation, 5 Star requirements, and clinical education. The QA programs she initiated and developed has been a valuable asset to numerous clients with results showing an agencies future projected star ratings score improve from a 3.5 to 4 in less than a year. Paula is driven to provide solutions an agency needs to deliver excellent patient care with better outcomes.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Register by May 15, 2018
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ADVANCED REGISTRATION

Register by May 30, 2018

LATE REGISTRATION

Register by June 25, 2018

  • Room on Deck 4 or 5
  • $25 On Board Credit
  • Access to all Workshops
  • Ship Insurance
Interior Cabin
Single Occupancy = $868.65
Double Occupancy = $656.65
Ocean-View Cabin
Single Occupancy = $968.65
Double Occupancy = $705.65
  • Room on Deck 4 or 5
  • $25 On Board Credit
  • Access to all Workshops
  • Ship Insurance
Interior Cabin
Single Occupancy = $1044.65
Double Occupancy = $832.65
Ocean-View Cabin
Single Occupancy = $1144.65
Double Occupancy = $881.65
  • Room on Deck 4 or 5
  • $25 On Board Credit
  • Access to all Workshops
  • Ship Insurance
Interior Cabin
Single Occupancy = $1119.65
Double Occupancy = $907.65
Ocean-View Cabin
Single Occupancy = $1219.65
Double Occupancy = $956.65

Terms and Conditions Subject to Change Without Notice

Cruise Cancellation Policy

Full fare must be paid by June 25 - the full fare is only fully refundable if it purchased through us under the Synergy group block rate AND cancelled before June 25th. It will be 7-10 business days before you see the refund back to your account.

If you cancel after June 25th, the following penalties will kick into effect:

Cancel before June 26Only full deposit will be charged, the rest will be refunded back
Cancel before July 1150% of your full payment fare will be charged
Cancel before July 2775% of your full payment fare will be charged
Cancel before August 11100% of the fare will be charged.