Colorado Regional Meeting Recap
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
by: VNAA Member Services

Section: Events

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Last week, Centura Health at Home, Rehabilitation and VNA and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America co-hosted a nonprofit home health and hospice meeting and networking event in Englewood, Colo. In attendance were 17 home health and hospice professionals representing 10 agencies and three states.
 
The attendees heard from national leaders in the home health and hospice field such as Allyson Gottsman of HealthTeamWorks, who spoke on patient-centered medical home delivery model needs in home health, hospice and palliative care.  Another session included a presentation on home health needs and opportunities in Medicaid dual eligible populations by Teri Bolinger of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing Medicare-Medicaid Integration.Tracey Moorhead, VNAA’s President and CEO, updated the attendees on VNAA’s new strategic plan and current policy priorities.
 
Margaret (Peg) Terry, VNAA’s Vice President of Quality and Innovation kicked off the second day of the event with an introduction of VNAA’s Blueprint for Excellence, a pathway to best practices for home health care providers. Julie Schilz, Director of Patient Centered Care at WellPoint, delivered an informative presentation on implications and opportunities of value-based provider programs. Tim Rowan, Editor of Tim Rowan’s Health Care Technology Report, wrapped up the meeting with an engaging presentation on essential technologies necessary in  home health and hospice, for surviving health care reform.
 
Centura Health at Home, Rehabilitation and VNA and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America would like to thank all of those who joined us in Englewood, Colo.  For those unable to attend, registration is now open for the regional meeting in High Point, NC on Dec. 5 – 6, 2013. Visit VNAA’s Regional Meeting website for more information.  
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