Anatomy of the Cash Crunch; Solutions for Home Health Challenges with PDGM – Part 1
Gain insight on the vital parts and pieces to improve
performance with the new payment requirements.
NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 02/24/2019 This program was presented on 02.13.2020 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Winter Conference in Denton.
It is one of 18 presentations captured and produced for online access.
- Presentation Date: February 13, 2020
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Winter Conference | Denton
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 02.13.2022
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is approved as a provider of nursing continuing
professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §558.260[a]risk assessment and management
- §558.260[a]financial management
Program Description: The new cash reality under PDGM has home health agencies eager to determine if their
well-laid plans have created effective change to strengthen clinical and financial operations. Gain insight on the vital parts and pieces to improve
performance with the new payment requirements. From revenue validation to organizational processes, Ron Barrera will diagnose and provide a treatment
plan to manage cash flow and achieve greater efficiency.
Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by
implementing processes that enhance clinician and other operational area efficiencies and performance in order to manage and optimize cash flow.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Ron Barrera, Managing Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants LLC
About the Presenters:
Ron Barrera serves as a Managing Director at Simione Healthcare Consultants, drawing on more than 30 years of
progressive financial, operational and strategic experience as a home health and hospice executive, consultant and interim leader. He spearheads team consulting efforts in finance
to support clients with financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, accounts receivable management, benchmarking, strategic planning, transition of new acquisitions, purchasing and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues.
A resident of Alpharetta, Georgia, Ron previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas in Dallas/Fort Worth, and
also served as a vice president of operations for a large for-profit home health agency. In his role as a consultant, he has assisted organizations in achieving enterprise wide goals
for transformation and performance improvement, enhancing back office processes, systematizing end-to-end departments and their deliverables, and developing shared service functions.
As a highly experienced interim leader, Ron has served as executive director and chief financial officer, managing financial, operational and reimbursement functions for providers
ranging in size from $25M to $280M+ in annual revenue. An active member of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, and the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association,
Ron is a seasoned speaker for state and national associations. He graduated with a B.B.A. in accounting from Lamar University.
 Anatomy of the Cash Crunch; Solutions for Home Health Challenges with PDGM – Part 1