Austin, in the first 140 days of 2019, is one of the most important cities in Texas as the State Legislature conducts its 86th Legislative session and TAHC&H presents its 2019 Policy Conference. More than a conference, this is an event for home care and hospice agencies from throughout the state to come together, support one another and focus on timely issues that will affect our shared future. It will be an opportunity to magnify the voice of the home care and hospice community in every corner of our Texas State Capitol.
It’s two conferences in one! The first day is packed with great Speakers on healthcare policy to include Dr. Zerwas (House Appropriations), Richard Raymond (House Human Services), representatives from Center for Public Policy Priorities and our Federal Team, Experienced Lobbyists who lobby downtown every day. These panels are discussion based and providers are encouraged to actively engage with the speakers. Do miss your opportunity to ask your questions directly.
Great sessions all day Thursday to include a kick off from NAHC ED, Bill Dombi, on the state of the industry from Medicare to Private Pay. Break out topics will have something for everyone from business to clinical, private pay, pediatric, to Medicare and Hospice. Topics include but not limited to, PDGM, Medicare Audits (TPE, ZPICs, CERTS, UPICs.....all the alphabet soup) for Medicare agencies, Business sessions on outsourcing, employment law and future trends such as the "uberization" of home care. Clinical sessions such as Nursing Jurisprudence and topics on death and dying for Hospice agencies and lot's more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to bring important messages about Home Care and Hospice to the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, reminding legislators that home care and hospice agencies provide more high quality care that costs less to Texans and their families, saving the State billions of dollars by preventing higher cost services. Opening sessions before lunch on Wednesday will arm you with helpful tips, written materials and suggested messaging.