Winter Legislative Conference 2017

Pre-registration is now closed. Please register on-site at the conference.


Austin, in the first 140 days of 2017, is one of the most important cities in Texas as the State Legislature conducts its 85th Legislative session and TAHC&H presents its 2017 Legislative 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 Capital. 

Over the course of the conference, participants will focus on excellence in home care and hospice service delivery. As a bonus, results from the largest national research study on the State of the Home Health Industry will be presented with the opportunity for participants to learn about how they can drive real change in organizational structure and operational processes by using key tools from the fields of Lean Management and Six Sigma change.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bring important messages about Home Care and Hospice to the Texas State Capital 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.



Wednesday, February 8

7:30am                 Registration Desk Opens
8:30-10:00am       1a. Capital Insight: an Inside Look at Texas Politics and the Impact on Your Future
10:15-11:45am     1b. The New Political realities of 2017 – Impact of the November Election on Home Health and Hospice
11:45am-1:00pm   Lunch (included in registration)
1:00-5:00pm        “To the Hill”, Lobby Day
5:30-7:00pm         Legislative Reception at Sheraton

Thursday, February 9

7:30am             Registration Opens

 8:30-9:30am        2a. General Session: 
Results and Insights from the National Home care & Hospice State of the Industry

10:00-11:30am     Concurrent Sessions
    3a. Home Health Pre-Claim Review Documentation Requirements (Palmetto GBA)
    3b. Moving from Facts to Action to Change
    3c. Tips and Tools for Achieving & Monitoring Person Centered Habilitation Goals

11:30am-1:00pm   Lunch (included in registration)

1:00-2:30 pm        Concurrent Sessions
     4a. Achieving Pre-Claim Review Success; Insights from an Illinois Provider 
     4b. Consumer Marketing that Makes Your Phone Ring!
     4c. STAR Kids Part I

2:45-4:15 pm        Concurrent Sessions
     5a. Home Health Value Based Purchasing
     5b. Conversations on End-of-Life Care for Home Health and Hospice
     5c. STAR Kids Part II: MCO Panel 2017