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Upcoming Events

    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom Meeting

    MNCHA Weekly Legislative Review Call

    About the Event

    This weekly Zoom Meeting - free for all MNCHA members - takes place during the session of Maryland's General Assembly. All MNCHA members are encouraged to participate. In each Meeting, we will review the list of bills MNCHA is tracking and determine any necessary action.

    The Meeting link will be distributed in your registration confirmation and reminder email. Materials for each Meeting will be available on MNCHA's Legislative & Advocacy Center webpage.

    • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    MNCHA Private Duty 
    Member Meeting

    Please join members of the MNCHA Private Duty community to discuss the recent challenges facing your businesses and how you are trying to meet tackle them.

    PD Members: If you have specific items you would like to discuss, please email dseek@mncha.org with items for the agenda.

    This Committee Meeting is free and open to any
    MNCHA member working in the PD community. 

    Participation in the meeting is free but registration is required
    so that you can receive the meeting login information.

    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Meeting

    From clinical to administrative, the challenges that faced us during the pandemic were and are at the same time both unique and universal. Join us for an in-depth discussion of lessons learned from our collective  experience in the coronavirus global pandemic.  We will explore what worked, what needs improvement and what areas require additional focus as we move into the next phase of the pandemic and understand the continued impact on healthcare.   Learn from healthcare peers and share your own perspectives in this collaborative event held over 2 half-day sessions in March.  The event will include interactive exercises with a chance to discuss your challenges and develop practical solutions across the continuum of care. 

    About the Summit

    LifeSpan and The Beacon Institute have teamed up with  the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) to bring you the 2021 Cross-Continuum Leadership Summit. Designed to prepare you for what lies ahead in the healthcare industry, the annual summit will inform you about the latest innovative care delivery models, and update you on technologies being used to improve outcomes.  

    As a stakeholder, you will need to be an actively engaged partner in the State’s vision for person-centered care, clinical innovation and excellence, and improved population health. The Cross-Continuum Leadership Summit will ready you for opportunities currently underway and those that lie ahead.

    Target Audience
    • Leaders at Hospitals, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, Assisted Living Communities, and Home Health Providers
    • Owners, Executive Directors, Administrators, Medical Directors, Clinical Leaders, and Home Health Providers
    • Hospital Executives, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and CIOs/CTOs

    Confirmed Speakers

    Remarks from William C. Ferguson, President of the Maryland State Senate

    With over 25 years of experience, Barbara Citarella  RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC, is internationally known for her expertise in the areas of disaster preparedness and leadership. She specializes in emergency disaster planning, bioterrorism, health care development and operations. She provides education to law enforcement and government agencies, health care providers, private sector, first responders, national and state associations in all aspects of disaster preparedness. Barbara serves as  a subject matter expert to ASPR TRACIE which stands for  Health and Human Services  Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response  Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange. This exchange was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of  healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

    Clifford Mitchell, MPH is the Director of the Environmental Health Bureau in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). The Bureau oversees the Office of Food Protection and four centers: Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology; Healthy Homes and Community Services; Injury and Sexual Assault Prevention; and Injury Epidemiology. His responsibilities include environmental public health tracking, monitoring hazardous algal blooms, coordination of environmental health activities with other state agencies, and direction of the department’s preventive medicine residency program.  Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Mitchell was an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has also done consulting for international, federal, state, and private entities in the fields of occupational health and indoor air quality.

    Danna L. Kauffman, Esq. joined Schwartz, Metz & Wise, in 2013 and became a partner in 2017. Throughout her career Danna has worked in various levels of State government and in the private sector. She has established a reputation as a problem solver and consensus builder who can handle complicated issues in a trusted and professional manner. Beginning in 1997, Danna served as Counsel to the then House Environmental Matters Committee, working on complex health care issues, and then spent three years as a senior legislative advisor to Governor Glendening, where she worked on a wide range of issues in the areas of health, environment, civil rights and homeland security. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, Danna served as the Senior Vice President of Public Policy for LifeSpan Network, the leading senior care provider association in Maryland. Raised in Howard County, Maryland, Danna holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Towson University, where she graduated cum laude. In 1996, she graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was an editor on the Maryland Law Review. Prior to entering State government service, Danna began her career as a litigation attorney at Smith, Somerville and Case, P.A.

    Heather Saunders holds a master’s degree in public health and a certification in infection control.  Heather first discovered her love for population health and infection control during a short-term assignment in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked with a multidisciplinary team to improve the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the Mathare Valley slums.  After spending the first 6 years of her nursing career in busy emergency departments, she transitioned away from the bedside to join the work at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as an Infection Control Epidemiologist.  Following the completion of her Master of Public Health degree, Heather became the infection prevention and control consultant for the State of Maryland, guiding the state's infection prevention and control efforts during the COVID pandemic.   
    Heather is excited to be back at Johns Hopkins in the Office of Population Health as the Director of Infection Control.  She looks forward to partnering with post-acute care facilities in the improvement of infection prevention and control in the post-acute care population.

    Full agenda and session descriptions coming soon!

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Exhibitor - $400

    • The Summit Exhibitor package includes the opportunity for two company representatives to attend the Leadership Summit. Your organization will be able to network and speak virtually with attendees. You will be one of only a handful of sponsors interacting with the attendees at this Summit. The virtual conference platform Remo is a great tool to socialize and network with Summit attendees. This package also includes recognition on the MNCHA website and in Summit promotional emails. This sponsorship includes access to all our educational programming as well!

    Banner Sponsor - $225

    • The banner sponsorship package includes the ability to create your own graphic that will be showcased at the Summit. Your graphic will be active for all attendees to see and can be hyperlinked to a location of your choosing. This package also includes recognition on the MNCHA website.

    * A limited number of sponsors will be accepted.
    • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Discuss long-term care planning options for seniors who do not have long-term care insurance and who are disqualified from purchasing it.  Learn discuss how long-term care financing works in America, the various public benefit programs available to seniors and the tricky eligibility rules associated with those benefits. Review the strategies we use to help seniors get these services.

    About the Speakers

    Lynn Socci, CMP™

    I have worked for a subacute facility as a director of rehab for 10+ years and have worked closely with Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance plans. I am an expert in the area of Medicaid eligibility and the implications of Medicaid planning gone wrong. I am also a Certified Medicaid Planner™ (CMP™), a licensed Life and Health insurance agent, and a licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L).

    Michael Anthony, JD, CMP™

    Michaela is a leading top national Medicaid expert, His background is in elder law; he is a former delegate to the  White House Conference on Aging, Chair of the Certified Medicaid Planner™ Governing Board, author and lecturer, and subject matter expert in the area of Medicaid Planning. Mr. Anthony wrote the largest textbook on the subject of Medicaid Planning and teaches an extensive curriculum of Continuing Legal Education.

    Registration is free but required to receive the Zoom information.

Past Events

Thursday, February 18, 2021 Tempus Labs COVID-19 Testing Information Session
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 MNCHA HHA Member Meeting
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 MNCHA DME Member Meeting
Thursday, December 03, 2020 MNCHA Private Duty Member Meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2020 HIPAA-- A Need for Cybersecurity in Healthcare
Thursday, November 19, 2020 MNCHA HHA Member Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 MNCHA PD Member Meeting
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 MNCHA DME Member Meeting
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 MNCHA Annual Meeting 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Sponsorship of the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 MNCHA Private Duty Member Meeting
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 The State of Home Care in Maryland
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 MNCHA Private Duty Member Meeting
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 MNCHA DME Member Meeting-- Now Open to All!
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 MNCHA HHA Member Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 MNCHA Private Duty Member Meeting
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Medicare Home Health Reimbursement: PDGM & Beyond
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 The PDGM National Summits
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 FREE Homecare, HIPAA and Security Webinar
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 MNCHA Private Duty Member Meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 MNCHA HHA Member Meeting
Thursday, February 20, 2020 MNCHA Home Care Boardroom with Home Care Pulse: Tackling Caregiver Turnover with Data
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 MNCHA DME Member Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 MNCHA Board Meeting and Luncheon
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Legislative Day - Legislative Appointments
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Legislative Day 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Active Shooter Response Training
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 Career Placement
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 MNCHA Private Duty Member Meeting
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 MNCHA DME Member Meeting
Monday, November 25, 2019 MNCHA HHA Member Meeting
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Home Health Orders for Nurse Practitioners under the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Home Health Orders for Nurse Practitioners under the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Home Health Orders for Nurse Practitioners under the Maryland Total Cost of Care Model
Friday, November 01, 2019 Advertising - e-Newsletter and Website
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 PDGM Training Seminar
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Annual Meeting 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Sponsorship of the 2019 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2019 Annual Meeting Board and Sponsor Dinner
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Dementia- Best Practices for Improving the Quality of Life of Dementia Patients
Thursday, September 12, 2019 The PDGM National Summits Webinar Series
Monday, September 09, 2019 2019 Public Policy Summit & Advocacy Day
Thursday, September 05, 2019 CMS Hospice FY2020 Final Rule
Thursday, August 29, 2019 Cardiovascular Disease: From A Fib to MI
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Networking Event
Thursday, August 08, 2019 PDGM Beyond the Basics: Clinical Impact Part II
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Maintaining Skin Integrity in the Senior Population
Thursday, July 18, 2019 PDGM: Developing a Plan for Success
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Clinical and Home Health Aide: Helping Your Patient Breathe Easier
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 MNCHA Private Duty Homecare Committee Meeting
Monday, June 24, 2019 Leadership Summit
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 MNCHA HHA Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Disaster Preparedness 2019 New Interpretive Guidelines
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 PDGM and the Role of the Clinical Manager: Do You Really Know How to Manage?
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Perspectives on True Palliative Care
Monday, June 10, 2019 Preparing for PDGM: Beyond the Basics: Clinical Impact
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 DME Legislative & Regulatory Conference
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 OASIS D Training and Certification
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Hospice Documentation Across the Levels of Care
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Legislative Day - Legislative Appointments
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Legislative Day
Saturday, March 09, 2019 Rehabilitation CEU Conference
Thursday, February 14, 2019 A Grass Roots Home Care Advocacy Event
Friday, September 21, 2018 Total Cost of Care – Partnering with Value and Quality
Sunday, January 01, 2017 Career Placement

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