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Annual Meeting 2019

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd., Hanover, MD, 21076


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Changing Times: Home-Based Care Strategies for an Aging Population

Join homecare industry leaders and practitioners from throughout the Maryland-D.C. region at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve for the Annual Meeting of the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association.

The aging population continues to increase while the  caregiver population is in decline and the state and federal reimbursement landscape continues to shift. These events continue to challenge the homecare industry to be strategic and forward thinking in care delivery.  Join us to be part of this very important conversation.

View the Annual Meeting Brochure

Keynote Speaker

Paul Osterman, Ph.D.
Author and NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management

M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and Department of Urban Planning, M.I.T.

Sponsored by...BAYADA Home Health Care

Dr. Paul Osterman is the NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and the Department of Urban Planning, M.I.T. He was formerly Deputy Dean for Faculty and MBA Teaching at the Sloan School.

Osterman’s recent books include: Who Will Care For Us?  Long Term Care and the Long Term Care Workforce (Russell Sage, 2016); Economy In Society (MIT Press, 2013) and Good Jobs America:  Making Work Better For Everyone (Russell Sage, 2011); The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They Are, How They Work, Why They Matter (Harvard Business School Press, 2008);  Gathering Power:  The Future of Progressive Politics In America (Beacon Press), 2003; Securing Prosperity:  How the American Labor Market Has Changed and What To Do About It (Princeton University Press, 1999). In addition, he has written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on topics such as the organization of work within firms, labor market policy, and economic development. Osterman has been a senior administrator of job training programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and consulted widely to firms, government agencies, foundations, community groups, and public interest organizations. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T.

Meet the Speakers

Steve "The Hurricane" Weiss
Hurricane Marketing Enterprises

Steve “The Hurricane” Weiss is a dynamic and entertaining public speaker, known for his expertise and knowledge in the healthcare sales and marketing world. Steve founded his current company, Hurricane Marketing Enterprises, in 2012 with a goal of helping healthcare agencies around the world grow their organizations to 7 figures and beyond. With his dedication and hard work, Steve has developed a foolproof program which enables start-up businesses to quickly get ahead of the competition while helping existing agencies experience an explosive transformation. Many of his clients double and even triple annual revenue in as little as six months.

Bill Dombi, Esq.
National Association for Home Care and Hospice

Bill Dombi specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With over 37 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the institution on Medicare PPS for home health in 2000, and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. With litigation, Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, a nationwide class action against then-HCFA for its failure to enforce the federal HMO Act, litigation directed against the "Interim Payment System" for the Medicare home health benefit, and a lawsuit addressing the so-called Medicare “case mix creep adjustments” in 2008-2010.

John E. Gallagher                
Vice President, Government Relations
The VGM Group, Inc. 

John E. Gallagher is Vice President of Government Relations for the VGM Group, Inc. where he is responsible for advocating on behalf of VGM members/DME providers to Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies. Gallagher has also amassed thousands of miles, traveling across the country to educate both the state associations and independent providers on regulatory and government issues. Additionally, Gallagher has worked tenaciously to promote upstanding service within the home medical equipment industry.  He is a board member of both the Healthcare Quality Association for Accreditation (HQAA) and the Fraud Eradication Advisory Team (FEAT).  John received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in management from the State University of New York – Binghamton.  Prior to his 2002 employment with VGM, John served as a U.S. Army Signal Corp. Officer from 1983 to 1989.  He also held a number of executive positions in the medical equipment industry.  

Registration Fees

Advanced Rates (Valid until August 2, 2019)

  • Advanced Member - $299
  • Advanced Non-Member - $399

Early Bird Rates (Valid from August 2, 2019 until August 30, 2019)

  • Early Bird Member - $325
  • Early Bird Non-Member - $425

Standard Rates (Valid from August 30, 2019 until September 26, 2019)

  • Member - $425
  • Non-Member - $525

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve is a luxury boutique hotel which offers the best of both worlds: access to shopping, entertainment, businesses and government agencies combined with close proximity to the airport.


For overnight accommodations, please call 888-624-4011 or book online. Identify yourself as with the MNCHA room block; if you book online, enter the code 190925MNCH under "group code". Room rates are guaranteed at $159/night. Last day to book is Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Please note that the room block is first come, first serve and rooms may be limited.

Parking Information

Parking is free at the Hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Cultivate and enhance your business relationships with homecare decision makers! This one-day exhibit event will provide you with face-to-face interactions and brand awareness with a dynamic group of leaders.

Click here to view sponsorship options and register.

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