HealthPRO Heritage's Virtual L.E.A.P. Symposium
These sessions will provide attendees insight on industry trends, rebuilding, census and innovation in care and payment models. Just like last year, sessions are complimentary for attendees and offer up to 6 hours of continuing education credits.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 06 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20220322-6-A73147-DL

Please scroll down to register for each session individually for calendar reminders.

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Six Sessions are described as:
  • Top Trends in Aging Services for 2021Transition to a New Landscape
    With Brian Ellsworth and Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey of Health Dimensions Group //
    The global pandemic and vaccine distribution have profoundly affected the senior care and senior living sectors. As such providers must recognize and prepare for the new trends that will shape the future of healthcare delivery.
  • Time to ReBuild Part I: Assess + Renew a Foundation of Trust
    Panel discussion including Bill McGinley of ACHCA, Aaron Campbell of Jarrard Inc, and Kristy Yoskey of HealthPRO Heritage // Overcoming strained community & employee relations is an important first step towards moving beyond the fallout caused by the pandemic. After all, growth initiatives (e.g.: census development as discussed in Time to ReBuild: Part 2) and future success will be contingent on an organization’s ability to calm fears & affirm trust among internal & external stakeholders.
  • Time to ReBuild Part II: Census Development
    Senior care and senior living communities face the challenge of a significant decline in census due to challenges caused by the pandemic (addressed in Time to ReBuild: Part 1). Expert consultants share sophisticated (yet practical) resources and best practices to build back occupancy, including:

    • How to identify current market needs using data analytics systems
    • Harnessing/developing your communities’ programmatic strengths to re-position and/or capitalize on niche market opportunities
    • Understand the importance of capturing & leveraging performance reporting in supporting census initiatives
  • Innovation in Senior Care Models: What's Next?
    Panel discussion including Christina Weir Ripley of Highmark Health, Mollie Gurian of LeadingAge, and Hilary Forman of HealthPRO Heritage // New cutting-edge service delivery paradigms -- that had been gaining momentum prior to 2020 -- have been accelerated in response to the new healthcare landscape shaped by COVID-19. Improved patient experience, reduced cost of care delivery, enhanced outcomes, and aversion to institutionalized care are driving these examples of care innovation.
  • Innovation in Progression Payment Systems: A Very Different Fiscal Future
    Future success will require SNFs to understand the ‘long game’ of balancing multiple payer systems and being prepared to operationalize an approach -- that leverages reliable data analytics -- to take on risk. Panelists to tackle what’s needed to develop a substantive fiscal strategy, including:
    • Understanding evolving models of care and payment systems (ACO, BPCI Advanced, etc.)
    • How pervasive & quickly our industry is evolving from value-based care to risk-based payment models
    • The importance of understanding your organization’s risk tolerance in order to prepare for alternate contracting models
    • How to balance immediate cash flow needs with the upside and downside of risk arrangements
  • Innovation in Home & Community-Based Services: A New Frontier
    Panel discussion including Rich Boyson of Elisa Jennins, Dan Nimon of Pinnacle, Aaron Tripp of LeadingAge, and Jason Sasser of HealthPRO Heritage //

    The pandemic has shaken the confidence of the ‘Boomers, intensifying their propensity towards home and community-based services. Moreover, reimbursement reform is also reshaping the future of how providers & seniors are leveraging home health services. Panelists will explore the importance of home health partnerships, and the opportunities they present to long term care providers.