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2017 Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting

5/10/2017 to 5/12/2017

When: May 10-12, 2017
Where: Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Lane NW
Alexandria, Minnesota  56308
United States
Allison Kindseth

Phone: 651-635-0923

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The MHCA 47th Annual Meeting & Expo will be held at the Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, MN on May 10-12, 2017. Geared for the wide spectrum of dedicated home care providers seeking knowledge and value, this “super hero” themed event is a can’t miss opportunity! Make plans now to send multiple staff, so you can partake in all (3) of the concurrent education sessions – Leadership, Clinical, & Regulatory/Licensure.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend!

  • TO LEARN & ADVANCE YOUR CAREER – Attend top rated education sessions and participate in hands-on simulations in the expo hall
  • TO BE INSPIRED – Celebrate your colleagues’ achievements at the Recognition Program
  • TO GAIN INSIGHT – Get answers to your most pressing questions - “Ask the Nurse Consultant” or visit with MDH & DHS staff during expo hours
  • TO FIND NEW BUSINESS PARTNERS – Visit 40+ exhibits featuring home care products and services designed to increase your agency’s efficiency and level of care
  • TO NETWORK & MEET NEW PEOPLE – Meet and mingle with the people who “speak your language” during networking events and region meetings


Early Bird Rate
until April 26

Standard Rate
April 27 - May 3

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*A full conference registration may not be shared among multiple people; each attendee must individually register and pay a registration fee.


Opening Keynote: Home Care and Hospice is a Marathon: Developing Your Marathon Mentality
MATTHEW D. JONES, Three Time Cancer Survivor & Marathon Runner, Bedford, TX

Matt's Opening Keynote, "Home Care and Hospice is a Marathon - Developing Your Marathon Mentality” will show you how to attain VICTORY by developing your "Marathon Mentality" and crossing your Finish Line! Gain inspiration, motivation, and skills designed to boost your career to new heights from Matt’s inspiring story of going from being a three-time cancer conqueror, to relearning how to walk, to completing 7 marathons on 7 continents (San Diego, Rome, Tokyo, Peru, Perth, Cape Town, and Antarctica)!

Medicare Update: Home Health Certification and Recertification
LAURI DOMINGO, RN, Home Health Clinical Consultant, Provider Outreach & Education, National Government Services, Inc., East Syracuse, NY

Lauri has 26 years of experience in healthcare to include billing, credentialing, provider relations, case management, and later nursing in the areas of General Medicine, Telemetry, Hemodialysis, and Addiction Medicine. She began her career in the Medicare Program in 2011 as a Nurse Reviewer for Appeals and Grievance at National Government Services. She then worked as a Senior Nurse Reviewer with the Mobile Medical Review Team where she provided on site auditing and education for inpatient hospitals and home health agencies in Jurisdiction K. She currently holds the position of Home Health Clinical Consultant in Jurisdictions 6 and K covering 24 states and territories providing education on current Medicare regulations.

Federal Health Care Policy Update: What's in Store for Home Health "Under New Management"
COLIN ROSKEY, Attorney, Alston & Bird, Washington, D.C.

Colin focuses on federal health care program payment and operational issues affecting stakeholders with concerns ranging from licensure and survey and certification issues to complex prospective payment system methodologies and coverage, coding and reimbursement strategies for new services and technologies. He advises stakeholder sectors on novel and evolutionary payment systems changes affecting diverse sectors, including insurers, manufacturers, providers and suppliers at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

2017 State Legislative Summary

KEVIN GOODNO, MHCA Government Relations Counsel, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., St. Paul, MN

Kevin Goodno currently serves as Government Relations Council for MHCA. He also has extensive experience in state and local government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Kevin served as commissioner of Minnesota’s largest agency, the Department of Human Services. Before joining the Department of Human Services, he served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for twelve years being recognized for his leadership on health care, human services and tax policy issues. Kevin’s private sector experience includes practicing business and employment law with a Moorhead law firm and owning and operating a retail business. Kevin received his LLM in Taxation and JD in Law from William Mitchell College of Law and his BA from Concordia College.

Closing Session: Burning Bright: How to Move Through Fear & Overcome Obstacles
JILL BLASHACK STRAHAN, Founder & CEO, Tastefully Simple, Alexandria, MN

Jill has become one of the nation’s leading female entrepreneurs. Jill was born and raised in Villard, Minnesota, and grew up on her family’s farm, where she was deeply influenced by her father’s entrepreneurial spirit. Within five years of launching Tastefully Simple, Jill grew the business to an $11.8 million company, and three years later, company sales hit $100 million.

  * Disclaimer: This conference and the particular sessions listed above are not affiliated in any way with Marvel Entertainment, the Walt Disney Company, or any similar entertainment business.




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