VALUE, hosted by Home Health Care News and Hospice News, is a one-day, dual-track event offering effective networking and value-based care education and analysis.

With a mix of executive roundtables and fireside chats, attendees will walk away with the information they need to position themselves for the next generation of post-acute care payment.

Provider Ticket: $475
Vendor Ticket: $1,500
Virtual Ticket: $200 *please note the event is not being live-streamed

Event Details

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central
Convene, 16 W Adams, Chicago, IL 60603
Who Attends
C-suite and executive level professionals from home health, hospice, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as banking, finance, M&A, law, and regulatory professionals.

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Dress Code
Business Attire
Networking Reception
All registrants are invited to a networking reception, sponsored by WellSky. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

June 8, 2022
5 – 7 PM Central
The Marq, 60 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603


  • 9 – 9:10 AM
    Opening Remarks

    • The State of Value-Based Care in the Home Health Setting
      Track A: HHCN
      9:15 – 9:55 AM

      Learn how far along value-based care is within home health while hearing about specific ways providers have assessed value-based opportunities. This session will set the stage for the rest of the day.

      • Jennifer Schiller
        Executive Director
        Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation
      • Paul Pino
        Co-Founder and Chief Development & Analytics Officer
        Integrated Home Care Services
    • Medicare Advantage Carve-In: Year 1 in Action, Strategies for Year 2
      Track B: HSPN
      9:15 – 9:55 AM

      In this session, hospice leaders and payers will discuss their experience with Year 1 of the hospice component of the Value-Based Insurance Design demonstration, as well as their outlook for 2022 and 2023.

      • Cassie Gochenaur
        Associate Vice President
    • Navigating Value-Based Care in Home Health – Brought to you by AlayaCare
      Track A: HHCN
      10:00 – 10:40 AM

      • Tony Ott
        Director of Strategy
      • Cheryl Foster
        Director, Home Health
        North Kansas City Hospital
    • M&A Trends in Hospice 2022-2023 – Brought to you by Mertz Taggart
      Track B: HSPN
      10:00 – 10:40 AM

      • Cory Mertz
        Managing Partner
        Mertz Taggart
      • Freeman Smith Jr
        President, North Region
        Traditions Health
      • Bruce Vanderlaan
        Managing Director
        Mertz Taggart
  • 10:40 – 11:20 AM
    Networking Break / Executive Connect

    • Inside the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model
      Track A: HHCN
      11:20 AM – 12 PM

      This session will outline how the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model works and give home health providers the keys to success come 2023, the first performance year under the nationwide expansion.

      • Brent Korte
        Chief Home Care Officer
      • Dean Lee
        President & CEO
    • CMMI Outlook What’s Next in Hospice Payment?
      Track B: HSPN
      11:20 AM – 12 PM

      The Center for Medicare & Medicaid recently announced a “refresh” of its program development strategy. We will look at how this may affect hospice and palliative care providers, as well as the future of programs such as the Serious Illness Population model.

      • Gary Bacher
        Chief Officer for Strategy, Policy, & Legal Affairs
        Capital Caring Health
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM
    Lunch & Networking

    • Taking Risk: How to Approach Payers
      Track A: HHCN
      1 – 1:40 PM

      Home health operators are increasingly interested in taking financial risk on the care they deliver. Securing such arrangements remains difficult, however. This panel will explore ways home health providers have migrated toward risk – and how they got those conversations started with payers.

      • Kyu Rhee
        SVP & Aetna Chief Medical Officer
        CVS Health
      • Chris Dodd
        Chief Medical Officer
    • The Value-Based Care Regulatory Landscape
      Track B: HSPN
      1 – 1:40 PM

      The federal government through Medicare pays for 98% of hospice care in the US, and those dollars come with an evolving set of rules, with regulations tailored for each individual program. This session will examine the regulatory and compliance hurdles associated with value-based payment models.

      • Annie Acs
        Senior Director of Health Policy & Innovation
      • Katie Wehri
        Director, Home Care & Hospice Regulatory Affairs
        National Association for Home Care & Hospice
  • 1:40 – 2:20 PM
    Networking Break / Executive Connect

    • Building a Value-Based Care Business: Where to Invest
      Track A: HHCN
      2:20 – 3 PM

      To succeed in value-based care arrangements, home health providers need to have a diverse toolbox. Not all tools come with the same value-based care ROI, however. This session will highlight where two providers have invested to support their value-based care strategies.

      • Steve Landers
        President & CEO
        VNA Health Group
      • Natalie Pagoria
        Chief Medical Officer, Home Health & Innovations
    • Service Diversification: Hospice Is No Longer Just Hospice
      Track B: HSPN
      2:20 – 3 PM

      The consensus among most providers is that to reap the benefits of value-based payment, they must expand their business lines to include more than traditional hospice care. This session will focus on strategies for engaging patients further upstream of end-of-life and how to leverage services in a value-based payment environment.

      • Terri Maxwell
        General Manager & Chief Clinical Officer
        CareCentrix Serious Illness Care at Home
      • Patrick Miller
        Chief Operating Officer & EVP
        NorthStar Care Community
      • Christina Andrews
        Director of Professional Services
Why Providers Should Attend VALUE
For home health providers, The Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model is one of the biggest examples of value-based care. The model is set for a U.S. expansion starting next year, with upside and downside payment adjustments coming in 2025. But providers who have participated in the nine-state HHVBP demo will tell you that success isn’t easy. For starters, achieving upside under the model requires serious investment around clinician education, documentation and patient satisfaction. Operators who don’t prepare now risk falling behind their competition – especially with providers competing with one another for HHVBP dollars on a national scale.

Hospice providers have largely been stuck in a fee-for-service world. That’s starting to change, however. For hospice providers, one of the most evident examples of the change is the Medicare Advantage (MA) Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) initiative, or the “MA carve-in.” Industry insiders have described VBID, now in Year 2, as the single-greatest policy issue since the hospice benefit was created.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which ticket type should I purchase?

    Provider tickets are for owners and providers of home health and hospice care. Vendor tickets are for professionals providing products, services and capital to the home health and hospice industries.

  • What is the virtual ticket option?

    A virtual ticket provides access to audio recordings only from the in-person event. The event is not being live-streamed. Audio recordings will be provided within 48 hours after the in-person event.

    Please note, any slide decks used at the in-person event will not be available to access.

  • What is the refund policy?

    You have 90-days form purchase to receive a full refund on your ticket. Following 90-days, refunds will not be issued but you can transfer your ticket to another person at no cost.

  • What will the VALUE Conference cover?

    The event will cover existing and future payment models in the home health and hospice industries.

    VALUE combines two prior virtual events, HHCN Medicare Advantage Summit and HSPN Value-Based Care Summit.