Events

Upcoming events

    • March 07, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Teleconference

    **To register for this event, please fill out the attached form and send to Elizabeth at elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net**

    Complete this form: ATHOMES State Registration Forms March 7.docx.pdf


    How to Get Referrals from ALFs and ILFs

    A 90-Minute Lunch & Learn Audio Conference

    by 

    Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

    Thursday, March 7, 2024

    ****1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time****

    Replay: March 14, 2024 (Recorded playback available for 24 hours)

    Audio-Conference Description
    Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and Independent Living Facilities (ILFs) are committed to keeping residents in their apartments as long as possible using a variety of home care services; including Medicare certified home care, private duty home care, hospice, and HME services.  Establishment of successful relationships with ALFs and ILFs frequently involves all of the following: (1) Preferred Provider Agreements, (2) rental of space for use by liaisons and coordinators, and (3) wellness programs for residents.  Arrangements with ALFs and ILFs involving referrals, however, are heavily regulated, including for private duty agencies.  Participate in this teleconference to learn how to establish relationships with ALFs/ILFs step-by-step.  This will be a “deep dive” into how to work with ALFs/ILFs.  A client recently said that he had heard Mrs. Hogue talk about relationships with ALFs/ILFs for some time, but that the importance of such relationships “just clicked!”  Be sure they “click” for you, too, and not just for your competitors!


    About the Speaker:
    Elizabeth Hogue is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care.  Prior to becoming an attorney, she was employed as a personnel manager by a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan.  She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work, and employment experience in this area.  Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law.  She represents clients all over the country.  Her clients are professional associations, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers; including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, and hospices.  Ms. Hogue gives numerous presentations each year on health-related topics.  Her articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals.  Ms. Hogue is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

    How it works:
    Complete the Registration form for your agency and return to elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net. Registered locations will receive an e-mail confirmation two days prior to the teleconference with instructions on how to join the audio conference, access handouts, additional resources, etc. Participate in the live, interactive Q&A session via your telephone. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees are based on one phone connection; multiple site participation from your agency will be charged a separate registration fee for each.                                                                                                                                  

    REGISTER TODAY! Save time and travel costs, and include all staff members who will benefit from this program!



    • March 28, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Teleconference

    **To register for this event, please fill out the attached form and send to Elizabeth at elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net**

    Complete this form: ATHOMES State Registration Forms March 28.docx.pdf

    What to Do About Violence

    A 90-Minute Lunch & Learn Audio Conference

    by: Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

    Thursday, March 28, 2024

    ****1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time****

    Replay: April 4, 2024 (Recorded playback available for 24 hours)

    Audio-Conference Description
    Violence against providers of services in patients’ homes seems to be increasing.  Several staff members have recently lost their lives while visiting patients.  Home health agencies, hospices, private duty agencies, and HME companies have a duty to protect their staff members.  When providers fail to protect workers, they may violate OSHA requirements and may be liable for negligence.  What do current OSHA requirements say?  What do workers have to prove in order to hold providers liable for negligence?  How can providers avoid injuries to staff members, non-compliance with OSHA requirements, and liability for negligence?  What concrete steps should providers take now to manage their risks?  Learn what to do in light of a worsening problem for home 
    care providers of all types.  There will be plenty of time for questions during the teleconference and extensive handouts will be provided.


    About the Speaker:
    Elizabeth Hogue is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care.  Prior to becoming an attorney, she was employed as a personnel manager by a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan.  She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work, and employment experience in this area.  Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law.  She represents clients all over the country.  Her clients are professional associations, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers; including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, and hospices.  Ms. Hogue gives numerous presentations each year on health-related topics.  Her articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals.  Ms. Hogue is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

    How it works:
    ATHOMES State Registration Forms March 28.docx.pdf for your agency and return to elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net. Registered locations will receive an e-mail confirmation two days prior to the teleconference with instructions on how to join the audio conference, access handouts, additional resources, etc. Participate in the live, interactive Q&A session via your telephone. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees are based on one phone connection; multiple site participation from your agency will be charged a separate registration fee for each.                                                                                                                                  

    REGISTER TODAY! Save time and travel costs, and include all staff members who will benefit from this program!



    • April 17, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • April 18, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Four Points Sheraton Nashville - Brentwood, 760 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
    Register

    ATHOMES 2024 Annual Meeting
    April 17 - 18, 2024

    Four Points Sheraton Nashville - Brentwood

    760 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615) 964-5500 

    $189 per night ATHOMES Block Rate until MARCH 27th



    Hotel Block is Open
    Call 615-964-5500 to Book "ATHOMES" 
    Clickable link coming soon
    Block expires March 27

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    AGENDA COMING SOON

    Registration OPEN!

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    Provider Registration

    ATHOMES Member: $295 // Non-Member: $595

    Additional Attendees: $195 per person

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    Vendor Registration

    ATHOMES Member Vendor: $500 // Non-Member Vendor: $850

    Additional Representatives: $195 per person

    • April 25, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Teleconference

    **To register for this event, please fill out the attached form and send to Elizabeth at elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net**

    Complete this form:ATHOMES State Registration Forms April.docx.pdf

    How to Respond to Audits

    A 90-Minute Lunch & Learn Audio Conference

    by 

    Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

    Thursday, April 25, 2024
    ****1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time****


    Replay: May 2, 2024 (Recorded playback available for 24 hours)


    Audio-Conference Description

    Home health, hospice, private duty, and HME providers are routinely subject to audits of all kinds; including by MACs, SMRCs, RACs, and UPICS.  The purpose of this teleconference is to help providers respond successfully to all types of audits.  What is the first step providers should take to respond to audits?  What should providers do if they find deficiencies in documentation?  Can providers supplement and/or amend records before submission?  If so, how should providers do so?  What about summaries of records?  Are they useful and, if so, how?  What should be included in summaries?  Providers continue to take a beating from auditors, so now is the time to understand the best way to beat them.  There will be plenty of time for questions during the teleconference and extensive handouts will be provided.

    About the Speaker:
    Elizabeth Hogue is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care.  Prior to becoming an attorney, she was employed as a personnel manager by a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan.  She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work, and employment experience in this area.  Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law.  She represents clients all over the country.  Her clients are professional associations, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers; including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, and hospices.  Ms. Hogue gives numerous presentations each year on health-related topics.  Her articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals.  Ms. Hogue is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

    How it works:
    Complete the Registration form for your agency and return to elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net. Registered locations will receive an e-mail confirmation two days prior to the teleconference with instructions on how to join the audio conference, access handouts, additional resources, etc. Participate in the live, interactive Q&A session via your telephone. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees are based on one phone connection; multiple site participation from your agency will be charged a separate registration fee for each.                                                                                                                                  

    REGISTER TODAY! Save time and travel costs, and include all staff members who will benefit from this program!




    • May 23, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Teleconference

    **To register for this event, please fill out the attached form and send to Elizabeth at elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net**

    Complete this form: ATHOMES State Registration Forms May.docx.pdf

    Restrictive Covenants

    A 90-Minute Lunch & Learn Audio Conference

    by 

    Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.

    Thursday, May 23, 2024

    ****1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time****

    Replay: May 30, 2024 (Recorded playback available for 24 hours)

    Audio-Conference Description
    Restrictive covenants take many forms; including non-competes, non-solicitation, and non-disparagement agreements.  Home health agencies, hospices, private duty agencies, and HME companies have all used restrictive covenants.  Marketing and key staff members have often entered into non-compete agreements with their employers. Non-competes, however, are currently under tremendous fire.  What can employers do?  How should non-compete clauses be structured so that they are likely to pass muster with regulators?  What about geographic limits?  What about the length of time that non-competes are in effect?  Employers may also be concerned about solicitation of both patients and other employees.  How can they protect themselves from potentially serious losses?  What about the use of non-disparagement agreements to help ensure that former employees don’t “bad-mouth” employers to patients, employees, and others in the community?  There will be plenty of time for questions during this teleconference and extensive handouts will be provided.

    About the Speaker:
    Elizabeth Hogue is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care.  Prior to becoming an attorney, she was employed as a personnel manager by a Blue Cross-Blue Shield Plan.  She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work, and employment experience in this area.  Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law.  She represents clients all over the country.  Her clients are professional associations, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers; including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, and hospices.  Ms. Hogue gives numerous presentations each year on health-related topics.  Her articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals.  Ms. Hogue is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

    How it works:
    Complete this Registration Form for your agency and return to elizabethhogue@elizabethhogue.net. Registered locations will receive an e-mail confirmation two days prior to the teleconference with instructions on how to join the audio conference, access handouts, additional resources, etc. Participate in the live, interactive Q&A session via your telephone. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees are based on one phone connection; multiple site participation from your agency will be charged a separate registration fee for each.                                                                                                                                  

    REGISTER TODAY! Save time and travel costs, and include all staff members who will benefit from this program!


About ATHOMES

The Association for Tennessee Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Services (ATHOMES) is an active, member-driven trade association exclusively focused on serving the needs of all types of home medical equipment suppliers in Tennessee, the customers and family caregivers they serve, and homecare vendors who provide quality products and resources. 

Contacts

Ph: 919-387-1221

Fax: 919-249-1394

Email: beth@athomes.org



ATHOMES Mailing Address:

PO Box 4411

Cary, NC 27519-4411


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