2023 Program

See below for our 2023 program, Accelerating Home, which brought together industry trailblazers, innovators and critical thinkers to identify how organizations could seize this point in time to unleash their potential and accelerate the shift to person-centered care in the home. 

The 2024 program will be available in the early fall. 

Sunday, January 22  Monday, January 23  ​​​​Tuesday, January 24  ​​​​Wednesday, January 25

12:00 - 5:00 PM


Kennedy Space Center
The Amazing Race at Disney Springs
Home Care 100 Executive Golf Tournament
Tranquil Crews & Brews
Reel in the Fun at Disney's Bass Fishing
Death by Chocolate

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Please join us to kick off the conference - grab a drink, greet old friends, meet new colleagues, and enjoy a beautiful view. 

Dinner is on your own this evening.

Monday, January 23  Back to Top

7:00 - 7:50 AM


7:50 - 9:00 AM    General Session

Big Bets: CEO Panel

In the face of a challenging landscape lies an opportunity to lean in on new growth strategies, emerging innovation, and stretch our leadership capabilities. This session will highlight some of the “Big Bets” being made in the industry today including: unique business models; revenue diversification; shifting to value; and uncommon partnerships. You’ll also get an outline of focus areas to consider for the future.

Jeanette Flom, Moderator, Managing Director, Home Care 100
Susan Benoit, President, CenterWell Home Health
Margaret Haynes, President & CEO, Right at Home
Barbara Jacobsmeyer, President & CEO, Enhabit Home Health & Hospice
Shelly Sun, Founder & CEO, BrightStar Care

9:00 - 9:10 AM    General Session

Home Care National Legislative & Regulatory Update

This opening overview will summarize the historic final rule for the 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System, including an assessment of the rate cuts (and omnibus law), ongoing lobbying efforts, the state of CMS transparency, and advocacy priorities for providers in the new year. 

Bill Dombi, President, National Association for Home Care & Hospice

9:10 - 10:00 AM    General Session

The State of Medicare Reimbursement: Policy, Payment and Provider Advocacy

In this two-part panel discussion, providers, policy makers and key home care stakeholders will take up existential questions affecting the future of home health reimbursement.

Part I: Rate Cut Implications

There’s much more to this final rule than meets the eye. We’ll unpack how it affects providers, presumed flaws in CMS methodology, MedPAC’s views on margins, the changing payer mix landscape, and what this saga reveals about the state of relations between providers and CMS. 

Part II: Advancing Advocacy!

Provider efforts were critical in amending the original proposed rule, but where do we go from here?  We’ll take a candid look at current advocacy efforts to understand what’s working, what’s not, and what’s necessary on the home care provider advocacy front to gain significantly greater leverage in Washington. 

Tim Craig (Moderator), SVP, Payers, Policy & Innovation, Home Care 100
Joanne Cunningham, CEO, Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH)
David Grabowski, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Bruce Greenstein, EVP, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, LHC Group
John Olajide, President & CEO, Axxess
Steve Rodgers, CEO, AccentCare
Andrew Woods, CEO, Liberty Partners Group

10:45 - 11:45 AM    General Session

When to Walk Away from Medicare Advantage

Accepting commodity status in a time of strained clinical capacity simply doesn’t make sense. We’ll outline the top strategies for changing the nature of the conversation with MA plans from “percentage of spend” ancillary to “percentage of value” partner, specifically: developing higher acuity, chronic care and advanced illness management services; leveraging health system and other provider relationships; assuming upside/downside risk.

Tim Bateman (Moderator), VP, Lincoln Intelligence Group
Stacie Bratcher, CEO, Jet Health
Andrew Galbierz, SVP Payer Relations, Amedisys
Katy Lanz, Principal Advisor, TopSight Partners

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM    Keynote

ReCulturing Keynote: The Roadmap to Retention Starts with Leadership

Melissa Daimler’s modern definition of culture is more of a verb than a noun. Culture is not something we have, but rather something we do, and her powerful ReCulturing framework will show how home-based care leaders can directly drive strong culture - and ultimately long-term hiring and retention success - through three key elements:

Understanding the behaviors expected throughout your organization.
Identifying the systems that help sustain those behaviors.
Shaping practices that integrate “why you work” and “how you do it” into the employee experience.

You'll hear real-life stories of what has and hasn't worked at influential companies, including Melissa's own experiences at Adobe, Twitter, and WeWork.

Melissa Daimler, Chief Learning Officer and Author, Udemy
Tim Ashe (Facilitator), Chief Clinical Officer, WellSky

12:30 - 1:40 PM


1:50 - 3:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

Workshop: Accelerating Your DEIB Culture

Is your senior leadership team representative of your workforce’s diverse makeup? At the leadership level, diverse representation is not only foundational to your culture but also integral to your success.

Introduction to DEIB

Erika Sandoval, Senior Partner, Strategic Advisory Group, UKG™

BAYADA Fireside Chat

David Baiada, CEO, BAYADA Home Health Care
Erika Sandoval, Senior Partner, Strategic Advisory Group, UKG™


Using data compiled from the pre-conference survey as a starting point, we will work together and discuss tangible tactics that can be used to advance all DEIB initiatives within your organization.

Kristen Duell, Founder, IDEAL for Healthcare
Michelle Pickering, Executive Director, IDEAL for Healthcare
Bill Simione III, Managing Principal, SimiTree

The Key to Growth: Developing Our Pipeline of Clinicians & Caregivers

Home care providers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-position themselves to the youth of America and make caregiving cool. Join us as we explore how providers can drive awareness around home health career paths by leveraging shareable video content. Then we'll drill down into more tactical ways to drive consideration and conversions via industry-wide efforts and local partnerships.

David Ellis, President & Founder, Lincoln Healthcare Leadership
John Higgins, Post Acute Analyst, Lincoln Intelligence Group - Home Care
Nathan Jones, Founder, Dash Media Presentations
Charles McDonough, CEO, Interim HealthCare of the Upstate
Dean Palombaro, Director of Vibes, Foundations

3:15 - 4:45 PM

Speed Meetings

These rapid-format meetings are only eight minutes each, connecting you with eight innovative solution partners who can share some fresh insights for your most pressing business challenges. You might even find a valuable new business partner!

6:30 - 9:00 PM

That's Amore! Reception & Dinner

Experience a piece of the Italian countryside right here in Orlando - from the ambiance, live music, bocce ball courts, and food we're transporting you for an evening you won't forget. Be sure to keep your eyes open for a few surprises and there might even be a sighting of the Home Care 100 band. 

Tonight's activities are outside - we recommend bringing a light jacket or wrap. Ladies, we encourage flat shoes or wedges as your heels may get stuck in the grass.  

Tuesday, January 24  Back to Top

7:00 - 7:50 AM


8:00 - 9:00 AM    General Session

Risk and the Pursuit of Gainful Reimbursement 

What is the strategy that makes home care less dependent on diminishing reimbursement from MA plans or CMS rate cuts?  One answer is risk. In this opening day-two session, we take a look at emerging risk-based home care models to explore how they offer providers either better reimbursement or the opportunity to share in, or own, upside/downside risk.

Tim Craig (Moderator), SVP, Payers, Policy & Innovation, Home Care 100


8:15 - 8:30 AM

Case Study: Resilient Healthcare

This home-focused MSO (in partnership with an IPO taking fully delegated risk from MA) works with home health providers on hospital-at-home and care management, with an opportunity for FFS-plus and/or bonus-structured reimbursement. 

Jackleen Samuel, CEO, Resilient Healthcare

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Case Study: Empath Health

This traditional-provider-turned-risk-bearer has gone all-in on risk with PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), a full-capitation model in which Empath gets a PMPM payment and assumes full financial risk, as well as full financial reward. 

Rhonda Sanders-Allamon, Chief Mission Access Officer, Empath Health

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Case Study: Homeward (with Priority Health)

This Michigan start is creating a new category of rural home health via physician services, virtual care and mobile clinics, structured as a total-cost-of-care full-risk partnership with regional Medicare Advantage plan Priority Health. 

Stephanie Gutendorf, SVP, Market Strategy and Development, Homeward
Carrie Kincaid, SVP of Market Development, Priority Health

9:00 - 10:00 AM    General Session

Full-Risk Physician-Led Chronic Care Management (CCM)

What do Chronic Care Management companies excel at that home health providers can learn from? We’ll showcase three full-risk in-home chronic care management companies and discuss critical learnings for home health providers in the areas of MCO contracting, data management, care coordination, telehealth, and engendering a culture of value.

Tim Craig (Moderator), SVP, Payers, Policy & Innovation, Home Care 100


9:00 - 9:10 AM

Case Study: HarmonyCares

This 30-year-old physician house calls company has recently pivoted into a leading full-capitation chronic care management model built around in-home physician services with outsourced home health care, structured by MSSP (upside/downside); ACO REACH; and MA contracting. 

James Lydiard, Chief Strategy Officer, HarmonyCares

9:10 - 9:20 AM

Case Study: Landmark Health

Launched by Adam Boehler in 2013, Landmark (now part of Optum/UHC) is a multidisciplinary mobile medical group that coordinates and delivers in-home care to chronic patient populations in partnership with at-risk PCPs and MA plans.

Chris Johnson, CEO, Landmark Health

9:20 - 9:30 AM

Case Study: Heal

Positioned originally as house calls for the general public, Heal made a hard shift in 2021 to focus exclusively on risk-based contracting with Medicare and Medicare Advantage, with a focus on longitudinal management through in-person visits, telemedicine and remote patient monitoring.

Sachin Nagrani, MD, Medical Director, Heal

9:30 - 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion

10:45 - 11:30 AM    Concurrent Sessions

M&A Outlook: The Bulls Keep Running

Providers, payers, PE and even retail are driving up bidding and keeping home care hot. We’ll analyze how the economy is impacting selloffs, which sectors have the strongest valuation, strategies that will lead to greater leverage, and where deal volume is most likely to accelerate in the coming 18 months.

Les Levinson, Moderator, Co-Head Transactional Health Law Practice, Robinson & Cole LLP
Chris Hendrickson, Senior Managing Director, Ziegler
Nick Muscato, Chief Strategy Officer, Amedisys
Daniel Pang, Principal, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Tim Waddell, SVP, Corporate Development, AccentCare

Stepping Up to the Plate: Thriving in a Carve-In World

Progressive hospice organizations aren’t sitting on the bench waiting to see the effects of the MA/hospice pilot programs – they are forging their own futures. Three providers will delve into their vision for the future of hospice and share programs they are participating in (including VBID), unique initiatives they’re developing, and how they plan to prove their value to MA partners for the long haul.

Meg Pekarske, Moderator, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
Carla Davis, SVP of Hospice Operations, LHC Group
Liz Fowler, President and CEO, Bluegrass Care Navigators
Jordan Holland, VP Value-Based Contracting, Compassus

The Keys to Great Care Management

Among the capabilities payers value most from providers, care management is quickly rising to the top. But there is no off-the-shelf formula for how to effectively navigate and manage patients across the continuum. So we’ve assembled a panel of providers to share their blueprint to build out longitudinal care management as a core competency.

Maria WarrenModerator, Vice President, McBee
Ryan Iwamoto, Co-Founder, 24 Hour Home Care
Rose Madden-Baer, SVP, Population Health and Clinical Support Services, VNS Health
Anne Markowitz Recht, Director of Care Management, Caring People

Family Caregiving - Big Need, Big Opportunity

Family caregiving is taking off, with support from HHS.  In light of current labor headwinds, we’ll decipher how this little-known workforce can be a huge asset for professional home care, and what it looks like to incorporate family caregivers into a care plan.  We’ll also explore the family caregiver business opportunity, including state-led initiatives that afford home care providers the chance to partner as program “conveners” and manage payment, training and quality control.

Tina Pickett, Moderator, Director, ATI Advisory
Andrea Cohen, Founder & Vice Chair, HouseWorks
Vicki Hoak, Executive Director, Home Care Association of America
Peter Ross, CEO & Co-Founder, Senior Helpers

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions

Achieving Better Outcomes & Margin with Behavioral Health at Home

Integrated behavioral health at home is emerging as a vital component to fixing the nation’s mental health crisis. As a forerunner in providing community-based behavioral healthcare, VNS Health will spotlight how this service line improves clinical outcomes, strengthens payer relationships, and increases value to referral partners.

Dan Savitt, President & CEO, VNS Health

Palliative Care – The Missing Link

Palliative care is a key strategic piece to true chronic care management and owning the full scope of the patient’s journey. One industry innovator will share their story, and the essential elements of a palliative care model that is both successful and sustainable.

Kristofer Smith, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Prospero Health

Stepping Up to Service Supplemental Medicare Advantage Benefits

Many seniors cannot age at home without access to support services, including non-emergency transportation and prepared-meal delivery. One company will share its early learnings on taking risk to meet these needs in a big way.

Seth Ravine, SVP, Head of Innovation & New Product, Modivcare

Tapping Virtual Physicians for Home Health Onboarding

AccentCare and Sound Physicians will share a novel collaboration designed to expedite hospital discharges for patients without a PCP.  Their case study will demonstrate how virtual patient visits benefit both the home health provider (by ensuring timely initiation of care) as well as the physician group (by expanding the patient panel).  

Brian Carpenter, National Medical Director, Telemedicine, Sound Physicians
Natalie Pagoria, MD, CMO-Home Health and Innovation, AccentCare

12:00 - 1:00 PM


1:15 - 2:15 PM    General Session

Transforming the Home Care Landscape: Innovators & Disruptors

Investors in search of the next new care model are incubating countless new companies in the home care space. We’ll hear from cutting-edge companies whose innovative business models are disrupting the home care ecosystem while offering a glimpse of potential new growth opportunities and partnerships for home care providers.

Cory Rutledge, Moderator, Managing Principal of Industry Health Care, CLA

Duos: Care Navigators to Access Supplemental Benefits

Karl Ulfers, CEO, Duos

Ennoble Care: Value-Based Tech-Enabled Geriatric Care

Kush Das, CEO, Ennoble Care

MedArrive: In-Home Care Delivered through EMTs and Paramedics

Bryant Hutson, VP of Business Development, MedArrive

Upward Health: Home-Based Primary Care Targeting High-Risk Populations

Dennis Mihale, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Upward Health

2:45 - 5:30 PM


The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Spa
Life is Better by the Pool!
Kayaking on Shingle Creek
Pedal Back in Time
Art of BBQ
Birds of Prey and Bourbon
Iron Chef
Gone Fishin'

6:30 - 10:00 PM

Casino Royale Evening (Reception, Dinner, & Casino Floor)

Enjoy an evening full of the glitz and glamour of Casino Royale complete with surprises and a bit of Bond, James Bond, thrown in. After dinner, roll up your sleeves and try your luck at the tables, grab some dessert, and enter the raffle to have a chance at some prizes.

Dress to impress - we ask for smart casual for this evening. All festivities are inside.

Wednesday, January 25  Back to Top

7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 9:45 AM    Closing General Session

Tech Innovators to Improve Your Margins

We’ve vetted the best technology innovators in the market and selected the top six tech solutions that free up your workforce, simplify processes, streamline operations and ultimately grow your margins.

Introduction - The Provider Perspective

Andrew Schwartz, COO, Care Advantage

Patient-Centered Care Coordination - Hucu.ai

Asif Khan, Co-Founder & CEO, Hucu.ai
Karen Paules, Co-Founder, Nest in Place

Optimizing & Transforming Triage Operations - CareXM, Experience Management

Laurie Nelson, Director of Clinical Services, CareXM, Experience Management
Carla Davis, SVP Hospice, LHC Group

Machine-Learning Enabled Speech & Cognitive Therapy - Constant Therapy Health

Veera Anantha, CEO & Co-Founder, Constant Therapy Health
Thomas Southern, Administrator (Bingham Farms, MI), Elara Caring

Data-Science Driven Solutions​​​ - Medalogix

Elliott Wood, CEO, Medalogix 
Heath Bartness, CEO, St. Croix Hospice

In-Home Virtual Care Agent - Sensi.ai

Alon Brener, Co-Founder & CRO, Sensi.ai
Clayton Foutch, Founder, Home Matters Caregiving    

Turnkey Recruitment, Hiring, & Onboarding Platform - Apploi

Adam Lewis, CEO, Apploi
Elliot Kohn, VP Growth & Strategy, Ascend Health