National Healthcare at Home 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study

From Berry Dunn:

In an effort to help the healthcare at home industry both manage and provide quality outcome-driven care in the new healthcare environment, BerryDunn’s healthcare consulting division has partnered with the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), NAHC Forum of State Associations, LeadingAge, Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), Council of State Home Care and Hospice Associations, and HealthPivots to launch the National Healthcare at Home 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study. The national study is designed to provide agency leaders with clinical and operational best practices performed by leading organizations across the country.

“We are excited to announce the return of best practice research to the industry,” said Brad Borbidge, CPA, Principal at BerryDunn. “The purpose of this study is to continue the involvement and commitment to research in the healthcare-at-home industry because we believe home-based care is the future of healthcare and we want to be part of helping the industry grow.”

Phase II will involve an in-depth online survey with nearly 1,000 agency leaders. The final phase will include distribution of free national data and reports as well as presentations at national and state conferences.

Study Co-Chairs Lindsay Doak, Project Lead at BerryDunn and Keith Crownover, President at Delta Health Technologies will work with a National Steering Committee of industry experts across the country to ensure the study covers topic areas and questions of most importance to the industry.

While the study is not offering paid sponsorships, Delta has volunteered Crownover’s time and prior study experience to benefit the research project, which he feels is critically needed in the industry. “The healthcare at home industry is changing at an unprecedented rate.  Last year we faced two of our biggest challenges, COVID-19 and Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM),” said Crownover. “These two things not only brought the benefit of industry disruption to our industry, but they forced the entire healthcare setting to redefine itself. We need best-practice research to help guide agencies as they continue to maneuver through unprecedented times.”

“Of equal importance is ensuring that this national effort drives to bring the entire industry together,” added Doak, who has worked on similar projects in the past. This starts by bringing the leaders of our largest national and state associations and agency leaders together in a collective effort to provide agency research and best practices to providers. By working together, we can dramatically impact more agencies and ultimately, improve patient care across the country.

The National Healthcare at Home 2021 Best Practices and Future Insights Study Steering Committee

Kenneth Albert, CEO
Androscoggin Home Health

David Baiada, President and CEO
BAYADA Home Health Care

Edo Banarch, President and CEO

Brad Borbidge, Principal

Carla Braveman, Past President and CEO
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State

Matt Chalberg, Founder and CEO

Keith Crownover, President
Delta Health Technologies
Study Co-Chair

Catherine Dehlin, RVP of Operations and Sales
Three Oaks Hospice

Erin Denholm, Former CEO
Trinity Health at Home

Lindsay Doak, Project Director
Study Co-Chair

William A. Dombi, Esq., President
National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

Dr. Robert Fazzi, Research Advisor
National State of the Industry Research

Cheryl Foster, Director of Home Health
North Kansas City Hospital

Dr. Leigh Graham, Senior Advisor
Ariadne Labs

Heather Helle, Chief Strategy Officer
BAYADA Home Health Care

Vicki Hoak, Executive Director
Home Care Association Of America (HCAOA)

Fred Johnson, President and CFO
Team Select Home Health

Brent Korte, Chief Home Care Officer

Kim Kranz, President
Catholic Health Services of Long Island Hospice

John Kunysz, CEO
Intrepid USA

Steve Lancman, CFO
Springboard Home Health and Hospice

Tammi Leonard, Executive Vice President of Hospice
Interim Healthcare

Michelle Mazzacco, CEO
Eddy VNA

Patricia O’Brien, Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer
Holy Redeemer Home Care and Hospice

Dimitri Panacopoulos, Study Analytics Director

Kathy Peirce, President, Executive Director and Chief Nursing Officer
VNA Care New England

Danielle M. Pierotti, Vice President, Patient Care Services
Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH

Susan Ponder–Stansel, CEO
Alivia Care

Tim Rogers, President
Forum of State Associations
Council of State Home Care and Hospice Associations

Jennifer Sheets, President and CEO
Interim Healthcare

Dr. Robyn Stone, Senior Vice President Research

Lynda Tanner, President and CEO
VNA Health

Michael Vallee, President
Your Choice Healthcare Groups

Christi Walcutt, Senior Training Coach

Lloyd Wilson, CEO
Sonder Hospice and Palliative Care

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