• Collaborate

    Welcome to CONNECT 2019, the healthcare conference where you'll learn from industry leaders and your peers about what's happening in healthcare and how you can leverage your ABILITY applications to achieve your clinical, revenue cycle and workforce management goals.

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    September 15-17, 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

  • Innovate

    Welcome to CONNECT 2019, the healthcare conference where you'll learn from industry leaders and your peers about what's happening in healthcare and how you can leverage your ABILITY applications to achieve your clinical, revenue cycle and workforce management goals.

    Register now

    September 15-17, 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

  • Achieve

    Welcome to CONNECT 2019, the healthcare conference where you'll learn from industry leaders and your peers about what's happening in healthcare and how you can leverage your ABILITY applications to achieve your clinical, revenue cycle and workforce management goals.

    Register now

    September 15-17, 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

Why Attend

How can one conference truly make a difference? By linking you to the healthcare professionals that matter.

How do you define a great healthcare conference? We believe the ideal experience involves thought-provoking presenters, engaging activities and one-on-one discussions. Our speakers are dynamic and accessible, challenging your preconceived notions and inspiring action that can truly transform your organization.

Breakout sessions
Expand your perspective about the topics that are most relevant to you. Whether your focus is clinical or financial, you’ll appreciate these intimate sessions with the industry’s sought-after thought leaders.
Hands-on activities
Roll up your sleeves at our Smart Bar and discover how technology can improve your organization’s efficiency by automating manual tasks, reducing errors and improving quality management.
Continuing education
Get the credit you deserve! Several of our sessions are being reviewed for continuing education credits for long-term care administrators, nurses and others.
Networking
Exchange thoughts with all-star panelists and fellow healthcare leaders alike! This conference is an ideal time to develop and strengthen relationships for a lifetime.
Who should attend:
Professionals in Home Health, Skilled Nursing and Community Hospitals

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Speakers

Get ready for valuable conversations and hands-on activities with some of the industry’s brightest minds.

Coming soon!

  • Bud
    Meadows
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    President and General Manager
    ABILITY Network
    Bud Meadows is President and General Manager of ABILITY Network, an Inovalon Company. Bud joined ABILITY in December 2010 and leads the overall strategy, growth and operations for ABILITY. He was previously ABILITY’s EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, where he was responsible for all customer facing areas, including sales, account management, implementation, customer service and support. Bud brings 20+ years of sales, marketing and business development leadership experience within the healthcare industry.
  • Fred
    Bentley
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    Managing Director
    Avalere
    Fred Bentley advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care.

    As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital–physician alignment and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, and long-term care organizations as well as national and regional health plans. Over the past 5 years, his work has focused on supporting health systems engage in Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system transformation initiatives.
  • Pam
    Skrzynski
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    President
    PamSki Solutions
    Pam Skrzynski, President of PamSki Solutions, and her team of nurses, medical records, reimbursement and billing consultants provide a depth of experience that is second to none for restructuring and optimizing best practice operational policies and procedures for the long term care, senior living, acute care and pharmaceutical settings. They have over 25 years of experience in solutions for accounts payable, billing, clinical, regulatory compliance/governmental relations, education, general ledger, PointClickCare implementations, project management, and general consulting.
  • Leah
    Klusch
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    RN, BSN, FACHCA
    Executive Director
    The Alliance Training Center
    Leah Klusch is the founder and director of The Alliance Training Center, an educational foundation focused geriatric care issues in Alliance, Ohio and the author of numerous published articles in industry journals, periodicals, trade publications, books, video trainings, and lectures nationally on current industry topics. Leah is passionate about her work and her energy is contagious when helping clients and industry members.
  • Bud
    Meadows
    Learn More »
    President and General Manager
    ABILITY Network
    Bud Meadows is President and General Manager of ABILITY Network, an Inovalon Company. Bud joined ABILITY in December 2010 and leads the overall strategy, growth and operations for ABILITY. He was previously ABILITY’s EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, where he was responsible for all customer facing areas, including sales, account management, implementation, customer service and support. Bud brings 20+ years of sales, marketing and business development leadership experience within the healthcare industry.
  • Fred
    Bentley
    Learn More »
    Managing Director
    Avalere
    Fred Bentley advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care.

    As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital–physician alignment and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, and long-term care organizations as well as national and regional health plans. Over the past 5 years, his work has focused on supporting health systems engage in Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system transformation initiatives.
  • Pam
    Skrzynski
    Learn More »
    President
    PamSki Solutions
    Pam Skrzynski, President of PamSki Solutions, and her team of nurses, medical records, reimbursement and billing consultants provide a depth of experience that is second to none for restructuring and optimizing best practice operational policies and procedures for the long term care, senior living, acute care and pharmaceutical settings. They have over 25 years of experience in solutions for accounts payable, billing, clinical, regulatory compliance/governmental relations, education, general ledger, PointClickCare implementations, project management, and general consulting.
  • Leah
    Klusch
    Learn More »
    RN, BSN, FACHCA
    Executive Director
    The Alliance Training Center
    Leah Klusch is the founder and director of The Alliance Training Center, an educational foundation focused geriatric care issues in Alliance, Ohio and the author of numerous published articles in industry journals, periodicals, trade publications, books, video trainings, and lectures nationally on current industry topics. Leah is passionate about her work and her energy is contagious when helping clients and industry members.
  • Bud
    Meadows
    Learn More »
    President and General Manager
    ABILITY Network
    Bud Meadows is President and General Manager of ABILITY Network, an Inovalon Company. Bud joined ABILITY in December 2010 and leads the overall strategy, growth and operations for ABILITY. He was previously ABILITY’s EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, where he was responsible for all customer facing areas, including sales, account management, implementation, customer service and support. Bud brings 20+ years of sales, marketing and business development leadership experience within the healthcare industry.
  • Fred
    Bentley
    Learn More »
    Managing Director
    Avalere
    Fred Bentley advises clients on health delivery and payment innovation, providing analytic and strategic insight on issues related to the delivery of care.

    As an expert in fields ranging from payer strategy to hospital–physician alignment and post-acute care, he has worked with providers, including integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, post-acute providers, and long-term care organizations as well as national and regional health plans. Over the past 5 years, his work has focused on supporting health systems engage in Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system transformation initiatives.
  • Pam
    Skrzynski
    Learn More »
    President
    PamSki Solutions
    Pam Skrzynski, President of PamSki Solutions, and her team of nurses, medical records, reimbursement and billing consultants provide a depth of experience that is second to none for restructuring and optimizing best practice operational policies and procedures for the long term care, senior living, acute care and pharmaceutical settings. They have over 25 years of experience in solutions for accounts payable, billing, clinical, regulatory compliance/governmental relations, education, general ledger, PointClickCare implementations, project management, and general consulting.
  • Leah
    Klusch
    Learn More »
    RN, BSN, FACHCA
    Executive Director
    The Alliance Training Center
    Leah Klusch is the founder and director of The Alliance Training Center, an educational foundation focused geriatric care issues in Alliance, Ohio and the author of numerous published articles in industry journals, periodicals, trade publications, books, video trainings, and lectures nationally on current industry topics. Leah is passionate about her work and her energy is contagious when helping clients and industry members.

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Agenda

Check back soon for all the details about this year’s agenda, which provides an excellent mix of high-level presentations, engaging discussions and one-on-one activities. In the meantime, here’s an overview of the topics we’ll be discussing as well as the event timeline:

Steps your organization needs to take to lead in the 21st Century
Polish your PDPM approach before the October 1 deadline
Learn how to jump-start denials management process for improved results
Drive engagement and improve staff turnover and performance
The future of rural health care: using ABILITY EASE® All-Payer to stay ahead of the curve
Leveraging technology to drive excellence in the workplace
Maximize patient pay and customer satisfaction with SECUREPAY
At the intersection of front office and back office: eligibility and claims management
Superior patient-focused care through operational success and compliance
Enhance your market share: a roadmap to success using ABILITY INSIGHT

Sunday, September 15

  • 2 PM - 5 PM
    Registration
  • 6 PM - 8 PM
    Welcome reception

Monday, September 16

  • 7 AM - 2 PM
    Registration
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Breakfast for Attendees
  • 8:30 AM - 9 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9 AM - 10 AM
    Keynote: Steps your organization needs to lead in the 21st Century
  • 10 AM - 10:30 AM
    Smart Bar Application Demos: ABILITY EASE® All-Payer; ABILITY CAREWATCH®, ABILITY SMARTFORCE®
  • 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1: Polish your PDPM approach before the October 1 deadline
  • 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1: Maximize patient pay and customer satisfaction with ABILITY SECUREPAY®
  • 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1: Countdown to January 1 is on - prepare for PDGM with ABILITY OPTIMIZE® OASIS
  • 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
    Breakout Session 2: Learn how to jump-start denials management process for improved results
  • 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
    Breakout Session 2: Enhance your market share: a roadmap to success using ABILITY INSIGHT
  • 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
    Breakout Session 2: Crystal ball into regulatory changes
  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Lunch and market overview
  • 2 PM - 3 PM
    General Session: Superior patient-focused care through operational success and compliance
  • 3 PM - 3:30 PM
    Smart Bar Application Demos: ABILITY INSIGHT; ABILITY SECUREPAY
  • 5 PM - 7 PM
    Networking reception

Tuesday, September 17

  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Breakfast for Attendees
  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    General Session 1: Drive engagement and improve staff turnover and performance
  • 9:30 AM - 10 AM
    General Session 2: Leveraging technology to drive excellence in your organization
  • 10 AM - 10:30AM
    Smart Bar Application Demos: ABILITY SMARTFORCE; ABILITY InfectionWATCH; ABILITY OPTIMIZE OASIS
  • 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1: The future of rural health care: using ABILITY EASE All-Payer to stay ahead of the curve
  • 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
    Breakout Session 1: Ensuring a compliant workplace using ABILITY SMARTFORCE Credentialer
  • 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
    Breakout Session 2: At the intersection of front office and back office: eligibility and claims management
  • 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
    Breakout Session 2: Strategies for streamlining operational processes
  • 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
    Breakout Session 2: Prevent hospital re-admission rates with ABILITY INSIGHT Readmission Tracker
  • 12:30 PM - 2 PM
    Lunch for Attendees & Closing Remarks

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Accommodations

The Don CeSar on St. Pete Beach

Spectacular views on one of America’s best beaches.

Known to many as the Pink Palace®, this historic 4-star luxury beachfront hotel provides an alluring mix of comfort and class. The water is just a few steps away, the scenery is gorgeous and the hotel amenities will leave you wanting for nothing.

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