Welcome to the 2020 AAHCM Virtual Annual Meeting
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A World of Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Home Care Medicine

AAHCM has made the decision to move to a completely live virtual event to ensure the safety of our members, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. The annual meeting will be held as scheduled on October 23-24 (with preconference sessions on October 22). Join hundreds of your colleagues from across the country to tackle the biggest issues and opportunities in home care medicine, all in a highly interactive, 3-D virtual environment. Learn, grow, and network in live educational sessions and keynote addresses, an interactive exhibit hall, and a relaxed lounge for connecting with peers, vendors, and industry leaders.

Gain valuable insights on up-to-the-minute topics including the impact of home care medicine during the pandemic, ageism and culture change, support for caregivers, social isolation, rehabilitation at home, opportunities to transform revenue models, change management, and much more.

Register Now! 

If you prefer to register by mail, phone or fax, download our Individual Registration Form.

If you are registering five or more individuals, download our Group Registration Form.

Why Attend

Have the rich Annual Meeting experience you expect but from the comfort and safety of your home office. No travel is required to learn the latest in home care medicine trends and best practices, network with your colleagues, and explore new solutions and ideas in home care medicine.


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Who Attends

All types and levels of providers and administrators in home care medicine attend, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, related professionals, and more. Our sponsors and exhibitors all provide services and support to the home care medicine industry.

2020 Learning Objectives

  • Describe how to manage complex clinical care in the home.
  • Explore opportunities for innovating and growing clinical care programs.
  • Identify quality measures that are important to track, as well as approaches to improvement, in order to demonstrate value to clinicians, patients, families and payers. 
  • Explain the need for clinical leadership and adaptability in an ever-changing health care environment.

CME Information

Learn about all the Continuing Education credits available at the 2020 AAHCM Annual Meeting. Continue to check back often as more types of credit become available.

Keynote Speakers

Gary Bacher, JD, MPA

Chief Strategy, Policy & Legal Affairs Officer, Capital Caring Health

Gary Bacher serves as the Chief of Strategy, Policy, & Legal Affairs at Capital Caring Health, one of the leading nonprofit providers of elder health, hospice, and advanced illness care for persons of all ages in the mid-Atlantic region. In his role, Gary directs organizational efforts to determine how best to improve all aspects of advanced illness and hospice care to all individuals, families and communities served by Capital Caring Health. Gary most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for directing the development of new models and initiatives to improve and refine value-based care. 

For more than a decade, Gary has led efforts in health care improvement, operating at the intersection of public policy, law, regulatory affairs and business development. His expertise has been essential for the continuous improvement of systems of care including Medicare and Medicaid and other aspects of health care and health care reform. Gary is widely recognized as a national expert on matters pertaining to health plans, providers, employers, health care exchanges, and government organizations. He has also served as a policy and legal advisor on issues including fraud and abuse, antitrust, HIPAA, government payment systems, and FDA rules and regulations.

Prior to entering government service, Gary co-founded Healthsperien, a DC-based health consultancy, led health policy development as Senior Vice President for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and served in legal, business development, and public policy roles at UnitedHealth Group. Gary also served on active military duty from 1996-2000, as Assistant to the Army General Counsel and during that period assisted at the White House Counsel’s Office. 

Gary holds a JD from Stanford Law School, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA from Georgetown University.


Jon Broyles

Executive Director at the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)

Jon oversees day-to-day operations and sets strategy for C-TAC. Early in his career he met Reverend Diane Smalley, a powerful advocate living with advanced illness, who told him to keep it simple: focus on opening doors. In acting on Diane's legacy Jon has the benefit of drawing on hundreds of innovators’ experience and talent in the Coalition. His role is channeling these resources into practical approaches to improve care for those living with advanced illness.


Rev. Dr. Tyrone Pitts

Co-Chair, Interfaith and Diversity Workgroup, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)

The Rev. Dr. Tyrone S. Pitts presently serves as The Ecumenical officer and the General Secretary Emeritus of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. He is also the President and CEO of Bridges International LLC, a consultant service with the mission of Building Reconciliation in international Development and Global Education Strategies among Churches and Civil Society.

With over 30 years experience in denominational, church management, and community organizing, Rev. Pitts is a community advocate who has preached in churches worldwide, led workshops and seminars on racial justice, and assisted churches and community leaders throughout the world in building bridges of understanding, reconciliation and peace.

He is the co-founder and co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)’s Interfaith and Diversity Workgroup, composed of multifaith clergy, chaplains and clinicians of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. He serves as a board member of Capital Caring, and Board Chair of the Morehouse School of Religion.

Dr Pitts is a Life Member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc., and a Life Member of the NAACP. He is an ordained Minister in the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. and the American Baptist Churches. He is the Former Director for Racial Justice, Division of Church and Society, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC). As Director for Racial Justice, Dr. Pitts worked with NCC member communions, the World Council of Churches, the All African Conference of Churches, other ecumenical agencies and community groups to combat racism in the US and throughout the world.


Louise Aronson, MD, MFA

Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and Elderhood Author

Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. Her writing credits include The New York Times, Atlantic Washington PostDiscoverVoxJAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine,and she has been featured on TODAY, CBS This Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation and the New Yorker.

The Robert M. Kaiser Scholarship Program Application

Students, residents, and fellows have the opportunity to receive a Robert M. Kaiser Scholarship award covering the cost for attendance at the 2020 AAHCM Virtual Annual Meeting! Click here for more information.

Preconference | Thursday, October 22, 2020

Preconference sessions are presented by Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) and Smith & Nephew


Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)  Preconference Sessions

Session I – Daily Dilemmas in Home-Based Primary Care: Clinical Challenges | 8:25 am - 12:30 pm

Rachel Zimmer, DNP
James Ellison, MD
Stephanie Anderson, DNP, RN
Paul Chiang, MD

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the various social determinants of health that can contribute to patients being homebound and impacted by multiple co-morbidities
• Manage psychiatrics challenges and behavioral disorders in homebound patients
• Discuss the process of dismissing non-compliant patients from your house call program and the impact this can have on staff
• Describe how to conduct effective advance directive discussions in the home


Session II – Daily Dilemmas in Home-Based Primary Care: Practice Productivity and Reimbursement | 1:25 pm – 5:30 pm

Brianna Plencher, CPC
Janet Hastreiter
Rachel Spooner, MBA (tentative)
Tammy Browning, PA-C

Learning Objectives:
• Describe how to implement a telehealth program to extend the reach and productivity of a house call program
• Apply proven strategies to enhance efficiency and house call operations.
• Describe documentation requirements and coding opportunities beyond E/M for house calls.

Description, Speaker Agenda, and Learning Objectives


Smith & Nephew Preconference Session

Session  The T.I.M.E. Principles of Wound Bed Preparation: A guide for managing the barriers to healing | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Julie Glendenning, MS, APN-BC, CHPN, WCC
Kristi Huebner, MSN, RN, CWS
Anne Johnson, MSN, RN, CWON
Shawna Ramey, CPC, CPMA
Mandy Spitzer, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Learning Objectives:
• Define the T.I.M.E. framework in managing barriers to healing
• Identify the barriers to wound healing
• Examine the clinical evidence to support the use of sNPWT and tNPWT in the home care setting
• Determine appropriate applications for Grafix using clinical case study evidence

Description, Speaker Agenda, and Learning Objectives


Additional Learning Opportunity

The Hospital at Home Users Group will convene virtually on October 22 from 11 am – 5 pm, with a special open session for non-members/interested sites from 3 – 5 pm. You must be an active member of the HaH Users Group to participate in the earlier sessions. There is no fee to participate in the afternoon session.

Visit Hospital at Home for more details and to register.