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Think Tank 2019

Meet Our Speakers

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Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MSB, MBA, AHCA, Executive Director for Kno-Wal-Lin 

Donna has over 36 years of experience in the homecare and hospice industry. Donna's credentials include under graduate degrees in Nursing and Social Work, and graduate degrees in Business Management. Donna began her homecare career in rural Missouri as a field nurse for Ozark Foothills Home Health Services. She returned to her home state of Maine and began a progressive leadership track for several homecare and hospice agencies. She most recently was the Executive Director for Kno-Wal-Lin Homecare and Hospice for 14 years and is currently the President/CEO of MaineHealth Care at Home. 


photo Mike FlairMike Flair, Vice President of Franchise Business Solutions, Right at Home

Mike is Vice President of Franchise Business Solutions and has been with Right at Home since January 2011. In his current role, he is responsible for leading strategic initiatives supporting the client and employee experience and managing relationships with business partners. Mike has 18 years of home care experience, including eight years with the world’s largest in-home care provider. Mike’s home care experience includes managing a large home care agency, serving as regional support manager and leading the training and onboarding of franchisees. Prior to working in the home care industry, he worked for a national staffing company as an account manager, and dedicated over 20 years to food service operations.

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Elizabeth E. Hogue, Attorney

Ms. Hogue is an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care.  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, physicians, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, private duty agencies and hospices.  She has also represented a number of individual providers and case managers concerning health-related issues.  Ms. Hogue is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association. 


Photo Adina KolatchAdina Kolatch, Special Consultant, Visiting Nurse Association of New York

Adina has worked with the Visiting Nurse Association of New York for over thirty years.  Adina led a unique hospice collaborative between the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the Allure Network of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and received recognition for the success of the partnership. Adina earned an MBA in Health Care Management from a joint program sponsored by Baruch College Business School- Mount Sinai Medical School and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. She has authored several articles on health care marketing and a chapter in a nursing management book. Adina is also a certified yoga instructor and mother of four.


lisaremington144x144Lisa Remington,  President, Remington Health Strategy Group, and Publisher, The Remington Report

As President of the Remington Health Strategy Group, and Publisher of the Remington Report magazine since 1990, Lisa has worked with over 6,000 home health, hospice, palliative care, private pay and community-based organizations in both a consultancy role and educator. Her expertise drives organizational “value” planning to increase revenues, identify new and existing growth opportunities, and leverage strategic partnerships across the continuum. Nationwide leaders and their teams attend Remington Think Tank summits, executive leadership programs, and peer-networking groups to improve performance, hardwire their organization’s future, and lead with vision. Lisa monitors the complex key trends and forces of change to develop a correct strategic approach to de-risk decision-making and create sustainable futures.


Photo Gavin WardGavin Ward, Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships, 24Hr Homecare

Gavin Ward is the Regional Director of Strategy and Partnerships for 24Hr Homecare, an award winning California based privately held, licensed homecare organization with 13 locations throughout California, Arizona, and Texas that has been recognized by Inc 500 and Forbes as One of America’s Most Promising Companies due to innovative programs and a workforce of over 4,000 employed caregivers. He brings his 13 years of healthcare experience to PopHealth Podcast, a bi-weekly show he hosts focused on best practices of leading healthcare organizations. While non-medical care is historically privately paid, Gavin’s data-driven efforts to improve throughput (via a first-to-market innovative partnership with Uber), reduce length of stay, prevent readmissions, and transition patients to a lower cost of care have helped yield over 25 system funded partnerships in California, Arizona and Texas with hospitals, managed care groups, payers, and bundled payment participants.

2019 Think Tank Sponsors



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 Axxess is the next generation technology solution for home healthcare, providing a complete suite of cloud-based software and services for any size organization in pre- or post-acute care to grow its business with confidence. Our solutions are developed in-house by industry leaders who create powerful, easy-to-use solutions to help providers work smarter. 

214-575-7711 | www.axxess.com




Brightree is the leading provider of cloud-based software to improve clinical and business performance of post-acute care companies. Ranked one of the top 100 healthcare IT companies in the US, Brightree serves more than 2,500 organizations in the HME, home health, hospice, private duty, orthotic and prosthetic, HME pharmacy, home infusion, and rehabilitation home care segments. 

678-243-1800 I https://www.brightree.com



Health Recovery SolutionsHealth Recovery Solutions (HRS) supplies home care agencies with advanced remote monitoring focused on changing patient behavior to reduce readmissions and improve clinical outcomes. HRS' disease-specific engagement kits are customized with educational video, care plans, and medication reminders while integrated with Bluetooth peripherals to engage clients. For clinicians, HRS' software facilitates management of high-risk clients and provides seamless communication with them through video chat, wound imaging, and text messaging.

(347) 699-6477 I https://www.healthrecoverysolutions.com/ 



medline 200x200Medline is a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry with medical supplies and clinical solutions that help customers achieve both clinical and financial success. The company has built trusted relationships with healthcare providers across the continuum of care, including hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, home health and hospice agencies, nursing homes and managed care plans.  Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., the company offers 550,000+ medical devices and support services through more than 1,600 direct sales representatives who are dedicated points of contact for customers across the continuum of care. For more information on Medline, go to:

 www.medline.com or http://www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on its social media channels.



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Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information which is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide much needed services and treatment that support whole-person care. Call 800.472.5509 or visit www.ntst.com




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 ProCare HospiceCare is a national hospice pharmacy provider that strives to give the best service possible by being patient-centered and nurse-friendly.  Since 2006, our hospice-specific PBM has helped hospices throughout the country improve patient care and reduce cost. We leverage our in–house claims processing, hospice-trained clinical pharmacists, and superior customization to design a process that works for you.  The guiding pillars of our partnerships are consistency, collaboration, and communication.  We have numerous programs and services, such as ProCarePrescribe, our ePrescribing tool, that help hospices control the time and money spent on pharmacy services.

 Visit our website at: https://www.procarerx.com or contact us at: 678-248-4760



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 WellSky is a technology company advancing human wellness worldwide through software and services that support the continuum of health and social care. WellSky empowers home health and hospice heroes with innovative solutions to provide exceptional care, improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and adapt to change. Learn more at WellSky.com.

Contact us at 512-879-3135, or visit our website at: www.wellsky.com



Think Tank 2019

Remington Report's

Think Tank 2019

Building A Strong Post-Acute Future For Growth & Opportunity

March 5-7, 2019


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Don Cesar Hotel

St. Pete's Beach, FL

Registration is closed


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Post-Acute Care Providers                                                                       ACOs, Hospitals, Health Systems  

Home health, hospice, palliative care, in-home support,                            Organizations interested in building continuum of care models

private pay, and community-based organizations.                                      with PAC providers.              

  • C-Suite, VPs and Directors                                                                       • Executives, VPs, and Directors
  • Strategy                                                                                                     • Post-acute CareDevelopment
  • Business Development                                                                              • Chief Stratey Officer
  • Operations                                                                                                 • Business Development
  • Clinical                                                                                                       • Clinical Managers
  • Quality
  • Finance


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The Remington Think Tank summit earns your approximately 14 CEUs and is accredited by Scully Health Management, Inc. NURSING CONTACT HOURS As an accredited provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 14223) and the Florida Board of Nursing (NCE3358), the Nursing Contact Hours will be calculated according to the State Statutes and Guidelines. California and Florida contact hours are based on a 50-minute hour of educational material presented by the instructor.

Remington Report's 17th Annual Think Tank 2019 Registration

Event Dates: MARCH 5 - 7, 2019

Registration Ends: FEBRUARY 8, 2019


Registration is closed

Registration after JANUARY 31, 2019

1st Registrant - $1520.00

Additional Registrants - $1480.00








Don Cesar Beach Hotel

The Don Cesar Beach Hotel
St. Pete's Beach, Florida

3400 Gulf Boulevard, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706


One of the area’s most well-known landmarks, the stately “Don” has been wooing generations of visitors to St Pete Beach for many years. Tucked into a pink palatial Mediterranean-style complex and affectionately known as the “Pink Palace,” it debuted as a hotel in1928, at the height of the Great Gatsby era, and was a favorite with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Al Capone, FDR, and other notables.

Today, it boasts lavish accommodations, an amazing spa, award-winning restaurants and two heated pools and is located on one of the area’s best beaches. Picture-perfect vistas and top-notch services make this an ideal luxurious getaway for both families and romance.


                     Please email us at: remington@remingtonreport.com or call 949-715-1757 - Room block is full.

                                             Check out these other locations: Beachcomber Beach Report I Miramar Beach Resort



Past Events

2019 Think Tank

Remington's Think Tank 2019

Building A Strong Post-Acute Future for Growth & Opportunity

March 5-7, 2019
Don Cesar Hotel, St. Pete's Beach, FL

Assess your organization’s readiness for change. Advance your knowledge through peer case studies. Increase your value. Gear-up your organization to innovate and take action.

Connect your organization to others. Hear real-life examples of issues and solutions.


Home & Community-Based Healthcare

Remington Report's August 2018 Home and Community-Based SummitPost-Acute 2.0 Next Generation
The Role of PAC Providers: Vision to Execution 

August 8-10, 2018
Loew's Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Invest, grow, and partner in the next value-based model: Home and Community-Based Healthcare. Learn the latest innovations, bold new partnerships, and models creating person-centered care. Leadership from ACOs, Health Systems, Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Community-Based Organizations, and the Non-medical sectors join together to build a system of health.


2018 Physician Certificate Program

2018 Physician Certification sqaure

Orientation of Principals, Clinical Practice and Integration of Cross-Continuum CCM, MACRA and ACO Value-Based Care

Advancing the professional development of post-acute providers.

April 23-25, 2018 - Phoenix Home Care and Hospice - Springfield, MO

A 2 1/2 day intensive curriculum designed for advancing the professional development of post-acute providers in MACRA, CCM and ACO alignment for the integration of chronic care management.


Remington Report's Think Tank 2018:
Strategic Vision for Cross-Continuum Value-Based Care

Remington Report | Think Tank 2018 at St. Pete's Beach, FL

Building a Post-Acute Strategy to Disrupt the Status Quo

March 13-15, 2018
Don Cesar Hotel, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Join us as we bring together industry leaders from across the continuum to share ideas that will reshape the industry and drive the future of healthcare. We will explore solutions to build a post-acute strategy to disrupt the status quo.



Series 2: Remington’s Strategy Improvement Program - Blueprint to Partner a Chronic Care Model With Physicians

Remington's Clinical Competency Program Series 1

October 26-27, 2017
Hilton O'Hare Airport, Chicago
Two webcasts follow

Join us to learn how your organization can expand its growth in chronic care management by building relationships with physicians. Learn the top nine collaborative strategies for care management of CCM patients to ensure readiness for your organization.




13th Annual Leadership and Clinical Summit

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Vision 20/20 Transformation And Growth Opportunities In Chronic Care Management

August 2-4, 2017
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront, Chicago

Create your own future! The Vision 20/20 Transformation And Growth Opportunities In Chronic Care Management summit will provide you with resources to grow, improve and empower change. Experts and peers focus on the paradigm shifts leading to new value, new growth and new opportunities. Learn how your organization can stay ahead of the curve.


Series 1: Framework to Support Clinical Competency and Operational Efficiency for Chronic Care Management and Population Health Models

Remington's Clinical Competency Program Series 1

June 29-30, 2017
Hilton Rosemont, Chicago
Two webcasts follow

Draw on insights, analytical tools and proven framework to manage the high-risk and chronically ill patient population. Framework goals explore the role of the executive leadership team and the new role of the competent clinician. This program has been offered successfully for over four years and is based upon a five-year proven care management model for complex care management.


Attendee Comments

  • I found the information and discussions very valuable. We discussed all of the pertinent topics that are occurring in our industry. Great discussions on opportunities and how to show our whole value. Came away feeling motivated as well as great ideas.
    Director, Home Care & Hospice Health System
  • Great exchange of information. We are able to take home major areas to focus on for improvement. It was good to listen to other agencies across the country share concerns and ideas.
    COO, Freestanding Home Care & Hospice Agency
  • Always a tremendous conference blending the knowledge of the structural changes affecting is with real world experiences to help us see through the confusion to actionable strategic priorities.
    Sarah Boburka. CEO
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