Owner Administrator Forum European Cruise


August 9-18, 2019

Medicare Training & Consulting Inc - NCL Getaway European Cruise

Ship Name: Norwegian Getaway

European Cruise Ports of Call. Owner Administrator Forum - August 8-18, 2019

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Rates starting at $1,438 per person.

Course Materials

Medicare Update

Presented by: Jim Plonsey

Jim Plonsey has over 35 years healthcare experience.

This conference will cover the new PDGM payment system set to begin in 2020. This is the most dramatic change in Medicare Reimbursement since 2000. Most providers have not experienced a shift in reimbursement.

Therapy visits will shift from per visit to salary model. Outpatient Therapy will become a more viable strategy.  Agencies who fail to adapt quickly could face severe cash crunch by April 2020.

Marketing Strategies in Home Care

Presented by: Cheryl Peltekis, RN

Cheryl Peltekis is a highly regarded expert in advising agencies to increase revenue for Home Health and Hospice agencies. Cheryl will share her experience at her own agency to advise how hire, train and coach marketers to produce for your agency. As an owner of her own agency since 1995, she is supremely qualified to help your agency grow and prosper.

Meet your Speakers


Jim Plonsey

President, Medicare Training & Consulting, Inc.

James E. Plonsey, President of Medicare Training & Consulting, has been involved in healthcare accounting and finance since 1980. He has been a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association since 1983. Jim is well versed in all aspects of Medicare and Medicaid participation and reimbursement. His background includes experience with providers, with the Blue Cross Association, with a major teaching hospital, and with a major accounting firm; prior to starting his own firm, Medicare Training & Consulting, in 1990. Jim also organizes and conducts seminars on a variety of issues concerning reimbursement.

James Plonsey has over 30 years of healthcare experience including six years with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, training 750 Medicare auditors for the Fiscal Intermediary. He has owned a Home Health, West Valley Home Health in Utah.

Cheryl Peltekis

Partner, Home Care Sales

Cheryl Peltekis, RN is an infectious leader in the Home Health and Hospice Industry. In 1995, Cheryl opened and built and ran, from the ground up, a multi-million dollar Medicare Certified and JACHO accredited Home Health and Hospice for over 20 years deficiency free!

Cheryl is the rare clinician who “gets” sales and business development. Author of “The Five Steps to Sales Success”, “Super Hero Customer Service”, and 5 Step High Performance Selling Manual”. Cheryl was also the host of a radio weekly talk show, “Health Matters” and developed multiple diseases management programs.

She was awarded “Sales Manager of the Year” by Playmaker CRM in 2013. Since 2013, Cheryl opened her consulting business, Penta Care consulting and was quickly acquired by Home Care Sales by Power Shot training where she is the only RN partner with operational experience.

Today Cheryl speaks at several annual conferences including:

• Home Care Sales and Marketing Society

• Cooperate Compliance Annual Seminar – Liz Pearson, Esq. is the Seminar creator

• Medicare Training Consulting Administrators Annual Update – James Plonsey Seminar Creator

• And several State Association conferences

Cheryl is also the sales manager for organizations throughout the country.

cheryl peltekis, RN - Home Care Marketing Solutions


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16 hours of Continuing Education hours

CANCELLATION POLICY:    If Medicare Training and Consulting must cancel a seminar due to low registration, registrants will receive a full refund by their method of payment.  If a participant cancels a reservation, notification must occur 15 or more calendar days before the meeting date for a 100% refund.  A participant may enroll in a future course in lieu of a cash refund.  Medicare Training & Consulting is unable to grant refunds for lodging, airfare, and other expenses.

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