Home Care Administrator Certificate Program (HCACP)


The goal of the Home Care Administrator Certificate Program (HCACP) is to provide a supportive learning environment to you, as a home care administrator.  You will be able to advance your skills and knowledge base to position your organization to prosper in the rapidly changing health care environment and to incorporate the complexities of quality, compliance, financial and strategic performance.  This three-day core curriculum is designed to prepare you for the challenges of administration and to thrive into the future.

The HCACP is a three-module curriculum:
  • LEGAL focuses on legal/compliance management to help you integrate quality, compliance and financial strategies appropriately and successfully.
  • FINANCE focuses on financial management principles and the integration of these principles with clinical management.
  • STRATEGY focuses on vision driven leadership and performance management strategies to position your organization for success.

Upon successful completion of the HCACP, participants will be able to:
  • Identify key health care trends that will influence positioning strategies for your home care organization.
  • Integrate data management and analysis methods into your quality assessment and performance improvement program.
  • Implement key financial management strategies to prepare and interpret financial documents and to understand the impact of current changes in health care.
  • Understand the importance of various accounting methods to improve agency performance and position for success.
  • Understand leadership responsibilities in promoting a quality driven organization.
  • Integrate corporate compliance issues with clinical, financial and legal integrity of the organization.


Day 1: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
7:00am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:05am Welcome / Program Overview
8:05am - 10:00am Current and Future Healthcare Trends Affecting Your Home Care Organization
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:00pm Information Management for Home Health & Hospice Leaders
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm - 2:15pm Creating a Quality-Driven Organization Culture
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 4:00pm Home Health Industry Quality Analysis
4:00pm - 6:00pm Reception with Sponsors

Day 2: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
7:00am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:05am Welcome / Overview of the Day
8:05am - 10:00am Essential Elements of Home Care Financial Management
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:45am Home Care Financial Management
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch with Sponsors (provided)
1:15pm - 2:30pm Essential Elements of Clinical Operations Management
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm OASIS Clinical Management

Day 3: Thursday, July 11, 2019
7:00am - 8:00am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:05am Welcome / Overview of the Day
8:05am - 10:00am Integration of Compliance Management into Organizational Performance
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:45am Legal Compiance Management
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch (provided)
12:45pm - 2:15pm Legal Compiance Management
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm Legal Compiance Management
3:30pm - 4:00pm Evaluations


Walter Borginis III

Walter Borginis III, CPA, CGMA, MBA is currently a Senior Associate with the Corridor Group. He recently retired as the President and CEO of The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia, one of the largest and oldest non-profit providers of home health, hospice, palliative care and home visit physician services. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of the VNA. He is an experienced senior executive operating in a wide range of not for profit healthcare and educational settings and he has significant experience outside the traditional finance roles.

In his career, Walter has had the opportunity to develop his skills in team development and operational leadership, financial leadership, and fund raising. He has had articles published in both Caring magazine and Remington Report. In addition, Walter has acted as a board member and Treasurer for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and for Visiting Nurse Associations of America. He is a member of multiple professional organizations. He is a frequent speaker at NAHC conferences.

Walter earned his B.S. and MBA with honors from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sheryl Jones
Product Services

Sheryl Jones is the Director of Product Services at Corridor. Corridor is a leading home health, hospice and private duty consulting firm that provides consulting, coding, revenue cycle management and education services.

Ms. Jones' 42 years tenure in healthcare has involved multiple roles in hospitals, pharmaceutical sales, home health/hospice/DME/infusion therapy services and home health and hospice consulting. Her passion in her work is for "quality patient care" by helping providers improve their organizational performance. This is accomplished by developing the most comprehensive resources and tools that agencies can use to ensure regulatory requirements are met. Sheryl has spoken at national, regional and local conferences/webinars on topics related to quality performance and improvement and other regulatory topics such as HIPAA and Corporate Compliance. Ms. Jones holds an undergraduate degree in Medical Dietetics from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri.

Christine Lang
Senior Director of Sales Strategy

Christine Lang is a Senior Director of Sales Strategy at ABILITY Network, a leading healthcare information company helping providers simplify administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and analytics. Ms. Lang's 20 years' tenure in post-acute data analysis has involved multiple roles, including client services, data consulting, product development, and business strategy. Her two biggest passions in her work are 1) helping providers improve their organizational performance through the use of information; and 2) using data to advocate for the value and importance of post-acute providers. She achieves both through frequent publishing and speaking at conferences. Ms. Lang holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Mathematics and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Bryan Nowicki
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.

Bryan leads the litigation and internal investigation efforts within Reinhart's Hospice and Palliative Care Practice Group. He works with hospices and health care providers across the country on a range of litigation, regulatory, compliance, and business matters. Bryan represents clients in False Claims Act lawsuits, state and federal government fraud investigations, and audits by Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), and Medicaid Integrity Contractors (MICs). Bryan also conducts and manages internal investigations of hospices and health care providers regarding a range of compliance matters. Bryan adopts a practical and efficient approach to help hospices achieve their business objectives in a cost-effective manner.

Meg S.L. Pekarske
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C.

As chair of Reinhart's Hospice and Palliative Care Practice Group, Meg leads a team of seven who are devoted to serving the ever-changing legal needs of the hospice industry. Working with hospices across the country as well as national and state hospice associations, Meg and her team are intimately familiar with the operational challenges of hospices and have the experience to address the full spectrum of legal issues facing the industry, from routine regulatory compliance issues, internal investigations, repayments, to all types of government audits.

Meg is very results-driven. In the past year, she and her team have successfully defended countless audits and winning over $80 million dollars for hospices.

Meg was recently honored as a 2016 "Woman in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal. This annual award honors outstanding achievement by the top Wisconsin women in the practice of law. She has also been selected as a Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in America.

Karen Vance
Managing Consultant

Karen has nearly 15 years of experience with BKD providing clinical and operations consulting services to home care and hospice agencies to help establish and maintain quality and cost efficient practices. She provides operations assessments, outcomes based care management strategies and training, assessment and implementation of productivity and compensation models. Karen frequently consults with providers and legal counsel on compliance matters, including assisting providers with compliance audits related to program integrity contractors, and she is experienced in planning and facilitating Independent Review Organization audits required by providers subject to Corporate Integrity Agreements with the Office of Inspector General.

Karen's home care experience began in 1981 as a practicing registered occupational therapist and moving on to roles as clinical and regulatory manager. As a home care agency regulatory manager, Karen was integrally involved in preparation of the Medicare home health Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) implementation and prospective payment system. Her OASIS experience began as part of the demonstration project in the 1990s and continued with the original Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)/Center for Health Services Research Train the Trainer Program, agency implementation and years of training at the agency, state and national levels.

Recognized for her national presence and clinical expertise in home care and hospice operations, Karen serves as liaison to the Joint Commission Home Care Professional Technical Advisory Committee, the Missouri Alliance for Home Care Research and Education Foundation Board, and the Home Health Professional Advisory Committee to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). She has also served on the 2016 IMPACT Act Home Health Focus Group, the 2007 and 2010 Technical Expert Panel for CMS' Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

Karen routinely presents for numerous national and state organizations, including the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), AOTA, American Physical Therapy Association, many state and regional associations and several national media organizations. She is the editor of Home Health Care: A Guide for Occupational Therapy Practice, published in 2016. Karen is a 1978 graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia, with a B.S. degree in occupational therapy.