At the Heart of Home Health Care


Visiting Nurse Associations of America








Customized PPS Financial Modeling
A special offering for VNAA Member Agencies to Jump Start Your Preparation for PPS

On Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19, you can call toll-free to hear an"Encore presentation" of our national informational teleconference.

At any time during these two days, simply call:

Call 1-800-642-1687     Conference ID#179422

VNAA urges members to be proactive!

This time-sensitive program will provide VNAs with the essential information now before the July regs to make adjustments in order to succeed under PPS.

VNAA members are eligible for significant discounts on PPS modeling reports prepared by American Express Tax & Business Services which will analyze your data to help you prepare for PPS.

Bernie Lorenz and Pat Sevast of American Express Tax & Business Services are national experts in home care consulting and understand how the proposed PPS will financially impact home health care agencies.

These PPS financial modeling reports will give VNAs the following essential details:

  • PPS Projected revenue by patient (HHRG) and in total

  • PPS projected profit/loss per patient by episode and in total (based on agency specific costs, OASIS and claims data)

  • A visit analysis showing the timing of visits within an episode, mean number of visits per episode and percentage of LUPA cases, to assist in projecting cash flow

  • Analysis of OASIS reports showing patient values on 20 patient case mix items; average clinical, functional, and service utilization domain scores; and average HHRG weight.

VNA participants in this program will be eligible for additional discounts on consulting services!

We all know that October & the implementation of PPS is not that far away, therefore VNAA has developed a very aggressive timeline.
VNAA wants its members to have their reports by June 9, 2000
In order to meet that deadline, the following needs to be accomplished:

1.   Completed participation enrollment forms and payment for participation must be received at VNAA no later than APRIL 26, 2000

2.  Participating VNAs must submit all data to Amex no later than MAY 19, 2000. Of course the sooner data is submitted the quicker reports can be generated. AMEX has agreed to a 3 week turn around time upon receipt of your agency’s information.

3.   AMEX agrees to deliver all reports no later than June 9, 2000.

This project is being offered to VNAA members at a significant discount. The charge for this project is $6,000. THIS IS A 40% DISCOUNT FOR OUR MEMBERS.

To receive an application, please call or email Peter Blood at VNAA. Peter can be reached at 617-523-4042 x 221 or [email protected]

Pat Sevast and Bernie Lorenz, the presenters from American Express can be reached at 410-837-3770.


Please send comments or suggestions to [email protected]