Calendar

• The 11th Annual National Managed Health Care Congress is March 29-April 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Keynote speakers include industry luminary Reginald Ballantyne, Steve Forbes, and Ann Richards, former governor of Texas. To register, call (888) 882-2500.

• The Homecare Survival Conference will be April 12 and 13 at the New York New York in Las Vegas. Topics for the two-day conference include how to fight overpayments, how to be successful in IPS, establishing a compliance program, and a focused medical review, among others. To register, call (800) 677-4262.

• The National Association for Home Care (Washington) is offering a home care business development conference called "Expanding Services Beyond Medicare in a Cost Conscious Environment." The conference, which includes the National Private Pay Home and Community Services Conference, the 14th National Home Care Aide Services Conference, and the National Adult Day Care Symposium, is April 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA. For more information, call (202) 547-5050.

• The Health Industry Distributors Association (Alexandria, VA) is holding its Home Care Washington Conference April 20-21. Among the issues that will be addressed at the conference are: competitive bidding, inherent reasonableness, home health agency consolidated billing, and managed care reform. For more information, or to register, call (703) 838-6134.

• The California Association for Health Services at Home (Sacramento, CA) is holding its 1999 Annual Conference & Home Care Expo May 19-21. The conference will be at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. For more information on the conference, call (800) 622-4724.

• The National Association for Home Care (NAHC; Washington) will hold its 18th Annual Meeting & Homecare Expo Oct. 9 to 13 at the San Diego Convention Center. The conference will feature more than 18 "How To" programs, more than 100 educational sessions with continuing education credits, and more than 400 exhibiting companies. Invited speakers are Dr. Patch Adams, Effie Poy Yew Chow, Ken Dychtwald and Dr. Bernie Seigel. For more information, call NAHC at (202) 547-5050.

• Medtrade Management Group (Atlanta) will hold the first Home Healthcare Executive Forum on Nov. 2 at the Earnest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The forum will be the day prior to the opening of the 1999 Medtrade Exhibition and Conference. Issues addressed at the home care forum will relate to workplace liability, negotiating strategic alliances, legal issues involved in creating new marketing strategies, and confronting case management issues. For more information, call (877) 835-7232.