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CHAASE Announces Spring Banquet Speaker

Bill Dombi
Bill Dombi

Together Towards Tomorrow: Shaping our Future Leaders is the theme of the 2022 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Health Care Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) Spring Banquet. The event will be held Thursday, April 21st at The Lismore: 333 Gibson St, Eau Claire, WI.  Prior to dinner. The Partner Open House will be held starting at 5:00 pm, which is similar to a job or internship fair, and exposes students to organizations that hire health care administration (HCAD) students as administrative residency interns and full-time employees. Following the Partner open house is the social hour at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm, and the program at 7:45pm.

This year's keynote speaker is Bill Dombi.  Dombi is the President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) where he serves also as the Director, Center for Health Care Law and the Executive Director, Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association. Bill specializes in legal, legislative, and regulatory advocacy on behalf of patients and providers of home health and hospice care. With over 40 years of experience in health care law and policy, Bill Dombi has been involved in virtually all legislative and regulatory efforts affecting home care and hospice since 1975, including the expansion of the Medicare home health benefit in 1980, the formation of the hospice benefit in 1983, the development of Medicare PPS for home health in 2000,and the national health care reform legislation in 2010. He also has an extensive background in impact oriented litigation.

Dombi was lead counsel in the landmark lawsuit that reformed the Medicare home health services benefit, challenges to HMO home care cutbacks for high-tech home care patients, lawsuits against Medicaid programs for inadequate payment rates, a nationwide class action against then-HCFA for its failure to enforce the federal HMO Act, litigation directed against the "Interim Payment System" for the Medicare home health benefit, a lawsuit addressing the so-called Medicare “case mix creep adjustments” in 2008-2010, a challenge to the Medicare face-to-face physician encounter rule, and litigation challenging changes to federal overtime rules. Bill is a longstanding and active member of the ABA and American Health Lawyers Association.

The price for attending the 2022 CHAASE Spring Banquet is $35 for UW-Eau Claire students; $55 per person for parents of HCAD students; and $80 per person for all other guests.

You can view 2022 CHAASE Sponsorship and ticket information here

For more information contact Kiki Beschorner, CHAASE Coordinator, at or 715-836-2736.