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Transitioning to PDGM Series

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
  • 5 sessions
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (CDT)
  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Tuesday, December 03, 2019, 10:30 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Webinar


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The Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is pleased to bring you this educational program through an agreement with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice...

Transitioning to PDGM:

Re-think and Re-engineer your agency for PDGM

5-part Webinar Series
October 29, November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 2019
10:30 am –  Noon Central **

** a recording will be available for those unable to participate live


OCHCH is happy to partner with QIRT to bring you a 5-part webinar series to help prepare your agency to transition into the new world of PDGM. Preparing your agency for the new world of PDGM is vital to making sure your agency survives and thrives under PDGM. Please see the breakdown of each webinar part below.


1.) PDGM Readiness: What agencies can do now to assess overall readiness for the transition, including completing an analysis of current referral and patient mix, and a quality assurance chart audit to identify data-collection gaps and train staff to close those gaps? The session will include steps to completing an operational assessment that identifies opportunities for agencies to improve current workflow processes to ensure a smooth transition to PDGM. Also included, when and how to train/prepare staff for coming transition.

October 29, 2019, Shelly Eggleton, RN, BS, MBA, Director, Clinical Consulting


2.) PDGM: The devil is in the details: It is more important than ever that agencies collect timely, accurate data. It starts at intake with staff completing a comprehensive checklist to ensure all needed information is collected.  To ensure proper payment, clinicians must provide an accurate assessment of the patient condition on intake, including comorbidities that are likely to have an impact on the plan of care, and correctly capture the primary reason skilled nursing is in the home. Anything less almost certainly will result in improper payment. Strategies for reducing the days to RAP also will be discussed, as the current national average of 12 days to RAP will prove problematic in the PDGM era.

November 5, 2019, Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C, BCHH-C

3.) PDGM: Revving up referrals. Do most of your referrals come from the community? It might be time to build bridges to hospitals, in-patient rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities. Does your agency have a patient population disproportionally skewed toward joint-replacement or stroke recovery? 

November 12, 2019, Gio Pagano, Director, Business Development

4.) P Stands for PATIENT in PDGM. PDGM puts the patient at the center of care decisions and makes a complete 180 on what drives revenue. Its value not volume of services provided. It’s all about giving patients the care they need using the resources necessary to achieve the goals established with the patient. For the patient that might mean more intensive start of care visits, more thorough assessments during the episode of care and documentation by the clinician at the point of care. Agencies also will need to focus on teaching patients how to manage chronic conditions to reduce the patient’s reliance on skilled nursing services, as well as mitigate the risk of rehospitalization and decrease recertifications.

November 19, 2019, Laura Page-Greifinger, RN, BSN, MPA

5.) PDGM: Thriving in the new model.  What does a healthy agency look like in this new era? In this session, QIRT will discuss the critical importance of quality cycle management in the PDGM era. QIRT will walk attendees through the process of establishing measurable metrics for every task at each point in the patient journey and the importance of communicating with staff as to how the metrics were established and that their job performance will be measured against those metrics. Agencies will need to focus on episode management keeping the patient’s clinical characteristics and care need at the center of all decisions, ensuring the plan of care addresses those needs to decrease rehospitalizations and recertifications.

December 3, 2019, Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC

Continuing Education:  The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157)

RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program in order for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.

Confirmation: A confirmation will be sent via email to verify site registration, as will the handouts, Internet link and 800 number for entering the webinar, and instructions for participation.  If your Contact Person does not receive the email confirmation two (2) business days prior to the webinar, please contact our office to verify your status.

Registration Fee per site/phone connection: Registration fees are for one (1) phone connection.  SHARING OF REGISTRATION OR FEES WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS IS PROHIBITED.  

KHCHA Members:  

  • $75 per live webinar connection OR recording
  • $350 full series (live OR recording)


  • $150 per live webinar connection OR recording 
  • $700 full series (live OR recording)
If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $25/webinar. 

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