2024 OAHC Annual Conference
May 29-31
Newport, Oregon

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2023 Exhibitors





(*subject to change as speakers and topics are confirmed)

Star Date Log One: June 1st
7:45 - 8:30am Registration Opens! Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30am President's Welcome Address - Michael Blair, OAHC President
8:45am Keynote: Leader Trek - Steven Fulmer
10:15am Exhibitor Power Break
11:00am General Session: Palliative Care: A Practical Home Solution - Mary Kofstad, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, Signature Healthcare at Home
12:15pm Business Meeting & Lunch
1:30pm General Session:  A Guide to Surveyor focus on Quality and Safety in Home Health - Julie Zetterquist, DNP, MNE, RN Providence Health & Services
2:45pm General Session: RN and LPN Practice: Legal Differences and Similarities - Gretchen Koch, RN, MSN, Oregon State Board of Nursing
3:45pm Exhibitor Break
4:00pm General Session:  *Behavioral Health in Home Health Session has been cancelled. A webinar option will be made available to attendees at a later date. 
5:30pm Casino and Silent Auction Networking Reception

Star Date Log 2: June 2nd
8:00am Registration Open. Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:45am General Session: PDGM: Three Year Review - Zeb Clayton, Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP)
10:00am Break
10:15am General Session: Professional Roundtable Exchange
11:30am Home Care Hero Awards Recognition Luncheon
12:30am General Session: State & Federal Industry Updates - Sabrina Riggs, OAHC Executive Director & Sarah Myers, LHC Group


Leader Trek, Steven Fulmer
Space, that distance between our head and our heart - and our heart and others - the final frontier. Join us on these, the voyages of this enterprise we call LEADERSHIP, and its sister-ship HUMANITY. Its endless mission: to explore strange new relationships, to seek out hope, possibility and new forms of communication, and to boldly go where too few leaders have truly dared to go before: Deep into the stars to explore the planets of connection, trust, & accountability. Distant lands we can see with the naked eye, but all too often seem out of reach. 

The first 50 registrants will receive a copy of Steven's book "Leadership Just Got Personal - Stories & Thoughts About Life & Leadership"
The quintessential question of the ages: Are leaders born or made?
Yes! Each of us is born with the innate gifts of leadership. We’re all naturally capable of inspiring ourselves and others to dream more, learn more and do more. But many of us have come to believe that we need permission to step into this greatness known as leadership. We don’t! In this powerful compilation of stories and essays, you’ll learn new skills and profound lessons to draw out your innate leadership.
Whether you are a leader today, an aspiring leader of tomorrow or simply ready to step up and take charge of your life, your way, today, this book is for you.

Behavioral Health in Home Care, Speaker TBD
Session Description Coming Soon!

A Guide to Surveyor focus on Quality and Safety in Home Health, Julie Zetterquist, DNP, MNE, RN
Learn what surveyors are looking for when it comes to quality and safe patient care in the Home Health environment. This discussion will focus on the most commonly seen deficiencies seen in home care and how you and your leadership team can prepare for a survey from your accreditation organization.

RN and LPN Practice: Legal Differences and Similarities - Gretchen Koch, RN, MSN
This presentation will explore the decision-making scope of each license type and discuss the legal boundaries assigned to each license.

Learner Objectives:

  1. The learner will describe LPN scope of practice.
  2. The learner will describe RN scope of practice.
  3. The learner will identify the reason for the difference in scope of practice for the respective license types.

Palliative Care: A Practical Home Solution, Mary Kofstad
In this presentation we will review current definitions of palliative care. We will discuss types of palliative care models and services that can be applied and scaled in the home. Review of evidence-based tools and quality data with relevance to home practice setting. Finally we will touch on the current controversy in industry around advanced care planning and how to optimize these conversations.


  • Define types of palliative care
  • Review applicable concepts and principles to apply quality palliative care in the home health or home care setting
  • Identify evidence-based tools for use in home setting
  • Discuss the current controversy around advanced care planning

PDGM: Three Year Review, Zeb Clayton
PDGM just finished three years as the new Medicare payment reimbursement. Join SHP to review the trends in PDGM components, case-mix weight, LUPA rates, and visits since the inception. The workshop will cover details of CMS's approach to recalibrating and reveal new rates. This significant final rule has wide-reaching implications for home care. Discover how the C.Y. 2023 final rule will affect payments as well. 

Best Practices Professional Roundtable Exchange
Stick around for our annual interactive roundtable discussion session! We’ve designed this session to promote and encourage networking amongst your peers and engage in lively informal discussion about topics that are keeping you up at night. Come share your frustrations, solve problems, and glean practical advice and best practices from those in your field. This is your opportunity to interact one-on-one with peers to make sure you walk away with the answers you are seeking.

Here’s how it works! Each table will have a sign indicating the roundtable topic being covered. Attendees will pick a topic of interest and sit down at the table. The table moderator will provide a quick introduction and overview of the topic, and then open the floor for Q&A. This is a “rapid fire” session and every 20 minutes we will ask attendees to move to another topic table while the moderator welcomes a new set of attendees.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards! All attendees are encouraged to exchange business cards to others who they can call on for help.

State & Federal Industry Update, Sabrina Riggs & Sarah Myers
OAHC Executive Director, Sabrina Riggs and Sarah Myers with LHC Group will be co-presenting to bring you the latest updates on state and federal issues impacting our industry.