OAHC 2020 Annual Conference

The 2020 conference has been moved to November 3rd & 4th. Due to the significant impact COVID-19 has had on our industry, the schedule and agenda we originally planned for may change by November. Please stay tuned for updates and new information. Stay safe and healthy! 

This year's topics include PDGM, Workforce Management, Behavioral Health, Motivational Interviewing, Industry Updates and more! As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration, we have reserved the Oregon Coast Aquarium for our Thursday evening event from 7:00 - 10:00pm. Admittance is included with conference registration and all attendees are encouraged to attend. If you haven't been to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, this is a great opportunity to visit most of the animal exhibits and enjoy this beautiful site. You don't want to miss it! 


Online Member | Online NonMember | Printable Registration Form

Full Conference Attendance: Member - $400 / Non-Member - $600 
One-Day Pass: Member - $210 / Non-Member - $315


Check out the topics and speakers we have lined up this year!
Agenda & Session Descriptions | Speakers

Location & Hotel Accommodations

Best Western Agate Beach Inn - 3019 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365

Make your reservations by calling (541) 265-9411 and ask for the OAHC rate. These discounted rates are available through October 5, 2020
Hillside Room: $127
Oceanview Room: $145

Special 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us November 3rd at the Oregon Coast Aquarium to celebrate OAHC's 50th Anniversary! All conference attendees will have access after hours to explore the exhibits. Come dressed in your favorite surfer and beach attire and enjoy great food while immersing yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The coast is calling! This is definitely an opportunity you don't want to miss! RSVP is required.

Award Nominations

OAHC is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Hope Runnels Award and Home Care Employee of the Year Awards. Nominate those who demonstrate outstanding service in home care. Awards will be presented during the awards luncheon on November 4th

Nominate someone today!

Pre-Conference - Postponed until November 2, 2020 ~ Updates Coming Soon!

"Patient-Driven Groupings Model: What We Know So Far!" presented by Melinda A. Gaboury. 
The Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) went into effect January 1, 2020. This is the most massive change to the home care industry reimbursement structure since the introduction of the Prospective Payment System (PPS) in October 2000. The new payment model dramatically impacts agency operations, processes and performance. Agencies must develop and implement plans to successfully transition to PDGM. This workshop will discuss key areas, strategies and processes in equipping an agency for PDGM.  This workshop will have a focus on best episode management and process improvement practices including the referral, intake and scheduling processes, timely documentation, physician and patient communication strategies, all of which are required to more tightly manage care within the shorter 30-day payment period. 

Summarize key areas of agency operations affected by PDGM.

  • Provide details with examples of the structure of PDGM
  • Provide guidance on evaluating an agency’s current status.
  • Outline implementation actions in each key area.
  • Discuss necessary modifications to the intake and referral process under PDGM

Review the complexity of determining LUPA thresholds under PDGM

  • Discuss relevance of front-loading, missed visits and refusals of care and services to LUPA prevention
  • Review clinical management responsibilities related to LUPA prevention

Review the Impact of ICD-10 coding under PDGM

  • Explain the relevance of timely OASIS review, coding completion and clinician documentation under PDGM
  • Evaluate the specificity requirements of coding under PDGM
  • Outline the Impact on case-mix weight with one code versus another 

The pre-conference requires a separate registration and is not included with conference registration. Discounts are available for 3 or more registrations.

Member - $125 (w/Full Conference) or $175 pp
Non-Member - $225 (w/Full Conference) or $275 pp

Registration: Online Member | Online NonMember | Downloadable Registration Form

Exhibitors & Sponsors!

Industry vendors have exhibited for years at many state and national events for healthcare. Consider the results that would come from exhibiting at a highly focused event designed specifically for home care and hospice agency directors, administrators, financial managers, clinical managers and support staff -- just the professionals you want to meet. Your participation as a sponsor / exhibitor will give Oregon home care professionals the opportunity to meet your representatives face-to-face and to learn about the products and services that will help them provide the best home care services to their clients. With the ongoing changes in home care and hospice, this single event brings together industry management from all areas of Oregon.

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Registration Form

$525 for members and $800 for non-members.

Registration includes one 6'x2' table, attendance for one company representative, logo displayed on exhibitor signage, company name listed in conference program, attendance to all conference sessions, meals and events, and list of conference attendees. 

Questions or Comments?

Contact Brandy Sweet at (503) 364-2733 or email [email protected]