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Intentional Management of Comorbidities: Strategies for Your Agency's Rehospitalization Reduction Program 5-Part Series
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Intentional Management of Comorbidities: Strategies for Your Agency's Rehospitalization Reduction Program - 5-Part Series

Dates: July 11, 17, 24, August 14, 21, 2024

Time: Check schedule for each session

Location: Webinar Series

Registration: OnlineDownload Registration Form

Rehospitalizations continue to be a focus of health care quality strategy programs, including Home Health Based Purchasing. The home health care industry serves patients with many risk factors for rehospitalization, including the aged population and those with multiple medical and social comorbidities. This five-part series will focus on how reduction of rehospitalizations in the home health space is monitored and incentivized through quality and payment programs and will include management strategies for some of the most common comorbid conditions in our patient population: Heart Failure (HF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Mental Health Crises.


  • Recognize areas of policy and practice to be assessed and/or modified that will lead to better quality of care as it relates to chronic, comorbid condition management and rehospitalization rates for the agency's population served.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Home Health Value Based Purchasing Measures and how they are impacted by comorbid conditions.
  • Distinguish status quo interventions versus best practices for chronic disease management, leading to better patient outcomes, decreased rehospitalization rates, and proper payment for care in the current Home Health Care environment.
  • Identify areas of improvement, both personally and agency-wide, where best practices can be implemented to reduce cost, increase coordination and communication in a patient-centered care model, and improve quality of care and quality of life for the home health patients they serve.


  • Part 1: VBP and Rehospitalization Impacts: Using Successful Case Management to Improve Outcomes for Patients With Comorbid Conditions
    Thursday, July 11th - 11:30-1:00pm PST
  • Part 2: Strategies for CHF Management
    Wednesday, July 17th - 8:00-9:30am PST
  • Part 3: Strategies for COPD Management
    Wednesday, July 24th - 8:00-9:30am PST
  • Part 4: Strategies for Diabetes Management 
    Thursday, August 14th - 8:00-9:30am PST
  • Part 5: Strategies for Mental Health Crisis Management
    Thursday, August 21st - 8:00-9:30am PST

Faculty: Jennifer Osburn, RN, HCS-D, COS-C; Clinical Consultant, Healthcare Provider Solutions
Jennifer Osburn is a Clinical Consultant with Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS). With over 30 years of home health experience, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise which includes education and training, agency management, quality, clinical case management, and software technology. She is also a credentialed OASIS and ICD-10 Coding expert.

Jennifer began her home health career in a large privately owned agency after transitioning from Medical-Surgical Urology hospital nursing; however, she has worked for all types of agencies in multiple states. Her love for sharing knowledge and experience led her to clinical consulting, where she enjoys translating technical guidance into information that the busy home health professional can deploy to improve the efficiency and quality of care being delivered to the patients they serve.

Jennifer Osburn has led numerous home health educational seminars for state and national associations as well as specifically designed education training plans for agencies for the past 12 years. In addition to consulting across the US, she has trained staff for The Joint Commission and ACHC, has authored numerous industry blogs and articles, and has assisted home health software companies with solutions that ensure compliance with Medicare guidelines. Her areas of expertise and firsthand experience include OASIS, ICD-10-CM Coding, Case Management, Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation, Billing Requirements, Documentation Compliance for Quality and Payment, Emergency Preparedness, Agency Operations, and PDGM.

This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing, Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist Licensing and the Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy for 7.50 contact hours.

A certificate of attendance will also be offered. We will be tracking attendance via zoom and will be auditing the total time spent watching the webinar(s). The webinar(s) must be watched in their entirety for CEUs, partial credit will not be awarded.  CEUs will not be available with the recording link.

2024 Change: CEUs will NOT be available with the recording link. A second opportunity to view the program has been scheduled for April 17 from 10-11:30 a.m at no extra charge to the participant.

The cost of this education is per agency. An unlimited number of people may watch the series but only up to 5 people may receive CEU per agency. If more would like to receive CEUs please contact Brandy Sweet at [email protected].  

Prior to the webinar, a Zoom link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone will also be provided. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available to the email address you provide.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants. Those viewing the recording will not be eligible for CEU.

Handouts, evaluation forms, sign-in sheets and related materials will be sent to you shortly before the program to the email address you provide.

Please contact Brandy Sweet at [email protected] with questions. 

Registration Fee: OAHC Members:  $499 per agency; Non-Members:  $899 per agency. 

Oregon Association for Home Care
417 2nd St. Ste. 101
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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