2022 OAHC Conference

Schedule of Events

[For session description, click on the session title]                   

Day One: October 13th  

7:45 AM       Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors / Silent Auction Begins / Registration Open

8:30 AM       President's Welcome Address

8:45 AM       Keynote: Paving the Way Forward: The Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing with Dana Sturtevant!
                    - Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD, Be Nourished

10:15 AM     Exhibitor Power Break

11:00 AM     General Session: Value Based Purchasing: Functional Scores and Best Practices
                    - Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. 

12:00 PM     Lunch 

1:15 PM       Breakout Session: Value Based Purchasing: HHCAHP Survey and Best Practices
                     - Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

                     Breakout Session: Hospice State Update
                     - OHA presenter TBD

2:15 PM      General Session: Value Based Purchasing: Claims Data and Best Practices
                    - Melinda A. Gaboury, COS-C, Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

                    Breakout Session: Hospice Topic
                   
-Presenter TBD

3:15 PM      Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM      General Session: Why Workforce Matters
                    - Robyn I. Stone, LeadingAge LTSS Center                

5:30 PM      50th Plus Celebration at the Oregon Coast Aquarium: Silent Auction and Networking Reception*
                   (Included with registration. RSVP Required.)

Day Two - October 14th 

8:00 AM      Business Meeting & Networking Breakfast w/Exhibitors

8:45 AM      General Session: In-Home Behavioral Health
                   
- Beth Epps, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

10:15 AM     General Session: Best Practices Professional Roundtable Exchange

11:30 AM    Awards Luncheon (Included with registration. RSVP Required)

12:30 PM     Closing Session: State of the Industry Update
                     
- Presenters to be determined

2:00 PM       2022 Conference Adjourn


Session Descriptions

Paving the Way Forward: The Four Processes of Motivational Interviewing with Dana Sturtevant!
The conversations that occur between clinicians and their patients are powerful ones, capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us. Learn to make your interactions with patients more satisfying and effective using The Four Fundamental Processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI): Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and planning. Dana will explore each of these four processes, and you'll leave with at least three new ideas to incorporate into your practice. 

  • Describe the four processes of Motivational Interviewing(MI): Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning
  • Ask change talk focused questions to elicit intrinsic motivation for change

Value Based Purchasing: Functional Scores and Best Practices
Outline the 5-year HHVBP demonstration and impact on 9 participating states.  This session will detail the changes to the HHVBP in the last 2 years of the demonstration.  In addition, we will analyze how the HHVBP model affected outcomes for everyone.

  • Review the structure to the HHVBP that ended in 2020
  • Review the changes to the measures included in HHVBP
  • Detail the functional M1800 items included in the Composite Mobility Measures
  • Evaluate the best clinical practices for getting the best outcomes.
  • Review what agencies should do to prepare for nationwide rollout

Value Based Purchasing: HHCAHP Survey and Best Practices
This session will review the exact groupings and specific questions from the HHCAHP survey that will impact the nationwide rollout of VBP.  This session will also look at the calculation of Achievement & Improvement scores utilized in VBP calculations and how they apply to HHCAHP scores.

  • Detail the calculation for Achievement and Improvement in VBP
  • List the exact HHCAHP Survey questions that are included in the VBP calculations
  • Evaluate the best practices for getting the best outcomes with HHCAHP surveys
  • Review what agencies should do to prepare for nationwide rollout in regard to HHCAHP

Value Based Purchasing: Claims Data and Best Practices
This session will review the current measures and the newest outcome measure that will be utilized in calculating the claims-based measure outcomes in VBP. This session will also look at the calculation of the overall Total Performance scores & the Linear Exchange Function utilized in VBP calculations and how they are impacted by the claims-based scores.

  • Detail the calculation for Total Performance Score in VBP
  • Detail the calculation for the Linear Exchange Function in VBP
  • List the exact items used in calculating the claims-based measures in VBP calculations
  • Evaluate the best practices for getting the best outcomes with claims-based measures
  • Review what agencies should do to prepare for nationwide rollout in regard to claims-based measure

Why Workforce Matters 
This presentation is based on the premise that a competent, well-trained staff is key to successful operations and quality outcomes for home health and home care agencies in Oregon and across the country. Dr. Stone will provide an overview of the state and national home health/home care landscape, highlighting current and future projections of agency growth and the demand for and supply of staff, particularly nurses and home care aides.  This will be followed by a discussion of the key policy and workforce development challenges to this growing care sector, including the lack of quality education and training and barriers to recruitment and retention of staff at all levels.  The presentation concludes with examples of best practices—both evidence-based and promising—that can help agencies address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities for growth and success.

In-Home Behavioral Health
An overview of in-home behavioral health services and supports provided by a large community behavioral health center.  Learn what services can be provided in the home, especially for seniors, and hear about day-to-day practicalities of funding and regulatory barriers, staff safety, and workforce issues.  Examples of in-home services provided outside Oregon will be provided.

Best Practices Professional Roundtable Exchange
Stick around for our annual interactive roundtable discussion session, dude! We’ve designed tis 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 your peers to make sure you walk away with the answers that 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 batch of attendees.

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

State of the Industry Update
This session will provide an update on state and federal issues affecting our industry. Presenters to be announced. 

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