2019 OAHC Conference

Schedule of Events

[For session description, click on the session title]

Pre-Conference: April 17th 

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM    
Pre-Conference Building and Sustaining Data-Driven QAPI
                            - Cindy Sun, MSN, FNP, COS-C, RN Project Coordinator & Misty Kevech, RN, BS Ed, MS, COS-C, CCP
                           Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign

Day One: April 18th

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

8:30 AM       President's Welcome Address - Bob Thomas, PT, Signature Hospice, Home Health & Home Care

8:45 AM       Keynote: Oh, Shift!
                    - Jennifer Powers, MA, MCC

10:15 AM     Exhibitor Power Break

11:00 AM     General Session: Gearing Up for Therapy in a PDGM Model 
                    - Cindy Krafft PT, MS, CEO, Kornetti & Krafft

12:30 PM     Lunch 

1:45 PM       General Session: Ensuring All is in Working Order with Clinical Documentation Defensibility: Quality Auditing Practices
                     - Cindy Krafft PT, MS, CEO, Kornetti & Krafft

3:15 PM      Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM      General Session: Red Hot! Regulatory Climate Compliance in Home Health & Hospice
                    - Neil J. Evans & Joe M. Greenman, Lane Powell                   

5:00 PM      Silent Auction & Casino Networking Reception*
                   (Included with registration. RSVP Required.)

Day Two - April 19th

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

8:45 AM      General Session: We're In This Together: Best Practices Professional Roundtable Exchange

10:15 AM     General Session: Connecting Palliative Care to the Home
                   - Panelist TBD

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

12:30 PM     Closing Session: State of the Industry Update
                    - Bill Dombi, JD, National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)

2:00 PM       2019 Conference Adjourn

Session Descriptions


Building and Sustaining Data-Driven QAPI
During this 4-hour interactive workshop, RN Project Coordinators from the Home Heath Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign team will provide personalized hands-on guidance on data interpretation and the next steps toward developing and sustaining a strong Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan.

Bring Your HHQI Data Reports for Personalized Assistance! 
HHQI uses OASIS data to generate custom data reports on high-priority topics such as Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) for all CMS-reporting home health agencies. You are encouraged to bring these reports with you for personalized guidance on interpretation as well as suggested next steps.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current home health quality initiatives that will affect the agency.
  • Interpret your agency's HHQI ACH Data Reports and identify gaps in patient care.
  • Distinguish at least 3 free evidence-based tools/resources to address gaps in patient care.
  • Identify 3 additional support resources to assist with development and sustainment of a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan. 

General Sessions

Oh, Shift!
In this session international speaker and best-selling author Jennifer Powers offers a fresh perspective on the shifts you can make to play a bigger game in both your personal and professional life based on the teachings and processes found in her best-selling book, Oh, Shift!. Jennifer Powers uses wit, humor, and audience interaction to help you make positive changes that stick.

Gearing Up for Therapy in a PDGM Model
This session will discuss on the value of therapy in a patient-driven acuity model of reimbursement rather than a volume-based visit model. Specific chronic disease populations, not limited to MS or NEURO groupings (or "buckets"), will be highlighted with evidence-based practice recommendations provided to support the role of therapy in risk and outcome management for the home health patient in the future.

Ensuring All is in Working Order with Clinical Documentation Defensibility: Quality Auditing Practices
This session will provide a detailed review of the essential elements of clinical documentation that are required to meet eligibility and care coverage criteria under the Medicare Part A Home Health benefit. Documentation compliance guidance, clinician knowledge assessment, and quality auditing processes will be presented with ready-to-use tools provided. 

Red Hot! Regulatory Climate Compliance in Home Health & Hospice 
This session will cover the regulatory compliance landscape for home health & hospice, including a discussion of recent enforcement actions. We will discuss key risk areas for agencies, plus review insights from recent corporate integrity agreements. Finally, we will consider best practices for your corporate compliance programs.


  • Evaluate current home health and hospice compliance climate, including review of recent enforcement cases
  • Lessons learned from recent corporate integrity agreements
  • Compliance program best practices

We're In This Together: Best Practices Professional Roundtable Exchange
Join us for our annual interactive roundtable discussion session. This session is designed 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. 

Connecting Palliative Care to the Home
Come hear a panel of home care and palliative care experts discuss what Palliative Care is, its benefits to quality of life and its expanding relationship with Home Health and Hospice services. Learn about how Palliative Care differs from Hospice care, different agency programs, models, the process for getting started and the challenges faced. Metrics used to measure the programs successes, areas requiring further development, program outcomes and future goals will also be discussed.

State of the Industry Update
Bill Dombi, JD and President of the National Association for Home Car & Hospice (NAHC) is back to provide an up-to-the-minute legislative and regulatory update on the home care and hospice industry. You will want to stick around for this informative session as Bill will provide insights into what you can expect for 2019 and beyond. 

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