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OCHCH 2019 Annual Conference & Tradeshow


The concurrent breakout sessions will feature educational programs from industry experts across the Nation, addressing critical topics in home health and hospice.

Speaker: CEO, Melinda A. Gaboury:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:30am | Power Talks

10:45am - 12:15pm | Session 5 – RCD and PDGM Overall Impacts

1. Outline the top denials from Targeted Probe and Educate
2. Review the most recent OIG Report and findings from recent OIG audits
3. Detail documentation requirements to avoid the top denials
4. Provide checklist of key elements to include in a chart when being reviewed

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 1:45pm - 3:15pm | Session 7 –PDGM - Changes Can Not Start Soon Enough!

This session will provide an overview to the regulation and breakdown the basics under PDGM and assist in beginning to analyze the changes that this will bring to day to day operations of home health agencies and the reimbursement model restructuring.

• Outline the history of the rules leading to this change to PDGM
• Outline the calculation of a casemix grouping under PDGM
• Detail the changes to the billing structure under PDGM
• Provide outline of Therapy Utilization reimbursement changes, LUPAs and other reimbursement related PDGM changes

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 10:45am - 12:15pm | Session 15– PDGM Revenue Cycle

Outline process changes that need to be considered for adapting to PDGM
• Review the each process effected by PDGM in the Revenue Cycle
• Review necessary changes for consideration by agencies.

Outline process strategies for revisions & adjustments needed in the revenue cycle
• Review strategy for revising intake
• Review strategy for revising orders management as it effects revenue cycle

Outline specific changes to billing and checklist for 2020 implementation success
• Review the list of billing requirement changes for 2020
• Review new codes required for billing
• Review the checklist of things to consider top priority as 2020 approaches

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Session 19 – Top Five Hospice Medical Review Denials an How to Avoid Them

Review the top 5 denials for Targeted Probe & Educate
• Review the each denial individually
• Review the issues within charting that caused the denial
• Review the denial percentages across all Medicare MACs

Review the OIG Report
• Review the detail findings in the OIG audit specific to Hospice
• Review the effect on the Medicare MAC TPE reviews as a result of the OIG report

Review documentation requirements that impact medical review
• Review the list of required documents if sending for review
• Review the list of required elements to be found in each visit note to avoid denials

Make sure to stop by booth #406 to see Brian!

Event Type:
September 17, 2019 - September 18, 2019
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO
Hosted By:
Brian Gentry, Inbound Sales Manager

Become an HPS Alliance Member!


The HPS Alliance is a Membership-based Home Care and Hospice Educational Resource.

Healthcare Provider Solutions is dedicated to providing our clients with industry leading education in order to keep you informed, educated, and performing at the highest level of success.

We provide online education through our HPS Alliance. Our annual membership provides members with the education necessary to establish and maintain a successful agency. Our mission at HPS is to provide the highest quality of products and services to healthcare providers enabling them to maximize their operations potential and enhance reimbursement.



  • Six ninety minute Home Care webinars taught by Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO
  • Six ninety minute Hospice webinars taught by Leslie Heagy, RN, COS-C
  • Two-day Home Care Medicare Compliance/Reimbursement workshop taught by Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO
  • Two-day Hospice Medicare Compliance/Reimbursement workshop taught by Leslie Heagy, RN, COS-C
  • Full access to the Home Care and Hospice Compliance & Reimbursement training video series (updated annually to include the latest regulatory changes)
  • Immediate access to our Home Health & Hospice Audit Tools plus many more Alliance only resources
  • Consulting support from our staff via the Alliance member portal
  • Critical updates affecting the Home Care and Hospice community delivered via our website, social media, and email
  • 10% off hourly consultation services with our team of seasoned professionals

*All Alliance workshops are held in Nashville, TN.

*Access all videos and recordings from the Alliance member dashboard.