ExpiredTransitioning to PDGM: Re-think and Re-engineer your agency for PDGM

  • October 29, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • November 5, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • November 12, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • November 19, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • December 3, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Recording available

Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec 3 – 11:30am: 1:00pm, Eastern

Industry leader QIRT has partnered up to bring you a 5-part webinar series to help prepare your agency to transition into the new world of PDGM. Preparing your agency for the new world of PDGM is vital to making sure your agency survives and thrives under PDGM. Please see the breakdown of each webinar part below.


PDGM Readiness, October 29, 2019, Shelly Eggleton, RN, BS, MBA, Director, Clinical Consulting

What agencies can do now to assess overall readiness for the transition, including completing an analysis of current referral and patient mix, and a quality assurance chart audit to identify data-collection gaps and train staff to close those gaps? The session will include steps to completing an operational assessment that identifies opportunities for agencies to improve current workflow processes to ensure a smooth transition to PDGM. Also included, when and how to train/prepare staff for coming transition.

PDGM: The devil is in the details, November 5, 2019, Sherri Parson, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C, BCHH-C

It is more important than ever that agencies collect timely, accurate data. It starts at intake with staff completing a comprehensive checklist to ensure all needed information is collected.  To ensure proper payment, clinicians must provide an accurate assessment of the patient condition on intake, including comorbidities that are likely to have an impact on the plan of care, and correctly capture the primary reason skilled nursing is in the home. Anything less almost certainly will result in improper payment. Strategies for reducing the days to RAP also will be discussed, as the current national average of 12 days to RAP will prove problematic in the PDGM era.

PDGM: Revving up referrals, November 12, 2019, Gio Pagano, Director, Business Development

Do most of your referrals come from the community? It might be time to build bridges to hospitals, in-patient rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities. Does your agency have a patient population disproportionally skewed toward joint-replacement or stroke recovery?
P Stands for PATIENT in PDGM, November 19, 2019, Laura Page-Greifinger, RN, BSN, MPA

PDGM puts the patient at the center of care decisions and makes a complete 180 on what drives revenue. Its value not volume of services provided. It’s all about giving patients the care they need using the resources necessary to achieve the goals established with the patient. For the patient that might mean more intensive start of care visits, more thorough assessments during the episode of care and documentation by the clinician at the point of care. Agencies also will need to focus on teaching patients how to manage chronic conditions to reduce the patient’s reliance on skilled nursing services, as well as mitigate the risk of rehospitalization and decrease recertifications.

Thriving in the new model, December 3, 2019, Joe Osentoski, BAS, RN-BC

What does a healthy agency look like in this new era? In this session, QIRT will discuss the critical importance of quality cycle management in the PDGM era. QIRT will walk attendees through the process of establishing measurable metrics for every task at each point in the patient journey and the importance of communicating with staff as to how the metrics were established and that their job performance will be measured against those metrics. Agencies will need to focus on episode management keeping the patient’s clinical characteristics and care need at the center of all decisions, ensuring the plan of care addresses those needs to decrease rehospitalizations and recertifications.


Continuing Education: 

The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)(OH-157)

RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire program for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please return a completed evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.

Registration Fee: Member rate is $299.00 – Non-members $499.00


Printable Brochure:

PDGM 5Part Transition

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