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PDGM Three Month Check-up
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/30/2020
When: Monday, March 30, 2020
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AC Hotel Worcester
125 Front St.
Worcester, Massachusetts  01608
United States
Contact: Michelle Burton

Online registration is available until: 3/30/2020
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On March 30th, HCA of MA will partner with the National Association for Home Care to offer a full day PDGM check-up featuring presentations by multiple national experts with firsthand knowledge of what is working and what are the implementation challenges.  This will be a repeat of the successful full-day pre implementation sessions held last spring.  The event will be held at the AC Hotel in Worcester. Space is limited. 

7:45am – 8:30am: Registration/Breakfast
8:30am – 9:45am: Operations

PDGM has required HHAs to examine overall operations structure and day-to-day management. Changes were needed throughout HHAs to meet the demands of PDGM. HHAs must quickly determine what is working and what is falling short of their expectations. Any needed modifications in operations must be put in place sooner rather than later to thrive under PDGM. Operational areas most affected by PDGM include referral and sales management, intake, revenue cycle, operational reporting, and order and supply management. Change management must be handled throughout your organization. This session focuses on the operational practices that have demonstrated early success and long-term potential for fully positive outcomes.

10:00am – 11:30am: Clinical

PDGM has triggered a re-examination of clinical practices within HHAs nationwide. Documentation, diagnosis coding, care planning and care coordination are at the top of the list of best practice clinical strategies that have been employed. Are your changes resulting in the best outcomes? This session focuses on the lessons learned in Q1 in blending clinical practice and financial management to achieve the best patient and business outcomes in the new world created by PDGM.

11:30am – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 1:45pm: Financial

Thriving (or even surviving) under the PDGM payment reform requires a clear understanding of how PDGM is affecting the financial outcomes of a home health agency. This session explores the fundamental steps necessary for home health agencies to assess whether the initiatives taken to prepare for PDGM are in place and working, the options for mid-course corrections in PDGM financial management, trends in the impact of PDGM, cash flow remedies, and planning for 2021.

2:00pm – 3:15pm: Business Analytics

Increasingly, HHAs are recognizing the value of robust reliable business analytics in managing the change to PDGM. Real time data availability and early analysis of the key performance indicators in PDGM are important ingredients to early success in PDGM.  This program is a deep dive into the early key data analytics that can help define whether your organization is on track for PDGM success or whether corrective action is needed. Through the assistance of IT and EMR partners across the country, this program will offer an intensely valuable first look at PDGM action and outcomes within the overall HHA community. That impact analysis and useful benchmark data can help guide your agency to success in CY 2020 and beyond.

3:15pm – 4:30pm: Open Forum

Sponsorship Opportunities

PDGM Event Rooms

Homecare Alliance Annual Meeting Room Block

Start Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

End Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Last Day to Book: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

AC Hotel Worcester for 139 USD per night

Book your group rate for Homecare Alliance Annual Meeting Room Block



Members: $199/Person
Non-Members: $399/Person


Thank you to our National Sponsors!



Cancellation Policy: Submit cancellation requests by email to Michelle Burton at $25 or 25% cancellation fee, whichever is more, between 7 days and 24 hours of event. No refund for same day cancellation or no-show. Refund assumes registration paid in advance. Unpaid registrations remain payable, adjusted only for approved cancellation as above.

PAYMENT POLICY*: HCA of MA now requires payment in advance. If we have not received payment before the event, you will be asked to provide it or proof of incoming payment in order to attend the meeting. Please be sure to send your open invoice to your accounting department so there are no problems.