Your journey to organizational success continues with Axxess. Attend an intensive, one-day seminar in a location near you to learn actionable strategies that set your agency up for success in 2020 and beyond. 

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The biggest change the home healthcare industry has seen in decades, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), will go into effect January 1, 2020. Understanding the imminent payment changes and then implementing the operational strategies necessary to survive will be critical. These interactive, one-day seminars are designed to help you identify the areas of risk and opportunity for your organization, and provide guidance on how to implement the operational changes that will enable your agency to thrive in the new world of PDGM.  



  • The PDGM impact numbers that matter most, along with operational strategies to ensure proper reimbursement                    
  • Specific actions to take for each PDGM risk factor, including coding, non-groupable diagnoses, LUPA avoidance and management, chronic care management, and therapy management
  • How to drive growth for your organization through institutional referral strategies and the use of specialty programs, including wound care and complex nursing

Axxess is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants will earn 7 hours of ANCC continuing education credits for attending.


The experts at Axxess and our partners will use their decades of industry experience to provide attendees with insightful clinical, financial, and operational PDGM success strategies.

Tammy Ross

Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Axxess

Jennifer Gibson Osburn

RN, HCS-D, ICD-10-CM, COS-C, Senior Clinical Consultant

Andrew Olowu

Chief Technology Officer, Axxess

David Merk

Executive Vice President, Axxess; Founder of Home Health Gold

David Hoover

Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management, Axxess

Wendy Conlon

MSPT, Regional Vice President, Axxess

Mike Carr

PT, COS-C, Clinical Support Specialist, Axxess

Deb Hoyt

Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Axxess


Axxess is everywhere. Our PDGM Seminars are spread across the United States to provide every home health provider the resources they need to succeed.

Dallas, TX

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Houston, TX

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

Friday, October 4, 2019

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Boston, MA

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Columbus, OH

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Thursday, November 14, 2019

McAllen, TX

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

San Antonio, TX

Thursday, December 5, 2019


8:00am - 9:00am – Continental Breakfast, Registration and Networking
9:00am - 10:00am – PDGM vs PPS – What You Need to Know

Understanding how to succeed under PDGM, requires an understanding of the major differences between the two models. This comparison will show the key areas that will change so leaders can easily identify where to focus their efforts as they prepare for 2020.  We will discuss the impact of double billing and the cash flow issue occurring in early 2020. 

10:00am - 11:00am – PDGM – The Numbers That Count

We will take a deep dive into the important changes under PDGM to show which factors will have the greatest impact on reimbursement. Timing, admission source, LUPA thresholds, comorbidity adjustments, and clinical groupings are all important components that create the payment grouping. Attendees will learn to identify revenue growth opportunities in order to focus on areas that drive the greatest returns.

11:00am - 11:15am – Break
11:15am - 12:15am – Aligning Finance and Operations for PDGM Success

Data has never been more important than it is now as we prepare for the implementation of PDGM. By aligning agency operations with financial indicators, agencies can help ensure financial health and a seamless transition to PDGM. Reviewing revenue cycle management and data analytics, attendees will see how financial impact can be positively influenced with operational adjustments.

12:15pm - 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00pm – Providing Therapy Under PDGM

The new payment model will change the way therapy services are reimbursed. Our experts will outline the key changes and provide insight into best practices for functional scoring and outcome management. We will also explore how rehab pathways and visit utilization will be different. You will understand the role of maintenance therapy under PDGM.

2:00pm - 2:45pm – Guided Roundtable Discussions: Sharing Best Practices

Learn from peers as everyone discusses their own organizational preparedness strategies. Together we will learn best practices and solutions that are working as well as ways to overcome the inevitable challenges that change brings. 

2:45pm - 3:00pm – Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm – Managing Successful Operational Change

PDGM will require significant operational changes for organizations to thrive. We will provide strategies for the episode management areas including coding, intake and scheduling that will have to adjust to the new PDGM billing requirements. We will also walk through documentation needed for comorbidities and offer strategies to incorporate telehealth into a care plan. 

4:15pm - 5:00pm – Leveraging Technology to Drive PDGM Success

Technology solutions offer a cost-efficient way to transition to PDGM. Adapting to PDGM will require technology that can automate claim submission, efficiently manage referrals, and augment an organization’s staff ability to streamline operations and improve outcomes. This session will help you identify what you need from your EHR partner to easily manage the transition. 

5:00pm - 5:15pm – Q&A
5:15pm - 7:00pm – Networking Reception

Join attendees, peers and industry leaders for a cocktail reception after the seminar is complete. Share thoughts on what you’ve learned and continue networking all while enjoying light bites and refreshments.