This course is deigned to provide a high level introduction to providing therapy in the home health environment. With the impact of healthcare reform on setting utilization, we start with an overview of the various payment models and impact on care. The basic requirements of home health are reviewed including some payment pieces; as well as the therapy components and documentation requirements. The course ends with some clinical and logistical considerations of doing home health therapy.
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- Healthcare reform
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim
- Improve Patient Experience
- Improve Population Health
- Reduce Per Capita Expense
- Current Alternative Payment Models
- Accountable Care Organizations
- Value Based Programs
- Managed Care Organizations
- BPCI- Bundled Payment Care Initiative
- Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement
- Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Payment Model
- Surgical Hip and Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT) Model
- Value Based Purchasing in Home Health
- Value Based Purchasing Quality Measures
- Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT Act)
- Home Health Quality Reporting
- Impact on Therapy
- Home Health Basics
- Home Health PPS
- Medicare Payment
- Skilled Coverage
- MD Certification
- Therapy Requirements
- Maintenance Therapy
- Initial Therapy Assessment
- Supervisory Visits
- Documentation Requirements
- Clinical Notes
- Treatment Consideration and Expectations
- Clinical Expectations
- Medication Management
- Disease Management
- Wound Care
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
- Infection Control
- Bag Technique
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Conditions of Participation
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on providing care within the home health setting.
- Identify the trajectory of healthcare and healthcare reform; and it’s impact on home health utilization and requirements.
- Recognize the general requirements related to qualifying for a home health episode of care.
- Identify the therapy requirements as it relates to the provision of services under home health.
- Recall the documentation requirements related to home health.
- Recognize the differences in providing in home care and how to optimize success in service delivery.
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, and Nurses
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Leigh Ann Frick is self employed by Care Navigation Consulting and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service