Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals have long desired to have consistent functional measures that could begin to quantify the value of rehabilitation services provided to patients treated in skilled nursing facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and home health agencies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has developed and finalized measures to do just that. This webinar will describe the measures, define the data elements included in the measures of self-care and mobility, and share important timelines therapists should be aware of. Data finally has the potential to be compared across the post-acute care settings. It will be important for therapists not only to understand the measures and their component elements, but also to insure their processes for collecting data are reliable and accurate.
Meet our Speakers
Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, has worked in various roles and settings as clinician and manager and director. Presently, she is owner of Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc, a company providing continuing education and consulting services for postacute care settings. For the past 7 years, she has specialized in helping clients understand and navigate CMS regulations for postacute care settings, as well as how to prepare for the transition to a value-based system.
She is a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy and member of APTA’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Home Health Section, APTA, and Health Policy and Administration Section, APTA. She serves as president of the Alabama Physical Therapy Association and chair of its Practice and Reimbursement committee. She is a member of the American Health Care Association, where over the last 3 years she has been a part of a therapy work group to develop a national quality measure for rehabilitation.
Christine Kroll, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA is the Interim Program Director of the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program and the Director of Pre-Doctoral Residency & Fieldwork in the Department of Occupational Therapy as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Indiana University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). Christine has been active in the healthcare industry as a clinician, leader, manager, and Medicare consultant for 28 years specializing in long term care and outpatient services. She has held elected and volunteer leadership positions with both the state and national occupational therapy associations and presented regionally and nationally on Medicare rules, regulations, and health care reform.
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- Describe the functional outcome measures adopted for each post-acute care setting.
- Identify those elements of self-care and mobility that contribute to the calculation of the measures.
- Develop a plan for collecting data to insure accuracy and reliability.
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