How Changing Post-Acute Payments Impact the Role of the PT
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to implement 2 new postacute care payment systems, for skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies. After the webinar, PTs will be educated on the new payment systems and how payment rates are calculated. PTs also will be educated on how these payment systems do or do not align with the work of the IMPACT Act and current status of functional measure development.
Meet our presenters
Kara Gainer joined APTA in 2017 and provides leadership and strategic direction to the regulatory affairs team on key programs, initiatives, and policy development in the federal regulatory space. She has extensive knowledge and experience working on policies related to Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, and provider billing and reimbursement. Prior to joining APTA, Kara was a health care consultant with Drinker Biddle & Reath, where she developed and executed comprehensive public policy strategies for her clients that integrated legislative, regulatory, and communications efforts. She also served as attorney advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, and clerked with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. Kara received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana and law degree from the University of Montana, School of Law, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Jeramy Kuhn, PT, JD, CHC Jeramy has been a member of APTA since 1993. He has 25 years of experience in the post-acute care field as a physical therapist and, for the past 13 years, as Corporate Compliance Officer/Privacy Officer for Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest nonprofit provider of post-acute care services. He received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa and his JD from Drake University Law School. He is a member of the Iowa Bar.
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