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Speakers will discuss the profession’s biggest ethical challenges, spanning from the local to the international level. Solutions and resources will be discussed as well as real world examples of ethical conflicts and their appropriate resolution.

Meet our Presenters

Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational / management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. Years spent in the direct patient environment solidified that this was the optimal setting for the provision of effective and efficient interdisciplinary care as it focuses on functionality and patient centered care delivery. Recognition that the providing care in the home environment presents both unique opportunities and challenges is clearly evident in both training and consultation activities.

For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. She currently serves on multiple Technical Expert Panels with CMS Contractors working on clinical and payment reforms such as bundled payment care initiatives and alternatives to the current relationship between therapy visits and episodic payment. She was instrumental in reducing the burden placed on the industry due to the timing of functional reassessments by diligently working with both APTA and CMS. Her focus is on providing the knowledge and tools critical to the post acute continuum of care to operationalize external requirements while keeping the driver of care where it needs to be – the needs of each patient being cared for in the home setting.

Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years and is the immediate Past President and Federal Affairs Liaison of that organization. She is on the editorial board of Home Healthcare Now and a frequently sought out expert contributor for other home health publications. She has written 3 books – The How-to Guide to Therapy Documentation, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care and the soon to be released Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation – and co-authored her fourth, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy with her business partner Diana Kornetti PT, MA, HCS-D.

Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA Nancy received her PT degree from Temple University, her Masters degree in Health Education from Montclair University, her PhD in health sciences concentration in ethics from Rutgers University (formally UMDNJ) and a DPT from Massachusetts Institute of Health Professions(MGH). She also has a certificate in Health care Administration from Seton Hall University and a certificate in Biomedical Ethics from Georgetown University.

She is the Vice Chairperson or Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences and Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Nancy is currently a member of the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and President of the Board of Directors of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Nancy has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association since she was a student, She was President of the NJ Chapter and chief delegate and served a five year term on the APTA Ethics and Judicial Committee, including a term as chairperson and a three year term on the Reference Committee including a term as chairperson. She recently served the national association as a member of the ethics document revision task force, and Scope of Practice and ImagingTask Forces most recently serving on the Task Force to review the Clinical Education Task Force Report.

She was awarded the APTA Lucy Blair Service Award in 2006 and became a Catherine Worthingham Fellow in 2014. She is a member of the Rutgers University Master Educator Guild.

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC has worked in various roles & settings as both clinician & manager/director. Presently, Ellen is owner of Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc., RRC specializes in helping customers understand the CMS prospective payment systems in the skilled nursing facility and home health setting, as well as outpatient therapy billing for all provider types. Ms. Strunk’s experience includes utilizing medical record reviews and data systems to help both inpatient and outpatient therapy providers meet regulatory guidelines. She has worked with clients on a variety of Medicare/Medicaid payment and certification matters, including substantial overpayment assessments and facilitation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. Services offered include: interdisciplinary medical record review, compliance risk analysis appeals and appeals management, obtaining Medicare certification for a rehabilitation agency, developing clinical programs, and developing operational and clinical processes to support therapy management. In addition to assisting clients meet their operational & clinical goals, Ms. Strunk lectures nationally on the topics of regulatory compliance in the post-acute care space and coding/billing/documentation to meet medical necessity guidelines and payer regulations, as well as pharmacology for rehabilitation professionals, clinically appropriate exercise for older adults, and the importance of functional outcomes to value-based payment.

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Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O; Nancy Kirsch, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA; Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC



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1Pre-Record_ Ethics in Post-Acute_2020 Mar 11.mp4
Type:E-Learning Course
Credit Categories
Domains:ethics, post acute, Ethics and Professionalism

The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  0.1
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  12/30/2021