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Opening Address: What PDPM Means for Occupational Therapy
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SKU: OL5170

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview


Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Earn: .1 CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDUs/1 Contact Hour)

Conference Description:

Medicare, other payers, and health systems are moving to emphasize the value of services provided rather than rewarding the volume of services. This transition provides opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners to highlight their distinct value by understanding and applying quality measures to everyday practice.


In June 2019, AOTA presented the AOTA Specialty Conference on PDPM & Occupational Therapy and AOTA is now making available sessions from this valuable conference event in an online CE Course Series. Bringing together experts from AOTA, SNFs, Rehabilitation Services, and more, this course series will provide you with the necessary information to navigate this important shift in practice!


Conference Learning Objectives:

After completing all sessions of the conference, the learner will be able to:

·Describe the effect PDPM will have on the delivery of occupational therapy services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)

·Understand that PDPM promotes a more holistic view of patients and their needs, rather than focusing only what happens in the therapy clinic

·Describe how practitioners can meet the PDPM outcomes through patient-driven, evidence-informed, occupation-based interventions in the context of reimbursement requirements

·Define PDPM quality outcomes and their relationship to OT practice and Medicare program requirements, and understand how to identify, measure, and report occupational therapy quality outcomes in this context

·Identify the tools needed for designing and delivering patient-driven, evidence-informed, occupation-based evaluations and interventions and make connections to outcomes

·Navigate SNF facility policies and advocate for the role of OT with administrators.


Session Description:

The speaker focuses on the key elements of the PDPM system and how PDPM offers new opportunities for expanding OT practice and demonstrating the value of OT in long-term-care settings. Participants will learn the importance of patient-driven, evidence-informed, occupation-based intervention. Also discussed with be the impact of occupation-based interventions on key outcome measures including, but not limited to, falls prevention, safety, readmission rates, and community independence. This address will include the move from minutes of therapy to integrating therapy into overall SNF care.