Kathleen Garvey, OTRL, CAPS
United Methodist Retirement Communities, Chelsea, MI
Earn: .15 CEU's (1.88 NBCOT PDU's/1.5 Contact Hours
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!
Using toileting as an example, the speaker demonstrates the process of designing and delivering a basic ADL-focused intervention based on the patient’s distinct needs. Participants will be able to identify how to measure and document the intervention’s impact on the quality measures used in SNFs.
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.