Natalie E. Leland, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, FGSA, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Earn: .1 AOTA CEUs (1.25 NBCOT PDUs/1 Contact Hour)
This is the 2nd presentation from the 2019 AOTA Specialty Conference: PDGM & Occupational Therapy: Navigating Payment Changes in Home Health.
Identifying and addressing functional cognition is critical for occupational therapy practitioners in home health settings, even when the client’s primary diagnosis isn’t obviously related to a cognitive impairment. Occupational therapy also has a role in collaborating with and educating the interdisciplinary team for the client. This presentation will discuss the role of evaluating and treating functional cognition to achieve patient goals in the context of value-based care and the implementation of PDGM.
Describe the role that functional cognition plays in:
–Promoting optimum patient-driven, evidence-informed, occupation based, plans of care and interventions
–Maintaining health and safety in the community
Discuss the interplay between functional cognition, occupational therapy, and health system-level value-based outcomes