Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Karen Vance , BSOT, Senior Managing Consultant, BKD, LLP
Carol Siebert, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, Owner/Prinicpal, The Home Remedy
Earn 1.5 NBCOT PDUs/1.5 contact hours
On April 9th, CMS announced a new blanket waiver for HHAs allowing OTs to perform initial and comprehensive assessment for all patients. This webinar provides the background and facts of the waiver, includes clarifications from CMS, explains the importance of this opportunity, for both HHAs and for OTs, dispels myths, and provides an outline of what’s next for HHAs and OTs to, in CMS’ words, “allow HH services to start sooner and free HH nurses to do more direct patient care.”
Following this course the learner will:
1. Define the COVID 19 waiver allowing OTs to perform initial and comprehensive assessments.
2. Describe how the differences between qualifying and skilled services precipitated the need for the waiver.
3. Explain the importance of occupational therapists performing start of care procedures, both for the home health agency and for the profession.
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