presented by Rich Briggs
Financial: Rich Briggs receives a honorarium from MedBridge for this course. He has no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Rich Briggs has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Rich Briggs, PT, MA
Richard Briggs PT, MA has a clinical practice specializing in palliative care and hospice for the past 30 years. He has taught at the APTA National Conference and Combined Sections Meeting, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Clinical and Management Conferences, the California Hospice Foundation, and is Adjunct Faculty at California State University,…Read full bio
1. History and Development
In the first chapter of this course, Rich Briggs introduces participants to the origin and definition of end of life care. He identifies the palliative aspects of rehabilitation therapies and discusses modern approaches to hospice and palliative care.
2. Medicare Hospice Benefit
Chapter 2 begins by reviewing hospice philosophy and goals. Rich Briggs identifies populations and diagnoses receiving end of life care. Participants will learn the hospice care reimbursement structure and be able to differentiate covered services and equipment. Interdisciplinary team roles and interactions are discussed.
3. Roles of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
In Chapter 3, Rich Briggs identifies the evaluative role of therapy and consultative opportunities in care. Participants will learn the appropriate treatment orientation and use of practice patterns.
4. Cost Neutral Strategies
Participants will learn to utilize complementary visit integration for efficient practice and how to implement reduced aide visitation with family training. Rich Briggs discusses how to identify fall and injury prevention measures.
5. Program Development for Organizational Success
In the final chapter of this course, Rich Briggs identifies the barriers to utilization of therapy services. Participants will learn to discern internal and external marketing opportunities, and recognize the top ten reasons for hospice therapy. They will learn to provide improved patient/family quality of life, safety, and satisfaction.