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Therapy Utilization in PDGM: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Diana 'Dee' Kornetti and Cindy Krafft

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Financial: Dee Kornetti and Cindy Krafft are co-owners of the consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. They receive compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Dee Kornetti is a chapter contributor to the  Handbook of Home Health Care Administration, 6th edition, and co-author of the book, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy, for which she receives compensation.

Cindy Krafft has written two books—The How-to Guide to Therapy Documentation and An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care and co-authored her third, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy, for which she receives compensation.

Nonfinancial: Dee Kornetti is the president of the Home Health Section of the APTA. Additionally, Dee Kornetti serves as the president of the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance, and is a member of the Association of Home Care Coders Advisory Board and Panel of Experts.

Cindy Krafft has been involved at the senior leadership level of the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has worked with CMS to clarify regulatory expectations and address proposed payment methodologies.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Although an initial reaction to the end of the relationship between the number of therapy visits and home health reimbursement may be one of panic, there are very positive aspects of moving to this model. This session will focus on how PDGM can and WILL impact therapy utilization and empower attendees with tools to ensure the quality and define the value of the therapy team.

Meet Your Instructors

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. She serves as chief operations officer with her business partners Cindy Krafft and…

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Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Cindy Krafft brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. Years spent in the homes of patients confirmed that she was in the best setting to focus on functionality and the specific challenges faced by each patient. Cindy recognizes that providing care in…

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1. Lecture

The lecture segment of this webinar addresses the elements that will be used to calculate payment for home health services in PDGM, including the myths and realities of the relationship between therapy utilization and patient diagnosis. Finally, the transition of therapy utilization to a focus on “value” as opposed to visits will be discussed.

2. Question & Answer Session

In this segment, Cindy and Dee answer questions submitted by learners attending the live webinar event.

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