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OASIS and PDGM - M1820: Lower Body Dressing

presented by Diana (Dee) Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C and Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

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Financial: Cindy Krafft is co-owner of the consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. 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. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: 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.

Financial: Dee Kornetti is co-owner of the consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. Dee Kornetti is a chapter contributor to the Handbook of Home Health Care Administration 6th edition, and co-authored a book, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy for which she receives compensation. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Dee Kornetti is the President of the Home Health Section of the APTAs. 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.

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Video Runtime: 8 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 1 Question

The current payment methodology for Medicare Part A home health services is driven in part by eight specific items found in the OASIS instrument. Several other payers utilize OASIS data for payment purposes as well. Incorrect OASIS responses to these eight specific items can negatively impact revenue. Clinicians have historically had challenges with accurate and consistent OASIS data collection. Agencies expend significant resources dealing with the rework associated with monitoring and getting responses corrected. This series of microcourses will focus on each of the payment-relevant OASIS items in detail. They will be explained in practical terms, include knowledge application, and be connected to related GG items to facilitate assessment consistency. This course will focus on the assessment of the ability to complete lower body dressing. Clinicians and quality assurance staff will benefit from a focused review of the OASIS items that relate to PDGM. The goal is for the data to be collected accurately the first time in order to ensure proper payment and decrease agency costs.

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. M1820: Lower Body Dressing

Assessment of the ability to complete lower body dressing requires a clear understanding of the full scope of the task and the implications when the risk of falls has been identified. The need for “assistance” encompasses anything another person would need to do to ensure the patient remains safe when doing this activity. These important concepts will be tied together and reinforced with learning application activities.

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