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PDGM: What We Have Learned (So Far) (Recorded Webinar)

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

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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-authored a 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.

Non-Financial: 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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PDGM is up and running and so are many home health agencies as they try to navigate in the new payment model. Moving from a concept to reality has unique challenges and early impacts should be monitored to ensure long term success. This session will examine the first few months of PDGM and identify both risks and opportunities agencies should be aware of. The results of a pre-session survey will be incorporated into the content.

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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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Therapy Utilization: Did Our Concerns Materialize?

Have the concerns discussed since PDGM was unveiled become reality with respect to utilization of therapy? This chapter will examine how PDGM has impacted therapy in the first few months.

2. ICD-10 Coding: Are We Achieving Accuracy and Timeliness?

Conceptually coding practices are not changed by PDGM but the reality of getting the necessary information in a timely manner can present challenges. This chapter will discuss ideas for effectively managing this process.

3. Visit Management: How Are We Planning Care?

PDGM did not change Medicare Coverage Criteria but how do agencies ensure that utilization is giving the beneficiary what they need - and not too much or too little. This chapter will explore strategies for patient centered clinical decision-making.

4. Question and Answer Session

Cindy and Dee answer questions submitted by audience members during the live broadcast.

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