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PDGM: Lessons Learned
and Looking Ahead

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PDGM has been a way of life for home health agencies for nearly two years. Medicare recently released its proposed rule for 2022, which includes an analysis of industry utilization, coding, and assessments in 2020 under PDGM, as opposed to what was anticipated using 2018 and 2019 data. As 2022 approaches, home health agencies need to take a look at their own data to assess any potential risk areas and ensure processes related to coding, OASIS, and clinical decision-making are being driven by the individual presentation of the patient and not the payment pillars of PDGM.

During our recorded webinar presented in partnership with Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O, and Sherry Teague, MESS, ATC, PTA, HCS-D, HCS-O, will discuss:

  • How ICD-10 coding patterns changed in 2020 and the connections to PDGM.
  • The factors that contributed to a higher than expected level of functional impairment when PDGM was implemented.
  • The impact of PDGM and the pandemic on utilization of nursing and therapy services.

This session is followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

This webinar is informational only and is not accredited.

Presenters

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Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

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 the home environment is different from providing care in any other setting, which is evident in both her training and consultation activities.

For the past 10 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization, and OASIS. She has served in several national projects and been an expert resource for OASIS updates. Her focus is on providing the knowledge and tools to operationalize external requirements while ensuring that care in the home setting is driven by the needs of each patient.

Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level of the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years and is the immediate past president of that organization. She has been working with APTA and CMS to clarify regulatory expectations and address proposed payment methodologies to ensure the long-term participation of therapy services in home health. She has written two books, The How-to Guide to Home Health Therapy Documentation and An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care, and co-authored a third, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy.

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Sherry Teague, MESS, ATC, PTA, HCS-D, HCS-O

Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

Sherry, a native Floridian, is the CFO and co-owner of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. Sherry has been the driving factor in both her and Dee's movement from employment to ownership - first with a contract rehabilitation company (Integrity Rehab, Inc.) that provided physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services to local home health agencies in Marion and Citrus counties, and then into their own home health agency, founded in 2003. In 2009, Sherry was honored with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce "Small Business Person of the Year" Award.

Sherry is dedicated to taking the pain out of continuing education for health care clinicians and administration by leveraging technology and meeting customer needs.

Sherry has a strong sense of community service, as evidenced by her volunteer status as an athletic trainer at Citrus High School for over 13 years, as well as her membership with Rotary International that exemplifies service above self.

Sherry received her athletic training certification from Valdosta State University (GA) in 1989, and her Masters in Exercise and Sport Science degree from the University of Florida in 1991. She completed her A.S. degree at St. Pete Jr. College in St. Petersburg, FL, to become a physical therapist assistant in 1998.

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