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Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Cindy Krafft Instructor Bio:
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 keeping the driver of care where it needs to be—the needs of each patient being cared for in the home setting.

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 Therapy Documentation and An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care—and co-authored her third, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy.

Cindy Krafft's Continuing Education Courses

An Overview of Critical Areas in Home Health

An Overview of Critical Areas in Home Health

What makes therapy care planning different in a home-based model? At face value it may seem that the delivery of therapy is fundamentally the same across all settings but being in a person’s home presents unique challenges and opportunities… Read Morearrow_right

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Home Health Assessment Part 1: Subjective and Objective Data Gathering

Home Health Assessment Part 1: Subjective and Objective Data Gathering

Given the complexity of a home health assessment, where should the therapist start? Although the integration of electronic systems into home health have expanded the options for therapy documentation, the fundamental areas of the SOAP note… Read Morearrow_right

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Home Health Assessment Part 2: Data Analysis and Care Planning

Home Health Assessment Part 2: Data Analysis and Care Planning

Once the data are collected, what should the therapist do with it? Documentation reveals that although some tests and measures are being used, the discussion often stops at the reporting of the results. Simply reporting a test score or… Read Morearrow_right

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Home Health Assessment Part 3: Special Considerations for the Medically Complex Patient

Home Health Assessment Part 3: Special Considerations for the Medically Complex Patient

What does the “typical” patient receiving therapy in the home setting look like? It seems the days of mostly orthopedic or post-CVA patients have passed, to be replaced by patients with much more complex medical conditions. Therapists… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS D Part 1: Are You Ready for the Changes? Modified & Removed Items (Recorded Webinar)

OASIS D Part 1: Are You Ready for the Changes? Modified & Removed Items (Recorded Webinar)

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 OASIS data collection… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS D Part 2: Are You Ready for the Changes? New Items (Recorded Webinar)

OASIS D Part 2: Are You Ready for the Changes? New Items (Recorded Webinar)

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 OASIS data collection… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 1: Introduction to Key Concepts

OASIS-D Part 1: Introduction to Key Concepts

Clinicians are often involved with OASIS data collection without a clear understanding of why the information is so important and what it is used for. In order to collect accurate data, clinicians must have a working knowledge of key concepts… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 4: System-by-System Approach to Assessment

OASIS-D Part 4: System-by-System Approach to Assessment

In order for an assessment to be considered complete, the clinician must collect accurate OASIS data and provide patient-specific detail in the documentation. The course will focus on items specific to sensory status, respiratory status,… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 5: Integumentary Assessment

OASIS-D Part 5: Integumentary Assessment

The OASIS contains items that are grouped similarly to items in a system-by-system patient assessment. It is vital to keep in mind that these items are designed to collect data and are not necessarily following clinician logic. This course… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 6: Neuro-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment and Addressing Medications

OASIS-D Part 6: Neuro-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment and Addressing Medications

The OASIS contains items that are grouped similarly to items in a system-by-system patient assessment. It is vital to keep in mind that these items are designed to collect data and are not necessarily following clinician logic. This course… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 7: Functional Assessment and Fall Risk

OASIS-D Part 7: Functional Assessment and Fall Risk

The OASIS contains items that are grouped, similar to a system-by-system patient assessment. It is vital to keep in mind that these items are designed to collect data and are not necessarily following clinician logic. In order for an assessment… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 9: Mobility Assessment

OASIS-D Part 9: Mobility Assessment

The OASIS contains items that are grouped in a similar way to items in a system-by-system patient assessment. It is vital to keep in mind that these items are designed to collect data and are not necessarily following clinician logic. This… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 10: Discharge- and Transfer-Specific Items

OASIS-D Part 10: Discharge- and Transfer-Specific Items

The accurate completion of a discharge or transfer OASIS is as important as all the other time points. There are specific items that must be thoroughly understood by the clinician to ensure that data is collected consistently and that the… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 3: Patient Tracking Information and Care Management

OASIS-D Part 3: Patient Tracking Information and Care Management

Patient assessment begins by gathering both demographic and clinical details that set the stage for understanding what needs to be done going forward. Although some of this information may be provided as part of the referral to home… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 2: ICD-10 Coding

OASIS-D Part 2: ICD-10 Coding

Integral to agency compliance are the frontline clinicians who have primary responsibility for documenting the information required to support coding choices. Improved understanding of the guidelines, conventions, and documentation requirements… Read Morearrow_right

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OASIS-D Part 8: Self-Care Assessment

OASIS-D Part 8: Self-Care Assessment

The OASIS contains items that are grouped in a similar way to items in a system-by-system patient assessment. It is vital to keep in mind that these items are designed to collect data and are not necessarily following clinician logic. This… Read Morearrow_right

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

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

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… Read Morearrow_right

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