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

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti Instructor Bio:
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 Sherry Teague.

Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care and standardized tests and measures in the fields of physical therapy, therapy training, and staff development in the home health arena. Dee is the immediate past editor of The Quarterly Report, a publication of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Home Health Section, as well as a member of the Home Health Section’s Practice and Education committees. She currently serves as the president of the Home Health Section of the APTA and has been an active member in good standing since 1986. Dee also currently 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.

Dee is a published researcher on the Berg Balance Scale, and has co-authored APTA’s Home Health Section resources related to OASIS, goal writing, and defensible documentation for the practicing therapist. Dee has contributed chapter updates to the Handbook of Home Health Care Administration 6th edition, and co-authored a book, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy.

Dee received her BS in Physical Therapy from Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, and her MA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Her clinical focus has been in the area of gerontology and neurological disease rehabilitation.

Diana 'Dee' Kornetti'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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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 1: Patient Care

Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 1: Patient Care

The CoPs provide the regulatory governance to ensure that participating home health agencies (HHAs) protect the health and safety of individuals under their care, and promote the effective and efficient use of Medicare funds. Part one of… Read Morearrow_right

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Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 2: Agency Processes

Home Health Conditions of Participation Part 2: Agency Processes

The CoPs promote the effective and efficient use of Medicare funds and provide the regulatory governance to ensure that participating home health agencies (HHAs) protect the health and safety of individuals under their care. Part Two of… 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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