Policy Changes for 2022 Offer a Great Opportunity for OTs in Home Health

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
30 minutes

Effective in 2022, every member of the rehabilitation team can perform Initial and Comprehensive Assessments for starts of care in home health. This policy change is an opportunity to demonstrate the value of home health therapy and maximize efficiencies within interdisciplinary care delivery.

Join Relias and Karen Vance, former Managing Consultant at BKD Health Care Group and former American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Chairperson, for this 30-minute webinar which will provide an overview of best practices on how OTs and the therapy team can effectively open an episode of home health care.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the changes in 2021 allowing OT to perform Medicare Starts of Care
  • Distinguish the difference between qualifying disciplines and initiating services
  • Identify competency gaps for necessary education to home health therapy staff
  • Describe the value OT can bring to public reporting outcomes home health agencies need to achieve

Karen Vance

Former Managing Consultant
BKD Health Care Consulting Group

Karen Vance is recently retired from BKD Health Care Consulting Group after nearly 20 years as a Managing Consultant delivering clinical and operational consulting services to home care and hospice providers. Karen twice served as Chairperson of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Home and Community Health Special Interest Section (HCHSIS) and was part of the original formation committee for the HCHSIS. Karen has worked in home care since 1981 as a provider and clinical and regulatory manager, with multiple presentations since 1988 to notional, state, and regional health care associations and industry media organizations.