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Changes in Therapy Approach to Home Health

 Export to Your Calendar 5/1/2018
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST
Where: Webinar
United States
Presenter: Karen A. Vance, OTR, Supervising Consultant, BKD, LLP, Springfield, MO
Contact: Melissa Stenberg

Online registration is available until: 4/26/2018
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This webinar is in partnership with the Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association


What is a webinar?

Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers. There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.



Registration Fee:

Call into the live webinar or purchase the audio recording (fee is the same). The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. Please note: Recordings are not eligible for CEUs.

  MHCA Member Rate  $125
  Non-Member Rate  $189

Registration fees are based on one phone/webinar connection per webinar offering; multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Sharing of registration or fees with other agencies and/or individuals is prohibited. If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording will be made available online through May 31, 2018.


Target Audience

Clinical managers, Clinicians



CMS plans changes to the PPS case mix system “to rely on patient characteristics to set payment for therapy and non-therapy services and should no longer use the number of therapy visits as a payment factor.” The practice patterns and therapy compensation creep associated with the current PPS methodology will fit poorly with a case mix system not relying on a therapy visit number. However, practice pattern changes do not occur as abruptly as payment changes.

This session will review the proposed new Home Health Groupings Model and the impact on therapy practice. We will then apply reasonable and necessary plans of care to typical home health conditions and link them to the outcomes agencies strive to achieve. Participants will learn to prepare changes in practice and to demonstrate the value therapy services can bring to the home health agency.

After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the changes in the Proposed Groupings Model for HH PPS
  2. Review the impact on therapy from eliminating thresholds in the PPS case mix
  3. Explain how reasonable and necessary therapy plans of care should directly relate to outcomes home health agencies need



Karen A. Vance, OTR, Supervising Consultant, BKD, LLP, Springfield, MO

Karen is an occupational therapist with 30 years of home care experience as a provider and clinical manager. She specializes in clinical and general operations consulting services to home care and hospice agencies and helps providers establish and maintain quality management practices. Specifically, she provides care management training and implementation, OASIS accuracy and compliance assessments, operations and productivity assessments and other similar services.



Approximately three days prior to each live webinar, a confirmation will be emailed to you. This confirmation will include a link to access the presentation handouts, the sign-in sheet, and evaluation, as well as a link enabling you to access the webinar.


Continuing Education

Kansas Home Care & Hospice Association is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Each course offering is approved independently for 1.5 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0287-0314. APRNs, RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded – partial credit will not be available. To apply for nursing contact hours, within one week following webinar participation, a completed sign-in sheet and evaluations from each individual must be returned to KHCHA. Certificates will then be issued by e-mail.



Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received one week prior to the workshop and no refunds after the dial-in number is sent to your agency. In the event of a written cancellation, MHCA will retain, or charge, $25 of the initial registration fee, per registrant, to cover administrative overhead.

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