TYRS

When to Refer to Rehabilitation Services in Home Care

Course Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this learning activity the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of when to refer to rehabilitation services in home care, including the Medicare requirements for initiating home care therapy services as evidenced by passing the final exam with a score of 80% or higher at the end of the on-line learning activity.

Description
This course is designed to assist the nurse in understanding when to refer to rehabilitation services in home care. Further, it will explain the Medicare requirements for initiating home care therapy services. Examples are provided to help the nurse establish the differences between physical, occupational, and speech therapy services and patient impairments that may render referral to one or all therapy disciplines.
Delivery

This is a self-paced course with knowledge check activities. These non-graded activities allow you to check your understanding before proceeding on in the course. At the end of the course, you will be required to take the final exam. You must score 80% or higher to pass the course and complete the evaluation in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

Objectives
  • Explain the Medicare guidelines to establish appropriateness for home care rehabilitation services
  • Define and document homebound status
  • Identify several areas of expertise for physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Describe patient deficits that would make a referral to physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy appropriate
Contact Time

1 Contact Hour: based on 60 minute hour

Estimated Time

The estimated time for completion for this activity is 1 hour(s).

Intended Audience

This course is designed to meet the continuing education requirements of health care professionals such as Registered Nurses.

Course Planning Team

Beth Schoenfeld, RN, BSN, MSN, Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O; Kathy L. Richie, RN, BSN

Course Expiration Date

As required by ANCC, this course will be reviewed and updated or discontinued on or before June 1, 2024.

Approvals
HLC - Higher Learning Commission
Rochester Community and Technical College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
HLC Institution ID:1399
WNA/CEAP - Wisconsin Nurses Association
“Rochester Community & Technical College is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”
Provider Approval Number: WICEAP-0149-007
Disclosure Statements:

Commercial Support: This course was developed in accordance with ANCC Commercial Support Guidelines. No commercial support was accepted for the development of this course.

Conflict of Interest: This course was developed in accordance with ANCC criteria regarding Conflict of Interest. No one in control of content of this course has any conflicts of interest.

Author Originating

Cindy Krafft - PT MS HCS-O

Cindy Krafft brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. She has served on several CMS driven Technical Expert Panels as well as 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 for 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 all services provided in the home health setting. Cindy is an active member of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and currently serves on multiple committees. She has written 3 books – The How-to Guide to Therapy Documentation, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care and the Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation – and co-authored her fourth, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy with her business partner Diana Kornetti PT, MA, HCS-D.

Iona Kaye (Katie) Barton - PT Ed. D MEPD

Katie received both her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy and her Masters of Education in Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She received her Doctorate in Education Leadership from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. Katie was an adjunct instructor for the physical therapy program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for 17 years. She has a varied background of healthcare experience including birth-3, hospital based pediatrics, school based PT, SNF PT, and most recently, 6+ years as a physical therapist for a hospital based home care and hospice agency.

Michelle Olson - M.S.P.T.

Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Carroll College. She has been practicing as a physical therapist for a hospital based home care and hospice agency for the past 8 years and has had experience in sports medicine and pediatric home and clinic based care. Michelle has a special interest in physical therapist education and has also been employed as a lab assistant/associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for the past 5 years. Michelle is an APTA certified clinical instructor and has been taking students into the home care setting for the past 6 years.

Copyright

Materials used in connection with this course may be subject to copyright protection. Retention of the materials for longer than the class term, unauthorized further dissemination of the materials, or use of copyrighted materials in any way other than intended for this class is prohibited by Copyright and Teach Act laws.

Acknowledgment

This course was developed with Rochester Community and Technical College's Center for Business and Workforce Education located in Rochester Minnesota.

Course Code
TYRS
Course Category
Professional Healthcare Continuing Education