Contact Hours2 Hours
Home health is a growing post-acute care practice area for rehabilitation therapists. Home is the location most older adults choose to be even if health care is needed. Working in home care provides the rehab clinician with the opportunity to work one-one-one with each client and to provide services in the most functional setting. Home care offers both pros and cons to the rehab clinician; getting started in the home health setting can be an easier transition when the clinician is well prepared for this work.
This lecture based webinar will cover the key regulatory elements of Home Health as well as the knowledge, skills and abilities to help the new clinician to home care thrive. Strategies to increase caseload organization, time management, patient engagement and practice tips will be covered. Examples illustrating care expectations and documentation processes will be discussed. Resources are provided to connect the rehabilitation clinician with source references for the Home Health setting.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Explain Home Health regulations including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health standards.
- Define 3 clinical competencies needed to demonstrate effective service provision in the home health setting.
- Identify the Medicare criteria for skilled care and homebound status, including documentation required.
- Discuss 2-3 strategies to assist in caseload management and to improve patient outcomes.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.