The Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation (10-Pack)
Cindy Krafft, PT, MS
Therapy utilization is under scrutiny by the federal government, making defensive and accurate therapy documentation crucial to home health agencies. In fact, high therapy utilization is one of six target areas for the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report. The Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation, sold in convenient packs of 10, is your tool for frontline therapist education. Through clear and practical scenarios, and the know-how of expert author Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, therapists will be able to integrate complete documentation to avoid claim denial, fraud, or compliance issues.
This handbook will teach you how to:
- Understand the theory and purpose of documentation to avoid incidents of claim denial, fraud, or noncompliance
- Coordinate documentation between therapists and other members of the clinical team to improve patient care
- Develop measurable and meaningful goals
- Conduct and document assessments that show medical necessity
- Set appropriate visit frequencies and durations
- Document OASIS correctly
Table of Contents:
- The World of Home Health
- Documentation: The “D” Word
- Medical Necessity
- Planning Care
- Routine Visits
About the Author:
Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, has more than 20 years of home health expertise ranging from direct patient care to operational and management issues. For the past 10 years, she has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization, and OASIS. Krafft has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is the current 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 therapy services in home health. Krafft has written two books: The How-to Guide to Home Health Therapy Documentation and An Interdisciplinary Approach to Homecare. She also co-authored The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy.
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Published: March 2016