The How-to Guide to Home Health Therapy Documentation, Second Edition

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The How-to Guide to Home Health Therapy Documentation, Second Edition

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The How-to Guide to Home Health Therapy Documentation, Second Edition

Improve your therapy documentation skills today!

This best-selling book has been newly updated to improve therapy documentation immediately. This practical resource is the only product on the market that aids PTs, OTs, and SLPs in honing their documentation skills under OASIS-C and complying with the therapy requirements mandated in the home health PPS rules.

Through clear examples, real-life scenarios, and the expertise of author Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, therapists will be able to integrate high-quality documentation processes into effective care management practices.

This book will teach you how to:

  • Improve therapy documentation accuracy to ensure payment and compliance
  • Coordinate documentation between therapists and other members of the clinical team to improve patient care
  • Prove medical necessity and need for skilled care by practicing accurate documentation
  • Align documentation with functional reassessment and OASIS-C requirements
  • Prevent missed payment and denials and reduce the risk of an audit


About the Author:

Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, is president of Kornetti and Krafft Health Care Solutions. She works with agencies on developing their rehabilitation programs, training staff and management on appropriate therapy documentation, and providing therapy documentation audits so agencies can effectively navigate regulations and protect payment. She also serves as the president of the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has been chair of the NAHC Therapy Advisory Committee.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Home Health
Chapter 2: Documentation: The "D" Word
Chapter 3: Medical Necessity
Chapter 4: OASIS: Impact on Therapy Practice
Chapter 5: Assessments: The Foundation for Medical Necessity
Chapter 6: Goals: Measurable and Meaningful
Chapter 7: Planning Care: Putting the Pieces Together
Chapter 8: Routine Visits: The Need for Ongoing Therapy
Chapter 9: Reassessments: Home Health Requirements
Chapter 10: Tips for Qualified Therapists
Chapter 11: Tips for Therapist Assistants
Chapter 12: Tips for Reviewers
Chapter 13: The Future of Therapy in Home Health


Published: July 2013

Product Number: HTGHHTD2_0564