This course will be retired and no longer available as of Sun Nov 1, 2020. Please start the course by Mon Oct 19, 2020 and complete the course by Sat Oct 31, 2020 to receive credit or look for Optimal Care Management in a Changing Regulatory Environment, available in the course catalogue.
This course examines the current state of rehabilitation outcomes measurement in post-acute care (PAC) settings: inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, long term acute care and home health care. Patients cared for in these settings often transition between multiple sites of care when their health and functional status changes, and therefore are particularly vulnerable and costly to the health care system. Currently, performance measurements across PAC settings are fragmented due to the heterogeneity of patient populations, as well as the various reporting mechanisms across settings. This course provides participants with a context for understanding the complex issues that contribute to the questions raised by external agencies and policymakers who seek to understand the value of rehabilitation in post-acute care. Instructor Ellen Strunk describes the efforts currently underway to gather more information and develop meaningful outcome measures to support the value of rehabilitation services in disease management as well as future models of payment.
Universal concepts of the current state of rehabilitation outcomes and utilization measurement at every level of rehabilitation delivery are discussed. Outcomes measurement, data collection and analysis of information contribute to the value equation necessary in today’s healthcare environment. This course discusses some elements of the federal Medicare benefits and payment models which are under constant change and may no longer apply. Clinicians need to take personal responsibility to stay current with regulatory change within your specific practice setting. Learn more