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Chronic Disease Management: Therapists' Role in Improving Health Part 2

presented by Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

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Financial: Ken Miller receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Chronic Diseases are considered to be among the costliest, most common and preventable of all health problems. This two-part series focuses on the management of heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes mellitus type 2. Part two explores strategies for improving health confidence and patient activation, reducing re-hospitalization, and demonstrates the use of the teach back method for improving patient engagement.

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Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Dr. Kenneth Miller has been an educator, physical therapist, and consultant for the home health industry for more than 20 years and serves as a guest lecturer, adjunct teaching assistant, and adjunct professor in the DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York. He has presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the…

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1. What is Health Confidence and Patient Activation

Recent research has shown that patients who are engaged in their care are less likely to be re-hospitalized, utilize heath care services less often, and more likely to sustain health behavior change. Healthcare reform is shifting payment to quality and value from volume, and therapists have greater opportunity to achieve better outcomes with engaged patients.

2. Self-Monitoring to Reduce Re-hospitalization

Reducing hospitalization rates is a focus for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and healthcare providers. Self-Monitoring for decompensation is one strategy to achieve this goal, but patients need to know what to do so that they can be proactive in seeking medical assistance as soon as possible once they identify signs of decompensation/exacerbation.

3. Demonstrate Use of Teach Back to Improve Patient Engagement

The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) has a library of resources related to the use of teach back. The purpose of teach back is to ensure that the health care provider is understandable to the patient. It is not an assessment of the patient’s understanding of the material, but rather the provider was clear in providing information to the patient.

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