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Home Health Assessment Part 2: Data Analysis and Care Planning

presented by Diana (Dee) Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C and Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

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Once the data are collected, what should the therapist do with it? Documentation reveals that although some tests and measures are being used, the discussion often stops at the reporting of the results. Simply reporting a test score or numerical result is an incomplete representation of therapy skill. The SOAP format moves forward with the A - Assessment - and P - Plan - components.

Meet Your Instructors

Diana (Dee) Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C

Diana (Dee) Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. She serves as chief operations officer with her business partners Cindy Krafft and…

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Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O

Cindy Krafft brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational and management issues. Years spent in the homes of patients confirmed that she was in the best setting to focus on functionality and the specific challenges faced by each patient. Cindy recognizes that providing care in…

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1. Analyzing Subjective and Objective Data

Therapy skill is magnified by the ability to assess data that is collected and give it value and meaning. Translation of subjective and objective data into patient specific detailed descriptions of functional limitations supports the provision of therapy services as skilled, reasonable and necessary.

2. Creating a Measurable and Meaningful Plan of Care

Once analysis has taken place, creating the framework for the care plan begins. The establishment of the frequency, duration and goals must be patient specific and supported by the assessment findings. Awareness of the larger plan is integral to supporting the work of the other disciplines involved with the care.

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