OT and Starts of Care: Value and Flexibility for Home Health Agencies


About This Webinar

Effective in 2022, every member of the rehabilitation team can perform Initial and Comprehensive Assessments for starts of care in home health. This policy change is an opportunity to demonstrate the value of home health therapy and maximize efficiencies within interdisciplinary care delivery.

Watch this 30-minute webinar to hear Karen Vance, former Managing Consultant at BKD Health Care Group and former American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Chairperson, provide an overview of best practices on how OTs and the therapy team can effectively open a case of home health care.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the changes in 2021 allowing OTs to perform Medicare Starts of Care
  • Distinguish the difference between qualifying disciplines and initiating services
  • Identify competency gaps for necessary education for home health therapy staff
  • Describe the value OTs can bring to public reporting outcomes home health agencies need to achieve

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