Implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for skilled nursing facility (SNF) providers has had a major impact on the delivery of therapy services in this setting. Speech-language pathologists must understand this new payment model to align their practice to maximize patient outcomes and demonstrate the value and cost-effectiveness of their services. You, as a learner, will understand how to modify your current practice to align with PDPM, optimize your care for best patient outcomes, and adhere to requirements for each mode of care delivery, including co-treatment, concurrent, and group interventions.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)
Healthcare System Changes
PDPM and SLP
Communication and Coordination
Higher Acuity Levels in SNFs
Referrals to Other Disciplines
Section 3: Service Delivery Modes
Modes of Service Delivery
25% Limit on Combined Group and Concurrent Treatment
Service Delivery Modes for Shirley
Section 4: Demonstrating Your Value
The PDPM Challenge
Intensity and Duration of Evidence-Based Techniques
Patient and Caregiver Education
Continuum of Care
Thrive with PDPM
Concerns Regarding Clinical Changes
Demonstrating Value of SLP Services with Shirley
Section 5: Conclusion
Instructor: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP
Susie Murtha, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience in the post-acute care arena. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology. She began her career in the short-term rehabilitation setting with focus on traumatic brain injury. In 1993 she moved into the post-acute care arena and has held various operational and clinical leadership position with Aegis Therapies. At the present time, she is a Regional Manager with Trinity Rehab Services. Susie is a licensed speech-language pathologist in Pennsylvania and a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has made numerous presentations at Pennsylvania Health Care Association as well as ASHA conferences.
Disclosure: Susie Murtha, MS/CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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