Insurance providers and policy makers continue to increase the focus on value-based care and treatment outcomes, requiring healthcare providers to focus on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care. Reporting patient data through the National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) database is an important component of monitoring and analyzing clinical outcomes of speech-language pathology services in school and healthcare settings. This information allows speech-language pathologists to compare their treatments and outcomes with national averages in order to identify topics of clinical training needed, establish preferred practice patterns, and support the value of speech-language pathology services. After taking this course, you will have an understanding of what NOMS is, how to submit NOMS data, and how this information is used to impact clinical outcomes and insurance reimbursement.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).
Approved for 1.00 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 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Overview of Outcomes and NOMS
Meet Paul and Receive Denials
A Brief Look at Outcomes Collection
No Single Standardized Outcomes Measure
Categorizing Outcome Tools
Section 3: Overview of NOMS
Introduction to NOMS
Registering as a NOMS Participant
Vignette: Revisit Paul and the Denials
Section 4: Use of NOMS Data
Using Outcome Reports
Comparison of NOMS to Some Other Dysphagia Tools
Possible Addition of Patient-Reported Outcomes to NOMS
More Anticipated Changes
Vignette: Another Look at Paul and the Dysphagia Denials
Section 5: Conclusion
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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