This course will provide SLPs working in home health care with an overview of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for reimbursement and discuss how services for patients with dementia fit into this model. Strategies for working with patients and families will be discussed.
Course created on March 27, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the PDGM model for reimbursement in home health care and its effects on speech-language pathology services.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two strategies to implement when working with patients with dementia and their caregivers in the home health setting.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two impact areas in which SLPs can demonstrate to agencies the value and need for their services.
|5-20 Minutes||Overview of PDGM: How it affects SLP, and truths versus misconceptions|
|20-35 Minutes||Strategies for working with patients with dementia under PDGM|
|35-40 Minutes||Case study|
|40-55 Minutes||SLP self-advocacy for services; ethical considerations|
Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
Megan Malone is a speech-language pathologist working as a clinical faculty member in Kent State University's Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology and as a clinician and consultant in home health care. She previously worked for 9 years as a senior research associate and lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, in Cleveland, OH where she oversaw federally/privately funded grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She is the co-author of the book, Here's How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013), has spoken numerous times at the annual conventions of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and the Alzheimer's Association, along with several state speech and hearing conventions. She has published articles in the Journal of Communication Disorders, Alzheimer's Care Quarterly, The Gerontologist, and Dementia.
Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist working for Encompass Health as a Field Integration Lead training therapists and nurses in both the home health and hospice service lines on best practices, compliance and documentation. She served on the Patient Driven Groupings Model (formally HHGM) Technical Expert Panel on behalf of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and has provided several presentations on the topic for ASHA during the national conferences and podcasts. She is the co-author of the book, Here's How to Treat Dementia (Plural Publishing, 2013) and has written and presented on the topics of home health service delivery and dementia for the American Speech and Hearing Association, The ASHA Leader, the National Association of Home Health and Hospice, Leading Age and state association conferences.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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