Therapy and HHVBP: Impact of Improvement and Stabilization

  • Room: 261/62/65/66
  • Session Number: 106
Sunday, October 23, 2022: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM


Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-0
K&K Health Care Solutions
Sherry Teague MSESS
K&K Health Care Solutions


Home health outcome measured have historically focused on the ability of agencies to demonstrate improvement as seen in the scores that are publicly accessible and the related stars ratings. Although there is a shift to some composite measures in the value based purchasing model, agencies continue to see improvement as a “positive” outcome and stabilization or decline as “negative”. Discussion of the model in the final rule for 2022 highlighted the importance of both maintenance therapy and nursing management and evaluation - two areas that make agencies nervous and leading to both components of the home health benefit being underutilized. This session will connect the stabilization approach to care to positive patient outcomes as home health value based purchasing continues to expand.



Course Level: Intermediate; 1.2 Accounting CPEs (NASBA/FIN) 1 Nursing CNEs contact hours

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify elements of therapy care planning that intentionally focus on HHVBP outcomes.
2. Examine the research related to therapy provision and reducing re-hospitalization risks.
3. Explain that providing maintenance therapy is not "optional" and how it will impact HHVBP.


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