Congratulations to the following AGPT Members! We are proud of you!
Jennifer S. Brach, PT, PhD, FAPTA Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA
Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, FAPTA Catherine Worthingham Fellows
Barbara A. Tschoepe, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA
Ronald De Vera Barredo, PT DPT, EdD, FAPTA Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA
Linda K. Eargle, PT, DPT, MinEd Lucy Blair Service Award
Myla "Myles" Quiben, PT, PhD, DPT, MS Lucy Blair Service Award
Ethel Maureen Frese, PT, DPT, MHS, FAPTA Lucy Blair Service Award
Kathleen K. Mairella, PT, DPT, MA Lucy Blair Service Award
Kristin C. Greenwood, PT, DPT, EdD, MS Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor Carlin
Allison Gustavson, PT, DPT Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award
Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD Dorothy Briggs Memorial
Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc Eugene Michels New Investigator Award
Frank J. Bates, PT, DPT MBA F A Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator
Janelle O'Connell, PT, DPT, PhD, ATC Humanitarian Award
Barbara Billek-Sawhney, PT, DPT, EdD Humanitarian Award
Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, PT, MPT, PhD Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy
Jeremy Foster, PTA Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Award
Ellen Zambo Anderson, PT, PhD Societal Impact Award
Award recipients will be recognized during the Honors & Awards Ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 5:30–6:30 pm, at the NEXT 2019 Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population is a Report by the Task Force on Research and Development for Technology to Support Aging Adults, Committee on Technology of the National Science and Technology Council.
The report identifies a range of emerging technologies that have significant potential to assist older adults, and it is offered as a guide for both public and private sector research and development (R&D) to improve the quality of life, enhance individual choice, reduce caregiver stress, and cut healthcare costs. The Task Force identified six primary functional capabilities as being critical to individuals who wish to maintain their independence as they age and for which technology may have a positive impact.
Each primary capability is divided into a group of focus areas. Each focus area includes a set of key functional needs that are ripe for innovative technology solutions, followed by a bulleted list of recommended R&D topics needed to develop those solutions.
In the process of identifying primary capabilities and focus areas in which technological advances can have a positive impact in enabling older adults to age in place, several areas emerged that are associated with a number of technological solutions and were therefore not specific to individual R&D recommendations. These areas are included in the final section of the report, Cross-Cutting Themes.
Medicare payment system is in the midst of a paradigm shift—away from the fee-for-service payment structure, in which providers are rewarded solely by the volume of services provided, and toward a structure that holds providers accountable for patient outcomes and costs. This move to value-based care is intended to advance the goals of health care's "triple aim"—improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), bettering the health of populations, and reducing the per-capita cost of health care.
As part of this effort, CMS has finalized significant changes that will affect the home health and skilled nursing facility payment systems—beginning in FY 2020 for SNFs and CY 2020 for home health agencies. These payment systems align payment with patient characteristics and patient needs, and eliminate the connection between therapy utilization and reimbursement. CMS finalized the Skilled Nursing Facility Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) in 2018.
Links to two PDPM Q&A sessions are below:
Tuesday, March 12: http://apta.adobeconnect.com/p4jqrt2c5467/
Thursday, March 14: http://apta.adobeconnect.com/pdvlv2jsjbiu/
APTA staff and members of the Home Health Section Government Affairs committee recorded an overview of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model and recorded 2 live Q&A sessions.
Challenging the Myths Associated With PDPM and PDGM - 11/15/18
Unfortunately, there are a number of myths about these 2 new payment systems, shaping biases and working against the long-term success of these models.
APTA Recorded Webinar via Adobe Connect
How Changing Post-Acute Payments Impact the Role of PT- 10/11/18
Recorded Webinar (October 2018) Free to APTA Members via APTA Learning Center
A New SNF PDPM Webinar Recording is Now Available
An Overview of the Skilled Nursing Facility Patient-Driven Payment Model webinar is now available at http://apta.adobeconnect.com/pch0i3flsz1w/
The webinar was put together by the Post-Acute Care Educational Collaborative and was done by AGPT and HPA members along with APTA staff. The webinar recording is open to all members and non-members.
A new MLN Matters Article MM11081 on Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Spilt Implementation is available. Learn about the payment reform requirements.
A new MLN Matters Article MM11152 on Implementation of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is available. Learn about the required changes.
On February 5, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted on their MDS 3.0 Technical Information Webpage a new draft version (V3.00.0) of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications. This version is scheduled to become effective October 1, 2019. These specifications are used for software developers and vendors to update SNF PPS grouper, MDS, electronic health record, and billing systems to align with annual updates to the MDS-RAI (yet to be issued) and SNF PPS billing requirements. Note that there are many significant changes, to align with the transition to the new Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) from the Resource Utilization Groups, Version 4 (RUG-IV) to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). These changes include the removal of eight RUG-IV assessment item sets (NS, NSD, NO, NOD, SS, SSD, SO, SOD), the addition of two new PDPM assessment item sets (IPA – Interim Payment Assessment and OSA – Optional State Assessment), and item additions in Sections A, GG, I, J, O and Z. See this link for the draft MDS 3.0 Item Sets v1.17 for October 1, 2019) that were issued on January 3. The MDS draft data specifications also accommodate the utilization of the PDPM grouper (not issued yet) , which also begins on October 1, 2019. In addition, a new version (V1.04.0) of the MDS 3.0 CAT Specifications was posted. This version is also scheduled to become effective October 1, 2019. The specification for CAT 12 (Nutritional Status) has been updated in accordance with the changes in V3.00.0 of the MDS 3.0 Data Specifications.
With aging might come changes in older adults’ ability to get around and do the things they want and need to do. These mobility changes may affect older adults’ health and independence and are related to an increased risk of falls and motor vehicle crashes—the two leading causes of older adult injury.
The CDC released a new mobility planning tool to help older adults create a personalized MyMobility Plan. This planning tool, along with a supporting fact sheet about medicines that might increase risk of a fall or motor vehicle crash, helps older adults plan for mobility changes similar to the way that many plan financially for retirement.
New Home Study Modules Now Available on the APTA Learning Center
Management of Falls and Fall Prevention in Older Adults
Tool Kit for the Prevention of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Assistive Devices, Adaptive Equipment, Orthotics, and Wheeled Mobility for the Older Adult
Bariatric Obesity in the Older Adult
End of Life Ethics
Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema
Biopsychosocial and Environmental Aspects of Aging
Full details can be found at http://geriatricspt.org/?dd90jb
June 7-8, 2019
8 am – 4:40 pm both days
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St Paul, MN 55105
This 2-day course will focus on the Physical Therapist Assistant’s (PTA) use of exercise as an advanced rehabilitation
intervention for the aging adult. Several common functional outcome measures will be actively performed by
participants or demonstrated by instructors. The physical stress theory regarding proper exercise intensity will be
presented. PTA’s will learn how to utilize this concept in exercise programs for aging adults, as indicated by the physical
therapy (PT) plan of care (POC), for aerobic conditioning, balance, gait and strength training. A variety of diagnoses
commonly treated in aging adults will be reviewed and discussed relative to the application of exercise principles,
treatment progression, and precautions. A discussion of barriers and motivation strategies to assist the aging adult in
achieving goals will be included. The course will include both lecture and hands-on practical lab activities
Spaces are limites so Register for this course early at http://geriatricspt.org/?35w774
Please listen to this audio file form the AGPT Director of Publications and Partnerships Jackie Osborne, PT, DPT