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Arrowhead District: Patient Driven Payment Models (PDPM) - Opportunities for OT
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: Events


5:30-6:00 Registration
6:00-7:15 Presentation
7:15-7:30 Closing Remarks/Q & A

Course Description: As reimbursement systems shift from volume-focused services to value-based practice, occupational therapy practitioners are faced with opportunities to make the benefits of occupational therapy services known.  The three major systems of value based purchasing (VBP), quality reporting program (QRP), and quality payment program (QPP) will be overviewed. Some of these systems are already impacting settings and a significant number of settings will be impacted beginning October 1, 2019.   Opportunities present in more accurately presenting evaluation and intervention findings and using measurements that support occupational therapy outcomes. Occupational therapy practitioners have an opportunity to advocate for their role in providing value-based services and quality outcomes for clients in advance of these mandatory reimbursement changes.  Specific outcome measures and resources for evidence-based interventions that support occupational therapy efficacy will be provided that connect to the VBP, QRP, and QPP quality measures. Strategies for advocacy will be discussed and a panel of occupational therapy practitioners from various settings will share their experiences in preparing for the reimbursement changes.

Speaker Bio: Kelly Erickson PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica.  Her practice focus includes occupational performance with emphasis on occupation-based assessment and intervention, use of everyday technology, development of clinical reasoning and professional behaviors among graduate students, and behavior management and sensory processing across the lifespan.  She has research projects in the areas of mobile technology in the occupational therapy process, and mindfulness among graduate students. Dr. Erickson is Editor-In-Chief for the AOTA Knowledge Translation Content Development Board, which includes overseeing item writing with editorial board members, establishing and completing timelines for product review, and online test prep product review. 


  1. Explain the transition from volume to value in reimbursement for skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehab facilities, home health, and outpatient Medicare Part B.
  2. Differentiate value based purchasing (VBP), quality reporting program (QRP), and quality payment program (QPP) and the settings and services impacted by each program.
  3. Understand the OT practitioner’s role in establishing the value of occupational therapy services that contribute to VBP, QRP, and QPP through assessment and intervention.
  4. Explore quality assessments and evidence-based resources for intervention that support VBP, QRP, and QPP. 

Target Audience: OTs/OTAs

Practice Area: Professional Issues

Course level: Intermediate

Distance learning option:  MOTA will provide distance learning for this event.  You will be asked during registration if you would like to attend the event remotely.Registrants attending distance will receive Zoom link prior to the course from the MOTA email.  Please note:  Distance learning is NOT AOTA APP eligible and a post-test (80% accuracy) is required  prior to receiving course certificate with contact hours.

Event location:The College of St. Scholastica, Health Science Center, 940 Woodland Avenue, Duluth, MN 55812. Room 234. Note: the Health Science Center is approximately 1 mile from the main St. Scholastica campus.

Contact District Organizer: Steve Cope, [email protected], 218-723-5915

Fee: MOTA members Free          Non-members $30.00 

Continuing Education Credits:  1.5 CEU

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This course fulfills the AOTA Classification Code for Continuing Education Activities: Category 1:Domain of OT and Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process





Contact: Steven Cope [email protected] ; phone 218-723-5915