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Maintenance Therapy for the 
Home Health Patient with Heart Failure


PT helping senior patient with walking frame

Concerns and questions regarding maintenance therapy in the home health setting frequently focus on proper beneficiary identification, supportive documentation, and appropriate therapy utilization. Getting this information right is critical for any organization to ensure that the revenue generated by this arm of the home health benefit is soundly protected in the audit-intensive environment that the industry is currently experiencing.

During this free webinar, guest experts Dee Kornetti & Cindy Krafft of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions will share clear and concise information about the do’s & don’ts of the home health maintenance therapy provision specifically regarding the heart failure population. Presentation and discussion will include guidelines for therapy documentation, utilization, and patient scenarios.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define what “skilled, reasonable and necessary” means for coverage of maintenance therapy services under the Medicare Part A Home Health benefit as well as determining the appropriate time to discharge services.
  • Describe at least two (2) heart failure characteristics that would support the decision to pursue a maintenance course of therapy care for the home health patient with heart failure.
  • Identify at least three (3) key documentation elements to support the medical necessity of a maintenance course of therapy care for the home health patient with heart failure.


This free webinar is appropriate for Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists and assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists. 


This activity has been approved for 2.25 hours of nursing continuing education (CE) by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity has also been approved for 1.0 physical therapy continuing competence units (CCUs) by the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy through ProCert. (View a list of accepting states.

To receive CE or CCU credit, participants must watch the 2-hour webinar and complete an additional 15 minutes of related coursework in HHQI University. Get step-by-step instructions.