“Using the International Classification of Function (ICF) Model to Stand Up to Audit Scrutiny”
90- Minute Webinar
Resource Tool: ICF Resource Tool
References: Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, 3rd Edition; Medicare Benefit Policy Manual Chapter 7 – Home Health Services;
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is a statistical tool for describing the lived experience of functioning and its restrictions in the context of diseases and other health conditions which are classified in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). ICF has been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2001, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in June of 2008.
The ICF provides a common framework and language to support the development of better policies and services to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The ICF provides a framework for the description of human functioning on a continuum. It classifies functioning, not people. Because the development and testing of the ICF involved people from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines, including people with disability, the ICF has a wide range of potential applications, making its use in the home health setting desirable when providing therapy services.
This webinar will provide participants with an enhanced understanding of the ICF model related to the delivery of PT, OT and SLP services in the home health setting. Specific examples of appropriate utilization of the ICF model in relationship to care plan development of commonly treated therapy diagnoses will be provided. An ICF Resource tool will be provided to assist therapists in the appropriate application of the ICF model for defensibly documenting therapy services in the home health setting.
Upon completion of this webinar course, participants will be able to:
1. Define key terminology of the International Classification of Function (ICF) structure/components.
2. Apply ICF model to common conditions treated by therapy in the home health setting.
3. Analyze the role of ICF model in the home health care planning process.
4. Utilize the ICF model in patient-specific case scenarios commonly encountered in the home health setting.
Target Audience: Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologist