Adding Value: OT Practice & Medication Management – Non-Member Occupational Therapy Assistant


Changes related to value based care are requiring OTs to reevaluate how they provide services and to identify ways in which they can demonstrate OT’s unique contribution when treating patients. This presentation will review aspects of Value Based Care across the continuum and highlight how OT’s role in the assessment and treatment of medication management deficits fits the needs of this new care model. By the end of the course, participants will be able to justify OT’s role in medication management and be able to develop evidence-based assessment and intervention plans to address medication management needs at their treatment setting.
Course Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe value focused changes to OT payment systems
  • Define key terms including medication management and medication adherence
  • Screen clients for poor medication adherence
  • Select evidence-based medication management evaluations
  • Select evidence-based medication management interventions
Dr. Jaclyn Schwartz, PhD, OTR/L is an occupational therapy practitioner, researcher, and educator. Drawing on her experiences across the continuum of care, Dr. Schwartz’s work is focused on improving medication adherence across populations. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. She is an avid writer and presenter, and she has shared her work through the conferences and journals of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). Dr. Schwartz has developed key resources on medication management including the 2017 AOTA position paper on medication management. In 2015, she was recognized by AOTA for her work and service to the profession with the Gary Kielhofner Emerging Leader Award. 

Earn .2 CEUs/2 contact hours