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Karen A. Vance


Karen A. Vance, OTR, provides clinical and general operations consulting services to home care agencies, and helps home care providers establish and maintain quality management practices.  She provides assessment, training and consulting in the following areas:

  • Care management model balancing outcomes and utilization
  • OASIS accuracy
  • Home health ICD9 coding
  • Compliance review
  • Productivity
  • Benchmark analyses
  • Operations/efficiency
  • Start-up services

Karen is an occupational therapist with 26 years of home care experience as a provider and clinical manager.  As a regulatory manager, she was integrally involved in preparation of OASIS implementation and PPS.
She has presented home care seminars for the National Association for Home Care, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), state and regional associations and several national media organizations.  She has also contributed to several publications on home care for AOTA.

In addition to her clinical and management experience, Karen currently serves on the Missouri Alliance for Home Care (MAHC) Research and Education Foundation Board and the Home and Community Health Section of AOTA.  She has also been a liaison to the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee to the home care division of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and the External Advisory Board to the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  Karen earned her BSOT degree in 1978 from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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