Master Outpatient Therapy Evaluations
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by: The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition
presented on April 21, 2010
Create documentation that stands up to RAC audits and proves medical necessity
This 90-minute program provides guidance to help therapists improve their chances of Medicare approval through effective documentation. This show offers strategies to handle third-party and non-Medicare payors and equips listeners with the skills to achieve appropriate payment through evaluation and re-evaluation of documentation requirements.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Examine reasonable and necessary criteria for skilled therapy services
- Describe and implement the necessary components of documentation for evaluations and re-evaluations to support skilled therapy services for reimbursement
- Identify criteria when a re-evaluation may be reasonable and necessary to perform
- Write function-based short and long-term goals based on the patient’s functional deficits
- Provide therapy staff with solid documentation tips to prove medical necessity
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR AGENDA
- Initial evaluation documentation requirements
- Reason for referral/therapy
- Co-morbidities/complexities and their effect on duration of therapy
- Prior and current functional status
- Objective data, tests, and measurements
- Plan of care requirements
- Function-based goal writing
- Criteria for a re-evaluation
- Components of a re-evaluation
- Frequency of a re-evaluation
- Staff Education
- Tips on documenting to prove medical necessity
- Question and answer session
BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIAL PACKET!
In addition to the expertise and information presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive these helpful “take-aways” provided within your materials pack:
- Documentation Audit Tool
These materials are provided with PDF links.
Rick Gawenda, P.T., is the owner of Gawenda Seminars. He has experience working with hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, private practices and his peers in the areas of CPT and ICD-9 coding, billing, documentation, and reimbursement as it pertains to outpatient therapy services as well as appeals process for Medicare denied claims.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, speech-language pathologists in outpatient settings, directors, managers, and supervisors of therapy department, and compliance officers
Purchase a CD or an audio on-demand of the audio conference and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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