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Documentation Revitalized: Maximize Reimbursement with Tips for Skilled Therapy, Daily Notes, and Defensible Documentation


Speaker:
Megan Reavis Nuesch, MBA, BS, COTA/L
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC065284
Brochure Code:
PWZ91114
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD

Dates

Normal Price:      $249.99 - Now:  $49.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.

Description

Claim denials can be costly to you and your clinic. On top of lengthy appeals, delayed paybacks, tricky denial codes, and arbitrary visit approvals, your cash flow suffers. But with this training, you’ll learn how to effectively implement systems to assure your therapeutic services are approved the first time!

From demonstrating medical necessity, to inputting correct CPT/ICD- 10 codes, and properly using the 59 modifier... Molly Reavis has all the essentials you need to know to get paid on time... and it’s all here in this live 1-day live webinar!

Whether you’re the clinician conducting evals, the assistant writing daily progress notes, or the clinic owner looking to streamline reimbursement - We have you covered! – Discover how you can develop defensible documentation to justify any treatment. Revitalize your clinical decision making with strategies that will improve your confidence, and see you leave the clinic on time - With information on...

  • Unpacking reasons for common denials
  • Clinical confidence - Select the most effective treatment plans
  • Setting specific expectations - From IPR, SNF, home health, and outpatient
  • Writing progress reports third party payers will understand and approve
  • Demonstrating NECESSITY and SKILLED care
  • Understanding the EMR factor - What is it? and why it matters?

This course is your one-stop shop to quicker approvals, less headaches, and more time helping your patients achieve their goals.

Plus earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Register Today!

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Each purchase includes CE credit for one individual (participants in full attendance will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others.

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, interactive webinar only. This webinar is being broadcast live in real-time and must be attended live, in its entirety, in order to earn credit. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web-based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 6.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 0000007685. This Distance Learning-Interactive activity is offered at .6  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. 

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.0 continuing competency hours.


Hawaii Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Hawaii Physical Therapists. The Continuing Competence Requirements Under HRS Chapter 461J-10.13 for Hawaii Licensed Physical Therapists part III. A. 3. confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.


Indiana Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved by the Indiana Chapter of the APTA for 6.0 hours. Approval #: 006987887C2511. Expires 08/16/2024.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category I continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. Participants must attend at least three (3) contact hours to receive Category I credit. Participants who complete less than three (3) contact hours will receive Category II credit.


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This activity consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Michigan Physical Therapists. Regulation R. 338.7163 states the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts continuing education if it is approved by another state board of physical therapy. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


South Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association has reviewed and approved this course as appropriate continuing education for physical therapy training for .6 CEUs.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continued competency credit hours for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (1)(c) states that type 1 continued competency credits can be earned by attending courses that are directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy and have been approved by local, state, or federal government agencies. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 7.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

Intermediate Level

0.6 ASHA CEUs

 

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live event if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 60 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Megan Reavis Nuesch, MBA, BS, COTA/L Related seminars and products


Megan Reavis, MBA, BS, COTA/L, has worked primarily in the geriatric setting for the past 20 years as a clinician and in management roles, including work as a Rehab Director and Area Director. Megan is a national educator and has written and taught continuing education courses to rehab audiences around the country on a variety of clinical, documentation and reimbursement topics that draw from her areas of expertise. Additionally, Megan has worked as a consultant for Outpatient PT companies and Skilled Nursing Facilities to maximize outcomes and reimbursement, perform auditing and manage denials.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Megan Reavis has employment relationships with MCR Seminars, LLC and LW Consulting. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Megan Reavis has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Questions?

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Objectives

  1. Justify & document the complexity of your PT or OT skills in such a manner that supports the necessity of your treatment plans. 
  2. Develop daily notes that address limitations and their impact on function, complexity of interventions, and state the clinical reasoning for interventions. 
  3. Select appropriate data to formulate SMART goals. 
  4. Create clinical documentation that demonstrates reasonable and necessary care that is skilled and valuable.
  5. Analyze data to update plan of care, set functional and realistic goals, document treatment effectively and update progress to maximize reimbursement.
  6. Distinguish effective documentation under the existing standards of Medical Necessity, effectively demonstrating that it requires the SKILLS of a therapist.

Outline

DOCUMENTING SKILLED THERAPY & THE DAILY NOTE

Identify Your Role and Scope of Practice in the Delivery of Services and Documentation

  • Demonstrate skill, necessity, and value
  • What’s trending in today’s healthcare settings
  • The EMR factor
  • If it’s not documented, it hasn’t been done
  • Investigate reasons for denial
  • Establishing roles - therapist or caregiver?

Prior Level of Function

  • Set the stage “once upon a time”
  • Fundamental components to justify services
  • Supportive language for medical necessity

Identify and Write Obtainable Patient Goals

  • Select the best plan of care to achieve patient progressions
  • Comparison to the goals
  • Tackling progress notes
  • Treatment selection and effectiveness
  • When to make modifications

Clinical and Documentation Expectations

  • Purpose of documentation
  • Key aspects and common pitfalls
  • Select activities and services that are reasonable, necessary and valuable
  • Specific expectations and documentation requirements (for inpatient rehab, SNF, home care, outpatient)
  • Write effective and accurate progress reports third party payers understand

Create Defensible Documentation

  • Provide appropriate documentation of skilled necessity of care
  • How to ensure coverage for all payers
  • Demonstrate reasonable and necessary/skilled services
  • Importance of functional outcomes and requirements

Components of Quality Documentation

  • Purpose and expectations
  • Body structure, activity limitations, and participation
  • Identify patient problems –subjective
  • Measure and treat problems – objective
  • Assess progress, changes, and recommendations – assessment
  • Develop future care – plan

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists

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