Effective Documentation Strategies: Master the Ins & Outs of Getting Paid Correctly!
Digital Seminar

Effective Documentation Strategies: Master the Ins & Outs of Getting Paid Correctly!


Faculty:
Trent Brown
Duration:
1 Hour 55 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Jul 25, 2019
Product Code:
POS063965
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Is your return of money to Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance companies due to your lack of understanding of documentation requirements? Are you over documenting unnecessary areas and under documenting the essential areas? Some clinicians claim narrative documentation takes more time than “checking boxes” or “menus”.  However, if done correctly, it can save you time and focus a reviewer to the skill and progress you provide ensuring reimbursement and avoiding further review.

Watch this recording and learn essential strategies to master documentation. You will learn how following specific principles when documenting will fulfill the requirements of CMS and payer sources while demonstrating skills, medical necessity, and objective progress regardless of software used. You will learn the purpose of RAC system, appeals process and red flags to ensure you are documenting only what is essential. Simple narrative emphasis can reduce reviews or negate them altogether. Specific examples will be shared of how to take standard exercises, activities, and treatment strategies and apply the principles learned in this course.

Credits


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Note: This program includes the same content as Effective Documentation Strategies: Master the Ins & Outs of Getting Paid Correctly! (recorded on 7/25/2019). You cannot receive credit for both programs.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


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Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0​ 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).


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Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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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 self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 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.

 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 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.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. 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 2.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 2.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 2.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 2.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. 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.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 2.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


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Faculty

Trent Brown's Profile

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TRENT BROWN, MOT, OTR/L, ATP, BCG, is a practicing therapist in Utah and is one of 36 credential holders of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. Mr. Brown also holds a certification as an assistive technology professional (ATP) from RESNA. He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Utah where he is also an adjunct professor. He is employed by the Department of Health (UDOH) to develop, implement, and operate healthcare quality improvement programs and has authored multiple laws to legislate improved patient care. Mr. Brown also reviews clinical documentation for UDOH as an expert witness in reviewing cases. Mr. Brown has over 15 years of clinical experience in skilled nursing, transitional care, acute, and home health. Recently, he served as the VP for the UOTA where he co-authored SB 131 advancing OT practice in the state of Utah and has received multiple awards for his clinical, academic, and legislative work. Through his expertise in advocating for therapy services authoring law and rule he has evolved into an expert presenter on ethical and legal issues facing therapy. Mr. Brown has provided courses for thousands of clinicians throughout the country in conferences, private settings, and specialty conferences. Mr. Brown is a master clinician and lecturer on a myriad of topics including joint arthroplasty, core strengthening, documentation, aging, functional mobility, ethics, and fall reduction. He has also been a keynote speaker at multiple events throughout the country.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Trent Brown is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Trent Brown is a credential holder of a board certification in gerontology (BCG) from the AOTA. 


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Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Identify how payers review documentation, who reviews documentation, and the general process of review.
  2. Identify the platforms required for documentation, how to avoid review, and what to do if a review is requested.
  3. Implement the necessary components of documentation to support skilled therapy services for accurate payment.

Outline

Introduction
Purpose of RAC and documentation review
  • Why reviews happen
  • Who reviews
General process of a documentation review
Identify red flags
  • Billing
  • Trends (OP-Medicare B, In-patient –Medicare A, HH)
Identify the 3 areas reviewed
  • Qualified clinician
  • Skilled level of care
  • Medical Necessity
  • Actual Good/Bad Examples
Appeals process: what to do if a review is requested
Requirements of a “maintenance program”
5 platforms of successful documentation
Underutilized terminology
  • Avoiding “trap phrases”
Platforms of successful documentation with case examples
  • Joint mob
  • Gait ther-ex
  • Transfer training
  • Spontaneous class example
Questions

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers

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