It is often said, "If it is not documented, it was not done." This cliché
rings true for many therapists who struggle through documentation, medical
reviews and the appeals process. Poor documentation has many costs: lost time,
lost money and an increased misperception of the value rehabilitation provides.
It seems as though every year, documentation standards and coverage criteria
change again, making the business of patient care even more complicated.
This course will take a logical approach to explaining the reimbursement
process. The connection between coding, billing and documentation will be
explained. Throughout the day, examples of documentation principles will be
provided. The course will also offer suggestions and strategies to improve your
practice's reimbursement and successfully manage the appeal process. The
participant will learn about valuable tools they can use to ensure optimal
billing of future claims.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Achieve a new level of confidence in your understanding of reimbursement
- Empower yourself to positively impact payment in your practice
- Facilitate a learning environment for you and your coworkers to guarantee
a consistent documentation system
- Spot new opportunities to advocate for your clients and your profession
through effective documentation and efficient appeals systems
- Reimbursement systems and how they impact payment
- How to research payer coverage criteria for the provision of rehab
- Effective CPT and ICD-9 coding for optimal reimbursement
- How to effectively document the delivery of medically necessary, skilled
- The connection between documentation, coding and medical review
- How to write functional, measurable, patient-centered goals
- The importance of efficient processes to track medical record reviews and
ABOUT THE SPEAKERELLEN R. STRUNK, PT, MS, GCS,
has over 15 years experience in rehabilitation services. She works as both a
Clinician, providing physical therapy services to geriatric clients and Clinical
Consultant for a company providing rehabilitation services in skilled nursing
facilities, home health and outpatient settings.
Ms. Strunk has extensive knowledge of payer coverage criteria, Medicare
reimbursement systems, and rehabilitation coding and documentation requirements.
She is APTA Board Certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy, has co-written
Clinical Pathways for Home Health and lectured on several topics related to the
provision of rehabilitation services. Ms. Strunk is a member of the American
Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Section of Geriatrics (SOG), the APTA
Home Health Section, the APTA Health Policy and Administration Section and the
Alabama Physical Therapy Association.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Ellen provides information that is so important and can be used
immediately! Her handout is great with enough space for notes! She knows her
stuff!" - Phoebe Grindal, OTR, Topeka, Kansas
"The instructor has an exceptional ability to organize and present
complex material in a concrete, simple-to-understand way. I gained valuable
information regarding charting, billing and collecting that I was immediately
able to implement upon return from the course." - Freddie Ann Regan, PT,
Partners in Physical Therapy, Lake Charles, Louisiana
"There are few people in the U.S. that understand Medicare as well as Ms.
Strunk does. Better than that, she has an almost magical way of helping others
understand it. I have had her speak to several organizations -- all satisfied
customers." - Jay Jones, CWCP, Executive Director, Southern Physical Rehab
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Office Managers
- Who work in the following settings:
- Sports Medicine
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Home Health
- Rehab Agencies
- Independent practices
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of
continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of
AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or
clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 3:
Cross Country Education is approved by the Continuing Education
Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide
continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This
program is offered for .6 CEUs (Intermediate level; Related area). ASHA CE
Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific
products, or clinical procedures.
Documentation, Coding and Billing for Rehabilitation: Strategies
for Success has been approved by the Professional Association of Health Care
Office Management for 6 CEUs.
This course has been submitted to the Texas Board of Physical
Therapy Examiners for 0.6 continuing education unit(s) for PTs and PTAs.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Check-In 7:30 AM Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM