The Interdisciplinary Chart: How can this affect your reimbursement? Webinar
Time: 11:30 AM PST | 02:30 PM EST
Duration: 90 Minutes
Laura S Hargraves
Payment and survey deficits are happening due to the lack of a comprehensive and cohesive chart. Correct documentation and attention to your interdisciplinary chart can reduce such risks. RAC audits and State Survey teams are looking at each section of the chart and them comparing them. If a section is inaccurate it can negate the benefit and accurate information in the other sections.
Why Should you Attend:
The audit environment has become more intense and more exacting. State reviews are also becoming more comprehensive. When your chart is reviewed it is now looked at for not only the services and treatment provided, but also for the crossover and linkage between disciplines. Each section, plus the care plans are reviewed.
Does the information that nursing reports match what your therapists are reporting? Does the discharge plan listed by social services match what the nursing staff and rehab project? Is there a comprehensive representation of the resident or patient?
Examination of many files reveals a resident or patient that does not appear to be the same person named on the chart. This leads to denials of payment for portions of your skilled service. It can also lead to issuance of deficiencies by state survey teams and a resultant loss of quality ratings. A loss of either revenue or goodwill or both can significantly undermine the efforts of a facility to provide care.
Attend this webinar to understand how to look at your charts from a comprehensive standpoint. Attendees will be provided with processes to allow for internal auditing to ensure that the chart reads well and that all information is accurate and consistent. You will learn to develop a framework of checks and balances that will facilitate carryover between disciplines that can be adapted to fit the culture of your facility.
Objectives of the Presentation:
Here are the learning objectives:
- Nursing Documentation-skilled wording and cross referencing to other disciplines
- Nursing documentation to support rehabilitation services
- Rehab Documentation - how it supports nursing documentation
- Social Services - behavioral issues and discharge planning
- Consistency of Care Plans - do they match MDS/Nursing/Rehab
- Who should be auditing the flow
- Why each discipline should not audit themselves
- Processes to support internal audits of documentation flow