Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Part 1

Course: #7901 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 2740 Reviews

This course is Part 1 of a two-part series. Providing quality documentation for skilled services provided to Medicare beneficiaries begins with having an adequate understanding of regulations in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). This course will provide guidance on documenting plan of care requirements to support skilled speech pathology needs to Medicare beneficiaries, including guidance for collecting baseline and prior level of function data and writing functional, measurable short-term objectives and long-term goals.

Course created on January 31, 2017

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Course Type: Video, Audio, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to create functional goal targets to promote reimbursement of services and evidence outcomes.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify key areas for documenting reasonable and necessary services.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe procedures which support skilled care.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Regulation-Medicare Benefit Policy Manual
20-40 Minutes Guidance for collecting baseline and prior level of functional status
40-55 Minutes Goal writing - short term objectives and long term goals
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Renee Kinder was paid an honorarium for this presentation by Non-financial: Vice President of Healthcare for the Kentucky Speech Language Hearing Association; Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association; member of ASHA’s Healthcare and Economics Committee; Editor of Perspectives on Gerontology for ASHA SIG 13.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: Live webinars on do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.