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
- After this course, participants will be able to create functional goal targets to promote reimbursement of services and evidence outcomes.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify key areas for documenting reasonable and necessary services.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe procedures which support skilled care.
|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|
Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Renee currently serves as Clinical Specialist for Evergreen Rehabilitation where she provides education and training programs for interdisciplinary team members related to Medicare regulations, documentation requirements, and evidenced based practice patterns. She is currently Vice President of Healthcare for the Kentucky Speech Language Hearing Association, acts as an Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association, has provided caregiver trainings for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and is a member of community faculty for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She is a member of ASHA’s Healthcare and Economics Committee and maintains active membership in ASHA Special Interest Groups for Swallowing, Neurology and Gerontology where she is currently Editor of Perspectives on Gerontology.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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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.
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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