Learn the vocabulary and clinical reasoning principles that will allow you to create defense-worthy documentation. Content includes an overview of the Medicare requirements for therapy services and multiple examples of documentation in its good, better and best states. It may be helpful to view course #6570, Medicare Muscle: Creating Defensible Documentation prior to taking this course. This course is open captioned.
Course created on April 14, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to state the three key requirements for Medicare covered therapy services.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify language that adequately describes skilled speech therapy services.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify activities that adequately demonstrate the material impact of speech therapy services.
|5-15 Minutes||CMS Regulations and Audit Environment|
|15-30 Minutes||Documentation Strategies and Samples for Evaluations and Goal Setting|
|30-45 Minutes||Documentation Strategies and Samples for Progress Reports|
|45-55 Minutes||Effective Daily Notes and Considerations for Discharge Summaries|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Lorelei O'Hara, M.A., CCC-SLP
Lori O’Hara is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years clinical and supervisory experience. She is currently the leader of the ADR and Appeals team for Ensign Services, where in addition to defending therapy services, she teaches documentation principles designed to create bullet-proof claims.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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