Medicare Muscle: Creating Defensible Documentation

Course: #6346 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 40 Reviews

As claim scrutiny increases, it becomes critical that rehab professionals understand Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, and how to craft content that shows how our services met those requirements. This course will teach the requirements for services to be reimbursable by Medicare, as well as how to present SLP services through quality documentation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to state the requirements for services to be covered under the Part A benefit.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify differences between documenting skilled and unskilled services.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the correlation between medical and treatment diagnoses.


0-10 Minutes Review of CMS Audit and Recovery Programs
10-25 Minutes Review NCD’s/LCD/Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 8 and 15
25-35 Minutes Understanding the inpatient skilled coverage requirements
35-55 Minutes Effective language in speech therapy documentation, samples and revision strategies
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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