Providing skilled speech therapy services to geriatric Medicare beneficiaries begins with having an adequate understanding of regulatory requirements. This course will describe services which meet the criteria for reasonable and necessary services per the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, clarify documentation requirements related to baseline versus prior level of function, and outline key differences between restorative versus maintenance-based interventions. (This course is Part 1 of a 2-part series.) This course is open captioned.
Course created on March 8, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to define "reasonable and necessary" per the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe essential documentation requirements for documenting functional change between baseline and prior level of function for justification of services.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe best practices for developing and documenting restorative and maintenance-based plans.
|5-25 Minutes||Review of MBPM|
|25-40 Minutes||Baseline versus PLOF|
|40-50 Minutes||Maintenance versus Restorative plans|
|50-55 Minutes||Case Studies|
|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 (Introductory level, Professional Area)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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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.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com 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: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
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 SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.