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Effective Documentation in Aging Care: Cognitive-Communication Disorders
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP
Live WebinarTue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #8798 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Effective clinical documentation has never been more important for the Speech-Language Pathologist than it is in today’s healthcare climate. This course will help SLPs working with the aging population to effectively document skilled care for aging patients with cognitive-communication disorders.

Home Health PDGM: What Therapists Need to Know Now
Presented by Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O, Diana L Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D
Video
Course: #1033659 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The most significant payment model change in over 20 years will move from concept to reality January 1, 2020. It may seem like there is plenty of time to prepare for impact, but this model will remove the relationship between the number of therapy visits and reimbursement, causing additional anxiety for therapists working in home health. This course will break down the key components of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and provide strategies for therapists to articulate value beyond the visit.

OASIS Process Measures: Following best practices
Presented by Roberto I. Friedman, MA, CCC-SLP, MSHA, COS-C
VideoAudio
Course: #8660 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide an explanation of the process measures found in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS). It will address changes that will be implemented in the OASIS-D beginning in January 2019.

Skilled Nursing Facility and Medicare Part A Patient Driven Payment Model
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Video
Course: #8659 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will provide an overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which will be implemented to replace the current Resource Utilization Groups - Version Four (RUG-IV) system in October of 2019. The course will provide an overview of all case mix indexes in addition to detailed analysis of the speech-language pathology updates.

Home Health for Speech-Language Pathologists
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8666 Level: Introductory4.5 Hours
This course will provide the SLP with an in-depth understanding of home health care with adult patients. It includes information regarding the history of home care, counseling and generalization in the home care setting, the Outcome & Assessment Information Set (OASIS), and considerations for care planning, assessment, documentation and treatment. Conditions of Participation for home care and the SLP’s role in medication management and maintenance therapy will be discussed. This series is recommended for SLPs considering home care as a possible work setting and for SLPs currently working in home care who are seeking to broaden their knowledge and strengthen their practice within it.

Unique Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, and Supervision Issues for SLP Voice Specialists
Presented by Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP
VideoAudioText
Course: #8305 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will target unique coding, billing and supervision issues specific to speech-language pathologists who provide behavioral and qualitative analysis of voice, instrumental laryngeal assessments, and therapeutic intervention of voice and upper airway disorders. Optimal professional practice requires applicable knowledge of supervision regulations, billing options, and current health care coding systems (i.e., CPT and ICD).

Taking the 'OMG' out of AAC Report Writing
Presented by Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8307 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This course will discuss information (e.g., AAC types, features, access methods, evaluation elements) that is necessary to accurately document augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessment outcomes for funding of a device via Medicare, which is the largest funding source of speech generating devices (SGDs). However, the content of this course is also applicable for SLPs working with clients who need AAC funding from any third-party payer source.

Medicare Part A Reform: Resident Classification System (RCS-I)
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Video
Course: #8273 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Current efforts to reform the SNF Part A benefit are based upon recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to move from volume- to value-based care, which is based upon patient characteristics. This course will review the current Resident Classification System, Version I (RCS-I) model which has been published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making.

Post-Acute Care: Payment Reform and Alternative Payment Models
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
VideoAudio
Course: #8227 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Alternative Payment Models, known as APMs, are alternatives to traditional fee-for-service reimbursement. This course will explore current payment reform structures and the impacts on post-acute care of moving from volume-based fee-for-service models to outcomes-based reimbursement.

Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Part 2
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #7914 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course will describe best practices for documenting skilled levels of care provided by an SLP, including in-depth review of goal creation, daily note documentation, and progress report writing. In addition, case studies will be used in order to support documentation in real world settings.