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Documentation & Reimbursement CEU Courses for SLPs

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Unique Coding, Billing, Reimbursement, and Supervision Issues for SLP Voice Specialists
Presented by Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Part 1
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #7901 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Mandated Reporting for SLPs
Presented by Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #7672 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Speech-language pathologists have a professional responsibility related to mandated reporting of child/elder abuse and neglect. This course will outline specific guidelines as well as practical applications related to this topic. This course is open captioned.

Navigating the Money Maze: How SLP Services are Reimbursed in Different Settings
Presented by Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #7618 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers use different methods for reimbursing for therapy in each setting (e.g. acute care, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient). Understanding the basic rules of reimbursement helps the SLP meet the requirements. This course is open-captioned.

Medicare Muscle 2: Taking Documentation from Good, to Better, to Best
Presented by Lorelei O'Hara, M.A., CCC-SLP
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Course: #7563 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Thriving in Skilled Nursing: Part 2
Presented by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
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Course: #7505 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Providing speech therapy services in skilled nursing facilities can be a daunting and rewarding experience. This session will describe the roles of key interdisciplinary team members, discuss medical complexities affecting clinical decision making, and provide guidance on creation of treatment plans and goal building to support reimbursement of services. (This is part 2 of a 2-part series.) This course is open captioned.