Medicare Nursing and Therapy Documentation Tips for the Skilled Nursing Facility

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Elisa Bovee, MS, OTR/L
Conference Date
Wed, Nov 05, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Is your SNF on its therapy documentation game? Find out here!

You know you’re providing reimbursable skilled care, but Medicare won’t pay for it unless you know how to speak its language. Stop doing work for free and get on Medicare’s wavelength during this 1-hour teleconference -- and watch your denials go down!

During this session, Elisa will cover the basics of skilled care terminology and coverage criteria. You’ll get a better understanding of universal documentation guidelines, how to determine skilled care, and learn the tools to compose stellar documentation that backs up the therapist’s work.

Who should attend: PTs, OTs, SLPs, nursing staff, nursing management, administrators, social workers.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • The latest documentation guidelines for therapy: The rules have been changing!
  • Good examples of therapy progress reports, treatment notes, and goal writing.
  • How to incorporate ADL discussion into your nursing notes.
  • Therapy phraseology: What spells "s-k-i-l-l-e-d" for Medicare payers.
  • Skilled care criteria -- including inherent complexity, management of care plan, observation and assessment, and teaching and training.
  • What each shift should include in their daily notes.
  • Confused by the 8-minute rule? Elisa spells it out in examples.
  • The status of the therapy caps and what that means for your documentation.
  • Have additional questions? You have the floor with Elisa during an interactive Q&A!

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions during the interactive Q&A period.
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker's complete presentation handouts. Keep this quick reference tool close by for future use!
  • One low price for all the staff you can stuff into a conference room!

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About Our Speaker

Elisa Bovee - Medicare Billing Expert

Elisa Bovee, MS, OTR/L, is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Harmony Healthcare International, a nationally recognized, premier Healthcare Consulting firm specializing in C.A.R.E. (Compliance, Audits and Analysis, Reimbursement and Regulations, Education and Efficiency). In her role, Elisa manages a diversified team of HealthCARE Specialists who have extensive knowledge in the areas of Corporate Compliance, MDS 3.0, RUG-IV, Documentation, Therapy Program development and state-specific Medicaid Case Mix. Elisa...   More Info
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