RUG Revolution: Winning Case Management Strategies for Better SNF Reimbursement

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Elisa Bovee, MS, OTR/L
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 13, 2008
60 Minutes
Product Description

Catapult your Medicare payment to a new level with these RUG tips.

Get your RUGs out of a lackluster RUT! Find out how to help your SNF nab $2,500 more per assessment for the first 30 days of a resident’s stay.

That’s how much your SNF leaves on the table if your team doesn’t work together to manage the assessment reference date to capture the highest ADL score, rehab minutes and extensive services for a resident’s 5-day and 14-day PPS assessment. If that sounds like a juggling act, your expert rehab and MDS speakers Kristen Mastrangelo, OTR, MBA, NHA, and Elisa Bovee, MS, OTR/L, will show you the inside secret to making it easy and fun. Think of it as playing a game of ARD-setting for dollars where you look at all the options for selecting an assessment window that captures the RUG drivers that will take your payment in the best possible direction.

Here's a sampling of what you’ll learn:

  • The value of capturing IV fluids. Hint: The difference between a higher-paying rehab plus extensive services RUG.
  • How setting various ARDs for the same resident and care can result in surprisingly different RUG scores and payment.
  • 1 Easy staffing mistake that can derail the anticipated rehab RUG on the 5-day assessment.
  • Best practices to get your rehab RUGs -- and patient care -- on a roll from the get-go.
  • How to use a daily "minute manager" meeting to optimize care and payment for rehab plus extensive services and rehab RUGs.
  • ARD-setting techniques that capture ultra-high rehab, extensive services and the highest ADL score on the 5-day MDS -- yes it can be done!
  • Communication flow tips to nab the most accurate RUG with the highest case-mix.
  • Why rehab needs the freedom to fulfill this critical function in the MDS process.

Your registration includes:

  • Risk-free enrollment! Scheduling conflict? No problem! This session is also available on CD!
  • Expert answers to your tough questions from peers in the field.
  • 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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