2013 SNF Therapy Documentation

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Marilyn Mines, RN, BC, RAC-CT
60 Minutes
Product Description

Learn Accurate And Adequate Documentation Relating To The Delivery Of Skilled Therapy Services For Maximum Reimbursement

Therapy documentation for residents in the SNF is constantly being scrutinized by various CMS contractors who are looking for overpayments, fraud, and general misuse of Medicare dollars. Among other areas, auditors are looking at whether or not the therapy services provided were reasonable and necessary, provided at the appropriate level, supported by documentation, or if continued beyond the previous level of function.
Nursing documentation is also examined closely during these audits to identify any inconsistencies related to the skilled therapy services being delivered. Understanding the need for accurate documentation between the various departments is crucial to positive outcomes when a CMS audit is involved.
Join now for this 60-minute webinar where our expert speaker Marilyn Mines, RN, BC, RAC-CT will discuss what documentation is necessary to ensure that Medicare dollars for skilled therapy RUG categories are kept by the facility. You will learn about the specific regulations which will be cited and also get examples of actual therapy notes and the issues they create.

Take a look at what's covered:

  • Evaluation requirement as it relates to prior level of function.
  • Documentation that the skilled therapist is necessary for treatment
  • Nursing documentation that may conflict with therapy notes
  • Regulatory link that applies to maintenance therapy
  • Certification requirements
  • Know all about Functional Coding
  • Learn when G codes need to be reported
  • What is severity modifier?
  • Learn the importance of Legible Medical Records
  • Identify denials due to lack of documentation
  • Know more about Therapy Caps Part B
  • What is Jimmo?
  • What is Maintenance Therapy?
  • What is Improvement Standard?
  • Find out about Affected Provider Settings
  • Learn from examples of actual therapy notes and the issues they create
  • What are specific regulations?

Who should attend? Anyone delivering or overseeing skilled therapy services; nursing staff involved in daily skilled documentation notes for residents receiving therapy services under the Medicare program.

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About Our Speaker

Marilyn Mines - Skilled Nursing Coding  Expert

Marilyn Mines RN, BC, RAC-CT, brings over 40 years of experience as a practicing Registered Nurse to her role as Director of Clinical Services for FR&R. While working with clients, she has been instrumental in preparations for JCAHO, Public Health and Public Aid inspections, and promoting confidence in the direct care of patients, as well as managerial staff.

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