Course Type: Live Audio Seminar | The Source
Presenter(s): Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS; Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD
Price: $99 Member & Members' Office Managers (must be registered by APTA member) | $169 Nonmember (subject to change)
CEU: .2 CEUs (2 contact hours/CCUs)
Description: Medicare requires that health care providers, including physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs), document the need for the skilled therapy services they provide to beneficiaries. To remain compliant and minimize risks during medical reviews, PTs and PTAs must clearly articulate how the services they provide meet the Medicare "reasonable and necessary" criteria, and although it may seem straightforward, this can often be a daunting task. With an increased focus on program integrity since the passage of health care reform, it is more imperative than ever for PTs and PTAs to know the rules governing skilled therapy and to clearly articulate in their documentation the patient's need for these services.
Please join Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, and Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD, as they unravel the complex issues surrounding current Medicare policies that define skilled therapy and provide clinical applications and strategies that can help you comply with current coverage requirements. Defining Skilled Therapy: How to Document and Justify the Need for Physical Therapy will help you clearly define Medicare’s “reasonable and necessary” criteria, understand current coverage requirements for therapy under Medicare Part A and Part B, and gain a firmer grasp on the ground rules that apply to PTs and PTAs.
Learn more and register for Defining Skilled Therapy: How to Document and Justify the Need for Physical Therapy.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Identify Medicare's "reasonable and necessary" criteria regarding the need for skilled therapy services.
2. Discuss current therapy coverage requirements for therapy under Medicare Parts A and B.
3. Apply clinical reasoning and documentation to support medical necessity of patient care.
4. Identify important documentation tips and resources to illustrate the need for physical therapy interventions.
5. Distinguish between Medicare policies for skilled and maintenance therapy.
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