The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) just announced that they will be reviewing compliance with various aspects of the SNF payment system, including documentation. The OIG specifically mentioned a concern for the support of therapy intensity of services. This session will address best practices for supporting therapy service delivery. As the post-acute landscape is changing it's critical for therapists to understand their value in assisting patients in achieving their necessary functional goals, and that value must be evident in your therapy medical record to support your services now and in the future.
Upon completion of the webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Identify best practice SNF documentation guidelines.
- Understand the SNF regulations, especially the coverage guidelines.
- Understand the changing SNF landscape and the impact on therapy treatment planning and documentation.
About The Speaker(s)
Jaclyn Warshauer, PT, is a National Clinical Director at Aegis Therapies. She monitors and trains on regulatory affairs, trains therapists on conducting documentation auditing, and is a resource regarding Medicare coverage, coding and documentation requirements. Prior to Aegis Therapies, she was a Medicare Medical Reviewer for 9 years with National Government Services. She was the Lead of the NGS Therapy Unit. She authored the NGS LCD on Outpatient PT and OT Services and was co-author of multiple NGS rehab-related LCDs. Jaclyn has served as a resource to CMS in Baltimore on subjects related to coverage of therapy services.
Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT, is a 1981 graduate of Northwestern University, and completed her Transitional DPT in 2010. She served as a Network Administrator for a group of 50+ private practice clinics where her primary responsibilities included marketing, payer and provider relations and contract management. In addition Dr. Steffes is active in her profession on the Nominating Committee for the Private Practice Section of APTA, and the WPTA, serving as the Chapter's Reimbursement Specialist. She is President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service. She provides consulting services to rehab providers nation-wide.