Assuring the Components of Healthcare Documentation


Course Description

Course Description:

Despite the multiple resources and complex electronic software systems to guide us through the required screens and dropdowns, it can still be quite difficult to keep up with the required components to assure reimbursement for covered therapy services for the different payor sources. Rules and policies may frequently be changing, which might then result in a therapist’s services not being reimbursed.

This course will update therapists on healthcare documentation requirements, to begin with the most recently updated edits to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, since many other payer sources initiate their own documentation guidelines from this resource. Then examples will be provided regarding what payors often expect as they are determining whether therapy documentation meets their definitions of “skilled” services. Medicaid documentation requirements will then be reviewed, to include examples of what state policies may often require. And finally Alternative Payment Models will be explained, to support the subsequent rationales for what therapy documentation may need to include for this value based system.

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate