This course is intended to offer advice, training, and resources to therapists in skilled nursing facilities(SNF), whether they be a new grad or a seasoned therapist transferring from another practice setting. Additionally, this course expounds on helpful tips for current therapists in the SNF setting as well as therapy managers seeking materials to help train and orient their new staff as this process can be quite overwhelming to incoming therapists who are not familiar with all the protocols and terminology. If you're seeking the “inside scoop” on SNF or wanting insight into the unpredictable (and sometimes hilarious) events of each day, this course is for you! Learn the regulatory requirements, productivity requirements, strategies on assessing and treating different types of residents, and tips on how to be successful in the SNF world. This course is highly engaging and a great resource to any seasoned or new therapist.
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- Advantages of working in a SNF
- Feedback and questions from therapists around the country
- The SNF Culture
- MDS Assessments to know
- Billing and Payor Sources
- Productivity: The rules behind reimbursement, the challenges and tips for achieving productivity goals
- Terminology commonly used in the SNF
- Teamwork with other disciplines to support and learn from each other
- Therapy assessments in the SNF: Objective, concise and helpful when evaluating SNF residents
- The clinical picture of the aging resident
- Functional treatments that are common for Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy sessions
- Addressing challenges in the SNF setting
- Regulatory Facts to know, when working in a SNF
Course Goals & Objectives:
Participants will gain resources and a greater knowledge to be empowered to effectively work in the SNF setting.
- Identify common characteristics of the day-to-day SNF culture.
- Recognize the allowable services for each of them payor sources in a SNF.
- Identify factors related to productivity requirements and suggestions for achieving the goal and managing the respective caseload.
- Identify therapy assessments appropriate in the SNF setting.
- Recognize 5 age- related changes in the body that may be helpful to understand about SNF residents.
- Identify strategies to address challenges in treatment, such as noncompliance, refusals and low-levels of function.
- Identify state survey regulatory requirements to know and practice when working in a SNF.
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Milliken Healthcare and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.