The first step to preparing for the Skilled Nursing Facility is to define and understand what to expect when working in this setting. It's important to know the complex rules to reimbursement, as that determines the day to day job description of the SLP.
This course prepares the Speech-Language Pathologist to be successful when working in the skilled nursing environment. It is often difficult and even fearful to consider working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) when one’s experience is in another setting or they are graduating and starting work at this type of setting. While it often takes months to feel completely confident and comfortable, working in a SNF, this course is a great tool box of information to completely prepare the SLP to maximize their skills and opportunities.
This seminar-on-demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Perspectives from the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
- The Technical terms and concepts of what to expect when working in this setting.
- Levels of Reimbursement of services
- Frequency and Duration of therapy
- Employers and pay rates
- Coding & Documentation
- Coding details
- Example documentation
- Case study for application
- New requirements for therapy techniques
- (Based on the IMPACT ACT and Changes in Healthcare Legislation)
- Types of disorders treated by the SLP in the SNF
- Dysphagia treatment approaches
- Cognition techniques
- Language treatment techniques
- Dysarthria/motor speech techniques
- Voice disorders on the SNF caseload
- Assessments to consider for this population
- Examples of Helpful Apps to the
- Post-Acute/SNF SLP
- Helpful Websites
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on skills when working in the skilled nursing environment
- Demonstrate the technical requirements and skills to work efficiently as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in the skilled nursing facility setting.
- Identify the Medicare terminology and guidelines for clinical types/levels of residents who require speech language and dysphagia services.
- Review of common Medicare terms and acronyms
- Understandin g definitions and contextual situations
- Recognize appropriate types of clinical services, techniques and goals to employ when working with the geriatric resident.
- List at least 3 resources that are available to the SLP professional in the SNF setting.
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.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
The course materials for this webinar are available in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Windsor Rehab and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
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.