The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials Rick Gawenda, PT Up-to-speed with Medicare documentation requirements for 2009 and beyond?Increase cash flow and reduce Medicare claim denials by using strategies provided in the Third Edition of qThe How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation. q Written by national consultant Rick Gawenda, PT. Since our last edition, there have been significant changes to the rules and regulations surrounding documentation in therapy settings. And now that the RACs are underway it is even more important to have accurate and thorough documentation. Mistakes can lead to delayed payments and denials, so how do ensure that you are in compliance with the current guidelines? Make it easy. Order your copy of qThe How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials.q Written by author and national consultant Rick Gawenda, PT, of Gawenda Seminars, this book and CD-ROM setqqfocuses on the clinical aspects of documentation and offers proven methods to strengthen documentation and decrease the frequency of denials. Gawenda encourages b documentation methods that have worked for him and help you conquer potentially tough concepts such as maintenance therapy and CPT codes. What's new in the third edition? Clarification of certification and re-certification requirements regarding how long they are valid for and how soon they need to be signed Explanation of delayed certification Tips to write function-based short- and long-term goals Updated examples of well-written goals Updated payer documentation guidelines for evaluations, progress reports, daily notes, discharge reports, and re-evaluations qThe How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denialsq outlines proper documentation strategies starting from the moment a patient registers and receives treatment to billing for time and services. Gawenda encourages b documentation methods that have worked for him and help you conquer potentially tough concepts such as maintenance therapy and CPT codes.This comprehensive book and CD-ROM, helps you: Improve therapy billing through better documentation Prevent denials as a result of better documentation practices Maintain quality assurance through proper documentation Optimize your reimbursement from both Medicare and third-party payers Avoid audits and targeted medical reviews Document care in a more efficient way Take the critical steps to verify therapy benefit coverage prior to a patient's initial visit Support skilled therapy services with inclusion of required documentation Understand Medicare certification and recertification time frames and requirements for all therapy settings Understand and use the most commonly used CPT codes and modifiers in rehabilitation therapy Table of Contents: Chapter 1: The Role of the Registration Staff Registration Basics Benefit Verification Preregistering Chapter 2: Initial Documentation Evaluation Format Documentation Components Evaluation Process Objective Criteria Assessment Documentation Goals POC Documentation Creating a Solid Foundation Chapter 3: Certification and Recertification Physician Referrals Physician Referral Denials Outpatient Therapy Settings Certification and Recertification SNF Part A Therapy Services Reimbursed Under the Prospective Payment System (PPS) Home Health Agency Part A Therapy Services Chapter 4: Daily Documentation Daily Documentation Documentation Requirements Home Exercise Programs (HEPs) Plan Documentation Chapter 5: Progress Reports, Discharge Reports, and Reevaluations Progress Reports Discharges Reevaluations Chapter 6: Maintenance Therapy What is an FMP? Coverage Criteria Documentation Requirements Billing Cover All Your Bases Chapter 7: Wound Care Under Medicare Discharge Criteria Additional Pointers Appendix A: Navigating the CMS Web site Getting Started Final Word Make it easy to understand CMS' documentation guidelines No need to download and interpret the guidance from the CMS Web site yourself. Author Rick Gawenda, PT, has done the work for you. His documentation practices are sure to help you receive optimal compensation for the services you perform as a therapist.Nearly half of all rehab claim denials are STILL due to improper documentation. Ensure proper documentation for services provided and decrease the frequency of denials. Order qThe How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denialsq today!
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