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SOG/HPA webinar, Sept. 17:
'Documenting Therapy Services for Medicare Medical Review'


from SOG/HPA

As therapy services continue to be on the audit radar for various Medicare medical review entities and as Medicare regulations change with Functional Limitation Reporting and the need to support treatment frequency decisions, concise and convincing documentation is now more important than ever. Learn best practices from an experienced Medicare medical reviewer for supporting medical necessity and skilled services.

Audience

The intended audience for this session includes therapists (PTs, OTs, SLPs), physical therapist assistants, physical therapy students, physical therapy practice or rehabilitation department managers and administrators.
  • Receive an update on the current Medicare regulatory environment and its impact on documentation, including Functional Limitation Reporting.
  • Understand why concise and convincing document is now more important than ever.
  • Learn Best practices from a Medicare medical reviewer's perspective for creating documentation that demonstrates medical necessity and skilled services.
  • Understand what to look for in a therapy EMR documentation system to assure that it guides you in supporting medical necessity/skilled services.
About the Presenter

Jaclyn Warshauer, PT is Chair of HPA the Catalyst's Government Affairs and Practice Committee. Jaclyn is currently employed as the Senior Clinical Claims Review Specialist for Aegis Therapies. At Aegis Therapies she is responsible for conducting documentation reviews and training, monitoring regulatory affairs, and is a resource regarding Medicare coverage, coding and documentation requirements. Prior to employment with Aegis therapies, Jaclyn was a Medicare medical reviewer for 9 years with National Government Services, a Medicare FI/MAC, where 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. While at NGS, Jaclyn conducted many national teleconferences and seminars on Medicare coverage, coding and documentation guidelines for rehabilitation services. Prior to her Medicare work, she worked for 13 years in a variety of patient-care settings.

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