Presenters: Jane Snecinski, FACHE
The regulatory structure for inpatient rehabilitation addresses the involvement and documentation of the interdisciplinary team, but in particular the rehabilitation physician. When inpatient rehabilitation providers have experienced denials from CMS contractors and other Federal agencies, the focus is clearly on the content and timing of rehab physician documentation, in particular the Coverage Guidelines. And physician documentation is clearly the resource for documentation to support the medical necessity of admission and compliance with the 60% Rule.
Despite these critical components of physician documentation, there are no primary resources of compliance education for rehabilitation physicians. Many organizations have challenges in gaining the cooperation of their rehabilitation physicians to consistently demonstrate compliance or finding or participating in ongoing education. This presentation will discuss the key role CMS has defined for rehabilitation physicians in demonstrating compliance, the challenges your rehab physicians have in obtaining IRF compliance education, the challenges rehab physicians face in compliant documentation (including using an emr) and ways other providers have incorporated compliance into measurement of physician performance.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify the resources available for rehabilitation physicians to obtain education regarding their role in compliance for IRFs/IRUs.
- Examine the critical components of documentation that require physician understanding and commitment, including the pros and cons of electronic documentation systems.
- Describe the ways other providers have gained the support of their physicians in the area of compliance.
*Recorded Webinars are eligible for CME and CNE only*
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMEDCO and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA). AMEDCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AMEDCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is co-provided by Amedco and the AMRPA. Maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Provider ID: P0477.