*Recorded Webinars are eligible for CME and CNE only*
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.
Date of CE Release: November 16, 2017
Date of CE Expiration: November 15, 2021
Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles. You must participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.
Continuing Education Language
Physicians / Nurses
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association . Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-‐6.2, 6.5)
First Name Last Name Commercial Interest:Relationship
Jane Snecinski Nothing to disclose
Melanie Hein Nothing to disclose
Justin Kaiser Nothing to disclose