You’ve come to the right place for exceptional learning opportunities from the most respected leaders in medical rehabilitation. AMRPA webinars offer insight, practical tips, and analysis of trends that impact how you work and how rehab treatment is delivered, all at an attractive price, and without the expense of travel! CME credit may also be available - learn more.
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Audits and Appeals
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Lisa Werner, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP
Director of Consulting Services, Fleming-AOD Consulting
This session will focus on audit trends in the rehabilitation industry. We will discuss successes and failures and how the provider can improve their chances for payment. The presentation will review the appeal process, what to include in an appeal letter, and how to improve the medical record to prevent future denials.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the various auditors reviewing rehabilitation records.
- List top reasons for denial and how to improve their records to avoid payment denials.
- Describe appropriate information to include in a denial letter to ensure payment.
Upcoming Live Webinars
Utilizing FIM Scores to Establish Fall Risk on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
June 13, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Melissa Denker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Speech Language Pathologist, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
This course will outline a specific program to aid in fall prevention, specific to an inpatient rehabilitation setting. Fall prevention is a focus for nearly all hospitals. Rehabilitation units face a unique challenge in fall prevention, with a demand to encourage increased independence in short periods of time, while still maintaining safety.
Despite its documented validity and utility on inpatient acute hospital units, the Morse Fall Scale identifies nearly all patients on rehabilitation units as high fall risk due to diagnoses and history. This may desensitize staff on such units to true risk. A ‘Low Fall Risk’ program, utilizing Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores, is an evidenced informed approach to truly establish fall risk on an inpatient rehabilitation unit. Identifying fall risk with more specificity allows less staff time to be spent unnecessarily supervising patients who do not need it, and more staff time to be present for those who are at risk of falls and associated complications.
This course will provide specific details (and supporting research) for establishing a ‘low fall risk’ program and the benefits that are associated with more accurate fall risk identification.
Outside of the Acute Care Hospitals, Where Do Our Referrals Come From?
July 31, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Kelly Gartner, MBA
Manager Liaison Services
Inpatient rehabilitation facilities cannot always rely exclusively on acute care unit referrals. There are ebbs and tides in healthcare and typically, if the acute care hospitals’ censuses’ are low, so are inpatient rehab units’. We need to be proactive in order to prepare for a lull in referrals from an acute care setting. This presentation will describe how Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital in Richmond, VA, experiences and works to overcome these, and other, common barriers.
In order to remain competitive, practice patient advocacy by identifying those who may benefit from an inpatient rehabilitation program and be a positive community partner, we needed to reconsider how we evaluate a potential patient. This presentation will discuss the need for further education on “what is an appropriate candidate” to various referral sources and the importance of developing smooth referrals to admissions processes, by implementing protocols unique to where the referral is coming from. This talk will also describe outcomes of programs implemented to stabilize referral volume and how the mentioned tactics have helped drive new business to our hospitals.