Therapy Education and Audits

Therapy Documentation Audit

A sample of documentation from physical, occupational and speech therapy is analyzed using the most recent trends in denials as a guide to determine risk areas. A detailed report is included outlining areas of concern, quantifying the financial implications and providing guidance as to “next steps”. A review sheet is attached for each individual record in the sample. A conference call occurs after the audit is complete to discuss the findings and develop a follow up plan.

Reviewer Training for Therapy Documentation

Non- therapists are called upon to review therapy documentation quality and that can be a daunting task if the reviewer is unsure what to look for. One result is that documentation is only being superficially reviewed and when ultimately in the hands of others, a denial occurs. This session is specific to those that review therapy notes and teaches them exactly what to look for and how to approach therapy staff constructively to improve the quality of documentation.

On-Site Therapy Trainings

Therapy I. Documenting the Support of Medical Necessity

The relationship between therapy visits and reimbursement continues to put increased scrutiny on the content of therapy documentation. An audit of recent records will determine risk areas and outline financial implications and includes a phone conference to discuss findings. The training session will target specific trends seen in the audit and provide a “big picture” understanding of critical importance of documentation. The end result will be a decrease risk of denials and increased confidence in the ability to retain revenue appropriately. (3 hours)

Therapy II. Non-Therapists Reviewer Training for Therapy Documentation

Non-therapists are frequently called upon to review therapy documentation quality, a daunting task if the reviewer is unsure of what to look for. This is a session specifically designed to help teach non-therapists how to appropriately review therapy notes. Learn what to look for and how to approach therapy staff constructively to improve the quality of therapy documentation. (3 hours)

Therapy III. Moving Beyond the Numbers: Therapy Practice in the PPS Environment

This training is designed for therapists and those that supervise them. The session provides an overview of the relationship between therapy visits and reimbursement, a discussion of clinical practice issues and the importance of outcomes focused interdisciplinary care planning. (3 to 4 hours)

Therapy IV. Managers Workgroup - Therapy Issues

A highly interactive analysis of therapy utilization, quality review, staffing and agency specific issues as they relate to the therapy program. Included is a Rehabilitation Tool Kit which contains report templates and field tested tools that agencies can implement right away. (2 to 3 hours)

If you are interested in more information about our on-site trainings, please email info@fazzi.com.