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Therapy Forum Results
Therapy Practice in the PPS Environment
The Medicare Home Health PPS Refinements have significantly altered the relationship between the provision of therapy and home health reimbursement. Not only is the new structure for therapy more complicated than ever, the new regulations are bringing up new questions. Never has it been more important that therapists and those that supervise them have a clear understanding of the new system. Learn what you can do to ensure that your therapy services are appropriate with Fazzi’s new therapy programs designed to directly and immediately help clinicians – both therapists and non-therapists – achieve therapy success.
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.
Home Care Therapy Roundtable
Fazzi’s Home Care Therapy Roundtable is unlike any other program in the industry. It is a membership group where you have the opportunity to share as much as you take away. The format centers on dynamic, highly interactive, monthly online discussions. These discussions focus on an array of critical home care issues specific to Therapy. Discussions include hot topic best practice issues, different views by a panel of experienced professionals, updates in the home care world, live on-air interviews, and of course discussion and interaction with the membership.
Therapy Testing Package
In order to make the most effective and efficient plan possible, determining areas of strength and weakness in understanding the documentation expectations is essential. Fazzi's new PPS 2011 Therapy Testing package is designed to assess the clinician's understanding of PPS 2011 expectations and fundamental components of documentation content, as well as provide clear information regarding any problem areas.
Each testing package includes:
- Four PPS 2011 Therapy Online Quizzing Sessions, including our standard quiz as well as three discipline-specific quizzes for physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Each quiz may be completed multiple times by individual users for better review.
- Instant quiz reporting with an e-mail summary of quiz results sent to each testing clinician after completion.
- Our Therapy Documentation and PPS 2011 post-quiz training video, scheduled to automatically play after completion of each quizzing session.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.