SNF Nursing and Therapy Collaboration
The only product on the market that includes documentation strategies for both nurses and therapists!
Align resident documentation across multiple disciplines to improve quality of care and protect your organization from an audit. Proper documentation has never been more crucial under MDS 3.0, and this is the only product on the market that blends the perspectives of both a nurse and a therapist to ensure resident-centered care. Complete with downloadable tools and examples of documentation scenarios, you will create an interdisciplinary team approach to your documentation processes.
This book will help you:
- Align with MDS 3.0 documentation requirements
- Coordinate documentation between nurses and therapists to improve resident care
- Gain insight into nursing and therapy skilled services to promote better collaboration, reduce your audit risk, and strengthen reimbursement claims with comprehensive documentation
- Prove medical necessity and need for skilled care by practicing accurate documentation
A brand-new section for this edition includes:
- Collaboration strategies that can positively impact quality results and limit the risk of lost revenue
- What therapy professionals need to know about the appeals and denials process
- Expanded guidance for proper documentation and collaboration on:
- The Medicare meeting
- Prior authorizations
- Therapy caps
- Quality measures as a tool for therapy
- The five-star rating system
About the Authors:
Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT, is the president and owner of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, providing physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology services in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. She is also the president and owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions, a consulting firm focused on Medicare compliance and performance management for therapy services.
Brewer has presented nationally on documentation, coding, reimbursement, compliance, and practice management issues and currently serves on the editorial board of many publications including HCPro’s Billing Alert for Long-Term Care.
In addition, she serves on the Provider Communications Advisory Board for National Government Services and has served the American Physical Therapy Association at various levels.
Theresa A. Lang, RN, BSN, WCC, is the vice president of clinical consulting for Specialized Medical Services, Inc., in Milwaukee and has worked in long-term care for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Specialized Medical Services 17 years ago, she served as a director of nursing for a 227-bed subacute care facility, as a corporate nurse consultant, and as an assistant administrator of a rural hospital, clinic, and nursing home. Lang has a broad range of experience including Medicare coverage and documentation, MDS coding, RUGs, subacute program development, and managed care contracting and pricing and is a frequent presenter for educational programs on PPS, MDS, and managed care nationwide.
Published: August 2013