Webinar Recordings

Attacking Denials Before They Occur: Documentation Strategies

Speakers: Tracey Nixon and Jane Snecinski
Date Recorded: July 20, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

Inpatient Rehab seems to be the target for many of the CMS contracots and the OIG, and the denial rates are staggering... 70-100%. And yet, the regulations have not changed in 7 years! When you receive a request for records are you confident about
the results? Or do you need a new approach to documenting medical necessity?

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new ways to strengthen justification of your patients' medical necessity through the use of diagnosis-specific documentation and the use of protocols.
  • Define the role of your health care providers and their documentation as a critical part of your denial defense.
  • Develop the action plan for improving your documentation to avoid denials.








2018 Proposed Rule for the IRF PPS

Speakers: Carolyn Zollar, JD and Mimi Zhang
Date Recorded: July 19, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

AMRPA policy staff will provide an in-depth review of the FY 2018 proposed rule for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS), including the association's positions in its comment letter to CMS on the rule. The issues discussed will include:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • FY 2018 IRF PPS payment updates
    Changes to ICD-10 codes for presumptive compliance
  • Changes to the IRF Quality Reporting Program and Public Reporting
  • New IMPACT Act patient assessment items



Due to the everchanging nature of politics, this recording will not be available for purchase. You may download a PDF of the presentation slides by clicking here.



Scoring Functional Cognition

Speakers: Susan M. Keeker
Date Recorded: June 27, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

This course focuses on the practical aspect of assigning accurate scores to the 5 Social-Cognition areas of the FIM© instrument.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define the functional areas of Comprehension, Expression, Social Interaction, Problem Solving and Memory.
  • Determine appropriate functional levels (1-7) to describe their patients’ social/cognitive abilities, as defined by the FIM© definitions.
  • Demonstrate confidence in training team members to identify the most accurate score for the social/cognition areas.





Promoting Your Rehab Program: Keys to Increase Volume

Speaker: Teresa Hayes, MSW, LICSW
Date Recorded: April 25, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

Are you doing all you can to market your rehab program and drive referrals?
This webinar will provide practical ways to define and market a rehab program, with an emphasis on referral sources, and how to highlight the benefits of acute rehab and the quality outcomes achieved by patients.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a successful marketing team
  • ​Examine different approaches to cultivate strong relationships
  • Describe considerations to fine-tune your message
  • Discuss strategies to leverage your hospital as the post-acute provider of choice





Accreditation Information for AMRPA Recorded Webinars

*Recorded Webinars are eligible for CME and CNE only*

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMEDCO and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA). AMEDCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  AMEDCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is co-provided by Amedco and the AMRPA. Maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Provider ID: P0477.

Questions? Contact an AMRPA staff member.

Responsibilities Name AMRPA Title Email Phone Number
General Webinar Inquiries Samantha Schwarz Staff Associate sschwarz@amrpa.org 202-207-1132
Continuing Education Credits Patricia Langenstrass Education Administrator plangenstrass@amrpa.org 847-686-2320