2017 Webinar Recordings Library

MACRA: QPP Year 2 and Beyond
 

Speaker: Jon Gold and Eli Tomar
Date Recorded: December 5, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

MACRA Created the Quality Payment Program (QPP), MIPS and Advanced Alternative Payment Models, which evaluate clinicians based on quality of care, cost, use of electronic health records and improvement activities, and adjust the clinicians’ payment under Medicare Part B. 2017 was the first performance year of the QPP, and CMS is implementing key changes for 2018 and beyond. This webinar will provide an overview of the QPP, what it means for medical rehabilitation providers, and updates in year two of the program.

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

  • Identify which types of clinicians are eligible for the payment adjustments under MACRA, and the reporting requirements that apply.
  • Explain how a clinician is evaluated under the QPP.
  • Cite the changes that will be seen in the transition from year one of the programs to year two and beyond.
        

 
 
                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Your Physicians Compliance Champains

Speakers: Jane Snecinski, MBA, FACHE
Date Recorded: November 14, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

Many organizations have challenges in gaining the cooperation of their rehabilitation physicians to consistently demonstrate compliance or finding or participating in ongoing education. This presentation will discuss the key role CMS has defined for rehabilitation physicians in demonstrating compliance, the challenges your rehab physicians have in obtaining IRF compliance education, the challenges rehab physicians face in compliant documentation (including using an emr) and ways other providers have incorporated compliance into measurement of physician performance.


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

  • Explain the operational processes implemented that improved the pre-cert outcome.
  • Discuss training implemented that improved the liaisons abilities to get authorizations for IPR.
  • Prepare peer to peer arguments on appeals. 
                           

 
 
                                

 

 

 

 

 

The Struggle Is Real: Managing Insurance Pre-authorizations and Denials Before They Happen

Speakers: Ali Zein
Date Recorded: September 12, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

Inpatient rehab programs continue to struggle with getting pre-authorization certifications from insurance companies.  While rules and practices employed by the insurance companies change routinely, there are processes that you can employ to know that you are arguing the best case for a patient to come into the organization.

Purchase this webinar recording to help you identify new ways to strengthen the pre-authorization process and the use of protocols/procedures to ensure approval as well as argue denials during peer to peer reviews.  This webinar will also guide you in setting up policies and procedures for your admissions team to follow to prevent denials and delays from happening.

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

  • Explain the operational processes implemented that improved the pre-cert outcome.
  • Discuss training implemented that improved the liaisons abilities to get authorizations for IPR.
  • Prepare peer to peer arguments on appeals. 
                           

 
 
                                

 

 

 

 

 

IRF Reality TV: How to Win the Documentation and Coding Game

Speakers: Paula Digby
Date Recorded: August 29, 2017
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

Competing on reality TV is fraught with daily challenges and ever-changing rules. It's a bit like working in an IRF. Understanding ICD-10 documentation and coding guidelines is key to being a survivor. Listen in as we help you find your voice for documentation and coding accuracy. Get your entire team working together using best practices and processes for appropriate reimbursement.

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

  • Teach your team ICD-10 in a nutshell
  • Understand the most risky IGCs and how to ensure your documentation supports their use
  • Analyze processes and documentation to uncover appropriate tier opportunities
  • Determine the expected variances between the IRFPAI and the UB
                           

 
 
                                

 

 

 

 

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

 

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