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Medicare Guidelines for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities: Both Sides of the Fence 

Speaker: Debra Riegel
Date Recorded: November 1, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $150

This webinar will provide an overview of why Medicare is focusing reviews on Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) claims. Debra will discuss common reasons for denials of those claims, and how your facility can avoid and/or respond to those claims. 

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

  • Define CERT and how CERT plays a role in the Medicare IRF reviews.
  • Identify top reasons for IRF claim denials.
  • Recognize ways to prevent denials or respond to those denials on appeal.


Transforming Post-Acute Care Strategies for Optimal Success in Bundled Payment

Speaker: Debbie Reber
Date Recorded: October 17, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $150

Brooks Rehabilitation is one of the first post-acute systems to enter as an awardee convener in the Center for Medicareand Medicaid Innovation's (CMMI) Model 3, Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative. This speaker provides the results of their years of experience participating in the bundled program. 

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

  • Characterize nation's journey to value-based health care.
  • Describe key components of Medicare's new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model that started October 1, 2018.
  • Identify the four core tactics used by Brooks Rehabilitation to optimize financial and clinical outcomes in episodic care management.
  • Analyze results to date in terms of quality measures, cost reductions, resource investment and gainsharing.
  • Discuss six keys to developing successful acute partnerships.


Leveraging Community Relationships to Enhance Rehabilitative Services

Speaker: Kristina M. Tennant, OTR/MPT
Date Recorded: August 29, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $150

This course will provide an overview of the direction that one program took in development of its comprehensive inpatient rehab program renovation and expansion.

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

  • Discuss how to leverage patient stories and its impact on key stakeholders.
  • Identify key partners within your institutions.
  • Recognize key stakeholders in your community as potential partners.


New 2018 CARF Standards: Workforce Development and Management

Speaker: Chris MacDonell, FACRM, BSc, OT
Date Recorded: August 14, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar Fee (Non-member): $150

As the field of Human Resources goes through changes, it is imperative that CARF standards be reviewed and revised to offer needed guidance to the field of health and human services. This review and revision addresses new approaches to workforce development and management.

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

  • Identify key changes from 2017 to 2018 CARF Standards.
  • List key steps to successful succession planning.
  • Differentiate the approaches to performance evaluation.


Audits and Appeals

Speaker: Lisa Werner, MBA, MS, CCC-SLP
Date Recorded: May 30, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar Fee (Non-member): $150

This session focuses on audit trends in the rehabilitation industry. Werner discusses successes and failures and how the provider can improve their chances for payment, as well as reviews the appeal process, what to include in an appeal letter, and how to improve the medical records to prevent future dentials.

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

  • Identify the various auditors reviewing rehabilitation records.
  • List top reasons for denial and how to improve their records to avoid payment denials.
  • Describe appropriate information to include in a denial letter to ensure payment.


Specialized Medical Home: Innovative Healthcare for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Speaker: Mendel Kupfer, MD, FAAPMR; Marci Ruediger, PT, MS; Tracy Kardon, LMSW
Date Recorded: June 26, 2018
Webinar fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar fee (Non-member): $150

The goals of the specialized home program include reducing readmissions and emergency department visits as well as improving quality of life of persons with SCI. It is accomplished through the delivery of integrated, coordinated, and proactive healthcare services over three years which will be highlisted in this presentation.

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

  • Describe the model of a proactive, specialized, multidisciplinary SCI Medical Home to ensure successful short and long term outcomes for patients and families with complex spinal cord injuries and chronic disability.
  • Discuss how the financial and psycho-social challenges faced by these patients compound the medical issues and the ways that this model proactively addresses those issues.
  • Identify lessons learned from this model project, from both the administrative and clinical perspectives. 


Utilizing FIM Scores to Establish Fall Risk on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Speaker: Melissa Denker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Date Recorded: June 13, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100 
Webinar Fee (Non-member): $150

This course will provide specific details and supporting research for establishing a 'low fall risk' program for your inpatient rehabilitation unit and the benefits that are associated with more accurate fall risk identification.

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

  • Establish at least two risks associated with falls.
  • Define parameters for identifying patients as 'low fall risk' on an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • Identify at least two benefits to more accurate identification of fall risk for an inpatient rehabilitation unit.


Assessing Return to Acute Care for Program Improvement

Speaker: Cindy D'Egidio, PT, MBA
Date Recorded: April 4, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $100
Webinar Fee (Non-member): $150

This course will review the quality reporting requirements for inpatient rehabilitation for of acute readmissions an dthe changes to be implemented October 1, 2018.

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

  • Recognize the quality reporting requirements currently in place for acute care readmissions and prepare your facility for changes beginning October 1, 2018.
  • Identify key research that differentiates patients at risk for readmission within inpatient rehabilitation programs and review evidence-based methods used to reduce acute care readmissions.
  • Analyze your facility and strategically implement progressive and innovative performance improvement solutions for new and advanced programs.


IRF Rules and Regulations 102: For New and Seasoned IRF Leaders

Speaker: Bekki Roe
Date Recorded: March 7, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

This course is designed to be a resource to persons new to inpatient rehabilitation, newly promoted to a leadership role or those seeking validation of their interpretation of the CMS regulations.

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

  • Describe the CMS IRF exemption criteria and the attestation process.
  • Explain the difference between reasonable and necessary criteria and medical necessity.
  • Recognize the required documentation details to be validated in concurrent chart review.
  • Identify how IRF rule myths evolve and are just that.
  • Utilize easy access to CMS resources.


Marketing the Mary Way - Digital Style

Speaker: Ben Risinger
Date Recorded: January 30, 2018
Webinar Fee (AMRPA Member): $64
Webinar Fee (Non-Member): $124

Purchase the recording of this webinar to learn new media tips and tactics that work in the health care industry. The session is designed for communicaiton professionals and will focus on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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

  • Summarize social media advertising concepts and tactis.
  • Apply tips for successful engagement on digital media.
  • Acknowledge the value of digital media to health care and rehabilitation.


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 Champions

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 Recorded Webinars

*Recorded Webinars are eligible for CME and CNE only*

Physicians / Nurses 

Accreditation Statement - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco and American Medical Rehabilitation Providers. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.