Contact Hours2 Hours
Documentation Essentials – Proving Medical Necessity in Therapy Documentation
Today’s healthcare reimbursement process presents challenges to both physical therapists & occupational therapists. The key to reimbursement is ensuring that you and your organization develop quality documentation procedures. In “Documentation Essentials” you will learn from an experienced documentation reviewer how to apply the words “reasonable” and “necessary” in your assessments and progress reports to ensure that your organization’s billable work is reimbursed timely and fully. As a physical therapist or occupational therapist you work too hard to achieve positive patient outcomes to not be reimbursed for the services that you provide. This course will provide you with necessary tools to help prevent denials and, if necessary, mount a successful appeals effort.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
1) Define the words “reasonable” and “necessary.”
2) Differentiate between functional deficits and underlying impairments, with key points to document for each.
3) Write well documented & defensible assessments, whether at the time of evaluation or as a part of ongoing progress reports.
4) Demonstrate reasonable progress on notes/reports.
5) Identify & choose appropriate CPT codes.
6) Explain how to provide appropriate analysis that demonstrates the bridge between reasonable and necessary.
7) Justify & document the complexity of your PT or OT skills in such a manner that supports the necessity of your treatment plans.
8) Summarize what constitutes well documented daily notes.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to polling questions throughout the webinar.