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Medical Screening Part 3 - Screening for Systemic Disease of the Back & Shoulder-
#2185 Medical Screening Part 3 - Screening for Systemic Disease of the Back & Shoulder

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

This intermediate level course is designed for healthcare professionals working with clients in all settings.

Section 1 of this course will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic back pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the back. This will include GI, pulmonary, renal and urologic, gynecologic, and vascular (both peripheral and cardiovascular) causes of neck or back pain.

Section 2 of this course focuses on clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic shoulder pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the shoulder. This will include the GI, pulmonary, renal, gynecologic, and vascular causes of shoulder pain. Primary or metastatic cancer as an underlying cause of shoulder pain is included in this course on screening the shoulder. Breast cancer is always a consideration with upper quadrant pain or shoulder dysfunction.

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, screening for back and shoulder pain is the focus of Part 3 of the series: Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • List possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced back and shoulder pain and dysfunction
  • List signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the back and shoulder, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the back and shoulder originating from each visceral organ system, including:
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal and Urologic
  • Gynecologic
  • Vascular
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms that correlate with systemic disease presenting as back and/or shoulder pain
  • Describe which back or shoulder conditions require medical referral

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .6 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .6 CEUs

NBCOT 7.5 PDU

Approved for 6 CEUs
(6 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

Additional course approvals:

  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 6 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 6 contact hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 605-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours

Recommended/optional reading    

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2007), 4th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the 6 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$177.00
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Essentials for End-of-Life-Guardianship, Guardians, Occupational Therapy, Mandatory Continuing Education, Certified Activity Professionals
#3016 Essentials for End-of-Life

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

End-of-Life (EOL) care is an essential arena of competence for all health care providers. As research in this area has grown over the years, professionals such as physicians, nurses, social workers and other allied health care professionals can gain competence and confidence in understanding and managing dying patients and their families. While many professional and research organizations have made significant progress in addressing this problem through the development of standards and principles of practice, including EOL educational content and curricula in licensing requirements, educational curricula and on-the-job training, there is still much you must do to stay current in EOL care.

In order to maintain and improve your competence and ability to provide quality of care, it is essential to stay up-to-date in this rapidly changing field. Today, we are faced with such EOL ethical decisions as advanced directives, living wills, do not resuscitate orders, medical powers of attorney, voluntary euthanasia—and all of these potential ethical decisions vary from state to state and culture to culture. Because of their sheer numbers, aging baby boomers already started to change EOL care, first for their parents and now starting for themselves.

Not only will this course introduce you to the Core Principles of End-of-Life Care, which have been endorsed by a substantial group of medical and professional organizations throughout the past two decades, but these principles also have relevance to all allied health providers. You will be provided with pertinent information and self-development exercises to better prepare you to practice according to these established principles but also to the latest research and knowledge about EOL care.

NCG Core Competency topic & sub-topic areas covered in this course:

  • 1.1 Ethics/Standards/Professional Conduct
  • 2.3 Social History, Values & Beliefs
  • 2.6 Special Populations (DD/Aging/MI/Others)
  • 7.1 Making Medical Treatment Decisions
  • 7.2 End-of-Life Care
  • 7.3 Special Medical Decisions/Conditions
  • 7.4 Medical Advocacy
  • 7.5 DNR/Withhold/Withdraw

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Learners will gain awareness, confidence and skill in coping with End-of-Life (EOL) issues that will serve them as they provide daily care for patients.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Define three basic communication skills that respect the patient’s medical and psychological condition and care in these basic skills.
  • Give four examples of how assessment and treatment goals for EOL care are established by the various professional roles and interdisciplinary team, including the patient and family members.
  • Describe the 5 steps in advance care planning and explain the pros and cons of advanced care directives.
  • Determine four personal strengths and areas for growth in working with a team; apply the basics of self-care and prevention of burn-out.
  • Explain the difference between hospice and palliative care, be able to discuss the difference and demonstrate effective work with the hospice team.'
  • Integrate the influence of one’s own cultural experience and the value of cross-cultural competence in EOL care.
  • Support the value of personal spiritual beliefs and the patient’s right to an independent spiritual exploration.

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.6 CEU, Introductory to Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .6 CEU

NBCOT 7.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886644640-2431) for 6 Pain/Symptom Management continuing education hours.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

NCG Core Competency topic & sub-topic areas covered in this course:

  • 1.1 Ethics/Standards/Professional Conduct
  • 2.3 Social History, Values & Beliefs
  • 2.6 Special Populations (DD/Aging/MI/Others)
  • 7.1 Making Medical Treatment Decisions
  • 7.2 End-of-Life Care
  • 7.3 Special Medical Decisions/Conditions
  • 7.4 Medical Advocacy
  • 7.5 DNR/Withhold/Withdraw

This information is for the purpose of the recertificants reporting this required information to CGC and not intended to imply this course is currently approved by CGC.

Author and Instructor

Kathleen O. Beauchesne, PhD, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C

Dr. Beauchesne is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy, Social Impact of that Arts Project, and she is the president and CEO of the Center for Corporate Research on Veterans & Employment. During her first two years at the University, she conducted original research and wrote Gulf War Vets: The Richest of Resources, How American business can help the most educated, highest skilled military ever re-enter the civilian workforce, which advocates turning current research knowledge about veterans’ health, visible and invisible disabilities into actionable and integrated change management policies, practices and programs to support veterans in continued and productive employment.

Dr. Beauchesne has worked extensively with caregiving and end-of-life issues. Early in her career as director of the Faculty, Staff & Student Assistance Programs and the Office of Work/Life Programs, she was a member of the Last Acts, Robert Woods Johns Task Force. She has presented extensively on caregiving and end-of-life issues. She started the eldercare consultation service for employees at the Johns Hopkins Institutions, and developed award winning and leading-edge programs for caregivers including financial support programs for employees caring for ill or elderly family members, a ten-year caregivers support group (now led by a caregiver), and dependent care vouchers to assist with paying for day care for ill or elderly family members. She has responded to illness, suicide and death in the workplace both at Johns Hopkins and in her work as the director of the National Guard Psychological Health Program, a contract of the Ceridian Corporation, as a sensitive and supportive leader in crisis response, education, and program development for those who care for or have lost loved ones.

Teaching Methods

This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures, video’s, and web links. References and resources will be provided as well. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$177.00
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Ethical Issues and Decision Making for Rehab Professionals-
#3020 Ethical Issues and Decision Making for Rehab Professionals

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

This course intended for the Introductory level therapist, promotes a simplified hypothetical ethical model. Within this model, therapists can combine medical ethics and business ethics to reach a well thought out ethical decision. Although this model is simple in form, it encompasses the variety of complex issues in medical-business ethics.

This course was developed to educate and facilitate medical-business ethical behavior among Occupational and Physical therapy professions. The course is presented by Sheri L. Bjork, PT, MBA, owner of JS Consulting. You will find the instructor’s teaching methods are a mixture of business and practice, anecdotes and details, and she uses both realistic and academic situations.

Ethics is a complex subject. This course provides thought-provoking questions, comments and examples, and the author takes the liberty of playing ‘devils advocate’ when needed. Multiple case scenarios ask difficult questions and provide food for thought.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Participants will expand their knowledge of rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational and Speech) professional ethics codes. Using a simple yet powerful ethical decision-making model, the therapist will recognize an ethical dilemma, apply the model, utilize and balance both professional and legal documents and will practice through case scenarios to reach ethical outcomes.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Apply a theoretical based ethical decision-making model
  • Identify laws and rules that govern rehabilitation professionals
  • Recognize when a business decision is not based in rehabilitation professional ethics
  • Analyze and interpret situations to determine if an ethical dilemma exists
  • Analyze and interpret situations using an ethical model
  • Apply each of the following as applicable to real life ethical situations: APTA Code of Ethics and Guide of Professional Conduct, AOTA Occupational Code of Ethics, or ASHA Code of Ethics

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .5 CEU, Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends, and Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEUs

NBCOT 6.25 PDU

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 5 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office for 5 contact hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .4 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 5 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 2014-950
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) for 5 contact hours
  • Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) for 5 contact hours, approval #15875

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Author and Instructor

Sheri L. Bjork, PT, MBA

Sheri is the owner of JS Consulting. The primary focus of Sheri"s business is to provide excellence in therapy through consultation and teaching. As an educator, she has provided courses on Ethics, Healthcare Informatics, Medicare, Documentation and Practice Management, both on-site and at the State and National level. In addition, she teaches in business, marketing and management in both Junior College and University settings.

As a consultant, she promotes excellence in therapy services by supporting therapists in clinical practice. She encourages therapist confidence by providing guidance on how to effectively balance clinical practice with business requirements.

Sheri is an APTA member. She has held multiple positions within the Association from district chair, APTA delegate to TPTA practice committee chair. Currently, she is an active APTA mentor.

Sheri holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler; a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, previously known as The (Finch) University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School; and a Bachelor"s degree in Biology with Chemistry minor from Winona State University, Minnesota.

You will find that Sheri's teaching methods are a mixture of business and practice, anecdotes and details, and she uses realistic and academic situations.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Instructor lecture via web-based text with a simple yet powerful ethical model, web links, activities, pictures and graphics, Application of Principles Learned pages to recap each section, creative case scenarios and instructor e-mail. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$147.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 01 -- Evaluations & Certifications-Documentation
#3050 Documentation Essentials Part 01 -- Evaluations & Certifications

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course will discuss ways to write evaluation, re-evaluation, and certification documentation in compliance with Medicare requirements, to help ensure payment of the claim. The course will focus on the key points that must be present in order to establish the baseline for an episode of care.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide the student with the key elements needed in documentation evaluations, re-evaluations and certifications for Medicare B beneficiaries.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify at least five (5) key components that must be present in certification documentation
  • Identify at least four (4) of the key components that must be present to thoroughly document therapy evaluations
  • Identify three (3) reasons when it is appropriate to perform a re-evaluation

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.26.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 595-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$59.00
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Documentation Essentials - 10 Part Series-Documentation
#3050B Documentation Essentials - 10 Part Series

DESCRIPTION

Introductory-Intermediate Level
10-Part Course Series: 16 hours 

Purchase this entire 10-part series at a 20% discount!

The ten-parts that make up this Documentation Series allow the learners to focus on all the necessary tools needed to work with patients in Medicare skilled facilities.

Content of these ten courses will enhance the therapists knowledge in Part A & B documentation,  writing measurable and achievable goals, provide “medically necessary” therapy services, coding for clean claims, denials and appeals process, and develop necessary Home Exercise Program (HEP) for discharged patients. Therapists will also receive the new MDS 3.0 for Part A to have the most current knowledge of the Medicare requirements within SNF’s.

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). These programs are at the Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

These courses are individually approved for AOTA CEUs.

These courses are individually approved by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.

  • State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

  • Approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

  • Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

These courses have been individually approved* by State Boards or other Associations.

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods for these courses include course content delivered in text format with graphics, and web links to access current, time-sensitive legislative documents and resources. Final exams are required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in each course to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$378.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 02 -- Coding Clean Claims-Documentation
#3051 Documentation Essentials Part 02 -- Coding Clean Claims

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course is designed to help therapists understand the basics of the coding required in order to submit a clean claim to Medicare B. The coding topics covered in this course include ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases) coding, CPT (Current Procedural Technology) coding, and understanding the CCI (Correct Coding Initiative) edits process.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The learner will gain a general understanding of Medicare B therapy claims and the processes through which claims are coded.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Write and correctly assign treatment and medical ICD-9 codes to patient’s claim
  • Count correctly the time spent with the patient through accurate use of CPT codes
  • Recognize how to support the presence of the 59 modifier for CCI edits appropriately

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.01.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$59.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 03 -- Goal Writing-Documentation
#3052 Documentation Essentials Part 03 -- Goal Writing

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

This Intermediate course will teach therapists to write clear, measurable and achievable goals that will assist in demonstrating progress in the medical record.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The participant will be able to write a personalized goal for a patient that is individualized, objective and demonstrates a strong relation to function.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the five essential components of writing a good therapy goal
  • Write a long-term goal that demonstrates the expected outcome with the therapy plan of care
  • Produce effective documentation to support when a goal is not being met in a timely fashion, in order to support the medical necessity of therapy services

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

NBCOT 1.25 PDU










This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.27.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$29.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 04 -- Daily Notes & Progress Notes-Documentation
#3053 Documentation Essentials Part 04 -- Daily Notes & Progress Notes

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Intermediate Level: This course will introduce the required documentation components for daily notes and therapy progress notes. Included are the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide the information therapists need to write appropriate daily notes, and progress notes for Medicare B beneficiaries receiving therapy services.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the four (4) essential components of a daily note
  • Identify the six (6) essential components of a progress note
  • Identify the practitioner required to write the daily note and the progress note, according to compliance standards.
  • Identify documentation pitfalls to avoid when writing a daily note and a progress note.

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.27.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 596-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$59.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 05 -- Understanding Medical Necessity-Documentation
#3054 Documentation Essentials Part 05 -- Understanding Medical Necessity

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course will show how to make the documentation for therapy services support the need for medically reasonable and necessary therapy services. The student will learn the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to include medical necessity and skills of the therapist

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The student will be able to identify the key elements that should be present to support the medically necessity of therapy services for a Medicare B beneficiary.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the six (6) essential components of documenting a medical necessity
  • Identify three (3) strategies to include this documentation upon evaluation, in progress notes, and upon discharge to ensure payment
  • Identify three (3) documentation pitfalls to avoid regarding writing a statement of medical necessity for therapy services

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.07.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Author and Instructor

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$59.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 06 -- Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP-Documentation
#3055 Documentation Essentials Part 06 -- Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Part of a therapist’s responsibility when providing services for a Medicare B beneficiary is to design a program that facilitates carryover from gains made in therapy to maintenance and continued improvement in a home living environment. This Intermediate program takes the form of a home exercise program for independent patients, and may be a restorative nursing or functional maintenance program for those living in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). This course will introduce the components necessary to document these programs effectively.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To present the components of home exercise and restorative nursing programs in keeping with Medicare guidelines.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate time to begin training and documenting a home exercise program or restorative nursing recommendations
  • Identify the five (5) skills of a therapist needed to help support the medical necessity of the intervention
  • Identify two (2) key programs under which a restorative nursing recommendation should be made to help qualify a resident for the “Rehab Low” category

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU










This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.07.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$59.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 07 -- Discharge Summaries-Documentation
#3056 Documentation Essentials Part 07 -- Discharge Summaries

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

Intermediate Level: Regardless of your payor source, a therapy plan of care cannot be closed without a proper discharge note. It is the clinician’s final opportunity to justify the services provided, demonstrate progress, and provide closure to the “story” of the patient’s treatment. This course provides the required documentation components of discharge from therapy services, including requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide the steps necessary for writing an appropriate discharge notes in accordance with Medicare B regulations.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the 6 essential components of a discharge note
  • Identify who the Medicare Guidelines state as the appropriate practitioner required for compliance to write the discharge note.
  • Identify documentation pitfalls to avoid regarding writing a discharge from therapy services
  • Identify a Medicare acceptable discharge note for a Medicare B beneficiary receiving therapy services

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

NBCOT 1.25 PDU


This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.07.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$29.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 08 -- Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process-Documentation
#3057 Documentation Essentials Part 08 -- Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

All therapy services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary under their benefit are subject to the scrutiny of Medicare as the payor. Some claims are paid, some are not. This Intermediate course will assist therapists in understanding how to navigate the appeals and denials processes when a claim for services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary has been denied by the Medicare Approved Contractor (MAC), fiscal intermediary or carrier.

Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide a guide through the Medicare B appeals process.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the five levels of appeal for a Medicare B therapy claim
  • Identify the three (3) forms used at each level and the criteria identified by CMS that needs to be present in order to proceed with the appeal
  • Identify three (3) documentation strategies that can be used to help optimize your chance of appeal of the denial decision.

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

NBCOT 1.25 PDU










This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.08.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denial & Appeals Process, receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denial & Appeals Process, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denial & Appeals Process, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$29.50
Qty:  

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