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The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third EditionA Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing DenialsRick Gawenda, PTUp-to-speed with Medicare documentation requirements for 2009 and beyond?Increase cash flow and reduce Medicare claim denials by using strategies provided in the Third Edition of The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation. Written by national consultant Rick Gawenda, PT.Since our last edition, there have been significant changes to the rules and regulations surrounding documentation in therapy settings. And now that the RACs are underway it is even more important to have accurate and thorough documentation. Mistakes can lead to delayed payments and denials, so how do ensure that you are in compliance with the current guidelines?Make it easy. Order your copy of The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials.Written by author and national consultant Rick Gawenda, PT, of Gawenda Seminars, this book and CD-ROM setfocuses on the clinical aspects of documentation and offers proven methods to strengthen documentation and decrease the frequency of denials. Gawenda encourages b documentation methods that have worked for him and help you conquer potentially tough concepts such as maintenance therapy and CPT codes.What’s new in the third edition?Clarification of certification and re-certification requirements regarding how long they are valid for and how soon they need to be signedExplanation of delayed certificationTips to write function-based short- and long-term goalsUpdated examples of well-written goalsUpdated payer documentation guidelines for evaluations, progress reports, daily notes, discharge reports, and re-evaluationsThe How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials outlines proper documentation strategies starting from the moment a patient registers and receives treatment to billing for time and services. Gawenda encourages b documentation methods that have worked for him and help you conquer potentially tough concepts such as maintenance therapy and CPT codes.This comprehensive book and CD-ROM, helps you:Improve therapy billing through better documentationPrevent denials as a result of better documentation practicesMaintain quality assurance through proper documentationOptimize your reimbursement from both Medicare and third-party payersAvoid audits and targeted medical reviewsDocument care in a more efficient wayTake the critical steps to verify therapy benefit coverage prior to a patients initial visitSupport skilled therapy services with inclusion of required documentationUnderstand Medicare certification and recertification time frames and requirements for all therapy settingsUnderstand and use the most commonly used CPT codes and modifiers in rehabilitation therapyTable of Contents:Chapter 1: The Role of the Registration StaffRegistration BasicsBenefit VerificationPreregisteringChapter 2: Initial DocumentationEvaluation FormatDocumentation ComponentsEvaluation ProcessObjective CriteriaAssessment DocumentationGoalsPOC DocumentationCreating a Solid FoundationChapter 3: Certification and RecertificationPhysician ReferralsPhysician Referral DenialsOutpatient Therapy SettingsCertification and RecertificationSNF Part A Therapy Services Reimbursed Under the Prospective Payment System (PPS)Home Health Agency Part A Therapy ServicesChapter 4: Daily DocumentationDaily DocumentationDocumentation RequirementsHome Exercise Programs (HEPs)Plan DocumentationChapter 5: Progress Reports, Discharge Reports, and ReevaluationsProgress ReportsDischargesReevaluationsChapter 6: Maintenance TherapyWhat is an FMP?Coverage CriteriaDocumentation RequirementsBillingCover All Your BasesChapter 7: Wound Care Under MedicareDischarge CriteriaAdditional PointersAppendix A: Navigating the CMS Web siteGetting StartedFinal WordMake it easy to understand CMS’ documentation guidelinesNo need to download and interpret the guidance from the CMS Web site yourself. Author Rick Gawenda, PT, has done the work for you. His documentation practices are sure to help you receive optimal compensation for the services you perform as a therapist.Nearly half of all rehab claim denials are STILL due to improper documentation.Ensure proper documentation for services provided and decrease the frequency of denials. Order The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials today!