In the dynamic world of inpatient rehabilitation, home health and skilled nursing there have been major revisions of policies regarding the furnishing and reimbursement of physical therapy services. This increased scrutiny has resulted in new policies regarding therapy documentation, assessments, and quality reporting. In this Two-Hour webinar, industry experts will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the recent changes in Medicare Part A/B rules and regulations and what you can expect in 2019.
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify “Red Flags” for potential audits by Medicare Medical Review agencies
2. Describe the trends in Medicare spending for acute and post-acute care.
3. Identify 2018 updates in documentation and payment for post acute care services.
Diane Blagojevich, PT is the Clinical Manager for Providence Little Company of Mary Home Health. She is a 1990 graduate of CSU, Northridge with a certificate in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science, Health Science. Diane, also, a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Sociology. She has been in practice for 28 years in a variety of settings with home health being 22 of those years. She is a member of the APTA Home Health Section and a member of the CPTA Payment Policy Committee. Her current practice includes staff management, competency and program development, patient care, compliance, mentorship in staff shared decision making groups, marketing and IT assistance.
Stephanie Kaplan, PT, DPT is the Director of Rehabilitation, Administrator of the Transitional Living Center and Director of the Neurologic PT Residency Program at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in Pomona, CA. She has been in clinical practice for over 15 years. She is a member of the CPTA Payment Policy Committee and past CPTA Board Member. She is the current Treasurer and Assembly Rep for the SGV District. Her current practice includes clinical care, staff mentorship, program development, and participation in clinical research.
Marilyn Washington, PT is a graduate of UC San Francisco, Physical Therapy Program. Marilyn's current position is Vice President of Rehabilitation Services for Bio-Pacific Therapy currently providing rehabilitation services to Mariner Healthcare's Northern and Southern California Skilled Nursing Facilities. Marilyn's work experience includes acute, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, home health, and for the past 15 years, skilled nursing rehabilitation. Marilyn has served as adjunct professor at Mount St. Mary's PT Program, and guest lecturer at USC's PT Program, as well as, Mount St. Mary's PTA Program. Association activities include former Director and Vice President of the CPTA, and member and Chair of the APTA Minority Affairs Committee.