ExpiredConfidently Auditing Clinical Documentation: A Primer for Quality Assurance, Performance Improvement & Clinical Proficiency

  • October 12, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The important task of auditing interdisciplinary documentation is not an easy one. Evaluating the quality of the content for disciplines that are different from the clinical background of the reviewers is especially challenging. With many internal and external reviewers having a background in nursing, therapy documentation can seem like a foreign language. Many agencies have firsthand experience with denials and the associated loss of revenue due to “insufficient” therapy documentation but still lack confidence that they can proactively manage the ever-present risks.

Objectives:

This session will provide a solid foundation for auditing the quality of clinical documentation by focusing on the key elements that define and confirm “skilled, reasonable and necessary.” Attendees will come away from this session empowered to confidently audit clinical documentation in an effective and efficient manner.

 

Continuing Education: 

RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation for contact hours to be awarded. To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours.

 

Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned. Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form. All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

 

Presenters: 

Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational / management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years.

 

Dee Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers through a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, with her business partners Cindy Krafft and Sherry Teague, where she serves as its Chief Operations Officer. Dee is nationally recognized as a speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development, including OASIS, coding, and documentation, in the home health arena.

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