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

  • December 13, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 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.

 

This session will provide a solid foundation for auditing the quality of therapy documentation by focusing on the key elements that define and confirm “skilled, reasonable and necessary”.  In addition, the Kornetti & Kraft Health Care Solutions’ Quality Therapy Documentation Audit Tool will be included at no extra charge.

 

Attendees will come away from this session empowered to confidently audit therapy documentation in an effective and efficient manner.

 

This program will benefit Therapists and Therapy Assistants – all disciplines, Compliance officers, Administrators/Directors, Clinical Staff Managers, Clinical Educators, Nurse Case Managers, and Quality Managers.

 

Objectives:

  • Identify key elements that contribute to quality therapy documentation
  • Utilize a quality auditing tool for review of agency therapy documentation
  • Provide clinicians direction for improvement of defensibility of existing documentation

 

Presenters:  Diana “Dee” Kornetti, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency.  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 in the home health arena.

 

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.

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