Authors: Cindy Krafft PT, MS and Diana L. Kornetti, PT, MA
Medicare coverage for maintenance therapy in the post-acute world has been unclear, causing improper documentation and reimbursement for home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), outpatients, and rehabilitation facilities.
This guide contains both regulatory information and analysis as well as hands-on, practical advice for care and documentation. Advice given is specific to each post-acute care setting, including SNFs, home health, outpatients, and rehab. The guide also features tips from consultants, tools from the Center of Medicare Advocacy and information from CMS, downloadable materials, and sample forms and worksheets for easy comprehension of information.
This book ensures Medicare coverage by:
After reading this book, readers will be able to:
"Simply put, this reference is a clear, comprehensive source for guidance on the provision of maintenance therapy, and the easiest way for our agency to progress from “avoiding it like the plague” to embracing it as an indispensable tool to help manage a difficult patient population." Paul Witte, PT,DPT Lead Therapist, Centegra Home Health Care.