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  • 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, outpatient, 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.

The Post Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy

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The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy

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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:

  • Guiding providers through the documentation process related to maintenance therapy
  • Explaining how to document at key instances
  • Tips for defending medical necessity
  • Providing practical advice and information on how to identify patients who require maintenance therapy, conduct patient assessments, and write goals

After reading this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the proper use of maintenance therapy
  • Identify when and how to document care as maintenance therapy
  • Determine which patients qualify as needing maintenance therapy
  • Plan and assess care of maintenance therapy patients
  • Document maintenance therapy with confidence
  • Use the tools provided to help with comprehension and documentation

 

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Testimonial:

"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.

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