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Medicare and the Therapist (15 contact hours) (#812a)

Course Level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Item Number:  812a

Hours:  15

Price:  $169.00

Email Price:  $164.00

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Special Notes:
***NOT AVAILABLE IN AK & PA***~~ Mail format of course material is in a 8 1/2" x 11" booklet.

 

Description

This course provides the therapist with a brief history of Medicare, a general description of various Medicare plans, rules and requirements that apply to anyone delivering services to Medicare beneficiaries, and the rules and requirements that are specific to practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy. Essential elements regarding the practice of physical and occupational therapy are addressed in ten different settings (acute care, long term care hospital, inpatient rehab, SNF, home health, hospice, private practice, CORF, hospital outpatient, rural health clinics). Special sections on how to avoid Medicare fraud and abuse, and understanding how to use G-Codes are included. Written in an easy to read format, and recently updated in 2014, this course will greatly assist any therapist working with Medicare patients.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***After studying this course, the therapist will be able to: Describe a brief history of Medicare and how it has changed over the past several decades. Describe and compare Medicare insurance products. Describe the general structure of Medicare benefits and how to determine when physical therapy is and is not a covered service. Describe and compare cost-based versus prospective reimbursement, and per- diem versus fee-for-service reimbursement. List the specialties of medical professionals and the types of facilities that are authorized to deliver therapy to Medicare beneficiaries. Describe coverage and reimbursement issues related to an Inpatient Acute Hospital setting. Describe coverage and reimbursement issues related to an Inpatient Long Term Care Hospital. Describe coverage and reimbursement issues related to an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Describe coverage and reimbursement issues related to a Skilled Nursing Facility. Explain coverage and reimbursement issues related to a Home Health Agency. Explain coverage and reimbursement issues related to Hospice Care. Discuss coverage and reimbursement issues related to private practice physical and occupational therapy. Discuss coverage and reimbursement issues related to a Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Discuss coverage and reimbursement issues related to a Hospital Outpatient Setting. Discuss coverage and reimbursement issues related to a Rural Health Clinic/Federally Qualified Health Center. Describe and avoid common problems in claims submission. Describe how to safeguard your office and practice from fraud and abuse. Describe a role of quality assurance and several Medicare Quality Initiatives. List the purpose of G-codes, reporting requirements by CMS, and how to apply the severity modifiers.

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By Email By Email

With this option, your course materials and exam will be emailed directly to you. You may choose to print the exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Purchasing an eBook will give you access to that course through www.Elsevier.com. Just sign-up with them and enter your eBook code to download your eBook. The following courses are now available by eBook:#411e, #412e, #414e, #438e, #809e, and #1510e. You may print the emailed exam and submit by fax or mail. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time.  You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS SENT WITH YOUR EBOOK COURSE. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

By Mail By Mail

Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS ENCLOSED IN YOUR MAIL PACKET. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Course Reviews

Good course. Explained in a very simple format.
Jacqueline M., Sep. 21, 2016

Great course informative!
Stacey B. OT in NE & IA, May. 31, 2016

I found the class very informative and would enjoy another class by Dr. Jacobson. He took a topic that could have been very challenging to follow and made it applicable and very interesting.
Erica M., OTR/L, Mar. 20, 2016

This course was extremely helpful in understanding Medicare!
Rebecca S., Nov. 20, 2015

Excellent course and contained information I can use daily
Rebecca M, Feb. 1, 2015

 

 

* Quantity discounts available: 10% off 2-4 mail, email or eBook courses, 15% off 5 or more mail, email or eBook courses.


* ONLINE COURSE DISCOUNT ONLY*---- 1 COURSE-- 10%, 2-4 COURSES-- 20%, 5 OR MORE COURSES-- 25%




International Orders: ~extra $45 fee for delivery outside United States.