Free Webinar: Documenting Medical Necessity
Thursday, June 22nd, 2:00PM Eastern / 11:00AM Pacific
Documenting Medical Necessity to Survive Audits
These days it seems home health surveyors are putting more focus on medically-necessary services. One would hope that any time a patient is referred and subsequently admitted for care that these services are medically necessary. However, home health intermediaries tell us differently. All of the intermediaries report that “care that is not reasonable and necessary” is one of the top three denial reasons in home health. It all goes back to the old adage: “if you didn’t chart it, you didn’t do it.” Join PPS Plus’s Education Director, Jennifer Warfield, for an informative webinar discussing important documentation practices that your home health agency should implement. Knowing and practicing these skills will help your agency survive an audit that focuses on medical necessity.
Join us June 22nd, 2017 at 2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT to learn more
Jennifer Warfield is the education director at PPS Plus in Biloxi, MS. Certified as an official ICD-10 trainer, Jennifer frequently travels across the country to home health agencies and associations, providing education on important industry topics, including coding, OASIS and documentation. Previously she held various nursing positions, including director of ER, consultant, chart auditor and various nurse staff positions. Jennifer received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, a home care coding specialist – diagnosis certification from the Board of Medical Specialty Coding in Gaithersburg, MD and earned her Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical from the OASIS Certificate & Competency Board in New Iberia, LA. She is author of two coding guidebooks, Tips, Tricks & Tidbits for Home Health Professionals.