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IRF 2014 Final Rule Update

Presenter: Darlene D’Altorio-Jones, PT, MBA-HCM, Senior Consultant, Mediware

8/28/13- The 2014 IRF Final Rule has been released! So what are the expectations? Watch this educational webinar as we analyze and take you through the major changes for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system (IRF PPS) made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for FY 2014. We’ll focus on the immediate changes coming Oct. 1, 2013, and then look at ahead at the new requirements set to take effect in October 2014.

Ms. D’Altorio-Jones will cover:

  • Oct 1, 2013 vs 2014 changes;
  • 2014 payment update financial analysis and implications;
  • 60% Rule change – presumptive compliance diagnosis code update;
  • Quality Initiatives -What, when and how will these be implemented;
  • IRF-PAI document changes.
  • Who would benefit?

Rehabilitation Directors, Rehab Physicians, Chief Nursing Executives, Nursing/Therapy Managers, Chief Financial Officers and Quality Improvement staff will benefit from watching.

Presenter bio:

As a Physical Therapist with an MBA in Healthcare Management, Darlene is a Senior Consultant at Mediware, Darlene’s focus is to assist clients to utilize electronic documentation to its utmost potential in compliance, outcomes, revenue and efficiency. Working in rehabilitation medicine for more than 30 years, Darlene spent 12 years as a Director of Rehabilitation, with oversight of three post acute care service lines: acute rehabilitation, skilled and outpatient hospital-based services. She was instrumental in maintaining clinical adherence to IRF Federal Regulations and leading CARF and Joint Commission standards of practice. In addition, Darlene’s experience includes Quality Improvement Chair, Lean Healthcare training and serves as an active member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Rehabilitation. Darlene develops course content and blogs on federal guidelines for post acute admissions, level of care medical necessity, documentation, IRFPAI tool completion, and rapid throughput review for management process improvement.

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