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 Recorded WEBINAR: AUGUST 4, 2015

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Bob Habasevich, MS, PT, Vice President Provider Quality and Performance Improvement;
Darlene D’Altorio-Jones, PT, MBA-HCM, Senior Consultant, Strategist Rehabilitation Management

Webinar Summary:

Transformation in healthcare continues into the coming year with specific emphasis for inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units. This webinar will focus on how providers should be preparing for in the coming year. We will present an overview of the issues with helpful suggestions about technology and its ability to meet the scrutiny of rehabilitation practices. We’ll also discuss the OIG’s latest work plan, along with issues with MAC/RACs.

What will be covered?

  • Mitigatating risks that are most damaging to the finances and reputation of the institution and are most probable to be found by external enforcement agents
  • Identifying effective risk monitoring/reporting requirements
  • Prioritizing risk areas and assigning monitoring/reporting frequency and look-back period
  • Understanding and accessing audit tools to perform self-checklist in a.) 4 major risks areas and b.) continued vigilance to 2010 compliance clarifications expected within the Medical record
  • The “red flags” you should be looking for to identify opportunities for improvement

Who should watch?

Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital/Unit: Bottoms up compliance program for the organization.   Documentation Specialist,  Director of Operations,  Director of Rehabilitation, Nursing Director/Mgmt,  Therapy Director/Mgmt,  Medical Director,  Audit Specialists,  Clinical Mgmt.  C-Suite Executives and compliance officers.


Bob Habasevich is a Senior Strategist for Quality and Performance Improvement at Mediware. Bob holds a solid history of success in clinical operations including startup, business development and operations management. In addition to being a Physical Therapist, his experience includes hospital accreditation, regulatory compliance, clinical information systems, performance management monitoring and reporting, clinical outcomes systems development and deployment. Bob is highly knowledgeable in clinical process analysis and improvement, clinical error and complications reduction, patient flow improvement, clinical analytics methods for timely identification and reversal of problematic outcomes. Bob has effectively integrated information technology and clinical expertise through training, coaching, facilitation and management to effect change in process and practice to realize clinical, operational and financial performance improvement.

Darlene D’Altorio Jones is a Senior Consultant, Strategist for Rehabilitation Management at Mediware. She is PT with an MBA in Healthcare Management. In her role she brings information to leadership that help guide practice strategy. Her focus is to assist clients nationally in the use of charting data to drive clinical and financial performance in support of decisions for best practices in meeting rehabilitation compliance, outcomes, revenue and efficiency. Since February 2011, Darlene has visited more than 30 IRF locations to assist in guiding C.O.R.E. (Compliance, Outcomes, Revenue, Efficiency/Effectiveness), performance improvement plans. Working in rehab medicine for greater than 30 years, Darlene spent 12 years in executive leadership as a Director of Rehabilitation and Operations. Therapy oversight included three post-acute service lines; acute inpatient rehabilitation (IRF), skilled and outpatient hospital-based services and is LEAN trained in healthcare. At various points in her career, Darlene had oversight of rehabilitation admissions, marketing, quality improvement, dietary & maintenance. Her responsibilities have included compliance toward Federal Regulations and leading CARF and Joint Commission standards of practice. Her experience includes Quality Improvement Chair, Lean Healthcare Trainer Certification and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (OARF). Darlene lectures and writes blogs on post acute care topics that include federal guidelines, post acute admissions, managing outcomes, documentation, and rehabilitation marketing.

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