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The Long-Term Care Director of Nursing Field Guide, 2nd Edition

The Long-Term Care Director of Nursing Field Guide, 2nd Edition

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On February 1, a federal judge ordered the federal government to take steps to comply with standards original set by Jimmo v. Sebelius. The federal government must educate Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) on the maintenance therapy standard with the understanding that therapy which maintains function or prevents or slows decline should be covered. Home health agencies can document maintenance therapy correctly and without fear using expert tools and guidance found in The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy. 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, hospice, and rehabilitation. The guide also features tips from consultants, 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
  • dentify 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

    This book contains tips, tools, and resources on:

  • Identification of maintenance candidates
  • Goal writing strategies
  • Compliance with reassessment expectations
  • Care planning for the maintenance patient

    Page Count: 226

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