Documentation Essentials for Pediatric SLPs: Articulating the Need for Skilled Services (On Demand Webinar)
This course is an exclusive ASHA member benefit
This course – a sample of the practical content offered at ASHA’s Private Practice Connect conference – will discuss key aspects of the patient report and plan of care and provide examples of documentation that reflect the need for skilled vs. unskilled care. Although documentation requirements vary by insurer, prior authorization requirements are becoming increasingly common. What you write in your patient report and plan of care could very well determine whether your services are deemed medically necessary. Identifying a communication or swallowing delay and a need for speech-language services often is not enough; your documentation must reflect the need for skilled services. This includes providing a thorough description of the disorder that necessitates intervention, explaining how the disorder affects the patient’s functional status, writing goals that emphasize functional outcomes, and clearly outlining the criteria for discharge.
You will be able to:
- clearly state how a communication disorder affects a patient’s functional status
- write goals that emphasize functional outcomes
- clearly define discharge criteria
The content of this course will be publicly accessible on ASHA's YouTube channel beginning March 1, 2018. The continuing education course itself is available only to current ASHA members, and only from March 1-31, 2018. To earn continuing education credit, members must complete the learning assessment by March 31, 2018. After March 31, the content will remain accessible on ASHA's YouTube channel, but will not be eligible for continuing education credit.