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Corporate Compliance: Building a Compliance Program

presented by Kate Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT

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Financial: Kate Brewer receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Kate Brewer has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part of a two-part series designed in alignment with the CMS guidelines on compliance program effectiveness. Watch Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Other Legal Considerations to complete this series.

This course will provide the therapist with a complete review of the elements of compliance as they relate to the provision of physical, occupational and speech therapy services under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This course includes a review of fraud, abuse and laws that govern the provision of therapy services. Learn the regulations regarding kickbacks, the Stark law, and the False Claim Act. Using real workplace examples, this course will help you understand how important corporate compliance is to your integrity as a therapist.

If your organization contracts with Medicare Parts C and D plan sponsors, you may be required to take coursework directly on the Medicare Learning Network Learning Management System. You can access those courses by clicking here:

Meet Your Instructor

Kate Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT

Kate Brewer, PT, MPT, MBA, GCS, RAC-CT is the owner and President of Greenfield Rehabilitation Agency, Inc. Mrs. Brewer has a Baccalaureate degree in Communication and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Marquette University as well has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Mrs. Brewer is a Certified Geriatric Clinical…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Compliance Program Elements

In the first chapter of this course, participants will become familiar with the core elements of a compliance program. They will learn how to create a program that is clearly structured so all team members understand how it works.

2. Rehab-Specific Compliance Issues and Designing a Program to Fit You

Participants will be able to identify the coverage requirements for therapy services under Medicare. Kate Brewer discusses known compliance problems for therapy services under Medicare and clearly identifies documentation requirements for legal purposes.

3. Implementation of a Successful Program

In Chapter 3, Kate Brewer reviews the principles of maintaining medical records and identifies the key compliance areas to monitor for personnel.

4. Managing Your Own Risk: Preventing Lawsuits

In the final chapter of this course, participants will identify key practices to help prevent possible litigation in a therapy practice and manage risk.

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