Has This Ever Happened to You?
You Had to Discharge a Patient Because They Hit a Certain Dollar Amount or a Certain Number of Treatment Sessions.
You Discharged a Patient Because You Were Scared to Get Audited By Medicare.
You Discharge a Patient When They Were No Longer Making Improvements.
We have done all of the above.
In former jobs we were made to discharge patients once their insurance money used reached a set amount.
We were also told as soon as the patient started plateauing we had to discharge.
This, however, is NOT true and is harming our patients!
Many PT and OT businesses discharge patients before they are ready because they are nervous to get audited by insurance companies.
We can not let insurance companies dictate our treatments.
If your notes justify skilled care you should not have to worry about being audited.
You should instead be proud you treated for as long as you deemed necessary and provided your patient the best care possible.
If you believe your patient will benefit from continued therapy and you are able to document skilled care, then you are able to treat that patient inevitably.
Stop discharging prematurely!
Stop losing thousands of dollars a year for treatments that should be covered!
Stop letting the fear of being audited affect your treatment plan!
Learn why you can see patients for as long as necessary and how to document accurately to show your skill!
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