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IRFs in the COVID-19 Era: Learning Hard Lessons, Preparing for the Future

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Learn how to elevate your inpatient rehabilitation facility's response to the next public health emergency, while gaining essential insights into key regulatory changes.

Price: $229.00

Product Code: AR102720

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Across the country, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) were blindsided by the COVID-19 pandemic. Operations were disrupted. Patient volumes — and revenues — took a major hit. IRFs attempted to adapt, but the collective response was disjointed and, in many aspects, ineffective. Meanwhile, the regulatory mill keeps churning, and yet there's uncertainty about previously announced changes: which ones will be implemented, delayed or modified?

For reliable, actionable answers to the burning questions of "what's next?" we turned to Angela Phillips, one of the nation's leading IRF authorities. In this exclusive RACmonitor webcast, she'll share her appraisal of the responses that worked and those that didn't. Even more importantly, Angela will translate lessons learned into insights that you can use to prepare for a COVID-19 resurgence or a new public health emergency. You'll also take away a clearer understanding of regulatory changes that took effect October 1, 2020.

Why This is Relevant:

Ask yourself these questions: Is your IRF be prepared for the next public health emergency? Could your COVID-19 response have been more effective? Are you up to speed on the latest regulatory changes pertaining to IRFs? If your facility is lacking in any of these areas, you can't afford to miss this RACmonitor webcast!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discern strengths and weaknesses of various IRF responses to the pandemic, as well as opportunities created along the way
  • Understand the impact of waivers and how to limit the risk of denials from upcoming audits
  • Learn about the pandemic's regulatory impacts on IRF-PAI 4.0 implementation, the potential for site-neutral/unified payment, payment policies and the focus on social determinants of health
  • Understand final rule changes, effective October 1, specific to preadmission assessment screening and post-admission physician evaluation
  • Grasp the effects of the rule allowing non-physician practitioners to provide limited face-to-face visits during an IRF stay, plus credentialing and monitoring of these providers

Who Should Attend:

IRF leadership and staff, including CEOs, CFOs, compliance officers, program directors, directors of inpatient rehabilitation, medical directors, executive directors and program managers.

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