Post-Acute Academy

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Post-Acute Academy

Welcome to quality thought leadership. QIRT’s online education platform hosts hundreds of courses, series, and one-time trainings. Count on QIRT as your online partner for tools, resources, white-papers, and more.

Post Acute Academy

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2020 Complete ICD-10-CM Modules

This series will help prepare individuals to sit for their home health coding certification as well as provided updated coding instruction for the seasoned home health coder. Series reflects the latest updates in home health coding for the CY2020. The course goes through coding basics, ethics, anatomy and physiology, and chapter specific coding guidance. The last module contains an 80 question practice exam.


2020 Module 1 ICD-10 Home Care Coding Ethics and Manual

In this course, you will learn some of the most important items for the professional coder: ethical principals and the code of conduct for a professional coder.


2020 Module 10 ICD-10 Respiratory Chapter 10

This course covers chapter-specific guidelines and common conditions related to ICD-10-CM Chapter 10: Respiratory System Diseases.


2020 Module 11 ICD-10 Digestive and Gentiourinary Disease

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapters 11 and 14: Digestive and Genitourinary Diseases.


2020 Module 12 ICD-10 Integumentary

This course provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 12: Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Diseases.


2020 Module 13 ICD-10 Musculoskeletal and Symptom Codes

This course provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 13: Musculoskeletal System and Connective Diseases and Symptoms Chapter 18.


2020 Module 14 ICD-10 Injuries Chapter 19 part 1

This course provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapters 19 Injuries.


2020 Module 15 Poisoning and Complications Chapter 19 part 2

This course provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 19: Poisonings and Complications.


2020 Module 2 ICD-10 Home Care Coding Conventions and Guidelines

This module provides information regarding the coding guidelines and a review of the coding selection process.


2020 Module 3 ICD-10 Clinical Documentation

In this course, learn the importance of clinical documentation in ICD-10. Also learn specific documentation required for endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders, circulatory, respiratory, and nervous system diseases.


2020 Module 4 ICD-10 Infection and Blood Disease

This course provides information regarding the coding conventions and guidelines and code selection for ICD-10-CM Chapters 1&3: Blood, Blood Forming Organs, and the Immune System.


2020 Module 5 ICD-10 Neoplasms Chapter 2

This course provides basic information regarding neoplasms, the coding guidelines and code selection for ICD-10-CM Chapter 2: Neoplasms.


2020 Module 6 ICD-10 Endocrine Disease Chapter 4

This course provides basic information regarding endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases and the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 4.


2020 Module 7 ICD-10 Mental Behavioral Neuro Disease

This course provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapters 5&6: Mental and Behavioral Disorders and Nervous System Disorders.


2020 Module 8 ICD-10 Eye Ear Mastoid Process Chapter 7 and 8

This course covers chapter-specific guidelines and common scenarios related to ICD-10-CM Chapters 7&8: Diseases of the Eye & Adnexa and Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process.


2020 Module 9 ICD-10 Circulatory Chapter

This module covers chapter specific guidelines and common conditions related to ICD-10-CM Chapter 9: Circulatory System.


4 Tips for a Healthy Revenue Cycle - PDGM Update

Healthy revenue cycle is crucial to a post-acute agency's overall fitness. This is even truer now, with PDGM on the horizon. QIRT's financial experts have created a "fitness routine" to help strengthen your agency. Make use of QIRT’s PDGM Financial Fit List for toning processes and preparing benchmarks. Pre-recorded with Shelley Eggelton and Gio Pagano. Summer 2019


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Building a Sales and Marketing Plan to Thrive in PDGM

Learn what it takes to survive and thrive in the new payment model, PDGM. Effective January 2020, this payment model poses tons of new challenges to home health agencies. Begin preparing now with the first step of the process - getting patients "in the door". Sales Plan Execution Things to consider in PDGM Pre-recorded in July 2019 with QIRT Director of Business Development, Gio Pagano.


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Coding in CY2020

Coding in CY2020. Webinar on the coding changes effective October 1, 2019 and their implications in PDGM are discussed.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines 2019

This course series contains 10 modules covering the Conditions of Participation and Interpretive Guidelines, 2019


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 1 484.40 and 484.45

In this module you will learn the CoPs for Release of patient identifiable OASIS information and Reporting of OASIS information.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 10 484.115

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.115 Personnel Qualifications for all personnel.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 2 484.50

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.50 Patient rights


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 3 484.55

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.55 Comprehensive Assessment of patients including initial assessment, completion, content, and update of the comprehensive assessment.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 4 484.60

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.60 Care Planning, Coordination of Services, and Quality of Care including plan off care, conformance with physician orders, review and revision of POC, coordination of care, and written information to the patient.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 5 484.65 and 484.70

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.65 QAPI including program scope, data, activities, projects, and executive responsibilities. It also contains 484.70 Infection Prevention and Control: prevention, control, and education.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 6 484.75

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.75 Skilled Professional Services provision of services and responsibility by skilled professionals.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 8 484.100, 484.102, 484.110

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.100 Compliance, 484.102 Emergency Preparedness and 484.110 Clinical Records including, content, retention, and protection of records.


CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines Module 9 484.105

This module contains the CoPs and Interpretive Guidelines for 484.105 Organization and Administration of Services including governing body, administrator, and clinical manager.


Discharge OASIS Review

The course will review the importance of M items found in the Discharge OASIS and their effect on Outcomes, Star ratings and VBP.


Focus of Care- Determining the Primary Diagnosis Part 1

A course to provide review of the conventions driving the selection of a primary diagnosis with example scenarios to provide practice with selection of a primary diagnosis.


Focus of Care- Determining the Primary Diagnosis Part 2

This module provides additional practice scenarios to be used as a complimentary module to Primary Diagnosis Part 1 providing practice determining the focus of care.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Complete Series

An overview of the MDS 3.0 RAI chapter 3 item specifics.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Overview

An overview of the MDS 3.0 RAI chapter 3 item specifics.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section A Items

Chapter 3 specifics for Section A: Identification items of the MDS 3.0 data set.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section B items

Chapter 3 guidance on completion of MDS Section B items: Hearing, Speech and Vision.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section C items

Chapter 3 specifc guidance for completion of Section C: Cognitive Patterns Items


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section D Items

Chapter 3 specific guidance for completion of MDS Section D: Mood Items.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section E Items

Chapter 3 specific instructions related to Section E: Behavior Items.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section F Items

Chapter 3 specific guidance for Section F: Preferences for Customary Routine Activities Items


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section G Items

Chapter 3 specific guidance for Section G: Functional status, abilities, and goals Items.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section H Items

Chapter 3 specifics related to the completion of Section H: Bladder and Bowel items.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section I Items

Chapter 3 specifics on the completion of Section I: Active Diagnoses items.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section J items

Chapter 3 items specifics related to completion of Section J items of the MDS 3.0 assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section K items

Chapter 3 item specific guidance on completion of section K items of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section L items

Chapter 3 item specifics related to completion of Section L items of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section M Items

Chapter 3 specifics on the completion of Section M Items of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section N Items

Chapter 3 specifics for item completion of Section N of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section O items

Chapter 3 specifics on completion of Section O of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section P items

Chapter 3 item specifics for completion of Section P items of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section Q items

Chapter 3 specifics for completion of Section Q items of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section V items

Chapter 3 specifics for completion of Section V items of the MDS assessment.


MDS 3.0 RAI 2019 Section X items

Chapter 3 item specifics on the completion of Section X items of the MDS assessment.


OASIS in CY2020

OASIS in CY2020. Review upcoming OASIS D1 changes for the CY2020.


OASIS-D1 Complete Series

This series will review the OASIS-D1 from the guidance, OASIS basics, to items specifics with tracking, history, diagnosis, integumentary, respiratory, sensory, elimination, neurological, functional, medication, plan of care, emergent care items. How the OASIS is affected by documentation and how the OASIS outcomes affect public reporting.


OASIS-D1 Module 1 Basics

This course provides information regarding the conventions and guidelines for the completion of OASIS-D1 assessments. At the conclusion of this course, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of OASIS-D1 assessments.


OASIS-D1 Module 10 Functional Abilities and Goals

This course will review the item specific guidance related to GG and J items of the OASIS-D1 data set.


OASIS-D1 Module 11 Documentation for Accurate Coding

This course instructs clinicians regarding documentation necessary for the selection of accurate ICD-10 diagnosis codes.


OASIS-D1 Module 2 Patient Tracking and Clinical Items

This course provides information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 Patient Tracking and Clinical assessment items. After completion of this course, the reviewer will be more familiar with how to complete patient tracking and clinical items. OASIS items: M0100-M0110 and M0140-M0150.


OASIS-D1 Module 3 History and Diagnosis Items

This course provides updated information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 History and Diagnosis items. At the conclusion of this module, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of OASIS-D1 History and Diagnosis items. OASIS items: M1000-M1056


OASIS-D1 Module 4 Integumentary Items

This course provides information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 integumentary items. At the conclusion of this module, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of OASIS-D1 integumentary items. OASIS items: M1300-M1342


OASIS-D1 Module 5 Respiratory, Sensory, Elimination and Neurological Items

This course provides information regarding OASIS-D1 Respiratory and Sensory items. Upon completion, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of Living Arrangement, Respiratory, Sensory, Elimination, and Neurological OASIS-D1 items. OASIS-D1 items M1100, M1242, M1400, M1600-M1745 are covered.


OASIS-D1 Module 6 Functional Items, Fall Risk and Therapy Need

This course provides information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 Functional status, fall risk and therapy need items. At the conclusion of this module, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of functional items. OASIS items: M1800-M1910, M2102-M2200 are covered.


OASIS-D1 Module 7 Medication Items

This course provides information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 Medications Items. At the conclusion of this module, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of medication items. OASIS-D1 items: M2001-M2030


OASIS-D1 Module 8 POC and Interventions

This course provides information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 Plan of Care and Intervention Synopsis items. At the conclusion of this module, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of Plan of Care and Intervention Synopsis items. OASIS-D1 items: M2401 with guidance for completion of a plan of care.


OASIS-D1 Module 9 Emergent Care and Discharge Items

This course provides information regarding the completion of OASIS-D1 Emergent Care and Discharge items. At the conclusion of this module, the learner will understand the background, purpose, and impact of Emergent Care and Discharge items, the relationship with OASIS-D1 items and public reporting. OASIS-D1 items: M0906, M2301, M2410, M2420.


P is for Patient - How PDGM Will Change the Patient Experience

It is more important than ever that agencies to provide the best quality care. PDGM puts the patient at the center of care decisions. Proper care drive revenues. For the patient this means: More intensive start of care visits. More assessments during the episode of care. More documentation by the clinician at the point of care. Join us as we discuss how to focus on teaching the patient how to manage chronic conditions to reduce the patient's reliance on skilled nursing services.


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PDGM - Plan. Do. Get. Moving. Implement Changes in Your Billing Program.

With the advent of PDGM, it is essential to make sure your billing team has a clear understanding of the upcoming changes and how they will affect your payment.  Join us for this webinar to learn more about: *PDGM readiness for your billing cycle. What must an agency address? *Billing cycle operations - impact of PDGM *Cash flow and your agency Pre-recorded with Laura Page-Greifinger (QIRT) and M. Aaron Little (BKD)


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PDGM Full Series

This course series contains 6 modules on PDGM, including Overview, Primary Dx, Comorbid Adjustment, Functional Impairment Level, LUPAs, and Strategies


PDGM Module 1 Overview

This module contains an overview of PDGM. It provides general information into the interactions that will make up an HHRG in PDGM.


PDGM Module 2 Primary Diagnosis

This module contains PDGM Primary Diagnosis including selection of diagnosis, non-valid codes, and using the CMS grouper tool.


PDGM Module 3 Comorbid Adjustment

This module contains information for the comorbid adjustment including no, low, and high comorbid adjustments.


PDGM Module 4 Functional Impairment Level

This module contains information on the functional impairment level, the OASIS items for PDGM, and how scores are obtained for PDGM.


PDGM Module 5 LUPA

This module contains information on PDGM in LUPAs and the visit thresholds for various groupings in PDGM.


PDGM Module 6 Strategies

In this module, you will find information for agencies to develop strategies to prepare and succeed in PDGM. It includes strategies for all agency personnel.


PDGM Readiness: What you need to do now to prepare.

· PDGM is not going away. The time to prepare is now. · Get your agency set for success with a PDGM Readiness Steering Committee and an Operational Assessment. · How you structure your agency operations will help determine your success with PDGM. · Know your data and the data you will need to be successful with PDGM. Pre-recorded with Shelley Eggleton


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PDPM Full Series

Understanding the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF). 4 Modules. The new Patient-Driven Payment Model poses increased challenges to Skilled Nursing Facilities. It is a complete 180-degree turn in therapy plan. Understand the major differences between the SNF payment models. Identify key information used in RUG-IV and PDPM. Identify new MDS items. PDPM becomes effective on October 1, 2019. Prepare now.


PDPM Module 1: Overview of SNF PPS Models

This module contains an overview of the RUG-IV and PDPM SNF PPS payment models.


PDPM Module 2: SNF PPS Calculation Part I: PT, OT, SLP

This module reviews the calculation of the PT, OT, and SLP components of PDPM.


PDPM Module 3: SNF PPS Calculation Part II, NTA, Nursing, and VPD

This module reviews the calculation of the NTA and Nursing components of PDPM and also reviews how the variable per diem rate is calculated


PDPM Module 4: SNF PPS, Coding for PDPM and Additional Updates

This module reviews coding in PDPM and additional updates per the final rule.


Plan of Care

This module covers the hightlights of creating a plan of care and the elements required by the CoP's


Hospice 2020 Complete Coding Series

19 module course series on coding in the Hospice setting. Learn coding chapter by chapter as it applies to Hospice coding and conventions. Final module 19 includes a 80 question review exam.


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Hospice 2020 Module 1: Hospice Coding Basics

In this presentation you will learn some of the most important items for the professional coder: ethical principals and the code of conduct for a professional coder and instructions specific to coding for the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 10 Mental and Behavioral Disorders and Nervous System

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapters 5&6: Mental and Behavioral Disorders and Nervous System Disorders in the hospice setting


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Hospice 2020 Module 11: Eye & Adnexa and Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process

This module covers chapter specific guidelines and common scenarios related to ICD-10-CM Chapters 7 & 8: Diseases of the Eye & Adnexa and Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 12: Circulatory System

This module covers chapter specific guidelines and common conditions related to ICD-10-CM Chapter 9: Circulatory System in the hospice setting


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Hospice 2020 Module 13: Respiratory System Diseases

This module covers chapter specific guidelines and common conditions related to ICD-10-CM Chapter 10: Respiratory System Diseases in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 14: Digestive and Genitourinary Disease

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapters 11 and 14: Digestive and Genitourinary Diseases and how to apply them in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 15: Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Diseases

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 12: Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Diseases in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 16: Musculoskeletal System

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 13: Musculoskeletal System and Connective Diseases in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 17: Symptoms, Abnormal Findings, Injuries and Poisonings

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapters 18 & 19: Signs, Symptoms, Abnormal Findings, Injuries, and Poisonings in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 18: Factors Influencing Health Status

This module provides information regarding the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 21: Factors Influencing Health Status in the hospice setting


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Hospice 2020 Module 19: Coding Basics, now what?

You have completed the training modules, now what? Let's review some key concepts and learn about the ICD-10-CM HCS-H certification exam.


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Hospice 2020 Module 3: Clinical Documentation

In this module you will learn the importance of clinical documentation in ICD-10. Also learn specific documentation required for endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders, circulatory, respiratory and nervous system diseases.


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Hospice 2020 Module 4 : Clinical Documentation part 2

In this module, we will identify specific documentation required for the skin and subcutaneous tissues, the musculoskeletal system, and neoplasms


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Hospice 2020 Module 5: Anatomy and Physiology part 1

Understanding basic anatomy and physiology and documentation requirements of: cells and tissues, the eyes, the circulatory system and respiratory system and the impact each has on hospice diagnosis coding in ICD-10-CM


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Hospice 2020 Module 6: Anatomy and physiology part 2

Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology and documentation requirements of: digestive, genitourinary, skin and subcutaneous, and musculoskeletal systems and the impact each has on hospice ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding.


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Hospice 2020 Module 7: Blood and Blood Forming Organs

This module provides information regarding the coding conventions and guidelines and code selection for ICD-10-CM Chapters 1&3: Blood, Blood Forming Organs, and the Immune System in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 8: Neoplasms

This module provides basic information regarding neoplasms, the coding guidelines and code selection for ICD-10-CM Chapter 2: Neoplasms in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 9: Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Disease

This module provides basic information regarding endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic disease and the coding rules and guidelines for ICD-10-CM Chapter 4 in the hospice setting.


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Hospice 2020 Module 2: Conventions and Guidelines

This module provides information regarding the coding guidelines and a review of the coding selection process.


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OASIS in PDGM - Strategies for Success

It is more important than ever that agencies collect timely, accurate data. Anything less can result in improper payment. Join QIRT's Michelle Horner for this pre-recorded webinar as she discusses: *Understanding what has changed *How OASIS impacts reimbursement *Assessment strategies *What can your agency do to succeed? Pre-recorded February 2020


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Coding in PDGM - The Impact of the PDGM Final Rule on ICD-10 Coding in 2020

It is more important than ever that agencies collect timely, accurate data. Anything less can result in improper payment. This invaluable pre-recorded webinar features QIRT's Sherri Parson RN HCS-D HCS-O HCS-H COS-C BCHH-C discussing: *Intake - ensure all information is collected *Proper payment - clinicians must provide accurate assessments including: Primary reason for the encounter Comorbidities and what's new with the final rule *PLUS: Strategies for a compliant Query process with practice scenarios Pre-recorded January 2020