Medicare Fundamentals Part 4: Physician Certification and Recertification On-Demand Workshop
The physician certification is a written statement certifying the need for skilled care in the nursing facility. Failure to complete this technical requirement of Medicare Part A coverage per regulations may result in financial penalty. Following Medicare Fundamentals Part 4: Physician Certification, you will be able to explain the requirements and timing of physician certifications including who can sign the certifications. This session also includes examples and popular myths and facts surrounding the physician certifications.
Jennifer LaBay RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC
Curriculum Development Specialist
Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC, is a curriculum development specialist with AAPACN. She has been involved in the RAI process since 1997 and has been in the long-term care industry since 1991 serving in a variety of capacities including laundry aid, certified nursing assistant, charge nurse, nurse assessment coordinator, regional corporate clinical reimbursement specialist, and independent clinical reimbursement consultant. Jennifer has been a Master Teacher for AAPACN’s RAC-CT program since July 2011 and AAPACN's RAC-CTA advanced certification since 2019. She has been a Certified Risk Coder (CRC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 2020. Jennifer has considerable expertise in the MDS 3.0 and RAI process, the prospective payment system (PPS), and ICD-10 coding including the clinical and financial aspects. She has a knack for making her seminars an enjoyable learning experience and readily makes herself available to all attendees of her programs for any follow-up questions that may arise long after the seminar is complete.