On Monday, April 15, AAPM&R held a webinar, Academy Efforts to Reduce Inpatient Denials and Associated Physician Burden, describing the Health Policy & Legislation (HP&L) Committee’s various projects. HP&L member, Dr. Jason Miller, presented along with AAPM&R’s Washington Consultant, Peter Thomas of Powers Law Firm.
The presenters discussed efforts to reduce inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) denials based on medical necessity and technical documentation errors; prior authorization issues in Medicare Advantage plans; and the Academy response to the OIG Report on high error rates in IRFs. 55 members attended the presentation and offered great feedback for helpful future webinars, including a webinar on physician compliance with IRF documentation requirements. View the webinar.