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Does Medicare and health policy make your head spin a bit? You’re not alone! Medicare and reimbursement can be tricky but you are capable of doing hard things! Heck, you learned to be an OT practitioner right? No easy feat – you can do this too!
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Webinars and Health Policy Course
Does Medicare and health policy make your head spin a bit? 😵💫 You’re not alone! Medicare and reimbursement can be tricky but you are capable of doing hard things! Heck, you learned to be an OT practitioner right? No easy feat – you can do this too!
Amplify OT makes learning about policy easy with quick webinars and the Mastering OT Policy & Medicare course. Check it out ⬇️
The Amplify OT Podcast
If you’re a learner on the go check out the Amplify OT Podcast! Episodes vary from deep dives to quick Q&As but it is always packed with information you need to know! Listen on your favorite podcast app or at the link below.
We write articles all about Value-Based Carer, Healthcare Quality, Medicare Policy, Federal Legislation, Advocacy, and more! And the best thing is they’re free! Our mission is to reduce barriers to accessing information you need to be a successful and ethical provider.
Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist, Medicare specialist, health policy consultant, and the founder and CEO of Amplify OT. She has contributed to several publications and presentations on Medicare policy, value-based care, federal legislation, and advocoacy.
Amplify OT isi a company dedicated to promoting the profession of OT and its practitioners through educatio on health policy, quality, and advocacy.
Why You Should Care About Policy
Medicare Policy Influence Everything
As we all know, what Medicare does is often adopted by other providers. Plus, if you work in geriatrics, it is one of the most common payer types. So, if we understand Medicare policy, we can better serve patients and ensure we are compliant with the law.
Policy Influences Your Pay
We can't get paid appropriately if we aren't billing correctly for our services. Additionally, if we don't accurately document our skill and services, we risk denials. Denials and underbilling lead to less play and fewer job opportunities. Further, if you don't know the policy, you could be losing revenue through unnecessary visit limits.
What Happens in DC Doesn't Stay in DC
Did you know that most Medicare policy starts as a piece of legislation in Congress? And that the legislation can sometimes take years before it impacts practice? Paying attention and engaging in advocacy early in the process allows you to effect change before it is too late.
A Bad Policy Can Erase Therapy
It sounds extreme to say that one bad policy could make therapy professions a non-viable career, but it's true. Without advocacy, therapy services could be left out of legislation, could lose licensure, or have reimbursement slashed. Continuous vigilance is needed and that's why we post monthly advocacy updates.
And So Much More
I could go on for hours about the importance of policy and advocacy. Understanding the rules and regulations that govern our profession is required by the Code of Ethics, allows us to explain our services to patients, and ensures we are compliant with laws.
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