Post-acute facility care provided by Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) accounts for billions of dollars in Medicare expenditures. As a result, rehabilitation facilities are experiencing increased government scrutiny for fraud and abuse. Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities must comply with a plethora of complex regulations. Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs) are also challenged by reimbursement rules with specific requirements for services provided and the documentation to support them. The consequences for failing to comply with regulations can be costly, potentially resulting in the loss of revenue and enforcement actions.
The first step in maintaining compliance with regulations and reducing risk is to provide annual updated, expert compliance education to all staff members. This engaging, multimedia online course from HCCS will educate staff on the regulations and compliance issues specific to both IRFs and CORFs.