Medicare: Back to the Basics

 

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, over 50 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare as of July 2012 making it the single, largest payer for healthcare services in the United States. Making sense of Medicare rules, regulations, and guidelines is difficult at best, but it is important for you to have a basic understanding of Medicare as doing so can enhance the guidance you provide to those under your care and improve your effectiveness as an advocate. In this course, you will learn about the different parts of Medicare and the services provided under each.

$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SRC-0-MBB

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MBB
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Define three basic terms used by Medicare.

List two services covered under each Medicare Part A and B.

Explain the eligibility requirements for two services covered under Medicare Part A.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Understanding Medicare
A. The Beginning
B. Basic Terms
C. Part A
D. Covered Services
E. Part B
F. Part C
G. Part D
H. Review
Section 3: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. Resource
D. References
E. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Home Health, Hospice, Long-term Care, Rehabilitation Settings, Residential Care.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing [email protected]