Sustaining Programs for People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers: Billing for Dementia Services

Start time
11:00 AM Pacific
End time
12:00 PM Pacific

NADRC

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

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Includes complimentary CEs

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Dementia services and supports play an important role in helping people who are living with dementia remain in their communities. Providers have expanded the range of dementia services they offer, but identifying sustainable sources of reimbursement is an ongoing challenge. Billing third party payers, such as fee-for-service Medicare and private insurance, may provide one sustainable source of funding.

This webinar will provide an overview of a new “Guide to Billing Codes for Dementia Services” developed by the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center to help organizations that have medical billing systems in place understand how to bill for dementia services. Following the overview, Jill Cigliana of Memory Care Home Solutions in St. Louis, Missouri will provide examples of how her organization utilizes third party billing to help sustain their work.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify the key components of the billing process for dementia services
  • Identify the elements of developing a billing infrastructure
  • Describe criteria to determine which outpatient services are covered as health insurance benefits
  • Identify billing mechanisms to support caregiver training and dementia intervention with in the existing Medicare Part B insurance model.

Presenters

Jill Cigliana HeadshotJill Cigliana, MSOT, OTR/L is Program Director at Memory Care Home Solutions, a non-profit organization in St. Louis, Missouri, where she implements and evaluates evidence-based programs to improve the health and well-being of people living with dementia and their family care partners. Jill supervises an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who work to extend and improve quality time at home for clients and families through the delivery of non-pharmacological dementia interventions. She has 20 years experience serving this population in acute, home health, and community-based settings and holds a M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She is a licensed Occupational Therapist and a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Donna Walberg headshotDonna Walberg, MBA, has worked in the field of aging for over 40 years, 20 years of which was focused specifically on dementia. Currently Donna works with the NADRC providing technical assistance to ACL grantees drawing on her years of experience working with ADSSP and ADI-SSS grant programs that translated and implemented evidence-based interventions. Prior to her work with the NADRC, Ms. Walberg spent 18 years’ in the field of dementia working with families, providers, physicians, researchers, educators, and policymakers.