uniquely qualified to provide realistic application of Medicare regulation and documentation standards
CRI President, Cathy DeMartinis, PT, has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Her core areas of expertise include therapy compliance, Medicare regulation and documentation standards as they relate to physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Having practiced physical therapy in acute hospital, rehab hospital, outpatient, home health and long term care settings; she is uniquely qualified to provide realistic application of Medicare regulation and documentation standards.
In addition to her direct clinical experiences, Cathy has been both a rehab agency administrator and a manager of PT, OT, and ST practices, giving her complete understanding of the steps involved from clinical service delivery to reimbursement outcome.
Cathy continues to hold an active physical therapy license in Illinois, and is a member of the APTA. She is an annual guest lecturer for the physical therapy students of Northwestern University and the physical therapy students at Midwestern University giving them clear perspective on real-life documentation practice.
She has been president and owner of Compliance Resources, Inc. (previously known as Documentation Solutions, Inc.) since 1990.
To empower health care providers, through regulatory knowledge, to make sound clinical decisions to maximize patient services without compromising reimbursement.
- To have a thorough understanding of Medicare regulation and Local Coverage Determinations.
- To be proactive in documentation and coding practices to reduce Medicare scrutiny and potential denial.
- To use regulations not just for reimbursement purposes, but also to promote patient advocacy through thorough understanding of coverage guidelines.