Skilled Nursing Facilities have seen a significant increase in Medicare Part A and Part B Therapy denials. The goal of medical review is to determine whether the services are reasonable and necessary, delivered in the appropriate setting, and coded correctly, based on appropriate documentation. The speaker will begin this seminar by discussing recent national trends in Medical Review, Reasons for increased review and the various Medical Review programs. The speaker will present specific denial trends with examples of denial statements. The presentation will culminate in a review of the keys to responding to a medical record request and appeal tips and strategies.