What is skilled Maintenance Therapy? How does it work?

A Maintenance Therapy program may be the perfect fit for long-term care residents.

Learn the how-to and how-not-to components of Maintenance Therapy.

Integrate Maintenance in your SNF!


Maintenance Therapy is a Medicare-covered program under Part A, Part B and Medicare Advantage Plans that can be provided to residents in the skilled nursing facility setting to prevent decline in function. This course will take you through the resident qualifiers for a skilled maintenance therapy program, and equip you with documentation strategies and templates, as well as multiple resources for use in your practice.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to maintenance therapy in the SNF setting
  • Medicare Rules and Regulations Around Skilled Care for Part A and B
  • Jimmo vs Sebelius and Skilled Maintenance Therapy
  • Difference Between Rehabilitative, Restorative, Skilled Maintenance and Maintenance
  • Documentation Strategies and Templates for Maintenance Therapy
  • Aligning OBRA ’87 requirements in LTC with Maintenance Therapy Services
  • Quiz and Certificate of Completion


Couse Includes:

  • 4 Videos outlining the above
  • Presentation Handouts – PDF with live resource links
  • Supplemental Materials:
    • Documentation Templates for PT, OT and Speech:
      • Evaluation
      • Progress Report
      • Daily Treatment Note
      • Discharge Summary Progress Report
    • Skilled Therapy vs Skilled Maintenance vs Maintenance Algorithm
    • Jimmo Settlement Agreement Documents
    • Medicare Program Manual Clarifications – Fact Sheets and FAQ Documents


Duration: 2 Contact Hours | .20 CEU’s

Level: (x) Entry Level   ( x) Intermediate (x )Advanced

This course is appropriate for Rehab Directors, PT, PTA, OT, COTA, SLP and Administrators.

Type: Audio and Video

Participant has the ability to remotely interact with presenter to ask questions.


Presenter: Dolores Montero, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA  About the presenter


1 Course totaling 2 Contact Hours of Continuing Education Credit *

Presentation slides, written materials and valuable downloads/links noted above

Access to Course Instructor for questions about the material.

Certificate of Completion Upon Successful Quiz Completion

*Participant is responsible for determining if course meets state requirements for CE credit. Contact us prior to purchase if you need assistance determining state requirements for your discipline.


  • Facility Members: FREE (Contact us for link)
  • Individual Members: $99
  • Individual Members get 1 free course per year (email us if you want this as your free one)
  • This Course is included in our Rehab Manager Certification Program

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We are confident you will find value in this course.

If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your purchase.

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