Sarah Ragone, MS, PT, RAC-CT, QCP
Sarah is the Vice President of Reimbursement and Education for Coretactics, Inc. Her 18 years’ experience as a physical therapist has made her an expert in long term care reimbursement, rehabilitation program development, ICD 10 diagnostic criteria, appeals & insurance denials and regulatory compliance. Sarah is AANAC RAC-CT certified and uses this knowledge, in conjunction with her experience as a physical therapist, to provide guidance in MDS 3.0 completion and maximization of case mix, Medicare, Medicaid and managed care reimbursement.
Sarah’s long-term care experience includes rehabilitation department management, corporate level oversight of multi-facility rehabilitation departments, program development, quality assurance, reimbursement and MDS completion. Sarah has also served as an Appeals Coordinator, working with facilities to address Medicare, Medicaid and insurance denials and has assisted facilities to develop programs for billing compliance. Her experience teaching at the college level allows her to utilize her passion for teaching and bring a supportive approach to effectively working with interdisciplinary teams to improve quality and reimbursement outcomes.