Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “2018 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates” webinar conference on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST. This webinar will provide participants with the 2018 outpatient therapy updates as they pertain to physical, occupational and speech therapy services. See below for the full webinar description and objectives.
One registration allows as many people to watch and listen to the webinar on one computer and/or phone line and each participant would be eligible to print off a certificate of attendance that may be eligible for 1.5 CEUs from your state board or national association. If your computer has no speaker or you unable to be at a computer, you can still call in to the phone number provided to hear the audio portion and follow along with the handout in pdf format.
Can’t Listen Live on December 12th? Not a problem. Register for the webinar, email us after the webinar stating no one from your organization logged in or called in to listen live, we will verify, and then send you a playback link of the actual live presentation along with the handouts. The playback link can be viewed on your computer as many times as you would like and audio comes through your computer speakers.
It’s a new year and with that, payment changes occur in terms of the annual Medicare therapy cap dollar amount, therapy cap exception process for services above the therapy cap, the medical review process for claims exceeding $3700 in a calendar year and the annual Medicare Part B deductible and its impact on the annual therapy cap dollar threshold. In addition, physical, occupational, and speech therapy will have several new, revised and deleted CPT codes that will become effective with dates of service on and after January 1, 2018. Finally, what is the status for functional limitation reporting in 2018 and what is the ability for therapists in private practice to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment (MIPS) program?
This 1.5-hour webinar will provide participants with the following details:
- 2018 Medicare therapy cap dollar threshold
- 2018 Medicare therapy cap exception process
- Medical review process for Medicare beneficiaries exceeding $3700 in 2018
- 2018 Medicare Part B deductible and its impact on the annual therapy cap dollar amount
- Detailed review of new, revised and deleted CPT codes in calendar year 2018
- Current status of therapists ability to participate in MIPS
- Current status of Functional Limitation Reporting in 2018
At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:
- List the new, revised and deleted CPT codes for calendar year 2018
- Understand what interventions and services are included in the new and revised CPT codes
- Identify the 2018 therapy cap, therapy cap exception process and manual medical review process
- Understand what the 2018 Part B deductible is and its impact on the therapy cap
- List the 2018 conversion factor and its impact on payment under Medicare
- Recite the current status of functional limitation reporting in 2018
- Describe therapists ability to participate in MIPS in 2018
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Rick Gawenda, P.T., graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Gawenda is currently the President and founder of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. and Director of Finances for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy Inc., a private practice located in southern California. He has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, private practices, nursing homes, and his peers in the areas of CPT and ICD-10 coding, billing, documentation, reimbursement, and compliance as it pertains to outpatient therapy services as well as denial management and the appeals process for Medicare denied claims. Mr. Gawenda’s website, www.gawendaseminars.com, provides a valuable source of information on rehabilitation rules and regulations, coding, documentation, and reimbursement.
Mr. Gawenda is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). Mr. Gawenda is the Past President of the Section on Health Policy & Administration of the APTA as well as Past President of the Michigan Association of Medical Rehabilitation Program Administrators.
Mr. Gawenda is also the author of “The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials” and “Coding and Billing For Outpatient Rehab Made Easy: Proper Use of CPT Codes, ICD-9 Codes and Modifiers”.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN:
Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists, private practice owners and practice administrators, billing companies, office managers at private practices, as well as compliance officers, risk managers, directors, managers, supervisors, and billers in skilled nursing facilities, hospital outpatient therapy departments, rehabilitation agencies, home health agencies, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and billing companies.
INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIALS PACKET:
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar conference, you’ll also receive a handout (in PDF format) that will include related reference links.
Audio – phone connection required only if your computers do not have speakers or you will not be at a computer. Handout is sent via email approximately 5 days prior to live webinar conference date to the email address provided in the registration. If you register within 5 days of December 12, 2017, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time). Please white list firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you receive the required information. First 75 minutes is presentation/lecture and last 15 minutes is question and answer.
Webinar – Computer and internet connection required. Participants will be provided a url link where they can log in and follow the presentation on their computer as the speaker provides the presentation. If your computer has speakers, you will be able to hear the audio portion through your computer speakers and will not require a phone connection. If no speakers on your computer or unable to be at a computer, participants will need to call in to the phone number provided to them to hear the audio portion. You will need adobe flash.
This webinar has not been submitted to any state board or national organization for CEU approval. A certificate of attendance will be available upon completion of the webinar for each participant and may be adequate for credit in some states; you will need to contact your state licensing regulatory body to determine whether or not credit will be granted for this webinar conference.
HOW THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE WORKS
Register for the event before 11:30AM EST on December 12, 2017.
When you register, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail that serves as your receipt. Approximately 5 days before the webinar conference, you will receive a separate email that provides you with instructions for accessing the call and a handout attachment. If you register within 5 days of December 12, 2017, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time). Please make sure that your email system will accept messages from the webinar conference host: email@example.com. The easiest way to do this is to add this email address to the contacts list in your email software.
Gather your staff and listen to the webinar conference via speaker phone, follow along with the session handout, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session. Registration includes ONE DIAL-IN CONNECTION AND/OR COMPUTER CONNECTION (you can gather as many people at that location as you wish), an electronic handout, and a certificate of completion for participants.
PLEASE NOTE: ONE REGISTRATION PROVIDES YOU WITH ONE PHONE AND/OR COMPUTER CONNECTION FOR THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE. You may pay for additional locations where indicated on the registration form.
Written requests for refunds received on or before November 28, 2017, will receive a refund less a $60 processing fee; fees are nonrefundable after this date. There are no refunds for no shows or any other reasons after November 28, 2017. We are not responsible for organization fire walls or computer software issues that may interfere and/or prohibit your connection to the webinar portion of the presentation. Email your request for a refund to the conference coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAYBACK LINK or AUDIO RECORDINGS
Playback link or CD recordings (audio only) are NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a playback link for $49.95 or CD recording (audio only) for $69.95 prior to completing online registration or send in the additional payment with your registration and check. Playback link is best option as you are able to view and listen to the webinar live on your computer as many times as you would like and the playback link is emailed 72 hours after the completion of the webinar where CD’s will take 10-14 days for delivery.
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• Recommended 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all Services
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If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, please contact the Webinar Conference Manager:
Michelle Gawenda • 661.350.6187 • email@example.com
If you wish to contact Rick Gawenda directly, you may email him: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at: https://gawendaseminars.com
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