Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “MIPS is Coming in 2019: Lets Begin to Get Ready!” webinar conference on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST. This webinar will begin the preparation of the participants to understand the 2019 MIPS program and its implication for physical and occupational therapists in private practice who submit claims on a 1500-claim form. This webinar is not applicable for outpatient therapy billed on the UB-04 claim form.

To register online with a credit card, click HERE. To register by check, click Printable Registration Form, complete the form and mail with check to the address listed on the registration form.

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 September 26th? 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) replaced the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) on January 1, 2017. For calendar years 2017 and 2018, physical therapists and occupational therapists in private practice were not considered as a MIPS eligible clinician. For calendar year 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to add physical therapists and occupational therapists in private practices as a MIPS eligible clinician.

This webinar will assist physical therapists and occupational therapists in private practices, office managers, administrators and owners of private practices, and billers and billing companies of private practices in their preparation for possibly being MIPS eligible in calendar year 2019. This webinar will teach participants the 4 categories of MIPS and what is included within each category, how each category is weighted that then determines your final score, different ways to participate in MIPS, payment adjustments based on your score, low-volume thresholds that may give private practices the opportunity to not be required to participate in MIPS and the low-volume opt-in option.

OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:

  • List the 4 categories in the 2019 MIPS program and how each category is weighted
  • Recite how MIPS eligible clinicians can report the data to CMS
  • Explain the 2-phase Determination Period and how it will determine if you must participate in MIPS to avoid a negative payment adjustment
  • Differentiate the 3 options available to participate in MIPS
  • List the 3 low-volume thresholds that would exclude a MIPS eligible clinician from being required to participate in MIPS
  • Explain the low-volume opt-in option available to physical and occupational therapists in private practice

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 and occupational therapists in private practices, office managers, administrators and owners of private practices, and billers and billing companies of private practices.

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 references.

COURSE FORMAT

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 September 26, 2018, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time). Please white list seminars@gawendaseminars.com to ensure you receive the required information. First 65 minutes is presentation/lecture and last 25 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.

CEUs

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 EDT on September 26, 2018.

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 September 26, 2018, 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: seminars@gawendaseminars.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.

REFUND POLICY

Written requests for refunds received on or before September 12, 2018, 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 September 12, 2018. 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: seminars@gawendaseminars.com.

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.

TelSpanWeb System Requirements to View Webinar:

Operating Systems:

• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• MAC OS X v10.4 or Higher
• Linux
• Solaris

Internet Browsers:

• Internet Explorer 7 or Higher (Windows)
• Firefox 4 or Higher
• Safari 4 or Higher
• Google Chrome 2 or Higher

Stable Internet Connection, DSL or Above:

• 100 kbps for Video Transmission
• 300kbps for Screen Sharing and Remote Control
• Recommended 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all Services

Flash Player 10.3 or Newer: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Disabled pop-up blockers

Computer speakers for participants listening over the computer

Testing
In order to ensure successful connection to your upcoming meeting, please take a moment to conduct a system test by clicking this link: http://web.telspan.com/systemcheck

CONTACT US

If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, please contact the Webinar Conference Manager:

Michelle Gawenda • 661.350.6187 • seminars@gawendaseminars.com

If you wish to contact Rick Gawenda directly, you may email him: info@gawendaseminars.com or visit his website at: http://gawendaseminars.com

REGISTER ONLINE WITH A CREDIT CARD: Click HERE

If you want to pay by check, complete the Printable Registration Form and submit with your payment to the address listed at the bottom of the registration form.