2021 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates
Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “2021 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates” webinar conference on December 15, 2020 from 1:00PM – 2:30PM eastern standard time. This webinar will teach participants the new payment changes for Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services for calendar year 2021 along with changes to maintenance therapy, the 2021 Medicare Part B deductible, 2021 therapy threshold dollar amount, an update on the current status of telehealth with traditional Medicare and commercial insurance carriers, the latest on CPT code 99072 for Medicare and commercial insurance carriers and TRICARES’ low back demonstration project.
Standard Registration is $129 and is available until the start of the webinar.
Take advantage of our discounted Early Registration rate of $99 if tickets are purchased up to 15 days before the webinar.
To register online with a credit card, purchase a ticket at the bottom of this page. Due to the short time period, the only way to register is online with a credit card. We do not take Purchase Orders (PO’s) from any organization!
One registration allows as many people to watch and listen to the webinar on one computer 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. This webinar is NOT being submitted for CEUs by Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. to any national or state association. We do not provide any agenda or other material that you may need if you want to submit to your state or national association.
Can’t Listen Live on December 15th? Not a problem. Register for the webinar below, 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. Playback link is emailed within 72 business hours after the completion of the webinar.
It’s a new year and with that, payment changes occur in terms of the annual Medicare therapy threshold dollar amount, use of the KX modifier for claims exceeding the therapy threshold, the medical review process for claims exceeding $3000 in a calendar year and the annual Medicare Part B deductible and its impact on the annual therapy threshold dollar amount. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated who can provide maintenance therapy in the outpatient therapy setting as well as clarified student documentation in the medical record and the use of a scribe documenting in the therapy medical record. In addition, I will provide the latest information on CPT code 99072 and the ability of a therapist to bill this CPT code for additional supplies and/or clinical time due to COVID-19. Lastly, will Medicare reimbursement decrease by over 9% in calendar year 2021 and what insurance carriers will continue to pay for telehealth in 2021? These questions will be answered in this webinar.
At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify the 2021 therapy threshold, use of the KX modifiers and the targeted medical review process for claims exceeding $3,000 in calendar year 2021
- Understand what the 2021 Part B deductible is and its impact on the annual therapy threshold
- Recall the 2021 conversion factor and its impact on payment under Medicare Part B therapy services
- Explain the role of the physical therapist assistant and occupational therapy assistant providing maintenance therapy in the outpatient therapy setting
- List what states can participate in TRICARES’ low back demonstration project
- State the current status of telehealth with traditional Medicare and major commercial insurance carriers
- Understand when it’s appropriate to bill CPT code 99072 and the current payment status of this code by the Medicare program and commercial insurance carriers
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, coders and office managers at private practices, as well as directors, managers, supervisors, compliance officers, risk managers, and billers in skilled nursing facilities, hospital outpatient therapy departments, rehabilitation agencies, home health agencies doing Part B in the home, and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities.
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.
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. No phone lines will be available for this webinar.
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. We provide no additional information for CEU approval.
HOW THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE WORKS
Register for the event on or before 12:45pm EST on December 15, 2020.
When you register, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail that serves as your receipt. You will receive an email the day prior to the webinar that will provide you instructions on how to access the webinar, test your computer and download the handouts. If you register the day of the webinar, instructions are emailed every half hour beginning at 10:00am EST. Please make sure that your email system will accept messages from the webinar conference host: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 this webinar conference via your computer speakers or a speaker phone, follow along with the session handout on your computer, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session.
PLEASE NOTE: ONE REGISTRATION PROVIDES YOU WITH ONE COMPUTER CONNECTION FOR THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE. You may pay for additional locations where indicated on the registration form.
Due to the short registration period, there are no refunds for no shows or any other reasons once you register and payment is received. We are not responsible for organization firewalls 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: email@example.com.
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If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, please contact the Webinar Conference Manager:
Michelle Gawenda • Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. • 661.350.6187
If you wish to contact Rick Gawenda directly, you may fill out our contact form.
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