2022 Outpatient Therapy Regulatory and Payment Updates

Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “2022 Outpatient Therapy Regulatory and Payment Updates” webinar conference on December 9, 2021 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 2022 along with changes to supervision requirements of an assistant, the 2022 Medicare Part B deductible, 2022 therapy threshold dollar amount, the 15% payment reduction when services are provided in whole or in part by an assistant, an update on the current status of telehealth with traditional Medicare and commercial insurance carriers, the latest on the COVID-19 public health emergency and 2022 CPT code additions, deletions and changes that apply to all insurance carriers.  

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 9th? 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

It’s a new year and with that, new, revised and deleted CPT codes become effective on January 1, 2022 and 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. Due to COVID-19 and the Public Health Emergency, what is the status of telehealth coverage as well as supervision requirements of a physical therapist assistant and occupational therapy assistant in the private practice setting in 2022? Lastly, will the Medicare program pay physical and occupational therapists for the new remote therapeutic monitoring CPT codes, will Medicare reimbursement decrease by over 3.75% in calendar year 2022 and what national commercial insurance carriers will continue to pay for telehealth in 2022? 

OBJECTIVES:

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

  1. Identify the 2022 therapy threshold, use of the KX modifier and the targeted medical review process for claims exceeding $3,000 in calendar year 2022
  2. Understand what the 2022 Medicare Part B deductible is and its impact on the annual therapy threshold
  3. Recall the 2022 conversion factor and its impact on payment under Medicare Part B therapy services
  4. List new, revised and/or deleted CPT codes for 2022 that may be utilized by physical or occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists
  5. Recite the current status of telehealth with traditional Medicare and major commercial insurance carriers for calendar year 2022
  6. Conclude when the CQ/CO modifier must be appended to a CPT code on the claim form
  7. Explain how CMS will calculate the 15% payment reduction when a service is provided in whole or in part by a physical therapist assistant or an occupational therapy assistant
  8. Interpret the payment status for 2022 for dry needling billed to the Medicare program

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. 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.

COURSE FORMAT

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.

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. 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 9, 2021.

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: 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 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.

REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds for no shows or any other reasons once you register and payment is receivedWe 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:  seminars@gawendaseminars.com.

PLAYBACK LINK 

Playback link is NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a playback link for $49.95 prior to completing online registration or send in the additional payment with your registration and check. Playback link allows you to view and listen to the webinar live on your computer as many times as you would like and the playback link is emailed 48-72 business hours after the completion of the webinar.

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Contact Us

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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Date

December 9, 2021
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Time

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cost

$99.00
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To register online with a credit card, purchase a ticket at the bottom of this page. The only way to register for this webinar 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.

Can’t Listen Live? 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 send you a playback link of the actual live presentation and the handouts.

If you know you will not listen live; you do not need to purchase the playback link for an additional $49.95. If you will listen live and want the playback link, add on the playback for an additional $49.95. The playback link can be viewed on your computer as many times as you would like, and audio comes through your computer speakers.

The Playback link is emailed within 72 business hours after completing the webinar.

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

661.350.6187

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