Dispelling the Most Common Outpatient Therapy Myths

Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “Dispelling the Most Common Outpatient Therapy Myths” webinar conference on October 6, 2022 from 1:00PM – 2:30PM eastern daylight time. This webinar will dispel over 20 common myths that exist in outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy.



October 6, 2022


Eastern Time Zone
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




  • Rick Gawenda, PT
    Rick Gawenda, PT

    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,, 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”.

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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.

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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.

In my role as a consultant, speaker and presenter, one of my responsibilities is to provide my clients and participants with the correct information with references, when applicable, to successfully run their therapy practice or department while remaining compliant with Medicare and private insurance carrier rules and regulations. Over my past 19 years in my current role, I have received many “urban legend myth” questions that have been passed down that people think are true. The goal of this webinar is to dispel some of those myths. Some of the 20 or more myths that will be addressed in this webinar include:

  • Therapy students can’t treat Medicare outpatients
  • You can’t double book Medicare patient’s
  • You can’t bill 2 CPT codes during the same 15-minute period
  • You can’t bill more than 4 units per hour
  • The definition of  “requires direct one-on-one contact” applies only to Medicare
  • Medicare requires an order to begin outpatient therapy services
  • Medicare requires a re-evaluation every 10 visits
  • Medicare doesn’t pay for maintenance therapy
  • You must issue an ABN when a Medicare beneficiary exceeds the therapy threshold
  • I can collect cash from a Medicare patient for covered therapy services
  • Medicare Advantage plans follow Medicare rules and regulations
  • Medicare does not pay for reevaluations same day you provide treatment

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


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