SEMINAR: Fort Lauderdale, FL 2024

Understanding the Complex World of Therapy Services: Documentation, CPT Coding, NCCI Edits, and Billing


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November 7, 2024


Eastern Time Zone
8:00 am - 4:30 pm




Hilton Garden Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport - Cruise Port
180 SW 18th Avenue, Dania, FL 33004 (954) 924.9204


  • 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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Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics continue to be on the medical record review radar for Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance carriers medical review entities for documentation, CPT coding, and billing issues. This seminar applies to therapists and assistants who treat pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics in all outpatient therapy settings.

This seminar will teach participants the necessary components of documentation for the initial evaluation, reevaluation, progress reports, daily notes, discharge reports and the Medicare Part B certification and recertification process that will help participants document the key points in supporting medical necessity and the skilled nature of outpatient therapy services not only for insurance carriers, but for their respective state practice act.

The seminar will teach participants what interventions, techniques and procedures are included within the CPT codes most commonly used by physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and speech-language pathologists. The seminar will teach participants the new caregiver training services (CTS) CPT codes for 2024, documentation required to bill the CTS codes, and how to bill the CTS codes. These new CTS codes are very applicable to the pediatric population.

The seminar will teach participants the national correct coding initiative (NCCI) edits and the proper use of Modifier 59 as well as Medicare’s “8-minute rule”, definition of substantial per the American Medical Association, and provide billing scenarios to ensure therapists bill correctly to all insurance carriers, including the Medicare program.

If you have questions about registration or logistics for this live seminar, please contact the Seminar Conference Manager Michelle Gawenda.


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