MIPS 2019: Quality Measures and Improvement Activities

Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “MIPS 2019: Quality Measures & Improvement Activities” webinar conference on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST. This 2 – hour webinar will provide participants with the 2019 Quality Measures and Improvement Activities applicable to physical therapists and occupational therapists in private practice only who will participate in the MIPS program in 2019. See below for the full webinar description and objectives.


February 6, 2019


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • 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, 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”.

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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.

For calendar year 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in private practices (submit claims on a 1500-claim form) as a Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinician. For performance year 2019, only 2 categories will apply to PTs and OTs in private practice; quality measures and improvement activities. MIPS applies only to Private Practices and no other settings.

This webinar will teach participants the 2019 quality measures, how each measure can be reported (claims vs registry), which G-codes will count as the performance being met or the quality measure being excluded from the Performance Rate, how to score 100% for each quality measure and how the points for each measure will be determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The webinar will provide participants with possible Improvement Activities that can be reported by PTs and OTs and give examples of high-weighted and medium-weighted Improvement Activities. Finally, the webinar will provide some case scenario’s showing how your score will be calculated by CMS and what your score means in terms of a payment adjustment in 2021.


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


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