Webinar: 2019 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates

Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “2019 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates” webinar conference on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST. This 1.5 hour webinar will provide participants with the 2019 outpatient therapy updates as they pertain to physical, occupational and speech therapy services. See below for the full webinar description and objectives.


January 10, 2019


1:00 pm - 2:30 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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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.


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, there is one deleted CPT code and 2 new CPT codes that will become effective with dates of service on and after January 1, 2019 that may be applicable to PT, OT and/or SLP services. In addition, this webinar will discuss the status of functional limitation reporting for traditional Medicare as well as Medicare Advantage plans. Finally, the webinar will discuss the new modifiers that will be required to append to CPT codes for services provided by physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants.

This 1.5-hour webinar will provide participants with the following details:

  • 2019 Medicare therapy threshold dollar amount
  • 2019 Medicare use of KX modifier
  • Medical review process for Medicare beneficiaries exceeding $3000 in 2019
  • 2019 Medicare Part B deductible and its impact on the annual therapy threshold dollar amount
  • Detailed review of new and deleted CPT codes in calendar year 2019
  • Current status of Functional Limitation Reporting in 2019 for traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans

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


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