Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “Hot Legal and Compliance Topics in Rehabilitation” webinar conference on August 3, 2016 from 1:00PM – 2:30PM EDT. The legal and compliance environment for private rehabilitation companies is ever changing. The risk associated with failing to comply with these requirements can be significant. This webinar will review current hot legal and compliance topics across a range of issues. To register online with a credit card, click HERE. To register by check, click Printable Registration Form, complete the form and mail with check to the address listed on the registration form.


The legal and compliance environment for private rehabilitation companies is ever changing. The risk associated with failing to comply with these requirements can be significant. This webinar will review current hot legal and compliance topics across a range of issues including a review of the HIPAA audit program, recent HIPAA enforcement examples and lessons learned, recent fraud and abuse enforcement examples and lessons learned, issues with cash pay for rehabilitation services, rules and regulations governing the collection of patient co-payments, and key provisions in payor contracting.


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

  1. Identify practical compliance tips from recent HIPAA enforcement examples and apply them to your practice.
  1. Identify key compliance considerations based upon recent rehabilitation fraud and abuse settlements.
  1. Gain a general understanding of the HIPAA audit program and the affect on rehabilitation practices.
  1. Understand certain key issues when providing cash based rehabilitation services.
  1. Gain a general understanding of the rules and regulations governing collection of patient co-payments.
  1. Identify key provisions to consider when entering into payor contracts.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to identify certain key legal and compliance issues within rehabilitation practices so that these issues can be adequately addressed in a manner that supports an environment of compliance. This webinar will stress practical examples that make somewhat abstract concepts easier to understand.


Paul Welk, PT, JD is an attorney at Tucker Arensberg, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He focuses his legal practice in the areas of business and health care law and in this capacity frequently represents physical therapists, rehabilitation providers, and professional organizations. Paul is a lobbyist and legal counsel for the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association and provides legal services to the APTA and a number of its chapters on a variety of issues. He served as Chair of the APTA Committee on Risk Management and Member Benefits and is the founding author of The Legal Impact, a regular column in the APTA Private Practice Section’s Impact Magazine. Paul lectures regularly at professional association events, colleges, and universities and is a member of the Duquesne University School of Physical Therapy Advisory Board.


Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech-language pathologists, private practice owners and practice administrators, billing companies, office managers at private practices, as well as compliance officers, risk managers, directors, managers, supervisors, and billers in skilled nursing facilities, hospital outpatient therapy departments, rehabilitation agencies, home health agencies, and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities.


Audio – phone connection required only if your computers do not have speakers or you will not be at a computer.

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. If no speakers on your computer or unable to be at a computer, participants will need to call in to the phone number provided to them to hear the audio portion. You will need adobe flash.


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.


Register for the event before 11:30am EDT on August 3, 2016.

When you register, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail that serves as your receipt. Approximately 5 days before the webinar conference, you will receive a separate email that provides you with instructions for accessing the call and a handout attachment. If you register within 5 days of August 3, 2016, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time).  Please make sure that your email system will accept messages from the webinar conference host: 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 the webinar conference via speaker phone, follow along with the session handout, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session. Registration includes ONE DIAL-IN CONNECTION AND/OR COMPUTER CONNECTION (you can gather as many people at that location as you wish), an electronic handout, and a certificate of completion for participants.

PLEASE NOTE: ONE REGISTRATION PROVIDES YOU WITH ONE PHONE AND/OR COMPUTER CONNECTION FOR THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE. You may pay for additional locations where indicated on the registration form.


Written requests for refunds received on or before July 20, 2016, will receive a refund less a $60 processing fee; fees are nonrefundable after this date. There are no refunds for no shows or any other reasons after July 20, 2016. We are not responsible for organization fire walls 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:


Playback link or CD recordings (audio only) are NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a playback link for $49.95 or CD recording (audio only) for $69.95 prior to completing online registration. Playback link is best option as you are able to view and listen to the webinar live on your computer as many times as you would like and the playback link is emailed 24-48 hours after the completion of the webinar where CD’s will take 10-14 days for delivery.

TelSpanWeb System Requirements to View Webinar:

Operating Systems:

• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• MAC OS X v10.4 or Higher
• Linux
• Solaris

Internet Browsers:

• Internet Explorer 7 or Higher (Windows)
• Firefox 4 or Higher
• Safari 4 or Higher
• Google Chrome 2 or Higher

Stable Internet Connection, DSL or Above:

• 100 kbps for Video Transmission
• 300kbps for Screen Sharing and Remote Control
• Recommended 500kbps to ensure fluidity of all Services

Flash Player 10.3 or Newer:

Disabled pop-up blockers

Computer speakers for participants listening over the computer

In order to ensure successful connection to your upcoming meeting, please take a moment to conduct a system test by clicking this link:

Contact Us

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

Michelle Gawenda • 661.350.6187 •

If you wish to contact Rick Gawenda directly, you may email him: or visit his website at:


If you want to pay by check, complete the Printable Registration Form and submit with your payment to the address listed at the bottom of the registration form.