Please join us as Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. presents “PQRS 2016 for Physical & Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services” webinar conference on January 6, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM eastern standard time. Calendar year 2016 once again has no bonus payment for participating in Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) but if physical and occupational therapists in private practice as well as speech-language pathologists in private practice do not successfully report PQRS measures in 2016, either as an individual or has a group practice, they will have a -2% reduction in their 2018 payments from the Medicare program.
One registration allows as many people to watch and listen to the webinar on one computer and/or phone line and each participant would be eligible to print off a certificate of attendance that may be eligible for 2.0 CEUs from your state board or national association. If your computer has no speaker or you unable to be at a computer, you can still call in to the phone number provided to hear the audio portion and follow along with the handout in pdf format.
Can’t Listen Live on January 6th? Not a problem. Register for the webinar, email us after the webinar stating no one was able to call in and listen live or log in via the computer, we will verify, and then send you a playback link of the actual live presentation along with the handouts. The playback link can be viewed on your computer as many times as you would like and audio comes through your computer speakers.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who bill Medicare for outpatient therapy services in private practice settings must participate successfully in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2016 in order to avoid a 2.0% reduction in payment from the Medicare program in 2018. To avoid the penalty in 2018, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists must report on 50% of eligible Medicare patients, either as an individual eligible professional or as a group practice.
At the completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the quality measures for 2016 that apply to physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists in private practice
2. Recognize the distinction between reporting the individual measures and the group measures
3. Identify how often measures must be reported and when they must be reported
4. Understand the consequences of not successfully reporting in 2016 and its impact on your 2018 payment
5. Discuss what must be documented in the medical record to support the measures reported
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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. and Director of Finance for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy Inc., a private practice with multiple locations located in southern California. 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, payment, 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, payment documentation, functional limitation reporting, PQRS and ICD-10.
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”.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN
Physical and occupational private practice owners, physical and occupational therapists employed in a private practice, speech-language pathologists in private practice, practice administrators of private practices, office managers at private practices, billers at private practices, and billing companies that provide billing services for private practices.
INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIALS PACKET:
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar conference, you’ll also receive a handout (in PDF format) that will include related reference links.
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. If sound goes in and out, it is due to your internet connection and is not the fault of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc is 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.
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.
HOW THE WEBINAR CONFERENCE WORKS
Register for the event before 11:30am EST on January 6, 2016. First 95 minutes is presentation/lecture and last 25 minutes is question and answer.
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 January 6, 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: email@example.com. 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 December 23, 2015, 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 December 23, 2015. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAYBACK LINK or AUDIO RECORDINGS
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 $59.95 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 48-72 hours after the completion of the webinar where CD’s will take 10-14 days for delivery.
TelSpanWeb System Requirements to View Webinar:
• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• MAC OS X v10.4 or Higher
• 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: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
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: http://web.telspan.com/systemcheck
If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, please contact the Webinar Conference Manager:
Michelle Gawenda • 661.350.6187 • email@example.com
If you wish to contact Rick Gawenda directly, you may email him: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at: https://gawendaseminars.com
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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.