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With the transition to ICD-10 now complete, providers of outpatient physical therapy services who specialize in pelvic health continue to have questions which ICD-10 codes they should use and what documentation they should have in the medical record to support the ICD-10 codes utilized. This 2-hour webinar program will focus completely on pelvic health case scenarios seen by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the outpatient setting.
This 2-hour webinar program will build upon the basics of ICD-10 by providing in-depth ICD-10 coding and documentation scenario’s for physical therapy services with a focus on pelvic health. Conditions discussed will include, but are not limited to:
• Low back pain in pregnancy
• Incontinence (stress, urge, mixed)
• Fecal incontinence
• Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
• Pelvic pain (Endometriosis, Dyspareunia, Prostatitis, SI Joint Dysfunction)
• Diastasis recti post-partum
• Pediatric nocturia
A hands-on approach using case scenarios will be used to teach participants what key words must be documented and how to select the most appropriate ICD-10 codes to place on the claim based on their documentation. In addition, the webinar will discuss when the 7th character is required and distinguish between the initial encounter, subsequent encounter and sequela. This intermediate to advanced session includes coding resources and additional tips related to transitioning to ICD-10.
At the conclusion of this audio presentation, participants will:
- Apply ICD-10 coding concepts to physical therapy pelvic health services
- Understand the impact of ICD-10 coding to physical therapy practice in terms of documentation & billing
- Identify how many ICD-10 codes need to be or should be on the claim form
- Describe when a 7th character is required in ICD-10 coding
- Define initial encounter, subsequent encounter and sequela
- Utilize ICD-10 resources for an effective transition to ICD-10
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
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. 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, documentation, functional limitation reporting, PQRS, payment, 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”.
Sarah J. Haag, PT, DPT, MS, WCS, Cert. MDT, RYT
Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Most recently, Sarah completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and is now a Registered Yoga Instructor. Sarah plans to integrate yoga into her rehabilitation programs, as well as teach small, personalized classes. Sarah is co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness in Chicago, IL and currently serves as Director of Financial Development for the Section on Women’s Health.
Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT
Sandy graduated from Pacific University (Oregon) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2013. Sandy has worked in multiple settings across the US with a neurologic and orthopedic emphasis combined with a focus in pelvic rehabilitation for pain and dysfunction. Sandy has taught classes for Health Professionals and Community Education in returning to function following back and pelvic pain, assisted with Myofascial Release education and co-taught Advanced Level Male Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment. Sandy currently teaches internationally on a practical application of pain science, imagery, manual therapy and movement for pelvic health conditions. She is the co-author of Why Pelvic Pain Hurts, 3 book chapters on pelvic pain and applied pain science, and the co-host of the Pain Science and Sensibility podcast. Sandy’s clinical interest is with chronic and pelvic pain disorders for men and women. Sandy is co-owner of Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness in Chicago, IL and currently serves as Director of Programming for the Section on Women’s Health.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN:
Physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, private practice owners and practice administrators, coders and office managers at private practices, as well as directors, managers, supervisors, coders, and billers in skilled nursing facilities, hospital outpatient therapy departments, rehabilitation agencies, home health agencies providing outpatient therapy in the home, and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities.
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 references.
A certificate of attendance will be available upon purchase of the webinar 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 listened to via a CD or webinar link of the live presentation that occurred on November 24, 2015.
LENGTH OF TIME FOR PLAYBACK or AUDIO FILES:
Time: Approximately 2 hours (including Q&A time recorded)
There are no refunds once your order has been processed since the handouts/links will be emailed to you immediately after your order has been completed. CD’s will be mailed the following business day by regular US mail.
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Michelle Gawenda • Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. • 661.350.6187
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