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Providers of outpatient physical and occupational therapy have been using their respective new evaluation CPT codes since January 1, 2017. However, many practices and organizations are having a difficult time understanding how personal factors, comorbidities and the clinical presentation of the patient can impact the complexity level of the initial evaluation and change the billing from a low complexity evaluation to perhaps a moderate or high complexity evaluation.
This 2-hour webinar will use case scenarios to teach participants how personal factors and/or comorbidities as well as the clinical presentation of the patient all have an impact on determining the complexity level of the initial evaluation. Case scenarios will include pediatrics, orthopedics and neurological. The webinar will also discuss the importance of the subjective and objective portion of the initial examination and the documentation that must be present to support the level of evaluation billed to the insurance carrier.
At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify personal factors and comorbidities that may impact the therapy plan of care
- Be able to identify elements and performance deficits during the examination
- Recite examples of stable, evolving and changing, and unstable and unpredictable
- Describe the importance of the subjective and objective component of the initial examination
- List the documentation requirements to support the level of evaluation reported and billed
- Be able to report the correct evaluation code based on evaluation findings and documentation
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 Finances for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy Inc., a private practice 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, 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”.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN:
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, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and billing companies.
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.
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 of the live presentation that occurred on July 12, 2017.
LENGTH OF TIME FOR PLAYBACK or AUDIO FILES:
Time: Approximately 2 hours and 09 min. (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.
System Requirements Required To View Webinar Playback Link On Computer:
Venue system requirements:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox 2.5+, Safari, or Chrome
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution
- Stable Internet connection, DSL or above
- Wired Internet connection; wireless is not recommended
- Flash Player 9 or higher
- Disabled pop-up blockers
- Computer speakers for participants
Note: Android Smart Phones (i.e. IPhone) are not compatible.
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*** This WEBINAR PLAYBACK LINK/CD and HANDOUTS is not to be distributed outside of your organization. If you have a larger organization and have multiple locations, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing.
If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, please contact the Webinar Conference Manager:
Michelle Gawenda • Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. • 661.350.6187
If you wish to contact Rick Gawenda directly, you may fill out our contact form.