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2018 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates
Hosted By: Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Location: Webinar
Ypsilanti, MI
Start Time: 12/12/2017 1:00 PM
End Time: 12/12/2017 2:30 PM
Time Zone: Eastern
Website: www.gawendaseminars.com

If you have questions about registration or logistics for this webinar conference, click the grey "Event Contact Information" button above for contact information for the webinar conference manager. If you have content or other questions specifically for Rick Gawenda, please contact him through his website: www.gawendaseminars.com

WEBINAR CONFERENCE
2018 Outpatient Therapy Payment Updates

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
(time varies depending upon your location)

• 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time
• 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mountain Standard Time
• 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central Standard Time
• 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

One registration allows for one computer log on and/or one phone line in which you can have as many participants sit and listen via your computer speaker or speaker phone and all would be eligible to receive a course certificate that you could submit to your state for POSSIBLE CEU credit

Presenter: Rick Gawenda, PT

Early Registration Deadline: November 28, 2017 at 11:59PM EST
Final Registration Deadline: December 12, 2017 at 11:30AM EST

COURSE DESCRIPTION
It’s a new year and with that, payment changes occur in terms of the annual Medicare therapy cap dollar amount, therapy cap exception process for services above the therapy cap, the medical review process for claims exceeding $3700 in a calendar year and the annual Medicare Part B deductible and its impact on the annual therapy cap dollar threshold. In addition, physical, occupational, and speech therapy will have several new, revised and deleted CPT codes that will become effective with dates of service on and after January 1, 2018. Finally, what is the status for functional limitation reporting in 2018 and what is the ability for therapists in private practice to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment (MIPS) program?

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

• 2018 Medicare therapy cap dollar threshold
• 2018 Medicare therapy cap exception process
• Medical review process for Medicare beneficiaries exceeding $3700 in 2018
• 2018 Medicare Part B deductible and its impact on the annual therapy cap
dollar amount
• Detailed review of new, revised and deleted CPT codes in calendar year 2018
• Current status of therapists ability to participate in MIPS
• Current status of Functional Limitation Reporting in 2018

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will:

1. List the new, revised and deleted CPT codes for calendar year 2018
2. Understand what interventions and services are included in the new and revised
CPT codes
3. Identify the 2018 therapy cap, therapy cap exception process and manual medical
review process
4. Understand what the 2018 Part B deductible is and its impact on the therapy cap
5. List the 2018 conversion factor and its impact on payment under Medicare
6. Recite the current status of functional limitation reporting in 2018
7. Describe therapists ability to participate in MIPS in 2018

Includes a live Question & Answer session at the end of the presentation.

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.

WEBINAR RECORDINGS
Webinar recordings are NOT included with registration, but registrants have an option to purchase a webinar playback link for $49.95 (view via your computer as many times as you would like and audio comes through your computer speakers) or CD (audio only) for $69.95 prior to completing online registration or send in the additional fee with your registration and check.

COURSE FORMAT
Audio - phone connection required only to hear the audio portion of the webinar

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. 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.

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: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer

Disabled pop-up blockers

Computer speakers for participants listening over the computer

Testing
In order to ensure successful connection to your upcoming meeting, please take a moment to conduct a system test by copying and pasting the entire url link in your web browser: http://web.telspan.com/systemcheck

CEUs
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 on or before 11:30am EST on December 12, 2017.

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 handouts. If you register within 5 days of December 12, 2017, 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: seminars@gawendaseminars.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 this webinar conference via your computer speakers or a speaker phone, follow along with the session handout on your computer, and participate in a live, interactive Question and Answer session.

Event Deadlines / Fees:
The early deadline for registration for this webinar conference is 11:59pm EST, November 28, 2017. Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EST on December 12, 2017. Please call Michelle at 661.350.6187 if you would like to register after the deadline.
Registrant Type Deadline Name Deadline Date Fee
New Early Registration 11/28/2017 $159.00
New Late Registration 12/12/2017 $189.00
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