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Your Outpatient Therapy Medicare Data Footprint: What Medicare Knows that You Should Know
Hosted By: Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Location: Webinar
Ypsilanti, MI
Start Time: 1/10/2018 1:00 PM
End Time: 1/10/2018 2:30 PM
Time Zone: Eastern

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Your Outpatient Therapy Medicare Data Footprint: What Medicare Knows that You Should Know

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
(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: Robbie Leonard, PT, DPT

Early Registration Deadline: December 27, 2017 at 11:59PM EST
Final Registration Deadline: January 10, 2018 at 11:30AM EST

Are you familiar with these entities: OIG, GAO, CERT, RAC, ZPIC, MAC, and MEDPAC? Do you know what your utilization statistics are for Medicare patients compared to other practices in your region and state? Have you read any of the recent OIG cases against outpatient therapy? Think they don’t apply to you? Medicare audits are on the rise, and outpatient physical therapy has been on the OIG worklist for several years. Attend this webinar to learn about your Medicare data footprint and how Medicare can use that data. Learn about the multiple audit entities and how to respond to a record request. Learn about the items cited in the most recent OIG cases. Determine the key items that might put your practice at the most at risk and leave with tools to evaluate and impact your data footprint.


At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will:

1. Understand the data footprint of your clinic and how it compares to other clinics in
your region.
2. Identify key compliance elements cited in recent OIG cases that might also impact
your practice.
3. Identify the different entities that conduct audits and their primary purpose.
4. Develop a plan to respond to any audit request completely and effectively.
5. Understand clinic behaviors that might negatively impact your data footprint.

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

Robbie Leonard, PT, DPT has over 29 years of clinical and administrative experience in rehabilitation. She has provided continuing education seminars nationwide in the area of Medicare, compliance, billing and coding, administration and neurological rehabilitation. She has taught in the academic setting at the Medical University of South Carolina and Western Carolina University. Robbie has owned a private practice and has served as the VP of Administration for a multi-state private practice with over 250 employees and 30 clinics. Robbie has been an active APTA member her entire career and currently serves on the APTA PPAC Committee. Robbie is the COO for the Medical Billing Center. MBC specializes in billing for outpatient therapy practices. MBC bills for outpatient therapy clinics nationwide.

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 doing Part B, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and billing companies.

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 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.

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:

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 copying and pasting the entire url link in your web browser:

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 on or before 11:30am EST on January 10, 2018.

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 January 10, 2018, 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 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, December 27, 2017. Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EST on January 10, 2018. 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 12/27/2017 $129.00
New Late Registration 1/9/2018 $159.00
Online Registration is closed. If you would still like to register, please contact Michelle at 661.350.6187.

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