Medicare Therapy Cap Repealed & Its Implications
Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
3/2/2018 1:00 PM
3/2/2018 2:00 PM
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Medicare Therapy Cap Repealed & Its Implications
Friday, March 2, 2018
(time varies depending upon your location)
• 10:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time
• 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
• 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central Standard Time
• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
One registration allows for one phone line in which you can have as many participants sit and listen via a speaker phone and all would be eligible to receive a course certificate that you could submit to your state for POSSIBLE CEU credit
Rick Gawenda, PT
Final Registration Deadline:
March 2, 2018 at 11:30AM EST
On February 9, 2018, the United States Senate and House of Representatives passed H.R. 1892 – “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018” and President Trump signed the bill into law at approximately 8:30am ET on February 9, 2018. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 71-28 and passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 240-186.
This legislation contains several important implications that will have an impact on outpatient therapy services provided by physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and speech-language pathologists.
This legislation changes the following regarding outpatient therapy services:
• Annual outpatient therapy cap, exception process, and use of the KX modifier
• Dollar threshold for the targeted medical review process
• Payment rates for services provided by a physical therapist assistant or occupational
This webinar will discuss what the therapy cap repeals means for providers of outpatient therapy services, the continued use of the KX modifier, changes to the targeted medical review dollar threshold and payment changes for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries receiving outpatient therapy services by physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants. I will also discuss the 2018 payment changes concerning the most common CPT codes billed by physical and occupational therapy.
At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will:
1. Describe and understand the therapy cap and services provided above $2010 in
calendar year 2018
2. Define the dollar amount for claims subject to the targeted medical review process
3. List factors that will determine what claims are selected for the targeted medical review
4. Discuss payment changes for services provided by a PTA and OTA to Medicare outpatients
5. Be able to calculate the dollar amount for each visit that will be applied to the
annual therapy cap dollar threshold
6. Recite the payment rate for the top CPT codes billed by physical and
7. Understand the difference between massage and manual therapy and what code
has a higher payment rate
Includes presentation time followed by a live Question & Answer session at the end.
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, private practice owners and practice administrators, coders and office managers at private practices, as well as directors, managers, supervisors, compliance officers, risk managers, and billers in skilled nursing facilities, hospital outpatient therapy departments, schools, 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 are
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.
- phone connection required only to hear the audio portion of the 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.
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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 March 2, 2018
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. If you register within 5 days of March 2, 2018, instructions will be emailed the evening of the day you registered (after 6:00PM pacific time).
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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:
Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EST on March 2, 2018. Please call Michelle at 661.350.6187 if you would like to register after the deadline.
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