2019 Documentation for Evaluations and Reevaluations
Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
2/13/2019 1:00 PM
2/13/2019 3:00 PM
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2019 Documentation for Evaluations and Reevaluations
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
(time varies depending upon your location)
• 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
• 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central Standard Time
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
One registration allows as many people to watch and listen to the webinar on one computer and/or phone line and each participant would be eligible to print off a certificate of attendance that may be eligible for 2.5 CEUs from your state board or national association. You will need to check with your state board and/or national association. regarding CEU approval
Rick Gawenda, PT
Early Registration Deadline:
January 30, 2019 at 11:59PM EST
Final Registration Deadline:
February 13 2019 at 11:30AM EST
Physical, occupational and speech therapy services continue to be on the audit radar for various Medicare Administrative Contactors and private insurance carriers medical review entities. This webinar will review the necessary components of documentation for the initial evaluation and reevaluation that will help you document the key points in supporting medical necessity and the skilled nature of physical, occupational and speech therapy services.
At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Describe and implement the necessary components of an initial evaluation to
support the need for skilled therapy services
2. Explain the importance of documenting prior and current level of function
3. Discuss the importance of documenting comorbidities and how they may impact
your therapy plan of care
4. Name the required elements for a plan of care for Medicare and private insurance carriers
5 Identify the 4 questions a goal should answer and be able to develop and write
short-term and long-term function-based goals based on the patient’s impairments
and functional deficits
6. List 3 reasons when a reevaluation is appropriate to perform on a patient and bill to
an insurance carrier
Includes 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 Therapists Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Office Managers, Compliance Officers, Auditors, Nursing Home Administrators, and Hospital Administrators and Directors responsible for therapy departments.
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.
- 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.
TelSpanWeb System Requirements to View Webinar:
• Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• MAC OS X v10.4 or Higher
• 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: http://web.telspan.com/systemcheck
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 February 13, 2019
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 a handout attachment. If you register within 5 days of February 13, 2019, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 EDT, January 30, 2019. Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EDT on February 13 2019. Please call Michelle at 661.350.6187 if you would like to register after the deadline.
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