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2019 Maintenance Therapy Under The Medicare Program
Hosted By: Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Location: Webinar
Ypsilanti, MI
Start Time: 4/17/2019 1:00 PM
End Time: 4/17/2019 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
2019 Maintenance Therapy Under The Medicare Program

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
(time varies depending upon your location)

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

Presenter: Rick Gawenda, PT

Early Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT
Final Registration Deadline: April 17, 2019 at 11:30AM EDT

COURSE DESCRIPTION
In accordance with the Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement Agreement, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued revised portions of the relevant chapters of the program manual used by Medicare contractors in January 2014, in order to clarify that coverage of skilled therapy services “...does not turn on the presence or absence of a beneficiary’s potential for improvement, but rather on the beneficiary’s need for skilled care.”

This 1.5-hour webinar program will explain the significant aspects of the manual changes that include:

• No “Improvement Standard” is to be applied in determining Medicare coverage
for maintenance claims that require skilled care
• Enhanced guidance on appropriate documentation
• Nothing in this Settlement Agreement modifies, contracts, or expands the
existing eligibility requirements for receiving Medicare coverage
• Skilled therapy services versus non-skilled therapy services

The webinar will discuss maintenance therapy in the following settings:

• Home Health
• Skilled Nursing Facility Part A
• Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
• Outpatient settings including private practice, hospital outpatient departments,
rehabilitation agencies, and skilled nursing facilities

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar presentation, participants will be able to:

• Identify when maintenance therapy services can be a covered benefit by the
Medicare program
• Recite the settings where functional improvement must occur for payment to
occur and settings where functional improvement is not required for payment
• Define difference between rehabilitative therapy and maintenance therapy
• Describe how documentation can support skilled care was required and provided
• Understand how maintenance therapy impacts the annual therapy threshold
• Be able to explain how to bill for maintenance therapy on your respective claim forms

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 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, and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

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.

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 EDT on April 17, 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 April 17, 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: 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 EDT, April 3, 2019. Final registration for the webinar conference is 11:30am EDT on April 17, 2019. 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 4/3/2019 $129.00
New Late Registration 4/17/2019 $159.00
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