Founder and President | Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
Rick Gawenda, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with more than 27 years of experience who currently serves as the Founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1991. Rick is also Director of Finance for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy, a private practice with two locations.
He has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, billing, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, practice management, and denial management as they relate to outpatient therapy services. Rick has presented nationally since 2004 and currently gives more than 80 presentations per year around the United States.
Rick is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). He is a past President of APTA’s Section on Health Policy & Administration as well as a past President of the Michigan Association of Medical Rehabilitation Program Administrators.
Rick 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.”