October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT
Medicare making you shout and scream?
Then join our expert compliance team!
We’ll answer all your toughest Q’s.
Because you’ve gotta know the rules, or you’re bound to lose!
If receiving accurate reimbursements were a game, Medicare would certainly be one of the toughest opponents—and that’s especially true for rehab therapists. After all, the rules are constantly changing, and it seems like Medicare is always trying to sneak in a trick play to prevent PTs, OTs, and SLPs from receiving the reimbursements they deserve. But, with the right strategy—and some spirited support from our compliance squad—you can tip the score in your favor.
With that in mind, we invite you to join us for a live question-and-answer-style webinar on Tuesday, October 23, at 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00 PM EDT. During this session, Dr. Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, WebPT President and Co-Founder, and special guest host Rick Gawenda, PT, President and CEO of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, will:
- Provide a quick rundown of common Medicare misconceptions;
- Answer as many live audience questions as time allows; and
- Compile the rest into a post-webinar FAQ blog article.
So, collect your biggest Medicare brainbusters, and register for this can’t-miss event.
Can’t make the live session? Register anyway to receive the recording and handout—and to have an opportunity to ask us your question via email.
Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer
Rick Gawenda President/CEO at Gawenda Seminars & Consulting
Charlotte Bohnett Director of Demand Generation
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articleOct 25, 2018 | 43 min. read
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articleOct 13, 2016 | 1 min. read
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articleMay 30, 2016 | 5 min. read
“How can I avoid being audited by Medicare?” This is one of the compliance questions I hear most frequently, and the honest answer is, quite simply, that you can’t. Just because CMS or one of its auditing entities hasn’t come knocking on your door doesn’t mean you’re not being audited. In fact, every claim you submit undergoes statistical analysis, and Medicare compares your claims data to the data for all other claims submitted. Furthermore, Medicare now analyzes …
articleAug 2, 2017 | 7 min. read
Back in January, PTs and OTs experienced a pretty dramatic shift in the way they coded for initial evaluations. As you probably—hopefully—recall, this change required therapists to select evaluation CPT codes based on the complexity of each individual eval. (If this doesn’t sound familiar—or if you want a refresher on the details of the new evaluation code set—then I’d recommend reading this post ASAP.) This was a major change—one that thrust our entire profession into uncharted territory. …
articleAug 30, 2019 | 51 min. read
Earlier this week, Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC—WebPT’s Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer—and John Wallace, WebPT’s Chief Business Development Officer of Revenue Cycle Management, paired up to answer rehab therapists’ most burning billing questions during a live Q&A-style webinar . And, boy, did we get a lot of great ones. So many, in fact, that we couldn’t possibly get to them all live, so we created this massive post-webinar post (our biggest yet) with the most commonly …
articleMar 3, 2017 | 1 min. read
On January 1, 2017, new CPT codes went into effect for PT and OT evaluations and reevaluations. To use these new codes correctly, PTs and OTs must determine—and code for—the correct level of complexity associated with each patient evaluation. As with anything new, the implementation of these codes stirred up quite a few tough questions. Think you know how to use them? Test your skills on this quiz to be sure. After all, incorrect code selection could …
articleDec 19, 2016 | 20 min. read
This month’s webinar on the new CPT codes was our biggest one yet—more than 11,000 people registered to attend. With such a large—and clinically diverse—audience, we received a ton of questions. And due to time constraints, our hosts—WebPT’s own Heidi Jannenga and compliance expert Rick Gawenda—weren’t able to get to even a fraction of them during the live broadcast. Not to worry, though; we’ve done our best to answer them all here, in one giant FAQ article. …
webinarNov 5, 2018
Picture this: snowflakes drift lazily through the bitter winter air and pile softly on your windowsill. You’re snuggled up under your softest blanket, holding a steaming cup of cocoa and smiling as your family laughs and chatters happily after tearing open their holiday gifts. Then, someone hands you a box wrapped in shiny blue paper with a tag that reads, “From Medicare.” You rip into the bright wrapping paper, but as it falls to the floor, you …
articleNov 3, 2016 | 5 min. read
Over the last several years, healthcare providers in general—and rehab therapists, specifically—have been hit with a seemingly constant barrage of regulatory requirements. And the vast majority of these initiatives—PQRS, functional limitation reporting, MPPR, ICD-10, and the like—have either: Had a direct negative impact on our payments, or Forced us to devote extra time to satisfying the criteria of the requirements—with zero compensation for that time. So, it should come as no surprise that the rehab therapy community …