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 President and Co-Founder
Rick Gawenda President/CEO at Gawenda Seminars & Consulting
Charlotte Bohnett Director of Demand Generation
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