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WEBINAR: Navigating the Reimbursement Landscape: A Fireside Chat With Rick Gawenda
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WEBINAR: Navigating the Reimbursement Landscape: A Fireside Chat With Rick Gawenda

 Export to Your Calendar 11/5/2019
When: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Where: GoToWebinar
United States
Contact: Marcus Dean
(877) 636-4408 x102


Online registration is available until: 11/5/2019
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Join HPA for this discussion about a variety of topics being discussed by Stephen Huntsman and Rick Gawenda. Rick and Stephen will take a candid look at the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, TRICARE, MIPS, and much more!

Topics include: 

  • New PTA/COTA modifiers.
  • Key changes for MIPS.
  • Update on TRICARE.
  • TPE audit activity.
  • Proposed 8% reimbursement cut slated for 2021.
  • AIM's utilization management program for Anthem commercial plans (and Medicare Advantage).
  • A look ahead at the reimbursement landscape over the next 5-10 years, including a shift in payment models, the future of MIPS and/or other quality programs, further adoption of MPPR, the PTA/COTA reimbursement differential, and more.

About the speakers: 

Stephen Huntsman, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with over 25 years of experience and currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Clinical Services for Upstream Rehabilitation where is responsible for oversight of the organization’s compliance program, developing clinical outcome and operational reporting tools, and creating educational and training resources for clinical and regulatory initiatives. Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky in 1993 and has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, acute care, home health, and long-term care. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) including the Private Practice Section (PPS) and the Section on Health, Policy, and Administration (HPA).  He has been a member of HPA’s LAMP Management Committee since 2015.  Stephen currently serves on the Advisory Board for the DPT program at Western Kentucky University where he is also a guest lecturer.  He has held multiple speaking engagements at APTA, AAOE, BONES, and other national conferences. 

Rick Gawenda, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with over 27 years of experience and 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. Mr. Gawenda is also Director of Finance for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy, a private practice with 2 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. Mr. Gawenda has presented nationally since 2004 and currently presents over 80 dates per year around the United States. Mr. Gawenda is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). Mr. Gawenda is a Past President of the Section on Health Policy & Administration of the APTA as well as a 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”.

 

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