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Trap Shooting Fundraiser - SD Political Action Committee for PT

Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship at the trap range! 

This event will serve to raise funds for the SD Political Action Committee for Physical Therapy.  The SD PT PAC is an important organization which goes to work for YOU by building relationships and advocating for beneficial therapy legislation.

Date: August 16th  3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Place:  Hunters Point Shooting Complex, Humboldt SD

Cost: $150/person or $600 for a team of 4

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Gawenda Seminars:  

Understanding the Complex World of Therapy Services

September 21: 8 AM - 4 PM

Sioux Falls (Sanford Health) or Webinar

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Join us as we learn from renowned therapy expert, Rick Gawenda.  This course is open to PTs, PTAs OTs, and COTAs, as well as non-clinical staff.

In Person and Webinar options are available for your convenience! 

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics continue to be on the medical record review radar for Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance carriers medical review entities for documentation, CPT coding, and billing issues. This seminar applies to therapists and assistants who treat pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics in all outpatient therapy settings.

This seminar will teach participants the necessary components of documentation for the initial evaluation, reevaluation, progress reports, daily notes, discharge reports and the Medicare Part B certification and recertification process that will help participants document the key points in supporting medical necessity and the skilled nature of outpatient therapy services not only for insurance carriers, but for their respective state practice act.

The seminar will teach participants what interventions, techniques and procedures are included within the CPT codes most commonly used by physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and speech-language pathologists. The seminar will teach participants the new caregiver training services (CTS) CPT codes for 2024, documentation required to bill the CTS codes, and how to bill the CTS codes. These new CTS codes are very applicable to the pediatric population.

The seminar will teach participants the national correct coding initiative (NCCI) edits and the proper use of Modifier 59 as well as Medicare’s “8-minute rule”, definition of substantial per the American Medical Association, and provide billing scenarios to ensure therapists bill correctly to all insurance carriers, including the Medicare program.

Rick Gawenda, PT is a licensed physical therapist with over 30 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 previously worked as the Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was responsible for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

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 approximately 100 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 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”.

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Sioux Falls, SD 57108
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