CMS has announced considerable changes to therapy services and their reporting requirements for 2019. It has finally allowed the reporting of the services of physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) under incident to a therapist through new payment modifiers. Among other changes, CMS has also defined what ‘in whole or part’ represents for the correct reporting of PTA/OTA services. In light of these not-so-straightforward changes—and the fact that physical therapy billing is already on the radar of the OIG and other payers—are you confident that your therapy department can stand up without fear to a payer/carrier audit in 2019?
Stand up confidently to any audit by attending this information-packed session by coding expert Margie Scalley Vaught. This audio session is geared totally towards PT/OT coding and documentation, backed by official sources such as CPT® and CMS/CCI. Vaught will bring you up to speed with the PT/OT coding changes and reporting requirements for 2019; show you how exactly your documentation should look like; walk you through how time should be reported, and provide valuable insight to help avoid payment denials.
After attending this session, you will have a thorough understanding of PT/OT coding. You will know who can document and perform physical therapy/occupational therapy to Medicare patients; whether you still need to report the functional HCPCS codes and severity modifiers; what your PTAs/OTAs can do; what you can bill; and when the new modifiers take effect. Plus, you will be armed with the insight to strengthen your therapy departments and maximize your reimbursement legally and ethically.
The highlights below will give you a glimpse of what you can expect in this power-packed session:
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With over 30+ years’ experience in the Healthcare arena, in positions from nurse’s aide to ward clerk and medical transcriptionist to office manager, Margie Scalley Vaught, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P, PCE, MCS-P, ACS-EM, ACS-OR, understands how offices are structured. Margie spent twenty years in the field of Orthopedics. She obtained Certified Professional Coder (CPC) designation in 1995 from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), where she served...
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