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Medicare: Everything an Outpatient Therapist Needs to Know
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From Functional Limitation Reporting, New Dollar Limit Thresholds, to outcome tools, probe and targeted audits, total time rules, maintenance, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, and documentation requirements, the regulations seem overwhelming. This course will provide a clear understanding of the Medicare rules and regulations for outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Participants will develop an understanding of the audit process and how to position oneself for success.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/21/2018
When: Friday, September 21, 2018
8:30am-4:00pm
Where: 204 Health & Human Services Building, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina 
United States
Contact: 828-227-7397

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Who Can Attend:   Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Office Manager in Outpatient Practices

Course Description
Medicare is an ever-changing landscape for outpatient therapists. From Functional Limitation Reporting, New Dollar Limit Thresholds, to outcome tools, probe and targeted audits, total time rules, maintenance, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, and documentation requirements, the regulations seem overwhelming. Learn all the key issues in this one-day course.

This course will provide a clear understanding of the Medicare rules and regulations for outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Participants will develop a basic understanding of the audit process and how to position oneself for success in an audit situation. This course will cover the issues that therapists find most difficult to understand. 

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, each participant will be able to:
  • Describe the data that Medicare is capturing and how that data can impact your practice.
  • Describe data that may be considered red flags for outpatient therapy.
  • Discuss the regulations regarding plans of care and how those can impact reimbursement.
  • List the required Medicare documents and the required elements of each of those.
  • Define MIPS and how MIPS might impact outpatient practices in 2019.
  • Understand the new dollar thresholds that replaced the hard therapy cap and how to manage those appropriately.
  • Understand the Medicare regulations as it relates to maintenance and which patient populations would meet the regulations.
  • Understand the Medicare billing rules and how they may differ from commercial payers. 
Registration Information

Early Registration: $55 (through Sept 7, 2018) 
Late Registration: $70 (after Sept 7, 2018)
Registration Deadline: Sept 17, 2018
Registration includes a boxed lunch