Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 22, 2016
PT Management Support Systems (PTM), which provides physical and hand therapy consulting and management services to physician groups on a nationwide basis, is sponsoring a comprehensive tutorial regarding outpatient physical and occupational therapy documentation on Wednesday, September 28 from 12:00-1:00 PM EST.
"With Medicare and commercial payers increasing their scrutiny of physical therapy charges, it is more important than ever to ensure that therapy documentation clearly demonstrates medical necessity and compliance with other therapy billing requirements," says Cary Edgar, PTM’s President.
Led by Kay Hashagen, PT, MBA, RAC-CT, “Keys to Effective Documentation for Outpatient Therapists” will help outpatient physical and occupational therapists improve their documentation and reduce potential denials due to inability to demonstrate medical necessity and will specifically address:
- Medicare and other payor requirements for documenting medical necessity
- Demonstrating and documenting skilled service
- Treatment plan requirements
- Physician supervision requirements
- Writing short-term and long-term goals
- ICD-10 documentation
- Utilizing standardized tests to support medical necessity
- Progress note requirements and practical tips
- Treatment note requirements and practical tips
- Documenting for treatment above the Medicare cap
- G code reporting and documentation
- Red flags to avoid
Kay Hashagen, PT, MBA, RAC-CT is a Senior Consultant with LW Consulting and regularly conducts chart reviews for outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Kay has over 30 years of successful performance in private sector healthcare, specializing in geriatric rehabilitation in skilled nursing facilities, personal/assisted living and independent living, and outpatient rehabilitation. She started her career as a physical therapist working in hospitals and in-patient rehab and then spent over 22 years specializing in industrial rehabilitation and worker's compensation in outpatient clinics. Recently, Kay spent six years working in operations, managing rehabilitation departments for Genesis Rehabilitation Services in both skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics. Kay received her BS in Physical Therapy from Temple University and her M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida. Kay keeps her clinical skills up to date by treating patients PRN.
About PT Management Support Systems
PTM is a nationwide leader in helping physician groups develop and optimize the performance of physical and occupational therapy programs. In addition to providing practical and tested financial, operational and compliance solutions, PTM offers real-time physical and occupational therapy benchmarking, productivity tracking and reporting through its web-based TherapyWorkx solution. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, PTM currently works with healthcare organizations throughout the U.S. For additional information, contact Diana Kem.