Coding and documenting initial evaluations is about to become more complicated.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) December 02, 2016
Therapists will be required to start using new initial evaluation and re-evaluation codes on January 1, 2017. Led by Kay Hashagen, PT, MBA, RAC-CT, this webinar will provide therapists with the fundamental information needed to start using these new codes, including:
- A detailed explanation of the three new initial evaluation codes for PT/OT
- How to choose between the new high, moderate and low initial evaluation complexity levels
- How to document medical necessity for each complexity level
- Use of the new re-evaluation code
- Recommendations on modifying your current EHR templates to support the choice and documentation of the new evaluation codes
- Medicare and commercial payment differences for the new codes
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.
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PTM is a nationwide leader in helping physician groups develop and optimize the performance of physical and hand therapy programs. In addition to providing practical and tested financial, operational and compliance solutions, PTM offers real-time physical and hand 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.