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Providing and Billing Outpatient
Telehealth Therapy Services

On April 30th, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) temporarily added physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists as providers of telehealth for outpatient therapy services, with a retroactive effective date of March 1st, 2020.

During this webinar, participants learn which settings can provide outpatient physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services via telehealth to their Medicare beneficiaries and have those services paid by the Medicare program. The webinar also teaches participants which CPT codes can be reimbursed via telehealth for each discipline, which modifiers must be appended to the CPT codes on the claim form, and which Medicare Part B rules and regulations apply to outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth. Finally, the webinar discusses hospital outpatient therapy departments and how they can provide therapy to their registered outpatients at home through the use of telecommunication technology.

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Instructor Bio


Rick Gawenda, PT, is founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. In this role, he has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT/ICD-9 coding, billing, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, and denial management as they relate to outpatient therapy services. Mr. Gawenda is also a past President of both the APTA Section on Health & Administration and Michigan Association of Medical Program Rehabilitation Administrators.

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