A live seminar held at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) aims to help attendees navigate “the payment maze” to reduce denials and minimize risks.

The February 28 course is designed to help participants connect the importance of the patient/client management model to their documentation and the codes selected to communicate and report patient interventions. According to the APTA Learning Center website, experts will share the latest information on effectively and efficiently communicating (or documenting) skilled interventions, coding for physical therapy services, current physical therapy payment policy, and successful compliance with federal regulations.

Learn more about the “Navigating the Payment Maze to Reduce Denials and Minimize Risks” seminar.

The site notes that participants will also learn the finer points of ICD-10, quality reporting, and documenting medical necessity, and skilled care. Tips on audits and appeals will also be provided. A livestream of the event is also available for those who wish to participate from their home or workplace.

Learning objectives for the course include describing potential future changes to payment and reporting methodology of rehabilitative services, and how best to prepare—from both thought and process perspectives—for any transition, categorizing coding and related documentation requirements for rehabilitation in 2015 and beyond, as well as determining areas of risk in coding (time, units) from a compliance perspective, and learn tips that are key to documenting reporting in support of clinical practice in the outpatient setting. Additional objectives including documenting and reporting ICD-9 codes for outpatient rehabilitation services and describe basics regarding the transition to ICD-10.

Visit the APTA Learning Center to register

[Source: APTA Learning Center]