G-Code Essentials for Fixing Unpaid Claims and
Fast-tracking Reimbursements -
Therapists / Coders Training Seminar
Unpaid Medicare Claims? Here's How to
Safeguard Your Reimbursement.
New reporting requirements for Medicare demand that rehab professionals justify
medical necessity and reimbursement by documenting therapeutic progress with
G-codes. Now, punitive measures for noncompliance are in effect, and practices
across the nation are seeing a significant increase in the number of payment
denials. With ICD-10 CM on the horizon, this is only the trickle before the
If you're seeing an uptick in unpaid claims, this seminar pinpoints where your
reporting and billing practices are bleeding money under the new guidelines,
while providing step-by-step instructions for denial-proofing your
documentation. Explore case studies and experiences from clinics that have
transitioned successfully to the new reporting standards, and take home new
documentation practices that fully justify medical necessity and reimbursement.
Remembering when to code at the right time can be challenging when your patients
aren't all on Medicare, and fixing G-code errors after the fact is extremely
time-consuming and costly. This workshop demonstrates efficient and effective
workflow designed to prevent the kinds of common mistakes that plague busy
caseloads. Discover time- and cost-saving solutions for the most common causes
of payment denial, and leave the seminar with the background and knowledge to
transition your daily documentation routine into compliance with the new
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Outline how to document in G-code
• Explain how to document in ICF to stay compliant with the CMS law
• Examine the definitions of the new Medicare Claims Based Functional
Limitations Data Collection
• Explain CMS goal logic and show examples of methods in an electronic medical
record system that effectively streamlines daily charting
• Discuss methods that securely aggregate data across clinics
• Identify viability of aggregate metrics as a collaborative platform of
improving patient care
• Demonstrate the usefulness of the CMS severity index in documenting the degree
of functional limitation
• Document improvement of patient functioning through an episode of care
• Examine case studies for PTs, OTs, SLPs, and other rehab professionals
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
MALCOLM BOND, PhD, is a certified trainer
of the theory and use of the World Health Organization's International
Classification of Functioning. As a 30+ year veteran of the medical industry,
Dr. Bond is the founder of Cedaron Medical, Inc., a company providing software
solutions, applications, and training for rehabilitation professionals. In
addition, he is the innovator of more than a dozen patented computerized
physical therapy equipment and software products.
Dr. Bond earned his Doctorate in Physiology from the University of California,
Davis, and has accomplished post-doctorate research at the Italian Muscle
Disease Research Center, University of Padova, Italy. In addition, Dr. Bond acts
as an Honorary Research Fellow for the Department of Developmental Neurology at
the University College, London, England.
Financial – Receives product development salary from Cedaron Medical, Inc.
Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
Speaker is an excellent lecturer! He presents the
topic in a way that it is understood and comprehensive, and he has a good sense
of humor. He is like a light at the end of the tunnel.
Frances Darcera, OT Tomball, TX
Excellent program! This helped clarify CMS expectations.
Heather Berry, OT Wichita, KS
Great "train the trainer" format.
Lisa Jenson, PT Texas City, TX
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Rehab Directors
• Respiratory Therapists
• Coding Professionals
• Healthcare Executives
This program has been submitted for 6 CEUs to the
Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 3: Professional Issues.
Cross Country Education is authorized to award 6 hours of pre-approved ACHE
Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or
recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants
in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward
ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting
application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or
This program has been submitted to the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for
approval of 6 contact hours.
This meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9,
please contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education, LLC is approved by the Continuing Education Board of
the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing
education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course
information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA
CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific
products or clinical procedures. This course is offered for up to .6 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level; Related area).
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM