This course has reached maximum capacity for online connections.
THIS COURSE WILL BE HOSTED ONLINE ONLY. FURTHER MEETING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT TO ALL ATTENDEES SOON.
Join the WPTA Southeast District for a meeting and two hours of ethics! The District business meeting will begin at 6:10, with the ethics course to follow.
By the end of this presentation, the attendees will be able to…
Understand Major Payer Regulatory & Business Initiatives in Payment/Compliance
i. Medicare Updates 2019-20
1. Therapy CAP/Threshold
2. Functional Outcome Reporting
Documentation & Billing for Payment
1. Optimal Billing & Coding
a. Optimal Evaluation Coding
b. Understanding & Optimizing Treatment Coding & Documentation
2. Clear & Concise -Documentation that works
Dr. Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT is President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service based in Wisconsin. She provides consulting services to rehab providers nation-wide working with between 50-100 practices/health care systems per year.
She has enabled providers to achieve optimum success in the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care to their patients/clients by offering assistance with
- Marketing and program development
- Customer Service initiatives and patient alumni programs
- Negotiating managed care contracts and payer relations
- Training and staff development in the referral and payer relations process
- Optimal reimbursement and documentation strategies
- Lobbying and advocacy for therapy services
Dr. Steffes is a 1981 graduate of Northwestern University and completed her Transitional DPT in December of 2010. She served as a Network Administrator for a group of 50+ private practice clinics where her primary responsibilities include marketing, payer and provider relations and contract management.
In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Steffes is a frequents speaker at both National & State Meetings. She works as adjunct faculty member/guest faculty in the physical therapy programs of the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is also a guest lecturer and recent recipient of PT Alumni of the year award at her alma mater Northwestern University in Chicago. Her expertise ranges from professional referral relations, marketing & customer service and practice start-ups. In addition, she has addressed private practices, hospital systems, professional associations and therapy networks in over thirty states.
Dr. Steffes is active in her profession as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on Board of Directors for the Private Practice Section of APTA, and the Wisconsin Chapter of APTA, serving as the Chapter’s Reimbursement Specialist.