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Starting Your Own Practice From Scratch

Profession: Physical Therapists/Assistants,Occupational Therapists/Assistants,Doctors of Chiropractic
Topic: Business Administration
CEU: 1.5 unit
Contact Hours: 15 hours

States Approved:
- Physical Therapists/Assistants : Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming
- Occupational Therapists/Assistants : Ohio
- Doctors of Chiropractic : Iowa, Nebraska, New Jersey

Skill Level: Beginner


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Course Description:

The primary goal of this course is to provide you with a step by step guide in building your very own practice from scratch. As such, this course is dedicated to helping you put up your very own health facility where you can readily offer your professional therapeutic services to the people in your area. From beginning to end, its content will give you step-by-step guidelines and useful information especially researched and compiled to support you in achieving your goal as straightforwardly as possible. If you put your heart and mind to the task, then you will surely succeed in establishing your own health facility.

Topics that are included here such as Choosing the Right Business Structure, Defining your Specialty and Determining if your business would be viable are written for quick and easy comprehension while conveying numerous applicable instructions and related guidelines. Surely, this course will prove itself of great assistance once you finally make the big decision to pursue your plans in founding your very own healthcare establishment. Take advantage of this course's guidance and instructions and make your dreams of owning your own healthcare facility a reality!

Course objectives:

  1. to define a practice that will separate you from competition
  2. to identify if there is a market for your practice in your target geographical location
  3. to choose the right business structure, right slogan and right branding
  4. to decide which payment options you will accept-- No fault, worker's comp, third party payers or cash
  5. to device a marketing and business plan
  6. to choose the best billing and accounting system for your facility
  7. to prepare for a grand opening day

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Mr. Hubbard’s Story
Naming Your Health Facility
Choosing the Right Business Structure
Office Hours
Payment Options
Business Plan
Setting Up Your Billing System
Kareo Integrated Billing
Free PT
Intouch EMR
Chapter 2: Basics of Medicare
Medicare Part B
Private Insurances
Medicare Skilled Guidelines
Medical Necessity
Expressing Medical Necessity and Skilled Care
Advance Beneficiary Notice
Maintenance Programs
Evaluation and Maintenance Plan without Rehabilitative Treatment
Skilled Maintenance Therapy for Safety
Individual Activities Concurrent with Rehabilitative Treatment
Evaluation and Maintenance Program without Rehabilitation Therapy
Maintenance Therapy Lawsuit
Medicare Appeal Deadlines
Medicare Audit Recovery
Appealing Recoupment
Sample Letters of Appeal
Chapter 3: Effective Documentation
Basics of Documentation
Late Entries and Supplemental Notes
Documentation Requirements
Documentation Required upon Request
Limits on Requirements
Certifications and Recertifications
Dictated Documentation
Dates for Documentation
Evaluation/Re-Evaluation and Plan of Care
Additional Components of Evaluation/Reevaluation
When the Evaluation Serves as the Plan of Care
Progress Reports
Objective Evidence
Delayed Reports
Early Reports
Progress Reports for Services Billed Incident to a Physician’s Service
Documenting Clinician Participation in Treatment in the Progress Report
Assistant’s Participation in the Progress Report
Discharge Notes
Treatment Notes
Describing Pain
Justification for Skilled Services
Risk Factors
Documenting a Patient’s Potential for Rehabilitation
Creating Goals
Plan of Care
Treatment under a Plan
Two Plans
Contents of Plan
Changes to the Therapy Plan
Chapter 4: ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM and CPT Codes
Basic Guidelines in Using ICD-9 codes
Coding Guidelines
Transitioning to the ICD-10 Codes
General Coding Guidelines
Steps in Coding
General Equivalence Mappings
History of CPT Codes
In Depth Look at CPT Codes
Coding for Procedures
Examples of CPT codes:
Untimed CPT Codes
Timed CPT Codes
Utilization Guidelines and Maximum Billable Units per Date of Service
0183T: Low Frequency, Non-Contact, Non-Thermal Ultrasound (MIST Therapy)
29065: Application of Casts and Strapping Codes
G0283: Electrical Stimulation (CPT G0283 or 97032)
90911: Biofeedback Therapy
95851: Range of Motion Tests
97001: Physical Therapy Evaluation
97002: Physical Therapy Re-Evaluation
97010: Hot/Cold Packs
97012: Traction, Mechanical (to one or more areas)
97016: Vasopneumatic Devices (to one or more areas)
97018: Hot Wax/ Paraffin Treatment
97022: Whirlpool
97024: Diathermy (i.e. microwave)
97026: Infrared Therapy
97028:  Ultraviolet (to one or more areas)
97033: Iontophoresis
97034: Contrast Baths (to one or more areas)
97035: Ultrasound (to one or more areas)
97036: Hubbard Tank (to one or more areas)
97110: Therapeutic Exercises
97112: Neuromuscular Re-education
97113: Aquatic Therapy with Therapeutic Exercise
97116: Gait Training
97124: Massage, including effleurage, petrissage and/or tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion) (one or more areas, each 15 minutes)
97140: Manual Therapy
97150: Group Therapy Services
97545: Work Hardening (97545, 97546)
97530: Therapeutic Activities
97532: Development Of Cognitive Skills To Improve Attention, Memory, Problem Solving, (includes compensatory training) direct (one on one) patient contact by the provider, each 15 minutes
97535: Self–Care/Home Management Training
97537: Community/Work Reintegration Training (e.g., shopping, transportation, money management, avocational activities and/or work environment (modification analysis, work task analysis) direct one on one contact by provider, each 15 minutes)
97542: Wheelchair Management
97597: Selective Debridement
97750: Physical Performance Testing
97755: Assistive Technology Assessment (e.g., to restore, augment or compensate for existing function, optimize functional tasks and/or maximize environmental accessibility), direct one on one contact by provider, with written report, each 15 minutes
97760: Orthotic Management & Training
97761: Prosthetic Training, upper and/or lower extremity(s), each 15 minutes
97762: Checkout For Orthotic/Prosthetic Use, established patient, each 15 minutes
97799: Unlisted Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation Service Or Procedure, not timed (97799, 97139 or 97039)
Miscellaneous Services (Non-covered)
CCI 20.1 Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Edits
Chapter 5: Service Units and Therapy Certifications
Timed and Untimed Codes
Counting Minutes for Timed Codes in 15-Minute Units
Student Supervision
Billing Scenarios for Medicare Part B
CPT Codes Clarification
Therapy Certifications
Initial Certification
Timing of Initial Certification
Review of Plan and Recertification
Physician/Non-physician Practitioner Options for Certification
Restrictions on Certification
Delayed Certification
Denials Due to Certification
Exceptions for Medically Necessary Services
Appeals Related to Disapproval of Cap Exceptions
Application of New Coding Requirements
Services Affected
Providers and Practitioners Affected
Chapter 6: Functional Limitation Reporting, G-Codes and PQRS
Functional Reporting Codes — G-codes
Functional Reporting Codes — Severity/Complexity Modifiers
Function-related G-codes
Mobility G-code Set:
Changing & Maintaining Body Position G-code set:
Carrying, Moving & Handling Objects G-code Set
Self-Care G-code Set
Other PT/OT Primary G-code Set:
Other PT/OT Subsequent G-code Set:
Documentation Requirements
G-Codes Examples and Clarification
Required Tracking and Documentation of Functional G-codes and Severity Modifiers
Remittance Advice Messages
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
Eligible professionals
2015 Changes to PQRS
Claims-based Reporting
Registry Reporting
Group Practice Reporting Option (GRPO)
Value-Based Modifier
New Medicare Legislation
Chapter 7: Therapy Cap, Manual Medical Review, & Physician Fee Schedule
General Information on the Therapy Cap
2015 Therapy Cap Limitations and Exceptions
Automatic Exceptions Process
Manual Medical Review
Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR)
2015 Medicare Copays and Deductibles
Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Additional Cap Facts for 2015
Chapter 8: Administrative Matters
Common Billing Errors and How to Avoid Them
Coordination of Benefits
Medicare Payments First
Medicare Payments in Event that the Primary Payer Denies Payment Claims
Claiming for Payments when Patients’ GHP is Fully Consumed
Plan of Care Document and Medicare
Standard Document Requirements for Claiming Medicare Payments as Secondary Benefits
Therapy Caps for Medicare Claims on Secondary Payment Scheme
Medicare Audits on Payment Claims
Denials, Audits and Appeals
Coverage Issues
LCDs or Local Coverage Determination
Provider-Supplier Enrollment
Supervision: Use of Students, Aides and PTAs
Supervision of Students
Acceptable Billing Practices
Physical Therapy Assistants
CMS: Medicare Coverage Database
Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic, Orthotic and Supplies (DMEPOS)
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Claims Audits
Health Care Reform
Payment Reforms Under Practice Administration
Initial Certification of Treatment Plans
The Process of Recertification
Billing Procedures and Associated Modality Units
Ensuring Documents are Error Free on CERT
New Patient Area
Patient Care Area
Point of Sale Area
Billing Area
Office and Furniture Supplies
Creating a Website for Added Promotion and Public Accessibility
Join Trade Associations


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Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New York: Rehabsurge, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 15 contact hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehabsurge, Inc. as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This course is approved for 15 CEs/Contact Hours.

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