This course will include documentation "do's and don'ts" including ways to document medical necessity and skilled care in aquatic therapy environments. It will provide updates on Medicare rules and coding related to outpatient aquatic therapy along with sharing key resources to help the therapist stay in compliance. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Course created on September 13, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; ATRI/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to compose at least three medical necessity statements justifying aquatic therapy interventions based on the unique properties of water.
- Participants will be able to list at least two ways to demonstrated skilled care in daily note documentation.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three reasons for insurance denial of payment as it relates to aquatic therapy interventions.
- Participants will be able to list at least five reasons why documentation is an essential part in delivering aquatic therapy services.
- Participants will be able to correctly identify at least three group and aquatic therapy CPT codes when billing for outpatient aquatic therapy.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learner outcomes|
|15-35 Minutes||Purpose of documentation|
|35-45 Minutes||Questions that should be answered by the documentation|
|45-75 Minutes||Define aquatic therapy/ justification of aquatic therapy based on the unique properties of water|
|75-85 Minutes||Documenting skill, and progress in the aquatic therapy patient|
|85-100 Minutes||Common mistakes that lead to denial|
|100-120 Minutes||Billing and coding for aquatic therapy. Summary, Q&A|
Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Beth is the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego CA, specializing in aquatic and orthopedic physical therapy since 1997. Beth is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist, a certified STOTT Pilates instructor, and an Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute Certified therapist. In 2010, Beth was honored with Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute's Tsunami Spirit award for her contribution to aquatic therapy education. In 2012, she was named Aquatic Therapy Professional of the year. In 2015, the Aquatic Section of the APTA presented Beth with the Judy Cirullo award in recognition of her promotion of aquatic therapy. Additional aquatic therapy certifications include Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method and Trainer for AquaStretch™, a myofascial release technique performed in the water. Along with continuing to actively treat patients, Beth travels the country and world providing education courses with the focus on aquatic therapy.
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