Documentation and Billing for Aquatic Therapy

Course: #3452Level: Intermediate2 Hours 173 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

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

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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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to compose at least three medical necessity statements justifying aquatic therapy interventions based on the unique properties of water.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least two ways to demonstrated skilled care in daily note documentation.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three reasons for insurance denial of payment as it relates to aquatic therapy interventions.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least five reasons why documentation is an essential part in delivering aquatic therapy services.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to correctly identify at least three group and aquatic therapy CPT codes when billing for outpatient aquatic therapy.

Agenda

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

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Beth Scalone has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Beth Scalone has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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The Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, Inc. (ATRI)

The Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, Inc. (ATRI)

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California

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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


KPTA

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


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This course is offered for 2 hours (Intermediate level) by the New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy.


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