June 25, 2020
COVID-19, Physical Therapy, Telehealth
Physical Therapists have engaged in providing care using telehealth as a mode of delivery during the Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19. This is a new opportunity for many physical therapy providers to deliver care via telehealth. Payer policy has dramatically changed in a very short period of time. This course is designed to provide valuable information on deciding whether to deliver care via telehealth, describe best practices, review payer policies and rules, and provide coding guidance to comply with payer policy. By attending this course, you will gain knowledge of the payer policies in their current form, which should lead to faster claims processing and timely payment. The payer policies reviewed in this course focus on local commercial plans in the state and government plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. Following sixty minutes of information from members of the APTA Minnesota Payer Advocacy Workgroup, there will be time for Q & A. This course will be delivered using remote technology and recorded for future access.
The Payor Advocacy Workgroup serves APTA Minnesota members by advocating on behalf of APTA MN and its members on issues relating to payment, payment policy, and restrictive actions by payors affecting payment of physical therapy services. The workgroup collaborates with the Payment Committee and Government Affairs to align strategy on payment and advocacy issues. The workgroup meets with payors in Minnesota to educate payors on the value of physical therapy services and asks payers to recognize and reward our value, and change restrictive policies and processes that adversely affect practice and payment. The workgroup includes members from many areas of physical therapy practice; each member contributes to issues, concerns or solutions related to their area of payment expertise. Members of the Payer Advocacy Workgroup:
- Craig Johnson, PT, MBA- Chair of Payer Advocacy Workgroup
- Lori Froehling, PT, MS
- Kathleen Picard, PT
- Chris O'Hotto, PT, DPT
- Jeff Vrudny, PT, MBA
- Julie Somsky, PT
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.
How to Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.