Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency Course: Aquatic Billing and Documentation

This course is a pre-requisite required to complete the Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency Certificate.
Documentation and Billing for Aquatic Physical Therapy Services is a 2-part competency-based assessment involving the foundations of clinical documentation and coding and billing required for the delivery of aquatic physical therapy services. Components of Part 1 include minimum documentation requirements, practice standards for documentation, incorporating APTA's 5 elements of patient/client management, establishing medical necessity of aquatic therapy services, defining reasonable and necessary services, and using functional reporting.

Part 2 includes important information on using correct coding to bill for aquatic therapy services, fraud and abuse, and denials. The course offers built-in knowledge checks using case studies to improve participants' understanding of the content. References are included in a separate file and are accessible at any time during the presentation.

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Course Code:

LMS-537

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_Logo One

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.3

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

16S0146

cert_OH hours

2.75

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

3

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

03/01/2014

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Christine A. Taylor, PT, DPT, PCS

Learning objectives

Following completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the essential elements of documentation required for aquatic physical therapy services.
  2. Synthesize the A.P.T.A.'s five elements of patient/client management for documentation of aquatic physical therapy services.
  3. Describe the components of documentation required to support/justify the medical necessity of aquatic physical therapy services.
  4. Interpret the current CMS guidelines for reimbursement of aquatic physical therapy services.
  5. Analyze and apply current private insurance guidelines for payment of aquatic physical therapy services.
  6. Evaluate case studies and answer questions with regard to documentation of aquatic physical therapy services.

Partner(s)

Aquatic Physical Therapy Section

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APTA

#Lessons:
1VideoLesson.MP4
2Assessment
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.3
Tags:Aquatics, Christine A. Taylor
Enrollment
Price:$124.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $124.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $99.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Aquatic Physical Therapy Section
    $89.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollar