Coding and Billing Updates: The Move to Value-Based Payment

This Webinar is scheduled for December 4, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

WEBINAR FORMAT! The prerecording will be made available 2-3 weeks in advance - you will receive an email notice. You must review this and be prepared to interact with the presenters during the live session on December 4th. The recorded content will not be replayed during the live Q and A session on December 4th. Please prepare a few questions for the live session and email them directly to: no later than December 3rd using the subject line: "Questions for December 4th Webinar". **Please do not call or email Member Services.**

Course Description

This webinar will provide insights into the New Year based on moving to value-based payment.

Meet our presenters

Kara Gainer joined APTA in 2017 and provides leadership and strategic direction to the regulatory affairs team on key programs, initiatives, and policy development in the federal regulatory space. She has extensive knowledge and experience working on policies related to Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, and provider billing and reimbursement. Prior to joining APTA, Kara was a health care consultant with Drinker Biddle & Reath, where she developed and executed comprehensive public policy strategies for her clients that integrated legislative, regulatory, and communications efforts. She also served as attorney advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, and clerked with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. Kara received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana and law degree from the University of Montana, School of Law, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Heather Smith, PT, MPH, currently serves as director of quality for APTA. In her current role, Heather coordinates quality initiatives for the association and develops and implements key member resources related to quality. Two areas of focus in her work include the physician quality reporting system (PQRS) and the functional limitation reporting (FLR) requirements for therapist services under Medicare. She also serves as staff lead on the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry. Heather previously worked for New York Presbyterian Hospital and University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she served in quality improvement. Her transition into quality was facilitated in part by the acquisition of her master’s degree in public health from Drexel University. Previous to her role in quality improvement, she was a practicing clinician for more than 10 years, with the majority of her focus on orthopedics in the outpatient setting.

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Completion Instructions

Review recorded content, compile and submit questions, attend live Q and A. There are NO CEUs for this course - it is free to all.

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Heather Smith, PT; Kara Gainer, JD

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Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:Kara Gainer, value-based payment, Heather Smith
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