Documentation and Billing Practices to Maximize Reimbursement for IM and IM Home

Course Description:

You are providing a valuable service to your clients and the communities you serve, and they are improving by leaps and bounds with Interactive Metronome (IM) and IM Home. Successful reimbursement for these services contributes to the overall success of your practice. Dillen Hartley, OTR/L will draw upon 19 years of experience with the use of IM and IM Home with children and adults in outpatient private practice to guide you through the complex and, at times, frustrating world of billing and insurance reimbursement. This comprehensive course will cover all of the fundamentals specific to billing for IM and IM Home services including documentation, coding, claim submission, private invoicing, telehealth, and managing denials. Dillen will answer your specific questions in the last 30 minutes of the course, so come prepared to pick his brain!

Contact hours/ASHA CEUs are offered pending successful completion of a written exam at the end of the course. This course is NOT offered for AOTA or PT CEUs.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the process for billing insurance and private pay clients for in-person Interactive Metronome (IM) services and virtual telehealth services with IM Home;
  • Identify the correct diagnosis and treatment billing codes for in-person IM and virtual telehealth IM Home services;
  • Select the correct modifiers when billing for in-person IM and virtual telehealth IM Home services;
  • Describe discipline-specific documentation requirements for successful reimbursement;
  • List several tools and techniques available for submitting claims;
  • Explain the process for appealing a denial and writing a letter of medical necessity;
  • Describe what a billing report is and explain how to create one.
    *Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. OTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.

Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the process for billing insurance and private pay clients for in-person Interactive Metronome (IM) services and virtual telehealth services with IM Home for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology services;
  • Identify the correct diagnosis and treatment billing codes for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology services that include in-person IM and virtual telehealth IM Home;
  • Select the correct modifiers when billing for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology services that include in-person IM and virtual telehealth IM Home;
  • Describe discipline-specific documentation requirements for successful reimbursement for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology services that include in-person IM and virtual telehealth IM Home;
  • List several tools and techniques available for submitting claims;
  • Explain the process for appealing a denial and writing a letter of medical necessity;
  • Describe what a billing report is and explain how to create one.
    *Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.

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06/22/2022 - Online
  Course Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST (9:00 AM PST)  
 

APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINES:

  • Audiologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Educator
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurologist
  • Chiropractic Care Professional
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
  • Other (Please Specify)
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