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What's the Latest Medicare Documentation & Coverage Requirements

Program ID :IC30.2019
Webinar Length of Time: 1.0 Hour

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Claudia Amortegui, MBA
The Orion Consulting Group, Inc., United States

Claudia Amortegui is president of The Orion Group, a consulting company specializing in the reimbursement of rehab equipment. Her extensive and diverse experience comes from consulting for over 20 years, and from working on all sides of the industry, with Medicare, a manufacturer, and a provider. She has been published numerous times in national industry publications and has conducted education programs throughout the United States and Canada. Her clients consist of manufacturers, providers, referrals and funding sources.

Presented at the 35th International Seating Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA USA

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.

  • Claudia Amortegui disclosed the following conflict:
    • Financial interests with the following proprietary entity producing healthcare goods or services as indicated below:
    • Consultant for:
      • National Seating & Mobility
      • Sunrise Medical
      • Ride Designs
      • Ki Mobility
      • LiveWell Medical
      • Monroe Wheelchair


Medicare always keeps us on our toes, whether you are a provider, clinician or manufacturer there always seems to be something new when it comes to Medicare reimbursement. Some of the changes should actually be beneficial, but others seem to limit access even more. Where do these changes leave us today when it comes to ordering and providing the proper wheelchair and making sure the suppliers are properly paid? Are clients still having to rent some of their CRT wheelchair bases? Do they have to rent the separate options? How does competitive bidding affect CRT? Is my client required to use a specific supplier? Is a therapist required to complete an evaluation and write an LMN? What is the time frame to have all documentation completed? Is prior authorization available for all CRT wheelchair orders, including the options/accessories? What are the requirements for the Home Assessments & ATP "Involvement"? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed during the session. This session will provide the latest Medicare updates as they relate to complex rehab technology (CRT). We will also discuss the most current coverage policies and documentation requirements. Whether you are a clinician ordering equipment or a supplier providing equipment, you must be up to date with all the details to ensure the best service for your client.

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CEU Registration and Cost

0.100 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.0 hours of instruction.
The cost for the webinar is $59.00

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    3. Select the webinar:IC30.2019 What's the Latest Medicare Documentation & Coverage Requirements
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      IC30.2019 What's the Latest Medicare Documentation & Coverage Requirements
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You will receive your CEU Certificate via e-mailed as a PDF file (Please allow 10 minutes for the database to process your certificate and send it to your e-mail)

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Updated | 07.25.2019