RICK GAWENDA, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with 27 years of clinical and consulting experience. A former Director of Rehabilitation and the founder of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, he has provided valuable education and consultation to skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, private practices, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT/ICD-10 coding, billing, PQRS, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, practice management, and denial management as they relate to both outpatient and inpatient therapy services.
Mr. Gawenda is a past President of both the Section on Health Policy and Administration of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Michigan Association of Medical Program Rehabilitation Administrators. He is the author of The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials and Coding and Billing For Outpatient Rehab Made Easy: Proper Use of CPT Codes, ICD-9 Codes and Modifiers.
Financial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists