Medicare Alphabet Soup for Outpatient Rehabilitation Practices: Navigating the Medicare Maze

Medicare is an ever-changing landscape for outpatient physical therapists. From Functional Limitation Reporting, Manual Medical Review and Medicare caps, to outcome tools, probe and targeted audits, total time rules, maintenance, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, and documentation requirements, the regulations seem overwhelming. Learn how to navigate the Medicare maze. This course will provide a clear understanding of the Medicare Rules and regulations for outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Participants will develop a basic understanding of the audit process and how to position oneself for success in an audit situation. This course will cover the issues that therapists find most confusing.

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Stress, Movement, and Pain: A Systematic Approach

Whether you practice in outpatient, in-patient, acute care, orthopedics or neurology nearly all your patients are experiencing stress and it is fundamentally affecting how they move and perceive the world and themselves.

This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neurological and musculoskeletal issues centered around the neuroscience of stress and movement
through the application of current clinical evidence. We will identify the relationship between perception, the autonomic nervous system, the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, and movement to create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with stress and movement.

Designed for the clinician not interested in the status quo; you will learn how to improve your patient outcomes regardless of specialty or condition because the science of stress, perception, and movement is foundational to all human experience.

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    Gait Recovery and Orthotic Management in Rehabilitation in Adults with Neurological Injury or Disease

    This course will provide participants with essential tools for examination and evaluation of gait in adults with neurological injury or disease, with the end goal of determining appropriate therapeutic interventions and/or orthotic management to maximize gait recovery. Stroke will be the diagnosis emphasized in the course because of its prevalence, but the course will also address gait dysfunction and recovery in spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other neuromuscular disorders. Common gait deviations and trends in gait recovery will be discussed. Evidence based activity, exercise, and orthotic interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of gait will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and handle orthotic examples and practice application of information through video and paper patient cases.

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      The Foot and Ankle Complex

      The foot and ankle comprise one of the most fascinating and complex areas of human anatomy and divine engineering. Dysfunction in this anatomical region can be difficult to assess, and the same physiological movements often are referenced using several different terms. Foot function can influence lower quarter kinematics and kinetics, as well as lower quarter function having the potential to influence foot kinematics and kinetics. The purpose of this program is to enhance the ability to: understand the biomechanics of this anatomic region; assess foot, ankle, and selected aspects of lower quarter dysfunction accurately; and plan and implement appropriate treatment regimens for these pathologies, including the use of foot orthoses and shoewear.

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        Stroke Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care: An Evidence Based Approach

        This course will provide participants with essential tools for clinical examination and intervention of persons following a stroke, across the continuum of care. Common impairments, activity restrictions, and participation limitations will be discussed. Evidence based interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of basic mobility following stroke will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and work through examples and practice application of information through lecture and hands on labs.

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          Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Orthopedic Patients

          This two-day, evidenced based, laboratory intensive course will focus on teaching a historically useful manual therapy technique, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). The course introduces PNF as a manual therapy and exercise intervention technique to address common pathologies of both upper and lower extremities. The course is intended to provide the clinician with the skill to rehabilitate the patient with a hands-on, integrative approach. This will be accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and significant lab time. The structured sessions are aimed at emphasizing important concepts in neurophysiology and motor learning to improve neuromuscular control in orthopedic patients. Mastery of these techniques requires a solid foundation in basic anatomy and the pathomechanics of the shoulder and hip. Attendees will learn useful terminology, basic procedures, and techniques.

          Participants will learn to successfully apply PNF techniques in a manner that each patient-centered session is both therapeutic intervention and assessment or evaluation. The clinician will learn to develop and sequence a dynamic treatment plan incorporating PNF techniques that can be used for conservative and post-operative approaches. Current clinical evidence supports the combination of these treatments when properly performed and prescribed by a skilled clinician. Strategies for documentation and coding will also be covered.

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          Course Dates & Locations:

          • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

            900 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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            St Francis Memorial Hospital
            900 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

            Course Location
            Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
            Hoffman Room - 2nd Floor
            900 Hyde Street
            San Francisco, CA 94109
            1234 Pine Street Parking Garage - Lot $20/day
            415-353-6475

            Area Accommodations
            Hilton - San Francisco Financial District
            750 Kearny Street
            San Francisco, CA 94108
            (415) 433-6600
            (1.0 miles away)

            Wyndham
            750 Sutter St
            San Francisco, CA 94109
            (415) 345-3200
            (0.6 miles away)

            Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
            1500 Van Ness Ave.
            San Francisco, CA 94109
            (415) 441-4000
            (0.4 miles away)

            There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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          The Shoulder and Elbow Complex

          This course is designed to present an anatomical and biomechanical basis for rehabilitation of the shoulder and the elbow. Normal anatomy and biomechanics form the basis for understanding the pathomechanics of musculoskeletal dysfunction of the shoulder and elbow. Integration of both joints for normal function will be reviewed. Treatment planning will include consideration of joint arthrology and accessory movements, exercise strategies, functional retraining and incorporation of physical agents and splinting/bracing.

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            The Shoulder Complex

            Successful evaluation and treatment of the shoulder complex entails an accurate understanding of its normal and abnormal anatomy, pathomechanics and biomechanics. Treatment of the shoulder can be complex and confusing based upon the multitude of approaches that exist. By utilizing a systematic approach, therapists and athletic trainers may focus on a problem-solving basis to accurately and successfully evaluate patients with a variety of shoulder conditions. Included in this two-day workshop is an overview of the most common orthopedic conditions in which therapeutic intervention is indicated, evaluation and treatment schemes to promote successful outcomes and significant lab time. Attendees will further their development involving effective evaluation and treatment (surgical as well as non-surgical); including differential diagnosis, manual therapy, exercise prescription and evidence supported treatment techniques for the shoulder proper.

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            • Aug 17, 2019 – Aug 18, 2019

              901 45th Street,,

              CLASS IS FULL

            • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

              AZ

              PRIVATE COURSE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

            Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Lower Quadrant

            This lab intensive manual therapy course presents the use of mechanical movements which lead to proper selection of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM), select joint mobilizations and home exercises to correct positional faults, muscular imbalance and hypo-mobility of the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip region.

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              The Lumbo-Sacral Complex

              Low back pain is a significant contributor to disability worldwide and is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek care. Treatment approaches can often be confusing due to dogmatic classification systems, which can be overly complicated and difficult to apply in a clinically meaningful way. However, patients with regional disorders often present with similar clinical presentations. These clinical presentations can often guide clinicians towards the best treatment options.

              This course is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs the busy clinician. Treatment approaches are organized based on categories that are consistent with how patients that report low back pain are likely to present. Patients presenting with chronic low back pain, referred leg pain, SI dysfunction or even stenosis will often respond to similar treatment approaches. This course will provide treatment options in a multimodal context that are grouped to address the most common clinical presentations. Finally, treatment approaches are organized in a logical way providing examples of how the treatments could be integrated.

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                The Hand, Wrist and Elbow Complex

                This two-day seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of hand, wrist & elbow function and their relationship to the entire upper extremity.

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                Course Dates & Locations:

                • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

                  5051 Greenspring Ave. Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21215

                  ONLY  8  SPOTS LEFT

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                  Sinai Hospital
                  5051 Greenspring Ave. Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21215

                  Mirowski Medical Office Building at Sinai Hospital
                  5051 Greenspring Ave. Suite 303
                  Baltimore, MD 21215
                  Parking is free in the Mirowski / Brain and Spine institute lot (map)

                  http://www.lifebridgehealth.org/BrainSpine/BrainandSpineatSinaiHospital.aspx

                  Area Accommodations
                  Radisson Hotel At Cross Keys
                  5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
                  (410) 532-6900

                  Inn at the Colonnade Baltimore - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
                  4 West University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
                  TEL: 1-410-235-5400

                  Sheraton
                  3549 Chestnut St, Baltimore, MD 21231
                  (443) 872-5763

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                Management of Nerve & Tendon Pain in the Upper Extremity

                This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neurological and musculoskeletal issues associated with repetitive stress injuries through the application of current clinical evidence. A thorough review of tendon/nerve physiology, pathomechanics, and surgical techniques will create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with repetitive stress injuries. Course content includes current conservative and surgical treatment options, ergonomic assessment/intervention, imaging, post-surgical guidelines, splinting options, joint and soft tissue mobilization, modalities and specific therapeutic exercise techniques. The student will participate in lecture and small group discussion before implementing assessment and treatment strategies in laboratory sessions.

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                  Muscle Energy and Soft Tissue Techniques for the Upper Quadrant

                  This lab intensive course presents both Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) for the cervical and upper thoracic spines, upper ribs and shoulder regions.

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                  Course Dates & Locations:

                  • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

                    800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

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                    Metro Physical Therapy
                    800 East Gate Blvd, New York (Garden City), NY 11530

                    Course Location
                    Metro Physical Therapy
                    800 East Gate Blvd.
                    Garden City, NY 11530
                    T:516-745-8050


                    Area Accommodations
                    Hampton Inn Garden City
                    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
                    (516) 227-2720

                    Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
                    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
                    (516) 683-8200

                    Courtyard by Marriott Westbury
                    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
                    (516) 542-1001

                    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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                  • Dec 7, 2019 – Dec 8, 2019

                    600 NW Murray Rd, Kansas City (Lee's Summit), MO 64081

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                    Lee's Summit Medical Center – Summit Ridge campus
                    600 NW Murray Rd, Kansas City (Lee's Summit), MO 64081

                    Lee's Summit Medical Center – Summit Ridge campus
                    600 NW Murray Rd.
                    Lee's Summit , MO 64081
                    Second Floor - Elm Room

                    Parking: Free in either lot on both sides of the building

                    Area Accommodations
                    Fairfield Inn Kansas City Lee's Summit
                    1301 Ne Windsor Dr, Lees Summit, MO 64086
                    (816) 524-7572

                    Hampton Inn Kansas City Lees Summit
                    1751 NE Douglas Street , Lee's Summit, MO 64086
                    (816) 347-8600

                    Courtyard Marriott - Kansas City South
                    500 East 105th Street , Kansas City, MO 64131
                    (816)-941-3333

                    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
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                  Manual Therapy for the Upper Extremity

                  This two day course will enable the participant to understand the role of manual therapy in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and apply manual and exercise techniques appropriately.

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                  • Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019

                    2021 K STREET NW SUITE 750, Washington, DC 20006

                    ONLY  2  SPOTS LEFT

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                    NovaCare Rehabilitation
                    2021 K STREET NW SUITE 750, Washington, DC 20006

                    Course Location
                    NOVACARE REHABILITATION
                    2021 K STREET NW
                    SUITE 750
                    WASHINGTON, DC 20006

                    Area Accommodations:
                    Hotel Lombardy
                    2019 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
                    Washington, DC, 20006
                    (202) 828-2600

                    West End Hotel
                    1121 New Hampshire Ave Nw
                    Washington, DC, 20037
                    (202) 457-0565

                    Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Georgetown
                    2201 M Street NW
                    Washington, DC, 20037
                    (202) 974-6010

                    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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                  Introduction to Hand Therapy

                  This is a comprehensive, practical, and non-intimidating program designed for the clinician who is interested in pursuing hand therapy or is new to the field.

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                  Course Dates & Locations:

                  • Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019

                    4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

                    ONLY  3  SPOTS LEFT

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                    Dell Childrens Medical Center
                    4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

                    Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Central
                    5901 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78723
                    (512) 454-8004

                    Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
                    5660 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78751
                    (512) 458-2340

                    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
                    6505 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752
                    (512) 454-3737

                    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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                    Participants will enter the main facility entrance, sign in and will be directed to the meeting room which is right around the corner from the entrance. The Meeting Room is labeled "2" and "3".

                    There is free public parking in front of the facility which is clearly marked.

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                  Core Stabilization: Facilitation and Training

                  This hands on intensive course will teach you to properly assess impaired movement patterns followed by treatment concepts focusing on corrective strategies and other facilitation techniques to enhance the quality of movement

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                  Building Better Balance and Preventing Falls

                  This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients. Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and using clinical examination to identify key components causing balance dysfunction and develop interventions. Utilization of functional outcome measures as a tool for creating effective balance and fall prevention programs will be emphasized. Evidence-based treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction across functional levels. Assessment procedures and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies to allow for integration of the material.

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