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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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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    Course Dates & Locations:

    • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

      5051 Greenspring Ave.Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21215

      7  SPOTS LEFT

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      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

      There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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    NeuroMobilization of the Upper Quadrant

    This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant.

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    Course Dates & Locations:

    • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

      201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

      3  SPOTS LEFT

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      MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
      201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

      Johnston Professional Building - Mezzanine Level
      Hand Center Teleconference Room

      Map and Driving Directions:
      https://www.medstarhealth.org/union-memorial/SiteAssets/Images/umhcampusmap.jpg

      Driving Directions:

      From JFX (I-83)
      Take Cold Spring Lane East exit. Make a right onto Roland Avenue; stay left as it becomes University Parkway. Cross over Charles Street; make a right at the next light onto St. Paul Street. Make a left (before the light) onto 34th Street. Parking garage A is on the right.

      Heading South on I-95
      Take I-95 South to 695 West (toward Towson). On 695, take exit 30 (Perring Parkway South). Stay on Perring Parkway as it becomes Hillen Road near Morgan State University. Make a right onto 33rd Street; continue to a right onto Calvert Street. Make a left onto 34th Street and an immediate left into parking garage.

      From B/W Parkway (I-295)
      Enter Baltimore via Russell Street. Make a right onto Pratt Street. Make a left onto Calvert Street. Drive 3.5 miles to a left on to 34th Street, followed by an immediate left into parking garage.

      From I-95 North
      Take I-395 N (Exit 53) toward downtown. Merge onto I-395 N; keep left at the fork in the ramp. Make a right onto W. Pratt Street. Make a left onto Calvert Street. Drive 3.5 miles to a left onto 34th Street, then make an immediate left into parking garage.

      From I-70 and points West
      Take I-70 toward Baltimore. At the 695 (Baltimore Beltway) intersection, go north toward Towson, to I-83 south. Follow directions from JFX I-83 (above).

      Parking
      Parking for is available in Garage A (entrance located on 34th Street). Garage A has a connecting bridge directly to the hospital and professional office buildings.


      Area Accommodations
      Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
      4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
      Reservations: 410-235-5400
      www.doubletree.com

      Radisson Cross Keys
      5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
      Reservations: 410-532-6900
      www.radisson.com/unionmemorial

      Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
      20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
      Reservations: 410-539-8400
      www.radisson.com/hotels/mdbalhar


      There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
      Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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    • Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019

      5848 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

      8  SPOTS LEFT

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      The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)
      5848 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

      Enter the building through door #3. The conference will be in the auditorium, located on the same floor.
      Park in parking lot #3.

      Area Accommodations
      Residence Inn by Marriott
      171 East 5300 South
      Murray, UT 84107
      (801) 262-4200

      Home2 Suites by Hilton
      4927 S State Street,
      Murray, UT 84107
      (801) 288-1234

      Holiday Inn Express & Suites
      5429 South Commerce Drive,
      Murray, UT 84107
      (877) 410-6681

      There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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    Splinting the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

    The art of custom splinting is an often frustrating and challenging skill to master. Invariably we find our best efforts in a pile of very expensive and awkward to handle mass of materials leaving both our patients and ourselves baffled by the outcome. Taking control of the materials through understanding their properties, characteristics and “feel”, along with a strong foundation of upper extremity biomechanics and surface anatomy can quickly turn the tables in your favor. Holding true to the title, these clinicians have created a remarkable formula for mastering splint fabrication in an introductory environment that incorporates ample opportunity to both observe and fabricate custom splinting, all the while, sharing the dos and don’ts that can only come from 20 years of trial and error. A fun, relaxed and non-intimidating workshop developed to replace frustrated and baffled with enlightened and confident. Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment. Course handouts and labs are designed to allow immediate clinical application of splinting techniques.

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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:

        • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

          4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

          5  SPOTS LEFT

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          Mount Sinai Medical Center
          4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

          Founders Banquet room - Warner Building

          Free Visitor Parking in main parking garage directly on your left as you are entering the facility grounds.

          Walk out of garage at ground level and walk across street and into the building on the right. Walk through this building, through garden, into next building (the Warner Building), and Founders is on the immediate right.

          Nearby Accommodations
          Wyndham-Miami Beach Resort
          4833 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
          (305) 532-3600
          (2 miles away)

          Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront
          3925 Collins Ave
          Miami Beach, FL 33140
          (866) 427-8382
          (2 miles away)

          There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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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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        Course Dates & Locations:

        • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

          901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

          3  SPOTS LEFT

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          St Mary's Medical Center
          901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

          www.stmarysmc.com

          Cypress Room- Use front entrance

          Parking- in front of hospital

          Area Accommodations
          SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95
          2437 Metrocentre Boulevard
          West Palm Beach, FL 33407
          (561) 689-6814

          Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach
          2455 Metrocentre Boulevard,
          West Palm Beach, FL 33407
          (561) 682-9188

          Residence Inn By Marriott West Palm Beach
          2461 Metrocentre Blvd East
          West Palm Beach, FL 33407
          (561) 687-4747

          There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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