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:

    • 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

    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

      There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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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:

        • 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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        Course Dates & Locations:

        • 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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