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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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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    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:

      • Oct 23, 2021 – Oct 24, 2021

        3000 New Bern Avenue , Raleigh, NC 27610

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        WakeMed Health & Hospitals
        3000 New Bern Avenue , Raleigh, NC 27610

        Course Location
        WakeMed Health & Hospitals
        3000 New Bern Avenue
        Raleigh, NC 27610

        Building Name:
        Andrews Center
        Conference Rooms 1 & 2
        Phone #: 919-350-8000

        Parking
        Free parking located on upper and lower deck of the Andrews Center.

        The Andrews Center is located at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. After exiting the Beltline on New Bern Avenue, drive through the Sunnybrook Road intersection and take a left into the Emergency Entrance. The Andrews Center is on your left. Click here for a map of Raleigh Campus.

        Area Accommodations
        Marriott-Raleigh City Center – 929-833-1120
        500 Fayetteville St , Raleigh, NC 27601
        (3.6 miles away)

        Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown – 919-872-2323
        3415 Wake Forest Road , Raleigh, NC 27609
        (3.6 miles away)

        Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
        421 S Salisbury St , Raleigh, NC 27601
        (919) 834-9900
        (3.6 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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      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 NeuroVestibular Complex

          This hands-on course is designed to bridge the gap between evaluation and treatment of adult patients with balance disorders associated with vestibular dysfunction.

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          Course Dates & Locations:

          • Oct 2, 2021 – Oct 3, 2021

            75-5597 Palani Road, Kailau Kona, HI 96740

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            Kalo Physical Therapy
            75-5597 Palani Road, Kailau Kona, HI 96740

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          • Nov 20, 2021 – Nov 21, 2021

            3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

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            WakeMed Health & Hospitals
            3000 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

            Course Location
            WakeMed Health & Hospitals
            3000 New Bern Avenue
            Raleigh , NC 27610

            Building Name:
            Andrews Center
            Conference Rooms 1 & 2
            Phone #: 919-350-8000

            Parking
            Free parking located on upper and lower deck of the Andrews Center.

            The Andrews Center is located at the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. After exiting the Beltline on New Bern Avenue, drive through the Sunnybrook Road intersection and take a left into the Emergency Entrance. The Andrews Center is on your left. Click here for a map of Raleigh Campus.

            Area Accommodations
            Marriott-Raleigh City Center – 929-833-1120
            500 Fayetteville St , Raleigh, NC 27601
            (3.6 miles away)

            Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown – 919-872-2323
            3415 Wake Forest Road , Raleigh, NC 27609
            (3.6 miles away)

            Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
            421 S Salisbury St , Raleigh, NC 27601
            (919) 834-9900
            (3.6 miles away)

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

            View Google Maps for Location and Nearby Accommodations

            Click here to Register!