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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        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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            • Oct 8, 2022 – Oct 9, 2022

              1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans - Jefferson, LA 70121

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              Ochsner Therapy and Wellness
              1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans - Jefferson, LA 70121

              Course Location
              Ochsner Therapy and Wellness, Elmwood Clinic
              1201 S. Clearview Pkwy
              Jefferson, LA 70121

              Building Name
              Sports Medicine building B
              Gym A, 1st Floor

              Parking
              Free parking located in the parking garage attached to Building B

              Ochsner Therapy and Wellness Clinic is located on the Ochsner Medical Center Elmwood campus. From I-10, take the Clearview Pkwy south (toward the Huey P Long Bridge). U-turn at a stoplight just past the campus (the campus will be on your left). Return to the campus and turn right onto the campus. Building B and the parking garage will be on your left.

              Nearby Accommodations
              Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans Metairie
              2 Galleria Blvd
              Metairie, LA, 70001
              Tel: (504) 838-3800

              Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans Elmwood
              1080 Elmwood Park Boulevard
              Harahan, LA, 70123
              Tel: (504) 619-9889

              TownePlace Suites by Marriott Metairie New Orleans
              5424 Citrus Blvd
              Harahan, LA, 70123
              Tel: (504) 818-2400

              There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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            • Oct 22, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022

              7101 Jahnke Road, Richmond, VA 23225

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              Chippenham Medical Center
              7101 Jahnke Road, Richmond, VA 23225

              Course Location

              Chippenham Medical Center
              Kraus Auditorium
              7101 Jahnke Road
              Richmond , VA 23225
              http://hcavirginia.com/locations/chippenham-hospital/


              Course Location: The course will take place in the Kraus Auditorium on the campus of CJW Medical Center – Chippenham Hospital Campus. Note: The Kraus Auditorium has recently changed locations. The new Kraus Auditorium is located on the 2nd floor of the Levinson Heart Hospital. After parking in the Parking Deck across the street from Levinson Heart Hospital, enter the Emergency Room Entrance across the street from the parking deck. Once inside, veer toward the right into the Levinson Heart Hospital Lobby. You will see 2 elevators in the lobby. Please take the elevators to the 2nd floor. When you exit the elevators, veer to the left down a short hallway, then turn right at the first hallway and Kraus Auditorium will be on your left.


              Parking: Free parking is available in the parking deck across the street from the Levinson Heart Hospital entrance and the Emergency Room. Please park in the UPPER LEVELS of the deck as the lower levels are for the Emergency Department and Visitors.

              Area Accommodations
              Sheraton Hotel - 804-323-1144
              9901 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA
              (3.00 miles away)

              Hyatt Place - (804) 560-1566
              201 Arboretum Pl, Richmond, VA 23236
              (3.00 miles away)

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            • Nov 5, 2022 – Nov 6, 2022

              5655 First Boulevard, Nashville - Hermitage, TN 37076

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              Summit Medical Center
              5655 First Boulevard, Nashville - Hermitage, TN 37076

              Course Location
              Summit Medical Center
              5655 First Boulevard
              Hermitage, TN 37076
              1st Floor Conf. Rm - Follow Signs
              (615) 316-3000 - www.summitmedctr.com

              Nearby Hotels
              Country Inns & Suites - 615-277-1099
              3423 Percy Priest Dr - 37076
              (2.5 miles away)

              Hilton Garden Inn - (615) 884-0088
              412 Royal Parkway - 37214
              (6.0 miles away)

              There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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            • Dec 3, 2022 – Dec 4, 2022

              10301 Jeffreys Street, Las Vegas - Henderson, NV 89052

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              Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson
              10301 Jeffreys Street, Las Vegas - Henderson, NV 89052

              Course Location
              Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Henderson
              10301 Jeffreys Street
              Henderson, NV 89052
              http://www.hendersonrehabhospital.com/

              Area Accommodations
              Green Valley Ranch Resort
              2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
              Henderson, NV
              (702) 617.7777
              (2.25 miles away)
              www.greenvalleyranchresort.com

              Wingate by Wyndham
              3041 Saint Rose Parkway
              Henderson, NV 89052
              (702) 568-0027
              (0.15 miles away)

              Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas South
              3245 Saint Rose Parkway
              Henderson, NV 89052
              (702) 385-2200
              (1.0 miles away)

              Homewood Suites—Henderson S
              10450 South Eastern Avenue
              Henderson, NV 89052
              (702) 450-1045
              (1.0 mile away)

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