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 one of the most debilitating and costly epidemics in industrialized society, comprising over 25% of all outpatient physical therapy visits with a notable increase expected over the next 15 years. Consequently, this course has been designed to provide an evidence-based approach to the evaluation and treatment of lumbosacral dysfunction. This two day lab intensive course incorporates medical screening procedures, differential diagnosis, muscle energy techniques, functional exercise prescription, mobilization and manual therapy of the lumbosacral complex. Evaluation and treatment is approached as a systematic process utilizing clinical reasoning and scientific evidence. Significant lab time allows each attendee to process, practice, and polish intervention techniques under the guided supervision of experienced manual therapists. The end result is the ability to immediately apply new skills upon return to the clinic.

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      • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

        55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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        South Shore Hospital
        55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

        Emerson Conference Room "A"
        Tel: 781-340-8000

        Map and Driving Directions:
        Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

        South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
        Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From North
        Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From Logan Airport
        Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From West
        Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From South
        Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        Area Accommodations
        Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
        929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
        (2.9 miles away)

        Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
        850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
        (3.0 miles away)

        Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
        50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
        (5.0 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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      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:

      • Sep 29, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

        55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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        South Shore Hospital
        55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

        Emerson Conference Room "A"

        Map and Driving Directions:
        Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

        South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
        Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From North
        Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From Logan Airport
        Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From West
        Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        From South
        Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

        Area Accommodations
        Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
        929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
        (2.9 miles away)

        Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
        850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
        (3.0 miles away)

        Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
        50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
        (5.0 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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      • Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018

        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

        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.
        Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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      • Nov 17, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018

        8151 Norton Parkway, Cleveland (Mentor), OH 44060

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        Olympia Therapy
        8151 Norton Parkway, Cleveland (Mentor), OH 44060

        Area Accommodations
        Best Western Plus Lawnfield Inn & Suites
        8434 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH, 44060
        866-573-4235
        1.2 miles away

        Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast - Mentor
        7701 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH, 44060
        866-538-0251
        1.8 miles away

        Hampton Inn & Suites Cleveland Mentor
        5675 Emerald Ct, Mentor, OH, 44060
        866-539-5067
        5.2 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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      • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

        1935 Don Wickham Drive., Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

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        NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
        1935 Don Wickham Drive., Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

        www.southlakehospital.com


        (on the campus of South Lake Hospital)

        http://www.usantc.com/

        NTC Classrooms


        Area Accommodations
        Fairfield Inn and Suites Clermont
        1750 Hunt Trace Boulevard
        Clermont, FL
        352-394-6585
        (0.2 miles away)

        Hampton Inn and Suites Clermont
        2200 E Highway 50
        Clermont, FL
        352-536-6600
        (0.5 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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