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 Foot and Ankle Complex

The foot and ankle comprise one of the most fascinating and complex areas of human anatomy and divine engineering. Dysfunction in this anatomical region can be difficult to assess, and the same physiological movements often are referenced using several different terms. Foot function can influence lower quarter kinematics and kinetics, as well as lower quarter function having the potential to influence foot kinematics and kinetics. The purpose of this program is to enhance the ability to: understand the biomechanics of this anatomic region; assess foot, ankle, and selected aspects of lower quarter dysfunction accurately; and plan and implement appropriate treatment regimens for these pathologies, including the use of foot orthoses and shoewear.

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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:

    • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

      900 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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      St Francis Memorial Hospital
      900 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

      Course Location
      Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
      Hoffman Room - 2nd Floor
      900 Hyde Street
      San Francisco, CA 94109
      1234 Pine Street Parking Garage - Lot $20/day
      415-353-6475

      Area Accommodations
      Hilton - San Francisco Financial District
      750 Kearny Street
      San Francisco, CA 94108
      (415) 433-6600
      (1.0 miles away)

      Wyndham
      750 Sutter St
      San Francisco, CA 94109
      (415) 345-3200
      (0.6 miles away)

      Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway
      1500 Van Ness Ave.
      San Francisco, CA 94109
      (415) 441-4000
      (0.4 miles away)

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

      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 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

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          The Cervico-Thoracic Complex

          Neck pain leads to significant disability and limits functional abilities for patients at all levels. 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 neck pain are likely to present. Clinical presentations such as chronic neck pain, radiculopathy, traumatic onset, asymmetric movements, headache or myofascial pain are common in clinical practice. 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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          Course Dates & Locations:

          • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

            901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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

            Course Location
            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.
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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

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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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            Core Stabilization: Facilitation and Training

            This hands on intensive course will teach you to properly assess impaired movement patterns followed by treatment concepts focusing on corrective strategies and other facilitation techniques to enhance the quality of movement

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