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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    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:

      • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

        5051 Greenspring Ave.Suite 303, Baltimore, MD 21215

        7  SPOTS LEFT

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        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. 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 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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          NeuroMobilization of the Upper Quadrant

          This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant.

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          Course Dates & Locations:

          • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

            201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

            3  SPOTS LEFT

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            MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
            201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

            Johnston Professional Building - Mezzanine Level
            Hand Center Teleconference Room

            Map and Driving Directions:
            https://www.medstarhealth.org/union-memorial/SiteAssets/Images/umhcampusmap.jpg

            Driving Directions:

            From JFX (I-83)
            Take Cold Spring Lane East exit. Make a right onto Roland Avenue; stay left as it becomes University Parkway. Cross over Charles Street; make a right at the next light onto St. Paul Street. Make a left (before the light) onto 34th Street. Parking garage A is on the right.

            Heading South on I-95
            Take I-95 South to 695 West (toward Towson). On 695, take exit 30 (Perring Parkway South). Stay on Perring Parkway as it becomes Hillen Road near Morgan State University. Make a right onto 33rd Street; continue to a right onto Calvert Street. Make a left onto 34th Street and an immediate left into parking garage.

            From B/W Parkway (I-295)
            Enter Baltimore via Russell Street. Make a right onto Pratt Street. Make a left onto Calvert Street. Drive 3.5 miles to a left on to 34th Street, followed by an immediate left into parking garage.

            From I-95 North
            Take I-395 N (Exit 53) toward downtown. Merge onto I-395 N; keep left at the fork in the ramp. Make a right onto W. Pratt Street. Make a left onto Calvert Street. Drive 3.5 miles to a left onto 34th Street, then make an immediate left into parking garage.

            From I-70 and points West
            Take I-70 toward Baltimore. At the 695 (Baltimore Beltway) intersection, go north toward Towson, to I-83 south. Follow directions from JFX I-83 (above).

            Parking
            Parking for is available in Garage A (entrance located on 34th Street). Garage A has a connecting bridge directly to the hospital and professional office buildings.


            Area Accommodations
            Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
            4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
            Reservations: 410-235-5400
            www.doubletree.com

            Radisson Cross Keys
            5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
            Reservations: 410-532-6900
            www.radisson.com/unionmemorial

            Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
            20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
            Reservations: 410-539-8400
            www.radisson.com/hotels/mdbalhar


            There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
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          • Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019

            5848 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

            8  SPOTS LEFT

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            The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)
            5848 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

            Enter the building through door #3. The conference will be in the auditorium, located on the same floor.
            Park in parking lot #3.

            Area Accommodations
            Residence Inn by Marriott
            171 East 5300 South
            Murray, UT 84107
            (801) 262-4200

            Home2 Suites by Hilton
            4927 S State Street,
            Murray, UT 84107
            (801) 288-1234

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites
            5429 South Commerce Drive,
            Murray, UT 84107
            (877) 410-6681

            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 Cervico-Thoracic Complex

          Neck pain is present in a large portion of the population. Treatment of these patients can often be difficult, particularly when specific causative structures cannot clearly be defined. Attempting to treat neck pain without an attempt to classify the patient can lead to inconsistent outcomes and frustration for both the patient and clinician. Guiding strategies can help improve patient outcomes and lead the clinician based on the most appropriate evidence-based interventions. This seminar will help clinicians identify common problems associated with neck pain as well as appropriate functional treatments. Evaluation procedures will also be introduced to group patients in treatment categories. This classification system will assist the clinician in determining which patients will most benefit from specific treatment interventions and improve outcomes. Finally, eclectic functional treatment interventions will be covered including stabilization, manual techniques, and pain management strategies. Corrective home exercises will also be reviewed. Participants will walk away with practical and functional treatment techniques that can be implemented with their patients the very next day.

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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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              • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

                4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

                5  SPOTS LEFT

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                Mount Sinai Medical Center
                4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

                Founders Banquet room - Warner Building

                Free Visitor Parking in main parking garage directly on your left as you are entering the facility grounds.

                Walk out of garage at ground level and walk across street and into the building on the right. Walk through this building, through garden, into next building (the Warner Building), and Founders is on the immediate right.

                Nearby Accommodations
                Wyndham-Miami Beach Resort
                4833 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
                (305) 532-3600
                (2 miles away)

                Courtyard Miami Beach Oceanfront
                3925 Collins Ave
                Miami Beach, FL 33140
                (866) 427-8382
                (2 miles away)

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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:

              • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

                901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

                3  SPOTS LEFT

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

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