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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      • 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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        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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        • Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

          2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3, Melbourne (Indian Harbor Beach), FL 32937

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          First Choice Physical Therapy
          2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3, Melbourne (Indian Harbor Beach), FL 32937

          Area Hotels

          Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
          3101 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
          Phone: (321) 773-9260

          Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront
          2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
          Phone: (321) 777-4100

          Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne West
          2101 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904
          Phone: (321) 724-6400

          There are no room blocks or discounts at these hotels. Please contact the hotel directly to make reservations.

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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”

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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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        • Sep 25, 2021 – Sep 26, 2021

          70 East Street, Boston (Methuen), MA 01844

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          Holy Family Hospital
          70 East Street, Boston (Methuen), MA 01844

          Holy Family Hospital
          70 East Street
          Methuen, MA 01844

          Building Name:
          Auditorium, located on ground level of the hospital

          Parking: Parking lot across from MRI entrance


          Area Accomodations:
          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Andover 123 Old River Rd, Andover, MA, 01810, (978) 975-3600
          3.0 miles away

          Courtyard by Marriott Boston Andover 10 Campanelli Dr, Andover, MA, 01810, (978) 794-0700
          3.0 miles away

          Holiday Inn Express Andover North-Lawrence 224 Winthrop Ave, Lawrence, MA, 01843, (978) 975-4050
          3.3 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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        • Nov 13, 2021 – Nov 14, 2021

          19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, Seattle (Lynnwood), WA 98036

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          Northwest Return to Work
          19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, Seattle (Lynnwood), WA 98036

          Our Lynnwood clinic is conveniently located in the Alderwood Business Campus (next to John L. Scott) near Alderwood Mall

          Nearby Accommodations
          Courtyard Seattle North/Lynnwood Everett
          4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
          www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sealn-courtyard-seattle-north-lynnwood-everett/
          (425) 670-0500

          Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood
          20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
          www.embassysuiteslynnwood.com
          (425) 775-2500

          Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle North/Lynnwood
          19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, WA 98036
          www.hamptonseattlenorth.com
          (425) 771-1888

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

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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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        Building Better Balance and Preventing Falls

        This two-day course provides participants with skills and strategies to address the complex problems of balance dysfunction and falls in geriatric and neurologic clients. Participants will further develop their skills in identifying individuals at risk for falls and using clinical examination to identify key components causing balance dysfunction and develop interventions. Utilization of functional outcome measures as a tool for creating effective balance and fall prevention programs will be emphasized. Evidence-based treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction across functional levels. Assessment procedures and treatment techniques will be demonstrated and reinforced with hands on practice time and case studies to allow for integration of the material.

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