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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Stress, Movement, and Pain: A Systematic Approach

Whether you practice in outpatient, in-patient, acute care, orthopedics or neurology nearly all your patients are experiencing stress and it is fundamentally affecting how they move and perceive the world and themselves.

This seminar is designed to advance clinical competence in working with the neurological and musculoskeletal issues centered around the neuroscience of stress and movement
through the application of current clinical evidence. We will identify the relationship between perception, the autonomic nervous system, the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, and movement to create a foundation for proper intervention. This foundation will then be used to develop assessment and treatment approaches to pathology associated with stress and movement.

Designed for the clinician not interested in the status quo; you will learn how to improve your patient outcomes regardless of specialty or condition because the science of stress, perception, and movement is foundational to all human experience.

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

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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 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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        • 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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        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)

            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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          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 conducting a comprehensive evaluation to guide intervention. Assessment skills based on key risk factors for balance dysfunction and objective outcomes will be emphasized. Evidence-based and best practice treatment strategies provide participants with a variety of skills to address different aspects of balance dysfunction. The course will also focus on utilization of standardized assessment measures and treatment strategies across client 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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