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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        • 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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        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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          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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            • 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

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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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