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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    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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            Splinting the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

            The art of custom splinting is an often frustrating and challenging skill to master. Invariably we find our best efforts in a pile of very expensive and awkward to handle mass of materials leaving both our patients and ourselves baffled by the outcome. Taking control of the materials through understanding their properties, characteristics and “feel”, along with a strong foundation of upper extremity biomechanics and surface anatomy can quickly turn the tables in your favor. Holding true to the title, these clinicians have created a remarkable formula for mastering splint fabrication in an introductory environment that incorporates ample opportunity to both observe and fabricate custom splinting, all the while, sharing the dos and don’ts that can only come from 20 years of trial and error. A fun, relaxed and non-intimidating workshop developed to replace frustrated and baffled with enlightened and confident. Diagnosis and conditions covered in this workshop include fractures, arthritis, contractures, CTDs and wounds. Emphasis is placed on replicating the actual patient environment. Course handouts and labs are designed to allow immediate clinical application of splinting techniques.

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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

                  There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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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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                Introduction to Hand Therapy

                This is a comprehensive, practical, and non-intimidating program designed for the clinician who is interested in pursuing hand therapy or is new to the field.

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                Course Dates & Locations:

                • Nov 9, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019

                  4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

                  ONLY  3  SPOTS LEFT

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                  Dell Childrens Medical Center
                  4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

                  Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Central
                  5901 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78723
                  (512) 454-8004

                  Courtyard by Marriott Austin-University Area
                  5660 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, TX 78751
                  (512) 458-2340

                  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
                  6505 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78752
                  (512) 454-3737

                  There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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                  Participants will enter the main facility entrance, sign in and will be directed to the meeting room which is right around the corner from the entrance. The Meeting Room is labeled "2" and "3".

                  There is free public parking in front of the facility which is clearly marked.

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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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