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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      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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            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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              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:

                  • 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

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                    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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