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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      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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            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)

                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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              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

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

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