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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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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    Course Dates & Locations:

    • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

      55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

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      South Shore Hospital
      55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, Boston (South Weymouth), MA 02190

      Emerson Conference Room "A"
      Tel: 781-340-8000

      Map and Driving Directions:
      Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

      South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
      Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

      From North
      Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

      From Logan Airport
      Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

      From West
      Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

      From South
      Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

      Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

      Area Accommodations
      Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
      929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
      (2.9 miles away)

      Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
      850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
      (3.0 miles away)

      Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
      50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
      (5.0 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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    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:

    • Sep 22, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018

      2211 N. Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707

      3  SPOTS LEFT

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      Chicago Shriners Hospital
      2211 N. Oak Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60707

      Map and Directions: http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Chicago/~/Media/Hospitals/PDF/chicago_directions.pdf

      Area Accommodations
      Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O'Hare
      10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176
      (847) 671-0371

      Chicago Marriott O'Hare
      8535 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
      (773) 693-4444

      DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O'Hare Airport - Rosemont
      5460 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
      (847) 292-9100

      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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    • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

      201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

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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

      11  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 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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    Course Dates & Locations:

    • Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018

      19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, Seattle (Lynnwood), WA 98036

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      Northwest Return to Work
      19221 36th Avenue W, Suite 101, Seattle (Lynnwood), WA 98036

      Our Lynnwood clinic is conveniently located in the Alderwood Business Campus (next to John L. Scott) near Alderwood Mall

      Nearby Accommodations
      Courtyard Seattle North/Lynnwood Everett
      4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
      (425) 670-0500

      Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood
      20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
      (425) 775-2500

      Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle North/Lynnwood
      19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, WA 98036
      (425) 771-1888

      There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
      Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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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:

    • Sep 22, 2018 – Sep 23, 2018

      4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Houston (Pasadena), TX 77504

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      Bayshore Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
      4021 Brookhaven Avenue, Houston (Pasadena), TX 77504

      Across the street from front entrance of Bayshore Medical Center


      FREE parking in adjacent lot or on street.

      Course in Rehab Gym.

      http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot

      Directions
      http://bayshoremedical.com/contact-us/maps-directions.dot

      Area Accommodations
      Hampton Inn & Suites – 281-998-3300
      4741 East Sam Houston Parkway S, Pasadena, TX 77584
      (2.5 miles away)

      Houston Marriott South – 713-943-7979
      9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
      (4.4 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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    • Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018

      7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

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      Medical City Dallas Hospital
      7777 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75230

      Building E 2nd Floor
      Classroom 1,2,3,

      Area Accommodations
      Hyatt Place Dallas/Park Central
      12411 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243
      Phone: (972) 458-2887

      Westin Dallas Park Central
      12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251
      Phone: (972) 385-3000

      Residence Inn Dallas Park Central
      7642 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251
      Phone: (972) 503-1333

      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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    • Nov 17, 2018 – Nov 18, 2018

      1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans (Jefferson), LA 70121

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      Ochsner Therapy and Wellness, Elmwood Clinic
      1201 S. Clearview Pkwy, New Orleans (Jefferson), LA 70121

      Building Name:

      Sports Medicine building B

      Gym A, 1st Floor

      Phone #: 504-842-1819

      Parking

      Free parking located in the parking garage attached to Building B

      Ochsner Therapy and Wellness Clinic is located on the Ochsner Medical Center Elmwood campus. From I-10, take the Clearview Pkwy south (toward the Huey P Long Bridge). U-turn at a stoplight just past the campus (the campus will be on your left). Return to the campus and turn right onto the campus. Building B and the parking garage will be on your left.

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    • Dec 8, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018

      4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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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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