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 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 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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      • 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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      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

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        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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      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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