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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Stroke Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care: An Evidence Based Approach

This course will provide participants with essential tools for clinical examination and intervention of persons following a stroke, across the continuum of care. Common impairments, activity restrictions, and participation limitations will be discussed. Evidence based interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of basic mobility following stroke will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and work through examples and practice application of information through lecture and hands on labs.

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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

      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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      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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