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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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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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:

  • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

    201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

    3  SPOTS LEFT

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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

    8  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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    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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