This is archived programming for APTA Conference 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Heather Smith, PT, MPH; Karen Jost, PT; Vycki Rupakus, PT; Brian Stewart, PT; Craig Johnson, PT, MBA
CEUs: .15 (1.5 contact hours/CCUs)
Measurement and reporting of quality indicators and patient outcomes can help practitioners reduce costs, decrease unwarranted variation in practice, and improve efficiency of operations. Because quality measures are increasingly being tied to payment, the ability to demonstrate your practice outcomes will maximize your reimbursement potential. Without an organized system for implementation, the process of outcomes measurement and quality reporting will seem overwhelming for practice owners, administrative staff, and clinicians alike. This session will provide a roadmap for integrating quality and outcomes measurement into a busy private practice. Practical suggestions will be provided to improve clinician engagement and ease administrative burdens.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD; Heather Smith, PT, MPH
CEUs: .25 (2.5 contact hours/CCUs)
Medicare statutes, rules, and policies are constantly changing and have a major impact on physical therapist practice. Hear about the latest developments related to the Medicare fee schedule payments, therapy caps, local coverage determinations, quality initiatives, refined payment systems, recovery audit contractors, program integrity, fraud and abuse activities, and much more. The information provided during this course will be valuable as you adapt your practice to ensure compliance with the changing regulations.
Time: 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm (See Program for Room)
Speakers: Carmen Elliott; Stephen Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA; Helene Fearon, PT, FAPTA
Hear the latest on APTA's efforts to reform payment for physical therapy services based on the severity of the patient's condition and the intensity of the physical therapist's professional judgment and expertise. This session will provide a presentation on an alternative model for physical therapy services, recent policy activities to position and leverage the new model, and additional factors needed to be considered as health care moves towards delivering value-based purchasing. Following the presentation, participate in a workshop on the reformed payment system for physical therapy services and how it is applied to clinical practice.
Speakers: Adele Cehrs
Did you ever see a marketing idea to attract new patients that was so brilliant you wished you had thought of it yourself? Stop beating yourself up and train your brain to push past mediocrity and create PR and marketing ideas that really matter to your patients. Discover the 6 proven secrets of creating killer PR concepts that will strengthen and grow relationships and engagement with patients, the media and key stakeholders. Join Adele Cehrs for this 75-minute interactive session. Is your PT practice ready for your next big idea? After this session, we guarantee it.
Speakers: Cordell Atkins, PT, DPT, CWS, CDE, CPed; Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CEEAA; Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, MS, CDE, CWS, CEEAA
People with diabetes have an increased risk of some musculoskeletal disorders and other complications, including heart disease and stroke, hypertension, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy, and amputation. Over 90% of diabetes management is done by the person with diabetes. Physical therapists can facilitate best care for people with diabetes through diabetes self-management education and training and should have knowledge of common musculoskeletal disorders and acute and chronic complications present in those with diabetes for safe and effective interventions. This session will review the epidemiology, diagnosis, classification, and treatment options for people with diabetes. Current diabetes management will be presented, including nutrition, physical activity and exercise, monitoring and identification, and management of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. The speaker will describe common musculoskeletal disorders, discuss evidence-based interventions, and address mobility limitations and physical activity guidelines, including exercise adaptations.
Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)
CEUs: .3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)
This session is part of a series on evidence-based management for people with diabetes. Neuromuscular and cardiovascular complications are common in people with diabetes. The speakers will describe neuromuscular impairments and complications, including the 5 types of neuropathy that can develop and cause damage and changes in many body systems. Attendees will learn about appropriate tests and measures for the evaluation process for both the neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems. This session will identify precautions and patient education considerations for safe and effective physical therapy interventions in the presence of neuromuscular and cardiovascular impairments.
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (See Program for Room)
This session is the final in a series on evidence-based management for people with diabetes. People with diabetes are vulnerable to nerve and vascular damage that can result in loss of protective sensation in the feet, poor circulation, and poor healing of foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulceration is the cause of more than 60% of non-traumatic amputations. The speakers will present current research and evidence-based best practices in diabetic wound care and discuss other diabetic foot complications that impact the integument, physical assessment and screening of the foot, preventative and educational techniques, interventions, and offloading techniques and devices available for the PT.