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Justifying Medical Necessity in Documentation: Screens to Skilled Services

Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP

August 31, 2021

Providing excellent client-centered services depends on documentation that clearly illustrates the medical necessity of the client. This course covers medical necessity to support physical therapy tre...   Read More

 


Diabetes in Adults: Current Guidelines and Evidence

Sarah Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

July 29, 2021

This course gives us an overview of diabetes in adults, discusses current perspectives and guidelines, and addresses its significance in PT practice. It also looks at some of the current literature th...   Read More

     


FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

PJ Winters, EdD

June 10, 2021

Receive an overview of FERPA including practical advice regarding the regulation of FERPA by LEAs. Also learn ways in which this federal law affects your practice in service to schools.   Read More

 


Minority is the New Majority: Strategies to Combat Racism, Address Micro-aggressions, and Promote Healing in the Therapeutic Setting

Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L

August 11, 2020

As the US population becomes increasingly multicultural and telehealth extends services into remote areas; there is a pronounced need for therapists to become adept at the delivery of culturally appro...   Read More


U.S. Healthcare Services & Diverse Populations

Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L

August 7, 2020

This course provides information regarding some of the barriers that minorities face in the healthcare setting. It also provides ideas for improving patient-centered care for diverse populations.   Read More


Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

May 6, 2020

Harassment, and more specifically, sexual harassment, is illegal. Sexual harassment is based upon sex or of a sexual nature; gender harassment; and harassment possibly based on pregnancy, childbirth,...   Read More


Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters with this virus, making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking ca...   Read More

 


Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elderly

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

March 31, 2020

This course will discuss the signs that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk. We will address the prevalence of suicidality in long term care settings, elevated risks in ca...   Read More

 


From Survive to Thrive at Work: An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Burnout

Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L

January 21, 2020

The purpose of this course is to examine burnout in the healthcare industry, explore direct and indirect causes, identify personal and professional outcomes, and review best practices for individuals...   Read More

 


Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention for Allied Health Professionals

Angela Moss, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, Nika Ball, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

December 18, 2019

This 3-module empirically supported training program will address suicide awareness, screening, intervention, and referral principles for allied health professionals. Age and population specific suici...   Read More


Current and Future Status of Medicare Part A: A Review of the Prospective Payment System and the Patient Driven Payment Model

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

June 14, 2019

Learning OutcomesList the qualifiers for Medicare Part A skilled careIdentify criteria for Medicare Part A PPS RUG categoriesDefine rule sets for Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRA)Explain MDS...   Read More


Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Therapy Services in Long-Term Care

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

June 2, 2018

The patient's medical record needs to contain the documentation that fully supports the medical necessity of services. Your services are payable only when that medical record and the information on th...   Read More


Bioethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: A Case Study Approach

Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA

May 31, 2018

Why do licensing boards require courses on bioethics? As physical therapy professionals, we're required to take all kinds of courses. For example, we are required to take courses on CPR, and in some i...   Read More

 


Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

May 14, 2018

This session will review techniques for clear and effective communication, verbal and written communication with those from other cultures, writing and selecting easy-to-read health materials, and ass...   Read More


PTs and Patient Non-Compliance

Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM, Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM

April 6, 2018

Our goal is to help physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and PT practices enhance the quality of their care, not only by making them aware of the risks that they face in daily practice...   Read More


Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Strategies for Clinicians

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

March 26, 2018

This course defines cultural and linguistic competency and related terms and presents factors that may affect the ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care. This session addresse...   Read More


Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

March 23, 2018

As we begin, we will take a look at state survey guidelines as they relate to restraint reduction, and then we will review the new CMS regulations. Next, we will read through some restraint-related de...   Read More

 


Professional Liability Exposures for Physical Therapy - A Contemporary View

Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM

February 8, 2017

I'm happy to be with you today to present this risk information for physical therapists. HPSO and CNA, the underwriter for the HPSO program, firmly believe that knowledge is the key to enhancing p...   Read More


Supervising Assistants, Students, and Aides: Upholding Your Ethics in a Challenging Health Care Environment

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L

December 20, 2016

Within the scope of practice for OT or PT, supervision is a process aimed at ensuring the safe and effective delivery of therapy services. It’s also about fostering professional competence. I recent...   Read More

 


Ethics in Physical Therapy: Bioethics and Our Code of Ethics

Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD

October 17, 2016

Interestingly, hundreds of years later in the field today, a lot of people are talking about moral competency. Can we teach people to be good? How do we establish what good is? Sometimes good can be s...   Read More