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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

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

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

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


Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention

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

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

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

 


Infection Control

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

March 20, 2013

Prior to diving into this topic full force, it is important for us to basically have an appreciation as to what we mean by infection control. As defined by Bankaitis and Kemp, infection control refers...   Read More