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Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Therapy Services in Long-Term Care
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2962Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar offers an in-depth review of Medicare Part B coding and billing, including CPT coding, unit to minute conversion, appropriate use of evaluation codes, modifiers, and G codes is offered. Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding, thorough in documentation to support skilled interventions, and detailed to avoid common errors. A review of elements known to trigger medical review including coding and documentation to support the plan of care is offered and tips and strategies for successfully managing medical review will be explored.

PTs and Patient Non-Compliance
Presented by Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM, Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2973Level: Introductory2 Hours
Patient noncompliance can come in many forms: unwillingness to follow a course of therapy, repeated missed appointments, rejecting treatment recommendations, reluctance to take medications, refusal to provide information or chronic late payments. If left unchecked, such conduct may result in litigation. The objective of this presentation is to enable Physical Therapists with strategies to not only recognize these patient behaviors but also take steps to reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims. Using selected claim scenarios, PTs and PTAs can examine their own current risk control practices in relation to the claims and losses experienced by their peers.

Empowering Practice: Validating Outcomes in Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
Presented by Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2935Level: Introductory1 Hour
Given the ever increasing demands for evidence-based therapeutic outcomes, clinicians often grapple with how to effectively evaluate client-centered outcomes of seating and mobility interventions. This session will introduce the use of single-subject research designs (SSRDs) as a way to promote evidence-based evaluation of outcomes through a clinically oriented yet rigorous approach that allows clinicians to quantitatively evaluate and validate outcomes within their everyday practice.

Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2955Level: Introductory2 Hours
This session will review updated regulations related to physical and chemical restraints in long-term care. Resident assessment, therapy interventions, and alternatives to restraints will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

EKG Interpretation in Physical Therapy
Presented by Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2913Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The electrocardiogram offers immediate information regarding the stability of our patient’s ability to properly perfuse. Many in the profession still struggle to interpret EKG and make sound clinical decisions based on their patient’s EKG. This course will help you to integrate your patient’s EKG findings \into your Physical therapy Plan of care. You will practice calculating a patient’s rate, rhythm, axis and regularity using EKG strips. The course objectives will be met through the use of lecture and practice lab interpreting EKG. You will come away from this course with valuable tools to better work with all of your patients. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

The Throwing Shoulder and the Rehabilitation of Baseball Specific Shoulder Injuries
Presented by Ryan Bitzel, MPT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2916Level: Advanced2 Hours
We will discuss anatomical changes that occur and are specific to the throwing shoulder and the common injuries that are associated with these athletes. We will discuss both the conservative management of internal impingement and post-surgical treatment of SLAP repairs in throwing athletes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: a Loose and Unstable Story
Presented by Nichole Harju, PT, DPT, CAFS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2911Level: Introductory2.5 Hours
Have a patient with EDS and feel unsure about what EDS is and how to treat it? Explore the who, what, when, why and now what about this evolving diagnosis. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

The Science of Fall Prevention
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2825Level: Intermediate2 Hours
What is the difference between screening and testing? What is the science of imbalance? What are the differences between unsteadiness, imbalance, dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo? How do I document to prove my worth, my role, or this patient’s potential? What is the evidence for helping someone improve balance? What is the best method to select the most sensitive and responsive balance test for each patient? What psychological influences could be involved with this person? The answers to these questions and more are in this seminar intended for advanced dizziness management- differential diagnostics and treatment. Expect practical techniques, readily applied to the clinic, incorporating current evidence and revealing future advances in balance and dizziness rehabilitation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.

Dynamic Seating
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3093Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Dynamic seating has four primary functions – to allow movement, to diffuse force, to protect the client, and to protect the seating system and mounting hardware. This course will take a look at the product options, discuss clinical indicators and contra-indicators for dynamic components and present case studies to illustrate these points.

Wisconsin Jurisprudence
Presented by Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3718Level: Introductory1 Hour
Wisconsin physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are required to take a course on the laws that affect the practice of physical therapy in Wisconsin. This course reviews various legal authorities which impact the practice of physical therapy in Wisconsin.