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Speaking & Education

Through the years, we’ve gathered a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge that we feel is important to share with our clients. Our team is available for in-person or online/tele-conferencing speaking engagements.

Additionally, we can provide specialized webinars for you and your staff upon request. 

Connect with us today to learn how we can put our experience to work for your and your staff’s professional development.

Discover our current webinars below - you can register for our upcoming training or purchase a copy of our previous events.

- June 22nd complimentary Webinar -
Space is limited!

SNF PPS Proposed Payment Reform Webinar - THURSDAY, June 22nd at 2:00PM Eastern

To help clarify the SNF PPS proposed payment reform document and position facilities for success, Mark is hosting a live webinar. 

Audience: This webinar was designed for therapists (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy), administrators, and MDS coordinators.

Webinar Description:  This 75-minute webinar (plus time for questions) was designed to help you and your team understand the SNF PPS proposed payment reform document (CMS-1686-ANPRM) published by CMS on April 27, 2017. This proposal completely changes the current RUGs based payment system and will fundamentally change the way that operators manage and oversee their teams.  Much like how PPS impacted the industry in the early 2000s, this new payment system will create winners and losers and may be devastating to facilities/companies not ready for such change. The first step in successfully navigating change of this magnitude is to understand where we are going and how things will be changing in the future. Attending this webinar will give you a head start on understanding the proposed payment model and proposed changes. The knowledge gained will be helpful as you begin to create a strategic plan and modify your current operation so that your facility/company can stay ahead of the curve. By the end of this webinar you will:

  1. Understand the new proposed payment structure.
  2. Understand how the proposed payment structure may impact your therapy program. 
  3. Learn how to submit comments to CMS about the proposed payment system.
Any questions? Contact Mark today at 850-532-1334.

Any questions? Contact Mark today at 850-532-1334.

Length of webinar: 75 minutes including time for Q and A.

What it includes: This webinar is free. Only one registration is needed if your facility will be on the call together using one line. Please try to consolidate lines as space for the event is limited. Prior to the webinar you will receive a copy of the slide deck and any applicable handouts. Because this webinar is complimentary, we will not be mailing a recording after the event, as we have in the past.

Speaker: Mark McDavid is an occupational therapist, Medicare consultant, AANAC Expert Advisory Panel member, and board member for the National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies (NARA) - for whom he leads the SNF Special Interest Group. He has a proven track record for operationalizing Medicare updates and changes and will help your team understand the specifics of the new proposed payment system.

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- Previous Webinars -
Recordings Available for Purchase

WEBINAR: NEW EVALUATION CODES - KEY CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES FOR THERAPISTS AND THERAPY MANAGERS

(These Medicare Part B changes went into effect on January 1, 2017 and the following live webinar recorded December 2016 is now available for purchase - see link below.)

Audience: It was designed for Physical/Occupational Therapists and Therapy Managers in all settings that bill Medicare Part B.

Webinar Description:  In November, Medicare published the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for Calendar Year 2017. This rule introduces a three-tiered evaluation system for PT and OT evaluations that went into effect starting January 1, 2017.  This 75-minute webinar (plus time for questions) was designed to help you and your team understand the new physical and occupational therapy evaluation codes. Mark McDavid is an occupational therapist, Medicare consultant, and board member for the National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies (NARA) for which he leads the SNF Special Interest Group. He has a proven track record for operationalizing Medicare updates and changes and will help your team understand the specifics of the new evaluation codes. By the end of this webinar you will:

  1. Understand how the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for CY 2017 may impact your therapy program or clinic.
  2. Understand the three levels of evaluation for PT and OT and which to use, and when.
  3. Learn from real-life examples of when to bill which CPT code.
  4. Understand the background of how we ended up with 3 distinct CPT codes for PT and OT evaluations.

Length of webinar: 75 minutes including time for Q and A.

What it includes: The webinar is $149 per phone line/recorded copy. It is not per person, so only one registration is needed if your facility will be on the call together using one line. Prior to the webinar you will receive a copy of the slide deck and any applicable handouts. If you were unable to attend the live webinar but would like a copy of the materials and a recording, simply sign up and the materials and recording will be sent to you.