Note: This is an online course and will be shipped on a CD following purchase.
Seminar Description: This seminar integrates innovative business, managerial, administrative and clinical competencies necessary to put direct access into action for your practice. Providing proven strategies to diversify your practice’s reimbursement methods, this seminar will introduce physical therapists to the latest delivery models of practice and provide the underlying rational for recent and pending evolutionary changes effecting physical therapists and reimbursement. Combined with physical therapists’ existing clinical knowledge and skills, advanced differential diagnostic and medical screening competencies will provide an evidenced-based risk management scheme that will ensure safe patient management as well as mechanisms to integrate contemporary evidence into clinical practice so to secure better reimbursement in evolving pay for performance and cash-based paradigms. Advanced evidenced based medical screening for co-morbid medical conditions will be presented as related to current aspects of “best practice”. Acquiring the philosophy of the expanded role as a differential diagnostician and the marketing strategies required to promote and defend the autonomous model of care will be analyzed.
- Per the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, delineate tests, interventions and preferred practice patterns used in Per the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, delineate tests, interventions and preferred practice patterns used in “best”
- Describe and differentiate the clinical role and process skills of physical therapists as related to medical screening and movement impairment based differential diagnostic processes.
- Discuss how impairments in muscle length, strength, stiffness, and patterns of recruitment contribute to a joint’s development of a directional susceptibility to movement (DSM).
- Describe and classify movement impairments induced by repeated movements and sustained postures.
- Given the results of an examination, identify movement impairment diagnoses, patho-anatomical symptoms (ICD-9 Diagnoses) and plausible etiological variables so to develop an effective plan of care.
- Discuss how physical therapy professional autonomy is contingent upon differential diagnosis of movement impairments, identification of co-morbid medical conditions and direct access.
- Recognize the expanded responsibility for “professional advocacy” and “patient advocacy” as essential to direct access and autonomous practice.
- Effectively identify co-morbid medical conditions and write physician referrals.
- Recognize future consumer demand for neuromusculoskeletal care provided by primary care physical therapists.
- Analyze marketing and reimbursement issues as related to existing and future direct access physical therapy delivery models.
Regisration Fee: $445.00
- This seminar is sponsored by Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy’s Accredited Orthopedic Residency and Manual Therapy Fellowship Programs