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Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management-
#2025_001 Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hours

This interactive course was designed for the intermediate level therapist who works with the geriatric population.

The learner will be provided with valuable information about the dementia disease process. Essentials regarding how dementia dramatically affects function, ability to participate in and benefit from therapy programs,as well as practical approaches to achieve a “best therapy practice”. Strategies to meet Medicare reimbursement requirements including proper coding will be discussed. We will also explore some of the current trends and advances in dementia care and the legislative issues involving Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Finally, the course will provide the participant with a thorough foundation of the vital importance of cognitive assessment and treatment and the many opportunities that currently exist to creatively serve this population in various geriatric arenas.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Learners who take this course will gain a tremendous understanding of all aspects of Dementia and the many ways the disease process impacts functions of daily living skills and communication.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Discuss the dementia process and its effects on physical function and communication
  • Apply treatment strategies to address language deficits and optimize residual functions
  • Distinguish the “best practices” in dementia care, including approaches and techniques to enhance communication and participation in activities
  • Describe the current trends and advances in dementia care delivery and related research
  • Develop strategic plans of care that train caregivers to communicate with dementia patients and redirect behavior, which enhances safety
  • Use documentation techniques to accurately and effectively meet Medicare reimbursement criteria for all therapy service

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 1.0 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 1.0 CEUs

NBCOT 12.5 PDU










This program is offered for 1.0 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

 

Approved for 1 CEU
(10 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Center for Guardianship Certification for 10 CEUs for Guardians
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 10 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 10 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 10 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 10 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .9 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor*

Linda Riccio, OTR, a 28-year veteran of long-term care operations and clinical/programmatic development, has a BS in Occupational Therapy and has been a national educator in neurological disorders, orthopedics, and the management of special care populations. She has a diverse skill set in clinical development and implementation resulting in fiscally responsible and meaningful programs. 

Linda is currently a member of Creative Health Solutions, where she consults in healthcare strategy and teaches dementia management in post acute care settings nationwide.

* This course originally authored by Kim Warchol, OTR/L, was revised and updated by Linda Riccio, OTR.

 

Author Disclosure

Linda Riccio, OTR, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures, activities, video clips of patients at various stages of dementia care, web links, class discussion board and email to instructor. Midterm and Final exams are of equal weight, and there is a required passing score of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

This course includes video clips to accompany the course materials. The ability to watch the videoclips is not required to complete the course.

Price:$285.00
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Practical Application of Cervical Auscultation-
#2037_001 Practical Application of Cervical Auscultation

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

Cervical Auscultation has become recognized as a useful tool in dysphagia evaluation and treatment.

This course outlines the basic principles of both chest and cervical auscultation for practicing Dysphagia Therapists who would like to add this technique to his/her cache of clinical tools. A brief literature review is followed by instruction in cervical auscultation with interpretation and documentation of swallow acoustics.

This advanced-level course includes easy-to-read background, research and practice guidelines. Case study examples are provided to facilitate the application of the lecture information.

Topics include: normal vs. abnormal respiratory function, description of respiratory acoustics, common respiratory illnesses of the elderly, cervical acoustics during swallowing, and tips for documentation.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The participant will increase knowledge of chest and cervical auscultation as a tool for evaluation and treatment of dysphagia in the geriatric dysphagia patient.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify structures related to basic pulmonary function
  • Use basic terminology as it relates to respiratory acoustics
  • Recognize common pulmonary diseases of the elderly
  • Describe the impact of an impaired respiratory system on swallowing
  • Interpret cervical swallow acoustics
  • Provide appropriate documentation related to cervical auscultation

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEU, Advanced Level, 1st Content Focus – Domain of OT: Client Factors; 2nd Content Focus – Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation; 3rd Content Focus – Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)










This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEU (Advanced level, Professional area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.19.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

In accordance with Title16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .3 CEU
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Practical Application of Cervical Auscultation, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: This course utilizes instructor lecture in text-based format, web links, discussion board participation, instructor/class e-mail, pictures, graphics, references and resources. There are six (6) brief practical application assignments (on live patients) that are required within this course, as well as a Final Exam with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$85.50
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Tube Feeding in the Elderly -- Applying Documented Outcomes to the Decision-Making Process-
#2038_001 Tube Feeding in the Elderly -- Applying Documented Outcomes to the Decision-Making Process

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

Tube feedings are being placed in the elderly at an ever-increasing rate without clear evidence of potential benefit to the patient.

This advanced level course provides a research review of outcomes of tube feedings in the elderly and chronically ill, and the risks involved with oral vs. non-oral nutrition.

It is of interest to Dysphagia Therapists, Social Service Workers, Nurses, Dietitians, and anyone who assists with nutritional decision-making.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Participants will be able to make appropriate recommendations and assist with decision making based on documented benefits and contraindications of tube feeding.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Differentiate between quality of life and biomedical reasons for placement of feeding tubes
  • Discuss literature related to feeding tube placement in geriatric patients
  • List burdens and liabilities of feeding tube placement
  • Differentiate aspiration pneumonia from aspiration pneumonitis
  • State risk factors for developing aspiration-related illness
  • Apply basic ethical considerations, patient rights, and informed consent to the decision-making process

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEU, Advanced Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEU (Advanced level, Professional area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.03.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

In accordance with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .3 CEU
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Tube Feeding in the Elderly - Applying Documented Outcomes to the Decision-Making Process, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: This reader-friendly text has web links to up-to-date sites, a useful reference list and practical activities. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$85.50
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Free Water Programs for Geriatric Dysphagia Management-
#2039_001 Free Water Programs for Geriatric Dysphagia Management

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

The practice of restricting fluids to aspirating patients frequently has adverse outcomes including non-compliance, dehydration, and continued complaints of thirst. These problems may be reduced if free, unthickened water is allowed within an organized program.

This 3 contact hour course covers the rationale and procedure for using free water as a therapeutic tool, for developing an “in-house” program, and selecting appropriate participants.

This course is for intermediate, practicing dysphagia therapists who need greater understanding of the literature related to aspiration-related illnesses and guidelines for advanced clinical application of dietary modifications.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The Participant will become familiar with and be able to apply the principles behind a Free Water Program.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • List five major barriers to adequate hydration for aspirators
  • Identify the basic structures of the lungs
  • Identify 10 major risk factors in developing aspiration pneumonia
  • Participate in the development of a “free water” policy for the long term care setting
  • Select patients who may be eligible for a free water program
  • Provide patient and caregiver recommendations regarding alternatives to thickened liquid

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU










This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

In accordance with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .3 CEUs
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Free Water Programs for Geriatric Dysphagia Management, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: This reader-friendly text has web links to up-to-date sites, a useful reference list, practical activities. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$85.50
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Esophageal Dysphagia -- The Dysphagia Therapists Role in Identification and Treatment-
#2040_002 Esophageal Dysphagia -- The Dysphagia Therapists Role in Identification and Treatment

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

Esophageal disorders may significantly impact the comfort, safety and nutritional status of the elderly nursing home resident.

It is important for the Dysphagia Therapist to be able to differentiate symptoms of esophageal dysfunction from other problems that interfere with eating.

This course, intended for intermediate learners, is designed as an overview of the diagnoses, assessment procedures and treatment options for esophageal dysphagia.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The Participant will become familiar with symptoms and treatment techniques for Esophageal Dysphagia.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify normal and abnormal structures and functions of the esophagus
  • List the basic diagnostic tools used by physicians when assessing esophageal dysphagia
  • Recognize symptoms related to esophageal disorders
  • Provide referral and consultation for medical evaluation of symptoms of esophageal dysphagia
  • Identify common medications used to treat esophageal disorders
  • Apply behavioral treatment options for esophageal dysphagia

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.5 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEUs

NBCOT 6.25 PDU










This program is offered for 0.5 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

*Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.13.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

In accordance with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .5 CEUs
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 5 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Esophageal Dysphagia -- The Dysphagia Therapists Role in Identification and Treatment, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: This reader-friendly text has web links to up-to-date sites, a useful reference list, glossary, practical activities with discussion board participation. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$142.50
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Dysphagia Programs -- What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know-
#2041_001 Dysphagia Programs -- What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Are you the Rehab Manager who does not know enough about your Dysphagia Program? Have you been trying to find a competent therapist, but don’t know where to look?

This course is designed to benefit the new or experienced Manager, Recruiter or Program Development Coordinator who needs to know the “ins-and-outs” of Dysphagia care.

This course offers ways to promote and obtain reimbursement for your facility’s dining program. Additionally, you will confidently understand what the Advanced-Level Dysphagia Therapist looks for when choosing an employment setting. Finally, you will know how to nurture the Entry-Level Therapists you already have.

The content is Intermediate for PT, OT and SLP clinicians, as it assumes a general familiarity with Medicare in Skilled Nursing Facilities, the MDS, PPS, and principals of geriatric rehabilitation. The focus is on increased understanding and application by the participant.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The participant will acquire knowledge for fostering competence in the Dysphagia Therapist, as well as implementing and promoting a dysphagia care program in the Long Term Care setting.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Cite Medicare guidelines for the practice of Dysphagia Therapy
  • List three ways of promoting competence in the beginner Dysphagia Therapist
  • Participate in establishment of a dysphagia care team
  • Develop strategies for recruitment and retention of Dysphagia Therapists
  • List qualitative and subjective negative outcomes of dysphagia in Long Term Care
  • Utilize direct dysphagia therapy and restorative nursing programs to increase revenue
  • Manage the dysphagia program using current billing and coding procedures

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Administration & Management and Professional Issues: Supervision. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU










This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


In accordance with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .2 CEUs
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Dysphagia Programs -- What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: This reader-friendly text has web links to up-to-date sites, a useful reference list, glossary, practical activities with discussion board participation. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$57.00
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Informed Consent for the Dysphagia Patient in Rehabilitation and Palliative Care-
#2042_001 Informed Consent for the Dysphagia Patient in Rehabilitation and Palliative Care

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

The Medical Doctor is ultimately responsible for obtaining written informed consent, but allied health professionals, including the Dysphagia Therapist, are expected to provide specialized counseling.

Many therapists feel unprepared for this task. How much information is enough? When is the Patient a rehab candidate? What if the Patient refuses traditional recommendations? Basic legal concepts including the elements of informed consent are covered in this course.

Specific instruction is given to the dysphagia therapist so that realistic options for rehabilitation or palliative care are offered as indicated by a thorough analysis of risks and benefits.

Course Level: Intermediate – Participant should have previous knowledge and experience with dysphagia management, especially with elders in long term care settings.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Participants will be able to use the elements of informed consent to counsel elderly dysphagia patients. Participants will also learn that offering realistic palliative vs. rehabilitative goals will aid patients in decision-making.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Counsel the dysphagia patient using the elements of Informed Consent
  • Offer realistic goals to assist the Patient’s decision-making
  • Instruct caregivers regarding palliative feeding techniques
  • List risks of traditional dysphagia treatment techniques, including tube feeding
  • Use the MDS to provide supportive documentation in dysphagia management

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEU, Intermediate; Category 1, Domain of OT, Activities of Daily Living. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)










This program is offered for 0.3 CEU, (Intermediate level, Professional area).


In accordance with Title16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .3 CEU
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Informed Consent for the Dysphagia Patient in Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: This reader-friendly text has web links to up-to-date sites, a useful reference list, glossary, practical activities with discussion board participation. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$85.50
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Dysphagia Management in Long Term Care -- The Essentials for the New Dysphagia Therapist-
#2043_002 Dysphagia Management in Long Term Care -- The Essentials for the New Dysphagia Therapist

DESCRIPTION

7 Contact Hours

Please note that this course is intended for Speech-Language Pathology professionals only.

The need for dysphagia therapists continues to rise, despite the sweeping changes in Medicare reimbursement of recent years. Speech Language Pathologists with limited training and expertise are finding themselves in demand to provide these services in areas where more experienced therapists are unavailable.

This Introductory Level course includes time-sensitive core materials that establish the foundations for dysphagia therapy in LTC. Case study examples are provided to facilitate the acquisition of care process essentials. Topics include: normal vs. abnormal swallowing physiology, screening, evaluation and treatment techniques. Medicare codes and documentation guidelines are reviewed, as well as examples of plan of care goals and functional maintenance programs.

Please note: Text books listed are reference materials only. Purchasing them is not a requirement for this online course.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The new dysphagia clinician will gain an increased confidence in basic level evaluation techniques, treatment options and care planning outlines for management of the geriatric dysphagia patient.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify anatomy and structure related to swallowing
  • Describe the normal swallow process
  • Identify major symptoms of dysphagia and aspiration
  • List negative outcomes of dysphagia
  • Perform an oral motor assessment
  • Identify symptoms of pharyngeal phase dysphagia
  • Identify symptoms of esophageal phase dysphagia
  • Apply basic treatment techniques for dysphagia management
  • Write long and short term goals for dysphagia
  • Understand current billing codes and guidelines for dysphagia therapy

ACCREDITATIONS










This program is offered for 0.7 CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

This course is also approved by:

  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 7 Content Hours
  • Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 7 Content Hours

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, graphics, pictures, activities and web links, as well as a discussion board and email to instructor. Three exams and several required assignments make up a combined accumulated score and require a minimum passing score of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.


Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Dysphagia Management in Long Term Care -- The Essentials for the New Dysphagia Therapist, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Recommended Texts

Please note: Text books listed are reference materials only. Purchasing them is not a requirement for this online course.

Title: Oral Motor & Sensory Treatment Prescription Kit
Author: Gayle Burditt
At: www.alimed.com
Bookstore: AliMed, Inc. 297 High St. Dedham, MA 02026 1-800-225-2610

Title: Dysphagia: Diagnosis and Management
Author: M Groher
At: www.amazon.com

Title: Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Author: Abrams & Berkow
At: www.amazon.com

 

Title: Clinical Evaluation of Dysphagia
Author: LR Cherney, CA Catieri, JJ Pannell
At: www.aspenpublishers.com
Bookstore: Aspen Publishers, Inc. 200 Orchard Ridge Dr. Gaithersburg, MD 301-417-7500

Title: Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders
Author: Jerilyn Logemann
At: www.proedinc.com:
Bookstore: Pro-Ed Publishing 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, Texas 78757 1-800-397-8202

Title: Frenchay Dysarthia Assessment
Author: Pamela Enderby
At: www.proedinc.com:
Bookstore: Pro-Ed Publishing 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, Texas 78757 1-800-397-8202

Price:$199.00
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Oral Health for the Elderly - Evaluation and Care-
#2044 Oral Health for the Elderly - Evaluation and Care

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hour Course

Dysphagia Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, and Dietitians all play a role in the oral health of their patients, yet oral hygiene continues to be vastly neglected in nursing home residents. Focused attention has recently been placed on the mouth as a result of the reemerging relationship between oral health and systemic disease, especially aspiration pneumonia.

Clinicians of all experience levels may be expected to evaluate and develop intervention plans to address their patients’ oral and dental status without actual instruction. What is normal? What treatment options are available? When does the patient need immediate medical attention? How does a resident’s adverse oral environment affect quality of life?

If you need answers to these questions, this course is for you.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To convey how to complete a basic clinical evaluation of the mouth, especially as it relates to overall wellness and the development of systemic illness, and to present typical treatment options and care planning guidelines for restoration and maintenance of good oral hygiene.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use the MDS to determine if intervention is indicated for adverse oral conditions
  • Describe typical and atypical characteristics of hard and soft structures of the mouth
  • Name 10 systemic effects of adverse oral conditions
  • Describe the relationship between oral bacteria and aspiration pneumonia
  • Write a care plan to improve abnormal oral conditions and a care plan to maintain optimal oral conditions

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.4 CEU, Introductory; Category 1, Domain of OT, Activities of Daily Living. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .4 CEU

NBCOT 5.0 PDU (course includes assessment component)

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 4 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 4 Content Hours

AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A. CCC/SLP received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from Kent State University in 1989. She is an experienced and competent clinician who has interacted with clients from age 2 through 100+ years who have a wide variety of primary communication and medical disorders including: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, hearing loss, CVA, TBI, and dementia.

She has researched and developed multiple in-service and continuing education programs to audiences of up to 200 nurses, therapists, case managers, administrators, dietitians, and nurses aids, as well as demonstrating delivery of high quality project management under diverse criteria due to multiple providers, positions, or customers. Ms. Logsdon has experience in editing national journals, understands and can apply research techniques as well as translate research data into consumer-friendly format.

Her knowledge in common medical conditions and pharmacological treatment of geriatric and pediatric patients adds to the value of her expertise.

Author Disclosure

Brenda K. Logsdon, M.A., CCC/SLP, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.).

Financial - Author for Oral Health for the Elderly: Evaluation and Care, receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: This course is designed to be accessible to the advanced beginner, yet may well provide relevant details to the experienced practitioner. Presented as a lecture via web-based, easy to read text, this course includes color photos, web links, and case studies. Additional enhancements such as references and glossary, email communication with the instructor enrich the learning experience. Practical activities allow for a “hands-on” feel and encourage the learner to use the new information immediately. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$114.00
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Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors-
#2070_001 Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hour Course

Patients enter healthcare systems with an expectation of receiving care that will help and not harm them. Yet, present studies show evidence of large numbers of patients receiving injury, often unintentional but preventable, during the administration of healthcare. Many of these deaths were from errors that could have been prevented.

Previous correctional emphasis has been on placing blame on the person who committed the error, with the intention that the person could learn from his/her mistake. Current correctional emphasis is on establishing the root cause of the error and correcting system failures to avoid future occurrences.

Ongoing monitoring of corrective measures must be established. All levels of national healthcare, both inpatient and ambulatory, are committed to decreasing medical errors while restoring the public’s confidence in the healthcare industry. To achieve this goal, facilities must change from a focus on fault-finding to one of system correction within a non-punitive atmosphere. Emphasis must be on improving and implementing processes within systems to prevent and reduce future medical errors.

Completion of this Introductory medical errors reduction course (mandated by Florida Statute 456.013) provides the student with the ability to implement root cause analysis for problem solving to determine effective prevention strategies for decreasing medical errors and increasing patient safety in the healthcare system.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

To direct healthcare professionals to concentrate more accurately on preventing medical errors by addressing system structure during the provision of patient care.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify medical system factors impacting patient safety in the delivery of healthcare
  • Complete root cause analysis for problem solving
  • Correlate medical documentation and communication skills for medical error reduction
  • Implement pharmacological protocols to improve patient safety
  • : Identify potential safety concerns with contraindications and indications with and during therapy interventions

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .2 CEU,Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

NBCOT 2.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)










This program is offered for 0.2 CEU, (Introductory level, Related area).


Approved for .2 CEU
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for 2 hours, approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 0.2 CEU

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Author and Instructor

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, CWS is the Director of the Medical Center for Continuing Education.

She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Indiana University (1967), and an MSM in healthcare administration from Troy State University (2002). She has been a physical therapist since 1967 in acute, outpatient and geriatric facilities, with an emphasis on wound management. Karen developed wound management courses based on evidence-based research and involved healthcare experts teaching continuing educational conferences thru-out the eastern US.

Ms. Kendall recently retired from managing continuing medical education courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals with online courses, conventional conferences and self-directed learning studies.

Author Disclosure

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Instructor lecture via text-based content, Internet links, references, bibliography, glossary, discussion board, email to instructor, and problem solving scenarios. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the 2 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$57.00
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Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Children with Eating & Feeding Disorders-
#3030_001 Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment of Children with Eating & Feeding Disorders

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hour Course

Teachers, families and health professionals are increasingly seeking Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists to address children’s medical and behavioral feeding disorders. This introductory course is for pediatric therapists interested in developing the foundational skills to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment within an interdisciplinary setting. The student will be provided with information on:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the swallow
  • Normal oral motor and self feeding development
  • Behavioral and social aspects of feeding disorders
  • Etiology and characteristics of dysphagia, food refusal, under-nutrition, and other common feeding disorders
  • A sample therapeutic evaluation
  • Practical treatment strategies

Topics include: The International Classification of Functioning and Disability, Normal Eating and Feeding Skills, Aspects of Eating and Feeding, Common Feeding Disorders, Management of Feeding Disorders, Therapeutic Assessment, Promoting Full Participation in Mealtime Environments, Therapeutic Treatment of Body Level Feeding/Eating Impairments and Special Populations and Case Studies.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants in this course will develop an understanding of normal and abnormal aspects of oral motor skills and swallowing, and examine the developmental, psychosocial and cultural factors affecting children’s eating and feeding skills. The student will be able to develop informed evaluation and intervention strategies to promote safe eating/feeding skills, and to encourage children’s participation in positive mealtime environments at home, school, and the community.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify medical factors that contribute to pediatric feeding disorders
  • Distinguish between normal, delayed, and abnormal oral motor skills
  • Screen for aspiration during a clinical feeding assessment
  • Describe pediatric clinical and instrumental swallowing evaluations
  • Describe the contributions of the interdisciplinary medical team in the diagnosis and treatment of feeding disorders
  • Develop clinical evaluation strategies to assess oral motor skills, screen for swallowing problems, and identify common behavioral problems related to pediatric eating and feeding
  • Plan appropriate family centered, culturally sensitive intervention strategies for children with motor and behavioral feeding disorders

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .5 CEU, Introductory Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention, Outcomes. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEU

NBCOT 6.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)










This program is offered for 0.5 CEU (Introductory level, Professional area).

In accordance with Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 4154, the California Board of Occupational Therapy has approved this course and instructor for post-professional education in the advanced practice area of swallowing assessment, evaluation and intervention.

  • Approved by DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 5 contact hours
  • Author and Instructor

    Donna Reigstad, MS, OTR received her advanced Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, with a specialization in Early Intervention and school-based practice from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the Lead Occupational Therapist at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

    During her tenure at the hospital, she has worked in the Feeding Clinic for 15 years, both as a member of the interdisciplinary team and as the clinic coordinator. She was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Occupational Therapy, where she taught pediatric and theory courses.

    Ms. Reigstad has co-authored book chapters on Feeding Assessment and Management. She has presented on feeding topics at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, New York State and American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conferences, and at numerous programs in New York State and Pennsylvania.

    Author Disclosure

    Donna Reigstad, MS, OTR, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    Financial - Author for Introduction to Evaluation and Treatment for Children with Eating and Feeding Disorders, receives royalty payments.

    Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods are focused on promoting an interactive, lively learning experience with practical suggestions to enhance clinical problem solving. They include: course content delivered in text format, graphics, pictures, videos, web links, experiential activities, discussion board, e-mail with instructor, and case studies. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$142.50
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    Documentation Essentials Part 01 -- Evaluations & Certifications-Documentation
    #3050 Documentation Essentials Part 01 -- Evaluations & Certifications

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    This Intermediate course will discuss ways to write evaluation, re-evaluation, and certification documentation in compliance with Medicare requirements, to help ensure payment of the claim. The course will focus on the key points that must be present in order to establish the baseline for an episode of care.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    To provide the student with the key elements needed in documentation evaluations, re-evaluations and certifications for Medicare B beneficiaries.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify at least five (5) key components that must be present in certification documentation
    • Identify at least four (4) of the key components that must be present to thoroughly document therapy evaluations
    • Identify three (3) reasons when it is appropriate to perform a re-evaluation

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU


    This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.26.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .2 CEUs
    (2 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
    • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 595-2014
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$57.00
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    Documentation Essentials Part 02 -- Coding Clean Claims-Documentation
    #3051 Documentation Essentials Part 02 -- Coding Clean Claims

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    This Intermediate course is designed to help therapists understand the basics of the coding required in order to submit a clean claim to Medicare B. The coding topics covered in this course include ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases) coding, CPT (Current Procedural Technology) coding, and understanding the CCI (Correct Coding Initiative) edits process.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    The learner will gain a general understanding of Medicare B therapy claims and the processes through which claims are coded.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Write and correctly assign treatment and medical ICD-9 codes to patient’s claim
    • Count correctly the time spent with the patient through accurate use of CPT codes
    • Recognize how to support the presence of the 59 modifier for CCI edits appropriately

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU


    This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.01.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .2 CEUs
    (2 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$57.00
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    Documentation Essentials Part 03 -- Goal Writing-Documentation
    #3052 Documentation Essentials Part 03 -- Goal Writing

    DESCRIPTION

    1 Contact Hour

    This Intermediate course will teach therapists to write clear, measurable and achievable goals that will assist in demonstrating progress in the medical record.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    The participant will be able to write a personalized goal for a patient that is individualized, objective and demonstrates a strong relation to function.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the five essential components of writing a good therapy goal
    • Write a long-term goal that demonstrates the expected outcome with the therapy plan of care
    • Produce effective documentation to support when a goal is not being met in a timely fashion, in order to support the medical necessity of therapy services

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

    NBCOT 1.25 PDU










    This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.27.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .1 CEU
    (1 contact hour) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1 Content Hour
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$28.50
    Qty:  

    Documentation Essentials Part 04 -- Daily Notes & Progress Notes-Documentation
    #3053 Documentation Essentials Part 04 -- Daily Notes & Progress Notes

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Intermediate Level: This course will introduce the required documentation components for daily notes and therapy progress notes. Included are the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    To provide the information therapists need to write appropriate daily notes, and progress notes for Medicare B beneficiaries receiving therapy services.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the four (4) essential components of a daily note
    • Identify the six (6) essential components of a progress note
    • Identify the practitioner required to write the daily note and the progress note, according to compliance standards.
    • Identify documentation pitfalls to avoid when writing a daily note and a progress note.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU


    This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 10.27.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .2 CEUs
    (2 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
    • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 596-2014
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$57.00
    Qty:  

    Documentation Essentials Part 05 -- Understanding Medical Necessity-Documentation
    #3054 Documentation Essentials Part 05 -- Understanding Medical Necessity

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    This Intermediate course will show how to make the documentation for therapy services support the need for medically reasonable and necessary therapy services. The student will learn the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to include medical necessity and skills of the therapist

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    The student will be able to identify the key elements that should be present to support the medically necessity of therapy services for a Medicare B beneficiary.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the six (6) essential components of documenting a medical necessity
    • Identify three (3) strategies to include this documentation upon evaluation, in progress notes, and upon discharge to ensure payment
    • Identify three (3) documentation pitfalls to avoid regarding writing a statement of medical necessity for therapy services

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU


    This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.07.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .2 CEUs
    (2 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
    • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Author and Instructor

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$57.00
    Qty:  

    Documentation Essentials Part 06 -- Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP-Documentation
    #3055 Documentation Essentials Part 06 -- Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Part of a therapist’s responsibility when providing services for a Medicare B beneficiary is to design a program that facilitates carryover from gains made in therapy to maintenance and continued improvement in a home living environment. This Intermediate program takes the form of a home exercise program for independent patients, and may be a restorative nursing or functional maintenance program for those living in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). This course will introduce the components necessary to document these programs effectively.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    To present the components of home exercise and restorative nursing programs in keeping with Medicare guidelines.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the appropriate time to begin training and documenting a home exercise program or restorative nursing recommendations
    • Identify the five (5) skills of a therapist needed to help support the medical necessity of the intervention
    • Identify two (2) key programs under which a restorative nursing recommendation should be made to help qualify a resident for the “Rehab Low” category

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEUs

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU










    This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.07.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .2 CEUs
    (2 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing a Successful HEP & Restorative NP, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$57.00
    Qty:  

    Documentation Essentials Part 07 -- Discharge Summaries-Documentation
    #3056 Documentation Essentials Part 07 -- Discharge Summaries

    DESCRIPTION

    1 Contact Hour

    Intermediate Level: Regardless of your payor source, a therapy plan of care cannot be closed without a proper discharge note. It is the clinician’s final opportunity to justify the services provided, demonstrate progress, and provide closure to the “story” of the patient’s treatment. This course provides the required documentation components of discharge from therapy services, including requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    To provide the steps necessary for writing an appropriate discharge notes in accordance with Medicare B regulations.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the 6 essential components of a discharge note
    • Identify who the Medicare Guidelines state as the appropriate practitioner required for compliance to write the discharge note.
    • Identify documentation pitfalls to avoid regarding writing a discharge from therapy services
    • Identify a Medicare acceptable discharge note for a Medicare B beneficiary receiving therapy services

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

    NBCOT 1.25 PDU


    This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.07.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .1 CEU
    (1 contact hour) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$28.50
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    Documentation Essentials Part 08 -- Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process-Documentation
    #3057 Documentation Essentials Part 08 -- Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process

    DESCRIPTION

    1 Contact Hour

    All therapy services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary under their benefit are subject to the scrutiny of Medicare as the payor. Some claims are paid, some are not. This Intermediate course will assist therapists in understanding how to navigate the appeals and denials processes when a claim for services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary has been denied by the Medicare Approved Contractor (MAC), fiscal intermediary or carrier.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    To provide a guide through the Medicare B appeals process.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the five levels of appeal for a Medicare B therapy claim
    • Identify the three (3) forms used at each level and the criteria identified by CMS that needs to be present in order to proceed with the appeal
    • Identify three (3) documentation strategies that can be used to help optimize your chance of appeal of the denial decision.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

    NBCOT 1.25 PDU










    This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.08.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .1 CEU
    (1 contact hour) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denial & Appeals Process, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denial & Appeals Process, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denial & Appeals Process, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$28.50
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    Documentation Essentials Part 09 -- Medicare Part A in SNFs-Documentation
    #3058_003 Documentation Essentials Part 09 -- Medicare Part A in SNFs

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Providing therapy services under Medicare A in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a greatly rewarding experience. However, many therapists and assistants are challenged and intimidated by the numerous rules and regulations that govern the provision of these services. This Intermediate module is designed to provide a bird’s eye overview of the UPDATED regulations, effective October 1, 2011 that govern the provision of therapy services and provide insight into how the overall payment system works under the MDS 3.0, including reimbursement under Medicare A, including RUGS-IV assessments are required, and how therapy services are delivered and captured for Medicare A beneficiaries.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    The student will be able to identify the key components of the minimum data set (MDS) 3.0 for which therapy is responsible and how to complete them accurately.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Name five rehab RUG levels
    • Identify the five (5) different assessment reference periods
    • Identify what qualifies as a skilled service under the MDS 3.0
    • Identify two (2) different mechanisms of service delivery accepted under Medicare A

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU










    This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.01.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .2 CEUs
    (2 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 599-2014
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Author and Instructor

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 09: Medicare Part A in SNFs, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 09: Medicare Part A in SNFs, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 09: Medicare Part A in SNFs, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$57.00
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    Documentation Essentials Part 10 -- Compliance, QA & Audits-Documentation
    #3059 Documentation Essentials Part 10 -- Compliance, QA & Audits

    DESCRIPTION

    1 Contact Hour

    Intermediate Level course. Compliance plays a very important role in helping to preserve and protect Medicare dollars. This course will provide the key elements a compliance program needs in order to help monitor documentation and coding. In addition, information will be presented on how to implement a good quality assurance program for documentation, including the basics of the audit and medical review programs utilized by Medicare.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    The student will be able to identify the components of a good compliance and quality assurance process for therapy documentation and be familiar with the different audits Medicare uses.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Name the seven essential components to a compliance program
    • Identify three (3) strategies for the implementation of a good quality assurance program in order to monitor documentations at a place of practice
    • Name two (2) of the audit procedures utilized by Medicare

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU

    NBCOT 1.25 PDU










    This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

    *Please note this ASHA approval expires 11.10.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

     

    Approved for .1 CEU
    (1 contact hour) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1 Contact Hour
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Authors and Instructor

    Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

    Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

    The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

    Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

    Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

    Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

    • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
    • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
    • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

    Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

    • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
    • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
    • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
    • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

    Author(s) Disclosures

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 10: Compliance, QA & Audits, receives no royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 10: Compliance, QA & Audits, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 10: Compliance, QA & Audits, receives royalty payments.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching Methods

    This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

    Price:$28.50
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    Medicare 8 Minute Rule High Risk Area in Medicare Coding and Billing-
    #5001 Medicare 8 Minute Rule High Risk Area in Medicare Coding and Billing

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare 8 Minute Rule is a compliance education mini-module that reviews Medicare regulations for calculating the number of codes that can be billed in a treatment session. Minutes that do not support the codes billed is frequently a reason for denial by Medicare contractors, and presents a high level of coding risk.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare 8 Minute Rule is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the importance of applying the 8 minute rule when coding for outpatient therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to receive certificate.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN Examining Medicare Use of Financial Limitations-
    #5002 Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN Examining Medicare Use of Financial Limitations

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN is a compliance education mini-module that reviews the Medicare therapy caps and the $3700 therapy thresholds that trigger manual medical review and highlights the use of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) for 2013.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN and is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of the ABN in 2013.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare The Daily Note Documentation of Coding, Billing and Therapy Provided-
    #5003 Medicare The Daily Note Documentation of Coding, Billing and Therapy Provided

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare: The Daily Note is a compliance education mini-module that identifies the specific Medicare requirement for the daily note. The daily note documents the services (codes) that are billed, and is a high risk area of compliance for therapy practices.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare The Daily Note is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the required elements of the daily note and the associated billing risks if not properly documented.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare Billing Risks How to Avoid Medicare Billing Risks in Outpatient Therapy-
    #5004 Medicare Billing Risks How to Avoid Medicare Billing Risks in Outpatient Therapy

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare Billing Risks is a compliance education mini-module that identifies areas in which therapy practices can identify risk. Risk assessment is an essential part of a compliance plan, and Medicare billing is a high risk area.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare Billing Risks is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn how to identify and mitigate billing risks in outpatient therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    BCAT Certified Test System Administrator Training Program-
    #BCAT-2 BCAT Certified Test System Administrator Training Program

    DESCRIPTION

    3 Contact Hours

    Cognition affects every aspect of daily living. Because so many older patients have cognitive impairment, proficiency in cognitive assessment is critically important to effective diagnosis, treatment, education, and support. Clinical success and treatment outcome depend upon a clear assessment of cognitive functioning. The BCAT Test System gives you the tools necessary to rapidly assess memory, executive functions, and other aspects of cognition in order to improve treatment and improve function. The primary goal of this program is to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be proficient in administering, scoring, and interpreting the BCAT Test System.

    Those who complete this course become Certified BCAT Test System Administrators.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    NO DYNAMIC LEARNING OR CLIENT MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS CAN BE USED TOWARDS THIS TRAINING PROGRAM PURCHASE

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

    • Administer, score, and interpret all BCAT System Tests
    • Apply tests results to optimize care
    • Define the basic cognitive domains of memory, executive functions, and attentional capacity.
    • Describe basic neuro-cognitive structure-function concepts

    ACCREDITATIONS

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    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .3 CEU, Intermediate Level, Performance Skills; Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention, Outcome. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU.

    NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)

    This course is offered for
    0.3 ASHA CEU
    (Intermediate Level, Professional area).
    NASW This course is approved by the
    National Association of Social Workers
    (NASW) for 3 credit hours

    This course is also approved by:

    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 3 Content Hours
    • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content hours.
    • Ohio Board of Speech-Language Patholody and Audiology for 3 Content Hours.

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    Dr. William E. mansbach, PHDAuthor and Instructor

    Dr. William E. Mansbach, PHD

    Dr. Mansbach is the founder and CEO of Mansbach Health Tools LLC, which supports the BCAT.

    For many years he was the Chief Operating Officer of MedOptions, a multi-state behavioral healthcare company specializing in geriatric mental health. Prior to MedOptions, he was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Comprehensive Geriatric Services, a Maryland-based company providing mental health services to residents in long-term care settings.

    Dr. Mansbach has a national reputation as a clinician and consultant in the aging field. He has been a pioneer in the development of Memory Clinics, and is the creator of the BCAT® system, a series of cognitive screening tests. He has published and presented numerous articles and workshops on geriatric mental health and cognitive assessment, and is active in creating healthcare policy. Dr. Mansbach sits on the Maryland Governor’s Alzheimer’s Disease Council.

    Author Disclosure

    William E. Mansbach, PHD, Contracted Instructor/Author Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    Financial - Author for The BCAT, receives royalty payments.

    Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Audience / Teaching Methods

    This course is intended for intermediate learners, who practice in the areas of Speech-Language-Hearing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Case Management.

    Content is evidence-based, delivered in text format with audio, graphics, web links, and activities that support the learner objectives. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the 3 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$114.00
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