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Webinar: Health Care Reform: 2014 Progress Report (Recorded)
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Presenters: Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD; Gillian Leene, Deborah Crandall, JD

$0 Member | $169 Nonmember
0.0 CEUs (0.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded.
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March 2014
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APTA's webinar series is a great way for you to go straight to the source and ask questions of experts in the field!

This webinar is recorded. A webinar is an online, interactive presentation that includes the audio of a presenter synced with slides.This series of webinars audio and video is streamed via your computer. Ensure you have the most up-to-date technology.This learning activity will be available to you indefinitely on your transcript in the APTA Learning Center.


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Course Information

In 2010, Congress passed comprehensive legislation into law that is transforming the delivery of health care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next decade providing coverage for up to 95% of all Americans and will attempt to improve quality, access, lower costs, and reshape the health care workforce. What does health care reform mean for physical therapy practice, payment, and professional issues? Will physical therapy survive or thrive in a reformed health care system? How will clinicians, business owners, rehabilitation managers, and patients navigate this changing health care system?

This presentation provides an overview of the implementation of health care reform and the opportunities and challenges for physical therapists in a post-reform environment. This session will focus on policy provisions, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment methodologies, the health care insurance marketplaces, Medicaid expansion, and fraud and abuse initiatives.

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Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss health reform implementation in the year 2014 and the role of physical therapy.
  2. Prepare physical therapists for challenges and opportunities in a post health reform environment.
  3. Identify the latest developments in regulations as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and understand how it will affect the profession of physical therapy.
  4. Analyze emerging practice and payment models such as ACOs, patient-centered medical homes and bundling and determine roles for physical therapist inclusion.
  5. Identify practice implications for the expansion of health insurance coverage under the ACA and provide tips to handle these implications.

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Presenter Bio (s)

Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD, is APTA's director of regulatory affairs in the department of Health Finance and Quality. She is an expert in Medicare and Medicaid regulations, specifically issues related to home health, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient physical therapy, and rehabilitation agencies. She also has more than 10 years of experience in dealing with federal fraud and abuse laws, such as Stark II and the Anti-kickback Statute. Drummond-Dye comes from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), where she served as senior policy analyst and worked on federal health care legislative and regulatory issues. Prior to joining ASTRO, Drummond-Dye served as a legislative assistant to US Rep Sonny Callahan, where she worked on a range of issues, including Medicare and appropriations. She received her law degree from the Southern University Law Center, and completed her undergraduate work at Talladega College.

Deborah Crandall, JD, joined APTA in October 2010. She has over 20 years experience in the health care industry, as a health policy and health care business development consultant and as an attorney. Her legal background includes extensive litigation and transactional experience in the areas of health policy, health law, fraud and abuse, antitrust, contracts and corporate/business law. She has worked with numerous private and non-profit entities in the health care and medical industries. Prior to joining APTA, Deborah ran her own law firm since 2004 and was an attorney with Shaughnessy, Volzer and Gagner. P.C. from 1998-2004. She is originally from Canada and received her undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Clemson University. She received her law degree from The University of Baltimore Law School.

Gillian Leene, JD, is Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist at APTA in the Public Policy, Practice, and Professional Affairs Unit. Gillian has expertise in Medicare regulations, health care reform, fraud and abuse laws, and other regulatory issues affecting the physical therapy profession. She comes from a law firm in Washington, DC where she practiced regulatory health care law primarily for community health centers and other nonprofit entities. At the firm, Gillian was responsible for issues such as regulatory compliance for community health centers, the Stark law, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and federal grantee rights. Prior to her work in a law firm, Gillian also worked at the American Health Lawyers Association and the Departmental Appeals Board of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida.

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Course Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you must do the following:
  • Login to the APTA Learning Center and launch the course from "My Courses" tab

  • Launch the webinar from the "Handout & Recording" page in the course on the APTA Learning Center.

  • In order to print a certificate of completion fill out the evalation while in the course then return to the "My Courses" page in the APTA Learning Center and click the "Submit Claim" link next to the course name.

  • Once you click "Submit Claim" you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

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Technical Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • System: Windows 7 / XP / Vista with IE 7.0+ or Firefox 3.5 or Mac OS 10.5 or higher with Firefox 3.x

  • Browser Configuration: Must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled

  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher

  • Processor/CPU Speed: 2GHz or faster

  • Memory: 512 Mb RAM or more

  • Connection Speed*: 300 Kbps or faster

  • Java*: JRE 1.5 or higher

  • Flash*: Flash Player version 10 or higher

Computer System Requirements.

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