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Webinar: Medicare Post-Acute Care Emerging Issues for 2014 (Recorded)
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Presenters: Heather Smith, PT, MPH; Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD

$99 Member | $169 Nonmember

0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
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Date Recorded:
September 2013
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September 2013
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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 series of webinars is held live. A webinar is an online, interactive presentation that includes the audio of a presenter synced with slides. A video recording of the presentation will be available to you to watch after the live event.

This learning activity will be available to you indefinitely on your transcript in the APTA Learning Center.


Course Information | Objectives| Presenter Bios | CEU Information | Course Completion Requirements | Technical Requirements

Course Information

Each year, Medicare makes significant changes to the payment policies that govern services provided in post-acute care settings that directly affect physical therapy. To ensure that physical therapists are up to date on the latest regulatory changes, it is imperative that home health, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility providers have a clear understanding on the Medicare prospective payment rules, implementation of value-based purchasing, quality measures and program integrity efforts. In this 90 minute audio conference, APTA staff experts, Roshunda Drummond-Dye and Heather Smith will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the recent changes in Medicare Part A rules and regulations, what you can expect in 2014, as well as give you a preview of the exciting programming that will take place at the 2014 APTA Post-Acute Care Compliance Seminar. During the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the experts.

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Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
  1. Apply current therapy coverage requirements for therapy in the home health, skilled nursing, and inpatient rehabilitation settings.

  2. Identify trends and policy considerations for 2014 in the home health, skilled nursing and inpatient rehabilitation settings.

  3. Distinguish 2014 quality reporting requirements for home health, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.

  4. Implement payment updates for therapy services under the home health, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing prospective payment system for the 2014 calendar and fiscal year.

  5. Discuss how new initiatives under health care reform such as bundling and efforts to reduce readmissions will affect post-acute care settings.

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Presenter Bio (s)

Heather Smith, PT, MPH, is the program director of quality initiatives in the Department of Health Finance and Quality at APTA. In her current role, Smith provides leadership and management in matters of quality improvement, initiatives and policies, including the coordination of the association's public policy goals as well as the strategic objectives of payment and standards of practice. Previously, Smith worked in the Quality Improvement Division for both New York Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she gained expertise in quality measurement and public reporting. Her transition into quality was facilitated in part by the acquisition of her master's degree in public health from Drexel University. Previous to her role in quality improvement, she was a practicing clinician for over 10 years, with the majority of her focus in orthopedic outpatient setting. Smith received her bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD, is director of regulatory affairs in APTA’s 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 Representative 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.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1658
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.2 Units
  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Pennsylvania: Denied

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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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 webinar from "My Courses" page.

  • Once you have listened to the presentation and completed all activities, continue to the Posttest page within the course to complete the learning activity. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy to pass the course.

  • In order to Claim Credit, return to the "My Courses" page in the APTA Learning Center to complete the postcourse evaluation.

  • Once the postcourse evaluation is submitted, you will be able to print your CEU certificate.

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Technical Requirements

Please note: An audio bridge is NOT provided to call into for this series of webinar. Audio for these webinars will be streamed through your computer speakers. Please ensure your plugins are up-to-date in order to have an optimal listening and viewing experience.

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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