Everything you need to know about the Quality Payment Program

This Webinar is scheduled for October 16, 2018 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

WEBINAR FORMAT! The prerecording will be made available 2-3 weeks in advance - you will receive an email notice. You must review this and be prepared to interact with the presenters during the live session on October 16th. The recorded content will not be replayed during the live Q and A session on October 16th. Please prepare a few questions for the live session and email them directly to: learningcenter@apta.org no later than October 14th using the subject line: "Questions for October 16th Webinar". **Please do not call or email Member Services.**

Course Description

Payment reform is underway and as Medicare shifts away from fee-for-service to value-based payment, physical therapists need to know how this will impact their practice and what to do.

Meet our presenters

Kara Gainer joined APTA in 2017 and provides leadership and strategic direction to the regulatory affairs team on key programs, initiatives, and policy development in the federal regulatory space. She has extensive knowledge and experience working on policies related to Medicare, Medicaid, health care reform, and provider billing and reimbursement. Prior to joining APTA, Kara was a health care consultant with Drinker Biddle & Reath, where she developed and executed comprehensive public policy strategies for her clients that integrated legislative, regulatory, and communications efforts. She also served as attorney advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, and clerked with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. Kara received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montana and law degree from the University of Montana, School of Law, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Heather Smith, PT, MPH, currently serves as director of quality for APTA. In her current role, Heather coordinates quality initiatives for the association and develops and implements key member resources related to quality. Two areas of focus in her work include the physician quality reporting system (PQRS) and the functional limitation reporting (FLR) requirements for therapist services under Medicare. She also serves as staff lead on the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry. Heather previously worked for New York Presbyterian Hospital and University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she served in quality improvement. 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 more than 10 years, with the majority of her focus on orthopedics in the outpatient setting.

Course Code:

LMS-918

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2018-19

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review the pre-recorded content; compile questions for the live Q and A; attend the live Q and A; claim your certificate.

Course level

Multiple

Date published

12/22/2017

Delivery method

Hybrid

Learning objectives

  • Review the pre-recorded session and compile questions for the live Q and A session.
  • Following the Q and A, complete the assessment with a 70% or higher score.
  • Submit your evaluation feedback.
  • Print your certificate.

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Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Domains:Heather Smith, quality payment, Kara Gainer
Enrollment
Price:$169.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $169.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $0.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
* Prices in US Dollar