Become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist! The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Geriatrics initial
certification exam cycle.
Access to the online application and candidate materials are available through the ABPTS website at http://www.abpts.org/Certification/Geriatrics/
The application deadline for Specialist Certification in Geriatrics is July 31, 2018. For more information, contact the Specialist Certification Program at 800/999-2782, ext.
8520; or email@example.com
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
For Durable Medical Equipment, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Dietary Related Items
Templates and Clinical Data Elements (CDEs)
May 31, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only
PCG will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) to allow physicians, provider and supplier professional associations, and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback on the DMEPOS Dietary Related Clinical Templates and CDEs that are posted on the CMS.gov website. The printable clinical templates and suggested CDEs listed below describe the data elements that CMS believes would be useful in supporting the documentation requirements for coverage of certain DMEPOS Dietary Related items as follows:
Parenteral Nutritional Therapy:
2. Progress Note, and
3. Lab Test Results.
Enteral Nutritional Therapy:
1. Order, and
2. Progress Note.
The Clinical Templates and CDEs are available on the CMS.gov website which can be accessed through the link below:
Providers and IT vendors can choose whether or not to use the printable clinical templates and/or the suggested CDEs. The suggested CDEs aren't a form, but a tool that IT vendors can integrate into electronic health record (EHR) systems to create prompts to assist providers with their medical record documentation for Medicare purposes. The templates and CDEs are intended to be a helpful guide but every section may not apply to all patients’ services and/or DMEPOS. Providers can choose the information or CDEs that do apply. Once completed by the physician or other practitioner, the resulting documentation would become part of the medical record.
Feedback and questions on our drafts can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation.
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-(800)-837-1935
Conference ID: 8778137
A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.html for downloading.
Are you a GCS Interested in Writing for the GCS Examination?
The Geriatric Specialty Council, in coordination with 6 other specialties of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties is hosting a regional item writing workshop at the APTA NEXT Conference in Orlando, Florida. The workshop will be on Wednesday, June 27, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at room W230A in the Orange County Convention Center. Coffee/tea service will start at 8:00 am and lunch will be provided to participants. If you are interested, please email the Chair of the Geriatric Specialty Council: Morris.Beato@ucf.edu
Become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist! The American Board of Physical
Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Geriatrics initial
certification exam cycle.
Access to the online application and candidate materials are available through the ABPTS
website at http://www.abpts.org/Certification/Geriatrics/.
The application deadline for Specialist Certification in Geriatrics is July 31, 2018.
For more information, contact the Specialist Certification Program at 800/999-2782, ext.
8520; or email@example.com.
16th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference: Aging In Place: Promoting independence and planning for the future of our aging population
September 24‐25, 2018
More details at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2331618
Be a part of NSC 2018 and experience the only national conference designed for physical therapy students by physical therapy students! Network with other PT and PTA student peers and mentors! Attend educational sessions specifically designed to prepare you for your physical therapy career.
The 2018 Celebration of Diversity event is cohosted by APTA's Section on Education and the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) and is held in conjunction with the Education Leadership Conference (ELC). The event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Jackson, Florida.