The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), the governing body for certification and recertification for clinical specialists in physical therapy, is accepting nominations from board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy to fill 1 position on the Geriatric Specialty Council. Appointments are for 4-year terms beginning January 1, 2020. The deadline to submit your application is on July 31, 2019. Interested individuals may apply at the APTA Engage website: https://engage.apta.org/volunteerresources/volunteer-opportunity-details?VolunteerOpportunityKey=093e2850-6d82-4b5f-8f53-060cdb2123fe&CommunityKey=cadb874d-d9ec-4aa5-9b42-6433f7a97996.
Change is now an essential element of doing business in our current healthcare environment. When keeping pace with constantly changing consumer needs/demands and various third-party payer and regulatory requirements, managing change well is extremely important. Expanding your knowledge in change management will not only help you survive but thrive with the upcoming integration of Post-Acute Payment Models in the skilled nursing and home health settings and maintain a constant state of readiness for future healthcare changes. The AGPT, HPA and HH sections have collaborated to bring you this fantastic webinar on August 1, 2019 that will address the challenges of change and how to apply change management strategies for success.
To register visit the AGPT PDPM/PDGM Resources page at https://geriatricspt.org/practice/payment-policy-and-advocacy.cfm?#LINKS . Under Important Links, you will see the link to Change Management Webinar on August 1, 2019. Click on it and it will take you to the HPA webpage where you can sign up. If you are a member of the HPA, the webinar will be free after logging in. If you are not, then use the code: healthcare2019 at checkout and you will get it free!
Live Webinar: Demonstrate Value of Therapy Services Before Home Health Payment Changes Begin
Monday, August 5, 2019 (2:00 pm-3:00 pm, ET)
This free member only live event is hosted by CMS and APTA, AOTA, and ASHA to present an overview of the new Medicare Home Health PDGM. Includes Q&A session. A recording will be provided as it becomes available.
Live Webinar: Therapy Services After Payment Changes in SNFs: How to Show Your Value Within PDPM
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (2:00 pm-3:00 pm, ET)
This free member only live event is hosted by CMS and APTA, AOTA, and ASHA to present an overview of the new Medicare SNF PDPM. Includes Q&A session. A recording of this event will be provided as it becomes available.
The Advanced CEEAA course will provide clinicians the opportunity to further develop clinical reasoning skills related to aging adults with various levels of complexity and across the continuum of care.
The purpose of the Advanced Credential as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults course is to develop advanced clinical decision making skills by integrating and analyzing data collected during the physical therapy examination; the history (including consideration of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Review of Systems, Systems Review, and Tests and Measures). The movement system will be used to problem solve and critically think about movement in areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, and integumentary practices. This data is analyzed in order to synthesize the findings into an evaluation that includes the diagnosis, prognosis, interventions, goals, and outcomes.
Participants must have completed the entire CEEAA course series (all 3 courses) prior to attending the advanced course. The designation of Advanced Credential will ONLY be granted to participants that have successfully completed the CEEAA (pre/post tests and practical) and Advanced (pre/post tests) course requirements.
Certificates of Completion will be granted to all attendees. Participants will engage in evaluation of tests and measures, rationalize appropriate use of tests and measures, and develop a patient specific exercise prescription for presentation that discusses the appropriate tests and measures across a variety of rehabilitation settings.
Registration and full details available at https://geriatricspt.org/events/courses/aceeaa/