Webinars & Audio Conf

Home Education Webinars & Audio Confs

Continue Your Education from Your Office

At NARA, we believe in offering our members educational opportunities they can take advantage of throughout the year, no matter where they are!  Our webinars offer you the chance to learn from industry experts during online courses that are short and easy to follow, allowing you to learn more about the rehabilitation industry and how to apply it to your rehab business. You can participate in NARA’s webinars in a variety of ways: via a laptop, desktop computer or tablet through the GoToWebinar/GoToMeeting application.  Our audio conferences can be accessed from any phone line.  For NARA Members, we offer both value added opportunities which are provided as part of your membership at no additional cost.  We also offer high quality timely programs at a Member discounted registration fee.  (Elite Members receive all webinar and audio conferences complimentary as part of their membership).  Please see our CEU information at the right for applicable programs.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Webinars

How to Build an Effective Outcomes Strategy for a CJR Win

Date:  Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time:  2:30pm EST / 11:30am PST

Description:

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) is a mandatory program for all hospitals in 67 geographic regions across the country. It provides financial incentives to hospitals that improve the coordination of care, the quality of care, and decrease the overall costs of care from hospital admission through 90 days after discharge for total hip and total knee replacements. 

CJR represents a tangible opportunity for savvy rehabilitation providers. Hospitals can “share” their financial risk and reward with post-acute providers, including orthopedic surgeons, SNFs, Home Health Agencies, and therapists. Unfortunately, most therapists are unaware there is an opportunity for them to participate in CJR as a valued partner with hospitals and orthopedic surgeons. 

With the arrival of outcomes-based data and predictive analytics, hospitals and other risk-bearing entities are searching for partners that best mitigate risk and improve patient care– and savvy therapists will be able to take full advantage. As key facilitators of the rehabilitation process, therapists play a unique role in returning patients to full function while mitigating risks that can quickly cause a readmission or negative health event.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess your organization for opportunities to participate in CJR
  • Review your staffs knowledge of the CJR programs
  • Identify key CJR programs in your area to participate in
  • Prepare talking points of how your organization can support risk-bearing entities

Cost:

NARA Member:  $99 per registration  (Elite Members: Free)

Non-NARA Member:  $199 per registration

Speaker:

Jerry Henderson, PT

VP of Therapist Success, Clinicient

CEUs:

PT/PTA/OT/COTA:  1.00 Contact Hour /0.10 CEU

Must register individually, be active during presentation and complete assessment

 


Audio Conferences

 

None scheduled at this time
 


Understanding and Using the New PT and OT Evaluation Codes [Available in Recorded Format]

Date:  Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time:  2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST

Description:

CMS has approved 3 levels of evaluation codes for physical and occupational therapists which becomes effective January 1, 2017.  Even though the reimbursement for the level of codes will initially be the same, documentation requirements will differ.  During this webinar attendees will we receive a brief history on the evolution of these codes, their descriptions, documentation requirements, case studies, and guidance for educating additional providers.  CMS will be looking to see if providers are utilizing the levels properly; thus, education on these codes is key.

The presentation will be 60 minutes in total which will include approximately 15 minutes reserved for questions.  We will provide a handout with the slides the day of the webinar.  The webinar will be recorded and all registered attendees will receive a link for the recording.

Speaker:

Stephen Hunter PT, DPT, OCS is a rehabilitation agency administrator and practicing physical therapist for Intermountain Healthcare and current president of NARA.  He has been involved in payment reform for over a decade.  He was the NARA representative on the AMA CPT Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation work group for 4 years.  This workgroup developed recommendations for 97000 coding changes, including evaluation codes.

Contact [email protected] to purchase recording