Webinars & Audio Conferences

Home Education Webinars & Audio Conferences

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 webinar 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 - See list of eligible members on the right). Please see our CEU information at the right for applicable programs.

**Trial, Associate and Non-Elite Members register as Basic Membership.

COVID Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinars

Upcoming Learning Opportunities


Members eligible for Elite Registration: Aegis, CPT, Genesis, Hartford, HealthPro, Infinity, Intermountain, Mountain Land, PT Northwest, Restore Therapy, Synergy Care, Therapy Specialists, and Centers for Rehab Services (UPMC).

In an effort to provide educational support during the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening phases.  (Click here for previously recorded COVID-19 specific webinars) The following webinars are provided at no charge to members and non-members:

COVID-19 Clinical Complexity and MDS Coding Accuracy

Nursing and therapy teams serving in post-acute care are now presented with unique challenges and opportunities in the treatment of persons with COVID- 19.  This course will serve as an overview of best practice for clinical assessment and medical complexities which are compounded by and resulting from active COVID-19 diagnoses and the following recovery. Session will provide an overview of the most up to date evidenced based research and clinical integration leveraging the MDS/RAI process. Presenters will walk attendees thru a true patient story from their life and comorbidities; transfer to a skilled nursing facility; initiation of the MDS/Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI); and then provide practical interdisciplinary team pathways for care.

Learning Outcome (s) for this activity as a result of participating in the activity:

  1. Describe the current evidence base related to medical complexities and risks for COVID-19
  2. Explain best practices for interdisciplinary team care for the COVID-19 patient
  3. Describe key elements of integration for documentation and coding during the MDS RAI process.

October 27, 2020

Length 1.5 hours

More information to come 


The COVID-19 Isolation Pandemic and Virtual Wellness Strategies

October 29, 2020

Length 1 hour

DESCRIPTION:  The current COVID-19 pandemic has turned healthcare facilities on their head. Not only is coronavirus the world’s most misunderstood virus, it has spawned pernicious epidemics of isolation and deconditioning. The effects of these simultaneous epidemics have devastated residents, demoralized staff, and undermined quality initiatives. You need practical knowledge and innovative wellness solutions that can be implemented now to help the facilities you work in combat these pandemics.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Know the latest truth about the world’s most misunderstood virus
  • Understand the two pandemics that COVID-19 viral pandemic has spawned
  • Build a game plan to address these three pandemics and stresses
  • Learn about virtual wellness solutions for your community


Therapy Coding and Reimbursement Updates for 2020 and Beyond

November 10, 2020

Length:  1 hour


Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC, CHPC, SVP, Compliance & Education, Casamba

DESCRIPTION: This year has been a year of intense and rapid regulatory change. Changes related not only to how rehab therapy providers deliver care, but also how this care is to be coded and billed to the payer. This session will review several of the coding and reimbursement updates applicable to rehab providers across the continuum of care including changes to the NCCI edits, proposals outlined in the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, changes to the skilled nursing facility wage index, CPT 99072 and HCPCS GPC1X, and clarifications regarding telehealth and visits using remote technology.


  • Discuss NCCI Procedure to Procedure edit quarterly updates, including applicability of the edits to non-Medicare payers.
  • Describe proposed coding and reimbursement changes outlined in the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.
  • Clarify the use of two-way, audio-video technology under Medicare Part B (outpatient) and Medicare Part A (SNF and HH) during the COVID-19 PHE and beyond.
  • Discuss changes to the wage index for SNF and HH providers, and CMS’ transition plan to mitigate the negative impact.

DISCLAIMER:  agenda is subject to change based on regulatory and industry activity/changes


Managing Grief and Self Care During a Pandemic

November 12, 2020

More information to come


NARA/Proactive Medical Review Documentation Webinar

December 17, 2020

More information to come

There are currently no upcoming webinars

COVID-19 Specific Webinars (Complimentary)

COVID Treatment Strategies: Acute Care Setting

COVID Treatment Strategies: Post Acute Care Settings

COVID Treatment Strategies: Specialty and Home Health


 Telehealth & E-Visits:  Make it Work for You

Link to Webinar Recording

Webinar Q&A

Treatment Consent Form Sample 1

Treatment Consent Form Sample 2

Treatment Consent Form Instructions Sample

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


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.

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