IRF Boot Camp

A Comprehensive Introduction to Operating an IRF Program
Monday, September 24, from 7:30am to 11:00am ET

AMRPA’s pre-conference IRF Boot Camp will provide Rehab Managers and Medical Directors of Inpatient Rehab Programs with the fundamental knowledge needed before entering AMRPA’s three days of concurrent educational tracks.

Whether you are seeking introduction to the world of inpatient rehabilitation or are a seasoned professional looking to be refreshed, the IRF Boot Camp will inspire you to improve your program and advocate for patients to gain admission to your program when appropriate.

This three hour course will guide you through the key rules and regulations that govern an inpatient rehabilitation program. You will learn to clearly distinguish between objective rules and interpretations of the rules, and be provided with operational insight and solutions to common managerial issues facing rehabilitation programs today.

Registration for the IRF Boot Camp is separate from full conference access. The registration fee includes access to the Monday morning networking breakfast and break, and all IRF Boot Camp sessions. Upon registering for the full conference online, please select the IRF Boot Camp as an add on fee if you wish to attend.

Monday, September 24, 2018

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

7:30 AM –
8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM –
8:15 AM

Introduction and Goals
Bob Bianchi, Senior Director, Rehabilitation, Tenet Healthcare

8:15 AM –
8:45 AM

What Defines a Rehab Program?
Bruce Brasser, VP of Inpatient & Network Operations, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

8:45 AM –
9:30 AM

Federal Regulations
Lisa Werner, MBA, Director of Consulting Services

9:30 AM –
9:45 AM

Financial Management
Bruce Basser, VP of Inpatient & Network Operations, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

9:45 AM –
10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM –
10:45 AM

Documentation of Medical Necessity and Defensive Documentation
Jill Bustin, Manager Quality Improvement Health Information, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

10:45 AM –
11:00 AM

Best Practices in Key Areas for Rehab – What Makes a Program Sustainable and Thrive?
Bob Bianchi, Senior Director, Rehabilitation, Tenet Healthcare


Cancellation notices should be sent to Julia Scott at Cancellations received before August 1, 2018 will receive a refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. After August 1, 2018, a cancellation fee of $200 or 50% of registration paid, whichever is greater, will be charged and any balance refunded. If the registration amount paid is less than or equal to $200, no refund will be given. No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2018, or for no-shows. Registrations may be substituted for another staff member within your organization.


Contact a member of the AMRPA team for questions and assistance!

Responsibilities Name AMRPA Title Email Phone Number
Registration Julia Scott Account Coordinator 202-207-1110
General Conference Inquiries Rachel Koresky Operations Manager 202-207-1108
Continuing Education Credits Melanie Hein Education Administrator 847-686-2325
Exhibitor & Sponsorship Samantha Schwarz Member Services Coordinator 202-207-1132
Hotel Reservations Patrick Dougherty Meetings Manager 678-303-2979