AMRPA 2017 Educational Conference and Expo Agenda

“Medical Rehabilitation: Transforming the Future of Post-Acute Care”

(Updated September 19, 2017)

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Monday, October 23, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Boxed Lunch Available for Conference Attendees

11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens 

11:30 AM – 11:35 AM

Conference Welcome
Bruce Gans, MD, Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors; Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical

11:35 AM – 12:15 PM

Who Are We and Where Is Medical Rehabilitation During a Time of Transition?
Carolyn Zollar, MA, JD, AMRPA Executive Vice President for Policy Development and Government Relations

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

IRF Success- Both Today and Tomorrow!
Daniel Walter, MBA, Walter Consulting 

12:45 PM – 12:55 PM

Market Analysis of Medicare PAC Referral Patterns, Episode Spending, Performance Measures and Impact of Medicare Bundled Payment Models
Richard Kathrins, PhD, Vice-Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors; CEO, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation

Mimi Zhang, AMRPA Policy and Research Associate

12:55 PM – 1:05 PM

FAIR Fund Update
Phil Loverso, PhD, Member-At-Large, AMRPA Board of Directors; President and CEO, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

Bruce Gans, MD, Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors; Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical

Peter Thomas, JD, Partner, Powers Law Firm

1:05 PM – 1:25 PM

AMRPA eRehabData® Update
Sam Fleming, Fleming AOD / eRehabData®

1:25 PM – 2:00 PM

Keynote Presentation
Thomas Demetrio, Partner, Corboy & Demetrio

In 2012, Thomas Demetrio won a $1 billion settlement against the NFL and NHL by players and their families in a groundbreaking concussion class action lawsuit. Currently, he represents the passenger pulled off of the United Airlines flight which consumed the news media for weeks. Come hear Mr. Demetrio’s views on medical rehabilitation, the intersection of risk with quality and safety issues in healthcare, and much more!

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

 

Track One: Business Development, Operations and Financial Management

Track Two: Regulatory Compliance and Coding

Track Three: Research and New Advances in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services

Track Four: Program Evaluation

Track Five:
Safety and Quality

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Managing New Medicare Advantage Relationships

Richard Kathrins, PhD, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation; Theresa Edelstein, MPH, New Jersey Hospital Association

Rehab in the Crosshairs: Government Enforcement in the Rehab Space

Scott Grubman, JD, Chilivis Cochran Larkins & Bever LLP

Barriers to Implementation of Advanced Technology into Clinical Physical Therapy Practice

Donna Zielke, MPT; Melissa Burns, DPT; Cassandra Anderson, DPT, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

The Bundled Payment Care Initiative and Resulting Insights into Bundling

Doug Baer, BS, Brooks Rehabilitation

Utilizing FIM Scores To Establish Fall Risk On An Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Melissa Denker, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services / Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

3:40 PM – 4:40 PM

Surviving and Thriving in a Bundled Payment Environment

Barbara Adcock Mohr, PT, MHA, UNC Hospitals

Successful Advocacy Begins with Smart Preparation – A Tool Kit for Working with Your Members of Congress

Martie Kendrick, JD; Kendall Hussey, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field

Implementing a Trauma Peer Support Network in Your Rehabilitation Hospital

Peter Thomas, JD, Powers Law Firm; Anne Marie McDonough, North Shore / Staten Island University Hospital; Christine MacDonnell, CARF International

Modeling Rehabilitation Outcomes as Trajectories for Prognoses, Planning, and Evaluation

Allan Kozlowski, PhD, Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine

Interoperability: What is It, and Why Should Rehab Therapists Care?

Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, WebPT

4:50 PM – 5:50 PM

New 2018 CARF Standards: Workforce Development and Management

Christine MacDonell, BSC OT, CARF International

What Does the FY 2018 IRF PPS Final Rule Mean for You?

Carolyn Zollar, MA, JD; Mimi Zhang, AMRPA

 

Inpatient Rehabilitation for Infants with Brain Injury: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Heather Witt, PT, DPT; Jennifer Noffsinger, MS, CCC-SLP; Cassie Ginn, MS, OTR/L, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital HealthSouth

How to Elevate Clinical Behaviors and Outcomes in Preparation for Value-Based Care

Melissa Banta, DPT; Matthew Wilks, MSPT, NCS, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers

Multi-Site Implementation: A Spatial Neglect Care Pathway to Improve Quality, Safety

A.M. Barrett, MD; Peii Chen, PhD, Kessler Foundation; Chris Gonzalez-Synder, MA, OTR, Select Medical Inpatient Division

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Opening Networking Reception with Exhibitors 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration Opens

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast & Educational Roundtables
Educational Roundtable Topics and Moderators Below:

Marketing: Gail Solomon, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Unit Managers: Bob Bianchi, Tenet Healthcare
Legislative and Regulatory: Carolyn Zollar, MA, JD, AMRPA Executive Vice President for Policy Development and Goverment Relations; Martie Kendrick, JD, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field
Nursing: Peggy Seminara, RN, MHA, MossRehab
Medical Directors: Alberto Esquenazi, MD, MossRehab

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges in the 115th Congress and the Trump Administration
Martie Kendrick, JD, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

9:20 AM – 9:35 AM

State of the Organization & AMRPA Leadership Excellence Award
Bruce Gans, MD, Chair, AMRPA Board of Directors; Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; National Medical Director for Rehabilitation, Select Medical

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation
Shawn Hewitt, OTR/L, Product Manager, Mediware

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Networking Break with Exhibitors

 

Track One: Business Development, Operations and Financial Management

Track Two: Regulatory Compliance and Coding

Track Three: Research and New Advances in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services

Track Four: Program Evaluation

Track Five:
Safety and Quality

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

ACOs – If You’ve Seen One, You Haven’t Seen Them All!

Vanessa Sandarusi, MBA, MHSA, FACHE, Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, Sports Medicine and Pain Center; Richard Kathrins, PhD, Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation; William Restum, PhD, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Tracking IRF-PAI QRP Compliance: Strategies To Avoid Non-Compliance Judgment

Teresa Hayes, MSW, LICSW; Melissa Berkoff, BS, Fleming AOD

Community Fitness for All! Using a Social Ecological Approach and Innovative Partnerships

Roberta Virva, MSPT, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Improving FIM™ Scoring Through Lean Daily Management

Ramona Hignite, PT, DPT, NCS; Lisa Laubernds, PT; Ali Zein, OTRL, CBIS; Kathryn Burke, OTRL, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

An Evidence-Based Professional Nurse Leader Competency Orientation and Mentorship Curriculum

Debra Eisenstadt, RN, St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare Health

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

Creating Post-Acute Partnerships That Show Up On The Bottom Line

Jeffery Garber, MPH; Ryan Podvin, MBA, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital; Stephan Peron, BSA, VMG Health

Removing the Barriers to IRF Payments Through Clinical Documentation Improvement

Paula Digby, CCS, CDIP, AQ Consulting LLC

Large Amplitude Inter-disciplinary Treatment of the Parkinson's Patient in an IRF

Michael Moyer, MS, OTR/L, CSRS, Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Why Outcome Measures are Essential to Rehab Therapy Practice

Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, WebPT

Making an IMPACT with Evidence-Based Nursing Interventions

Michele Cournan, DNP, SNP, RN, CRRN, ANP/BC, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

1:25 PM – 2:25 PM

Outside of the Acute Care Hospitals, Where do our Referrals Come From?

Kelly Gartner, MBA, Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital

Major Developments in Medicare Audits and Appeals: Navigating the Administrative Appeals Process

Peter Thomas, JD; Ronald Connelly, JD, Powers Law Firm

Leveraging Education Design to Advance Quality Outcomes and Program Growth

Rhonda Abbott, PT; Christine Adair, OT, TIRR Memorial Hermann

The Impact of Advanced Analytics on Rehabilitation and Post – Acute Care

Rebecca Cistaro, MS; Kyle Schmuker, MS, RHIA; Sho Suzuki, BA, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Process Redesign: Innovations to Improve Community Discharge While Reducing Hospital Readmission

Staci Stone, MHA, OTR, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Development of a Novel Care Transitions Communication Process across Post-Acute Settings

Kimberly Baasch, PT, DPT, NCS; Debbie Reber, MHS, OTR, Brooks Rehabilitation

Reduce Denials and Win Your Appeals

Tracey Nixon, MS, CHC, ROC Healthcare Advisors; Jane Snecinski, MBA, Post Acute Advisors

Specialized Medical Home: Innovative Healthcare for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Mendel Kupfer, MD; Marci Ruediger, PT, MS; Tracy Kardon, LMSW, Magee Rehabilitation

 

Using eRehabData® Outcomes to Drive Performance

Lisa Werner, MBA; Sam Fleming, BS, Fleming AOD

Factors Associated With Return To Acute Hospital Care From Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

Carolyn Geis, MD, Halifax/Brooks Rehabilitation

3:30 PM- 3:45 PM

Networking Break with Exhibitors 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Improving Patient Access to Care Through Analytics

Rebecca Cistaro, MS; Kyle Schmuker, MS, RHIA, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

How To Be a Super-Hero:  Getting to Yes with Managed Care Plans

Emily Morgan, MS, JD, CCC-SLP; Sally Brooks, MD, Kindred Healthcare

Diabetes Program: An Interactive Learning Experience for Diabetics in a Rehabilitation Hospital

Angela Hathaway, BSN, RN, CRRN, Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital

Rehabilitation Outcomes for Individuals with Brain Tumors:  Pediatric & Adults

Anjum Sayyad, MD; Larissa Pavone, MD; Elizabeth Witt, MA, CCC-SLP, Marianjoy Rehabilitation / Northwestern Medicine

Decreasing Unplanned Transfers, An Ongoing and Continued Challenge and Ways to Address

Alberto Esquenazi, MD; Peggy Seminara, RN, MHA; Julie Hensler-Cullen, RN, MHA, MossRehab

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Interactive Poster Presentations

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Exhibitor Networking Reception

Poster Presentations

 

One Rehab Facility's Journey to Changing Culture from Provider-Centric to Patient-Centric

Amy Elizabeth Koyle, PT, DPT, PhD, University Health System

Providing IRF-Specific Documentation That Supports ICD-10: Common Challenges and Solutions

Stephanie Johnson, CCS, Uniform Data Systems For Medical Rehabilitation

Passing the Yale Swallow Protocol: Does This Predict Hydration Post Stroke?

Cari Manypenny, MS; Susan Brady, DHEd, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital / Northwestern Medicine

Reducing Preventable Transfers from Rehab to Acute Care

Lisa Dowd, RN, MSN; Wilda Murphy, MD, UF Health Shands Rehabilitation Hospital

Growing Pains:  Three Levels of Facility Alterations that Affect Delivery of Care

Michael Williams, Rhode Island School of Design

 

Improving the Transition of Care Between Acute Care and Acute Rehabilitation

Debra Peterson, RN, APRN-BC, CRRN, CBIS, Medical Center of the Rockies

Recovery After Single Event Multi-Level Lower Extremity Surgery: Pilot Study

Ann Flanagan, PT, PCS, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago

Use of the Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton with Acute Rehabilitation Patients: Preliminary Results

Cassandra Anderson, DPT, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Two Patient Identification – Making It Second Nature

Karen Saunders, RN; Elsa White, RN, Sheltering Arms Hospital

Chasing the Dragon- A Rare Clinical Syndrome in Heroin Overdose

Kelley Crozier, MD, MBA, Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Success With Intensity Of Therapy

Kathryn Burke, OTRL, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

Implementation of a Standardized Patient-Centric Care Transitions Communication Tool Across Post-Acute Settings

Kimberly Baasch, PT, DPT, NCS, Brooks Rehabilitation

Bladder Retraining Program: Patient and Family Education

Anita Heyman, RN, MSN; Mary Rigo-Burdo, LMSW, CBIST, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

I Want More! The Master Clinician Program for Professional Development

Susan Brady, DHEd; Angela Killian, MA; Michelle Armour, MS; Sarah Herron, MOT; Donna Zielke, MPT, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital / Northwestern Medicine

 

 

Surviving the New IRF-PAI Changes with a Paper Medical Record 

Suzanne Gonzales, M.C.D., CCC-SLP, Methodist Rehabilitation Center 

Development of an Interdisciplinary Stroke Wellness Program in Inpatient Rehabilitation

Meilani Mapa, MD, CMQ, Memorial Rehabilitation Institute

 

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration Open 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

AMRPA Education Committee Meeting

7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

AMRPA Clinical & Consumer Affairs Committee Meeting

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Medical Rehabilitation Patient Perspective
Josh and Shelly Buck

Josh and Shelly Buck have a story of tragedy, crisis, healing, and victory that you will not want to miss. After a spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the chest down, Josh battled back with the help of intensive medical rehabilitation to become a better man than ever. Come hear Josh and Shelly Buck’s heartwarming and inspiring story that will leave you changed.

 

Track One: Business Development, Operations and Financial Management

Track Two: Regulatory Compliance and Coding

Track Three: Research and New Advances in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services

Track Four: Program Evaluation

Track Five:
Safety and Quality

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Preparing for Success Today and Tomorrow - Understanding Acuity, Setting & Outcomes

George Kyriacou, MSPH, Gaylord Hospital

Medicare Guidelines for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities: Both Sides of the Fence

Debra Riegel, MSN, CRNP, University of Pennsylvania

Trailblazers Leverage Technology to Transform Rehabilitation

Brenda Hyland-Miller, MBA, PT, Benchmark HealthCare Consulting; Matthew Wilks, PT, Sheltering Arms Hospital; Peter Altenburger, PhD, PT, Indiana University and Center for Advanced Neurorehabilitation Center; Keith Bradley, AIA, ASAI, Levi+Wong Design Associates

Meeting Post-Acute Care Needs In An Electronic Medical Record

Terasa Farlin, RN, CRRN, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Important Updates Regarding the IRF Quality Reporting Program

Mary Ellen DeBardeleben, MBA, MPH, CJCP; Andrew Baird, JD, HealthSouth

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Dazed and Confused- Trends in IRF Compliance, Quality, and Payment 

Troy Hillman, BS, Uniform Data Systems for Medical Rehabilitation

 Audits and Appeals: The 2017 Version

Lisa Werner, MBA, Fleming AOD

Walking Team Conference Rounds Performance Improvement Project

Carey Swanson, PT, University of New England

Alleviating Discharge Barriers

Rhonda Brooks, RN, Beaumont Hospital-Taylor

Accreditation: Stroke Specialty and Neurological Populations Performance Analysis in a National Arena

Sarah Ball, OTR, MIB, Kindred Rehabilitation Services

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