Medical Directors Symposium

AMRPA Medical Directors Symposium

Sunday, March 17
11:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Medical Directors Symposium (MDS) provides rehabilitation physician leadership with the knowledge and ‎networking opportunities they need to stay informed on the latest issues in the field. The session will ‎cover important updates on how ongoing changes affect day-to-day experiences for medical directors. ‎Specifically, this session will address how to fulfill community needs while strengthening relationships, ‎how to avoid staff burnout, the skills and competencies needed to be an effective Medical Director, ‎compliance and regulatory issues, quality and different payer and referral sources. ‎

Note: the MDS is open to all inpatient medical rehabilitation personnel, not just Medical Directors.

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Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, March 17

11:15 am – 11:30 am


  • Dr. Sandeep Singh, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Documentation and Admission Criteria

  • Bob Bianchi
  • Dr. Franklin Caldera

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Working Lunch

Physician Recruiting and Retention Strategies Panel

  • Moderator: Dr. Karl Sandin
  • Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Dr. Trevor Paris, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital‎
  • Dr. Adam Carter, ClearSky Health

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Acute Care Transfer Rates & Transfer Policy

  • Dr. Chloe Slocum, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

How to Communicate with Health Plans and ALJ Appeals

  • Dr. Karl Sandin

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Census Development Vision and Strategy

  • Bob Bianchi
  • Cindy Buckman, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

How to Prepare for Review Choice Demonstration

  • Moderator: Kate Beller, JD, AMRPA
  • Dr. Ankit Gulati, Infirmary Health
  • Dr. Sandeep Singh, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Summary and Wrap-Up

  • Dr. Mooyeon Oh-Park, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital