The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: The New Realities of Delivery and Financing of Rehabilitation Services

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Date Dec 18, 2014
Time 11:00 AM EDT
Cost $59.00
Dr. Dobrzykowski dissects the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and illuminates the new realities of health care financing and delivery of services.

Full Description:
As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and regulations, hospitals and providers have been impacted by reduced Medicare payments through patient readmission penalties, reduced qualifying inpatient stays, and hospital acquired conditions. The initiation of accountable care organizations, medical homes, Medicare functional limitation reporting, post-acute bundled payments, and consolidated case rates have implications for current and future delivery of rehabilitation services.  

This webinar describes these system changes with emphasis on implications for rehabilitation services managers and clinicians. We will review strategies for improving value, moving forward. Principles of change management provide a guide for adapting to new business realities.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Describe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and regulations, with implications for rehabilitation services
Analyze updates on Medicare functional limitation reporting 
Explain current and emerging models for rehabilitation services delivery and financing
Identify potential strategies for proactive engagement by rehabilitation clinicians to improve value
Recall key principles for conducting successful change management

Your Presenter:
ED DOBRZYKOWSKI, PT, DPT, ATC, MHS, has been engaged in rehabilitation administration and management for more than 30 years. He is presently Director of System Rehabilitation Services and Sports Medicine at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky, with strategic and operational accountabilities for acute care, skilled nursing, and outpatient services. During the past decade, Dr. Dobrzykowski has provided leadership and management training and consulting services for rehabilitation leaders, managers, supervisors, and clinicians in multiple workshops and seminars throughout the United States. He is the former editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement, author of several publications, and assisted in the initial development of FOTOTM (Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes).

Active in the American Physical Therapy Association, Dr. Dobrzykowski has held elected and appointed positions in the Section on Health Policy & Administration, and states of Kentucky, Washington, Tennessee, and Illinois. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Dr. Dobrzykowski earned his Bachelor of Arts in Health & Safety Education/Athletic Training from Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University, Master of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis, and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University. Using his educational expertise and leaning on his personal experiences in rehab administration and management, Dr. Dobrzykowski is passionate about sharing his knowledge concerning personal and shared leadership and management development in all aspects of rehabilitation and healthcare services.

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Rehabilitation Services Administrators/Directors/Managers/Supervisors


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