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Beginning April 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program in 67 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The purpose of the program is to promote cost-effective quality care of a patient’s condition over a period of time. This webinar will explain what the program is and assist therapists in skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and outpatient therapy in understanding how the program may impact the course of care for patients in their practice, as well as what steps they can take to protect their patient referral structure.
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Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, has worked in various roles and settings as both a clinician and manager/director: hospital, transitional care, Director of Rehab for a hospital home health agency, Clinical Consultant, Director of a HH staffing division, and Director of Governmental Affairs for a company providing rehab services in long-term care, home health, and outpatient settings. Presently, Ellen is the owner of Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc., a company providing continuing education and consulting services for post-acute care settings. For the past seven years, she has specialized in helping clients understand and navigate the CMS regulations for post-acute care settings, as well as how to prepare for the transition to a value-based system. Ellen is passionate about delivering medically necessary therapy services in these settings and lectures nationally on the topics of pharmacology for rehabilitation professionals, exercise and wellness for older adults, the importance of functional outcomes, and coding/billing/documentation for therapy services. Ellen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where she has served on a Payment Policy Strategy Committee advising the APTA Board of Directors on payment policy in all settings. She is a member of the APTA Section on Geriatrics, the APTA Home Health Section, and the APTA Health Policy & Administration Sections. She serves on a state level as the President of the Alabama Physical Therapy Association and as its Practice & Reimbursement Chair. She is a member of the American Health Care Association, where over the last three years she has been a part of a therapy workgroup to develop a national quality measure for rehabilitation.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services implemented its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement. This webinar will explain what the program is and assist therapists in understanding how the program may impact the course of care for patients. Not a subscriber? Watch the first chapter free to enjoy this webinar!
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