Upcoming Events

National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference

Wednesday May 01, 2019 - May 02, 2019

Time:

12:00 AM

Location:

Arlington, VA

Details:

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202

The program, hosted by NCART and NRRTS, will include industry-oriented educational sessions, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and personal meetings with Congress.

  • Wednesday May 1 - "Leadership Day"-  Attendees will receive information on pressing trends and topics in the CRT industry, particularly funding issues. They'll also get step-by-step instructions to maximize the effectiveness of conversations with Congress. To close the day, a "CRT United" reception will be open to all attendees for networking and fun.  
  • Thursday May 2 - "Advocacy Day"- Individual meetings with Congress will be scheduled for attendees by the conference team. The day will be spent educating Members and staff about CRT and getting their legislative support to fix barriers compromising access. 

To learn more and to register, visit www.ncart.us/crtconf.


Norco Rehab Conference

Thursday May 02, 2019 - May 03, 2019

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Boise, ID

Details:

The Riverside Hotel Boise

This two day conference focuses on a variety of complex rehab technology topics including pediatrics, seating, funding guidelines and documentation.

The Norco Rehab Conference is a must attend event for both Norco referral sources and rehab employees, 
thanks in large part to vendor participation! Attended by Norco ATPs, rehab support staff and a wide variety of therapists from varied backgrounds, this event typically hosts 75 to 125 attendees.

For more information on the conference, please visit https://www.norco-inc.com/staticPages.action?ID=3304.


Instructional Course with Dan Fedor, U.S. Rehab Director of Reimbursement

Thursday, May 2 | 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

"Cushions and Backs Don't REST ALONE on the Diagnosis Code"

Skin protection/positioning cushions and backs ARE diagnosis driven; HOWEVER, a covered diagnosis code (ICD10) alone is NOT sufficient to meet coverage criteria! What this means is without a qualifying diagnosis code, the cushion/back code would be denied, but with a qualifying diagnosis code, it just meets the first part of the coverage criteria. During prior authorization, pre-pay review (ADR), and post-pay audit, the Medicare reviewer will look for narrative from a clinician that describes the second part of the coverage criteria. In this course, Dan will discuss both parts of coverage criteria for skin protection and positioning cushions and backs including adjustable and custom fabricated items.

Class Learning Objectives:

1. The participants will be able to recognize how to properly document the medical necessity for skin protection and positioning cushion and backs.

2. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to identify the necessary language for a comprehensive evaluation for the purpose of Medicare reimbursement.

3. Participants will be able to prepare a wheelchair evaluation with the expected content and format required for reimbursement.


Abilities Expo

Friday May 03, 2019 - May 05, 2019

Time:

11:00 AM

Location:

NY Metro

Details:

New Jersey Convention & Expo Center

Fri. 11am - 5pm | Sat. 11am - 5pm | Sun. 11am - 4pm

To learn more, click here.


What You Need to Know About Competitive Bidding Round 2021

Tuesday May 07, 2019 - May 07, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Tuesday, May 7 | 1 p.m. CST

Presenter
: Mark Higley, VP, Regulatory Affairs for VGM Group, Inc.

The Competitive Bidding Program is changing. During this webinar, Mark Higley will share insights about the new CB program. Mark will also share tips and strategies so you can be prepared for Round 2021. This is also an opportunity to ask – and get answers to – your specific questions about the Round 2021 program.

Learning Objectives:

• Learn the major changes in Round 2021.
• Learn how lead item pricing has changed and how you should bid to maximize value.
• Find out how the clearing price could be 15-20% higher.

To learn more and to register, click here.


MAMES Spring Excellence

Wednesday May 08, 2019 - May 10, 2019

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Details:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Des Moines, Iowa

To learn more, click here.


HOMES Annual Meeting

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Time:

8:00 AM

Location:

Cambria Hotels

Details:

 


CBD 101: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday May 14, 2019 - May 14, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Tuesday, May 14 | 1 p.m. CST

Presenter
: Bruce Anderson, Sales Manager, Nature’s Root

Do you have questions around CBD and how to carry CBD products? Then this webinar may be for you! VGM vendor partner, Nature’s Root, is excited to share with you the in’s and out’s around carrying CBD products and related sales conversations for your team members. 

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the difference between hemp and CBD.
• Explain what the endo-cannabinoid system is and why it’s important.
• Describe the health benefits of CBD.
• Explain the opportunities of carrying CBD.

To learn more and to register, click here
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Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

Wednesday May 15, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Time:

12:00 AM

Location:

Washington, D.C.

Details:

For more information, click here.


Bellevue Healthcare's 2nd annual Next Step Mobility Expo

Friday May 17, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Time:

6:30 AM

Location:

Redmond, WA

Details:

Next Step Mobility Expo is a uniquely locally focused event for education and connection for the Pacific Northwest’s Rehab Therapy community. Registration is now open.

Click here to learn more


Bid Smart 2019 - What's New About Competitive Bidding? EVERYTHING!

Monday May 20, 2019 - May 20, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Monday, May 20 | 10:00 AM CDT

Presenters: Cara Bachenheimer, Government Affairs Practice; Kim Brummett, Vice President Regulatory Affairs; Mark J. Higley, Vice President Regulatory Affairs

Companies: Brown & Fortunato; American Association for Homecare; VGM Group, Inc.

Join industry insiders for an in-depth discussion about major, upcoming changes to DME Competitive Bidding. During the hour-long workshop, we will discuss in-depth the big changes coming to Competitive Bidding this summer—including lead item pricing, the end of median bidding, bid surety bonds, and the use of single payment amounts (SPAs) to set rates in noncompetitive bidding areas (non-CBAs).

Learning Objectives: 

The bid window is opening June 2019 and will only be open for 60 days - so now is the time to get educated on all the details you need to know to submit a smart bid. Industry experts will highlight new calculator tools and share their insights, tips, and strategies for this new round of Competitive Bidding so you can be prepared to bid in Round 2021. This is also an opportunity to ask – and get answers to – your specific questions about the upcoming Competitive Bidding Program.

Click here to learn more and register.


Diagnose Your Business: Leverage KPIs to Run a More Profitable HME

Tuesday May 21, 2019 - May 21, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenter: Jon Repka, VP Sales, Paro

Dive into the world of key performance indicators (KPIs) with specific reference to the HME and home health care sectors. These metrics are crucial to business success, but are commonly misidentified, poorly tracked, and misinterpreted. This webinar will cover best practices to identify and track your KPIs and include an interactive exercise addressing the king of KPIs – the CAC:LTV ratio. The webinar will extend to intuitive ways to display KPIs via dashboards and communicate them to key stakeholders, including executives, investors, and internal team members. 

To learn more and to register, click here.



Business Growth Through Reimbursement of E1161

Tuesday May 21, 2019 - May 21, 2019

Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Webinar

Details:

Presenters: Jodie Stogner, PT, ATP/SMS, Liberty Clinical Sales Specialist with Ki Mobility and Dan Fedor, Director of Reimbursement with U.S. Rehab 

When was the last time a complex rehab manufacturer created a product that opened up a whole new area of growth for your business? Ki Mobility has done just that with the introduction of the Liberty FT to the market. Listen as Jodie Stogner, PT, ATP/SMS, outlines the unique business opportunities the Liberty FT offers you, while providing your clinicians and referral sources better mobility outcomes. Dan Fedor, U.S. Rehab’s Director of Reimbursement, will highlight the discussion by providing you the reimbursement knowledge to secure the investment. 

Click here to listen to the recording.


MHHA Annual Conference

Wednesday May 22, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Time:

12:00 PM

Location:

Acme, MI

Details:

For more information, visit http://www.mhha.org/upcoming-events/.


May 2019

Providing Solutions for Complex Rehab Providers