PPS Event Calendar
The APTA Combined Sections Meeting returns to NOLA in 2018, and you will see a strong drum beat of change and excitement as APTA builds to our 100th anniversary in 2 short years! Experience Networking Opportunity, Learning, and Acceleration in NOLA, one of the world's most culturally rich destinations. Traditional, old-time jazz music enlivens the soul, the cuisine is incomparable, and New Orleans charm captivates. Mardi Gras may be over, but, rest assured, the weather in February will be warm and enticing. Read more.
The Employer-Employee relationship is particularly complex in the health care arena, and there are many traps and concerns of which practice administrators must be aware. Those concerns include whether new hires should be classified as independent contractors or employees, whether employees should be at-will or have a contract, whether non-competition and non-solicitation agreements will be enforced; and in what circumstances an employer's failure to comply with regulations may give rise to discrimination or whistleblower lawsuits. This session will provide you with an overview of up-to-date legal issues and pitfalls that may occur at 3 different stages of the employer-employee relationship: at hiring, during employment, and at termination. In addition, this session will provide you with examples of specific actions that may be taken by a private practice administrator to diminish exposure to legal liability.
Models of payment for physical therapy and other healthcare providers are changing and evolving due to regulatory updates and payer policy requirements. These changes require that providers factor in quality of care and compliance in order to avoid payment penalties or risk associated with fraud, waste and abuse concerns. Therefore, how can physical therapists determine the intersection of these two elements to appropriately adapt to change and improve their overall viability in the healthcare arena? Will the transition from PQRS to MIPS mean a drastic change for physical therapists in private practice? This course will explore how compliance-related matters due to regulatory updates may or may not impact quality within a private practice physical therapy setting.
April 25 – 27
2018 Peer2Peer Summit
This event is the inaugural event for the 2018 class of PPS Peer2Peer Networkers, and the culminating networking event for each of the Peer2Peer Networking Classes 2016, 2017, and 2018. Participants will meet in Alexandria for 2.5 days to discuss the results of the PPS KPI Benchmarking Study, and to develop group goals and accountability measures for the coming year. Keynote Speaker, Neil Ihde, of LifeIQ will join the Networkers for a special presentation. This event is only open to Peer2Peer Members.
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April 29 – May 1
APTA Federal Advocacy Forum
The 2018 Federal Advocacy Forum will take April 29-May 1 in Washington, DC. Your participation in advocacy is important! We must keep the issues that impact physical therapists and patients a priority for Congress. The housing block at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill is now open. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 5, 2018.