Below is a list of courses recommended for Healthcare Managers. Click the links to see detail about each course. When you have completed your review, close the window to return to this page.
You can register for any course using the Register for Courses link in the menu at the top of each page.
Dysphagia Programs: What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course is designed to benefit the new or experienced Manager, Recruiter or Program Development Coordinator who needs to know the “ins-and-outs” of Dysphagia care. This course offers ways to promote and obtain reimbursement for your facility’s dining program. Additionally, you will confidently understand what the Advanced-Level Dysphagia Therapist looks for when choosing an employment setting. Finally, you will know how to nurture the Entry-Level Therapists you already have.
Tube Feeding in the Elderly: Applying Documented Outcomes to the Decision-Making Process | 3.0 Credit Hours
Tube feedings are being placed in the elderly at an ever-increasing rate without clear evidence of potential benefit to the patient. This basic to intermediate course provides a research review of outcomes of tube feedings in the elderly and chronically ill, and the risks involved with oral vs. non-oral nutrition.
Documentation Essentials: 10-Part Series
Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations & Certifications | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course will discuss ways to write evaluation, re-evaluation, and certification documentation in compliance with Medicare requirements, to help ensure payment of the claim. The course will focus on the key points that must be present in order to establish the baseline for an episode of care.
Documentation Essentials Part 02: Coding Clean Claims | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course is designed to help therapists understand the basics of the coding required in order to submit a clean claim to Medicare B. The coding topics covered in this course include ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases) coding, CPT (Current Procedural Technology) coding, and understanding the CCI (Correct Coding Initiative) edits process.
Documentation Essentials Part 03: Goal Writing | 1.0 Credit Hour
This course will teach therapists to write clear, measurable and achievable goals that will assist in demonstrating progress in the medical record.
Documentation Essentials Part 04: Daily Notes & Progress Notes | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course will introduce the required documentation components for daily notes and therapy progress notes. Included are the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.
Documentation Essentials Part 05: Understanding Medical Necessity | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course will show how to make the documentation for therapy services support the need for medically reasonable and necessary therapy services. The student will learn the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to include medical necessity and skills of the therapist.
Documentation Essentials Part 06: Writing Successful HEP and RN Programs | 2.0 Credit Hours
Part of a therapist’s responsibility when providing services for a Medicare B beneficiary is to design a program that facilitates carryover from gains made in therapy to maintenance and continued improvement in a home living environment. This program takes the form of a home exercise program for independent patients, and may be a restorative nursing or functional maintenance program for those living in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). This course will introduce the components necessary to document these programs effectively.
Documentation Essentials Part 07: Discharge Summaries | 1.0 Credit Hour
Regardless of your payor source, a therapy plan of care cannot be closed without a proper discharge note. It is the clinician’s final opportunity to justify the services provided, demonstrate progress, and provide closure to the “story” of the patient’s treatment. This course provides the required documentation components of discharge from therapy services, including requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.
Documentation Essentials Part 08: Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process | 1.0 Credit Hour
All therapy services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary under their benefit are subject to the scrutiny of Medicare as the payor. Some claims are paid, some are not. This course will assist therapists in understanding how to navigate the appeals and denials processes when a claim for services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary has been denied by the Medicare Approved Contractor (MAC), fiscal intermediary or carrier.
Documentation Essentials Part 09: Medicare Part A in SNFs (UPDATED!) | 2.0 Credit Hours
Providing therapy services under Medicare A in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a greatly rewarding experience. However, many therapists and assistants are challenged and intimidated by the numerous rules and regulations that govern the provision of these services. This module is designed to provide a bird’s eye overview of the UPDATED regulations, effective October 1, 2010 that govern the provision of therapy services and provide insight into how the overall payment system works under the MDS 3.0, including reimbursement under Medicare A, including RUGS-IV assessments are required, and how therapy services are delivered and captured for Medicare A beneficiaries.
I Hate to Work: Creating a Career You Love | 5.0 Credit Hours
This course offers proven strategies for clarifying personal job requirements and taking steps to achieve them. Students will learn a structure for evaluating and addressing their situations and tools for overcoming common hurdles.
I Hate to Manage! Fundamental Supervisory Skills | 3.0 Credit Hours
This interactive course was designed for therapists who manage or aspire to manage others. Both new and experienced managers will learn key concepts and skills for supervising others.
End of Life Issues: A Guide for the HealthCare Professional | 7.0 Credit Hours
This course will introduce you to the Core Principles of End of Life Care, which have been endorsed by a substantial group of medical societies and have relevance to all allied health providers.
Ethical Issues and Decision Making for Rehab Professionals | 5.0 Credit Hours
Participants will expand their knowledge of rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational and Speech) professional ethics codes. Using a simple yet powerful ethical decision-making model, the therapist will recognize an ethical dilemma, apply the model, utilize and balance both professional and legal documents and will practice through case scenarios to reach ethical outcomes.
HIV/AIDS: One Hour Course | 1.0 Credit Hours
The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to gain knowledge in the field of HIV disease. This course meets the State of Florida requirements for one hour of HIV/AIDS education.
HIV/AIDS-Update Course-2 hours | 2.0 Credit Hours
The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to review and update previously gained knowledge in the field of HIV disease. This course meets the State of Florida requirements for two hours of OT continuing education.
HIV/AIDS-Update Course-3 hours | 3.0 Credit Hours
The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to review and update previously gained knowledge in the field of HIV disease. This course meets the State of Florida requirements for three hours of continuing education.
Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors | 2.0 Credit Hours
Course Goal: To direct healthcare professionals to concentrate more accurately on preventing medical errors by addressing system structure during the provision of patient care.
Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence): Initial Course | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course provides initial information on the subject of Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence).
I.D.E.A.S., Inc.: Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program | 9.0 Credit Hours
This is the complete series of 4 courses in the Home Modifications Practitioners Program.
I.D.E.A.S., Inc.: Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. It discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.
I.D.E.A.S., Inc.: Home Modifications for People with Dementia | 2.0 Credit Hours
This course is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia.
I.D.E.A.S., Inc.: Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments | 2.5 Credit Hours
This course is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. Learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home and about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.
I.D.E.A.S., Inc.: Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairment | 2.5 Credit Hours
This course is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. It discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.