APTA’s 2018 PPS Annual Conference is November 7-10 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO and I’m pumped about all the education and engagement they’ve programed this year. With 29 concurrent break-out sessions, keynotes, and something new called Solution Rooms, you’re going to have to make some hard choices about the things deserve your attention the most. I compiled a list speakers that I feel are relevant and can’t-be-missed, and separated them into three areas of interest: Business Development & Growth, Preparing for changing payment models and requirements and Practice management and performance. I’ve also included the dates and times they will be speaking, as well as their social media information. Social media has become a tremendously powerful and effective tool for staying up-to-date with users and information, I encourage you to follow these people, check out their thoughts, or even direct message them a question.
First time at a conference?
Harvard Biz Review published a great piece about how to prepare for conferences. Are you the introvert in the room? Check out their article on Networking When You Hate Talking to Strangers.
Harvard Biz Review also has a helpful article on How to Get the Most Out of a Conference, that is certainly worth reading when preparing for conferences.
Full PPS conference schedule here.
Business Development & Growth
Efficacy of a Workplace Injury Prevention Program: Improving Community Alliances & Health
Thursday, November 8th – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT RehabAuthority Alicia Backer, PTA RehabAuthority Kim Rosendahl, PT, MPT RehabAuthority
We know that becoming the clear choice for outpatient rehab therapy in your community is something all private practices strive to achieve. Local business owners and employers often have employees that live right in your practice’s service area. Take advantage of these opportunities to demonstrate your expertise in injury prevention that can lead to future referrals when employees and their family members actually need rehab therapy services.
Preparing for Changing Payment Models and Requirements
Emerging Payment and Practice Issues
Thursday, November 8th – 2:30 -4:00 pm
Heather Smith, PT, MPH American Physical Therapy Association Janet Shelley, PT, DPT Medical Billing Center
Navigating Value-Based Payment: What You Need to Know
Friday, November 9th – 10:15- 11:45 am
Kara R. Gainer, JD American Physical Therapy Association Heather Smith, PT, MPH American Physical Therapy Association
Value Driven Payment and Contracting
Friday, November 9th – 2-3:30 pm
Steve Chenoweth, PT Therapy Partner Solutions Craig Johnson, PT, MBA Therapy Partners, Inc. Holly Johnson, PT, DPT PT Pros Rick Katz, PT, DPT, MA ATI Physical Therapy Kelly Sanders, PT, DPT Movement for Life, Inc.
Pay for performance isn’t on its way, it is here. Not only do we need to be well-informed regarding MIPS and the reporting requirements, but we also need to remain creative in helping our patients get the best outcomes at the best value. Is your practice prepared for today’s payment models, and are you exploring all options to help your practice thrive?
Practice Management and Performance
Private Practice and Business Education: Implementing SMART
Thursday, November 8th – 2:30 -4:00 pm
Laurence N. Benz, PT, DPT, MBA Confluent Health
Metrics, Dashboards and Data, OH MY? How to Navigate the Yellow Brick Road of Private Practice
Thursday, November 8th – 2:30 – 4 pm
Christopher Albanese, PT, MS Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT Fox Rehabilitation Stephen Albanese, PT, DPT Access Physical Therapy & Wellness
Value-based Care – the New Business Metrics
Friday, November 9th – 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Chris Hoekstra, PT, DPT, MBI Therapeutic Associates, Inc Rich Katz Therapeutic Associates, Inc/ Northwest Rehab Alliance
We all know that “Hope” is not a strategic plan. Successful business owners have a roadmap to help them stay the course. It starts with having a solid foundation and clear vision on where you see your practice moving forward. You should have a deliberate plan and cadence for reviewing KPIs; some daily, some weekly and some monthly. Which metrics are you measuring, what reports are you sharing and what is the messaging behind each of the KPIs you are tracking? Successful business leaders know the answers. This presentation may help to provide some clarity and confidence as payment models change and consumers become more informed on their healthcare options.