Live In Person Seminars

2020 Therapy Conference


, Columbus , Ohio
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March 4, 2020
6 CEs

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 882-6800

The 2020 Therapy Conference welcomes senior living therapists from around the state for a day of intensive education. Attendees will gain new perspectives on issues that drive their everyday work. The event is structured to combine networking and training on the hard topics that are confronting the senior care industry. The conference addresses innovative programming for therapists working in nursing facilities and assisted living. Therapists will also learn how to demonstrate their importance with the changes in the nursing facility payment structure.
Engage with experts while keeping current in an ever-evolving profession. Return home with new knowledge, polished skills, and fresh perspective about how to advance excellence in senior living.

Conference Schedule

8:00 am Check In & Continental Breakfast

Take this time to pick up your conference materials, catch up with colleagues and enjoy coffee and pastries.

8:30 - 10:00 am PDPM and Therapy

10:00 - 10:30 am Networking Break

10:15 - 11:15 am Urinary Incontinence - Take Control

11:15 - 11:30 am Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30 pm Dry Needling?Is It Worth the Stick

12:30 - 1:15 pm Networking Luncheon (included in your registration fee)

1:15 - 2:15 pm Therapy: A Collaborative Approach to Comprehensive Wound Care

2:15 - 2:30 pm Networking Break

2:30 - 4:00 pm Managing Expectations Without Going Crazy

4:00 pm Adjourn

Dan Ciolek is the Associate Vice President of Therapy Advocacy with the American Health Care Association. Mr. Ciolek's clinical and healthcare policy experience spans 30+ years. He has practiced as a physical therapist clinician, manager, and business owner in a variety of settings including acute inpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home health, outpatient, and industrial health. He previously earned the Geriatric Physical Therapy Specialist certification, and is currently a certified Project Management Professional. Before joining AHCA in 2013, Dan served in the Subject Matter Expert and Project Manager capacities in numerous Centers for Medicare and Medicaid contracts. Specific to therapy services, Dan's CMS work has included: national outpatient therapy utilization analysis for PT, OT, and SLP services; medical review; workgroup facilitation; development of policy recommendations; development of Medicare Learning Network and 1-800-Medicare content, and Physician Quality Reporting System reporting enhancements. Additionally, Dan has contributed to therapy health policy activities at the University, State, Chapter and National levels. These activities included: elected and appointed positions; adjunct faculty/lecturer; author of professional articles; invited speaker; technical expert panelist, and invited contributor of health policy concepts to professional and provider organizations. Dan's advocacy efforts have been recognized through his receipt of two national professional awards for Policy Making and Advocacy for Older Adults. Overall, Dan is recognized as a leading expert in therapy policy and research, including a focus on reimbursement issues. His efforts have contributed directly to numerous Medicare policy changes.

Shane Craycraft, Corporate Director of Clinical Services, RN, BSN, LNHA

Shane Craycraft is the Corporate Director of Clinical Service for the Health Care Management Group. He is a Registered Nurse, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has been in the long-term care profession for 22 years. Shane has been very active in the Ohio and American Health Care Associations. He has served as an Ohio Board Member, the Chairman of the Regulatory Committee, Chairman of the Quality Committee, member of the AHCA Quality Improvement Committee and is a Chairman's Award recipient. In addition, he has worked with government agencies and served on the Board of the Person Centered Care Coalition.

Paul Gagne PT, DPT attend physical therapy school at Washington University in St. Louis, was a board member on the Arizona Physical Therapy Association for 2 terms, was an item writer for the national board exam for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), is currently an on-site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and has presented at five Combined Section Meetings (CSM?s). He also currently serves as a Capstone advisor for Rehab Essentials for physical therapists earning their transitional DPT. He is currently a Market Manager for Novacare Rehabilitation and oversees day-to-day operations of several outpatient physical therapy clinics.

Cindy Gensamer, LNHA, MBA - Vice President of Absolute Rehabilitation & Consulting Services, Inc.

A MBA graduate of Malone University, Cindy Gensamer serves as the Vice President of Absolute Rehabilitation & Consulting Services, Inc. Cindy currently serves as a Board Member for Ohio BELTSS (Board of Executives of Long Term Services & Supports). She is on the NHA Advisory Committee at Kent State University. She is a HSE (Health Services Executive) and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Cindy is also certified in the MDS process and is a Certified Eden Alternative Associate. During Cindy?s tenure in the rehabilitation business she has become an expert in areas related to fiscal responsibility, clinical expertise, regulatory compliance, and managing successful rehab departments. She presents on various topics related to rehabilitation in many different forums throughout the country. Cindy is a member of PHCA, OHCA, AHCA, Leading Age Ohio, Leading Age PA, Eldercare Professionals of Ohio, The International Society of Virtual Rehabilitation, The Coalition for Person Centered Care, Executives in Long Term Care, and Licensed Nursing Home Administrators of America.

Luke Kontras PT, DPT is a Regional Director for Absolute Rehabilitation and Consulting Services, Inc. who started with the company in September, 2016. Luke graduated from the University of Dayton where he received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2011. He also completed a Master?s of Business Administration from Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Luke has developed a genuine passion and appreciation for working with the geriatric population throughout his career. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time his wife and three boys, and is a passionate fan of all sports and the outdoors.

Lisa M. Naeger, PT received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from St Louis University in 1980. She has served her profession clinically in many environments including private practice, acute care, long term care, inpatient rehab, and home health services. Her management experience includes Owner of Northwest Houston Physical Therapy ? a private outpatient physical therapy practice service the North Houston area. Her outpatient clinic, in conjuction with several Obstetric Physicians, provided biofeedback services for the treatment of urinary incontinence. She assisted President Bill Law in the development of the PTA program for Montgomery County Community College. Lisa is currently a member of the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice and she is very active in the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a member of the Aquatic, Home Health and Pelvic Floor sections and was recently on a task force to assist in determining Percutaneous Nerve Modulation as within scope of practice for physical therapists. She is also a Federal Affairs Liaison for the APTA. Lisa is married, has 3 adult children and resides in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband, Dennis.

Mark Raseta, PT, DPT, CSCS, has been a Physical Therapist for 7 years. He graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science at Youngstown State University, Youngstown Ohio. In May of 2005, he passed the exam to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He worked in the exercise science field as a strength intern with the Ohio State University football team and going on to become Part Owner of a Strength and Conditioning facility Ironman Warehouse in Youngstown Ohio. In 2011, he graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Youngstown State University, Youngstown Ohio. In 2011, he joined Absolute Rehab and Consulting Services, Inc. as a facility rehabilitation manager. He is trained in integrated dry needling, Mulligan mobilization technique and has been a part-time professor with Youngstown State University?s Exercise Science Department. He became a Regional Director at Absolute Rehab and Consulting Services, Inc. in July 2018. Mark lives in Canfield, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Mandy Smith CEAL, LNHA, LMT, LPTA, RAC-CT, WCC - Regulatory Director OHCA

Mandy has 20 years of experience in the long-term care industry. Starting her career out in the physical therapy field when PPS was implemented, Mandy quickly realized the importance of case-mix scores and the MDS. She became certified as a Resident Assessment Coordinator through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators to better understand the MDS, Case Mix, Quality Measures, and nursing?s role in the long-term care environment. Having been in management for years she felt the need to further her career potential and began educating fellow providers through her company and associations. Mandy received her license as a Nursing Home Administrator after a 6 month Administrator in Training (AIT) internship which allowed her to experience all of the areas of nursing home management and care. She is also a Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) and is Wound Care Certified (WCC) through the Wound Care Education Institute. Mandy has been the Regulatory Director with Ohio Health Care Association since 2010. OHCA is comprised of around 1000 nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and ICF/ID facilities including waiver providers which represent over 300 associate members. Mandy oversees assisted living, Regulatory, and Council of Nurses Committees along with MDS and case mix specific issues. She assists providers and associate members with the survey, regulatory, clinical, and operational issues. She advocates for providers through state agencies and national association affiliations. She is an educational resource for conferences and a daily resource for providers.

Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit for the following

Occupational Therapist: Program has been approved by the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board.

Physical Therapists: Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS). Administrators can earn 5 hours.

*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology - Meets Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology education standards as stated in ORC 4753-4-01-B-2: Continuing education hours may be earned in the following continuing education experiences... Any activity approved for continuing education hours in related disciplines by any licensure board of the state of Ohio or any other state.

Membership is by facility or company. Please check with your administrator to see if the facility you work within is a member.

OHCA Members:
prior to February 19 $135
February 19and after $175

Non Members:
prior to February 19 $195
February 19 and after $235

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