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Technology in healthcare is rapidly expanding to all areas of patient care. Telehealth is the use of electronic communication to remotely provide health care information and services. This 1.5-hour introduction to telehealth will give attendees a basic understanding of telehealth including the different models of technology, options for use in practice, practice issues addressed by telehealth, regulatory and payment issues of telehealth, and platform options. This 1.5 hour course will enable the participant to understand and integrate current best evidence in telehealth into clinical practice.
1) At the end of the course, the learner will be able to understand and define telehealth.
2) At the end of the course, the learner will be able to understand and define the three mains models of telehealth technology used today.
3) At the end of the course, the learner will summarize their respective state’s Physical Therapy Board Practice Act requirements to practice telehealth.
4) At the end of the course the learner will be able to outline payer policy considerations.
4) At the end of the course, the learner will be able to communicate ways to integrate telehealth into physical therapy practice.
Intended audience: Physical and Occupational Therapists, Therapist Assistants
Dr. Mark Milligan, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT is an orthopedic manual therapist that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal spinal conditions and is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. He is also certified in dry needling and in Therapeutic Pain Science. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of the Colorado, School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He went on to complete an Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship with Evidence in Motion (EIM). He is a full-time clinician and owner of Revolution Human Physical Therapy and Education, a micro-education company. He is also a physical therapist with Encompass Home Health in Austin, Texas. Dr. Milligan serves as adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs at South College and The University of St. Augustine. Dr. Milligan is also primary faculty for Musculoskeletal Courses. He previously taught trigger point dry needling courses for EIM across the country. Mark has presented at numerous state and national conferences about dry needling and has been published in peer reviewed journals. He is an active member of the TPTA, APTA, and AAOMPT and is current the Capital Area District Chair for the Texas Physical Therapy Association and has great interest in governmental affairs.
Dr. Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT, is President/Consultant of Steffes & Associates, a rehabilitation consulting service based in Wisconsin. She provides consulting services to rehab providers nation-wide working with between 50-100 practices/health care systems per year.
Dr. Steffes is a 1981 graduate of Northwestern University and completed her Transitional DPT in December of 2010. She served as a Network Administrator for a group of 50+ private practice clinics where her primary responsibilities include marketing, payer and provider relations and contract management.
In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Steffes is a frequents speaker at both National & State Meetings. She works as adjunct faculty member/guest faculty in the physical therapy programs of the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is also a guest lecturer and recent recipient of PT Alumni of the year award at her alma mater Northwestern University in Chicago. Her expertise ranges from professional referral relations, marketing & customer service and practice start-ups. In addition, she has addressed private practices, hospital systems, professional associations and therapy networks in over thirty states.
Dr. Steffes is active in her profession as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) on Board of Directors for the Private Practice Section of APTA, and the Wisconsin Chapter of APTA, serving as the Chapter’s Reimbursement Specialist.