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WEBINAR: Telehealth in Physical Therapy: Reimbursement, Compliance, and Where We Are Headed
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WEBINAR: Telehealth in Physical Therapy: Reimbursement, Compliance, and Where We Are Headed

When: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Where: GoToWebinar
United States
Contact: Marcus Dean
(877) 636-4408 x102

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This knowledge packed panel will share information related to the practice of TeleHealth in Physical Therapy. Listen as they offer solutions to common challenges related to reimbursement, technology, and regulations. Learn as they review Advocacy efforts and an update on the PT Compact, including how this impacts the practice of Digital Health in Physical Therapy. Grow in your knowledge of resources currently available and in how to make these resources useful in a Digital practice. Experience an understanding of how these methods of providing Physical Therapy can and are working in our country today. Enjoy listening to the question and answer session, where you can get answers to your questions around this important topic of Telehealth in Physical Therapy.   

Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss at least three solutions to common concerns related to providing Telehealth services in Physical Therapy
  • Explain how the PT Compact influences the provision of Telehealth services
  • State at least one way to get started with providing Telehealth services 
  • Describe current advocacy efforts from APTA related to Telehealth and Video Visits


About The Speakers:

Robert Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO is the only Physical Therapist with the HealthCare CIO certification from CHIME (College of Health Information Management Executives). He is a Board Member of the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) and a Co-Chair of the NASL IMPACT Act Implementation Workgroup.  Dr. Latz is a Board Member of the APTA Health Policy and Administration Section and the President of the Technology Special Interest Group. Dr. Latz is the Chief Information Officer for Trinity Rehabilitation Services, which improves human function by providing contracted therapy services in Post-Acute Care settings.


Kara Gainer, JD
Director, Regulatory Affairs, American Physical Therapy Association
As Director of Regulatory Affairs for APTA, Kara leads, manages, and provides strategic direction to the regulatory affairs team on key programs and initiatives in the federal regulatory space that help to move forward the priorities of the Association for the advancement of the profession in the area of payment and public policy. She works to develop and advocate APTA’s position before federal agencies in order to have a positive effect on federal regulations, statutes and other governmental directives that affect the profession of physical therapy. She also is responsible for leading member initiatives and developing policies and programs that promote the practice of physical therapy


Baruch Humble was born and raised in northern California in a large family of nine children. He attended the University of Kansas and then moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a Senior Legislative Assistant, covering healthcare policy, in the House of Representatives for four years. Baruch left the Hill and joined APTA where he is now a Senior Specialist of Congressional Affairs.


Chris Peterson, DPT, is Director, Telehealth for Hartford Healthcare and is responsible for integrating telehealth technologies into Hartford HealthCare’s service delivery across all settings of the enterprise. He has clinical background as a physical therapist and business experience in healthcare management. In addition Chris currently serves as Chair for the American Telemedicine Association's Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group.


Sarah Gallagher PT, DPT, NCS graduated with her doctorate from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and completed an internship atMassachusettsGeneral Hospital in acute care. After working several years in hospital settings, focusing in trauma, she transitioned to an outpatient setting.  South Valley Physical Therapy specializes in neurologic and vestibular rehabilitation and as an owner she collaborates with regional and national experts to ensure the evidence based and cutting-edge treatment.Dr. Gallagheridentified that access to expert vestibular rehab is limited due to limited expertise in the state of Colorado, long travel distances, and dizziness impeding commuting to the clinic. 




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