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 Expert  729503

Expert in Physical Rehabilitation Management


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Tennessee (TN)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has spent twenty years working in the field of rehabilitation in a variety of settings. These include inpatient acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, sports medicine, worker's compensation, and home health. He has also taught in a physical therapist assistant's program. Seven and a half years were spent in ownership of a private outpatient clinic.
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rehabilitation

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gait analysis

Expert served as director of rehabilitation services with experience in CARF accreditation, budget planning and management, productivity standards development and management, program development, department and system mergers, quality assurance planning, monitoring and reporting, and leadership of multidisciplinary staff. Expert developed a productivity model based on the Medicare fee schedule so that productivity could be in line with profitability and more accurately reflect the time and skill required in the delivery of various units of service. Quality tracking was initiated in the acute care, transitional care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient settings.
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health care industry quality management

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performance improvement

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performance measurement

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productivity measurement

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work measurement (quantity)

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clinical measurement

Expert has spent twenty years working in the field of physical therapy in a variety of settings. These include inpatient acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, sports medicine, worker's compensation, and home health. He has also taught in a physical therapist assistant's program. Seven and a half years were spent in ownership of a private outpatient clinic. He has performed hundreds of functional capacity assessments using three different approaches, one of which he developed independently.
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physical therapy

Expert served as director of an inpatient rehabilitation unit during the transition of ownership from a contracted company to the health system in which the unit resided. This included obtaining a full, three year CARF accreditation for the unit. He provided education to staff related to proper coding, billing, and documentation for rehab services.
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inpatient rehabilitation

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physical medicine and rehabilitation


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Knoxville, Tennessee;  Chattanooga, Tennessee;  Johnson City, Tennessee;  and Asheville, North Carolina.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2008   MS   Training and Performance Improvement   Capella University  
1990   BS, PT   Physical Therapy   Medical College of Georgia   Magna Cum Laude
1988   BS   Biology / Chemistry   Cumberland College (Now University of the Cumberlands)   Honors
1988        

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Rehab Specialty Programs

 

Rehab Specialty Director

 

Provide oversight for specialty programs including mentoring of staff, monitoring of outcomes, medical records audits, and providing training for multidisciplinary staff related to specialty programs and documentation. Achieve the above for multiple geographical locations.

2006 to 2009

 

Mercy Health Partners

 

Rehab Services

 

Regional Director of Rehab Services

 

Provided oversight and leadership during the transition in ownership of the Rehab Care Center. Served as the primary contact for CARF during the successful accreditation including coordinating the development of the policy and procedures manual. Worked with a multidisciplinary team consisting of therapies, nursing, case management, human resources, legal department, and risk management during this process. Established contracts with educational facilities, service providers, and consulting firms. Developed the quality improvement plan for departments consisting of acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, transitional care unit, and outpatient therapies. This plan included metrics under all five of the Studer pillars with the addition of a mission pillar specific to the organization. Worked with the productivity consultant to develop a model based on the Medicare fee schedule so that productivity could be in line with profitability and more accurately reflect the time and skill required in the delivery of various units of service. Worked with other healthcare systems to establish relationships to grow referrals and increase consistency of care across the continuum. Established system for online meetings to eliminate the need for travel by the managers from offsite clinics. Provided education to staff related to proper coding and billing for rehab services. Work with pastoral services and volunteer services to establish a DME closet for indigent patients.

2005 to 2006

 

Covenant Home Care

 

Home Health

 

Clinical Rehab Manager

 

Managed a mobile staff in a “virtual” setting across multiple counties. Assisted in training of staff for compliance and proper documentation. Developed a staff evaluation model based on multiple metrics. This model was in the process of being modified to conform to the Studer pillars at the time of my departure. Work closely with staff and human resources to improve staff satisfaction and recruitment and retention.

2002 to 2005

 

Physiotherapy Associates

 

Rehab Services

 

Clinic Director

 

Managed daily operations of outpatient physical therapy clinic, including providing patient care, preparing and managing budgets, and supervision of staff. Participated in marketing to physicians, case managers, and employers. Developed a quality improvement plan with a focus on patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, and physician communication and satisfaction.

1997 to 1999

 

Knoxville Business College (now South College)

 

Physical Therapy

 

Adjunct Instructor

 

Provided instructions in both lecture and laboratory settings specific to the provision of physical therapy services as related to modalities and therapeutic exercise. Lecture notes and slides were developed based on the syllabus and in accordance with the text provided. Responsibilities included the preparation and grading of written and practical examinations. Arrangements were made with area physical therapy clinics and health clubs to provide students with hands-on experience in the provision of aquatic therapy.

1994 to 2002

 

Maximum Potential Physical Therapy

 

Outpatient

 

General Partner

 

Performed start up of a free standing outpatient private therapy practice including licensing, regulatory compliance and participation as a Medicare provider. Negotiated contracts with third party payers. Participated in marketing to physicians, case managers, and employers. Served as an adjunct professor in a physical therapist assistants program. Managed financial aspects including payroll, budgets, and tax preparation in conjunction with a CPA.


Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Provided depositions related to functional capacity evaluations performed on injured workers in relation to lawsuits and disability determinations.
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Market Research:
Served as the director for a multiple hospital health system with departments including acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, transitional care, and outpatient. This required knowledge of regulatory issues as they pertain to each area and as the patient moved through the continuum of care.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Served as an instructor in a physical therapist assistant's program. Responsibilities included the preparation and grading of written and practical examinations. Arrangements were made with area physical therapy clinics and health clubs to provide students with hands-on experience in the provision of aquatic therapy.

Other Skills and Services

Provide mentoring and instruction to a multi-disciplinary team of rehab professionals for inpatient, outpatient, and home health.


 

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