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Physical Therapy JCAHO Accreditation Skilled Nursing Facility Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy, PT, PT, outpatient facility setting, JCAHO accreditation, skilled nursing facility, sub acute, Medicare Medicaid expectations in delivery of skilled therapy services, durable medical equipment, DME, DME,

Expert Witness No.452

OHIO  

 

EDUCATION:                                                                                                                                                       

July 1999   

Nova Southeastern University 

Fort Lauderdale, FL                                 

Masters, Physical Therapy

 

May 1995

Gettysburg College  

Gettysburg, PA  

Bachelor of Arts, Health and Physical Education

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:  

June 2011 - present

Shoenfelt Therapy Professionals  

I perform home care as a self-employed contractor
throughout Palm Beach County.

June 2010 - June 2011 

Tender Touch Rehabilitation    

While functioning as a licensed PT, I assisted
regional director with implementation of program changes while also providing
staffing coverage when able.  With this
position, full knowledge of reimbursement was essential and a teachable asset
to new and existing directors who were having difficulty acclimating to program
changes due to CMS changes (effective 10/10). My expertise was also utilized as many facilities were undergoing state
survey, as my current supervisor floated me to assist the team with any issues
arising out of state survey.  With this
position, I used my expert knowledge of DME to ensure safe patient
discharges.      

 

February 2008 - present    

MES Solutions - Peer Review Specialist 

 

February 2008 - present

Experts in Therapy - Expert Witness   

 

February 2008 - June
2010                             

Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation    

With title of Clinical Director, I ran day-to-day
operations of an outpatient clinic in Atlantic City, NJ, while overseeing
another PT, PTA, and OT. I functioned under New Jersey Law and provided skilled
PT therapy services in this outpatient facility setting. I also participated in
regular director’s meeting to ensure quality assurance is evident in our
practice and continually audit to ensure compliance is sufficient to maintain
Bacharach’s JCAHO accreditation at the satellite level.  

 

October 2006 - February 2008  

Tender Touch Rehabilitation    

With a title of Director of Rehabilitation, I
oversaw day-to-day operations of a department of three disciplines for a 186
bed skilled nursing facility with a 62 bed sub-acute wing. Being well versed on
PPS system and understanding Medicare/Medicaid expectations in delivery of
skilled therapy services. I intervened on an interdisciplinary level with both
nursing and other departments on my team’s skilled interventions, and was
soundly responsible for maximizing reimbursement for our facility and its use of
my team’s skilled therapy. In addition, I acquired an expansive knowledge of
durable medical equipment (DME) to ensure patient safety and use of DME as
necessary to ensure safe discharges from SNF to home for sub-acute residents. I
also coordinated vacation coverage for three other facilities other than my
building and coordinated in-house auditing of therapy soft files for
compliance.        

 

May 2005 – October 2006 

Premier Therapy Services- Lead Physical Therapist   

July 2004 – May 2005  

Fox Rehabilitation Services- Physical Therapist

July 2003 – July 2004

English Creek Hand & Physical Therapy-
Facility Director
 

February 2003 – July 2003

Center for Neuromuscular Wellness- Director of
Rehabilitation

October 2001- January 2003

Southern Ocean Physical Therapy- Director of
Rehabilitation

March 2001 – October 2001

Atlantic Shore Orthopedic Associates- Director of
Rehabilitation

December 2000 – March 2001

NovaCare Rehabilitation- Physical Therapist 

 

 

References available upon request 

 

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