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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

Florida

 

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 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 teammates skilled interventions, and was soundly responsible for maximizing reimbursement for our facility and its use of my teamates 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 

 

 

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