• Free Courses

    Navigating the Regulatory Environment: Ensuring Compliance While Promoting Professional Integrity
    Price: $0 member | $0 nonmember
    CEUs: 0.20 CEUs (2 contact hours)
    Description: This two-part course includes an audio roundtable, with experienced and knowledgeable presenters reviewing topics such as laws and regulations related to health care fraud and abuse. Interactive case vignettes drawn from real-world situations illustrate types of Medicare fraud or abuse involving physical therapy services.

    Preventing Fraud, Abuse, and Waste: A Primer for Physical Therapists
    Price: $0 member | $0 nonmember
    CEUs: Earn 0.1 CEUs (1.0 contact hours)
    Description: This self-directed reading course explains the difference between fraud, waste, and abuse and provides the information necessary to comply with relevant laws and regulations that affect payment. Topics covered include laws governing a PTs relationships with payers, referral sources, and patients, evidence-based practice and ethics/professionalism, and the basic elements of a compliance program.

    Information on APTA's Revised Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Conduct
    Price: $0 member | $0 nonmember
    CEUs: 0.00 CEUs (0 contact hours)
    Description: The revised Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist now addresses the five roles of the PT (clinician, administrator, educator, researcher, and consultant), the core values of the profession, and the multiple realms of ethical action. The revised Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant more fully address the roles of the PTA in all areas of physical therapy and the multiple realms of ethical action. This non-CEU online course, made available free to APTA members, provides a brief history of ethics in physical therapy, discusses the rationale for revising the Code and Standards, and examines the revised Code and Standards in detail.

    Free Courses for APTA Members

    Professionalism Module 1: Introduction to Professionalism
    Price: $0 member | $48 nonmember
    CEUs: 0.20 CEUs (2.0 contact hours)
    Description: The Professionalism Series consists of 12 modules. Module 1: Introduction to Professionalism includes a course overview for all 12 modules in the series and introduces you to the concepts of professionalism and autonomous practice. It also discusses the APTA Core Values, the relationship between the 3 elements of the professionalism wheel and the 3 realms of ethics, and the attributes of a doctoring profession.

    Professionalism Module 3: Ethical Compass
    Price: $0 member | $72 nonmember
    CEUs: 0.25 CEUs (2.5 contact hours)
    Description: : Module 3: Ethical Compass addresses ethics terminology and history, ethics versus. law, the role of ethics in professionalism and business relationships, the RIPS ethical decision-making model, and application of the model to case situations. This module will help you approach ethical situations with confidence that you can make ethical decisions and implement a course of action. This module helps fulfill the professionalism prerequisite requirement for completing APTA's Advanced Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program. You do not have to be enrolled in the Advanced CIECP to take this course and earn CEU credit.

    Additional Courses

    Defensible Documentation-Practical Tools to Ensure Compliance, Minimize Risk, and Maximize Payment
    Price: $59 member | $99 nonmember
    CEUs: 0.30 CEUs (3 contact hours)
    Description: This course will help you to become familiar with some of the guidelines, tools, and resources for preparing effective and appropriate clinical documentation that satisfies regulatory, payer, and clinic requirements. It takes a look at current trends and issues regarding physical therapy clinical documentation, describes typical challenges faced by PTs and PTAs, and identifies strategies to facilitate efficient and effective documentation skills.

    Medicare Postacute Care Emerging Issues for 2016
    Price: $99 member | $169 nonmember
    CEUs: 0.20 CEUs (2 contact hours)
    Each year, Medicare makes significant changes to the payment policies that govern services provided in postacute care settings that directly affect physical therapy. To ensure that physical therapists are up to date on the latest regulatory changes, it is imperative that home health, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility providers have a clear understanding on the Medicare prospective payment rules, implementation of value-based purchasing, quality measures and program integrity efforts. In this 90 minute audio conference, APTA staff experts, Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD, and Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the recent changes in Medicare Part A rules and regulations, what you can expect in 2016, as well as give you a preview of the exciting programming that will take place at the 2015 APTA Postacute Care Compliance Seminar. During the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the experts.

    For more courses on related subjects visit www.LearningCenter.apta.org.

  • Last Updated: 2/8/2016
    Contact: learningcenter@apta.org