Ascend in a Nutshell

Ascend is all about collaboration and execution. In addition to gleaning tons of actionable business wisdom from our superstar speakers, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take the floor yourself as you participate in meaningful discussions about technological, regulatory, clinical, and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

4–7 PM Welcome Happy Hour & Badge Pickup

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7:00–8:30 AM

BREAKFAST

8:30–10:10 AM

10:15–10:25 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:25–11:25 AM

Marketing
with SARAH BIRD
CEO | MOZ

Are Your Managers Killing Your Company Culture?
with BRIAN HARTZ, PT, MPT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Founder and President | HARTZ Physical Therapy

11:20–11:30 AM

BREAK

11:30–12:30 PM

Medicare’s Targeted Probe and Education Review: Why Would They Pick You?
with MARY DAULONG, PT, CHC, CHP
President and CEO | Business & Clinical Management Services, Inc

Draft Pick to Hall of Famer: The Roadmap to Expertise
with DANIEL MCCUTCHEN, PT, DPT, OCS

Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Professional Development | Makovicka Physical Therapy

12:30–2:00 PM

LUNCH AND VENDOR SHOWCASE

2:00–3:00 PM

Trailblazer Talks
(Topics and Speakers coming soon)

3:00–3:15 PM

SNACK BREAK

3:15–4:45 PM

Payer Rule-Palooza: What You Need to Know to Get Reimbursed in 2019 and Beyond
with RICK GAWENDA, PT
Founder and President | Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

A Guide to the Healthcare Marketing Ecosystem
with KEITH JENSEN, MA
Chief Marketing Officer | Waud Capital Partners

4:45–4:55 PM

BREAK

4:55–5:30 PM

The Exchange
The Exchange is a small peer-to-peer discussion session where you get the opportunity to network and grow together around a specific topic

5:30–7:00 PM

NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR

7:00–8:30 AM

BREAKFAST

9:50–10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:00–11:30 AM

Mergers and Acquisitions in 2020 – How To Know When The Time Is Right For You
with PAUL MARTIN, MPT, CBI, M&AMI
President | Martin Healthcare Advisors

The Slippery Slope of Sloppy Documentation: Why Therapists Get Denials During Documentation Reviews
with JOHN WALLACE, PT, MS
Chief Business Development Officer of Revenue Cycle Management | WebPT

11:30–11:40 AM

BREAK

11:40–12:15 PM

The Exchange – Round 2
The Exchange is a small peer-to-peer discussion session where you get the opportunity to network and grow together around a specific topic

12:15–1:30 PM

LUNCH AND VENDOR SHOWCASE

1:30–2:30PM

How to Build A Winning Front Desk Management System
with BRIAN GALLAGHER, PT
Owner and CEO, MEG Business Management

PT Advocacy: Turning Advocacy into Achievement
with BRENDAN SULLIVAN, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC, MSCS, CSCS
Founder, Empire Health & Wellness Center
and
BEN BARRON, MS
Vice President, Business Development, WebPT

2:30–2:45 PM

SNACK BREAK

How To Become The Authority in Physical Therapy With Marketing
with STERLING CARTER, DPT, MS, CSCS
President | Wellness Works Management Partner
and
STEPHEN CARTER, MBA, PMP
CEO and Co-Founder, Sterling Staffing Solutions

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