This year marks WebPT’s 10th anniversary of education, dedication, and innovation in the rehab therapy space—and what better way to celebrate than to put together our biggest Ascend agenda and speaker lineup yet?
Rehab therapy’s best and brightest will come together this fall at Ascend—but this conference isn’t just about gleaning tons of actionable business wisdom from our superstar speakers. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to take the floor yourself as you participate in meaningful discussions about the technological, regulatory, clinical, and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy.
This year’s event will feature three specialized tracks with content relevant to your role as a rehab therapy professional: billing and compliance, operations, and executive strategy. Below, we’ve broken down the list of speakers for each track so you can learn more about this year’s speakers before you buy your ticket (if you haven’t already). You can view the full agenda with dates, times, keynotes, and topic details here. To see descriptions for individual sessions, click on the session title below.
Billing and Compliance
Rick Gawenda, PT, Founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.
- Gearing Up for MIPS: How Therapy Providers Can Prep for 2019
- Fact, Fiction, or Fable: Deciphering Medicare Payment, Regulations, and Rules
Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, Principal of Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc.
James Rough, CFE, CHC, CCEP, President of SunHawk Consulting, LLC
Veda Collmer, OT, Chief Compliance Officer at WebPT
- False Claims Act: Effective Compliance Programs and Recent Government Cases Involving Rehabilitation Providers
John Wallace, PT, MS, Chief Business Development Officer of Revenue Cycle Management at WebPT
Jason L. Kelsey, PT, DPT, MTC, Assistant Vice President, Outpatient Rehab and Sports Medicine at WellStar Health System-WCO
Paul Martin, MPT, CBI, M&AMI, President of Martin Healthcare Advisors, LLC
Kimberlee Gould, President and Founder at MEDbook Solutions
Bruce Watson, PT, MS, CEO and Founder of 48 Consulting Group, LLC
- The Death of the Dreaded Donut Drop: Generating New Patient Referrals Through Physician/Provider Relationships
Ryan Klepps, DPT, Director of Product Management at WebPT and Scott Hebert, DPT, Director of Product Management at WebPT
Neil Washington, PT, ATC, CSCS, Director of Outpatient Programming
Randy O'Neil, MSPT, Director of Outpatient Training and Programming at Northeast Rehab Hospital Network
Brian Hartz, DPT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Owner/President of HARTZ Physical Therapy
Nancy Ham, WebPT CEO
Russell Olsen, Vice President of Innovation and Product Management at WebPT
Early-Bird Tickets Sold Out in Record Time—But Discounts Are Still Available!
We’re now offering a limited number of Advance Pricing tickets at $100 off. Don’t miss your chance to attend the ultimate rehab therapy summit at this special price! Click here to register before prices go up August 1.