Ensuring Clinical Success and Profitability with IM Home    

APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINES:

  • Audiologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Educator
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
   

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Course Description
This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of business planning for clinical success and profitability with IM Home. It will look at the components of the IM Home business model, including the target patient population, options for providing training to the patient, how to manage and track costs, how to price the IM Home, and how to bill, including cash and insurance billing. The presentation will include examples and case studies for a wide variety of clinics and providers.
Contact hours are offered pending successful completion of a written exam at the end of the course.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

April Christopherson, OTR/L has been an Occupational Therapist for almost 20 years and has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings – including home health, private clinic and in-patient rehabilitation. She is the owner of MaxAchieve, Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO where her current clientele range from pediatrics to adults to high performance athletes, both stateside and Internationally. She is the creator of the BrainFirst! neuro based treatment for clients. She believes in a whole, team approach to the client – including various medical professionals and therapists plus the use of functional neurology and metabolic/nutrition counseling. She also works exclusively with the Shandy Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO as the Director of Occupational Therapy providing solutions to families with children suffering from Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, and other diagnoses. April has worked as a legal consultant and as an expert witness throughout the United States. She sits on the Clinical Advisory Board for Interactive Metronome Corporation. She is a member of both the Advanced Brain Interactive Metronome adjunct faculty and teaches introductory and advanced continuing education courses to professionals.

April was granted her degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 1991. She has furthered her education by taking courses and attending conferences that foster her knowledge in helping clients recover neurological functioning from the lowest level to the higher cognitive and executive levels - such as Boehme Approach to Treatment of the Baby, Sensory Integration Clinics (various), The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome, Alert Program, Talk Tools, Treating Drug Affected Children, OT in the Schools, Benbow’s Loops and Other Groups, Marriage and Family Counseling, Nutrition, Studies in Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and various other certification classes. She uses Interactive Metronome in conjunction with The Listening Program as an intensive neurological treatment option for qualified clients and as an introductory functional treatment option for pediatric clients.

 
Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes the following professionals who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification Course.

  • Audiologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Educator
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist

Instructional Level:
Advanced

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of smart business planning to ensure financial success with IM Home.
  • Define the IM Home Business Model, including Client Patient segments, IM Home Delivery Model, IM Home Pricing and Billing, Cost Management and Profit Potential.
  • Review the relationship between IM Pro and IM Home and show how each product can complement the other to achieve clinical outcomes while creating more business.
  • Explore IM Home patient delivery options considering the provider’s business structure and ultimate goal of achieving clinical success with patients.
  • Address IM Home pricing factoring for market demand, provider credentials, geography, insurance reimbursement and competition.
  • Review typical costs incurred in delivery so that estimated profitability can be calculated.
  • Identify different insurance billing options, factoring for provider credentials, delivery, and coding.
  • Define different cash pricing models including package pricing and “pay per visit.”
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.
Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists:
  • Identify the components of smart business planning to ensure financial success with IM Home.
  • Define the IM Home Business Model, including Client Patient segments, IM Home Delivery Model, IM Home Pricing and Billing, Cost Management and Profit Potential.
  • Review the relationship between IM Pro and IM Home and show how each product can complement the other to achieve clinical outcomes while creating more business.
  • Explore IM Home patient delivery options considering the provider’s business structure and ultimate goal of achieving clinical success with patients.
  • Address IM Home pricing factoring for market demand, provider credentials, geography, insurance reimbursement and competition.
  • Review typical costs incurred in delivery of IM Home as part of speech-language pathology practice so that estimated cost and profitability can be calculated.
  • Identify different insurance billing options, factoring for provider credentials, delivery, and coding for SLP practice.
  • Define different cash pricing models including package pricing and “pay per visit.”
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.

 
Disclosure

The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

CEU's
Course Meets Requirements for:
  • 1.00 Contact Hours SLP(ASHA) = 0.10 CEUs
  • 1.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.10 CEUs
PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.
 
Interactive Metronome is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for 0.10 CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
    Effective July 1, 2011, individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • ASHA Member (includes Life member and International affiliates)
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Advanced course is offered for 1 contact hours/0.10 CEUs(Classification Codes - Domain of OT; OT Process: Intervention). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA..