2006-present: Sr Staff Physical Therapist Physical Therapy and Massage of CT – Bristol CT
Specializing in outpatient manual medicine and osteopathic techniques for a variety of patient populations.
Worked with Therabill on-line cloud based integrated billing and scheduling and documentation system; provided feedback on design and created documentation templates (comprehensive evaluation and intervention notes to meet Medicare requirements for electronic medical record) for practice use. Same templates successfully sold in on-line store.
2004-2006: Staff Physical Therapist Gentiva Home Health Services-Farmington CT
2003-2004: Director Of Rehabilitation, Harborside Healthcare- Arden House- Hamden CT
Responsible for PPS for all rehab patients in 360 bed SNF. Oversaw daily operations, clinical programs, and staff supervision for 15 direct reports across all therapies. Worked with admissions department and increased percentage of Rehab Ultra and Very High categories and Medicare Part B revenue during tenure. Staff efficiency and productivity regularly exceeded targets. Implemented discharge planning meeting with PA / MD oversight. Implemented prioritization scheduling (weekend and daily). Sought appropriate job factor analysis for Tech positions supporting administrative duties and implemented payroll excel based timesheet with accrual formulas to systemize process.
2002-2003: Therapist, Faulkner Physical Therapy Group and Rehab Dynamics
2001-2002: Per Diem Therapist Rehab Dynamics Newington CT
Specializing in outpatient manual medicine for the pediatric, adult, geriatric patient. Includes post surgical rehabilitation and on site aquatics.
2000-2001. Senior Therapist/Outpatient Utilization Coordinator Hospital for Special Care
Responsible for all team meetings, MD follow-up and case coordination, utilization review and trending, payment and denial follow-up, participated in managed care contract analysis. Write-offs limited to less than 1% of total revenue for FY 2001.
1992-2000: Outpatient Program Manager Hospital for Special Care
Managed the operational aspects of a 2.2. Million-dollar business with volume of over 20,000 visits per year and included medicine, physiatry, pulmonology, psychology, ophthalmology, occupational medicine, orthotics and prosthetics, nursing, dental, and rehabilitation therapy services. In charge of 25 direct reports. Maintained small caseload of patients specially referred from MDs and staff therapists throughout term.
1985-1992: Senior Physical Therapist Hospital for Special Care
Worked closely with neurologist Dr. Marc Kawalick regional Parkinson’s Disease expert in unique Parkinson’s Diagnostic Day Program, the first of its kind purposefully established to provide a sustained period of trained clinical evaluation to meet a need to more accurately diagnose patients with Parkinson’s Disease versus Parkinsonism or Parkinsonian Syndromes (e.g. Tardive Dyskinesia, encephalopathies). Participated as Lead Therapist, developed and applied appropriate assessment tools, participated in differential diagnosis/patient assessments, team meetings and overall clinic operation.
Clinical resource to staff therapists, successful with complex / intransigent case referrals.
Spearheaded the development and implementation of a study and protocol using electrical stimulation as an orthotic substitute for the treatment of the hemiplegic shoulder.
1984-1985: University Community Hospital , Tamarac Florida
Traveling therapist and interim department supervisor
Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician at New Britain EMS