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Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC

Ellen R. Strunk Instructor Bio:
Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC, has worked in various roles and settings as both a clinician and manager/director: hospital, transitional care, Director of Rehab for a hospital home health agency, Clinical Consultant, Director of a HH staffing division, and Director of Governmental Affairs for a company providing rehab services in long-term care, home health, and outpatient settings. Presently, Ellen is the owner of Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc., a company providing continuing education and consulting services for post-acute care settings. For the past seven years, she has specialized in helping clients understand and navigate the CMS regulations for post-acute care settings, as well as how to prepare for the transition to a value-based system. Ellen is passionate about delivering medically necessary therapy services in these settings and lectures nationally on the topics of pharmacology for rehabilitation professionals, exercise and wellness for older adults, the importance of functional outcomes, and coding/billing/documentation for therapy services.

Ellen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where she has served on a Payment Policy Strategy Committee advising the APTA Board of Directors on payment policy in all settings. She is a member of the APTA Section on Geriatrics, the APTA Home Health Section, and the APTA Health Policy & Administration Sections. She serves on a state level as the President of the Alabama Physical Therapy Association and as its Practice & Reimbursement Chair. She is a member of the American Health Care Association, where over the last three years she has been a part of a therapy workgroup to develop a national quality measure for rehabilitation.

Ellen R. Strunk's Continuing Education Courses

Measuring and Improving Outcomes in Post-Acute Care

Measuring and Improving Outcomes in Post-Acute Care

This course examines the current state of rehabilitation outcomes measurement in post-acute care (PAC) settings: inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, long term acute care and home health care. Patients cared for in these… Read Morearrow_right

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How Strong is Your Patient's Exercise Program? Part 1

How Strong is Your Patient's Exercise Program? Part 1

Are you still using manual muscle testing as the only measure of muscle performance for your older adult patients? Are you still using endurance and number of minutes as the only measure of aerobic capacity for your older adult patients?… Read Morearrow_right

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How Strong is Your Patient's Exercise Program? Part 2

How Strong is Your Patient's Exercise Program? Part 2

Are you still using manual muscle testing as the only measure of muscle performance for your older adult patients? Are you still using endurance and number of minutes as the only measure of aerobic capacity for your older adult patients?… Read Morearrow_right

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CJR Initiative: It's Here! Are you Ready? (Recorded Webinar)

CJR Initiative: It's Here! Are you Ready? (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. This webinar is… Read Morearrow_right

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A Closer Look at Section GG for the Long Term Care Hospitals

A Closer Look at Section GG for the Long Term Care Hospitals

If you currently practice (or plan to) in a Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH), then you must prepare for Section GG. The Improving Post-Acute-Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) of 2014 requires the standardization of patient assessment data… Read Morearrow_right

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Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence

Georgia Ethics and Jurisprudence

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have always faced numerous obligations to maintain compliance with federal and commercial healthcare programs. The array of requirements seems burdensome in comparison with other providers.… Read Morearrow_right

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Ethics in Practice: Resources for PTs and PTAs

Ethics in Practice: Resources for PTs and PTAs

Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. To be ethical is not the same as following the law. The law often incorporates ethical standards… Read Morearrow_right

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Professionalism in Practice: Examining Common Ethical Challenges

Professionalism in Practice: Examining Common Ethical Challenges

Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. To be ethical is not the same as following the law. The law often incorporates ethical standards… Read Morearrow_right

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A New Look at Section GG for the Skilled Nursing Facility: 2018 Update

A New Look at Section GG for the Skilled Nursing Facility: 2018 Update

If you currently practice (or plan to practice) in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), then you must prepare for Section GG. The Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) of 2014 requires the standardization of patient assessment… Read Morearrow_right

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A New Look at Section GG for the Home Health Agency: 2018 Update

A New Look at Section GG for the Home Health Agency: 2018 Update

If you currently practice (or plan to practice) in a Home Health Agency (HHA), then you must prepare for Section GG. The Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) of 2014 requires the standardization of patient assessment data… Read Morearrow_right

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A New Look at Section GG for the Inpatient Rehab Facility: 2018 Update

A New Look at Section GG for the Inpatient Rehab Facility: 2018 Update

If you currently practice (or plan to practice) in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), then you must prepare for Section GG. The Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT) of 2014 requires the standardization of patient… Read Morearrow_right

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The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): What Does It Mean for Skilled Nursing Facilities? (Recorded Webinar)

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): What Does It Mean for Skilled Nursing Facilities? (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. On July 31, 2018, the… Read Morearrow_right

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Preparing for Standardized Functional Outcomes in Home Health (Recorded Webinar)

Preparing for Standardized Functional Outcomes in Home Health (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. If you currently practice… Read Morearrow_right

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The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): Strategies for Implementation & Keys to Success (Recorded Webinar)

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM): Strategies for Implementation & Keys to Success (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. On July 31, 2018, the… Read Morearrow_right

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The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): 131 Days to Implementation – Are You Ready? (Recorded Webinar)

The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): 131 Days to Implementation – Are You Ready? (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. In less than six months,… Read Morearrow_right

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