Speakers

KEVIN KURTZ

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
BIOGRAPHY

Kevin graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree and the University of Delaware in 1991 with his Master’s in Physical Therapy. He has practiced in New York and New Jersey specializing in orthopedics, sports injuries, and post-operative care, as well as work injuries. He is a former wrestler, soccer player, and softball player. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing golf, volunteering his time assisting in coaching wrestling, refereeing NJ wrestling, and spending time with his 3 children and wife, Eileen. He began his career at Kessler Institute in West Orange, NJ and continued in sports-oriented orthopedic practices in New Jersey and Manhattan over the next 10 years. After moving to central New Jersey he was the Director of Rehabilitation for Ford Motor Company in Edison. Kevin then decided to open his own practice in Somerset, NJ in 2004. His treatment philosophy is exercise based to improve patient function with goal-oriented, measurable results.

CHERYL HOUSE

COMPLIANCE EXPERT
ABOUT CHERYL HOUSE:

Cheryl House is the president and partner of CCH Medical Consultants, a consulting and management firm, and the Compliance Auditor for Illinois CancerCare. She has been in consulting, management, and billing for more than 30 years. She serves on the Illinois Valley Community College as a Healthcare Instructor for their Medical Billing and Coding program, and is the author of several coding training manuals and has been the editor of several coding and computer newsletters.

She is a Registered Medical Coder (RMC) through The Medical Management Institute and a Certified Healthcare Instructor (CHI) through the National Healthcare Association. She is also certified through AAPC as a Certified Evaluation and Management Coder.

Compliance and audit prevention for your physical therapy private practice

KEVIN RAUSCH

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ABOUT KEVIN RAUSCH :

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Kevin has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 2003, Kevin began his professional career as a licensed physical therapist at a clinic in Newport Beach. There, he was blessed with many opportunities to care for high-level athletes from a variety of professional sports, including working with the USA Gymnastics Team and AVP Pro Tour. In March of 2006, he founded Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. Kevin takes great pride in the care of every single patient he gets the opportunity to treat. He enjoys finding the cause of ailments and injuries, whatever that may be, and using his expertise to offer relief and recovery.

NITIN CHHODA

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA:

Nitin Chodda PT, DPT, CSCS is a physical therapist licensed in NJ and NY and is the author of “Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy”, “The Truth About ICD-10” and “Electronic Health Records and Medical Billing Software Simplified – The Before, During and After Practice Workflow” (all available on Amazon.com). Nitin has written hundreds of articles on physical therapy marketing for IMPACT, ADVANCE and PT Magazine, and is on the editorial board of IMPACT and PERSPECTIVES magazine (both APTA publications). He has presented at the Private Practice Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, in addition to his talks at various conventions in the US, Canada and Asia.

Nitin has found his true calling in life – coaching, consulting and helping physical therapists to get more patients, increase revenue and achieve freedom and personal satisfaction as private practice owners.

In addition to being a PT and speaker, Nitin is the founder of the Referral Ignition training systems and the Private Practice Mastermind, a high-level think tank of the top earning physical therapists in the United States. Nitin’s systems and products are used by thousands of physical therapists and rehab professionals around the world to document patients, get paid, increase referrals, simplify and automate systems and increase revenue.

INFINITE PATIENT REFERRALS, SUCCESS AND MONEY MANAGEMENT

ELLEN STRUNK

COMPLIANCE EXPERT
ABOUT ELLEN STRUNK:

Rehab Resources & Consulting, Inc. is a company providing consulting services, training and audit/review services to providers in post‐acute care settings. The company is owned by Ellen Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA, CHC. Ms. Strunk specializes in helping clients understand the Medicare prospective payment systems for skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies, as well as the Medicare conditions of participation for rehab agencies and outpatient billing for all provider types. Her experience includes utilizing medical record reviews and data systems to help both inpatient and outpatient therapy providers meet regulatory guidelines and prepare for the shift to value-based care. She has worked with clients on a variety of Medicare/Medicaid payment and certification matters, including substantial overpayment assessments and facilitation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. Ms. Strunk lectures nationally on the topics of coding, billing and documentation to meet medical necessity and payer guidelines, value based-purchasing, incorporating clinical outcomes into practice, pharmacology in rehabilitation, and developing meaningful exercise programs.

ANTHONY ARVISO

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ABOUT ANTHONY ARVISO:

Anthony Arviso is the owner of Enchantment Physical Therapy in Gallup, NM. It is the first private practice to open in Gallup and the only clinic fully Navajo/Native American owned. Anthony and his staff have dedicated themselves to providing cutting edge physical therapy services to the underserved people in the community.

Late in 2015, Anthony’s private practice was on the brink of forever shuttering its doors due to the impact of a new large hospital. “I took an honest hard look at our company finally and became stressed out, anxious, and nearly depressed. I wanted to fix everything magically and /or close and run!”

Rather than give up, Anthony decided to fight back…to do everything in his power to keep the doors of his clinic open.

Today, Enchantment PT has become a successful, thriving clinic that no longer worries about the hospital (or competitors), whose revenues have consistently grown each month.

Anthony will share the exact strategies he used to keep his doors open and how you can implement similar ones in order to win the battle against the large healthcare groups in your area.

Learn the grassroots marketing strategies he used to go from only a few patients each day, to a schedule that is completely filled each day with patients, athletes, and gym members. Over the last few months, Anthony has had to hire four new staff members (whose schedules are also full), to keep up with all of the new patients.

HOWARD QUACKENBUSH

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ABOUT HOWARD QUACKENBUSH:

Dr. L. Howard Quackenbush II P.T., D.P.T., ATC, CSCS is the owner and director of Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine. He loves the rural area and has the opportunity to be closely involved with his patient’s both in the clinic and the community.

Howard was raised in Payson, Utah and is the oldest of 9 children. He attended Payson High School and later Brigham Young University. He originally thought Mechanical Engineering was his path in life until the first classes in this major when he quickly found this was not his peer group. Shortly after this, he suffered a knee injury and underwent surgery and rehabilitation prior to his LDS Mission to Venezuela.

Upon returning from Venezuela, he re-injured his knee and again underwent surgery and Physical Therapy and found that he was fascinated by the body’s ability to heal and regain function. His Physical Therapist was instrumental in guiding him forward into this career path.

He graduated from BYU in Athletic Training. While in this program, he was able to be the lead student trainer and the President of the Student Athletic Training Association for BYU and the District Association. He provided care for Division I Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track and Field. He successfully passed the National Athletic Training Examination on the first try and was awarded the Athletic Training Certification (ATC)

After BYU, he was accepted at Washington University School of Medicine’s Program in Physical Therapy for a Master’s Degree. During this education, Howard had opportunities to gain additional education in Sports Medicine with Professional Baseball and The National Hansen’s Disease Center in Carville, LA (Leprosy and Diabetes). He successfully completed this program and passed the exams and Licensure in 1994.

He began working for Intermountain Healthcare in Delta as a staff Physical Therapist in December 1994. Where he was able to grow and develop in the profession.

In 1996, Howard completed and passed the exams for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

In 1999, he had the opportunity to buy the clinical program from IHC and privatize the care. This was formalized and Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine PC was opened in 2000.

In 2002, Howard was invited to use his Physical Therapy and Athletic Training skills in the Salt Lake City Winter Games (Test Games and Olympics) by working with the Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating events.

During this time, Physical Therapy advanced to a Doctorate level profession. He knew he would practice for many more years and elected to go through a Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He graduated with his tDPT in August 2004.

Howard is married to his sweetheart Tonya Bunker and they have an active and growing family.

JOHN RUSIN

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ABOUT JOHN RUSIN:

Dr. John Rusin is one of the fitness and sports performance industry’s leading experts in the pain-free performance training model that blends the world of strength and conditioning with clinical movement based diagnostic medicine to provide the ultimate results based methods, programming and practice for an impressively diverse demographic of elite athletes and general fitness clients.

His innovative vision for the future of elite level sports performance physical therapy and injury prevention based training protocols are highlighted by the synergy of high-performance strength and hypertrophy programming with a cutting-edge, pain-free training methodologies, are revolutionizing the way his athletes and clients look, feel, function and perform.