2004 PPS Annual Conference & Exposition (description)

"Best Practice: The Pinnacle of Excellence"

Category:Physical Therapy
Address:The Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America
Event dates:11/3/2004 - 11/6/2004 (This event has already taken place)
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Topics to be Covered:

  • Direct Access
  • Ownership Autonomous Practice
  • Coding & Reimbursement
  • Marketing
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Offering type:Conference
Specialty:Physical Therapy
Event frequency:Every Year
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Target audience:Physical Therapists
Other target audiences:Practice Administrators
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Currency:US Dollars
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Physical therapists and administrators in private practice will gain valuable information to successfully grow and manage their practices for peak performance.


Wednesday, November 3
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshop -
Business Plans: A Strategic Tool for
Practice Management
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Conference Registration Open
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Open Discussion Forums

Thursday, November 4
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast
7:30 am – 8:30 am Administrators Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:45 am Opening General Session
• State of the Section Address
Stephen F. Anderson, PT, PPS President
• Presentation of the 2004 Robert E. Dicus
and Section Awards
• Opening Keynote Address
Peter Vidmar
ROV – The Keys to a Perfect 10
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Educational Sessions
• Integrating Direct Access into Your Practice
• Leadership: Become a Leader People Want
to Follow
• Fiscal Management
• Protecting Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy
• In-House Marketing 101
12:30 pm – 6:00 pm Conversation Cafι Open
12:30 pm – 6:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Administrators’ Lunch and
Business Meeting
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Educational Sessions
• Preparing for Direct Access I – Medical Screening
• Using Research to Promote Your
Practice: Marketing
• Evidence Based Interventions
• Human Resources for Advanced Office Settings
• Development of Autonomous Practice in Medicine
• Effective Communication with the Payer:
Advice from the Inside
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Reception in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Open Discussion Forums

Friday, November 5
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Conference Registration Open
7:30 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 am – 10:00 am PPS General Business Meeting and Government Affairs Forum
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Conversation Cafι Open
10:30 am – 12:00 noon Educational Sessions
• Preparing for Direct Access II – Imaging
• Transferring Ownership and Exit Strategies
• Building Your Staff Team – Human
Resource Fundamentals
• Benchmarking to Improve Your Practice
• An Understanding of Current Medicare
Compliance Issues in Physical Therapy
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Candidates’ Luncheon
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Dessert & Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 2004 Elections – Voting Open
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Educational Sessions
• Preparing for Direct Access III –
• A Smart Plan for Evaluating Electronic
Medical Records
• POPTS: History and Current Initiatives
• Are Your Front Lines Costing You Money?
• Wellness in the Workplace – Hosted by the Colorado Chapter, APTA
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Friday Night Social Event

Saturday, November 6
7:00 am – 12:00 noon Conference Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:30 am Educational Sessions
• Risk Management
• Increasing Referrals, Satisfaction and
Profitability Through a Progressive
Rehab Program
• What Every PT Should Know about the
Business of Private Practice – Shaping the Future of Our Profession
• Coding and Reimbursement Update
• Evidence-based Approach to Functional
Assessment and Exercise for Older Adults
– Hosted by the Colorado Chapter, APTA
10:45 am – 12:00 noon Closing General Session and
• 2004 Election Results
• Closing Address
Brad Cooper, MBA, MSPT
The Powerful Mental Posture
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm Post-Conference Workshop
Advanced Marketing

Registration Fee Details:

Onsite Registration Fees (does not include pre- or post-conference workshop fees)

PT, PPS Member $860
PT, APTA Non-PPS Member $1200
PT, Non-APTA Member $1375
Subscriber Administrator $775
Practice Administrator of PPS Member $860
Practice Administrator of non-member $1200
Exhibit Hall Only $300
Spouse/Guest $550

Other items that tuition includes:

Travel and hotel arrangements:

The Broadmoor 1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906 800-634-7711 Rate: $185.00 Single/Double plus tax Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel 2886 S. Circle Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-576-5900 Rate: $109.00 plus tax Doubletree Hotel Colorado Springs 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-576-8900  
Contact Person:Joanne Dunne
TitleExecutive Director
Organizer Address 111654 Plaza America Dr., #529
Organizer CityReston
Organizer State: (US)Virginia
Organizer State/Province: (Outside US)
Organizer CountryData not provided
Organizer Fax240/632-1048
Structural makeupNon-Profit
Event Site/VenueThe Broadmoor Hotel
Event sold out?No
Multiple locations or dates?No
Peripherally organized activities:Friday Night Social Event
Statistics available for most recent event held in:NA
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Target BoundariesNational
Refund Policy:All cancellation requests must be made in writing. A 10% handling fee will be assessed for cancellation requests postmarked prior to July 31, 2004. A 25% handling fee will be assessed for cancellation requests postmarked between August 1 and October 1, 2004. There will be no refunds for failure to attend or cancellations postmarked after October 2, 2004.
Is Registration contact information the same as Organizer Contact above?No
Registration Contact: PPS 2004 Conference Registration
Registration E-Mail:
Registration Phone:
Registration Fax: 240/632-1048
Web Page
Can one register for your CE on your web site?Yes
Can registration be made by snail (regular) mail?Yes
Online housing reservations: 
Do you have additional written or AV materials for sale?No
If so, are they available for non-attendees as well as those attending?NA
Is full tuition necessary to ensure registration?Yes
Will there be shuttle service available?Yes

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