Elissa J. Charbonneau, DO, MS
Chief Medical Officer
Encompass Health Corp.

Tedra Cleveland, BS, MBA, MSHA
National Director, Medical Services
Encompass Health

Bud Langham, PT, MBA
Chief Clinical Officer
Encompass Health

Kristi Wimberly, PT, DPT
Director of Care Transitions
Encompass Health




An Interdiscplinary Approach to Postacute Care IC19


DAY Friday 12 April 2019

TIME 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

FORMAT 4-hours instructional course, Workgroup

ROOM LOCATION  to be determined

TOPIC AREAS Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development), Quality Improvement and Implementation Science, Cross-Cutting

CAREER LEVEL  Intermediate



Physicians, Case Managers, Administrators, Therapists who work in postacute care settings


Course Description

Managing costs and delivery of the safest and most appropriate care throughout the continuum of the patient’s experience is essential in order to provide the highest quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner.  We will discuss various evidence-informed risk assessment tools to best evaluate patients for the most appropriate postacute setting and discuss our continuum of care pathway. Encompass Health Corp. currently owns 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and is the fourth largest provider of home health and hospice services.  We will present our streamlined approach to evaluating and delivering postacute care to patients across the continuum, with the ultimate goal of allowing patients to achieve maximum functional improvements with the lowest risk of readmission to the acute care hospital.



Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. The attendee will be able to name and utilize two risk assessment tools to evaluate patients for appropriate post-acute placement.
  2. The attendee will be able to define the roles of the care navigator and care transition coordinator and discuss how they would implement in their setting.
  3. The attendee will be able to identify three examples of clinical collaboration to avoid rehospitalization during the episode of care.
  4. The attendee will understand the role of predictive analytics in evaluating risk of readmission.

CME/CEUS 4 Hours

ACRM Training Institute registration includes CME/CEUs for the following disciplines:

  • Case Managers (CCMC)
  • Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
  • Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Nurses (ANCC)
  • Occupational Therapists (AOTA)
  • Physical Therapists (FSBPT-24 states)
  • Physicians (ACCME-CME)
  • Psychologists (APA Division 22)
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Speech Therapists (ASHA)


4 hours of live instruction, continuing education credit processing, access to presentation slides (if provided by presenters), NON-ACRM members receive introductory 6- month membership.



Early Bird rate $49 for members and $99 for non-members      and that includes CME / CEU processing. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early      before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Limited space available


The secret sauce for your career


Discounted for ACRM members, the ACRM Spring Meeting offers instructional courses with continuing education credits in your choice of up to 11 disciplines.

Jump in, get involved, meet and work with ACRM members face-to-face in a casual setting. This event is all about getting research into practice in a supercharged atmosphere and a friendly, collaborative, and inspiring environment.


28+ instructional courses. Scroll + see the agenda…

The ACRM Spring Meeting is a venue for face-to-face collaborating of many interdisciplinary ACRM community groups and committees — the heart of ACRM. Come find your tribe and become a member of the vibrant ACRM community.


Ridiculously inexpensive? Yep. That’s because we believe in getting the research to practice ASAP. And we think that having a low-cost to attend is a good way to do that.

Early Bird rates are as low as $49 for members and $99 for non-members — and that includes CME / CEU processing. Are you kidding me?!? Nope. See the rate tables here.

We encourage you to register early — before tickets are gone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


You’re our people

ACRM attendees are all kinds of rehabilitation professionals — from researchers to clinicians (including
doctors, nurses, PT assistants, hospital administrators to name just a few) to consumers, family, caregivers, and
more. Everyone is invited and warmly welcomed at ACRM.

They span a wide spectrum of experience from students to well-seasoned pros and hail from the largest
rehabilitation institutions and universities to one-person solopreneurs.
Attendees at previous ACRM events include designers, art directors, and production staff from hundreds of
institutions, companies, and universities from all around the world, including:



This place is beautiful. The Hilton Chicago is the optimum headquarters with superb onsite amenities + easy access to the best of Chicago.

  • SAVE TIME — staying right in the ACTION the ultimate venue for efficient collaboration
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  • CONVENIENCE — you are only an elevator ride away from courses and meeting and located right on the famed Michigan avenue — smack in the middle of city hotspots — Grant Park, museums, Navy Pier, and more
  • HEALTH CLUB — on the 8th floor, it’s the largest hotel gym in Chicago with indoor pool and hot tub an indoor running track, strength training and cardio equipment, Synergy 360, and sundeck with views of the Chicago skyline.
  • HHONORS Club — join the Hilton Honors through the ACRM Fast Track to GOLD program and get EXTRA points and all the cool member benefits including digital check-in.
  • Get the HHONORS APP — TIP: It’s really VERY handy

BOOK NOW to enjoy the SAVINGS and CONVENIENCE of staying on-site at the headquarters hotel.

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with Booking Code: ACR to ensure the lowest rates
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Space is limited. So lock in your seat and REGISTER TODAY >>