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Professional Education Newsletter

March 2013

Be a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist

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Get the field's only stroke certification for occupational and physical therapists. The Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS) certification consists of a rigorous series of four live seminars offered regionally, followed by an online certification examination.

Successful participants can list the CSRS designation after their other professional credentials.

Seminars are currently scheduled in Salem, N.H., and Seattle, Wash. For more information, visit www.stroke.org/csrs.

Controversies Webinar Series Now On Demand

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Did you miss the Controversies in Stroke Care: Acute Interventions webinar on Feb. 28? View the program now. Don’t miss the faculty’s lively discussion on interventional treatment options and hear their opinions of the studies released at the 2013 International Stroke Conference.

This complimentary 60-minute program is accredited for AMA Category 1 credits and ANCC credits.

Supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, Inc. and supported by Penumbra, Inc.

Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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Eleven of the nation’s 26 advanced comprehensive stroke centers are Stroke Center Network members.

Congratulations to:

  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.
  • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sparrow Health, Lansing, Mich.
  • Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
  • Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colo.
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

The Comprehensive Stroke Center webinar series is now available for viewing. Three webinars cover topics on the CSC guidelines, best practices in acute care and insight from a newly accredited hospital.

This program is sponsored by an educational grant from Stryker.

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This month, team up against stroke with LuckyVitamin.com and National Stroke Association—one penny at a time. Find out how.


Medicare Expands Coverage

Medicare must now cover skilled nursing and therapy services under the settlement agreement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. Coverage will no longer be denied if your patient has plateaued. Coverage applies in all settings and is retroactive, applying to claims filed after Jan. 18, 2011. Read more.



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