Ms. Tammy Richmond

Ultimate Rehab, LLC

4265 Marina City Dr #909
Marina Del City CA, 90292

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A 20 year background in research, development, management, operations and clinical services. A prolific researcher, writer, speaker, and clinician in rehabilitation, health care operations, occupational therapy
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Stroke Association of Southern California Stroke Recovery Program Santa Monica, California 2004 to Present Program Manager/Clinician Providing a comprehensive post-rehabilitation community based program for stroke survivors and caregivers including both group and individual sessions. Content of program offers physical, occupational, and psychosocial services for the purposes of maximizing recovery and providing education, health and wellness and counseling and social support. Job responsibilities include hiring staff, supervising volunteers, administrative duties, fund raising, grant writing assistance, evidence based practice research and objectives, providing hands on functional and cognitive training and educational sessions. Ultimate Rehab, LLC Pacific Palisades, California 1998 to Present Chief Operating Officer Managing Member, Partner Consultant Owner and shared responsibility for a health care practice management and consulting company that operates in all 50 states. Clients include physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, corporations, long term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health services, hospitals, health care clinics, alternative medicine clinics, and private practices of various health care practitioners. The company consults in the main categories of health care operations/implementation, start up, retrofit operations, management, corporate compliance, practice analysis, practice valuations, staff development, reimbursement and financial management, program development and marketing. Author of book titled, Business Fundamentals for the Rehab Professional, SLACK, Inc. 2004 and other related products. Hands 4 Health Marina Del Rey, California 1985 to Present Owner, Private Practice Provides services in Occupational Therapy, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, post-rehabilitation programs, fitness and senior wellness services, community wellness programs, rehabilitation consulting. Specialty areas include: 1) community based programs and services in such populations as CVA, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Osteoporosis and including senior care management, wellness, balance training, fall prevention, home modification and safety, community reintegration, exercise and health, return to work and life planning and 2) post trauma upper extremity/shoulder quadrant injuries, neck and back injuries, sports medicine orthopedic injuries, . High profile clients include NFL teams, NBA teams, 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, Track and Field Championships, various Hollywood/film industry and entertainment personalities. University of California Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles, California 1985 to 1993 Senior Occupational Therapist Exercise physiologist Senior Occupational Therapist and Sports Medicine exercise physiologist that provided services in acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, specialty medical clinics, sports medicine rehabilitation. Populations served included: gerontology, orthopedics, trauma/ICU, neurology, neurosurgery, sports medicine, and general medicine. Developed rehabilitation programs, Occupational Therapy programs and services for various populations, supervised occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, and other ancillary staffing. Participated in departmental operations, integration and coordination of services and programs. Other activities included marketing and consulting. University of Southern California Los Angeles, California 2006 Adjunct Professor in Administration/Management Guest lecturer to the Occupational Therapy department; master and doctorate level classes/students in areas of entrepreneurship, administration and management, health care operations, legal and small business operations, financials, reimbursement, and billing, human resources, post-rehabilitation, wellness, chronic management of diseases and condition. Mount Saint Marys College Los Angeles, California 2002 to Present Guest lecturer Guest lecturer to the Physical Therapy department; master level students in areas of entrepreneurship, administration and management, post-rehabilitation and wellness. Occupational Therapy Association of California 2000 to Present Board of Director Committee member Lecturer Member of professional organization serving in various capacities including a term on the Board of Directors, presenting on the Third Party Reimbursement Committee, Workers Compensation Task Force, Government Affairs, and Education liaison. Present workshops and lectures annually at the state conference. American Occupational Therapy Association 1985 to Present Member Private Practice Coordinator Lecturer Member of professional organization serving in role of Private Practice Subsection Coordinator/Administration and Management Special Interest Section. Present institutions, workshops and short presentations on numerous topics ranging from clinical services to administration and management. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/ELECTED POSTIONS/AWARDS South Bay Chapter Director, Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) 2003-Present Board of Directors, OTAC 2003-2005 Government Affairs Liaison, South Bay Chapter, OTAC 2003-Present Third Party Reimbursement Committee, OTAC 2003-Present Education Liaison, South Bay Chapter, OTAC 2001 - Present AMSIS Private Practice Subsection Coordinator, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2003-Present Member of AOTA Member of OTAC Past Member of the American College of Sports Medicine Service Award, UCLA 1990 EDUCATION University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy California State University, Northridge Northridge, California Master studies/classes in Exercise Physiology University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Masters of Science, Physiological Sciences CERTIFICATIONS Certified Infant Massage Instructor Certification in Medical Billing and Claims Administration CPR/ AED Instructor, American Heart Association Advanced Certification in Physical Agent Modalties PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES HIGHLIGHTED Level One Student Fieldwork Educator Contract speaker for California Education Connection, Lecture for numerous local and state community organizations, associations and agencies, Lecture for various student groups. Speaker for the Occupational Therapy Association of California and American Occupational Therapy Association: Annual Conference OTAC 2001; "Marketing your Practice on a Tight Budget" Annual Conference OTAC 2002; "Negotiating Contracts to Various Payers, Professionals, and Consumers" Annual Conference OTAC 2003; "Protect your OT Practice and Career from Lawsuits" Annual Conference OTAC 2004: "Billing and Reimbursement Fundamentals; Understanding Current Methodologies" Annual Conference AOTA 2002; "Starting or Building Your Own Private Practice" Annual Conference AOTA 2003: "Protect Your Practice from Lawsuits" Annual Conference AOTA 2003: "ABCs of Private Practice and Exploring Resource Options" Annual Conference AOTA 2004: "6 Components to a Successful Private Practice" Annual Conference AOTA 2004: " The ABCs of Administration for the New Administrator or Seasoned Professional" Annual Conference AOTA 2004: "SIS Roundtable Consultations; Basic Tools for Private Practice" Arizona State Conference 2004: Start Up Health Care Business Basics: 15 Steps to Success Annual Conference OTAC 2004: Billing and Reimbursement Fundamentals: Understanding Current Methodologies. Annual Conference AOTA 2005: Business Fundamentals for the Rehabilitation Professional Annual Conference AOTA 2005: Becoming a Medical Part B Provider. Annual Conference AOTA 2005: How to Design and Implement a Stroke Recovery Wellness Program. Annual Conference AOTA 2005: Billing and Reimbursement Fundamentals-Trends and Strategies. Annual Conference AOTA 2005: California Workers Comp Update Annual Conference AOTA 2005: Legal and Ethical Issues in Employee Management PUBLICATIONS "Legislative Briefs, Administrative Tools, Financial/Accounting Briefs, Legal Briefs, Sales/Marketing Briefs, Technology Talk, and Human Resources Briefs", Quarterly Online articles at; 1999-2002 Interviewed for: "Choosing Partners in Private Practice", Meghan Gourley, OT Practice; Vol. 6, Issue 9; May 5, 2001, Pp 17-19. "Incorporating The Alternative; Choosing and Implementing the best Integrative and Complementary Medicine treatments into you Practice." Co-Author with Dave Powers, MS MBA PT; Rehab Management; June/July 2001. P 26-29. The Occupational Therapy Manager, 4th Edition; Chapter 7: Marketing, AOTA Press 2002 Interviewed for: "Protect your Practice from Lawsuits"; HCPRO Briefings on Outpatient Rehab; Reimbursement and Regulations, Vol. 8, No. 9, September 2003. Business Fundamentals for the Rehabilitation Professional, SLACK, Inc. Publishing 2004. Becoming An Entrepreneur, Administration and Management SIS Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2005 REFERENCES Dave Powers, MA PT, Ultimate Rehab, LLC 310-454-4678 Keith A. Weaver, K and R Law Group, 213-533- 8531
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