Travel Time Town Hall Following Great ExSPECTations Presentation

 

 



 

Dear Colleagues,

Join us on November 17 to explore how emerging diagnostic tools like the SPECT scan are changing brain injury claims and legal outcomes, with guest speakers Anna Szczurko and Chris Collins from Siskinds.

Following the presentation, we will have a travel time town hall as we know this is a pressing matter for so many in the rehab community.

Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM

Non-Members: $50
Members: $25

Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here!

Can’t make it live at 1pm? Need to join late or leave early? 
Register anyway.  We will be sending the recording out to all registered attendees.

Talk soon,

Laurie Davis, Executive Director
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A welcoming, exploratory and informative discussion amongst peers using each of the NY Times 1619 podcast episodes as a springboard to discussion.

Next week, Nov 17 at 7PM, the group will be focused on Episode 2 – The Economy That Slavery Built.

New discussion members are welcome to join in weekly.  Sign up today!



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Have you heard what’s coming up?

 

 

November News & Events

 

Most of you have likely heard that there have been two recent LAT decisions supporting insurers’ denials of travel time. Two things for us to keep in mind as providers, though they are both very much in the ‘cold comfort’ category are…

 

Starting November 10th, and every Thursday at 7 PM finishing on December 8th, members of the Black Network will facilitate weekly discussions of each week’s assigned podcast episode.

 

Anna Szczurko and Chris Collins from Siskinds join us on November 17 to explore how emerging diagnostic tools like the SPECT scan are changing brain injury claims and legal outcomes.

Rehab Events Calendar

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The Foundations of Brain Injury for Health Care Providers is the affordable self-paced course designed specifically for health care and service professionals to enhance their knowledge of brain injury, enabling improved, customized and informed care.

Sincerely,
Laurie Davis, Executive Director

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LAT attacks on travel time leave providers spinning their wheels

 

 

Travel Time
   

Dear colleagues,

Most of you have likely heard that there have been two recent LAT decisions supporting insurers’ denials of travel time. Two things for us to keep in mind as providers, though they are both very much in the ‘cold comfort’ category are:

  • LAT decisions are case-specific. They do not make case law that influences other cases. Though such decisions may inspire further insurer denials of travel time they don’t make the success of each denial a certainty.
  • There is nothing in the SABS to prevent insurers for paying for travel time, or mileage for that matter. Some adjusters may pay for one or the other – and in very rare cases, both, when offered a compelling reason to do so. For instance, if it has been clearly established why the client requires in-home services and that there is no appropriate therapist/provider in closer proximity to the client, and the provider makes clear they are unable to absorb the cost of unpaid travel time then to deny travel is to deny service and might be seen as bad faith.

We are putting our heads together here at ORA Headquarters to develop further strategy. Stay tuned for developments and send your thoughts our way in the meantime.

Sincerely,
Laurie Davis, Executive Director

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ORA Events Showroom
Showcasing Rehab Sector Events on the Horizon

 

BIAPH is pleased to invite you once again to our annual Holiday Party! Join us to celebrate our amazing Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) community! Invite your friends, family, and colleagues, to join the party and to show your support. We are celebrating the many years of support, community and family we have built within our organization. All proceeds from this event are directed towards BIAPH’s Support Programs, which provide assistance to our brain injured survivors, their caregivers and families.





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Advocacy, Survey Results and New in the Rehab Community

 

 

Dear colleagues.

Did you miss our September 29 Virtual Discussion with Gord Harris about Protect Accounts and other potholes on our rehab provider road? If so, you may want to take a look at the slide deck key findings from our Rehab Sector Road Conditions Provider survey this last month.

We are creating a Protected Accounts problem-solving and resource-sharing task group.  If you are an ORA Member and would like to participate, please email – [email protected]   If you are not a member, but are interested in participating, join ORA today.

Navigating extended health/collateral benefits is another huge pothole and extra sticky type red tape. We are anxious to see the government follow up on its spring budget announcement. We’ve recently sent this letter to the Minister of Finance to encourage action.

We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Sincerely,
Laurie Davis, Executive Director

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Events Calendar

 

Our conference is a multi-track event featuring sessions that appeal to the many professionals working with individuals who have sustained a brain injury, as well as survivors and family members living with the effects of brain injury. Our aim is to provide you with opportunities to reflect on the advances that have benefited the lives of individuals living with a brain injury and to look towards the future direction of research, resources, clinical practice and personal journeys.

November 3rd & 4th, 2022 – CLICK TO LEARN MORE

 

Anna Szczurko and Chris Collins from Siskinds join us on November 17 to explore how emerging diagnostic tools like the SPECT scan are changing brain injury claims and legal outcomes.

Register Today – Open to members and non-members.

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Great ExSPECTations: Are emerging diagnostics changing brain injury claims?

 

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

Join us on November 17 to explore how emerging diagnostic tools like the SPECT scan are changing brain injury claims and legal outcomes, with guest speakers Anna Szczurko and Chris Collins from Siskinds.

View event flyer here

Date: November 17, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM

Non-Members: $50
Members: $25

Our membership options now include monthly subscription options for the most affordable access to our resources. Interested in joining? JOIN HERE.   

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Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Mary Grogan – speaking about reflective leadership / practice in healthcare.

Dwight Townsend – speaking about the Black Health Alliance & his work within this sector.

Itah Sadu – speaking about the cultural history and significance of the Bathurst and Bloor area.

Register for free today!

 

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Talk soon,

Laurie Davis, Executive Director
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October Update – Ontario Rehab Alliance

 

New & Upcoming at ORA



On October 27th, the ORA Black Network is hosting a virtual launch for their upcoming 5-week study series. All are welcome to hear keynote speakers:
  • Dr. Mary Grogan – speaking about reflective leadership / practice in healthcare.
  • Dwight Townsend – speaking about the Black Health Alliance and his work within this sector.
  • Itah Sadu – speaking about the cultural history and significance of the Bathurst and Bloor area, her bookstore and her book Blackhurst.
Registration for this event is free and open to all!   Participation in the 5 – week study series is not necessary for participation in this launch night.

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Join ORA, as we take a 5-week trip into 400 years of history discussing the NY Times 1619 podcast series.

Starting on November 10, 2022, the ORA Black Network will facilitate weekly discussions of each week’s assigned podcast episode.

It is highly recommended, but not required, to attend each week. However, participants will be expected to listen to the assigned podcast before joining that week’s discussion.

**This event has limited spots.  Save your spot today!**

Register for free here! 

Registration information coming soon. 

 

When you post on the ORA’s site, your event will be promoted to our members and our followers in a number of ways:

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  • Twice a month – new event listings will be promoted in an Eblast to approximately 1400+ subscribers, all of which are apart of the Ontario rehab provider community
  • We will post your event to our social media accounts, which include: LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter page, and our new Instagram page & stories (posting will remain for one year)

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ORA Black Network Presents – Now & Then

 

 



 

Dear Colleagues,

Join the ORA Black Network for its second, much awaited virtual study series. Following our OCT 27th  exciting live event launch we’ll take a 5-week trip into 400 years of history discussing the NY Times 1619 podcast series.

At our launch, you will meet Dwight Townsend, CEO of GoMedics, learn about inclusive leadership with Mary Grogan, and start our look into Black history, locally, through a presentation by Blackhurst author Itah Sadi.

In the weeks following, members of the Black Network will facilitate weekly discussions of each week’s assigned episode.  Spots are limited to allow for greater group participation in the discussions.

It is highly recommended, but not required, to attend each week. However, participants will be expected to listen to the assigned podcast before joining that week’s discussion.

These events are free to attend.  Attendance at the launch on October 27th is not dependent upon participation in the 5 week-study.

Please feel free to spread the word.

We hope to see you there.

Learn More and Register

Talk soon,

Laurie Davis, Executive Director
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Protected Accounts and Rehab Community Calendar

 

 



 

Dear ORA members and colleagues,

Don’t you just hate finding out too late about an event that you would have gone to? Or trying to plan an event without knowing what else might be planned for the same day?

ORA to the rescue! 

Like many other organizations in this sector we’ve long wished there was a one-stop-browsing option for events. It is so frustrating to plan and promote an event only to discover that it competes and conflicts with others angling for the same audience. We got tired of hearing ourselves complain about this so we decided to take action!

While there’s sadly little we can do to end conflict around the world we can at least help to minimize calendar conflicts. Visit the Showroom to expand your knowledge of what is available and expand your audience reach as an organizer.

Hoping to see you in the Showroom sometime soon!

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ORA September Events

 

If you are an ORA Member or an ORA Supporter,
don’t forget to use your discount code. 

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Laurie Davis, Executive Director
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Implicit Bias In Healthcare: Inciteful Black Network Video

 

 

Implicit Bias in Healthcare: Inciteful Black Network Video
   

Dear colleagues,

ORA Black Network members Tania Harris and Nakema Walker delivered a compelling and instructive presentation at the recent Brain Injury Canada conference on Recognizing, Challenging & Interrupting Implicit Bias in Healthcare.

Take 30 minutes – soon – and watch this. It combines the telling of three true (and shocking) Canadian healthcare stories with helpful insights and “how-tos” for enhancing our awareness and improving our behaviours as clinicians, managers and citizens.

We’ve posted it on the Black Network’s page of our website so that it’s publicly available so that you can share it widely with colleagues, family and friends.

A huge shout-out of thanks to Nakema and Tania and other members of the Black Network for all their work helping us all to work better.

With thanks,

Sincerely,
Laurie Davis, Executive Director

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Half Way Through

 

 

Dear colleagues,

What a busy month – and only half way through! With all that’s been going on I thought I’d circle back and follow up on some previous emails to ensure you are up to date on events and announcements. 

It was lovely to see those of you who were at the PIA & OBIA Back-to-School conference last Thursday. It was terrific to be able to see one another in person.  I was delighted to be asked to present on the perennially-fascinating topic of Getting Paid along with Colleen MacDonald from Oatley Vigmond and Nick Gurevich from FunctionAbility.

What else is new? 

Rehab Sector Health-Check Survey
Closing on September 20th 

If you run a rehab practice in the MVA sector and haven’t yet completed the survey please take a few minutes to share your experience and voice your concerns around important issues, such as Protected Accounts, Revenues, Rates, Retention, and Recruitment. 

Rehab Road Conditions & Protected Accounts Live Virtual Discussion
September 29th Event at 1pm 

Join us for a live discussion of our survey results, along with Gordon Harris of Harris Law who will be presenting on Protected Accounts. 

NEW – The ORA Events Calendar 

Do you have an upcoming event? We encourage you to promote your events on our Rehab Sector Calendar. 

You can access all of the above via our website – https://www.ontariorehaballiance.com/events/

If you have any questions, require support, or interested in membership, please contact us at [email protected]

Sincerely,

Laurie Davis, Executive Director
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