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The brain injury quarterly meetings with the Community HealthChoices (CHC) Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) will continue to be held in 2024. The meetings will be held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm via webcast on the following dates:

  • January 11, 2024
  • April 25, 2024
  • July 18, 2024
  • October 10, 2024

Each CHC-MCO will be allocated a specific timeframe for their portion of the meeting. Meeting announcements, registration, and the link to participate in the calls will be sent to members prior to each call. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Dehoff.

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The Complex Care Certificate is a comprehensive introduction to the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide complex care, including client engagement, care planning, trauma-informed care, and team-based practice. The Complex Care Certificate consists of nine self-paced, online courses that teach frontline health and social care staff how to build relationships to best support people with complex health and social needs. This new certificate is a first of its kind and provides comprehensive, high-quality education on a range of topics related to working with clients with complex health and social needs. The Camden Coalition has designed the program to be taken by teams and include a host of team activities. 13 CEUs are available upon completion.


  • Complex care teams in heatlh care, social services, or other settings;
  • Frontline staff who are new to this work or are looking for a fresh perspective;
  • Anyone who works with people with complex health and social needs; and
  • Students who want to go into complex care or learn more about it.

Use the links below for more information:

The meeting documents from the November 1, 2023, Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) Subcommittee meeting are now available. The documents include the transcript and PowerPoint presentations. You can view the full list below:

The next MLTSS Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for December 6, 2023, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the PA Department of Education’s Honors Suite at 333 Market St. in Harrisburg, PA. The option to participate via webinar is also an option. To participate in the meeting via webinar, please visit the webinar registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Monday, December 4, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT;
10:00 am – 11:00 am MST; 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

IPRC is pleased to once again host Shari Wade, PhD, and Devi Miron Murphy, PhD, to discuss practical applications of a trauma-informed approach to pediatric rehabilitation delivery. By member request, this webinar will expand on the content delivered in their previous webinar, Trauma Informed Care in Pediatric Settings, which was held on October 4, 2022.

Speaker Bios:

Shari L. Wade, PhD

Dr. Shari Wade is a tenured professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Director of Research in the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is a highly experienced rehabilitation psychologist who has conducted federally-funded research examining outcomes of traumatic brain injury and factors that influence outcomes since 1991. This research has been widely cited (h-index = 65 and i10-index = 189) and shaped how the field understands the role of social environmental factors on recovery and the effects of TBI on child and family functioning over time. For the past 20+ years, she has conducted single site and multicenter randomized clinical trials of interventions to reduce morbidity following pediatric TBI, including some of the first Class 1 clinical trials. She pioneered the development and testing of technology-based interventions to reduce behavioral and family consequences of pediatric TBI, beginning with an R21 award from NICHD in 2001. She is currently conducting a multi-site RCT examining the efficacy of a brief, online intervention to reduce post-traumatic stress following medical trauma.

Devi Miron Murphy, PhD

Dr. Devi Miron Murphy is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Training, Clinical Psychology at the Tulane School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy’s clinical interests are psychotherapy and psychological assessment with youth and families. Specifically, her clinical activities include the assessment and treatment of young children and their families who have experienced trauma, such as abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence, and medical injuries. She is also interested in the evaluation and treatment of attachment disruptions. Dr. Murphy’s research interests include investigating long-term social, emotional, and cognitive outcomes in children who have had traumatic experiences and promoting sensitive caregiving for young children in foster care. Through her research and training endeavors, Dr. Murphy contributes to the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for traumatized youth.

Objectives: At the end of this session, the learner will:

  • Identify one or more tools to screen for PTSS;
  • List two strategies for working with children with PTSS during their rehabilitation stay;
  • Describe one approach for supporting families experiencing PTSS; and
  • Discuss how to manage vicarious trauma and identify one strategy for self-care.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all interested members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEs are provided for this course.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is finalizing policies to support primary care, advance health equity, assist family caregivers, and expand access to behavioral and certain oral health care. These policies are included in the calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. The regulations will be effective January 1, 2024.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for IPRC’s exciting 2024 educational webinar series!
Complimentary registration for all IPRC webinars is a benefit of your RCPA/IPRC Membership.

  • Thursday, January 18, 10:30 am – 11:30 am EST
    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Complex Craniofacial Diagnosis
  • Thursday, February 1, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
    Access to Care: Therapeutic Strategies to Support Autistic Individuals in Medical Settings
  • Monday, March 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
    Preventing Secondary Trauma & Practical Self Care for Rehabilitation Providers
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
    EBP Part 1: Strategies to Critically Evaluate Research & Literature
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
    EBP Part 2: Applying Evidence into Clinical Practice
  • Thursday, May 30, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
    Treating Post-Covid Conditions in Children: What We’ve Learned in the Past 4 Years
  • Wednesday, June 5, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
    Treating Facial Movement Disorders
  • Tuesday, August 6, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
    The Role of the Pediatric Rehab Professional Along the Cancer Care Continuum
  • Thursday, September 5, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
    Using Music for Assessment and Care of Children and Young People With Disorders of Consciousness
  • Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
    Mobilization of the Pediatric Ventilated Patient

All webinars are recorded and archived on the IPRC website. For more information or assistance with access, contact Cindi Hobbes, IPRC Director.