Therapy Resource Education and Programs
Ensign Services, Inc.
Deb Bielek, MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and serves as the Therapy Education and Programs Resource with Ensign Services, Inc. She has spent most of her career in the post-acute industry, working in various roles as both a clinician and leader. Deb provides program development and education support to greater than 200 post-acute care facilities throughout her organization. In addition to leading education and development, she also serves as a regulatory liaison, representing her organization and providing expertise to various industry panels, clinical and technical work groups and councils throughout the post-acute care industry. She is currently a member of the Therapy Policy Advisory Group and the Reimbursement Committee of the American Health Care Association. She is also a member of the Clinical Focus Workgroup for Optima Healthcare Solutions. One of her areas of specialty is helping teams develop models of care that meet the needs of their individual healthcare communities through the delivery of well-coordinated, patient-centered, outcomes-based care. Deb facilitates discussion and learning with therapy, nursing and operations teams throughout her organization and other industry providers on topics of post-acute regulatory change and implementation strategy, functional outcomes with focus on the shift to value-based payment, and clinical programming to support innovative healthcare models such as managed care, BPCI, and ACO’s. Recent speaking engagements include: Co-Presenter at the Regional Multi-facility Council Meeting for American Health Care Association; Co-Presenter of the Comparison of RUGIV and RCS1 American Health Care Association; IMPACT Act Leads Change May 2018; Santa Rosa, CA CEU Event July 2018 Presenter "Making the Shift from Volume to Value"; Co-Presenter at AHCA Convention Fall 2018 "PDPM Intensive"; Co-Presenter NASL/AHCA Fall 2018 Rehab Symposium "Management of Cardiac Conditions"
Sunday, October 13
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM