Insurance Oversight On Roids

Fourteen years ago I made the executive decision to specialize in geriatrics. This decision wasn’t made lightly. I considered not only the patient population, but also the business side of things. For example, that population would have huge growth requiring access to care. These individuals also deserved to have access to care to professionals who specialized and understood their…

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Erasing Barriers to Movement

When you are thinking of ways to grow your business or a new program or type of therapy you offer, what do you consider? Brochures, flyers, marketing visits to referral sources, free screens, etc. probably top the list. Have you thought about eliminating barriers to therapy, though? I’m sure you have thought of that at least somewhat; that is…

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Are You on an Information Lean Diet?

Facebook.  Twitter.  Fox News.  BuzzFeed.  Huffington Post.  NY Times.  SnapChat.  PTJ.  There is no shortage of information being thrown before our eyes these days.  We are inundated with information “noise” through a plethora of vehicles such as our smart phones, our computers, or just chit-chat with our friends and co-workers.  It has been reported that 62% of US…

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Long Live Quality Data Analysis

By now, you know that CMS has officially discontinued PQRS for 2017—and, because PTs, OTs, and SLPs aren’t eligible to participate in MIPS (PQRS’s more comprehensive replacement program) until 2019, rehab therapists aren’t required to complete this type of quality data reporting for at least the next two years. For many providers, this has been cause…

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What to Do About the New PT and OT Eval Codes

For the last decade or so, healthcare providers—including rehab therapists—have faced a seemingly endless supply of new rules, regulations, and requirements. And many of these initiatives (including PQRS, FLR, and ICD-10) have directly—and negatively—impacted our payments and/or our time, both of which can have serious ramifications for our bottom lines. With that in mind…

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