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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2017 Brings New Evaluative Codes for Physical Therapists

A few things remain the same for Medicare rules and regulations for 2017: multiple procedure payment reduction, the therapy cap, and no payment for telemedicine for physical therapists. Please remember, your patients with Medicare can actually receive services past the “cap.” The real cap is $3,700.

The new codes are somewhat tricky and will require you do to some…

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Don’t Be Boring!

 
What Should I Do With My Life?
Healthcare is rapidly shifting towards a winner-take-all economy. Large scale mergers and fierce competition have created a situation where therapists need to be recognized as the best–period. There will always be “therapy jobs” but there is less room for average performers to find a promising career path. How are you…

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Are Cash Practices Just For The Rich?

We live in a world that desparately needs our services.

Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population, 3 billion people, are living on less than $2.50 a day, with more than 1.3 billion of them dwelling in desperate poverty. According to UNICEP 22,000 thousand children die each day due to poverty. Many of the world’s…

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Are Cash Therapy Practices Good For Patients?

There are a lot of people who consider health insurance to be a necessary evil.
Insurance and government health programs and can be expensive and frustrating to use for both consumers and providers. However, when patients need medical care, they’re generally glad they’re insured. One of the first questions patients often ask is “Will my insurance cover this…

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