Physician Self-Referral in MRI highlighted in USA Today

This article says it all.  Yes, the harshest critic is Jean Mitchell who has shown the same thing in physical therapy as MedPAC has appropriately informed Congress.  Unfortunately,  the physical therapy data is a little old.  High time an update is funded.
The most striking data is this:

Medicare spending on imaging services paid to doctors rose sharply in the…

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MRIs lead to more back surgery!

How many magnets do you have in your city?  I will let you in on a little secret, the MRI is not a “therapeutic magnet.” In their new study, published online on Oct. 14 in Health Affairs, Baker and first author Jacqueline Baras correlate areas with high numbers of MRI machines to an increased likelihood that MRIs will be…

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Fibromyalgia and “new” MRI

I shook my head in disbelief on this "new" high tech, costly procedure that apparently provides a "new" way to treat people with fibromyalgia.Apparently, one study, which appears more observational in nature, is the forefront for this breaking news and providing the rationale for a new MRI approach consisting of cervical flexion and extension positional…

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Pain Education in an Acute Care Setting – A Patient Story to Read!

This Feature Friday post is one of my favorites.  It is a patient story involving the application of pain neuroscience education in an acute care setting written to ISPI faculty member Kory Zimney.  Please take a read – it will brighten up your Friday.  Remember, what we do as PTs is important and can make a difference in someone’s life…

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Happy Endings in Opioid Use? You Bet!

The current CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids clearly state, “Opioids are not first-line or routine therapy for chronic pain.” Most physical therapists and other non-prescribing health care professions breathe a tremendous sigh of relief as they examine these guidelines, hopeful that lives will be saved, and patients suffering from chronic pain will no longer be placed on the…

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Best EIM Blogs of 2017

As the end of the year approaches, at Evidence In Motion, we want to celebrate the best blog posts that our team members have shared throughout 2017. From the deeply personal struggle of allowing tragedy to connect clinician and patient to commentary on healthcare reform, this year’s blogs have covered a variety of topics that will help you become…

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