It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over: Why Our Fight for Therapy Cap Reform Must Go On

I’m a firm believer in celebrating milestones. During my years as a practicing physical therapist, it was key to keeping my patients engaged in care. Now, as an advocate for the physical therapy profession, I find that taking a moment to celebrate victories is still just as important. For one thing, taking the time to appreciate how far you…

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The Key to Success is a Unified Vision: Celebrating 10 Years and Looking Ahead to the Next

If there’s one thing that political systems and businesses have in common, it’s that both require a cohesive and unified vision to achieve stability and longevity—two crucial elements in any successful endeavor. Organizations, industries, or political parties that aren’t working toward a common goal are on a short road to failure. Now, that doesn’t mean…

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Thoughts from the 2018 Graham Sessions: Why PTs Can’t Transform Society

Physical therapy is a hands-on profession. And I don’t mean that solely in the literal sense. Yes, the treatment we provide is distinctively hands-on, but so is our approach to problem-solving. Over the years, the PT community has faced a lot of challenges: market consolidation, dwindling reimbursements, restrictions to the type and quantity of care we…

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The PT Movement: #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, join the PT movement to support those impacted by recent natural disasters. We’re all in this together.

#GivingTuesday—the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving—is right around the corner. And what better way to celebrate than by joining #RehabTherapistsGiveBack—the movement to help individuals, families, and communities impacted by the recent hurricanes and wildfires that devastated areas across…

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Where We’re Heading – and What to Do About It: 3 Big Takeaways from the Ultimate Rehab Therapy Business Summit

Last month, my company, WebPT, held its fourth-annual Ascend event—the ultimate business summit for rehab therapists. And we had quite an amazing turnout, both in terms of attendees and speakers. Over the course of two days in Washington, DC, we came together to discuss the current status of our industry as well as where we’re heading—and…

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The State Compact Storm: What Hurricane Harvey Taught Us About Interstate Licensure

The aftermath of September 2017 will not soon be forgotten. Early on in the month, Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston and left massive, widespread destruction in its path. Irma followed quickly thereafter, wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Florida. Now, Maria has left Puerto Rico devastated in its wake. At the same time, wildfires ravaged the Pacific Northwest. And while…

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The New CPT Codes: A Battle Cry for Better Data to Support the Future of PT and OT Reimbursements

 

In January of this year, physical and occupational therapists had to learn an entirely new set of CPT codes to properly account for the complexity of their patients’ initial evaluations. This change represented quite a shift for our industry. After all, when these new codes were first proposed, payment was going to correlate with complexity. In other words, the…

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