It’s Time to Overhaul PT Education: One Major Takeaway from the 2019 Graham Sessions

I’ve been attending the Graham Sessions for five consecutive years now, and each year, I return home more fiery and passionate about our industry—as well as the value we bring to our patients and our communities. Of course, this year was particularly special, because I had the honor of delivering a “What I Believe” speech—which, as I…

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How PTs Can End the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic is a true crisis in health care. Instead of helping patients, profit-driven or careless pharmaceutical companies, hospital networks, and providers have caused irreparable harm. In 2017 alone, 72,000 people died from an opioid overdose. Furthermore, of all the patients who receive prescription painkillers on a long-term basis for noncancer pain in a primary care…

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Want to Move PT Forward in 2019? Take the Industry Survey.

Never underestimate the power of data. Whether it be proving the efficacy of physical therapy in stymieing opioid use among chronic pain patients or convincing payers to create clearer pathways between patients and PTs, data is the catalyst for sparking change within our industry.

But all too often, we lack the data needed to ignite that spark, which is part…

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MIPS: Is it Worth it?

With 2019 right around the corner, the question on many rehab therapists’ minds is what to do about Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While next year will be the first year that PTs are eligible to participate, most won’t be required to do so (based on CMS’s eligibility criteria). In fact, the majority of rehab…

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