Posts by Courtney Lefferts

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Do You Dry Needle?

According to the APTA, many providers consider dry needling “a safe, easy-to-learn, minimally discomforting, and often-effective technique for patients with certain presentations.” Yet, it remains a controversial practice. Much of the concern lies in the fact that this modality involves piercing the skin; many acupuncturists would argue that PTs don’t have the expertise to perform this type of manual therapy.

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The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ

This ICD-10 FAQ for physical, occupational, and speech therapists covers everything from external cause codes and seventh characters to direct access and dual coding.

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Costly ICD-10 Traps and How to Avoid Them

Imagine you’re playing a game. More specifically: an ICD-10 Rube Goldberg-style game. To win, you have to scurry through a series of stages without getting caught in costly traps. But what happens when you find yourself at the mercy of the swiftly-turning plastic crank? Before you know it, the cage has lowered and you’re out of the game—forever separated from your cheddar.

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ICD-10 Coding Example: Physical Therapy

Have you worked hard throughout the year to train your ICD-10 muscles? Do you feel brainy-buff enough to join the ranks of ICD-10 experts come October 1? If not, you’re not alone. That’s exactly why we’re hosting an ICD-10 bootcamp webinar: To whip you into tip-top-coding shape. I trust that with the help of WebPT founder and COO Heidi Jannenga and coding expert Rick Gawenda, that you, too, can pull up on your coding bar and get to sprinting straight toward a successful ICD-10 transition.

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Direct Access from the Patient’s Perspective

If you’ve been following the WebPT Blog for even a short time, you’re likely aware that direct access to physical therapy is the way of the future—especially now that some form of this patient-centric care exists in all 50 states. That’s why we’ve covered everything providers need to know about direct access, from marketing topics to individual state regulations.

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CEU Shopping Guide

In some social circles, shopping is considered a sport. In others, it’s merely an obligation or simply a pastime. But when it comes to shopping for continuing education units (CEUs), one point most social circles can agree on is that determining the right educational courses is far more important than say, the quest for the perfect pump. That’s because—in most states—earning the right CEUs is mandatory in order to maintain your license.

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Considering Private Practice? Here’s What SLPs Need to Know

As a busy SLP working in a school or hospital setting, you might have—at one time or another—felt somewhat stifled by the constraints of your work environment. You might even catch yourself dreaming about starting your own private practice—and silently yearning for the flexibility that inevitably follows suit. After all, when you’re a business owner, you’re your own boss.

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