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Hot Off the Press: CMS Reverses 2020 NCCI Changes

Earlier this month, we covered some major changes to the NCCI edit rules set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Per those changes, as of January 1, 2020, PTs, OTs, and ATCs were no longer receiving payment on the following CPT codes when billed with CPT® code 97530 (therapeutic activities) and/or 97150 (group therapy):

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8 Awesome Blog Ideas for PTs and OTs

Writer’s block is the bane of many a blogger’s existence. (Trust me; I know.) Wracking your brain for original material can be exhausting—especially if writing isn’t your full-time occupation. So, I empathize with rehab therapists who’ve thought about starting a blog of their own—only to be discouraged at the thought of constantly coming up with fresh ideas.

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Stay on top of the latest rehab therapy tips, trends, and best practices.

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Top 18 Physical Therapists to Follow on Twitter

Contrary to what today’s youth would have you believe, Twitter is more than just a platform for sarcastic quips and cute animal videos. (Trust me: I’m a youth.) In fact, it’s the perfect place to keep up with industry news, check in with your favorite PT leaders and advocates, and learn about the latest and greatest treatment approaches.

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3 Big Tips for Running a More Organized Front Desk

The front desk of a PT, OT, or SLP practice is pretty much its control tower. When front office operations break down—and clinics fail to promptly return patient phone calls, schedule appointments at optimal intervals, check patients in and out, verify patient insurance information, or collect payment—then the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire organization suffers.

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18 Top Marketing Tools for PTs

This may be a controversial opinion, but I love IKEA furniture: it’s stylish, minimalist, affordable, and very Scandinavian. Okay, so there’s a chance you’ll have a few screws and bits of fiberboard left over after piecing together your new Fjӓllbo TV stand—but as long as you have the right tools, putting it together is far from rocket science.

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Does My PT Clinic Website Need a Blog?

You may be wondering whether starting a clinic blog is worth the time and effort. The short answer is yes: healthcare providers definitely benefit from including blogs on their websites. Read on to find out why.

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Founder Letter: 4 Major Opportunities for PTs in 2020 and Beyond

At the end of every year, I like to reflect on what’s happened and a look ahead at what’s to come. I have to say, CMS’s end-of-the-year 8% cut announcement was a challenging piece of news, but even with the obstacles it presents for our profession, I am still incredibly hopeful about our future.

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Breaking News: PTs and OTs See Unwelcome Changes to NCCI Edits

It feels like the term “breaking news” has lost some of its gravity these days thanks in large part to the era of the 24-hour news cycle. However, today we’re bringing you information that’s hot off the press—and absolutely crucial to every single outpatient physical therapist and occupational therapist who bills for therapeutic activities, group therapy, and manual therapy.

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