As a physical therapy professional, you’ve acquired years of education and training. You’ve kept up with continuing education and are active within your professional community.
PDGM. It’s a dirty, four-letter word (acronym, actually) that all skilled home care agency owners hate to hear. The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) launched January 1, 2020, to a tremendous amount of apprehension and protest from those in the home care world.
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Attracting patients to your rehab therapy clinic can be challenging—even on a good day. During a pandemic, it can seem downright impossible—especially if you’re operating on a tight budget (and these days, who isn’t?). But despite all of the challenges 2020 has brought our way, the fact is, there are still patients out there who need rehab therapy services.
You might think that transitioning between adult and pediatric telehealth physical therapy is a piece of cake, but I’m here to tell you that you should definitely do some homework before embarking on a virtual journey with littles.
Physical therapy inservices are always enjoyable. If you’re in the audience, you get to learn new skills, bond with coworkers, and collaborate as a team to provide better patient care. But, when you’re the one on the hook to actually present an inservice, it can be a little stressful!
Chances are, you’ve searched for a local business on Google before—whether that be a restaurant or a healthcare provider. If so, then you’ve probably seen the Google Maps local pack, which looks a little something like this.
Despite how challenging this past year has been, there is still a lot to look forward to in terms of where the rehab therapy industry is heading. After all, the pace of innovation isn’t slowing down for anything—not even the novel coronavirus.
Over the years, I’ve spoken to many physical therapists with aspirations of someday owning their very own PT practice. It’s a noble goal, and when successful, it can help fill the gaps in access to quality conservative care that exist in many communities across the country. However, practice ownership requires a lot of time, energy, creativity, and money—the latter of which is something many people are in short supply of these days.
Rehab therapy professionals have a lot to keep track of when initiating patient treatment—everything from verifying patient insurance information to building rapport with patients. And that’s in addition to ensuring that if a patient comes in via a physician—or has an insurance plan that requires the oversight of an MD—you’ve covered all things paperwork and signatures.