The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the entire healthcare system—rehab therapy practices included. In the months since the US entered an official state of emergency, clinics across the country have shut down, reduced staff, adopted telehealth, reopened, developed totally new safety and scheduling protocols—the list goes on.
Rehab Therapy in the Age of COVID-19: Adapting Business Strategy, Clinic Operations, and Treatment Protocols for Success in the New Normal
The rehab therapy rulebook has changed—permanently, in some cases. The strategies that your clinic used to develop your treatment protocols and navigate your operations, finances, and marketing have shifted significantly in response to the pandemic.
Stay on top of the latest rehab therapy tips, trends, and best practices.
PTs commonly perform services that are similar to one another. To make the billing process a bit easier, they can form “edit pairs” for certain Medicare services.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth wasn’t a common means of treatment delivery for rehab therapists. After all, rehab therapy is largely hands-on—and telehealth was largely absent from rehab therapy state practice acts, Medicare coverage guidelines, and commercial payer policies.
As part of the COVID-19 response, Medicare and many commercial payers have opened new opportunities for rehab therapists…
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a major pandemic. In an unprecedented turn of events, people across the globe are now struggling to not only protect themselves and their families, but also keep their businesses afloat and care for their communities.