CMS has thrown down the gauntlet for PTs and OTs. It yet again challenged us, clear as day, to fight for our Medicare payments and prove our worth as healthcare providers. Sure, CMS isn’t looking for a literal round of fisticuffs—but its planned payment reduction will inflict harm just the same.
During the first half of this year, many practices found themselves making the difficult decision to furlough employees—or lay them off completely. Fortunately, the physical therapy market has bounced back somewhat, but there are still many physical therapists waiting to go back to work—and many practices that have yet to open their doors since March. As a result, a number of PTs are still out of work and on the hunt for alternatives to a permanent position.
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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.
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.
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!