• Live from CSM: Leading the Way in Healthcare Reform and Women’s Empowerment Image

    articleFeb 6, 2015 | 15 min. read

    Live from CSM: Leading the Way in Healthcare Reform and Women’s Empowerment

    Temperatures here in Indianapolis have finally broken the freezing mark, with today’s predicted high at a balmy 40 degrees. But that warming trend isn’t limited to the brisk Midwest air. Things also are heating up inside of the Indiana Convention Center, where thousands of physical therapy professionals and students have converged for the APTA’s 2015 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). There’s no shortage of hot issues on the radar for the physical therapy industry this year—and CSM’s jam-packed …

  • This Week in PT News, February 6 Image

    articleFeb 6, 2015 | 3 min. read

    This Week in PT News, February 6

    New Bills Include PTs in Locum Tenens What do chiropractors, osteopaths, and podiatrists have in common? Locum tenens applies to all of them, and thanks to recent companion bills, physical therapists soon might experience the benefits of this law as well. Currently, private practice PTs simply must avoid absences—or “risk gaps”—in patient care. According to this PT in Motion news release , though, the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act, which consists of two identical bills (H.R. …

  • Live from CSM: Changing Perspectives on Prevention and Direct Access Image

    articleFeb 5, 2015 | 10 min. read

    Live from CSM: Changing Perspectives on Prevention and Direct Access

    With snow boots cinched and hot coffees in hand, thousands of physical therapy professionals and students have descended upon chilly Indianapolis, Indiana, for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). In addition to checking out the latest and greatest PT tools and technologies—including, ahem, certain cloud-based EMR software —on the trade show floor, attendees will spend the next few days filling their brains with all of the latest and greatest PT news and …

  • Gifts, Donations, and Discounts: What Medicare Needs You to Know Image

    articleJul 24, 2014 | 7 min. read

    Gifts, Donations, and Discounts: What Medicare Needs You to Know

    The world of private practice physical therapy is certainly competitive, so it makes sense that owners and directors consider every angle when it comes to promoting their businesses. (On that note, be sure to check out our free modern PT marketing guide to learn fresh—and legally compliant—promotional strategies.) Unfortunately, some of those angles can get you and your practice in hot water with Medicare. Today, I’ll discuss handling gifts, donations, and discounts in a way that doesn’t …

  • Top 10 Gifts for Physical Therapists Image

    articleDec 11, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Top 10 Gifts for Physical Therapists

    So, you survived Black Friday —and maybe even scored a sweet deal or two—but you’ve still got quite a few names left on your holiday shopping list. If one of them happens to be a physical therapist (or if you’re a PT looking for a cool gift to give to yourself)—and you’re racking your brain for gift ideas—then you’re in luck. Below, I’ve listed our top ten gift ideas for physical therapists. (Sorry, you’ll have to handle …

  • articleNov 13, 2013 | 3 min. read

    PPS13 In My Shoes

    Whew! I just got back from PPS13 last night, and it may take me a month to recover. What a whirlwind! I’m sure that every attendee has a different perspective on the conference, and I can only share my own experience, but I think I can sum it up in one word: connecting. While there were some fantastic talks at PPS13, the highlight for me was seeing friends and finally meeting new people face-to-face. What an overwhelming …

  • articleNov 4, 2013 | 3 min. read

    What PQRS Could Look Like in 2014

    On July 19, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. According to this summary , most of the policies were open for comment until September 6, 2013 and, pending final decisions (which hopefully will occur this month), will take effect on January 1, 2014. The 605-page document contains proposals for policy changes on everything from reimbursements to the …

  • articleNov 1, 2013 | 1 min. read

    Score Your VIP Wristband to Attend Our Exclusive PPS 2013 After-Party

    New Orleans is known for its killer parties, so we’re super excited to host this year’s Private Practice Section (PPS) after-party at the 8 Block Kitchen & Bar (located in the Hyatt Regency ) on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Join us for live entertainment, complimentary food and drinks, and plenty of great conversation, all starting at 6:00 PM Central. This exclusive event is invitation-only, so click here to RSVP. Then stop by our booth (#252) during the …

  • articleOct 31, 2013 | 3 min. read

    Professional Development: My Recap of Last Night’s #DPTstudent Chat

    Last night, I co-hosted the #DPTstudent chat on Twitter, and one of the recurring themes was the idea that you have to actively seek out professional development. I couldn’t agree more. School can provide an excellent foundation; often, it’s an introductory class on professional development that serves as a catalyst for continuing education throughout a student’s career, well after graduation. But setting your own goals and actively pursuing them is a key component of success. As our …

  • articleOct 14, 2013 | 2 min. read

    What’s National Physical Therapy Month?

    It’s October, and that means it’s time to paaartay —not just in preparation for November’s shindig down in New Orleans , but all month long in celebration of all our fabulous physical therapists and PT assistants. In addition to dancing, cheering, stringing up banners, and everything else party-related, it’s our opportunity to reach out to the community and educate them on the value of physical therapy. (Want some tips? Check out our webinar on Marketing the PT …

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