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How to Deal with Medicare as a Secondary Insurance

Some things are just better together, like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies. And for Medicare patients with other health insurance providers, few things are better than when Medicare and their private payers work together cooperatively.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a New PT

Congratulations on your practice’s new addition! Bringing on a new PT can be a lot of work, but it’s also highly rewarding. There’s a lot to consider when you make such a big decision, and if you don’t cross all your t’s and dot all your i’s, the road ahead is certain to be bumpy.

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5 Times a Medicare Patient Can’t Pay Cash

With declining reimbursements—and ever-increasing documentation and reporting requirements—it’s no wonder so many rehab therapists are stepping out of contracts with third-party payers to pursue a cash-pay business model.

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5 Questions to Ask Every Medicare Patient Before Providing PT Services

Physical therapy billing is complicated enough. When you throw Medicare into the mix, it becomes an even bigger headache. But when you consider the fact that, as of 2015, more than 55 million Americans receive Medicare coverage, every physical therapist is bound to contend with Medicare rules at some point.

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Stamp of Approval: How to Obtain Prior Authorization for PT Services

If you contract with third-party payers, then you’re most likely already familiar with the term [cue ominous thunder sounds] “prior authorization (a.k.a. preauthorization)”. And if you’re not yet, just wait. This Verywell article—written for patients—explains that when an insurance company requires prior authorization, healthcare providers must obtain approval from said insurance company before providing patient services, treatment, or equipment.

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3 Times When You Absolutely Must Issue a Patient Refund

When we talk about the billing side of rehab therapy, we’re usually referring to getting money—not giving it back. However, failure to refund patients when necessary can result in some dire financial consequences—including heavy fines and other penalties.

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