• articleNov 16, 2010 | 2 min. read

    Continued Medicare cuts and caps will affect therapy patients and providers in 2011

    The American Physical Therapy Association(APTA) is keeping its members informed about continued cuts and caps for Medicare beneficiaries. In an attempt to control cost, Medicare patients continue to see limitations on their service and the hardest hit areas are long-term rehabilitation care and outpatient services. The hardest hit by these cuts are our nation's seniors and disabled and the providers that service them. Payment cuts and caps on services will affect patients and providers in 2011 Medicare …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Older Workers Bring Unique Workplace Pains

    As our population increases and workers find themselves living with pain caused by repeat behaviors over long periods of time, Physical Therapy needs for this aging workforce grow. Home and office exercise programs to develop new habits for these workers become a part of the documented care plan. The American work force is in the midst of a monumental shift in the age of its workers as baby boomers enter their late 40s to early 60s. Between …

  • articleSep 7, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Billing Risks Reduced

    While monitoring your own billing risks is an ongoing task, CMS is stepping in with Comparative Billing Reports to help identify errors. However, many billing mistakes can be managed through proper billing codes, clean documentation and having the most up-to-date Medicare information available. Reprinted from REPORT ON MEDICARE COMPLIANCE, the nation's leading source of news and strategic information on false claims, overpayments, compliance programs, billing errors and other Medicare compliance issues. By Nina Youngstrom, Managing Editor (nyoungstrom@aispub.com) …

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