The rising cost of health care isn’t necessarily great for the healthcare system at large, but this can be a “make-lemonade-out-of-lemons” moment for physical therapists and their patients.
From diversity issues to payment problems, here’s what’s really going on in PT—and what we must do about it.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s to come in 2018 for physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
There will always be a market for private practice physical therapy—but current trends in the healthcare industry do indicate a shift.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists aren’t eligible to officially participate in MIPS—but they will be.
Direct access to physical therapy care is transforming hospital acute care settings—or at least beginning to.
Years ago—maybe even decades now—patient satisfaction in health care was simply icing on the cake. Today, it’s the icing, the cake, and the serving platter. In fact, keeping your patients satisfied is the only way to ensure you receive payment in this new pay-for-performance era—not to mention, it’s the absolute best way to improve word-of-mouth referrals and boost your practice’s presence online.
Back in January, PTs and OTs experienced a pretty dramatic shift in the way they coded for initial evaluations. As you probably—hopefully—recall, this change required therapists to select evaluation CPT codes based on the complexity of each individual eval. (If this doesn’t sound familiar—or if you want a refresher on the details of the new evaluation code set—then I’d recommend reading this post ASAP.)
Negotiating risk-based payment models with your payers could put you in a profitable position.