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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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Credentialing vs. Contracting: Everything Rehab Therapists Need to Know

There’s a lot of confusion about the difference between credentialing and contracting—as well as what PTs, OTs, and SLPs must do to complete each process. In fact, questions about the insurance credentialing process are some of the most common inquiries we get from new clinics. So, I decided to do a little digging.

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