Oh Medicare, you sure don’t like to make things easy for physical therapists, do you? Thanks to everything from payment cuts to slow-moving legislation, PTs have started venturing beyond the traditional reimbursement models and adding cash-based services to their repertoire.
Telehealth is no passing fad. In fact, more and more PTs are getting wise to the benefits of implementing telehealth technology in their practices—including better access to homebound and rural patients, increased revenue opportunities, and decreased provider costs.
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at some of the hottest topics and trends from the year. Some topics, like cash-based practice and pain science, have been in the spotlight for years—while others emerged only within the last few months.
Here’s six ideas that’ll help you remain engaged with your patients and prevent patient dropout from therapy.
YouTube is changing the way we consume media. Could this change affect the physical therapy industry, too?
CMS’s 2018 final rule is here, and we’ve broken down all its mumbo jumbo pertaining to rehab therapy—from the positives to the negatives and the downright strange.
As I pulled my scarf high up over my wind-chapped cheeks, dodged a car that nearly hit me as I made my way across the crosswalk, and heard the L train rattle the platform above my head, it wasn’t hard to imagine the likes of Al Capone or John Dillinger leading police on a wild goose chase through downtown Chicago.
How one piece of legislation could completely change rehab therapy care delivery and reimbursement.
Nobody likes to be kept waiting, but these tactics can positively transform a patient’s waiting room experience.