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Is Knee Pain Given the Treatment Patients Deserve?

Millions of people suffer from knee pain each day. Whether it’s chronic or occasional pain, it hurts and interferes with daily activities. U.S. statistics are staggering, showing that of the 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain: Knee pain is the second...

Patients are the Hub of Total Care

The total care concept is a win-win experience for patients, primary care providers, and supporting specialists. The expression “great minds think alike” comes to mind when visualizing an effective plan of recovery from any type of surgery or injury. The individual...

Making the Case for Employer-Sponsored Programs

PTs and PTAs already know that the prevention of noncommunicable disease in the workplace is a wise idea. Now, more employers are beginning to see the sense in it as well. When the health of employees is better overall, the company’s bottom line is healthier as...

3 Positive Characteristics of the 2018 Quality Payment Program

In the past year or so, medical professionals and treatment specialists have been encouraging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a high level of simplicity, improved flexibility, and a strong sense of stability when it comes to the...

A Case for Employer-Sponsored Programs

A recent study conducted by the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) has concluded that the cost savings associated with physical therapy for low back pain is highly significant. Based on the results of this study, it was found that physical...

APTA Promotes Prevention and Wellness Programs Among Employers

The American Physical Therapy Association is now promoting the implementation of prevention and wellness programs among today’s employers. While those in the physical therapy field have known the advantages of such programs for many years, the movement is catching on....

Final Inpatient Payment Rule: from Medicare and Medicaid

Facilities that are considered to be acute care hospitals (ACHs) will find themselves receiving a $2.4 billion increase when it comes to payment rates in the year of 2018. Additionally, these same facilities will find that the reporting requirements for...

Employers Now Committed to Driving Value-Based Care

According to large-scale employers, there has been a high level of success associated with value-based care. As a result, they are now highly committed to driving value-based care. The companies that are part of this recent movement are dedicated to doing what they...

Payment Reform to Experience Numerous Changes

In recent years, all of the discussions surrounding the topic of health care payment reforms focus heavily on the transition that comes from going from a reimbursement for fee-for-services model to a model that focuses on reimbursements that are value-based. This...

CMS Aids Alternate Payment Methods

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicized a proposed rule that would – ultimately – aid in easing the burden on various practices that utilize alternate payment methodologies. This rule amends the current Medicare alternate payment system...

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