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Rhodiola for Fibromyalgia Patients

Not many people know and understand how to use Rhodiola for fibromyalgia sufferers. The plant, which is referred to as "Rhodiola Rosea" originated in three different areas in the world. These locations included the mountains throughout Asia, various sections of the...

Understanding Your Patient’s OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

As a physical therapist, understanding your patient's OCD or “obsessive-compulsive disorder” can be a challenging endeavor. Chances are, the disorder has become evident to you while treating your patient. The first thing that you should understand when you are a...

2017 Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Details Released

On November 2nd, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly released a final version of the Medicare Fee Schedule for the year of 2017. The finalized schedule reflects positive incentives for physical therapists and primary care providers that were...

Bundled Payments – A Quick, But Necessary Overview

It has been concluded that Medicare is starting to lean heavily towards the initiatives that directly relate to bundled payments. As a result of this model’s increasingly popularity, leaders within the healthcare industry must make an effort to gain a complete...

The Skinny on Narrow-Network Plans

The Narrow-Network Plans that are currently in place are a means of allowing health insurers a method for offering plan options with lower premiums on the public-based exchanges. If these are implemented in a successful manner, they have the potential to offer the...

Bundled Payments May Positively Impact the Health Care System

Recent analysis has proven that bundled payments are proving to be highly productive in transforming the health care system in a positive manner – especially as they relate to surgeries that are orthopedic in nature. A recent report states, though, that more research...

Consumer-Driven Health Plan Members Are Using Less but Paying More

Overspending on Plan Services The consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) spending records were evaluated during the years of 2010 and 2014 by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). It was found that spending was about $500 less than the traditional PPO plans and HMO...

Colorado’s Single Payer Proposal

Recently, a ballot measure was introduced for November that outlines an insurance system that focuses on the utilization of a single payer strategy. While the experts involved in the proposal state that it would completely eliminate the high premiums and the...

PCORI Places Emphasis on The Importance of Physical Therapy

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Places Special Emphasis on The Importance of Physical Therapy The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independently-owned, nonprofit-based organization that was officially authorized by...

UnitedHealth Reimbursement Improves Patient Outcomes

The Value-Based Care Reimbursement Program Through UnitedHealth Improves Patient Outcomes UnitedHealth is one of the payers that officially adopted the value-based care network reimbursement program within their network of providers. This has promoted reforms in...

Power Your Physical Therapy Practice with Reimbursement Strategies

Value-Based Care Reimbursement Strategies for Your Physical Therapy Practice As a practitioner, there are several strategies that you may incorporate when it comes to value-based care reimbursement strategies to ensure that your venture is a success. It is a known...

Dry Needling: Treatment for Myofascial and Neuromuscular Pain

Dry needling is a state-approved treatment technique in Colorado for the treatment of two types of chronic pain – myofascial and neuromuscular. This treatment does not utilize medication or the act of injection; rather, it simply works by inserting a dry needle into...

The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States

The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States According to statistics, musculoskeletal diseases are considered to be the most disabling and the costliest of all conditions experienced by Americans. These types of diseases are so prevalent that they are...

Anthem and Aetna Defending Proposed Mergers

Anthem has proposed a merger with CIGNA while Aetna plans a merger with Humana but regulators are fighting them over it. Lawsuits have been filed to stop the mergers on the grounds that the proposed mergers would be going backwards and have a negative effect on the...

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