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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...

Physical Therapists Play Large Role in Cancer Recovery

If you are a physical therapist that is directly involved in a total care network, you may be pleased to know that you may now play a large role in assisting patients during the cancer recovery process. When patients are undergoing treatments for cancer, the most...

Physical Therapy for Dementia – Catching it Early

Families Should Be Encouraged to Place Newly-Diagnosed Dementia Patients in Physical Therapy When a family learns that their loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it is common to feel afraid, confused, emotionally distraught, and even angry. The diagnosis...

Arthritis Becoming Increasingly Prevalent in America

As a physical therapist that specializes in total care and value-based networks, you will find many patients that suffer from arthritis. In fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently completed a report that concludes that...

Early Physical Therapy Intervention for Knee Problems

According to recent studies, early intervention of physical therapy greatly reduces the need for arthroscopy surgery in patients that experience complications with their knees – including meniscal tears, mechanical problems, osteoarthritis, and degenerative...

3 Reasons Joining a Network Can Help Your Rehabilitation Practice

Do you own, operate or manage a rehabilitation specialty practice such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech pathology? There are many advantages to joining a network – especially one with a comprehensive focus on total care, value-based networks,...

Treating Patients with Cervical Lordosis

As a physical therapist, it is likely that a percentage of your patients seeking help with back and neck pain suffer from the loss of cervical lordosis. In many cases, this is referred to as the “reversal cervical lordosis”. This diagnosis indicates that there is an...

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