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Mefenamic Acid Can Help With Fibromyalgia

It has been found that Mefenamic Acid assists those diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This particular medication is sold under the name of "Ponstan". It is also sold under the brand name of "Ponstel". This is part of the drug class for anti-inflammatory medications. It is...

Volume Vs. Value Based Health Care

Patient care is changing in many areas of medicine. Much discussion is taking place about volume vs. value based health care. What is the difference and how does that difference affect physical therapy? Value based health care focuses on the patient's needs in...

Helping Patients Understand Dizziness and Overcome It

If your patients have ever experienced the feeling of being off balance, that they are spinning or moving, that their head is heavy, or lightheadedness, they have experienced dizziness. Many people have experienced the uncomfortable and awkward condition of being...

Tell Legislators to Support Amended Version of 21st Century Cures

Rehabilitation Research and Medicare Locum Tenens for PTs Included in 21st Century Cures Legislation!  Contact Your Legislators and Tell Them to Support Today! THE CURRENT SITUATION As many of you may know, members of Congress introduced an amended version of the 21st...

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...

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