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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...

Doctors & Hospitals Not in Agreement over Proposed Changes

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released information on the proposed changes regarding the 2017 payment rule. This was centered on hospital outpatient programs and derived information about the programs from leading healthcare organizations that...

2017 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

Physician Fee Schedule The 2017 proposed Physician Fee Schedule has now been released. As a result, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is providing those that specialize in physical therapy the very first glimpse of a new coding system. This allows for...

Variable Evidence on CPR for the Lumbar Spine

Approximately one decade ago, physical therapists put Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) into play for the diagnosis and treatment of the patients that they serviced. These rules laid the foundation for the evidence-based therapies utilized by physical therapists. The...

Why Join the Colorado Physical Therapy Network? (Part 2)

Thank you for rejoining us this week for the second installment of our series, Why Join the Colorado Physical Therapy Network. Last week, you learned that CPTN is a special network for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and...

Why Join the Colorado Physical Therapy Network? Part 1

If you are a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a speech language pathologist, or a physician, you may benefit immensely by electing to join the Colorado Physical Therapy Network (CPTN). This network was established as a means of promoting an environment...

The Next Stage of the Health Care Marketplace

The Health Care Marketplace is, once again, evolving. Many identify this marketplace by the commonly used phrases, “Health Reform” and “Obama Care”. The pivotal moment in this transition occurred with United Health Care made the announcement that they will halt the...

Opioid Epidemic Strategies

Recently, The New York Times stated that Congress has now directed their attention to fighting the epidemic of opioid abuse. While this is a highly productive and highly necessary measure, the editorial board of the publication states that all of the efforts put forth...

Payment Reform and the Alternative Payment System

The American Physical Therapy Association has been promoting the Alternative Payment System (APS) for some time now. In fact, this was the original effort pushed forth by the association in order to effectively reform the payment system in the physical therapy field....

Coding and Health Care Reforms Part 2

The Newly-Introduced Coding and Health Care Reforms Encourage Total Care for Patients and Higher Returns for Physical Therapists – Part 2 In our first installment of our series, The Newly-Introduced Coding and Health Care Reforms Encourage Total Care for Patients and...

Coding and Health Care Reforms Part 1

The Newly-Introduced Coding and Health Care Reforms Encourage Total Care for Patients and Higher Returns for Physical Therapists – Part 1 According to the information that has been released regarding the newly-introduced coding and health care reforms, these reforms...

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