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Comparing McKenzie Method to Motor Control Exercises for Low Back Pain

July 5, 2016
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 3-2016

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the McKenzie Method to Motor Control Exercises in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and a Directional Preference

Article.  Halliday, Mark, et al., A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the McKenzie Method […]

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MIPS Reporting Not Required in 2017 and 2018

May 23, 2016
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Physical and Occupational Therapists do not need to report for MIPS in 2017 and 2018.

Beginning January 1, 2017, CMS is replacing PQRS with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).  MIPS is intended to be a more flexible and comprehensive quality reporting system that also […]

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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education

Eccentric Exercise and Soft Tissue Treatment (ASYTM) for Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

May 4, 2016
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 2-2016

Eccentric Exercise Versus Eccentric Exercise and Soft Tissue Treatment (ASYTM) in the Management of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Article.  McCormack JR, et al., Eccentric Exercise Versus Eccentric Exercise and Soft Tissue […]

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Physical Therapy CEU Courses

2016 PQRS Reporting for Orthopaedic Groups

March 30, 2016
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PT Management Support Systems, which provides physical therapy consulting and management services for orthopaedic groups, is providing the following guidance regarding how orthopaedic groups should handle their PQRS reporting for 2016.

At the beginning of 2015, we recommended that orthopaedic groups use the group practice reporting […]

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Medicare Therapy Caps and Manual Medical Review for 2016

March 23, 2016
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Introduction

This article addresses the 2016 Medicare Therapy caps for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, together with the cap exceptions, manual medical review process and proper use of ABNs in connection with the caps.

For 2016, the therapy cap for occupational therapy (OT […]

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Continuing Education For Physical Therapists

Effects of Manual Therapy in Addition to Exercise Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

February 24, 2016
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 1-2016

The incremental effects of manual therapy or booster session in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial

Article.  Abbott JH, et al., “The Incremental Effects of Manual Therapy or Booster […]

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Medicare’s New DMEPOS Prior Authorization Requirement

December 31, 2015
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As of the beginning of 2016, CMS is starting a prior authorization process for certain DMEPOS. If you have not already heard of this new authorization requirement, you are likely to hear quite a bit about it in the next month or two.

The good news […]

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Pre-Op PT Visits

December 9, 2015
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A number of orthopaedic groups have started seeing patients for pre-op PT visits prior to joint replacements and some other surgeries.  Some of this trend is related to the BPCI program, but also works when care is delivered on a fee for service basis.

These […]

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ICD-10 7th Character Use Guidelines

October 10, 2015
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We are understandably receiving a lot of questions regarding how and when to use the ICD-10 7th character.

The ICD-1o 7th character is only required when the ICD-10 rules specifically ask for the 7th character and give you a choice as to which […]

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Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Laboratory Analysis

September 24, 2015
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 8-2015

Dynamic Balance Deficits 6 Months Following First-Time Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Laboratory Analysis

Article.  Doherty C, et al. Dynamic Balance Deficits 6 Months Following First-Time Acute Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Laboratory analysis […]

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