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Documenting the Skilled Provision of Therapeutic Exercise

August 12, 2015
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UHC and other payers are auditing claims and often denying the 2nd or 3rd unit/s of therex – particularly when the treatment plan includes use of a bicycle, which may extend to treadmills or other similar equipment.  These payers are taking the position that this is an […]

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physical therapy benchmarks

Physical Therapy Benchmarks in Orthopaedic Practices: Helpful Hints

July 27, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             Press Contact: Diana Kem  888-844-7441

PHOENIX, Ariz. –-PT Management Support Systems, a leader in physical and occupational practice management and consulting services for orthopaedic surgery groups, offers its physical therapy benchmarks findings in the July […]

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Continuing Education Courses Physical Therapy

Angular Measurement for Shoulder Internal Rotation Behind the Back

July 16, 2015
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 7-2015

Internal Rotation Behind-the-Back Angle:  A Reliable Angular Measurement for Shoulder Internal Rotation Behind the Back

Article.  Sraj SA. Internal Rotation Behind-the-Back Angle: A Reliable Angular Measurement for Shoulder Internal Rotation Behind […]

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Palmetto Processing Error Causes 97140 Denials

July 11, 2015
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Palmetto Processing Error 97140 Denials to be resolved automatically.

Therapy providers whose Medicare claims are processed by Palmetto may
see some strange denials of 97140 from June 18-July 5, 2015 with explanation code 50 for lack of medical necessity. These denials were due to a […]

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Physical Therapy Coding Q and A

Q and A From ICD-10 Coding Webinar

July 6, 2015
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Sessions 1 – 3 / September 2015

The following is a list of the questions submitted by ICD-10 Coding for Physical and Occupational Therapy webinar participants with answers.

When can we begin billing ICD-10 codes?  You cannot file claims with ICD-10 […]

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Continuing Education For Occupational Therapists

Low Back and Limb Muscle Performance in Runners with Back Pain

June 18, 2015
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 6-2015

Low Back and Lower-Limb Muscle Performance in Male and Female Recreational Runners with Low Back Pain

Article.  Cai C, Kong PW. Low Back and Lower-Limb muscle performance in male and female recreational runners […]

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vasopneumatic devices

Documentation and Payment for Vasopneumatic Devices

May 19, 2015
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Vasopneumatic devices, such as the Game Ready, that provide a combination of cryo and compression therapies have become increasingly popular for use in outpatient orthopaedic and sports medicine facilities following injury or  orthopaedic surgery.

While these devices can provide a convenient and efficient means of delivering […]

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Continuing Education For Occupational Therapists

Hamstrings Co-Contraction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

May 13, 2015
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 5-2015

Unstable Surface Improves Quadriceps:  Hamstrings Co-Contraction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Strategies

Article.  Shultz R., et al. Unstable Surface Improves Quadriceps: Hamstrings Co-Contraction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Strategies.  Sports […]

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Continuing Education Physical Therapy

Can PT/OT Clinic Accept Referrals from Outside Physicians?

April 22, 2015
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Many orthopaedic groups are under the incorrect assumption that their physical and occupational therapists cannot accept referrals from outside physicians or that there is a limit on the percentage of patients that can come from outside referrals.

Your PT/OT clinic can accept referrals, including referrals of Medicare […]

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Physical Therapy Pediatric Continuing Education Courses

Hip Range of Motion Reduced in Subjects with Chronic Low Back Pain

April 17, 2015
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 4-2015

Passive Hip Range of Motion (ROM) is Reduced in Active Subjects with Chronic Low Back Pain Compared to Control

Article:  Roach SM, et al.  Passive hip ROM is reduced in active subjects with chronic low back […]

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