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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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continuing education courses for physical therapists

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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physical therapy and medicare

PT/OT Use of Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)

April 3, 2015
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The following is an explanation of when you can and cannot use an Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) for outpatient physical and occupational therapy patients.¹

Therapists are required to issue an ABN to Medicare patients prior to providing therapy that is not medically necessary.

For […]

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Physical Therapy Webinars

Range of Motion after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

March 15, 2015
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Evidence-Based Practice – Issue 3-2015

Effects of Slow and Accelerated Rehabilitation Protocols on Range of Motion after Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Article.  Duzgun, I., et al. Effects of slow and accelerated rehabilitation protocols on range of motion after arthroscopic rotator […]

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