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When is it Appropriate to Re-Evaluate a Patient

December 6, 2014
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We have received a number of questions lately as to when it is appropriate for a physical therapist to re-evaluate a patient. Please view the discussion and Medicare guidelines below.

Keep in mind that although these guidelines do not necessarily apply to your commercial patients […]

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Medicare PT-OT Claims: Manual Medical Review

December 6, 2014
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As we get closer to the end of the year, more of your patient Medicare PT-OT claims are likely to be close to or above the $3,700 annual cap that triggers a mandatory manual medical review of each claim above the cap. (This $3,700 cap […]

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Study of Physician Owned Physical Therapy Services

December 5, 2014
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A recently issued GAO study found that orthopaedic surgeons who provide physician-owned physical therapy referred patients for fewer PT services than orthopaedic surgeons who do not have PT.

The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) studied whether physicians who have a financial interest in physical […]

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