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WEBINAR: NEW PT/OT EVALUATION CODES: MAKING AND DOCUMENTING YOUR CHOICES

November 16, 2016
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Therapists will be required to start using new initial evaluation and re-evaluation codes on January 1, 2017.  This webinar will provide you with the fundamental information you need to start using these new codes, including:

A detailed explanation of the three new initial evaluation codes for PT […]

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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Courses

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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DMEPOS Prior Authorization

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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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 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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Medicare therapy cap

SGR and Medicare Therapy Cap Exceptions Update

March 10, 2015
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Last year’s SGR fix and extension of the Medicare therapy cap exceptions are both set to expire at the end of this month.

As you can read in more detail in the summaries below, although there is continued talk of a permanent SGR fix, most […]

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physical therapy and medicare

PQRS Reporting for 2015 to Avoid 2017 Adjustment

January 12, 2015
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CMS has announced the 2015 PQRS reporting requirements necessary to avoid a 2% adjustment (decrease) in Medicare payments in 2017.

While therapists only needed to report on 3 individual measures during 2014 to avoid a 2% adjustment in 2016, the 2015 reporting requirements have been increased […]

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