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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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AARP and Physical Therapy

Don’t Worry About the AARP’s Ancillary Services Exception

January 12, 2015
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The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently endorsed eliminating the in-office ancillary services exception for physical therapy, advanced imaging (MRI), radiation oncology and anatomic pathology.

While the AARP has generated some publicity and list serve buzz, we do not see a serious cause for […]

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Physical Therapy Consulting

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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