Cary Edgar to Address Data-Driven Management of Physical and Occupational Therapy

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PTM professional to address Texas Orthopaedic Association and Texas Association of Orthopaedic Executives on using data to manage physical and occupational therapy

Austin, TX – September 2014 – PT Management Support Systems (PTM), the nationwide leader in helping healthcare organizations establish and manage physical and occupational therapy programs, announced that Cary Edgar will speak at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Texas Orthopedic Administrators Society on using data to optimize both the quality and profitability of ancillary physical and occupational therapy.

Mr. Edgar will share key PT/OT specific benchmarks and address why a PT/OT provider or practice may be below benchmarks. He will also discuss how to use data, such as average procedures/visit, to determine whether therapists are treating patients for an appropriate period of time and whether they are capturing all appropriate charges. Payment trends will also be addressed, including how higher co-pays and deductibles are affecting average visits/patient and overall PT/OT profitability.

According to Cary Edgar, “PT/OT margins can shrink very rapidly and therefore proactive management of provider and support staff productivity and overall efficiency based on real-time data is an absolute necessity.”

About PTM

PT Management Support Systems (PTM) is a nationwide physical therapy management and consulting firm that improves the performance of physical and occupational therapy programs for physician groups, hospitals and health systems. Its highly experienced PT consultants maximize efficiencies and profitability for clients by focusing three critical areas: PT compliance, finances and operations. Its troubleshooting, assessments and audits of physical therapy practices and programs pinpoint areas that need attention, followed by concrete recommendations for improvement or assistance implementing necessary changes.