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Your Questions Answered: APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry

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As health care regulations continue to rapidly change, alternative payment models are becoming more common across health care settings. Successfully demonstrating the quality and efficiency of your services is now more important than ever. However, many organizations are still struggling…

Written by: Allie Shook on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

3 Regulatory Takeaways for Rehab Providers from the AMRPA Spring Conference 2018

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The American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) serves as rehab providers’ beacon for advocacy and is committed to the interests of rehab providers across the continuum of care. Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the AMRPA Spring Conference…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab

How to Attract and Retain Clients: An Interview with Renowned Physical Therapist Karen Litzy, PT, DPT

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Karen Litzy, PT, DPT runs a successful, concierge style PT practice in New York City where clients have the luxury of one-on-one hour-long sessions in the comfort of their home or office. Karen’s promise to her clients is to treat…

Written by: Allie Shook on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Outpatient Rehab

Marketing Your Physical Therapy Practice: The Six Big Questions

Aaron LeBauer PT, DPT, LMBT, RYT, has helped thousands of physical therapists create, grow, and market cash-based physical therapy businesses. Shortly after graduating from PT school, he opened LeBauer Physical Therapy in Greensboro, NC, a 100% cash-based clinic that would…

Written by: Allie Shook on Thursday, March 15, 2018 Outpatient Rehab

A Q&A with Jerry Durham, PT

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Jerry Durham is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on physical therapy practice. He is also a therapist and practice owner who has worked in a variety of settings, from small independent clinics to large hospitals. Since the beginning of…

Written by: Allie Shook on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

OP Therapy Cap: Congress Votes on Full Repeal

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We have been waiting to see if, how, and when there would be repeal or replace legislation that would impact the recent therapy payment cap exceptions expiration that went into effect on January 1, 2018.  On February 9, 2018, President…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Monday, February 12, 2018

Medicare’s Therapy Cap for Outpatient Rehab

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The therapy cap exception process for use of the KX modifier and the manual medical review (MMR) process expired at the end of 2017.  That means that without a change or an extension of the therapy cap exceptions process, beneficiaries…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Outpatient Rehab

CMS Updates Policy to Fight the Opioid Crisis

In early November 2017, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a policy allowing states to design demonstration projects to improve treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance abuse disorders (SUD). The announcement followed president Donald…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Monday, November 27, 2017

3 Takeaways from APTA PPS 2017

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I had the pleasure of attending and exhibiting at the APTA PPS 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago Nov 1-4.  It is always a well-attended show with private practice owners, clinicians, and vendors learning and sharing with one another about process,…


CMS Final Rule and Impact to the Therapy Cap

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  At the end of October, I blogged about a bipartisan proposal to repeal the therapy cap exception process for OT/PT/SLP.  This bipartisan effort was through the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the House Energy…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

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