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


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: Mediware 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: Mediware on Thursday, March 15, 2018 Outpatient Rehab

Medicare’s Therapy Cap for Outpatient Rehab


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

3 Takeaways from APTA PPS 2017


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


  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

The Front Office: Gatekeeper for Your Rehab Facility


At most rehabilitation facilities, the “front office” and/or the admissions coordinator shoulders a variety of responsibilities, including facilitating the intake process and serving as a liaison between his or her organization and its referral sources. As a critical cog in…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Thursday, October 19, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

Happy National PT Month!

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Every fall, physical therapists celebrate the profession’s transformative power during a month of outreach, reflection, and focused communication. October’s National Physical Therapy Month turns 25 this year, and practitioners around the country are taking the opportunity to raise awareness for…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Thursday, October 12, 2017 Inpatient Rehab, Outpatient Rehab

3 Tips to More Rehab Referrals

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Hospital outpatient (HOP) rehabilitation facilities rely on referrals to achieve performance goals. A recent webinar from the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association identified three vital areas you need to focus on to send more referrals to your hospital’s rehab facility: 1. Remain…

Written by: Shawn Hewitt on Monday, October 2, 2017 Outpatient Rehab

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network: Which is Right for You?

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When starting up new clinics, rehab professionals often wonder if they should choose in-network or out-of-network payment systems. There’s no right or wrong answer, but there are a few differences to keep in mind as you decide what’s best for…

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