Entries by Tom Jorno

COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

COVID-19 Telehealth Program Purpose The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic.On April…

Therapy specific telehealth services that Cigna will cover during COVID-19 pandemic.

Therapy specific telehealth services that Cigna will cover during COVID-19 pandemic.   It has been reported that Cigna will allow providers to bill standard in-person visits for all telehealth visits, including those not related to COVID-19, through May 31. Here are the therapy services, and their respective codes, that Cigna will cover when provided via telehealth through…

A message from the President of Billing Dynamix:

Safety and Prepareness Statement Regarding Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) The purpose of this message is to inform you about our Business Continuity Plan in the face of a growing threat by COVID-19 pandemic and the related regulations, which could pose a significant business disruption. Worse, some payers are already taking advantage of the situation to keep…

Physical Therapy Futurology

by Hannah Mullaney, SPT Me: “What kind of exercise should I do?” Also me: “Mmmm, it’s too complicated.” “But I know it’s important for me.” “Probably costs lots of money. I don’t know.” “Just do anything, some push ups, planks, squats, jumping jacks!” “Oh look, I’m out of time.” These internal conversations abound when it comes to…

Physical Therapy Futurology

by Rachel Granzow, SPT As “rehabilitation” professionals, physical therapists are often considered to be mechanics of sort. Something goes “wrong” with the body and, as a result, movement is impaired, and, often, there is pain.  A PT can improve how the body moves in a variety of ways and as a result, the pain improves.…

Fall, 2018: What Is “Defensible Documentation?”

What Is “Defensible Documentation?” Hannah Mullaney Defensible documentation in the physical therapy world — what does this entail? A paper chart donned with purple gloves, yellow gown, and p99 respiratory mask? Or maybe a sleek EMR (electronic medical record) laced with the defensive skills of a black belt extraordinaire. Actually, it harkens to the diligent…

Summer, 2018: Is Physical Therapy the Worst Kept Secret in HealthCare?

  “I Still Believe Physical Therapy is the Worst Kept Secretin Healthcare” Brett Neilson I still believe physical therapy is the WORST kept secret in healthcare. Last year I wrote a blog titled “Physical Therapy – The WORST Kept Secret in Healthcare” which allowed for some great discussion by the readers on the topic of physical therapy…

May 2018: Imposter Syndrome in Graduate Students

Imposter Syndrome: Dealing with Feelings of Self-Doubt and Inadequacy in a Doctorate Level Program Rachel Harrison, SPT   Imposter syndrome (IS): a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.  Imposter…