Entries by Tom Jorno

Physical Therapy Billing | Best Practices from Michael Walsh, PT

Michael Walsh, PT: I’m doing my documentation as I go. The hardest thing for me is if I become swamped or have a patient who just kind of shows up and they’re a new patient. [youtube_video] hhBacYFiNA0 [/youtube_video] I’ve got some establish patients here and stuff like that, I’ll make notes occasionally you know little…

APTA Guide for Professional Conduct for Physical Therapists

Purpose This Guide for Professional Conduct (Guide) is intended to serve physical therapists in interpreting the Code of Ethics (Code) of the American Physical Therapy Association (Association), in matters of professional conduct. The Guide provides guidelines by which physical therapists may determine the propriety of their conduct. It is also intended to guide the professional…

Physical Therapy Curriculum | Board of Directors Updates Coursework

Physical Therapy Curriculum updated. At its October 11. 2007 conference call, the FSBPT Board of Directors increased the current credit requirements in the Coursework Evaluation Tool effective April 1, 2008: General coursework: From 54 to 60 credits Non Clinical Professional Education: From 46 to 67 credits Total Professional Education: From 69 to 90 credits Total…

Hippotherapy as a Treatment Tool for Physical Therapists

Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy treatment tool that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional outcomes. Equine movement provides multidimensional movement, which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The horse provides a dynamic base of support, making it an excellent tool for increasing trunk strength and control,…

Fair OT Coverage Under Medicare: LCDs FAQ

How to Advocate for Fair OT Coverage Under Medicare: LCDs FAQ Regional Medicare Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) are undergoing some changes. Under the Medicare Program, Medicare contracts with regional corporate entities that process and pay claims for services provided in their regions which may range from one state to multiple states to parts of states.…

Physical Therapy Business Control | How Do You Get What You Want in Your Own Clinic? Part 1

Chris Martin interviews Diane McCutcheon Chris: In your experience, what are the top 3 reasons for sub-optimal practice performance, Diane? Diane: Any service has 3 key components: process, people, and technology. When the practice owner neglects any one of them or fails to operate all three of them correctly, the practice starts operating sub-optimally, or…

Physical Therapy | Brain Injury Prevention Program

The initiative was developed to raise awareness about preventing, recognizing, and responding to fall-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults. The Help Seniors Live Better, Longer: Prevent Brain Injury initiative reaches out to children and caregivers of adults 75 and older with messages to help them understand ways to prevent falls, the leading cause…

Physical Therapy Billing | Win the Reimbursement Battle and Increase their Patient Visits in the New Year

Bellmore, NY (PRWEB) November 5, 2010 Measurable Solutions, a management training and consulting company, and bestPT a physical therapy billing service network, are joining forces to provide practice owners with needed tools to improve their reimbursements and expand their practices. “I hired my second PT in 3 months! My third PT after 7 months! I…

Physical Therapy Business | 20-Step Plan for Opening Up a Private Practice

This is an overview of the 20 Step Plan for opening up a Private Practice that is available to members of the Private Practice Section of the APTA. The entire 20 Step Plan for Opening Up a Private Practice is available to members under the Practice Management section by visiting the APTA web site. This…