Practice Management

Physicians who often refer patients to therapists may be wondering how to charge for Medicare services, now that the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula's 21% rate cut ostensibly is in effect. The cut could become null by April 14, however, if the Senate approves a bill to repeal the SGR when it reconvenes April 13.
The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA), Washington, DC, reports that more than 100 small health care providers have already shut down because of delays, and that an estimated backlog of 1.5 million appeals are stalled.
Healthcare stakeholders may still be questioning what net effects of the Affordable Care Act will have on their careers and businesses. A March 25 webinar hosted by New York-based athenahealth Inc aims to answer these questions with discussion by two of the healthcare IT firm's top leaders.
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A new webinar focuses on three methods to increase compliance in the physical therapy office as a way to save time and money. This free webinar, presented by bestPT, is available online now.
Active Rx, based in Westborough, Mass, is offering an opportunity for physical therapists to become business owners. The company report that it is offering financial incentives to physical therapists who want to open an ActiveRx Active Aging Center franchise before September 30.
According to a recent survey of primary care clinicians whose work includes wound care, access to products that successfully offload the heel for improved pressure ulcer prevention are highly desirable. Ease of use, durability and easy-to-clean designs were among the characteristics survey respondents most preferred.
Thought leaders at outpatient PT clinics on both coasts brainstormed about the trends they see taking shape in the industry throughout 2015. Among those trends are an increasing scarcity of small practices and the rebellion of PTs and patients against utilization management companies.
Physical therapy is one of several health care professions that stands to lose clients to physician-owned businesses because of loopholes in the Stark laws. A recent Journal of the American Medical Association evaluates the few options for closing these loopholes, including blunt legislative action.
The Joint Commission has awarded its Gold Seal of Approval to Tucson, Ariz-based Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, for the facility’s knee, hip, ankle, and shoulder total-joint replacement programs. The facility is the first in the United States to receive the seal for all four programs.
This podcast explains how TotalInsight combines transparent, cloud-based software with a dedicated team of experts to manage A/R follow-up, denial management, and practice metrics with superior results.
Two exclusive new podcasts produced by Rehab Management take a fresh look at the topics of compliance and clinical productivity, and offer valuable information to help clinicians better understand and manage the potential benefits—and potholes—of each area. The podcasts feature compliance expert Nancy Beckley, president of Nancy Beckley & Associates, and Ryan Flanary, PT, vice president of outpatient services and healthforce at Valir Health. Podcasts are sponsored by Clinicient.
As part of Rehab Management’s longest running podcast series, Nancy Beckley details the hot topics in compliance for therapy providers in 2015.
Frank Long, Editorial Director of Rehab Management speaks with Ryan Flanary, PT, vice president of outpatient services and healthforce at Valir Health, about how integrated clinical and revenue cycle management software can help clinics optimize productivity and billing to reach their true profit potential. Sponsored by Clinicient.
Our exclusive Q&A explores the challenges surmounted, perks gained, and revenue management improvements that can be made through billing software.
The Senate recently approved the IMPACT Act; legislation intended to improve post-acute care for Medicare beneficiaries while paving the way for more accountable, quality-driven benefits to patients.
Legislators sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting that it provide an explanation regarding recent policy changes impacting many Americans living with neurological and degenerative disabilities.
Experts delve into the multifaceted nature of cloud-based software systems, offering insight for existing users and key considerations when transition is on the horizon.
According to a Medicare risk compliance web-based survey launched by Clinicient, 64% of its respondents are at significant risk for Medicare regulatory noncompliance and consequential cash flow issues, denied claims, Medicare fines, and higher overhead costs for audit preparation and response.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued final 2015 rules for prospective payment systems for long-term care and acute care hospitals.
SI-BONE Inc, a medical device company that offers the iFuse Implant System designed for fusion of the sacrolliac (SI) joint, reports that it has been provided positive coverage for its MIS SI joint fusion procedure, thanks to a policy update published by Priority Health (Michigan).