Best Practices

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.
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.
Our exclusive Q&A explores the challenges surmounted, perks gained, and revenue management improvements that can be made through billing software.
Proper preparation and a few healthy habits can assure recreational athletes are consistently ready for action.
Creativity, problem-solving, and assessment help forge the foundation for a work conditioning/hardening program.
At a recent Risk Management Society (RIMS) Conference, One Call Care Management reports that it outlined challenges for workers’ compensation stemming from a trend of obesity among workers and key strategies intended to control claims costs and improving outcomes for obese, injured workers.
hip pain
In a recent study, University of Oxford researchers state that nearly 8% of components used in primary hip replacements in 2011 were implanted without readily identifiable evidence of clinical effectiveness.
A recent study suggests that the use of high-density foam mattresses may allow the standard 2-hour patient repositioning schedule, intended to minimize pressure ulcers, to be extended up to 3 or 4 hours.
A survey indicates that clinicians and nurses are highly vulnerable to work injuries, leading to missed shifts and altered activities while on the job.
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A recent donation has allowed University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences, to launch what it calls the "first university-based military medicine center for wounded warriors on the West Coast."
HydroWorx has announced that October 10 it will host a 1 hour webinar centered on shoulder surgery aquatic rehabilitation and techniques.
apta workshop
RMS offers a new half-day "Documentation & Coding Summit" to clinic owners and directors, designed to help protect practices, help fulfill requirements of their Corporate Compliance Policy, and ensure understanding of professional responsibility.
Clinicient highlights support for Medicare functional limitation reporting in its web-based electronic medical record (EMR) software.
Edgar, co-founder of Ancillary Care Solutions, will address data-driven management at the annual conference of the Texas Orthopaedic Association and Texas Association of Orthopaedic Executives.
To better ensure older driver safety and comfort, AAA has updated its "Smart Features for Older Drivers" resource to address a broader range of health conditions and include new data about 2012 vehicle features.
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A look at conventional vestibular rehab practices and the latest technologies that complement them.
Understanding the complexities behind foot drop can help clinicians provide patients with stepping stones to recovery.