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Q4 2018 Legislative Updates

Here is a summary of legislative and regulatory developments and challenges for the fourth quarter of 2018 and their practical implications:

The 8 Minute Rule & Workers’ Comp

Most practices are familiar with Medicare’s “8 Minute Rule” for billing time-based CPT codes. While Medicare historically required compliance with the rule, most workers’ compensation regulations did not address it. Until now.

Provider Spotlight: PhysicalOne™ Physical Therapy and Wellness

At PhysicalOne™ Physical Therapy and Wellness, holistic care is carried out through harmonized services delivered by a collaborative care team.

Does It Pay to Delay Physical Therapy? Study Says No

A new study shows that immediate referral to and initiation (within 3 days) of physical therapy may lead to reduced utilization and costs for acute LBP patients.

Primary Spine Practitioners: Reimagining the Care Pathway for Spine-Related Disorders

A new breed of spine care professionals strives to deliver more efficient, value-based care for those suffering from low back pain and other spine-related disorders.

Provider Spotlight: Strive™ Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

At Strive, outcomes are important, and the expectation to meet your goals applies to patients and providers alike.

Q3 2018 Legislative Updates

Here is a summary of legislative and regulatory developments and challenges for the third quarter of 2018 and their practical implications:

A Predictive Model for Conservative ACL Treatment – What the Workers’ Comp Industry Can Learn from a Sports Medicine Study

A new sports medicine study has identified early predictors of successful 2-year outcomes in those who opt for nonsurgical treatment of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

Provider Spotlight: UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

Patients tap into organization’s collective expertise at more than 70 locations in Western Pa.

Telerehab Exceeds Patient Expectation

Physical therapy – which is typically considered a very hands-on medical service – is another story. When asked, patients often have a hard time envisioning how physical therapy could possibly be delivered remotely.