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Research Spotlight: Could Exercise-Based Interventions Be the Answer to Preventing Occupational Low Back Pain?

A review of 28 published articles has determined which employer interventions are most effective at preventing LBP on the job.

Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think (Part 2 of 2)

In this two-part series, “Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think,” we explore some of the reasons why, despite positive overall claim trends, the percentage of claims with physical therapy (PT) involvement is on the rise – and why a managed physical medicine program continues to be a necessary component of workers’ comp managed care.

Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think (Part 1 of 2)

Occupational injury rates and workers’ comp claim frequency continue to decline. Is your total spend for musculoskeletal treatment following suit? In this two-part series, “Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think,” we explore some of the reasons why, despite positive overall claim trends, the percentage of claims with physical therapy (PT) […]

Early Physical Therapy Linked to Lower Opioid Use in Landmark Study

The opioid crisis has been declared a national Public Health Emergency. Can physical therapy help curb opioid use among musculoskeletal patients? A December 2018 study published in JAMA Network Open caps off a growing body of research demonstrating early physical therapy’s association with reduced opioid use. The study, which looked at data from 88,985 privately […]

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.