Managed physical medicine has come a long way in the past 20 years. Previously, carriers and TPAs had no way to effectively manage the utilization of physical therapy, occupational therapy or chiropractic services.
Today’s managed care organizations have made impressive strides in managing over-utilization and associated costs. This is no doubt an improvement from the haphazard systems in place two decades ago. But are there instances where the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction?
The latest guide from MedRisk includes the information you need about creating a holistic, patient-centered approach for physical medicine including:
- Flexible evidence-based guidelines
- Patient education
- Conservative care