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Rehabilitation a part of HHS Finalized Provisions

The APTA recently announced the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized provisions in the Affordable Care Act.  The provision ensures that health plans offered both in individual and small groups must offer a core package of items and services.  Rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices are a part of the essential health benefits [...]

Physical Therapy Predictions for 2012

Wonder what trends may impact your clinic in 2012? Fran Fowler, health care expert and President of Fowler Healthcare Affiliates, Inc., once again shares her health care predictions with PT Talker.  In today’s podcast discover some industry changes you should be aware of for continued success in 2012 and beyond. Fowler continues to see cost [...]

Where Physical Therapy Fits in Accountable Care Organizations

As outlined in previous postings, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) aim to improve quality of care, lower costs and provide better outcomes.  In a second podcast with PT Talker, Jason Richardson, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, VP of Clinical Operations for Results Physiotherapy Centers shares ways he is working to make physical therapy the first line of defense [...]

Making the Case for Physical Therapy in Accountable Care Organizations

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), health care costs grew to over 16% of GDP in 2008. With projections of costs growing to 19% of GDP in the next decade, the need to make health care more efficient, improve outcomes and reduce costs has never been more important. New health care [...]