Category Archives: DR. MARCIA THOMPSON, DPT

Why Physical Therapists Are Falling Over Balance….Part 2

Dr. Marcia Thompson continues the discussion about Physician Quality Reporting Initiatives (PQRI) and how physical therapists can increase their reimbursement from Medicare by 2% if a screen for risk factors is performed.  In this episode, Dr. Thompson explains exactly what a Therapist must do to participate in the PQRI program as it relates to fall risk factors.  Once [...]

Why PT’s Are Falling Over Balance; Part 1

Earlier in the year on PT Talker, Fran Fowler caught the attention of our listeners when she mentioned new guidelines from Medicare regarding fall risk factors and balance assessments.  Specifically, when fall risk factors are identified by the physician, the Dr. must show he or she is doing something to mitigate the problem and work towards a solution. To follow [...]