What are Functional Limitation Reporting G-Codes?

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 23, 2018 11:51:00 AM

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), G-codes are “used to report a beneficiary’s functional limitation being treated and note whether the report is on the beneficiary’s current status, projected goal status, or discharge status.” CMS uses these codes to track information about Medicare beneficiaries’ “function and condition.”

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Tags: Billing, Functional Limitation Reporting, G-Codes

How much do Physical Therapists Make?

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 22, 2018 2:40:00 PM

Physical therapist salary can vary widely from state to state and is based on education and experience. Physical therapists can also make substantial income from being a traveling PT or by remaining hourly.

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Tags: Physical Therapy, Private Practice, Salary

What is the 8-Minute Rule?

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 19, 2018 10:32:03 AM

The 8-Minute Rule or “Rule of Eights” can be tricky if you don’t know the basics. Unfortunately, this “transaction” is a little more complex than purchasing your morning coffee.

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Tags: Billing, 8 Minute Rule

4 Mistakes That May Cause You to Lose Patients

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 15, 2018 7:56:00 AM

There can be many factors that go into a patient’s decision not to complete therapy—or maybe even complete it elsewhere. Location may be a factor, or the patient may have personal obstacles in the way. In most cases, however, the reasons for a patient disappearing from therapy lies within your practice.

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Tags: Physical Therapy, Patient Experience

4 Ways to Attract Direct Access Patients

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 13, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Direct access patients are available to all physical therapists, all over the country. Every state has at least some form of direct access, allowing PTs to take the driver seat in their patients’ health (APTA).

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Business Metrics You Should Track in a Physical Therapy Business

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 11, 2018 4:40:50 PM

Running a private physical therapy practice is like running any other business and requires monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting of metrics. Unfortunately, you probably didn’t get much business education while in PT school. Thank goodness for the internet, am I right?

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Tags: Business, Business Metrics

4 Ways to Increase Clinical Productivity

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 9, 2018 7:14:00 AM

The average person may think of being “productive” as getting a lot of things done during a workday or accomplishing certain daunting tasks. However, a physical therapist thinks of being “productive” a little differently—one may even cringe at the word.

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74-Year-Old Climbs 8,000 Foot Mountain… After Knee Surgery

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 5, 2018 11:54:00 AM

We all know someone who loves to be outside and just enjoy Mother Nature. Whether they are hiking, fishing, biking, or horseback riding, they always prefer the great outdoors. Richard Morrow, a 74-year-old Florida “snowbird,” originally from Michigan, fits this description to a T.

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Tags: Physical Therapy, Patient Story

PT Consolidation is Accelerating, Where Do You Fit?

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 3, 2018 8:01:00 AM

The physical therapy market has never been more saturated with consumers. Nearly 10,000 baby boomers are retiring daily and well-qualified investors looking for major growth industries have found a gold mine within physical therapy. As consolidation dramatically alters the PT industry, most private practice owners are not prepared to make informed decisions for their future.

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Tags: Physical Therapy, Private Practice, Consolidation

How Hiring Physical Therapy Assistants Can Make Your Practice More Efficient

Posted by FYZICAL on Jan 2, 2018 4:19:00 PM

Hiring one or more physical therapy assistants is a great way to make your practice more efficient. In some states, physical therapy assistants can take on patients and bring revenue into your clinic at a lower cost.

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Tags: Physical Therapy, Recruiting

Why enter the New Year the same way you ended this year?

Posted by FYZICAL on Dec 29, 2017 7:28:00 AM

Look at your business revenue and personal income, have they both increased phenomenally over the past year?

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Tags: Physical Therapy, Events

Are You Up To Date With The Latest Treatment Methods?

Posted by FYZICAL on Dec 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

How can you be sure your treatments are the most up to date, evidence-based protocols? You could be hurting your patients if not…

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Tags: Patient Story, Continued Education