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So You Wanna Blow the Whistle: How to Report Fraud and Abuse in Health Care – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

So You Wanna Blow the Whistle: How to Report Fraud and Abuse in Health Care Every so often, we receive messages from providers who have observed downright concerning and potentially fraudulent practices in their healthcare organizations—but aren’t sure what to do about it. As such, we thought it was high-time to provide some best practices for navigating fraud—specifically, how to approach Medicare fraud reporting. Of course, accidents happen. Things may get overlooked from time to time. But, if you suspect…

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Everything PTs Need to Know About Accepting Medicare Assignment – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Everything PTs Need to Know About Accepting Medicare Assignment Over the years, we’ve written quite a few blog posts about Medicare—covering everything from Medicare and direct access to Medicare supervision requirements—and I don’t foresee that stopping any time soon. After all, there are so many intricacies and nuances to navigating Medicare that we have fodder to write until, well, either the end of time or the end of Medicare—whichever comes first. Today, let’s review one of the most fundamental Medicare…

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FAQ: MIPS and S’more: 2020 Final Rule Highlights – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

FAQ: MIPS and S’more: 2020 Final Rule Highlights Okay, we’ll admit it: it’s probably the worst time of year to go camping. (It may not snow a whole lot in our lovely desert home, but even our December nights have gotten so, so bitterly cold.) But, that didn’t stop Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, WebPT Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer, and Rick Gawenda, PT, CEO of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, from hosting an hour-long camping-themed webinar where they talked about…

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Can PTAs Do Progress Notes? (And Other PTA and OTA Questions) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Can PTAs Do Progress Notes? (And Other PTA and OTA Questions) Recently, we’ve received a whole lot of questions about what physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) can and cannot do in practice—likely because many practice owners are re-evaluating staff roles and clinic operations in preparation of the Medicare reimbursement reduction for assistant-provided services, which takes effect in 2022. (Keep in mind, though, that providers need to begin affixing specific modifiers to assistant-provided services on January 1,…

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Yes, We Direct Bill Extended Health Benefits for Physiotherapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Yes, We Direct Bill Extended Health Benefits for Physiotherapy Another very common question we get from patients planning on booking an assessment at pt Health is whether or not we offer direct billing for Extended Health Benefits.The answer is yes, we do!What are Extended Health Benefits? Extended Health Benefits (EHB), also sometimes called Extended Health Care (EHC) or major medical benefits, are additional benefits that supplement expenses and services that are not covered by government funding plans. They are usually available through…

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