Everyone has heard stories about hackers accessing sensitive information — such as Social Security numbers or credit card data — leading to identity theft, stolen credit or tax fraud. But medical record information can also be the focus of an information breach. For this reason, patients may be apprehensive to share critical medical and billing…

When exercise is fun, you may not even realize you’re getting fit. For example, some people loathe the gym — the sweaty locker room, the group fitness mentality or even being self-conscious all keep them at home. But ask these same people to join a summer sports league or take a hike in the woods,…

Participating in a provider network and accepting reimbursement from an insurance carrier can help drive patients to your clinic, but as all out patient clinic managers know, this payment source comes with its own stressors. For example, the reimbursement process can be complex and may require a member of your billing department to dedicate ample…

Experienced PT needed for long term hospital contract in Michigan pt travel job. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in inpatient, outpatient and acute care. The majority of the work will be in outpatient. We are seeking a Physical Therapist (PT) to provide quality hospital physical therapy services for our client. This Physical Therapist…

CrossFit has been gaining popularity as an effective way to get fit in a team atmosphere. It’s a similar concept to taking classes at the gym and feeling camaraderie with other gym members — but CrossFit takes it to the extreme with intensity and competition. Supporters of the popular fitness craze say it focuses on…

Resources for patient home education have changed drastically in the last 10 years. Video demonstrations and exercise plan customization are now available via numerous home exercise software programs. These tools can bring professional instruction into a patient’s home. Soon, home exercise programs may even be able to remind and monitor patients as they exercise at…

Sit-ups are getting bad press lately. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported the dangers of sit-ups to lower back injury, with experts recommending alternate, safer ab-strengthening exercises. So, what does this mean for physical therapists in terms of patient treatment recommendations? “No more sit ups” may be a paradigm shift within your…

It’s always a great idea to keep learning, and podcasts offer Physical Therapists an opportunity to pick up new knowledge in their free time. And what better place to invest an hour in learning about something new than in your car? Just imagine how quickly your commute will drift by as you listen to the…

Knee replacement surgeries have increased in frequency in the U.S. In fact, from 2000–2012, Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries increased from 250,000 to more than 600,000 per year. This could be due, in part, to our aging population of baby boomers, as well as the uptick in cases of obesity. However, another possibility is that…

Referrals

Since today’s healthcare consumers often “shop” online for rehab options, rehabilitation providers that have a robust online and social media presence have a significant advantage when it comes to generating referrals. However, maintaining an online presence take time and expert know-how.  If you can afford it, outsourcing your digital marketing makes sense. At the very…

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