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ICD-10 and ICF, Better Together

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes health is on a continuum ranging from; the worst of health conditions to the best of health, the lowest functional ability to the highest.1 WHO developed the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems (ICD) to describe health conditions.2 Currently the United States health care system uses the tenth edition of the ICD, ICD-10. However, WHO recognized that describing a health condition by solely utilizing ICD-10 terminology does not adequately define the impact health conditions have on function1.

By F. Mark Amundson, PT, DPT, DSc, MA, ATC, SCS, CSCS



Barking Up the Wrong Tree

By Terry C. Brown, PT, DPT

Recently I was traveling by air, which is something I do a lot of as your president. Flying is an experience that has gone from a luxury seat with concierge service to something short of a cattle car minus the electric prods. Nevertheless, this particular trip was greatly improved by a free upgrade to first class. Read More


Defining Value


When I went to write this letter, and stopped to consider the theme of this issue, “Defining Value,” I realized it was an ideal topic for closing out 2016.
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Administrator's Edge

Establish shared goals of success for both patients and clients. In any field, improving performance and accountability depends on having a shared goal that unites the interests and activities of all.
By Brian J. Gallagher, PT

Advocacy in Action

CMS Seeks to Expand Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model to Surgical Hip and Femur Fracture Treatment Episodes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) remains focused on regulations to move away from fee-for-service (FFS) and toward value-based payment systems.
By Alpha Lillstrom Cheng, JD, MA

Book Review

The Power of Full Engagement The Power of Full Engagement asserts that energy management is the key to high performance and improved health, happiness, and balance in the workplace.
By Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz | Reviewed by Susan Nowell, PT, DPT


Compliance Q & A Therapists and practice owners are in a complicated and risky situation when it comes to finding accurate answers to compliance requirements.
By Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP


Promote Your Practice The public’s perception of private practice physical therapy is generally disappointing. As a profession we have struggled to come up with terms or statements that truly help the public understand what we do and who we are.
By Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

PPS On The Move

Member Spotlight - Michael Wah, PT, OSC
Michael Wah, PT, OSC, is the owner of Active Life and Sports Physical Therapy in Maryland.

Why They Buy - The Magic Metrics!
A lot of rehabilitation companies have matured to a point where they are developing and utilizing operations, and even financial budgets.
By Paul Martin, PT, MPT, CBI, M&AMI

Five-Minute Fix: Create 5 KPIs for Your Practice
There are hundreds of metrics you can use to gauge the performance of your practice.
By Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA


Call to Action! PPS Mastermind Group Program Announced
If you have been to a national meeting, such as the Private Practice Section (PPS) Annual Conference, you have no doubt enjoyed the opportunity to exchange business ideas and stories with fellow members from around the country at the bar, over coffee, or in the exhibit hall between sessions.

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