Payment is quite possibly the number one concern of physical therapists in private practice. Many insurance companies have cut payment by 25 to 40 percent during the last five years.
By Paul Gaspar, PT, DPT, CCS
Those who know me well know that I am a huge proponent of federalization of insurance laws. Now, before you stop reading, let me make it clear that I am not referring to a single payer system but a system where one set of laws are applied in all 50 states (just like interstate banking and commerce laws).
By Jim Hall, CPA
Last month, I wrote an article providing a general overview of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented on April 1, 2016, in 67 geographic areas impacting approximately 800 hospitals that are paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).
By Rick Gawenda, PT
Change continues to dominate the payment landscape for Private Practice Section (PPS) members and health care providers across the spectrum. The challenge of keeping pace with change and innovating clinic operations can be daunting at times. The Payment Policy Committee works diligently to be aware of payer and market changes as well as to develop and deliver practical resources for PPS members. Read More
I'm not sure about the rest of you, but the first thing I think of when I think of human resources is my onboarding process for my first hospital job. I had a lot of paperwork to fill out, a lot of tests to take, a few long days of orientation (during which I struggled to stay awake), and then finally I could start doing the job I wanted to do. I never even thought about Human Resources after that initial process because all of my other interactions were with my supervisor or director.Read More