"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

PT Manager Let Me Join the Conversation

I get a lot of information, questions and cues from the PT Manager 'list-serve' at Yahoo Groups.

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Watching and reading this list was part of my inspiration to take my proprietary Medicare compliance plan to market.

First, I did the following...

  • published the plan on my website at www.SimpleScore.com
  • started this blog
  • began doing seminars
  • wrote a 'how-to' workbook that demonstrates how we create 'bulletproof' notes and charts at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc.

The Yahoo Groups list serve covers a wide variety of topics, not all pertaining Physical Therapy Diagnosis or to Medicare compliance.

What is clear from reading the list is how many physical therapists are hungry for more information and less uncertainty.

Bottom line, most of us PT's didn't go to school to become doctors or Medicare experts.

We just want to treat our patients.

If you want to join the conversation then go sign up to and check out the PT Manager list serve at Yahoo Groups.

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Tim Richardson, PT owns a private practice at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc in Palmetto, Florida. The clinic website is at MedicalArtsRehab.com.

Bulletproof Expert Systems: Clinical Decision Support for Physical Therapists in the Outpatient Setting is a manager's workbook with stories, checklists, charts, graphs, tables, and templates describing how you can use paper-based or computerized tools to improve your clinic's Medicare compliance, process adherence and patient outcomes.

Tim has implemented a computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system in his clinic since 2006 that serves as a Reminder, Alerting, Prompting and Predicting CDS using evidence-based tests and measures.

Tim can be reached at
TimRichPT@BulletproofPT.com .

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