"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, December 17, 2008

A physical therapist sticks to his knitting

I hang with physical therapists.

I stick to my knitting.

Here at Physical Therapy Diagnosis I try to provide the point of view of a private practice physical therapist trying to understand and cope with the United States health care system in general and Medicare in particular.

Lately, I've blogged a lot about the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RACS).

Sometimes, though, you may want the full story - a comprehensive approach.

I've linked to this timely update on 'news' involving the RACs.

This blog offers a timely update on RACs, primarily on their impact on long-term acute care hospitals.

Keep looking at all the posts on this blog for some in-depth analysis of RACs and their specific impact on physical therapists.

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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.

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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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