"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

Friday, July 29, 2011

Medicare Auditor Describes Threats to Physical Therapists

Come listen to Kathleen Hargreaves, CPA of Kerkering/Barberio in Sarasota speak about Medicare Audits Under the Shared Savings Program (ACOs) at the Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice Seminar in Orlando, August 20-21, 2011.

Kathleen will describe the threats faced by physical therapist private practices, physician and hospital outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies under the new Medicare Shared Savings Program beginning January 1,2012.

The Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice are a group of eight clinics originally located near Tampa, Florida that incorporated in 2010 as a non-profit physical therapist advocacy group. Our activities this year include the following:

  • the August 2011 Medicare ACO Seminar in Orlando
  • Signing a group discount purchasing agreement with a major national physical therapy supply company
  • Becoming large enough to negotiate with state Workers' Compensation companies for better physical therapy contracts.

You can sign up for the August 2-day, 14-CEU seminar here using the web form at the FLPTPP website or you may also register by calling either one of these phone numbers:

1.813.874.2500 (office)

Toll Free: 888-MSK-4331

The course is being held at the Lake Buena Vista Embassy Suites. The Reservation phone number is (407) 239-1144. Ask for the $85 seminar pricing.

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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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