"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, February 29, 2012
Florida Physical Therapy Bill Passes House 114 to 0
A committee substitution (CS 1228) passed unanimously through the Florida House of Representatives today for the Florida Physical Therapy Association's (FPTA) Temporary Licensure bill attempting to change the physical therapist practice act.
This is not the final action for this piece of legislation since it still needs to pass the Florida Senate.
Keep up the communication with your local representatives and stay tuned to the FPTA website for up-to-date information on which legislator needs to be contacted for specific committee votes.
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.
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