"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, March 2, 2012

The Fight for Fair CoPays in PT in Motion

We've addressed physical therapist co-payments on this blog before:
Now, the flagship trade magazine of the American Physical Therapy Association has picked up the torch in the March 2012 issue of PT in Motion, The Fight for Fair CoPays.

Its worth reading no matter what setting you work in.

For those of you in Florida, the Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice have prepared a special White Paper on the CoPay issue which will be available to members.

Contact the FLPTPP website for more details.

Get informed.

If CoPay legislation hasn't come to your state yet it may be coming soon.

Physical therapists' patients need CoPay legislation.

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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.

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