"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

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Will Your Physical Therapy Clinic Close by 2020?

Why One-Third of Hospitals Will Close By 2020, written by by David Houle and Jonathan Fleece, JD, on the KevinMD website is a thought provoking and timely for private practice physical therapists.

Jonathan Fleece is my hometown healthcare attorney in Bradenton, Florida.

His firm, Blalock Walters, has helped out the Florida Physical Therapists in Private Practice (FLPTPP) by providing Michael Magidson, Esq. to speak on Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) at our inaugural convention in August 2011 in Orlando.

Jonathan's new book, The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America should be required reading for private practice clinicians who want to remain competitive and profitable in 2020.

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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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