"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, September 13, 2012

Town Hall Meeting Provokes Excitement

The Town Hall at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at the FPTA Annual Conference & Assembly of Representatives in Daytona Beach was interesting, exiting and invigorating.

We heard many passionate, intelligent and involved physical therapists voicing their opinions.

The differences of opinion were sharp but friendly. The divide spun on the future direction of the FPTA advocacy resources.

In other words, we do have some political and social capital but which way do we spend it?

  • Copayment legislation? 
  • Term Protection? 
  • PIP legislation?

Tomorrow, I will present How to Open a Private Practice in Line with APTA's Vision 2020 with Adam Geril, DPT and Adam Woods, a banker.

My contribution will be Using Functional Outcome Questionnaires to Get Medicare Compliance.

I hope you can make it.

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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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