PT/OT Chart Audits: Got Downtime??

We are amidst unprecedented times in the physical therapy profession. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus much of the world is focusing on isolation.  At the time of writing this, there is little evidence to know if those measures will have been needed or not.  When there is no map to follow, proceeding with […]

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse Part2: Q & A with an Attorney

How To Report Questionable Practices in Physical and Occupational Therapy. So let’s get right down to it! If you have not read Part 1 of this series, please do so here.  It gives some background into the terrible state of fraud, waste and abuse in physical any occupational therapy.  It also gives some good reason […]

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Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Skilled Care (Part 1)

A Big Problem in Physical and Occupational Therapy Part 1 This new year 2020 has every physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist on pins and needles as to how clinics and rehab centers are going to stay open.  Opinions, rumors and even conspiracy theories abound in regards to the major payment changes Medicare introduced […]

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Medical Necessity In Rehab

Two Important Words Before I go too deep into the world of rehabilitation utilization and clinical review I think it important to establish an understanding of one very key phrase: Medical Necessity.  Just about all decisions involving the health care of an individual revolve around those two words. You would think, that with basically two […]

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The BIG Question In Pre-Authorization

Where’s the Beef [aka PT visits]? A new year has just started, and this is the starting of a new and exciting PT/rehab related blog (that I know you are just going to love! Who doesn’t love talking about health care problems and insurance issues?). Being my first real blog post, I wanted to start […]

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…Rendering…

I will keep this post short. In the near future there will exist a blog that combines some of the most devious and dastardly topics in the physical therapy realm know to man with high-brow hilarity and witty wisdom. The profession of PT stands at a cross-roads. Do we continue down our current path? Towards […]

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