Practice & Advocacy

Gain valuable insights, resources, and strategies to strengthen your professional journey and equip yourself with knowledge and tools to help advocate for the advancement of the pelvic health physical therapy profession! Stay informed on the latest legislative issues that impact Physical Therapists (PTs), Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs), Physical Therapy Students (SPTs), and the patients and clients we serve on a state and federal level.

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Federal Fridays | May 8, 2015
Federal Fridays | May 8, 2015

The GOOD NEWS is, as many of you have already heard, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) was repealed preventing a 21% “reeducation” (polito-speak for reduction) in Medicare payments. For our therapists who treat patients with Medicare, expect a 0.5% tick up in payments from our government beginning J Continue Reading

Postedby Karen Lynne Litos
Date posted05/8/2015


Best Practices in Medicare Billing
Best Practices in Medicare Billing

You may recall reading an article published in the New York Times on April 28, 2014 regarding fraudulent billing practices of a physical therapist. Based on newly released Medicare data this therapist appeared to have treated approximately 1950 Medicare patients in 2012 resulting in 183,000 treatmen Continue Reading

Postedby Gail Heather Zitterkopf
Date posted05/1/2015


Risk Management 101
Risk Management 101

In the healthcare environment, physical therapy professionals are finding new ways to expand their services to meet identified patient care needs, including opportunities within the area of women’s health. Continue Reading

Postedby Patricia Wolfe
Date posted12/31/2013


Documentation 101
Documentation 101

One of the easily forgotten elements of professionalism is documentation! Attention to the mundane task of recording the elements of your treatment approach with clarity and consistency both protects your revenue source and can assist in reducing your litigious risk. Continue Reading

Postedby Susan E. George
Date posted12/31/2009