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2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed by CMS – Call To Action

As promised, we have reviewed the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule proposed by CMS. There are many complexities that we must study before we can give you all of the details. In the meantime, please consider reviewing the items (via links) listed below so you can have the information readily available. It is critical that you […]

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Direct Access in Texas for Physical Therapy

The wait for Direct Access in Texas for physical therapy is nearly over (this means treatment with out referral)!  The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has approved a draft of the proposed Rules that will govern the new provisions for Direct Access in the Practice Act. These Rules are the vehicle that give Direct […]

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Physical Therapy HR – How to Properly Handle an Employee’s Sick Leave

Physical Therapy HR (Human Resources) is an important component of the operations of any physical therapy practice. Employees are the key to any business’s success, so when an employee comes to you and reveals that they are struggling with an illness and need sick leave, you need to react quickly and clearly to keep your […]

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Physical Thearpy OSHA Compliance

Physical therapy OSHA Compliance is of utmost importance when running a sound private practice.  So many practice owners think it’s ‘overkill’ or ‘we aren’t a hospital, so why do we have to do these things?’.  OSHA addresses and provides regulation to ensure the safety of patients, therapist and employees within your practice. What do we […]

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Physical Therapy HIPAA Compliance: What A HIPAA Violations Mean for Your Practice

Physical Therapy HIPAA Compliance can be overwhelming if you don’t know enough about protecting your patients health information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been protecting the privacy and security of certain health information for Americans everywhere since its implementation in 1996. Despite its intentions, there continues to be a concern for […]

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Compliance for Physical Therapy – What are the Rules and Requirements Anyway?
What Does This Mean for Your Practice and Why Should You Care

Compliance for Physical Therapy… the required evil that everyone with a physical therapy practice wants to avoid.  What does this mean for your practice and why should you care? Why You Need Compliance for Physical Therapy Practices What does this mean for your practice and why should you care?  In a broad sense it means […]

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Mandatory Claims Submissions… Is it really Mandatory? Here’s What You Should Know!

  Physical therapists must submit claims to Medicare for covered services provided to Medicare patients. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Manditory Claims Sumbmissions?  Is it Really Manditory?  Here’s What You Should Know! Last week I jointly presented a program about Medicare’s Mandatory Claims Submission requirement with Kara Gainer, JD, Director of Regulatory […]

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HIPAA Compliance – What Physical Therapy Practice Owners Need to Know

It can be a daunting task for small business owners to navigate the complexities of physical therapy HIPAA compliance. Questions and Answers Regarding HIPAA that all Physical Therapy Practice Owners Should Know WHILE WE TYPICALLY FOCUS ON ISSUES RELATED to payment compliance, it is paramount that we understand what other federal regulations apply to us as practitioners […]

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HIPAA Compliance Issues for Physical Therapists – Avoid Small Issues that Can Cost Big Money
Top HIPAA Issues by Healthcare Providers

In this post, BCMS will point out How can you avoid HIPAA Compliance issues for physical therapists. The Office of Civil Rights compiled a list of the top 10 HIPAA compliance issues for 2017.   Their investigations and enforcement of HIPAA resulted in millions of dollars in fines and penalties.   Take a moment to look at […]

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Physical Therapy Private Practice Compliance – Where to Start
How to make sense of physical therapy compliance!

Many practice owners believe that physical therapy private practice compliance is a complex problem.  It doesn’t have to be.  In this post, we will outline exactly where you should start. Physical Therapy Private Practice Compliance Points to Address First, identify the regulations, laws, rules and policies that govern your work.  These could include: Federal, state […]

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