A recent audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of claims during a 6-month period in 2013 finds $367 million in Medicare funds that were overpaid to physical therapists for services that did not comply with Medicare requirements.
Collaboration among rehab disciplines helps pinpoint the ideal timing for multifactorial decisions about bracing. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation therapists Farris Fakhoury, PT, DPT, and Rich Klager, PT, DPT, NCS, explain the details in this Physical Therapy Products full-length feature.
With healthcare costs projected to rise 4.9% in 2020, many large companies are ready to try something new. They plan to spend more upfront to try to prevent higher costs later on. For conditions like chronic back pain, that means trying to prevent injuries or treat them with innovative physical therapy to avoid surgery and potentially, opioid additions, Reuters reports.