Category: Practice Management

Compliance

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Reflexion Health's VERA Awarded Quality Certification

VERA, a virtual physical therapy platform designed to enable clinicians to remotely monitor patients outside the clinic, has been awarded International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485:2016 certification for medical device quality management systems, according to Reflexion Health.

Medicare & Insurance

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APTQI Urges Congress, CMS to Allow Reimbursement for Physical Therapy Telehealth Services Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to protect vulnerable patient populations from the transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) called on Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to amend Place of Service Billing Codes and provide waivers to allow reimbursement for physical therapy services delivered through telehealth appointments, it reports.

Workplace Injury Management

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Workers in Pain: Employers Take a New Twist to Prevent Costly Injuries

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.