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.
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.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has recently released its projections for jobs that will see future growth. Physical therapist and physical therapist assistant are among the top 10 high-paying jobs in 2030, according to estimates from The Motley Fool.
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.