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Cash-pay services
A changing healthcare environment
Healthcare policy
Joining an outpatient rehabilitation network
Managed care contracting
Measuring outcomes
OSHA, CMS and HIPPA compliance
Partnerships with PTPN
Patient satisfaction
PTPN members in the news
Smart business
Specialized care
Workers’ compensation

Cash-pay services

The dos and don’ts of wellness programs for your Medicare patients.
Impact. March 2015. Mitchel Kaye and Joyce Klee.

The evolution of the cash-pay business model. (PDF)‡
Impact. April 2013. Michael Weinper.

Should cash-pay wellness services be a part of your practice?
PTPN. February 22, 2013.

Cash in on Kinesio Taping® — a big hit with the athletes. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. November 2012.

Cash flow. ***
Today in PT. July 23, 2012. Teresa McUsic.

Boost your bottom line with cash-pay options: Discover wellness programs — a jackpot you can’t afford to pass up. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. June 2012.

Cash-pay wellness services: Strengthening your financial footing in an uncertain market. (PDF)‡
Impact. January 2011. Michael Weinper.

Physical therapists have what it takes: Meeting the health and fitness needs of Americans in challenging times. (PDF)‡
Impact. May 2010. Michael Weinper.

Incorporating cash-based strategies in private practice.
ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners. November 10, 2008. Christine Tarlecki.

The case for cash-pay.
ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation. September 1, 2008. Jonathan Bassett.

A changing healthcare environment

PTPN develops tools to help practices participate in CCJR payment program.
PT Products Online. April 6, 2016.

PTPN celebrates 30 years of service to the nation’s physical, occupational and speech therapists.
Evidence in Motion. May 29, 2015.

Developing stronger revenue streams and healthier communities: Lessons learned from private practice owners.
PTPN. October 22, 2013.

Innovators spotlight: PTPN successfully expands value proposition in changing marketplace.
Scott Public Relations. March 6, 2013. Joy Scott.

Meeting of the minds: An ADVANCE roundtable opines on operating a PT private practice today.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. January 8, 2013. Jonathan Bassett.

What PTs need to know about ACOs.
PTPN. November 26, 2012.

Contemporary topics in healthcare: Accountable Care Organizations. (PDF)††
PT in Motion. February 2012. Jane Sherwin.

Tune in: POPTS stir the pot in California. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. December 2011.

Impact Q & A: PTPN President and CEO Michael Weinper, PT, M.P.H. (PDF)‡
Impact. November 2010.

Referral-for-profit drives up healthcare costs.**
WorkCompCentral. October 8, 2009. Michael Weinper.

Referral-for-profit drives up health costs by creating inherent conflict of interest.
National Underwriter. September 25, 2009. Michael Weinper.

The “Managed Care Express” and the rise of the corporates. (PDF)‡
Impact. August 2008. James E. Glinn Sr. and Michael Weinper.

What should employers do about healthcare?
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. July 16, 2008. Michael E. Porter, Elizabeth O. Teisberg and Scott Wallace.

Healthcare policy

Coping with therapy caps.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine. January 28, 2014. Mitch Kaye.

Changes in Medicare for rehabilitation therapists in 2013.
PTPN. January 7, 2013.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What practice owners need to know as employers.
PTPN. December 7, 2012.

New legislation takes on therapy cap: If passed, bill would permanently repeal $1,870 ceiling for therapy services. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. June 2011.

What will healthcare reform mean for the private practitioner? (PDF)‡
Impact. January 2010. Michael Weinper and Jerry Connolly.
Note: Scroll to page 38 for the article.

Once again, it’s decision time for D.C. lawmakers.
Rehab Management. July 2008. Jerome B. Connolly.

A view from Capitol Hill: Congress acts at the last minute to avert Medicare cuts and caps.
Rehab Management. March 2008. Jerome B. Connolly.

Rehab providers face a rocky 2008 — If Congress doesn’t take action. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. January 2008.

What will Congress do? Medicare reimbursement, therapy caps and the PQRI. (PDF)*
Briefings in Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. December 2007.

PTPN lobbying for therapy to Congress. (PDF)*
Briefings in Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. October 26, 2006.

Make a difference: Write a dynamite letter to lawmakers. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. June 12, 2006.

Joining an outpatient rehabilitation network

PTPN expands national outpatient rehab network.
EIM Education Updates. June 11, 2014.

Outpatient rehabilitation network affects value, bottom line.
Managed Healthcare Executive. May 1, 2007. Michael Weinper.

Is joining a physical therapy partnership network a good choice?
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants. March 26, 2007.

Managed care contracting

Health plan contracting: Espionage or sabotage? (PDF)‡
Impact. November 2009. Nancy Rothenberg.
Note: Scroll to page 42 for the article.

Therapists: Master your contract negotiation tactics. (PDF)*
Briefings on Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. August 2009.

To sign or not to sign: Managed care contracts and your bottom line. (PDF)*
Briefings on Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. July 2008.

Talk business with your payers and strike hidden gold. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. October 26, 2006.

Measuring outcomes

PTPN releases two position papers on lowering costs, improving outcomes.
WorkCompWire. June 13, 2016.

PTPN partners with Quality Blue PT/OT program.
Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. April 29, 2014.

National payers adopt PTPN’s pay-for-outcomes program for physical therapy and occupational therapy services.
Managed Care Outlook. February 15, 2013.

“Pay for outcomes:” The future is now.
PTPN. November 9, 2012.

Four steps get your practice report-card ready to prove your quality care. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. January 2011.

Outcomes matter: Measure your performance and your patient recovery rates against your colleagues’. (PDF)*
Briefings in Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. December 2007.

Get benchmarking-serious with FOTO. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. March 2007.

PTPN to launch national rehab outcomes program.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants. December 19, 2006.

PTPN launching outcomes program next year.
WorkCompCentral. November 14, 2006.
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OSHA, CMS and HIPPA compliance

Three OSHA safeguards outpatient rehab clinics overlook. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. September 2008.

The rules of protection: How compliance with OSHA, HIPAA regulations applies to PT.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants. April 7, 2008. Sarah Long.

Remember: OSHA rules apply to rehab facilities. (PDF)*
Briefings in Outpatient Rehab. October 26, 2006.

Want to prepare for CMS’ P4P? Use this expert advice. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. January 27, 2006.

Partnerships with PTPN

Big news from our friends at PTPN in Louisiana: PTPN partners with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for innovative physical and occupational therapy program.
EIM Education Updates. April 28, 2014.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana drives value with innovative physical and occupational therapy program.
Blue Cross Blue Shield. April 8, 2014.

STOTT PILATES® and PTPN launch preferred vendor program.
STOTT PILATES. October 1, 2010.

PTPN selects FOTO system to track patient progress. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. January 2007.

PTPN hires new lobbyist. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. July 26, 2006.

Patient satisfaction

The happy patient: How satisfaction surveys can improve your practice and increase referrals.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants. April 9, 2007. Beth Puliti.

Gauge your patients’ satisfaction with regular surveys. (PDF)*
Briefings in Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. March 2007.

Don’t lose sight of your patients’ satisfaction. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. March 2007.

PTPN members in the news

Aqua cycling: A fun, soothing underwater workout.
Los Angeles Times. September 2, 2017. Lisa Boone.

Improve your golf swing with physical therapy.
Los Altos Town Crier. April 19, 2017. Kim Gladfelter.

Golden Bear grows physically: Ripon office opens this Wednesday.
Manteca Bulletin. March 27, 2017. Jason Campbell.

ProCare Physical Therapy of South Plainfield now offering vestibular rehabilitation program. March 17, 2016. Victoria Caruso.

Active measures: All Star Physical Therapy puts people on the mend and back on the move.
The Fallbrook/Bonsall Village News. March 10, 2016.

Rhode Island physical therapist discusses alternatives to rising opioid use.
PR Newswire. February 23, 2016.

Champion Physical Therapy holds open house.
Middlesboro Daily News. February 22, 2016.

Physical therapy for the physically fit?
The Hanford Sentinel. February 10, 2016.

Morris Hall, PLLC, Carefree Physical Therapy, Foothills Chiropractic, MH Financial open house.
Sonoran News. November 4, 2015.

All Star Physical Therapy welcomes new doctor.
Valley News. November 2, 2015.

Performance Physical Therapy will host second 5K run/walk.
The Valley Breeze. October 20, 2015.

ProCare Physical Therapy — First-class care, focused on you.
Tap into South Plainfield. October 19, 2015. Victoria Caruso.

Keys to fitness: Movement and brain function.
The Rafu Shimpo: Los Angeles Japanese Daily News. October 9, 2015. Sheila Yonemoto.

Talking aquatic physical therapy with pinnacle’s Theresa Locke.
The Pine Tree. June 8, 2015.

Kathy Whooley marks 30 years serving community.
Larchmont Chronicle. June 4, 2015. Jane Gilman.

See a physical therapist first for lower back pain.
The Hanford Sentinel. May 20, 2015. Maria Fermoile.

80% of Americans suffer from back pain that may be avoidable.
The Pine Tree. March 31, 2015.

Filtering out misinformation.
Hanford Sentinel. February 18, 2015. Maria Fermoile and Chris Telesmanic.

The all too common ankle sprain.
Hanford Sentinel. February 4, 2015. Maria Fermoile and Chris Telesmanic.

Kelly is part detective, part therapist.
Napa Valley Register. February 3, 2015. Jennifer Huffman.

Expert advice: Virginia “Gini” Davis.
Gambit. February 2, 2015. Emma Discher.

All Star Physical Therapy celebrates Grand Opening.
Fallbrook Bonsall Village News. November 6, 2014.

Two area PT clinics expand services for athletes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer. September 13, 2014. Tracey Romero.

Talking aquatic physical therapy with Pinnacle’s Theresa Locke.
The Pine Tree. July 3, 2014.

Keeping your shoulders healthy.
The Sentinel. June 30, 2014. Maria Fermoile.

Small business Q&A: Creative Therapeutics Physical Therapy.
Fresno Bee. March 28, 2014. Diana Aguilera.

Classic provides walker chance to strengthen her hurt knee.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge). February 1, 2014. Andrew Canulette.

Roundtable discussion on treating chronic pain: Physical therapy professionals discuss the technology, modalities, and devices available for the treatment and management of chronic pain.
Physical Therapy Products. January 2014. Cassandra Perez.

California dreamin’: Orange County clinic named winner of ADVANCE’s 2013 Practice of the Year Award.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. December 9, 2013. Rebecca Mayer Knutsen.

Pinnacle Physical Therapy will celebrate 20 years at the September Chamber mixer.
The Pine Tree. September 13, 2013.

Bishop Amat to honor owner of Diamond Bar sports medicine business.
Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch. August 21, 2013. Melanie C. Johnson.

Keys to fitness: Integrative manual therapy.
The Rafu Shimpo. August 15, 2013. Sheila Yonemoto.

Local physical therapy clinic wins Gold Practice Award from national network.
The Pine Tree. August 8, 2013.

Shop talk: Virginia Davis, PT, MA. (PDF)
St. Charles Magazine. August 2013. Mirella Cameran.

Aging with power.
KHTS AM1220. June 4, 2013. Myles McNamara and Diane Blair.

CATZ Physical Therapy to showcase human performance lab.
PT Products Online. February 8, 2013.

Foot therapy. (PDF)
WWD Marketplace. January 14, 2013. Barbara Schneider-Levy.

Commitment day 2013: Setting your running goals for the New Year.
Gambit Weekly. December 4, 2012. Missy Wilkinson.

Healing the masses.
Gambit Weekly. November 27, 2012. Christy Lorio.

Rancho Santa Margarita Physical Therapy celebrates 20 years.
Orange County Register. October 10, 2012.

New Cabrillo gym is ‘Best in the county.’
Capitola Patch. August 17, 2012. Maria Grusauskas.

Achilles tendonitis: Studies support eccentric exercises for Achilles injuries.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. August 16, 2012. Rebecca Mayer.

Q & A with Cristina Faucheux, PT, Vice President of Moreau Physical Therapy in Zachary, Louisiana. (PDF)‡‡
NEWS-Line for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants. August 2012.

Watching over the Wolves.
Napa Valley Register. April 30, 2012. Marty James.

Local industry news and notes: Carnahan clinic wins Gold Practice Award.
Santa Maria Times. April 6, 2012.

Walking highly recommended for seniors: Some things you should know.
Senior Journal. April 3, 2012. Virginia Davis and Amanda Matzoll.

Lendaris Physical Therapy receives distinction.
Napa Valley Register. March 29, 2012.

Founder aims to make Merced therapy center “somewhere you feel you want to be.”
Merced Sun-Star. March 19, 2012. Mike Tharp.

Friday Feature: Athletes helping athletes in honest-to-goodness community involvement.
Atascadero News. February 10, 2012. Creig P. Sherburne

Movers & shakers: Allen Ling appointed to board of directors for PTPN.
San Francisco Chronicle. January 29, 2012.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu finishes New York City Marathon in just over 5 hours.
The Times-Picayune. November 6, 2011. Stephen Babcock.

2011 APTA State Legislative Award winners announced during state forum.††
PT in Motion. October 7, 2011.

North County new briefs: Local physical therapy clinic wins Gold Practice Award from national network.
Paso Robles Press. August 23, 2011.

Biz buzz: Progressive Physical Therapy.
Daily News Los Angeles. August 4, 2011.

Fremont physical therapy clinic supports Olympic hopefuls. June 19, 2011.

Bill could jeopardize jobs for physical therapists.
KTVU San Diego. May 23, 2011.

Business of the week: Sport and Spine Therapy of Marin.
San Anselmo Fairfax Patch. April 19, 2011. Robin Collins.

Physical therapists criticize bill in Assembly.
Merced Sun-Star. April 13, 2011. Yesenia Amaro.

Physical therapists fighting bill to allow doc-owned clinics. (PDF)**
WorkCompCentral. March 7, 2011. Greg Jones.

Will assembly bill help or hurt physical therapists?
California Healthline. March 3, 2011. David Gorn.

Raising the challenge: Using suspension training bodyweight exercise in the clinic.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine. February 9, 2011. Chris Chorak.

Physical therapy center recognized with national honors.
KSBY News. January 3, 2011. Carina Corral.

Santa Maria therapists help in Haiti.
Lompoc Record. December 25, 2010. Brian Bullock.

Glenn Hughes: Tales of the tape.
Napa Valley Register. September 14, 2010. Marty James.

Heart healthy: Principles of cardiac rehab for male and female patients from middle-aged to elderly.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine. July 23, 2010. Brian W. Ferrie.

Larchmont Physical Therapy marks 25th year.
Larchmont Chronicle. June 5, 2010. Laura Eversz.

Q&A with Sue Sulley, PT and founding President of Rascal Creek Physical Therapy in Merced, California.
NEWS-Line for Physical Therapists. June 1, 2010.

A discussion with physical therapist Ann Duffy.
A Touch of Grey. May 29, 2010. Steve Weisman.
Note: Scroll down and click the “Listen” link under “Ann Duffy.”

Young baseball players, coaches don’t always know or do what it takes to keep them healthy.
Grand Rapids Press. May 2, 2010. Steve Vedder.

PTPN ACE Award recognizes innovation in rehab field.
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants. July 10, 2006.

Smart business

PTPN thought leadership papers highlight how innovation can reduce costs for payers while providing better outcomes for patients.
Business Wire. June 6, 2016.

Transition planning for your physical therapy practice: Are you ready to retire? Is your practice?
PTPN. December 22, 2013.

Integrating EMR software into your practice.
PTPN. September 26, 2013.

Shopping for the right EMR and billing software for your practice.
PTPN. July 23, 2013.

How to calculate your cost of doing business: A Q&A with Michael Weinper, PTPN CEO and President, part 2.
PTPN. May 22, 2013.

Why you should know your cost of doing business: A Q&A with Michael Weinper, PTPN CEO and President, part 1.
PTPN. May 8, 2013.

Personal relationships are key to collecting from patients.
PTPN. March 22, 2013.

Save money with the power of group purchasing.
PTPN. January 22, 2013.

Identity crisis. ***
Today in PT. January 21, 2013. Debra Wood.

The smart search: How to hire the right staff for your practice.
PTPN. December 21, 2012.

PTPN introduces new service to help rehab therapists “future-proof” their private practices, reduce costs and increase revenue.
NEWS-Line. December 11, 2012.

Don’t get too discount-happy with patients. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. October 2009.

Tough economic times? Try these innovative ways to save. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. October 2009.

Harder times call for tough cost-saving measures. (PDF)*
Briefings on Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. July 2009.

The well-written record: Do your documentation skills measure up?
Rehab Management. April 2009. Mitchel Kaye.

Shop smart: Gather crucial info from vendors and customers. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. January 2008.

Got the high-tech fever? Be prepared to do some homework. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. December 2007.

Specialized care

Aging frames: Baby Boomers visit PTs with musculoskeletal complaints. ***
Today in PT. September 6, 2010. Lisette Hilton.

A national network makes physical therapy more accessible for seniors. March 23, 2010.

Need for women’s health specialists is growing. (PDF)*
Briefings on Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. March 2009.

Fitness and wellness programs: Make your practice more fiscally fit. (PDF)*
Briefings on Outpatient Rehab Reimbursement and Regulations. August 2008.

Workers’ compensation

Workers’ comp programs begin to leverage outcomes data and new payment models.
WorkCompWire. May 16, 2016. Nancy Rothenberg.

Using a strategic approach to PT to improve total cost and outcomes.
WorkCompWire. May 10, 2016. Nancy Rothenberg.

Don’t always turn to opioids: Physical therapy may be preferable for injured workers, employers.
Property Casualty 360°. April 3, 2015. Michael Weinper.

The Goldilocks syndrome, part II: Getting PT just right.
WorkCompWire. March 11, 2014. Michael Weinper.

The Goldilocks syndrome: How much PT is just right for an injured worker?
WorkCompWire. March 4, 2014. Michael Weinper.

Get started on the right foot with your worker’s comp patients. (PDF)†
Eli’s Rehab Report. May 2010.

Running workers’ compensation utilization reviews.
Risk & Insurance. April 15, 2008. Maddy Bowling.
* Used by permission from Briefings in Outpatient Rehab.
† Used by permission from Eli’s Rehab Report and Eli Healthcare.
‡ Used by permission from the Private Practice Section, Impact.
** Used by permission from WorkCompCentral.
†† Used by permission from PT in Motion.
‡‡ Used by permission from NEWS-Line Publishing.
*** Used by permission from Gannett Healthcare Group. All rights reserved.

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