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February 2013 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

COTA Salaries
February 26, 2013 5:39 PM by Tim Banish
Some time ago I wrote a blog about COTA salaries, and in it I mentioned that with the increased cost of schooling and decrease in salaries that soon we may see a shortage of people seeking to enter the field. Was that a bad prediction? The cost of the Read More...
Uninsured Plan Winds Down
February 19, 2013 12:09 PM by Tim Banish
Citing financial concerns the federal government has quietly begun to shut down the president's medical healthcare plan for those who are uninsurable. They have already served 135,000 people, the majority suffering from cancer or heart failure, but the Read More...
Tight Spaces
February 16, 2013 1:36 PM by Tim Banish
How big is your rehab gym? Is it big enough to hold all the walkers, wheelchairs, parallel bars and other equipment needed in the gym? Are you able to comfortably seat 20% of the therapy caseload in the gym at the same time without having to jump over Read More...
Medicare Fraud Tackled
February 12, 2013 10:49 AM by Tim Banish
You might have seen this in the news, but the presidents federal Health Care Fraud and Abuse Program are hard at work uncovering scams in the system. In 2012 alone they were able to recover $4.2 billion from both companies and individuals who were trying Read More...
Patient Complaints
February 9, 2013 3:30 PM by Tim Banish
Just the other day I treated a person with a diagnosis list as long as your arm. It's a shame to see someone with so many problems, especially someone as young as this person was. Getting up in years myself I know what it's like to always have the doctor Read More...
I Can Do That
February 7, 2013 8:55 PM by Tim Banish
How many times have you had a patient tell you that even though they can't perform a task in therapy, they will be able to do it when they get home? Of course the typical reply to this is how will you accomplish this at home if you can't do it here, but Read More...
Equipment and Supplies
February 2, 2013 11:16 AM by Tim Banish
One grief I face daily is seeing the equipment at many long term care facilities. Most of it is in some state of disrepair all the way to barely useable. Supplies of basic items such as tissues, sanitizers and pens are usually minimal. Wheelchairs are Read More...