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January 2014 - Posts

PT on the Run

How Sick Is Too Sick?
by Michael Kelley
When I was a student, I did a clinical rotation at a children's hospital. Now anyone who has worked with kids before or even has kids of their own are well aware of the fact that kids can be, well, germy. Very, very germy. Needless to say, six weeks into Read More...
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Bundled Payments
by Michael Kelley
It sounds like a cable/Internet/phone special being offered by a cable company... but wait... this time the "cable company" is actually the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services! Last year, CMS announced a new payment method called "Bundled Payments." Read More...
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‘Observation' Patients
by Michael Kelley
This week my topic is a suggestion from a friend who is an outpatient therapist: Medicare's observation status. For those unfamiliar, patients with Medicare benefits can have one of two "statuses" while in the hospital. Based on their diagnosis and the Read More...
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Hospice PT
by Michael Kelley
These last few weeks, there has been a particularly troubling story in the news about 13-year-old Jahi McMath. For those unfamiliar with her story, here is an article from CNN , which provides a synopsis of what has taken place over the past month. Briefly, Read More...
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That Was So 2013
by Michael Kelley
It's all over. And people from every far corner of the world, from Tasmania to Tokyo, Swaziland to Switzerland, Poland to Portland, and even in my snow-covered hometown of Chicago, are celebrating the end of 2013, and the beginning of a brand new year. Read More...
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