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ICD-9 Codes
by Jason Marketti
Just because a code is billable, doesn't make it the best possible code for a therapy diagnosis. I have certificates in billing and coding and constantly come across codes, such as 719.7, which is difficulty in walking. This can be the "catch-all" code Read More...
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My Shoes
by Jason Marketti
I've tried wearing different brands and styles of shoes in the clinic that will protect my feet and stand up to the demands I place on them. Every single pair have split at the ball of the foot due to those demands. I hesitate to wear sport-type shoes Read More...
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Fun in Therapy
by Jason Marketti
Therapy can be monotonous at times, especially if I'm seeing too many total joint replacements. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do, but going through the same routine every day can be a bit boring. I will try and break up the session of therapy and Read More...
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A Moment to Shine
by Jason Marketti
Sometimes I'll be the one to initially assess a patient who requires increased intervention by nursing. In a SNF, patients can fluctuate in ability, cognition and activity level, which is often first seen by the therapy department. Typically one of us Read More...
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Email Me
by Jason Marketti
This year I want to hear from fellow PTAs. I want to know your thoughts on healthcare changes, working relationships with PTs, and your ideas about increasing the PTA education to a bachelor's level as well as your feelings towards the APTA and the PTA Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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