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Let the Patient Decide
by Jason Marketti
We're all aware of the patient's bill of rights regarding treatment in a healthcare setting. They have the absolute right to refuse treatment and I think we should encourage them to invoke that right but with some consequences attached. First, we should Read More...
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My New Revenue Source
by Jason Marketti
According to Medicare, I'm able to work under the direction of an MD. Imagine what that could do to the outpatient market in some areas. As a PTA, I could set up a clinic, hire an MD and begin to provide care based on the MD's plan of treatment. Of course Read More...
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Off the Record
by Jason Marketti
We were treating a patient for several weeks and making some progress toward her discharge. There was a family conference and it was decided, with the patient's input, that she'd go back to her apartment. For the next couple of days, she seemed not to Read More...
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License or Certificate?
by Jason Marketti
As I was perusing the various state board websites, I noticed several states offered licenses to PTs but required the PTA to have a certificate to practice and provide therapy care. I've been awarded certificates in achievement, performance and even have Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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