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January 2014 - Posts

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My Responsibility
by Jason Marketti
As a provider of physical therapy services, I'm often asked about information not related to my position. Questions regarding insurance coverage, co-pays, length of stay etc. are all technically outside my expertise as a PTA. I could answer these questions, Read More...
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Jimmo v. Sebelius
by Jason Marketti
By January 23, 2014, CMS will have completed the manual revisions and educational campaign regarding this case. Frankly I haven't seen much about the educational aspect of the case and I had to look up the revisions they made on various websites to get Read More...
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Just in Time
by Jason Marketti
"Oh, you're just in time," the lady said when I walked into her room. "I was trying to dial a phone number, can you do it for me?" I'm in the facility to provide a needed service to these patients; I get paid to provide that service. I'm under productivity Read More...
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Working with a Disability
by Jason Marketti
There are certain employment criteria that need to be met to become a PT or PTA. However, certain provisions can be altered, provided the therapist is able to maintain safety precautions with the patient and himself while performing the skills required. Read More...
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The Kiosk
by Jason Marketti
Imagine getting a sore shoulder from work you had done hanging drywall one weekend. There's a week wait to see the MD and a three-day wait until you can see a PT. The pharmacy down the road has a kiosk you can access and speak with a PT via monitor and Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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