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Employment Testing
by Jason Marketti
I have been employed in the therapy sector since 1996. I've worked in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient buildings, pediatrics, school districts, home health and wound care. I have several certificates related to different clinical and business aspects Read More...
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Therapists Unite
by Jason Marketti
I can tell you what's wrong with the healthcare system and even some ways to fix the problems. I can explain why our current system is flawed and why being a therapist is not all glory and fame even when patients succeed and are released back to home. Read More...
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Clothes for Patients
by Jason Marketti
I've worked in many facilities and for both large corporations and small independent businesses. One of the reoccurring problems I've seen is finding adequate clothing for the patients. Family should provide some clothing to the patient but if the facilities Read More...
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Relationships with Lawyers
by Jason Marketti
As the therapy profession moves forward, maybe another avenue to explore and receive referrals from is lawyers. When there are accidents, the parties involved may consult with a lawyer and that lawyer could refer to your clinic first rather than a chiropractor Read More...
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Checking Oxygen
by Jason Marketti
The patient's SPO2 was 81%, she had shallow rapid breathing and a heart rate of 135. I looked and noted her oxygen tank had run out. After replacement of the oxygen tank and cues for deep breathing, her saturation returned to 94%. This got me wondering Read More...
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60 Minutes of Activity
by Jason Marketti
I step into the patient's room and immediately my billing clock begins to tick. After introductions and some small talk of who I am and what I would like the patient to do, I have 54 minutes left. We begin with supine LE exercises with instruction on Read More...
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Skilled Mechanical Lifts
by Jason Marketti
Apparently a mechanical lift is not a skilled source of treatment. Maybe that's why there are therapists out there who have no idea how some of the lifts work. If they did, they would realize there is a skilled component to ensure the patient is safe, Read More...
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Medical Industrial Complex
by Jason Marketti
I was reading about how the Native Americans are going to be affected by the Affordable Care Act. Apparently there's still confusion about the federally recognized tribes who will be covered and some may have to prove their ancestry again. Then there Read More...
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Wisely Spent Time
by Jason Marketti
The billing clock stops ticking when the patient is no longer in front of me, but this doesn't stop family, nurses and other colleagues from talking to me about the patient when the patient isn't present. If I see six patients a day and the nurse and Read More...
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Politics, Money and Membership
by Jason Marketti
We all know that money and politics go hand in hand. With the money, there are lobbying expenditures that can influence decision-making. So I went on a search regarding how much our beloved national therapy organization spent in regard to certain issues. Read More...
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No Families Allowed
by Jason Marketti
Normally I welcome family members with open arms to therapy so they can watch and learn what we do. But when family begins to speak for the patients or tries to assist too much with their care, I want to draw the line. If families become intrusive and Read More...
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One-on-One Therapy
by Jason Marketti
I was reading about a facility that promises one-on-one hourly sessions of physical therapy with a DPT. My first thought was, "How can that facility financially support so many DPTs and see seven to eight patients a day per therapist?" The reimbursement Read More...
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Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
by Jason Marketti
Federal age discrimination laws state that an employer may not discriminate on basis of age for those who are 40 years old and older (provided your employer has more than 20 employees). I am over 40 years old so this affects me personally. Last week, Read More...
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Mandatory Retirement
by Jason Marketti
To drive an automobile, you must pass several tests before you're issued a license. There is the eye test, the written test, and then the practical driving test. In some states, young drivers are encouraged to take a driving course while in high school Read More...
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Therapy Buddy
by Jason Marketti
Group physical therapy was a way to have patients come together and participate in activities where they could encourage one another and watch each other progress. Since the decline in reimbursements for this type of activity, it's no longer economically Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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