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May 2013 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

Maintenance Therapy
by Dean Metz
A very important ruling came out February in the Jimmo vs. Sebelius argument . It clarified that improvement of function is not a requirement for Medicare reimbursement. Rather it's the need for skilled services that determines whether a claim is reimbursable. Read More...
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Congratulations?
by Dean Metz
A friend of mine posted on Facebook today, "I've maxed out my health insurance deductible, in-network bills are on them now." What an interesting state of affairs when we're tempted to congratulate someone for being unwell enough to warrant full payment Read More...
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More Harm Than Good?
by Dean Metz
An interesting article came out in the British popular press last week that states some chronic low-back pain can be cured by antibiotics. The writing is fairly clear that only certain cases would benefit from this approach and it includes links to the Read More...
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‘Does it Do What It Says on the Tin?'
by Dean Metz
I learned this expression while working in England. It was a way of getting to the core of something, often a product, to determine the original intent and whether it was accomplished. I wonder that about continuing education requirements. Florida has Read More...
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Continuing Education Continues
by Dean Metz
So I'm back in the US about six months now and I've got a massive amount of continuing education to do. Before anyone starts wagging fingers about "serves you right" or anything else that sounds like your mother scolding, I had to do lots of CPD (continuous Read More...
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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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