Yesterday [October 8 2009] APTA spoke during the public comment period at a MedPAC meeting during which MedPAC explored whether the in-office ancillary services exception to the Stark II physician...
THE NEW YORK TIMES:
An article in Monday’s New York Times, titled “Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing,” captures the essence of the special relationship a physical therapist develops with his or her patient.
- Because the article describes the hands-on, intense nature of physical therapist treatment, there could be some who find the article of concern because it might raise red flags over how long the person spent time in PT or the pain patients sometimes endure on their road to recovery – and we must be sensitive to those real concerns. However, THE OVERARCHING THEME THAT CONSUMERS SHOULD TAKE FROM THE ARTICLE IS THE SPECIAL BOND THAT DEVELOPS BETWEEN PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND THEIR PATIENTS. Ask the plentiful ECRC patients who return to ECRC after a second injury or a flare-up of the original injury; this bond brings them back.
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