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Medicare is upgrading security with new cards

Starting in April 2018 Medicare will be sending new Medicare cards. The biggest reason Medicare is taking the SSN off of Medicare cards is to fight medical identity theft for people with Medicare. By replacing the SSN-based HICN on all Medicare cards, we can better protect: • Private health care and financial information. • Federal […]

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2018 Medicare Deductible for Physical Therapy

Medicare Deductible for Physical Therapy - At the beginning of each year, an annual deductible is due before Traditional Medicare Part B will pay for any treatment.

2018 Medicare Deductible for Physical Therapy In 2018 the medicare deductible for physical therapy is $183.00.  An annual deductible is due before Traditional Medicare Part B will pay for  treatment. The 2018 Traditional Medicare Part B deductible published by Medicare.gov is $183.00.  Any Patient that has Traditional Medicare Part B must first meet this annual […]

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How to Get Your Medicare Patients Assistance with Medicare Questions? A SHIP Can Help!

A State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free insurance counseling service provided by the Administration on Community Living and in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and state aging agencies to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with Medicare information throughout the year as well as during Medicare’s Open Enrollment […]

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Increased intensity of treatment, strength and function after a total knee replacement

Picture of an athlete strengthening his knee after a total knee replacement

There is documented evidence of increased intensity of treatment going to a private physical therapy practice. This is an excellent article and study demonstrating why you may spend more money going to a physician-owned practice vs. a private physical therapy office. Physician Self-Referrals for TKA Physical Therapy: More Visits, Less Intensity Thank you APTA for […]

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