As a physical therapist, you may have been offered money or gifts in exchange for referrals. Perhaps you have considered offering a referring physician money or gifts in exchange for a referral. If you are not yet familiar with laws relating to giving and receiving money in exchange for referrals, make sure you educate yourself about your ethical requirements and contact an attorney at Jackson LLP if you have any questions or doubts about the legality of your actions. Giving
Jackson LLP attorney and co-founder Erin Jackson is featured in a comprehensive new telehealth article from The Non-Clinical PT today! The Non-Clinical PT provides resources for physical therapists considering alternative, non-clinical employment settings. Its most recent article is a deep-dive into the topic of telehealth, whether physical therapists can provide services via telehealth, and the legal ramifications of such practices. Check out the full article here, including partner Erin Jackson’s insight into the legality of different arrangements, possible payment models,
Earlier this month, ATI Physical Therapy in Illinois submitted a HIPAA breach notification to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. An IT-related breach compromised the protected health information (“PHI”) of 35,136 patients. In January, ATI discovered that some employees’ direct deposit information had been altered, and it subsequently launched a forensic investigation into its data security. The investigation revealed the source of the breach: some employees’ email accounts had been subjected to unauthorized access — or hacked —
There are three main parts to a business budget: revenues, expenses, and profits – profits are your revenues minus your expenses. For revenues and expenses, an existing business should rely upon historical data (i.e., your past actual business performance), while startups will necessarily make educated (ie: not aspirational) guesses.
July 28, 2017 is World Hepatitis Day, as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2015, the WHO reports that about 325,000,000 lived with chronic hepatitis, and viral hepatitis caused 1.34 million deaths. So, in honor of World Hepatitis Day, we’re sharing a few of our favorite global health organizations. Check them out, and add your own to the list too!
Anyone who follows Erin or Connor on Twitter knows that we've been traveling lately ... a lot! Within the month of April, Erin spoke at physical therapy association conferences in Florida, Missouri, and Illinois. We also traveled to California for a legal professional engagement (and a mini-vacation). For those who spent time with us during these travels, or just for those who're antsing to get to know us better, here's a few photos from the road.
This week, I’ve been engrossed in the enthusiastic tweets coming out of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. And so, I wanted to take an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened in the year since I spoke at CSM in 2016.
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I love my physical therapist, and I have the highest respect for the profession. The best way to imbue that sense of professional loyalty and appreciation in your patients is to simply do a good job treating them. Don’t tell them about what makes you great – show them. Help them rehabilitate and accomplish their goals, and you’ll make them physical therapy loyalists for life.
If a Medicare patient has achieved their maximum level of recovery, and additional therapy would not help them improve beyond that point, then additional treatment isn’t warranted or medically necessary. Plus, Medicare surely won’t foot the bill. You, their PT, think that additional therapy would help them from getting worse, but that’s not the standard. It’s time to discharge them, right?